STAR Fund allocates $102,000 to 5 Projects

The Williston City Commission has awarded up to $102,000 in STAR Fund incentives to five projects at its meeting on Tuesday, June 23. The projects included Chatter Pediatric Walk-in Clinic, Eco Park Landfill, the Opportunity Foundation, ProSafe Pest Control and the Williston Convention and Visitors Bureau.
 
The STAR Fund offers a variety of incentive programs including Child Care Renewal, Mini Match, Community Enhancement, Community Build/Growth, C4 Façade Incentive Program, C4 Technical Assistance Incentive Program and Flex PACE. The commission approved one Flex PACE project and three Community Build/Growth endeavors.
 
“We are pleased to see the uptick in the economy. Applications to the STAR Fund Board have been steady,” said Williston Economic Development Executive Director Shawn Wenko. “I still advise an error of caution that there will be some bumps in the road as we work on recovering our economy. However, I am optimistic about our future. We seem to have weathered the storm better than anticipated.”
 
The following projects and programs received STAR Fund allocations at the City Commission meeting on Tuesday, June 23:
 
Chatter Pediatric Walk-in Clinic – up to $25,000 from the Flex PACE Interest Buydown program to build the area’s first pediatric healthcare facility in Williston. The clinic will offer urgent care services for children as well as sports physicals, vaccines/immunizations, preventative care, lab testing and specialist referrals.
 
Eco Park Landfill - up to $20,000 from the Flex PACE Interest Buydown program to build a construction waste landfill. The landfill will accept construction and demolition waste.
 
Opportunity Foundation – up to $32,000 from the Flex PACE Interest Buydown program to add additional office space and a board room to their current location. The firm provides services for adults with disabilities.
 
ProSafe Pest Control – up to $15,000 from the Flex PACE Interest Buydown program to purchase the existing business. ProSafe provides rodent control, insect control, gran fumigation, lawn weed and feed, mowing and snow removal.
 
Williston Convention and Visitors Center – up to $10,000 in matching funds from the Community Build/Growth STAR Fund program to purchase a portable mini golf course to be used at events and activities.
 
The Williston STAR Fund is administered by a seven-member board which meets the first Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. at the Williston Center for Development.
 
To learn more about the STAR Fund visit willistondevelopment.com.
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