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14 Sep ‘20

Learn more about PFAS at upcoming webinar

2020-09-14T13:31:18-05:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Energy & Environment, Environment, Events, News, Webinar|

City officials, city staff members and municipal wastewater professionals are invited to attend a free webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 22 on “PFAS: Technology, Treatment and Trends.”   The regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS, is one of the top emerging environmental issues that the CGMC is . . .

10 Sep ‘20

CGMC educates candidates on issues impacting Greater Minnesota cities

2020-09-10T17:30:03-05:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: 2020 Election, Annexation & Land Use, Bonding, CGMC Programs, COVID-19, Economic Development, Elections, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, LGA, News, News and Events, Property Taxes, Transportation|

Each election season, the CGMC provides background information to help candidates become familiar with issues affecting Greater Minnesota communities. This week, we are mail our our 2020 information booklet — “Election 2020: Greater Minnesota’s Top Issues” — to all of the candidates and incumbents running for seats in the Minnesota . . .

8 Sep ‘20

New list of projects eligible for PFA funds demonstrates negative impact of failing to pass a bonding bill

2020-09-08T13:32:25-05:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Energy & Environment, Environment, News|

The Public Facilities Authority (PFA) has unveiled its Intended Use Plans (IUPs), which detail the projects that can be funded through the Clean Water Revolving Fund and Drinking Water Revolving Fund this fiscal year. You can find the clean water (wastewater and storm water) IUP list here and the drinking . . .

21 Aug ‘20

PFA announces project funding; need for bonding bill grows

2020-08-21T09:34:57-05:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, City Services, Energy & Environment, Environment, News|

This week, the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) announced $122 million in loans and grants that had been awarded during the first half of 2020 in 24 communities across the state. These water infrastructure projects received a combination of loans and grants that are funded, in part, by the bonding . . .

12 Aug ‘20

ACTION ALERT – Pass a resolution in support of the bonding bill!

2020-08-20T13:40:17-05:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Action Alert, Bonding, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, News, Special Session, Transportation|

As our communities and state continue to grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that our lawmakers come together to pass a large bonding bill. One important way that your city can help nudge lawmakers in that direction is by passing a resolution . . .

24 Jul ‘20

Budget ‘blackout’ dims hopes for bonding bill

2020-07-24T09:29:14-05:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, News, Special Session, State Budget, Transportation|

When the Legislature failed — again — to pass a bonding bill during the second special session that ended earlier this week, it significantly jeopardized the chances of passing a bonding bill in 2020.   The CGMC has learned that the state's pending August bond sale means that the Legislature . . .

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