News Release
Release No.STELPRD4011710
ContactTresia Webb(573) 888-2536 Ext 4
(AUGUST 2, 2011) USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND CITY OF FISK PARTNER FOR NEEDED EQUIPMENT
Fisk, MO, Aug 02, 2011 --

@@On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, Anita J. Dunning, Missouri State Director for USDA Rural Development, presented Mayor Susan Williams with certificates of appreciation for the City’s partnership with Rural Development. Fisk was awarded three grants through USDA Rural Development to assist in obtaining a utility truck, tractor and a generator.

“I’m pleased that with the help of these resources, the City of Fisk will be able to purchase a tractor, utility truck and a generator,” U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill said. “This equipment will allow the city to continue providing necessary services for the community.”

The city received two grants through the American Recovery and Rehabilitation Act (ARRA) to purchase a utility truck and a tractor. The utility truck serves a dual purpose: city maintenance and also a vehicle for the animal control officer. The new tractor obtained by the city comes with several accessories including a post-hole digger, mower, snow blade, backhoe attachment and front end loader.

Qulin also received a grant from Rural Development to purchase a generator to place at the Civic Center. The Center has been designated as a warming center for the residents in need during an emergency. The generator will provide the power needed for a warm shelter and warm meals during extended power outages.

“Funding important projects like this emergency generator at the Civic Center will provide a safe place for people during emergencies,” said Dunning. “The utility truck and tractor will assist the City with maintenance and animal control activities. Appreciation is extended to our federal elected officials supporting Rural Development. They have been strong proponents for the necessary funding for essential services for rural Missourians.”

USDA Rural Development’s mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural residents. Rural Development has utilized a variety of programs and technical assistance to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technology infrastructure. Further information regarding any of the USDA Rural Development programs is available by contacting the Kennett Rural Development Office at tresia.webb@mo.usda.gov or by calling 573-888-2536, ext. 4. Rural Development’s web site is: www.rurdev.usda.gov/mo.

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