The main topic of discussion at the regular meeting of the Winthrop City Council Monday evening centered around the CARES Act money that the City of Winthrop will receive in the near future. Winthrop is receiving $106,380 from the CARES Act which it can use for expenses such as PPE expenditures and a match for FEMA grants that the city has applied for but cannot be used for things such as lost tax base or utility revenues. The remaining can be distributed to businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic for lost revenue. The city has until November 1, there may possibly be a two week extension, to distribute that money or it will go back to the State of Minnesota.
For the complete story, check out the July 8 issue of the Winthrop News.