HEMINGFORD STOREFRONT IMPROVEMENT GRANT
Through the Community Redevelopment Authority
The Hemingford Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA) board of Riki Hunter, Dave Randolph, Joni Jespersen, Ryan Gasseling, and Jay Johnson recently approved the ‘Hemingford Storefront Improvement Grant’ for business and property owners located in Hemingford at their regular meeting on July 14th, 2020. The program will give local businesses the opportunity to apply for up to $1000 for assistance to improve the exterior of their buildings.
Awnings Sandblasting of Brick Exterior Doors Security System Exterior paint, primer and associated specific supplies Sidewalks Gutters or drains Siding Hardscape Elements: retaining walls or screening fences Signage Landscaping: trees, bushes, or flower boxes Tuck Point of Brick Lighting Window Replacement Parking Lots
Applications for this grant will be processed by the CRA during their regular scheduled meeting on August 25th. Each application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Use of grant funds will determine whether the grant will be reimbursed to the business or paid directly to the service provider. Paid invoices will need to be provided for proof of purchase.
Applications may be picked up from the Village Office or by calling 308.487.3465. Please return your completed application by dropping it off at 700 Box Butte Ave., Hemingford, NE 69348 in a sealed envelope by August 18th.
The CRA was established by the Village Board of Trustees on November 2017 and is charged with the conservation and rehabilitation of substandard or blighted areas within the Village Corporate limits. They serve as an advisory board for the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) program. TIF helps finance the public costs associated with a private development project, which funds used to buy land, and make a variety of improvements. LUX Salon, was Hemingford’s first TIF Project.
May 1, 2020
In light of continued COVID-19 safety concerns the Village of Hemingford has decided not to open the pool for the 2020 swimming season. This difficult decision was made by Village officials due to concerns that the social distancing measures could not be adequately enforced in an aquatic environment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread through properly treated water. However, there is a definite concern the virus could be spread in the pool bathhouses, restrooms, on pool ladders, slides and pool lounge chairs. Local public health officials agree that the peak of the Crona-virus in the Panhandle is at least a couple of weeks away and that the illness will remain a serious concern for months. Consequently, it would be extremely difficult to enforce the proper social distancing during aquatic activities to ensure swimmer safety. Based on these and many other factors, it has been determined that in the interest of public health the pool will remain closed the the summer of 2020. if you have questions please call the Hemingford village Office 308-487-3465
Office reopened to Public
The Village office is reopened to the public, however, we are asking that only one resident at a time enter the building. Regular business hours M-F 8:30-5:00. If your business can be conducted by phone or online, those services are still available.
All non-essential services are still suspended.
Utility services will be limited to emergency only response, during regular business hours please contact the village office and someone will address your needs as quickly as possible. Crew members will remain on call for after hour emergencies and can be reached by calling the Box Butte County Sheriffs office at 308-762-6464 and they will contact the appropriate person on call.