Published On: Fri, Sep 21st, 2012

Osmond leaders learn about Pierce Co. development group

An update on the formation of a Pierce County development group was provided to the Osmond City Council when the latter group met in regular session on Monday, Sep. 10. Joining the meeting for the update were development group members Jim Schmit of Osmond and City Administrator Chad Anderson of Pierce.

Anderson explained the group is an effort of all six towns in the county. It would be governed by a nine-member board – two each from Osmond, Pierce and Plainview and one each from McLean, Foster and Hadar. It is hoped to have a mix of elected city officials and community members. It is planned to have a part-time manager for the group; however, that person won’t be named until a board is established. Some $20,000 has been pledged by Pierce County with a per capita fee to be levied to the six towns. A $40,000 budget is anticipated. The goal of the organization is to keep businesses already in the county and then turn to expanding.

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