Mitchell City Council discusses Curb Appeal Project, grants for residents to improve homes

MITCHELL – During Monday’s meeting of the Mitchell City Council, mayor Nathan Jenkins presented the council with the Curb Appeal Project, which would see the city offer grants to residents to be used for improvements to the exterior of their homes.

Jenkins said he was first made aware of this effort from Seymour, where mayor Matt Nicholson implemented a similar program with the goal of improving the appearance of homes throughout the city.

One per year, each resident would be eligible for up to $500 from the city to pay for half of a project, meaning the resident would need to fund of the other half themselves.

There will be $10,000 available through the program, which was provided by the Industrial Park Board. The grants would be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Action on the plan was tabled until next month’s meeting to allow council members additional time to review the proposal.