The Champaign County Commissioners are exploring grant opportunities to improve internet/broadband service. The first step is to collect data to determine the need for improved internet service, and this will be done through a survey. We need your opinion! Please take a moment to complete the survey (at your home), it can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LUCInternet. Please share this information with others in Champaign County. Thank you!
The Village of North Lewisburg is seeking a part-time Groundskeeper and Utility Billing Clerk. Job descriptions are below.
By April 10th, 2021, please send resumes to:
Administrator, Village of North Lewisburg
60 East Maple Street, P.O. Box 243
North Lewisburg Ohio
Seasonal Summer/Fall Groundskeeper
Seasonal (25 to 35 hours per week) Groundskeeper, which includes, mowing and weed removal of Village properties, Community Parks, Cemeteries, and Libraries. Watering Village Flowers, Painting, and repair of small equipment. In the Fall assist with leaf pick up and leaf disposal. Other duties as required. Position lasts Spring through Fall.
Part-Time Utility Billing Clerk
20 – 25 hours per week. Under general supervision of the Village Administrator, receives and records payments to the Village, prepares correspondence and reports, performs general clerical duties; and license applications. Customer Service extremely important in this position. Other duties as required.
Qualifications Completion of High school, diploma or vocational school, plus four years prior experience in accounting, finance or administration. Requires computer knowledge in Microsoft products plus normal business equipment plus ability to learn billing software.
Must be able to pass a background check and be bonded. Drivers License required.
“We are very thankful to the Champaign County Commissioners for funding this important initiative,” Kyle Hall, president of the CEP Board of Trustees, said. “The COVID-19 grant fund can really make a difference in our county. It will help small businesses bridge the gap in revenue during the shutdown and help them meet safety requirements for reopening, so that consumers will return to them with confidence.”
Through 5 p.m. May 15, qualifying local businesses may complete and submit a simple application for $500 to $2,500 in grant funds, at www.champaignworks.com/PayItForwardGrant.
Businesses may submit their applications directly from the website. But if they prefer, they may print out the application form, complete it, and drop it in the Champaign Economic Partnership mailbox (next to the CEP office door, inside the ATM lobby of Security National Bank, 3 Monument Square, Urbana), or email their completed, scanned application to the CEP at firstname.lastname@example.org, by the 5 p.m. May 15 deadline.
“The commissioners want to support the health and vitality of the Champaign County business community during the pandemic,” said County Commissioner Steve Hess, who serves on the CEP Board of Trustees. “Through this grant fund we want to help our local businesses get through this crisis by supplementing the support they’re getting from the state and federal government.”
To be eligible for the grant program, commercial or retail businesses must have a storefront in Champaign County (cannot be home-based or nonprofit), have fewer than 50 employees, be current on local, state and federal obligations such as taxes and assessments, been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and, if a franchise, have no more than two storefronts in the county and not be corporate owned.
CEP Director Marcia Bailey said the grants may be used for operating expenses such as rent, utilities, payroll, and the cost of supplies and modifications needed to comply with safety requirements for reopening. Grant money cannot be used for taxes or other assessments. Grant recipients will be required to report to the grant committee how they spent the money.
“Our grant committee desires to make this a self-perpetuating fund so that money will be available to support future economic sustainability in our community,” Bailey said. “Through the Pay It Forward provision of the program, we will encourage grant recipients to contribute financially to the Champaign County Small Business Grant Fund once their businesses are back on their feet – in an amount equal to or greater than their grant.”
She added, “Our small businesses are essential to the vitality of Champaign County. We want to do what we can to help get them back on track, to continue providing jobs and valuable products and services that make our county a better place to live and work.”
For grant guidelines and the application, visit www.champaignworks.com/PayItForwardGrant
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