Weekly Update:
April 5, 2021
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Legislature must act to provide tax forgiveness on PPP loans
Businesses who took a PPP loan lifeline to keep their doors open and employees employed are now facing an unnecessary tax burden from the state.

We have been urging Governor Walz and the Legislature to support Minnesota employers and employees by passing this needed relief. Here are the facts :
Minnesota is the last state in the Upper Midwest to still tax PPP loans.

  • The state has a $1.6 billion surplus and billions more dollars now coming from the federal government.
  • Providing this one-time relief will help the 100,000 businesses that received a PPP loan to continue growing the economy and creating and sustaining jobs for Minnesotans.
  • The Senate passed PPP tax relief weeks ago.
  • The House Tax Committee Chair, Rep. Paul Marquart, has yet to schedule this hearing.
This committee promotes and encourages responsible quality growth and development, from both community and business perspectives through fostering open communication with developers, business persons, citizens, and staff and elected officials from the city, school district, county and state. 

This meeting is open to all Chamber members.

TUESDAY, APR 13th 8am
Mauer Chev- "More than Cars"
Jake Mauer and the Mauer Chevrolet team partnered with MACV (MN Assistance Council for Veterans) to give away a 2021 Trail Blazer to a veteran living in South St. Paul. Chamber members joined South St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights Councilors to celebrate the event.
Help Keep Jimmy on the Roof to Feed Our Neighbors in Need
South St. Paul, MN – South St. Paul Mayor Jimmy Francis will be on the roof at Neighbors for a good cause and you can help keep him there!

His daily goal is to raise 5,000 dollars / pounds of food for South St. Paul’s annual Minnesota FoodShare campaign.

Help him reach his daily goal and he will go up on the roof the following day. The South St. Paul Lions Club has generously donated the first $5,000 to put him on the roof. All donations support Neighbors, Inc. and its hunger relief programs.
Fundraiser Details
  • Dates: April 6 – 9, 2021
  • Times: Mayor Jimmy Francis will be stationed on the roof at Neighbors from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Daily fundraising goal: $5,000 / pounds of food.
  • Each day the community reaches the daily goal, Mayor Francis will go back on the roof the following day.
  • All donations for the “Mayor on the Roof” fundraiser will count towards the City of South St. Paul’s Minnesota FoodShare campaign for Neighbors.
  • Donations can be made online at neighborsmn.org/donate (designate Mayor on the Roof), in-person (ie. given to Mayor Francis directly) or mailed in to Neighbors at: 222 Grand Avenue W, South St. Paul, MN 55075 (please put “Mayor on the Roof” in the memo line).
  • The City of South St. Paul’s 2021 Minnesota FoodShare goal is to raise 55,075 pounds of food / dollars. 

For more information, contact Heidi Satre.
IGH Subscriber Alarm Permit Enrollment Process
If you have an alarm system in IGH, you need to register it with the IGH PD by submitting a Subscriber Alarm Permit application.
There are three ways to submit the application:

  • Scan the QR Code
  • Click this link
  • Complete the application in person at the IGH PD office
City Council Work Session
Monday, April 5th
6:00 p.m.
City Council and EDA Meeting
Monday, April 5th
7:00 p.m.
City Meetings can be Live Streamed at Town Square TV.
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