REV UP Madison awards grants

From staff report

MADISON — REV UP Madison has awarded two additional grants continuing their efforts for revitalization of Madison.

At the Nov. 9, 2015, meeting Bill Wiley, local property owner, was reimbursed $2,500 for painting and pressure washing three of his Main Street buildings, one occupied by ARC of the 3 Rivers, local antique store Sumpthin Olde & Sumpthin New and one vacant building.

At the meeting David Green, owner of Mr. Green Jeans Farm, LLC and vendor of REV UP Madison’s Farmer Market, gave a proposal to help create a greenhouse on the former Boone Lumber Company property on St Rt 85 adjacent to the Madison city limits.

Mr. Green Jeans Farm, LLC was established in 2013 in Uneeda and Green is a native of Boone County.

The proposed green house will be 20 feet by 100 feet with a produce stand of 15 feet by 100 feet.

The mission of the business is to provide home grown produce, plants and flowers for our community and the goal is hire employees, create a new fresh look for the area and keep business local, officials said.

REV UP awarded this project a $2,500 grant of the total projected cost of $10,230. Payments will be allotted as work is completed, officials added.

“These two grants totaling $5,000 are from funds from fundraisers of the volunteer group, continue to support REV UP by giving of your time and talent and attend the Christmas Arts and Craft Fair Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Madison Civic Center, said Carolyn Mullins with REV UP Madison. “On that day also support locally owned small businesses by Shopping Small, look for the Shop Small logo in windows of Main and State Streets businesses that for Shop Small Saturday are giving discounts, door prizes, gifts and REV UP is giving each attendee at the Arts & Craft Fair 2 with $1 coupons to redeem with your purchase at these businesses.”

From staff report

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