Sioux Center Municipal Utilities and the City of Sioux Center are supporting organizations that serve the community, including an expansion of local hospital and senior living facilities.
This week, the Sioux Center City Council approved a gift of $600,000, to be distributed over three years, to Sioux Center Health’s $33 million Growing Community capital campaign, which includes assisted living, nursing care, assisted memory care, occupational health, clinic and hospital space expansions. Half of the gift will come from Sioux Center Municipal Utilities’ electric and gas utilities, and half will come from the city’s general fund, using tax increment financing funds.
“The growth and expansion of Sioux Center Health is exciting for our community. To have quality health care and senior living facilities is vital to ongoing economic growth,” said City Manager Scott Wynja.
The council also approved annual funding requests from other local organizations that serve the community, including $5,000 to Mid-Sioux Opportunity for administering the low-income heating assistance program and helping low-income residents become self sufficient, $1,000 to ATLAS of Sioux Center as they provide services to over 300 families, $1,000 to the Center for Financial Education to assist in their operational expenses to provide services, $500 for Habitat for Humanity in Sioux Center to help with providing services and the possible future establishment of another house in the community, and $1,500 to Promise Community Health Center for the ongoing mission of providing health care services in the community. These contributions are given by Sioux Center Municipal Utilities’ electric and gas utilities.
“These organizations have a role in strengthening this community and helping residents thrive,” said Utilities Manager Murray Hulstein. “The contributions are one way our community-owned utilities can give back to the community that we serve.”