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heather.mahoney
16:31
Are you speaking yet Kathy? I cannot hear any sound.
Bonnie Hanna-Powers
16:53
She is speaking
Corrie Scott - Big Lake
29:06
Big Lake is doing an indoor winter market.
Bonnie Hanna-Powers
29:59
Minnetonka FM and Richfield FM are both running indoor winter markets this year, increased number of dates. Waiting to confirm vendors for a few weeks - watching the covid numbers to see if we need to space out more.
Sara.Cahill
30:48
Monticello will host an indoor market once a month on select Saturday mornings, November through March. We will follow any state mandates/ regulations.
115 Kirsten Weigle
30:54
We're planning winter markets in late November and December. Our building and city currently have no Covid protocols operational in the building (Community Center). We will offer handwash stations and sanitizer and post signs saying "please wear a mask."
Marlise Riffel
31:42
yes, SNAP use is up!!!
115 Kirsten Weigle
31:47
SNAP use will be higher than 2020, which was double the level of 2019.
115 Kirsten Weigle
31:57
We are seeing regular and P-EBT weekly.
Corrie Scott - Big Lake
32:08
Snap use is significantly down this year in Big Lake.
Sara.Cahill
32:23
Yes, SNAP, PEBT, and market bucks have increased this year in Monticello.
Bonnie Hanna-Powers
32:52
More SNAP/P-EBT customers and larger amounts of tokens in Richfield & Mtka
Kent Lorentzen - GRFM
34:08
SNAP use is up slightly some months and down slightly some months
Daniel Mahoney- USDA Farm Service Agency
39:57
Also, the deadline for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 is coming up on Oct. 12
Bonnie Hanna-Powers
40:18
Are both of those reimbursement only?
Shelley Erickson
43:05
Sales tax is always a huge subject