As many of you know, the Sibley County Commission on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, decided to put the matter of RS Fiber to the townships for their approval. In the coming days and weeks, each township will be asked to decide whether it wants to be a part of the project.
The commissioners also indicated that they want to see RS Fiber Pledge Card returns at 50% project-wide before they would sign on to the project. This means we have a lot of work ahead of us. In order for the project timeline to stay on track, we have a mere 14 days to collect about 1100 more cards to meet that goal. It is important to get 50% project-wide in order for the big picture of the project to continue on, even though your own city or county may already have voted on the project.
These cards must come from both the rural areas and the cities in order to get to the project-wide 50% level. In fact, the cities are where we have the largest opportunity for growth, as many of the townships are already above the 50% threshold.
We need your help!
Are you willing to make phone calls and/ or go door-to-door in your community to be sure people know about the project?
This is our next step, and one that is very important, as we need to be sure every resident of our area knows about RSFiber and has the opportunity to return a reply card.
We’ll have a meeting of volunteers this Sunday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the upper level of the Winthrop City Hall. There, we’ll be distributing materials and giving you the tools needed to help us with this next step.
Many of you have already asked how you can help. Well, this is it! If you want to help, please fill out the form below and/or come to the meeting!