Geyermans plans improvements

The owners of Geyermans Clothing Company plan to use the city of Pipestone’s Historic Property Improvement program to replace siding, windows and the awning on the downtown building. The project is expected to cost $25,508.15. K. Kuphal

The Pipestone City Council during its Dec. 6 meeting approved an application for the city’s Historic Property Improvement Program from Patty Sasker and Tammy Gorter to make improvements to their Geyermans Clothing Company store downtown.

According to the application, they plan to replace rotten siding, broken and rotten second story windows and the awning. The project is estimated to cost $25,508.15.

Under the Historic Property Improvement Program, the city will provide a grant for 35 percent of the cost and a loan for 35 percent of the cost and the owners will pay the rest. That means the city will provide a grant of $8,927 and a loan of $8,927 and the owners will pay the remaining $7,654.15.

City Administrator Jeff Jones said the project will be funded out of the city’s 2022 budget.