COMMUNITY BRIEFS – July 7-28, 2021

Posted on Jul 28 2021

NMIMC sets session today

The 16th Saipan and Northern Islands Municipal Council will hold its 9th regular session today, July 27, 2021, at 10am at the Saipan and Northern Mariana Islands Municipal Council office at the Kiosku, Chalan Kanoa, Saipan. (PR)

Proposed permanent hot mix asphalt plant on Rota

The Division of Environmental Quality will be holding a public hearing for the proposed permanent Hot Mix Asphalt Plant in Sinapalo, Rota. Radiocom Saipan Inc. is proposing to establish a permanent hot mix asphalt plant to meet the needs of future road projects on Rota.
The public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, at 5pm at the Rota Superior Court. COVID-19 protocols will be implemented and all participants are required to wear a mask at all times.
Written comments can be submitted in writing to the BECQ Rota Office or emailed to The draft Minor Source Permit can be reviewed at the BECQ Rota Office or accessed via the BECQ website at All written and oral comments received by DEQ will be included as part of the permit application records and will be considered in any decisions concerning the proposed project. Contact the BECQ-DEQ at 670-664-8500/8516 if you have any questions or would like to learn more about Radiocom’s proposal. (PR)

CEDA increases direct loan amount to $450,000

The Commonwealth Economic Development Authority has increased its Direct Loans to $450,000 for business loans, primarily for new investments that increase economic activities related to tourism, attract new industries (i.e., technology, economic diversification), and/or improve the cost of living on Tinian, Rota, and the Northern Islands.
For more information, visit the CEDA Building on Beach Road in Oleai or call:
• Fred Cruz:, 670-234-6245 (ext. 305)
• Abby Atalig: (ext. 309)
• Marie Coleman: (ext. 307)
• Elaine M. Manglona: (670) 532-9408
• Thalia Hofschneider: (670) 433-9203
Loan applications also available on iys website: (PR)

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