Appropriation Bill Approved At City Council Meeting

BROKEN BOW— The Broken Bow City Council approved the annual appropriation bill on Tuesday, September 11, at a little over $17 million, which is about $3 million less than last year. Also approved, in relation to the budget, was a tax request of $1.3 million as well as an additional 1% increase to the restricted funds.

This 1% increase does not mean that the city will be asking for more money, but it will give a little more wiggle room if the need would arise where they would need to access those funds. In regards to the restricted funds, the board also approved to carry forward last years unused $2.8 million into this years restricted funds.

City Council President Rod Sonnichsen and City Clerk Stephanie Wright

A high point of the meeting was the Federal Transit Administration, Award of Excellence presented for the Custer County Handibus. The award was accepted by Stephanie Wright for the high use of the Handibus which services all of Custer County.

Alongside the award, the Broken Bow Area Rotary Club was approved to begin the process of erecting the 80’ flag pole at the Custer County Fair Grounds and the 20’ x 30’ American Flag. Just before the board approved the permit for the flag pole, Deb McCaslin shared the good news that the FFA had approved the flag pole to go up as well.

The route for the Color Run that will take place on September 22 by the Broken Bow Chamber was also approved. The route will be the exact same as last year with the finish line being at Kinkaider Brewing Company.

There will be a Board of Public Works meeting on September 24 at 12:30 P.M. and the City Council will meet the following day on September 25 at 12 P.M.