BB City Council Holds Brief Meeting, Approves Tent Camping Rates

BROKEN BOW–The Broken Bow City Council held a six-minute meeting on Tuesday night with council members Ron Sonnichsen, Chris Myers, Larry Miller, and city clerk Stephanie Wright in attendance along with a crowd of approximately 25 people.

Following the approval of the consent agenda, Parks Superintendent Darren Marten discussed the consideration of charging $10 per night for tent camping at Tomahawk Park at the recommendation of the Park Board. Marten said this will help manage long-term camping.

“We don’t have a lot of tent camping but we do have some. It just helps me manage the situation if we can charge for the tent camping. They come and they use our parks, they use the Tomahawk bathrooms where we have showers and stuff so I think that $10 a night is justified,” Marten said.

Rod Sonnichsen made a motion and Chris Myers seconded the motion and the $10 fee was approved.

Resolution 2020-1 was approved (motion by Larry Miller, second by Sonnichsen)  for a payment in the amount of $705.75 to JEO Consulting Group, Inc. for work completed on the Broken Bow Flood Risk Reduction through December 20, 2019. Stephanie Wright said JEO is in the midst of the final paperwork.

During the comments period by mayor and council members concerning city departments, Chris Myers acknowledged the city crews for working long hours and dealing with lots of snow over the past few weeks.

The meeting adjourned at 6:06 p.m.