Brief Meetings Held by Board of Supervisors and City Council

BROKEN BOW—Both the Custer County Board of Supervisors and the Broken Bow City Council met for regularly scheduled meetings on Tuesday. Each meeting moved swiftly through the agendas.

The Board of Supervisors amended Resolution #12-2018 for the sinking fund to match the state statute. Bids were awarded to Midwest Service and Sales for culverts, Barco for grader/drag blades, and local low bids were awarded for gravel regarding upcoming projects.

The Broken Bow City Council meeting adjourned after only 23 minutes. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Deb Kennedy updated the council on this season’s Market in the Square and Third Thursdays. Market in the Square will be on Thursdays from May 17 to September 20 and the first Third Thursday in the city square will take place on May 17 and feature local vendors and live music.

“We have sent out 40 to 45 requests to potential vendors who have contacted us or were on vendor lists. So, we’re excited about the number of vendors that we could potentially have,” Kennedy said. She also said the State of Nebraska Department of Agriculture will be adding the Broken Bow market to its online directory.

Students in a research methods class from the University of Nebraska, Kearney spoke to the council regarding the recent recreational survey. April 10 is the last day to complete the survey. As of Tuesday’s meeting, the students had gathered 224 responses. (Click here to access the survey.)

UNK students discuss recreational survey with city council

The council approved City Administrator Brent Clark to attend the Nebraska City/County Management Association (NCMA) Conference at the end of May. Clark currently serves as the NCMA president.

Councilman Rod Sonnichsen made a motion to send a bill to property owners for the cleanup of the Pracht property at 1407 North C Street. (Click here to view the agenda hyperlink.) The Scofield lot split was approved after a recommendation from the Planning Commission to split the residential property on North 9th Avenue.

An amendment was approved to the employee handbook and a payment in the amount of $1,494 was approved to JEO for work completed on the Broken Bow Flood Risk Reduction. Resolution 2018-29 was also approved for lawsuit settlements that spanned the last few years.