Broken Bow Airport Shares Big News At City Council Meeting

BROKEN BOW— James Callaway appeared to the City Council and Board of Supervisors on Tuesday and thanked both boards for their support and asked for their continued support of the Broken Bow Airport. James gave a financial update on the airport and informed both boards that the airport made the top of the list of an FAA grant.

The approximate $2.5 million grant will pay for 100% of the construction cost to resurface and fix the tarmac at the airport as well as adding in a new system of lights. The only cost to the airport will be the cost of the engineering for the project. According to the FAA website, the cost of the construction of the runway will be $180,000.

The City Council approved the liquor license for Legends Neighborhood Bar & Grill for the State Park and Rec Convention that will be held on September 10 at Melham Park.

Legends will be in charge of the alcohol for the event while the Rotary Club will be running concessions for the Tank Race and other events. This event is also a fundraiser for the Broken Bow Area Rotary to help with raising the funds for the flag and flag pole at the Custer County Fairgrounds.

A conditional use permit was also approved for the construction of a building for 306 South 11th Ave. The building will be approximately 1,800 sq. ft. and will be used primarily for the owner.

The council also approved the following payments:
• $8,275 for the South 19th Ave. Paving
• $450 to JOE Consulting Group Inc. for work on the Broken Bow Comprehensive Plan and Zoning/Subdivision Regulations
• $3,450 to JOE Consulting Group Inc. for work on the Broken Bow Flood Risk Reduction

Finally, the council approved a dump box with hoist, 1971 Sicard snow blower, and a 1989 Clarke-Grizzley ULV Mosquito Sprayer to be deemed as surplus property to be sold.

Before the council entered into closed session, Council President Rod Sonnichsen commended Julie Toline, who was present, for her exceptional work with the Lions Club for the parade during the Custer County Fair.

The next City Council Meeting will be on Tuesday, August 28 at 12 P.M.