BROKEN BOW—The offices of City Clerk and City Treasurer will be combined moving forward in the City of Broken Bow. Following the resignation of former treasurer Nancee Coufal a few months ago, the Broken Bow City Council held a public hearing on February 25 and voted to approve Ordinance 1220 to merge the offices of City Clerk and City Treasurer, as well as add the office of Deputy Clerk.
During Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, City Clerk Stephanie Wright said the city had received one application for a new treasurer and because Wright has been doing the job of treasurer for the past three months, she feels comfortable doing the job full time but needs the assistance of a deputy clerk. She was appointed as clerk and treasurer. The council voted to approve Ordinance 1221 Amended Wage Ordinance which adds the line items of clerk/treasurer and deputy clerk.
Also on Tuesday night, the City Council approved the appointment of Cynthia Ruzicka to the Broken Bow Housing Authority through August 2021 following the recommendation of Housing Authority Director Dawn West.
Jeff Oeltjen with Dana F. Cole Company presented the annual audit report for the City of Broken Bow saying it was “a clean audit.” He said it is “an honor and a privilege” for the firm to conduct the audit. He said the city’s expenditures were less than budgeted for during the year ending September 30, 2019. The annual audit report was approved.
The decision to create a Street Improvement District (SID) for the Memorial Drive Project was postponed until after a study session can be done. JEO Consulting representative Steve Carr appeared before the council and said a SID needs to be created to allow the city to either bond the project or do assessments on adjacent properties.
The Memorial Drive project includes improvements between the intersection of 5th and Memorial and east toward the hospital, about a quarter of a mile. Stephanie Wright said the engineering portion of the project has been budgeted for and is part of the current six-year plan.
The next City Council meeting will be on Tuesday, March 10 at 6 p.m. at the Broken Bow Public Library.