City Council Approves Bonfire and Parade For Homecoming

BROKEN BOW— Dawn West, the Director of Housing Authority, presented her annual report with a good portion of good news to give to the City Council on Tuesday, August 28. West was happy to report that the Housing Authority has had two residents purchase their own homes with a third in works of owning their own home as well.

She did report however, that this past year has been a more expensive one, as many repairs have had to be done. One of the biggest expenses was having to replace the Custer Heights chiller, which quit earlier this year. She also requested a waiver of PILOT Funds which was approved by the Council.

Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce Board Members, Joni Kaczanowski and Deb Kennedy, alongside Broken Bow Public Schools Activities Director, Jeff Ellis, asked for consideration to have a bonfire at Melham Park on Wednesday, September 5th for Homecoming.

They also asked in considering approval of closing 9th Avenue from the High School to South D Street from 1 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. for the Homecoming parade and closing South D Street from South 8th Ave. to South 9th Ave. on Friday, September 7 from 11 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.

Requests were approved by the Council with compliments saying, that the feedback from last year’s bonfire, was been really positive and they were doing an excellent job. Bleachers will also be delivered to the park, so members of the community will be able to sit and see above the kids who will be in the street.

Payments were also approved to JEO Consulting Group in the amount of $10,177 and to Myers Construction Inc. in the amount of $202,697.10 for paving improvements throughout the city.

Upcoming Events:
• September 5 — Planning Commission Meeting at 12:00 P.M.
• September 10 — Board of Public Works Meeting at 12:30 P.M.
• September 10 — Park Board Meeting at 5:10 P.M.

The next City Council Meeting will be on Tuesday, September 11, at 12 P.M.