City Council Approves Road Closure For Disaster Training

BROKEN BOW— The Broken Bow City Council approved the closure of Memorial Drive from Highway 70 to Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center on Tuesday, October 9. The road will be closed to thru traffic from 8:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M., or until the training is complete on Saturday, October 13. The reason for the closure is to keep the public safe as well as those training. Residents will be allowed access to their homes and anyone that needs access to the vet clinic will also be allowed through.

The usage of the parking stalls on the south side of the square was approved for the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce to have their Trunk and Treat event on October 31 from 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Joni Kaczanowski talked about the event and how the number of participating businesses was very high. Around fifteen businesses will be participating in the event with more to possibly sign up in the next few weeks.

A conditional use permit was approved for SEEKO to turn a building at 321 South 8th Ave. into a climate controlled storage facility. A conditional use permit was also approved for Aly & Kaufman LLC to begin building a store at 545 South 19th Ave. Aly & Kaufman LLC will be a gun shop and shooting sports store that is hoping to be up and taking customers by the spring of 2019.

Finally, a change of order was approved in the amount of $54,374.46 for previous paving projects on South 19th Ave. Payments were also approved to JEO Consulting Group Inc. in the amount of $2,313 for work on the Flood Risk Reduction in Broken Bow. Another payment was approved to Myers Construction for $182,035.56 for work on the new Broken Bow Fire and Ambulance Station.

The next City Council meeting will be on Tuesday October 23 at 12:00 P.M.