Custer County Chief Hires New General Manager

It’s everything we hoped it would be and more.

- Library Director Joan Birnie

BROKEN BOW—Donnis Hueftle-Bullock announced her new position as General Manager of the Custer County Chief during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. She will oversee operations, sales, and digital advertising in this newly created position. Bill Parsons will continue to serve as publisher.

Fundraising for the Trail Master Plan has wrapped up and the Custer County Leadership Class presented $8,474.41 to the council. The leadership class surpassed its fundraising goal and those dollars will be paid to JEO Consulting Group Inc. for work completed on the plan, general engineering, and the July parks meeting. The Trail Master Plan as a whole has not been approved, but Resolutions 2017-76 and 77 were approved on Tuesday regarding the payments to JEO.

The council approved the appointment of Rick Maas to the Housing Authority and approved the route for the Parade of Lights to take place on November 27. Deb McCaslin with the Custer Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) thanked the council for its previous membership and the council voted to continue its ‘Level A’ membership with the CEDC.

The three readings for Ordinance 1177 were waived and the council approved the ordinance for the Downtown Improvements Bond. Four and a half million dollars will be bonded for a 15-year period. The interest rate is 2.92% for the life of the bond. Total bond with principal and interest is $5,543,165.44 according to City Administrator Brent Clark.

Two change orders and two separate payments were approved for the library renovation project. Library Director Joan Birnie said construction is on schedule to be completed at the end of December.

“It’s everything we hoped it would be and more,” Birnie said during Tuesday’s meeting.

Closed session followed the regular City Council meeting but no decisions were made at its conclusion.