Custer County Fair Parade Route Approved during City Council Meeting

BROKEN BOW—The Broken Bow City Council met for a brief meeting on Tuesday afternoon. Public hearings were held for Ordinance 1182 Tree Trimming and Ordinance 1183 the 2018 Comprehensive Plan but no one from the public spoke. The council voted to not waive the remaining readings and both items will be on the next city council agenda.

The route was approved for the 2018 Custer County Fair parade, as was the use of the city square for a food/craft court on July 28. The parade will begin at Tomahawk Park and go to South 10th Avenue, turn south and go to South D Street, turn east on D and continue past the library.

An SDL application was approved for Kinkaider Brewing to serve alcohol during the BD picnic on August 4 at the Melham soccer fields.

Payments were approved to the following:

Chief Construction in the amount of $47,987.55 for the Broken Bow Library Renovation. Library Director Joan Birnie reported that this payment had not yet been paid due to roof issues, which have since been addressed.

JEO Consulting Group Inc. in the amount of $5,534.00 for paving improvements

JEO Consulting Group Inc. in the amount of $740.00 for work completed on the Broken Bow Fire Hall Coordination

Anderson Auto Group in the amount of $27,875.00 for a new police vehicle. Police Chief Steve Scott reported that a black Ford Explorer had been purchased for the police department and equipment was still being installed inside the vehicle. The police vehicle went through a state bid process, no local bids were received.

Following the last meeting’s discussion on speed and safety, Street Superintendent Bud Clark said new signage had been ordered to reinforce the speed limit near Tomahawk Park. Chief Scott said the police department is looking into getting a AAA grant to help pay for a sign that indicates a driver’s speed.

The meeting adjourned at 12:16 p.m. The next City Council meeting will be on Tuesday, July 10 at 12 p.m.