BROKEN BOW— With only two topics on the agenda, the Broken Bow City Council took less than ten minutes to get through their first meeting of 2021 on Tuesday, January 12.
A public hearing was held on designating the first three parking stalls east of South 8th Ave and on the south side of South F Street as ‘No Parking.’ As previously reported on December 22, Bill Butler stated that he is hoping to build a duplex with a garage at that location, but needs Council approval to designate the location as “No Parking,” so the garage would not potentially require someone to back up onto a major road. Mayor Rod Sonnichsen did note that the parking spaces at that location are small in size as well as being very close to the intersection.
Councilman Larry Miller said during the December meeting that his concern is taking parking spaces away from Frontier Family Pharmacy which is located across the street from the proposed ‘No Parking’ space.
No one spoke during the public hearing at Tuesday’s meeting and the two readings were not waived. The public will have the opportunity to speak on the issue if they wish at the next council meeting.
The other two approvals was the appointment of Jessica Owen to fill the position of Deputy Clerk-Treasurer and also approving her as the authorized signer for all city accounts held at Bruning Bank and Nebraska State Bank. Owen was selected to fill the position after Kandi Peters was approved by the council to serve as the City Clerk.
The next Broken Bow City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday January 26 at 6 PM.