Sidney City Council approves multiple items at meeting

SIDNEY, NE — In a meeting with multiple public hearings and board appointments, the Sidney City Council had plenty to decide Tuesday. 

The council approved two appointments Tuesday. The group voted to place Nic Haas to the Airport Authority Board and Clint Norman to the Economic Development Citizen's Advisory Review Committee. 

Haas was one of two applicants for the Airport Authority Board. He replaces Shannon Odiet who resigned from his post in June. Haas will serve the remainder of his term which is set to expire in December 2026. 

Norman will become the seventh member of the Economic Development Citizen's Advisory Review Committee. City policy says the board can have 5-10 members. 

Norman has previously served on the committee and has also worked with the Cheyenne County Chamber. Both appointment were approved unanimously. 

The council approved two resolutions Tuesday. One regards using Illinois St./HWY 30 for the Oktoberfest Parade. The request to use the street also has to be approved by the Nebraska Department of Roads since it is a state highway. The parade is set for Oct. 2. 

The other resolution helps The Rock Sports Bar and Grill take the next step toward adding a catering endorsement for their current liquor license. Now, that application heads to the Liquor Control Commission. 

A rezoning application by Wamsley Construction passed on first reading. The company wants to rezone a property at 1109 Greenwood Road from A (Agricultural) to M-1 (Light Industrial). Wamsley Construction hopes to use the property to store equipment and build storage units. 

Sidney Mayor Roger Gallaway read a proclamation declaring Sept. 17-22 as Constitution Week in Sidney at the request of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

People are asked to ring bells at 4 p.m. on Sept. 17 to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.