Broken Bow City Council Extends Deadline for Nuisance Property & Receives New American Flags

Broken Bow City Council Extends Deadline for Nuisance Property & Receives New American Flags
(L-R) Rotary member Deb McCaslin, Broken Bow Mayor Rod Sonnichsen, Rotary member Michelle Nelson with new American flags for the Broken Bow Library

BROKEN BOW–A nuisance property previously facing the possibility of being demolished has been granted an extension until June 1, 2022 (click here to view the September 29 story).

During the October 12 Broken Bow City Council meeting President Jacob Holcomb made a motion to extend the building permit deadline by about six months with an agreement between the city and home owner Greg Barker. Dave Schmidt seconded the motion, which was approved by the council.

City Administrator Dan Knoell recommended the extended deadline following a walkthrough of the property and talks with Barker. Knoell said there was a list of things to complete and while the property has been made safer following a past fire, Barker is now in the midst of an addition and requested more time to make the home as nice as it can be. Members from the Broken Bow Police Department said they asked Greg Barker to make corrections to the yard and make sure the property is safe.

Broken Bow City Council 10.12.21

Also on Tuesday night the city council was presented with two new American flags to fly outside the Broken Bow Public Library. Rotary members Deb McCaslin and Michelle Nelson presented two 10′ x 15′ American flags to the library and two 20′ x 30′ flags to the Custer County Fairgrounds.

McCaslin said the total cost of all the flags was more than $3,000 and were purchased with the help of funds raised through the Give 4 Custer County program with the Custer County Foundation. She said the flags are reinforced and should last a long time. Two were purchased for each location with the hope that if one is damaged and needs repair, the other flag can continue flying.

The city council also approved Resolution 2021-17 for the use of KENO funds to purchase flags and yard signs in the amount of $729.09. Resolution 2021-18 was also approved, which is the sale of real property valued at more than $5,000 near at the College Estates Block 1 Lot 2 near the Broken Bow fire hall.

At 6:26 p.m. the council moved to enter into closed session for a strategy session with respect to collective bargaining.

The next city council meeting will be on Tuesday, October 26 at 6 p.m.