City Council Meets Last Time Before Election Day

BROKEN BOW – The Broken Bow City Council threw one last hurrah before 2022’s Election Day; the meeting unfolded at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Building, with all members present.

The council approved the consent agenda from the meeting on November 7 and the updated Broken Bow Volunteer Ambulance Service roster.

In new business, the council approved four resolutions: Resolutions 2022-16, 17, 18, and 19.

Resolution 2022-16, approved unanimously by the council, allows expedited reviews of redevelopment plans and opens up potential economic boons to smaller lots and projects, City Administrator Dan Knoell explained.

“Individual projects can be used through the Mirco-TIF. It’s also a faster process. With this, individuals or organizations can fill out a one-page application, which then, by choice, can either go to the CRA for approval or straight to the council.”

Resolution 2022-17 was a finalization of a new employee handbook; the revisions offer a fresh start for a document that had over time become overstuffed with amendments.

The third resolution, 2022-18, adopted the Lower Loup Natural Resources District’s Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, which will help keep Broken Bow eligible for FEMA assistance and money should a natural disaster befall the city.

The council reappointed Steven Parr as Broken Bow’s Street Superintendent for the coming year. His term will run from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023. The reappointment was made official through the unanimous passing of Resolution 2022-19, which authorized the signing of the Street Superintendent’s Year-End Certification.

The meeting adjourned at 6:13 p.m., with the next scheduled for November 22.