August City Council Meeting
Friday, 09 August 2013 13:24
The Valentine City Council met last evening for the regular monthly meeting. Council member Andrew Ward questioned the purchase of a Ranger ATV instead of a pickup which was discussed by the council at the last meeting. Mr. Ward voiced concern that the purchase was not the intent of the council. After discussion about the process involved in the purchase, no action was taken.
The council conducted a meeting of the Community Development Agency to review a Tax Increment Financing application and voted to forward the issue to the planning commission for their review. The application was submitted by KTJ 231 LLC for the former Valentine Motel Property which was destroyed by fire several years ago. The LLC represents a Shopko Hometown building which would provide over 25 full time jobs and several part time jobs. The building would be over 36,000 square feet.
On the issue of placing stop signs on 6th and Ray Streets and Ninth and Dowden Streets, the council voted to approve the installation of both signs.
A request by the Economic Development Board to spend up to $15,000 in LB 840 funds to explore options for a new golf course was approved.
A request was made by ResCare Workforce Services to enter into a 6 month lease for office space at City Hall for $150 per month. After discussion there was no action taken.
There was also discussion on the status of the storm sewer improvement projects and grant application. A couple of recent rains have stressed the urgency of moving forward with improvements when street flooding occurred. Engineers have reported that moving the water from "Mistake Lake" to southeast of the Niobrara River would be ONE of the first steps to fixing the problem. There have also been some grants applied for to help with costs.
Fair Parade Results
Friday, 09 August 2013 08:11
2013 Cherry County Fair and Rodeo results are as follows: In the Antiques Division: Papa Smiley in first, Dick Steifer Ranch in second. In the Horse Division: Abbott's Sandhills Own in first, The Lady Wranglers in second. In the Individual Division: Witte Family Local Korean Veterans in first, Mark and Janelle Stoeger in second. In the Commercial Division: Bank of the West in first, Union Bank in second, and Security First Bank in third. In the Youth Division: Town and Country 4-H in first, Outriders 4-H in second, and Heart City Dance in third. In the Clubs Division: American Legion in first.
Thanks to all who made this a fantastic parade, and congratulations to all who placed.