Boston Marathon - Nebraska Flags
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:15
Nebraska and U.S. flags are being lowered to honor the victims of the bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon. The office of Gov. Dave Heineman says he ordered the flags at state installations to be flown at half-staff, in accordance with a proclamation from President Barack Obama. Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset on Saturday.
Special Valentine Council Meeting
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 04:53
The Valentine City Council held a special meeting last night with three items on the agenda. Only one bid was received for phase 3 construction of a new cell at the Valentine landfill. The estimated cost of the work from Olson Associates was $435,000. The bid came in at $610,000, considerably over the estimate. The council discussed removing some work from the order to fall in line with estimated costs. Over $100,000 in work was taken off the bid to bring the total to slightly over $500,000. The bid from Perrett Construction of Valentine was accepted with the change orders. The first cell of the landfill lasted for 10 years. The second cell is almost full and has lasted only 8 years. The new third cell would be slightly larger than the second.
The council voted to approve a request from the My Town group to paint a red heart at the intersection of 1st and Main Street and will submit the request to the State Department of Roads. The date set for the clean up effort was set for May 4th. This will be the 7th year of the community clean up effort involving youth and adults.
Several members of the Valentine Golf Club attended the meeting to encourage the council to become more engaged in the quest for a golf course facility for the community. After a lengthy discussion with those present, the council entered executive session for protection of the public interest to discuss real estate matters. They were in closed session for about 45 minutes before the citizens were allowed to
re-enter the room. A motion was passed to allow council members Andrew Ward and Kyle Arganbright to proceed with an offer to the landowner of the course.