CDC Reports That Former Alco Building Has Potential Client
The Cozad City Council met for a regular meeting on Monday, October 5th.
Robyn Geiser and Brad Staton, representing the Citizens Advisory Committee appeared to present the Cozad Economic Development Plan Fiscal Budget for October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016. Beginning balance is $717,000.00 with estimated revenue of $433,780.00 for the coming year making the total estimated revenue $1,150,780.00.
Estimated expenditures for the year of $785,205.00 leaving an estimated cash reserve of $365,675.00.
Work is being continued on four current outstanding loans to Colorado Biolabs, the Cover lease, Industrial Skins and Business Center.
The budget was approved.
The next item of business was to approve the annual Maintenance Agreement No. 44 for January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016. City Clerk Susan Kloepping reported there were no changes from last year.
Jill Nelsen, owner of Cork & Cap appeared with a special designated liquor license application for November 14, 2015. The Cozad United Way Casino Night will be taking place at Chipper Hall from 4:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. The application was approved.
Robyn Geiser next appeared to request approval for the Cozad Development Corporation to apply for $179,000.00 of Community Block Grant reuse monies to carry out the recruitment of Project Cozad 2015-1.
“At the present time we are 99% sure that we have a client for the former ALCO building,” Geiser said. “We have a couple more phases to go through prior to it being finalized,” she continued. “We are also working on the parking lot drainage to have it pond at the ditch instead of the parking lot and are also working with the State of Nebraska on the culvert,” she noted.
Wilson Public Library Director Laurie Yocom reported that Jill Albrecht has resigned from the Library Board due to her family moving out of town.
The Barn Quilt informational sessions were well attended last week with interested parties from Phelps, Gosper and Frontier counties in addition to Dawson County.
“The Cozad Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee would like to start this barn quilt boom for Dawson County in Cozad,” Yocom said. The committee will be sponsoring barn quilt workshops on the evenings of October 26th and 27th.
Streets Commissioner PJ Jacobson reported that the batting cage in the Sports Complex has been painted.
“The bathhouse at the swimming pool has been painted by Gruber Painting and looks fabulous,” he continued.
On a final note, he said the new scoreboard for Bellamy Park has arrived and will be in place for the district softball tournament this Thursday and Friday.
Lights Commissioner Britt German reported that the contractor has been in town replacing poles. The 15 – 20 man crew has done a great job,” said German.
“Osmos is in town at the present time checking the integrity of light poles, and we are needing to complete our work at the new Burger King site prior to other utilities going in” he explained.
Water Commissioner Dallas Nichols said that everything is now fine with the water samples, but that they had to notify customers via their utility bills this month.
“The water tower is now washed out and back on” Nichols reported.
“Bruce Larson would like to put in twelve monitoring wells at the former Monroe complex.” “Ten of these would be non-permanent and two permanent,” he continued.
The item will be put on the council’s agenda for the next meeting.
Council members Charlie Block, Doug Swan and PJ Jacobson took a tour of splash pads recently and will do some pricing on the various splash pad features.
City Clerk Kloepping included a letter from Charter Communication indicating that Charter will be making price adjustments. Customers will be notified through their September billing statements.
Kloepping also reported that Integrity Home Inspections had inspected the house at 16th and H streets for an asbestos evaluation. The council directed Susan to let out bids on the property.
Mayor Nancy Meyer reported that the Nebraska Department of Development had approved the city’s request for $297,600.00 in grant money for the upcoming year.
The next regular meeting will be a 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 19, 2015.