College set to buy part of Kelley Park

Friday, December 17, 2010

McCOOK, Nebraska -- The McCook City Council will conduct a public hearing to authorize the sale of a portion of Kelley Park to McCook Community College during its regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday at council chambers. The city staff has recommended that the purchase agreement between the two be approved on one reading and asked for suspension of the three reading rule. The college is planning to use the property to build an events center in April of 2011.

The meeting has four other public hearings scheduled, one of which is the third and final meeting to review the relocation of the Daughters of the American Revolution building, located on the proposed events center site.

A public hearing is scheduled to review a zoning ordinance change which would give existing single family stick-built structures, that are located in business commercial and light industrial zones, permanent status. The changes have come after property owners complained about financing and insurance hardships created by the ordinance. City staff members estimate that a couple of hundred homes will be positively impacted by the change, which may create both a sense of equity for homeowners and encourage neighborhood improvement.

Rebecca Patterson has requested to move a two-story home from 509 Norris Ave. to 38644 Road 705, a public hearing is scheduled to review the project.

The new location will be outside of city limits.

The remaining public hearing is focused on a liquor license application from Casey's General Store for the 204 West B Street location.

Other items on the consent and regular agenda:

* A resolution which excused all future health related absences for Mayor Dennis Berry is being considered for repeal.

* The route for the YMCA Fun Walk/Run on Dec. 31, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., will be considered for approval.

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