McCOOK, Nebraska -- Doug Joyce headed up an initiative that worked with several area groups, reviewing proposals for a design to be implemented on the vacant lot, at Norris Avenue and B Street, formerly the site of the Romanoff building. Joyce will present a recommendation to the McCook City Council Monday, 7:30 p.m., during their semi-monthly meeting at Memorial Auditorium.
City staff cleared the lot in 2011 and councillors previously solicited ideas for the future of the lot. According to the meeting agenda, Joyce's group targeted three qualities during the selection process, attractiveness, adaptability and affordability. They also had goals of complementing the east side of the intersection, working with what is there and staying within the $17,245 budget of the Main Street contribution.
Verizon Wireless wants to increase the number of its antennas on the west water tower from three to six, as well as the number of coax cables from six to 12. The existing Telecommunication Fee Schedule does not consider the number of antennae or coax cables and city staff has recommended to add language to that effect. Verizon's monthly fees to the city of $1,000 are recommended to increase to $1,250 as a result.
* Ratification of the appointments of Kent Craw, Doug Skiles, Dale Dueland, Jason Grigg and Kent Kilpatrick to the City of McCook Economic Development Plan Loan Committee will be considered.
* Terms of the addendum to the oil and gas lease between Credo Petroleum and the City of McCook have been recommended for approval. The addendum includes non-auction related terms of the agreement.
* MO Dough LLC has requested a special liquor license for a bull riding event at Kiplinger Arena in March.
* An ordinance proposing to rezone three lots owned by Theresa Leamon in the Fairacres addition will be heard for its second of three required readings for approval. The plan moves the lots from residential medium density mobile home district to business commercial district and was recommended for approval by both the city staff and the Planning Commission.