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MEDC asks city to donate property

Friday, April 1, 2011

McCOOK, Nebraska -- The City Council will consider a request by the McCook Economic Development Corp. for the city to give it a lot at 301 E. Second Street, during the council's semi-monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday at Memorial Auditorium.

MEDC intends to move a home, donated by Red Willow County, to the lot from 516 Norris Ave., and improve the home through its Purchase Rehab Resell program, targeted for low to moderate income home buyers.

The city took possession of the East Second lot in 2010 and demolished a structure using federal funds. It has been listed for sale, but that contract has expired.

The City Council also will review an item affirming its willingness to work with Red Willow County if the county decides to use the Public Safety Center on West Fifth Street as a jail.

City Council members and city staff unofficially pledged their support to the county in a previous meeting, but took no formal action at the time. Red Willow County Commissioners have been offered flexible options for short- and long-term use of the city jail facilities depending on jail feasibility studies.

Other items on the consent and regular agenda:

* Utilities Director Jesse Dutcher will provide a summary of the first five years of operation of the water treatment plant and water wells.

* The city staff and attorney recommend approval of an addendum to the oil and gas lease between the city and Credo Petroleum.

* Councillors will review an amendment to the contract between the city and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development Neighborhood Stabilization Program, reducing project costs for the demolition of several McCook buildings from $605,000 to $546,800.

The project included several McCook homes as well as the Romanoff building and the West Ward School building.

The revisions also allow for an increase to expenditures to cover $15,175, paid to Berggren Architects for historical documentation of West Ward.

* The McCook Art Guild asked that part of West C Street be closed, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for an antique tractor show during Heritage Days.

* Terry Sitzman has requested that West C Street be closed from West First Street to Norris Avenue, May 7, for his annual car show.

* The City Council will review recommendations to proclaim April 12 through April 19 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators week, as well as the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

* MO Dough LLC has requested a special liquor license for a reception at Memorial Auditorium, June 25.

* Councillors will receive an article about the Choice Gas selection period, which is April 15 through April 28.

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