'Big Give,' audit draw council kudos

Thursday, November 10, 2016

McCOOK, Neb. -- Last week's "Big Give McCook" fund-raising event coordinated by the Community Chest drew praise from community leaders earlier this week.

City Councilman Gene Weedin congratulated everyone involved with the event during Monday's regularly scheduled meeting.

"I think we had a fantastic day and thank you to everybody in the community who donated to many worthy causes," said Councilman Weedin.

More than $55,000 was raised Thursday online at biggivemccook.org and at giving stations located at local banks, Hillcrest Nursing Home and the McCook YMCA, according to coordinator Ronda Graff. When matching grants and sponsorship funds are added to the funds the preliminary total is anticipated to reach $100,000.

The City of McCook completed its annual financial audit last week and during Monday's announcements and recognitions portion of the meeting City Manager Nate Schneider said everything looked good. "Looks like everything is good," he said, adding a report would be presented to City Council in a couple months after a review of the audit was completed.

"I appreciate the staffs work on that. It takes some time and I think everybody is running around like crazy people trying to meet all the requirements of the auditor. But we got through it and everything looks good," said Schneider.

City Council is scheduled to meet next on Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m., at the Municipal Center.

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