College buys property, released proposed budget
McCOOK, Neb. — The Mid-Plains Community College board of governors approved the purchase of a McCook property for student housing, released a proposed budget calling for more than a $236,000 increase in the general fund budget, and approved a long-range Facilities Master Plan.
Meeting in McCook on Wednesday, the board authorized the administration to publish a proposed overall budget for 2017-18 of $41,315,851, including $26,513,004 for the college’s general fund, which includes academic and operational expenses.
That’s an increase of $236,462 from the previous year.
Two hearings, one for public comment on the general budget and another on the proposed property tax-asking, will be conducted on Sept. 13.
MPCC President Ryan Purdy was authorized to sign documents to complete the purchase, for $125,000, of a home at 204 East L, just across the street from Brooks Hall in McCook, for student housing.
Governors also approved the proposed Facilities Master Plan, which outlines possibilities for changes to MPCC’s campuses over the next decade.
The plan will be posted on the MPCC website in the near future.
The next meeting is 6:30 p.m. in North Platte.