Farm & Ranch Seminar Feb 4th
Monday, 13 January 2014 06:54
The Middle Niobrara Resource District will be having their 4th annual farm and ranch seminar on Tuesday, February 4th at the Cherry county fairgrounds in the 4-H building from 9:30-3:30 (CT).
Land lease arrangements
DNA genetic markers in cattle
Eastern red cedar management and Firewise © programs
NRD/NRCS program updates
Free lunch will be provided, please RSVP by January 24th by calling 402.376.3241 or visit mnnrd.org
For more information contact Stephanie Butler, Natural Resource Technician at Middle Niobrara Natural Resources District office in Valentine.
Valentine City Council Meets
Friday, 10 January 2014 06:31
The Valentine City Council met Thursday evening for a regular monthly meeting at the Valentine Public Library meeting room. There were a large number of people present to discuss the various items on the agenda. Many of those present were on hand to discuss the airport agenda items.
The manager application for the Vets Club liquor license was approved.
The request by Duane Gudgel of Plains Trading Company, for a wine tasting at Wells Fargo Bank during bull bash was approved.
The City confirmed the sale of a lot in City Third Addition to Dana S. Krueger.
There was discussion on renewing the city sales tax with a special election to be held this summer. Council president Don Nelsen stated that the sales tax revenue has been very beneficial to the city to help with infrastructure, the swimming pool and economic development. About half of the sales tax revenue is paid by people visiting our community and has helped keep property tax requests lower. Kyle Arganbright stated that he was in favor of keeping the tax at the same level and using the ½ % now going to service pool debt, to be used for community investment projects.
No action was taken on the proposal to demolish hangar #7 at the airport. It was stated that until another hangar was available, the old hangar could still be used. The council discussed appointing 3 city representatives for a joint airport zoning board. Greg Perrett, Luke Moser and Dale Garwood were appointed to the board. There was also discussion about creating airport authority. It was decided to generate a resolution, to create an airport authority, for next month’s meeting.
Don Pettigrew presented the six year street plan setting priorities for curb and gutter work and street repairs in 2014. There are plans to armor coat several streets and proceed with the pedestrian path on the east side of Green Street which 80% will paid for with a grant.
Several representatives of insurance firms were on hand to hear what the council had to say about the three bids received for general coverage for the city. The lengthy discussion centered on lower cost and local service. The council voted to accept the LARM Insurance bid for the cities general insurance. LARM stands for League Association of Risk Management.
The council voted to proceed with the NEMA grant for storm sewer improvement in the south part of town.