The regular meeting of the Valentine City Council was held on Thursday, September 9, 2021, along with the annual budget hearing. The hearing concerning the proposed budget lasted only a few minutes as no comments or concerns were brought up. The budget request by the city will be approximately the same as last year with no increase.
The largest part of the regular meeting dealt with trying to increase the length of a runway at Miller Field to accommodate larger jets. If the council would seek FAA funds for the project it would take a minimum of 7 to 8 years to complete, and if the council were to do the project on their own without assistance from the FAA the project would still take at least three or four years to complete. The length of the project is due to the many steps that have to be set forth by FAA Regulations.