The Valentine City Council met Thursday evening for a regular monthly meeting at the Valentine Public Library meeting room. The council approved a zoning change for the west side of Cherry Street in the North 100 Block from commercial business to limited industrial to allow for a business expansion.
In other business the council approved an agreement with Olsson for engineering and consulting services for the Dowden St sewer and water projects. They also approved an agreement with RDG Planning and Design team for sub-division design for possible housing development east of the high school.
The council approved recommendations from the Economic Development board to spend funds helping local businesses on Main Street move water meters into their buildings to prevent freeze ups. Up to $5,500 was authorized.
The ED board had also asked for $5,000 to help the Chamber of Commerce with a promotion to generate additional income from visitors focusing on, but not limited to, the Main Street construction area. The request was approved. Deanne Holmes Monroe was also reappointed to the Valentine economic development board.
There was discussion on three possible annexation areas. Those areas include the sale barn and fairgrounds areas, North of town primarily between Green Street and the city park and the Valley View addition on the Southwest corner of town. No action was taken. Some residents of those areas voiced their opposition to being annexed.
A request by the Ag Society to hold the Cherry County Fair Parade on August 11th on Green Street at 7pm was approved.