Sale Of Surplus Items Approved At Cozad City Council Meeting

The Cozad City Council met for a regular meeting on Monday, October 3rd. Pastor Doug Smith, Cozad United Methodist Church delivered the invocation.
Under Old Business, a Second Reading was held concerning Ordinance No. 1464 Parking; Trucks; Non-Motorized Vehicles. Council members voted to move it to the Third Reading at their next meeting.
Under New Business, the resolution authorizing and directing the sale of surplus items was passed. Bids will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14th at which time all items of personal property will be sold as is with absolute sale to highest bidder with no rights reserved.
Council members also approved Mayor Nancy Meyer’s appointments of Doug Swan, Bob Anderson, Marsha Engel, Cindy Thramer and Thea Cole to the Citizens Advisory Committee. This committee is required by state statute (LB840). They meet twice a year, advise on budget matters and help determine what to do with tax dollars in the municipality. Other members of the CAC include Brad Staton, John Grinde, Tim Hansen, Dave McNally and Gary Hosick.
CDC Executive Director Robyn Geiser appeared to present the CDC budget for the upcoming year that had been approved by her committee. “I feel confident in our budget and we do have a reserve set aside for emergencies,” Geiser commented. 
“We have made 24 business loans with four still active and 20 have been paid off,” she continued.
Under Reports, Rescue Chief Marlene Williams thanked Commissioner PJ Jacobson and everyone else from the city that assisted with the Cozad Volunteer Fire Department’s Open House, 9/11 Program and BBQ on September 11th. Over 420 people were served at the BBQ.
According to Williams, “We had 100 rolls of Lifesavers left after the event and decided to stop vehicles at the two main entryways to the parking lots at Cozad High School at the Homecoming football game on September 24th. “We gave Lifesavers to every student who was wearing a seatbelt,” she continued. “Unfortunately, 80 percent of our students weren’t ‘buckled up’ even if they were in a vehicle with a parent wearing a seatbelt. This is a huge concern to the Rescue Squad,” Williams lamented.
Commissioner Britt German reported his crew is working on inventory and routine maintenance.
Commissioner Jacobson reported that the splash pad has been closed down after a successful first season in operation. The Parks Department is preparing for district softball at Bellamy Park this Thursday and Friday.
Commissioner Dallas Nichols reported they are finishing up their inventory and that Shane Schukei has started working for the water department.
Police Chief Randy Adams reported they are still working on the recent robberies and that he has appreciated the assistance from the Dawson County Sheriff’s Department.
Mayor Meyer shared that the 4th grade students from Cozad Community Schools would be attending the Union Pacific Railroad’s Steam-Powered Locomotive stop at the Wilson Depot Building in Cozad on Friday, October 14th at 9:15 a.m. The UP Steam Engine will be making a commemorative trip to Tennessee with its only public stop being in Cozad to commemorate the 150 year relationship between the community of Cozad and the Union Pacific Railroad.
The next regular meeting for the council is set for October 17th at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers in the Cozad City Office building.

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