Cozad City Council Discusses Museum Wall Options At Recent Meeting

The Cozad City Council met for a regular meeting on Monday, August 8, 2016.
Jim Terry, representing the 100th Meridian Museum Board of Directors appeared and reported that he and fellow director Morrie Andres had met with councilmen Charlie Block and Ron Olds and Joe Welch from Paulsen Inc. regarding the wall.
The updated proposal is for split-face stone four feet up and then metal panels according to Terry. Projected cost is $65,380.
The museum has $20,000 available for the project including $10,000 from an anonymous donor and $10,000 from tourism funds.
City Clerk Susan Kloepping had visited with DAD Community Development Director Suzanne Brodine and thought that $12,000 was available from tourism funds. Judy Andres told Kloepping that the $10,000 was included in the $12,000. Kloepping asked that Andres contact Brodine as to the correct amount available in the tourism funding.
100th Meridian Museum board members are still hoping that the City of Cozad can come up with some of the funding since the demolition of the Rialto Theater that was owned by the city was completed by the city and the wall situation was the end result of that demolition.
Councilmember Charlie Block commented, “I think we all want to see this project completed without digging into the taxpayer’s pockets.”
In other business council members approved the request submitted by the Cozad Jaycee President Kiley Goff to block off downtown streets for the annual Hay Days celebration scheduled for September 9 - 11. This year the carnival will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Also approved were special designated liquor licenses for Big E’s as submitted by owner Travis Munster. The first request was for a wedding reception at Chipper Hall on Saturday, September 3 and the second one for a beer garden during Hay Days on September 9 and 10.
Emergency Management Director Brian Woldt presented and explained the Hazardous Mitigation Plan. Required paperwork will need to be filled out by city officials.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the 

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