City OKs funding request


At its Sept. 5 meeting, the Milford City Council:

• received an annual report from the Seward County Chamber and Development Partnership and approved renewing the city’s SCCDP membership, along with a $12,566 funding request from the SCCDP for the next fiscal year.

• held a public hearing and ultimately approved a catering license for VS Investments Inc. (formerly Sheri’s Grill and Bar, now Uptown Tavern).

• heard from community member Ethel Svoboda about reinstating postseason senior water aerobics. No action was taken, and the matter will be discussed further between the pool board and senior center board.

• hired Tanner Paap as a full-time maintenance employee at $17.50 per hour, pending a background check.

• tabled a resolution to participate in the Nebraska Cooperative Liquid Assets Securities System, an investment pool program for local governments, until more information about the program can be obtained.

• passed an ordinance to rezone a 1.76-acre parcel of land east and southeast of Bellwood Mennonite Church from Residential 1 to Mixed Use to be used for a childcare center. The action was approved at the council’s August meeting, but an ordinance was required to make it official.

• passed an ordinance to change the start time for which beer can be sold within the city limits on Sundays. Sales may now begin at 6 a.m. instead of 10 a.m. in alignment with state statutes. The change was to accommodate earlier start times for events at Thornridge Golf Course.