City OKs Agreement For Pool

The Sidney City Council unanimously approved an agreement with Sidney’s TBID in order to approve the Svarre swimming pool environment during its meeting on April 15.

TBID is willing to provide a $10,000 grant for deck furniture, umbrellas and lap lane ropes at the pool. TBID’s bylaws, however, are that the city needed to match the grant.

City clerk/treasurer Jessica Chamberlin said there’s $5,000 in the city’s budget for the project, but not the $10,000 needed to match the TBID’s amount.

In lieu of the extra $5,000, the agreement made between the city and TBID is that the city will provide 100 day swim passes for each hotel for the next four summers. The program would then be re-evaluated.

City officials feel it will be a positive to bring visitors to the pool.

“I think it’s a good idea,” Mayor Rick Norby said.

The council also approved a memorandum of understanding with the drug task force. There were no changes from the MOU from last fiscal year, but the agreement just needed to be renewed.

Heather Cotter was appointed to the library board to replace Terry Sivertson.

A variance was approved for building a garage at a residence near Lincoln Avenue. Council member Tami Christensen was the lone vote against the request.

Two change orders were approved for the Sidney City Hall building project.

Norby feels that the next city council meeting could take place in the new chambers.


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