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 • Stratford City Council looks at budget requests.

 Budget issues faced the Stratford city council at a meeting held on Monday evening. The council approved the budget request from the public library for the 2017 fiscal year at $29,718. The total includes a special levy request, a permissable levy request and a regular general levy request. A budget request from the Stratford Fire Department was approved totaling $24,548 for the next fiscal year that begins on July 1. The council received an update on the progress of the water system modeling project form Bolton and Menk engineer Jim Leiding. Work continues on the system with completiong slated for later this year.

In other matters,the Stratford city council approved the plans for the Commercial Street Improvement Project both east and west segments, using Tax Increment Financing and electric utility surplus funds. The council also approved the $92,000 electrical project which was essential for United Cooperative's new infrastructure in the Urban Renewal Plan amendment, and the date of March 14 was set for a public hearing on the designation of the expanded Stratford Urban Renewal Area and the urban renewal plan amendment.  The council also gave its support for the annual pet clinic on April 16.The approval of America's Farmers Grow Communities Organization letter of organization and the for the city of Stratford to be a pass-through organization for a grant award of $2,500 to the Stratford Fire Department Association.The council went ahead to approve the 2017 fiscal year budget and capital improvement plan.

 • Van Diest Medical Center board discuss access road.

 At a special meeting on Wedneday,the Van Diest Medical Center board of trustees approved a capital request for an access road to the hospital. The access road would extend Fairmeadow Drive past the new family clinic building under construction and would provide two plots of land directly east of the medical center. The platting for the property is currently under review.  The total cost for the project came in at $855,300 which was $60,000 higher from the estimated cost of $795,000 presented at last month's hospital board meeting. Plans call for bids to be received for the access road project and will be reviewed at a future board meeting.The Van Diest Medical Center board delayed action on the remodeling of the emergency department admissions area. The issue will be discussed further at the regular board meeting this Tuesday.

 • Sadler to be new city manager in Sidney,Nebraska.
 • Kendall Young Library Board updated on security camera project.

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Rest Of Today...Partly sunny before noon then becoming cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow late in the afternoon. High 15 to 20. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight...Cloudy. Not as cold. Light snow likely in the evening... Then a chance of light snow before midnight and early morning. A slight chance of light snow early in the morning. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Low 10 to 15. South wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west after midnight. Chance of snow 70 percent.
Friday...Mostly cloudy through mid morning then clearing. Breezy. Patchy blowing snow in the late morning and afternoon. High around 15. North wind 10 to 20 mph shifting to the northwest 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

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