I’m hoping that during the next City Council Work Session we will discuss:
- Institution of a Cell Phone Tax.
- Recycling within the City.
- The plan for Down Town.
- The CRA Parking Lot Project.
I’ve also wondered if it would be possible to create an ordinance on panhandling for North Platte. I understand Grand Island has one.
During the League of Nebraska Municipalities 2009 Midwinter Conference I participated in a session on effective council retreats. Pamela Caskie the City Manager in Alliance gave an informative presentation. Perhaps we could bring her to North Platte to conduct a retreat for our council.
I wonder if it will be hard to find financing for Down Town improvements once we bond the match for the South Buffalo Bill project. Because we have a high debt service and pension costs it will be difficult to actually reduce our property tax requests. So bonding the South Buffalo project may make it harder to bond any improvements needed for down town. I wonder are we about to or have we already abandoned our Down Town? I plan to ask that question when we consider the next request to bond a project.