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Council applies for funds to clean up dilapidated buildings

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 16, 2024

Four years ago, then-Mayor Dwight Livingston said 600 homes in North Platte did not even have electricity. Livingston, acting in response to a threatened lawsuit over lax enforcement of housing regulations, instructed then-City Attorney Doug Stack to strengthen city ordinances, fortifying the city’s legal clout if property owners appealed a citation in court. At the […]

Council applies for funds to clean up dilapidated buildings

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin -

Four years ago, then-Mayor Dwight Livingston said 600 homes in North Platte did not even have electricity. Livingston, acting in response to a threatened lawsuit over lax enforcement of housing regulations, instructed then-City Attorney Doug Stack to strengthen city ordinances, fortifying the city’s legal clout if property owners appealed a citation in court. At the […]

NP school board debates budget, property taxes as enrollment declines

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin -

Declining enrollment has consequences, leading to less state aid to schools and higher property taxes, the North Platte board of education was told Tuesday morning during its first budget workshop of the season. President JoAnn Lundgreen started the meeting by asking each board member what their goal was regarding the budget. Angela Blaesi said she […]

NP school board debates budget, property taxes as enrollment declines

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin -

Declining enrollment has consequences, leading to less state aid to schools and higher property taxes, the North Platte board of education was told Tuesday morning during its first budget workshop of the season. President JoAnn Lundgreen started the meeting by asking each board member what their goal was regarding the budget. Angela Blaesi said she […]

School board to hold budget meeting

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 13, 2024

The North Platte public school board will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16 for a workshop on the 2024-25 budget. Due to budget constraints, levy limitations, reduction in state aid and the current economic conditions, a review of current programs and services is necessary to prioritize district resources, according to the board’s budget […]

School board to hold budget meeting

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin -

The North Platte public school board will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16 for a workshop on the 2024-25 budget. Due to budget constraints, levy limitations, reduction in state aid and the current economic conditions, a review of current programs and services is necessary to prioritize district resources, according to the board’s budget […]

School board approves ‘smart casual’ attire on split vote

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 8, 2024

The North Platte Public school board approved “Smart Casual” attire for teachers and administrators Monday, after two split votes and a failed amendment. Smart Casual, as defined in the employee handbook, is a professional dress code combining trendy clothing with classic staples. Kevin Mills, the Director of Human Resources, said that hoodies, crocs, flip flops, […]

School board approves ‘smart casual’ attire on split vote

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin -

The North Platte Public school board approved “Smart Casual” attire for teachers and administrators Monday, after two split votes and a failed amendment. Smart Casual, as defined in the employee handbook, is a professional dress code combining trendy clothing with classic staples. Kevin Mills, the Director of Human Resources, said that hoodies, crocs, flip flops, […]

Archived: School board: Teacher attire, mentors wanted

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin - Jun. 29, 2024

At its non-voting June meeting, the school board heard reports and continued its debate on the dress code for teachers. President JoAnn Lundgreen did some research and found in some circles that that jeans are included in the “business casual” category of attire. She said instead of using the term “business comfortable” it might be […]

Archived: School board: Teacher attire, mentors wanted

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin -

At its non-voting June meeting, the school board heard reports and continued its debate on the dress code for teachers. President JoAnn Lundgreen did some research and found in some circles that that jeans are included in the “business casual” category of attire. She said instead of using the term “business comfortable” it might be […]

Archived: Ricketts boosts petition to uphold state abortion restrictions

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin - Jun. 28, 2024

Sen. Pete Ricketts was in North Platte Friday morning to promote a petition drive called “Protect Women and Children.” Ricketts said it is important to give Nebraskans a choice between the state law that was passed by the legislature in 2023, and a petition drive to replace that law, which he said is led by […]

Archived: Ricketts boosts petition to uphold state abortion restrictions

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin -

Sen. Pete Ricketts was in North Platte Friday morning to promote a petition drive called “Protect Women and Children.” Ricketts said it is important to give Nebraskans a choice between the state law that was passed by the legislature in 2023, and a petition drive to replace that law, which he said is led by […]

Archived: CRA approves TIF bond for residential development

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin - Jun. 27, 2024

The Community Redevelopment Authority has unanimously approved a contract with Dewick Investments, LLC, for a $765,000 tax increment note to assist in constructing the Canteen Commons project. The CRA held its fourth meeting of the year Thursday morning, reviewing TIF contracts for the Canteen Commons housing housing project, and for the Sustainable Beef packing plant. […]

Archived: CRA approves TIF bond for residential development

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin -

The Community Redevelopment Authority has unanimously approved a contract with Dewick Investments, LLC, for a $765,000 tax increment note to assist in constructing the Canteen Commons project. The CRA held its fourth meeting of the year Thursday morning, reviewing TIF contracts for the Canteen Commons housing housing project, and for the Sustainable Beef packing plant. […]

Archived: Planning commission recommends S. Buffalo boat center, again

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin - Jun. 26, 2024

Mark Oettinger brought a revised application to the Planning Commission Tuesday for rezoning to allow a boat sales and service center to be built on S. Buffalo Bill Ave., after his first application was tabled by the city council. Oettinger initially requested that his 9.96 acres of land be rezoned from Transitional Agriculture to Highway […]

Archived: Planning commission recommends S. Buffalo boat center, again

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin -

Mark Oettinger brought a revised application to the Planning Commission Tuesday for rezoning to allow a boat sales and service center to be built on S. Buffalo Bill Ave., after his first application was tabled by the city council. Oettinger initially requested that his 9.96 acres of land be rezoned from Transitional Agriculture to Highway […]

Archived: School board considers budget, property taxes

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin - Jun. 17, 2024

As the budget season begins for the public schools, the importance of taxable property valuations becomes evident. North Platte residents are receiving notices of property valuations, and the school district is awaiting the total preliminary valuation of property in the district, which will help determine how much income the district will have in the next […]

Archived: School board considers budget, property taxes

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin -

As the budget season begins for the public schools, the importance of taxable property valuations becomes evident. North Platte residents are receiving notices of property valuations, and the school district is awaiting the total preliminary valuation of property in the district, which will help determine how much income the district will have in the next […]