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Kaufman casts deciding vote to study potential library site

Kaufman casts deciding vote to study potential library site
Gering Mayor Tony Kaufman on KNEB's News Extra program Tuesday, January 9, 2018. (Strang/RRN/KNEB)

Mayor Tony Kaufman cast the deciding vote Monday night as the Gering council approved spending $4,500 to study another site as a possible location for a new city library.

Kaufman said on KNEB’s News Extra Tuesday his vote amounted to support for a Library Board that has money budgeted  to look at another site. Kaufman noted public opposition to locating the library at Legion Park had eliminated it as a potential site and another potential site was needed so two sites were being studied.

Council members were split 4-4 on whether to approve the additional money. The site is not being made public for fear of property speculation. Results of the study may be available by summer.

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