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York City Council Approves Utility Increases, Appoints New Chief of Police

YORK, Neb. – A second and final reading was held on the proposed utility increases for City of York residents. The increases for water, wastewater, and landfill rates were approved by the York City Council.

Public Works Director, Mitch Doht, gives a run down of what to expect out of the increases.

When water, wastewater, and landfill are all added, the total additional increase will cost each household roughly $6.09 per month. The rate changes will go into effect immediately.

The York City Council as approved the appointment of a new York Police Chief.

Chief Edward Tjaden will begin his new position on October 16th.

The Downtown Revitalization Master Plan by Clark Enerson was approved by the York City Council, however, provisions were added. Council members agreed that the plan should be amended to not include the construction of roundabouts, as well as, the changing of the downtown’s one-way streets to two-ways. The traffic issue could be revisited at a later date.

Public hearings were held regarding applications to the Nebraska Department of Economic Development for two Community Development Block Grants in the amounts of $30,000 and $350,000 for the pre-development and implementation of the Downtown Revitalization Program.




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