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(Neb.)-City Renews Agreement With State For Maintenance/Snow Removal  Listen

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 01/07/2013 08:46 PM

Photo: Chadron street superintendent Terry Birnbaum introduces new street department employee Bryan Grant to the Chadron city council. (Photo by KCSR-Roxie Graham-Marski)
(CHADRON)-It was a relatively short meeting for the Chadron city council Monday night. The council voted to renew the city’s agreement for 2013 with the Nebraska Department of Roads for maintenance of Highway 20 within city limits and for Highway 385 from the city’s southern limits north to 385’s junction with Highway 20. Public works director Milo Rust said a couple of slight changes were made this year by the state to reflect actual lane miles within city limits, which will slightly reduce the money owed the city, but everything else essentially stayed the same.
Rust says snow removal in city limits is the city’s responsibility and yet the state takes care of Highway 385 from 10th Street south to city limits, which are near the golf course.
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Therefore, the city owes the state $375 per lane mile for snow removal, and that is based on 2.70 lane miles, making the total owed by the city $1,012.50.
The state pays the city $1,575 per lane mile for performing the surface maintenance that the highways need. Based on 5.38 lane miles, the total owed by the state is $8,473.50. The net difference due the city is $7,461.
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In other news, the council officially welcomed Bryan Grant as a new street department employee, and proclaimed January 16th to be Religious Freedom Day and January 21st to be Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the city of Chadron. There will be activities taking place in Chadron in honor of both special days. More details will follow.
(Questions? Comments? E-mail roxie@chadrad.com.)
(Copyright 2012 KCSR/Chadrad Communications, Inc. May not be reproduced in any form without permission.)


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