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(Neb.)-Town Hall Meeting Tonight Regarding LB-840 Tax Initiative  Listen

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 04/17/2013 09:03 AM

Photo: Despite the snow, the Town Hall meeting is expected to still take place at City Hall council chambers at 7:00 p.m.
(CHADRON)-Due to last week’s heavy snowfall and slick roads, the city of Chadron had cancelled the first of their Town Hall meetings regarding the LB-840 tax initiative, which is coming up on April 30th. With snowy weather in the forecast for this week as well, city manager Wayne Anderson says barring some crazy catastrophe, he hopes the meeting scheduled for this Wednesday can still go off without a hitch.
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Anderson admits there are two sides to the coin when it comes to whether to keep taxes as they are or not.
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Anderson says that the city will not be able to afford the needed repairs to the city’s wastewater system without funds set aside from somewhere.
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Anderson says LB-840 is an easy way for those who shop in Chadron to be able to continually help fund community projects simply by shopping. Taxes are not going up; they are simply being continued for the betterment of the community. Anderson points to a variety of ways that LB-840 funds have been put to good use around the community.
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Projects that have been funded by LB-840 dollars include an ambulance for the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department, a recycling machine for Keep Chadron Beautiful, the kiosk at Greenwood Cemetery, needed updates at the Dawes County Fairgrounds and ball fields, an accessibility ramp at the Chadron Arts Center, and new picnic tables, drinking fountain, yard edging, wood chips, and doggie deposit stations for the Chadron Parks Foundation.
            The LB-840 Town Hall meetings start at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17th, and Tuesday, April 23rd. They will also be broadcast on Great Plains local access channel 19. Anderson encourages people to come prepared with questions and says he is willing to speak to any other groups or individuals as well. A sample ballot is available on the city’s web site or online at www.chadrad.com by clicking on the banner ad on the right-hand side of the home page.
 
(Questions? Comments? E-mail news@chadrad.com.)
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