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City Council to consider transferring keno agreement

February 3, 2019 GMT

The North Platte City Council Tuesday night will consider transferring Cody Keno’s operating agreement at the Wild Bill’s Fun Center restaurant back to the bowling alley’s owners.

The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 211 W. Third St.

Council members in May 2018 had approved a keno operating agreement between Cody Keno and C&N Development LLC, which had leased the Wild Bill’s restaurant space at 1100 S. Jeffers St. from owners K&L Enterprises Inc. and rebranded it as Sidelines.

K&L owners Gary Suhr and Lonnie Parsons reassumed control of Sidelines in December after C&N, which also owns Mallory’s Gastro Pub & Grill, filed for bankruptcy protection. That filing has not affected the operation of Mallory’s, located downtown at East Fourth and Dewey streets.

In other business, the council will:

» Decide whether to buy a rebuilt and refurbished Rotochopper debris grinder for the Public Service Department for $398,350. Council documents say the proposal, part of the evening’s consent agenda, would enable the city to save $70,000 in budgeted debris-handling costs.

» Rule on a conditional use permit for Bedrock Concrete Lawn Ornaments to make and sell their products in a building owned by Thomas and Cynthia Huntsman at 804 N. Dewey St. The city Planning Commission endorsed the plan Jan. 22.

» Consider approval of the 11th of 12 low-income homeowners receiving grants or forgivable loans for vital home repairs under a 2016 Community Development Block Grant.

» Take up a resolution moving up the starting time of the council’s March 5 meeting from 7:30 to 5:30 p.m. so city officials can attend the Nebraska Planning and Zoning Association meeting in Kearney.

» Briefly convene after adjournment as the board of the City of North Platte Leasing Corp. to elect officers for 2019. Mayor Dwight Livingston and the eight council members form the board.