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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

City Council Approves Agreement with Agri-Plastics


February 16, 2018

Forrest Hershberger

Pictured from left: council member Kelly Utley, Economic Development Director Melissa Norgard, council member Roger Gallaway, council member Wendall Gaston, Mayor Joe Arteburn, Brittany Hardin (State Department of Economic Development), council member Bob Olsen and City Manager Ed Sadler.

The Sidney City Council Tuesday approved an agreement supporting Agri-Plastics through LB840.

LB840, also known as the Local Option Municipal Economic Development Act, authorizes incorporated cities and villages to appropriate and spend local sales and property tax revenues for certain economic development purposes. These expenditures must come under compliance of the procedure as defined in LB840. LB840 was approved by Cheyenne County voters from 2007-2017, according to the presentation by Economic Development Director Melissa Norgard, and renewed for another an additional 10 years (2017-2...

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