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By Don Ogle
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Council Approves LB840 Fund Use For Hickory Square


Sidney's City Council approved the use of $250,000 of LB840 funds for the proposed Hickory Street Square Project at its regular meeting Tuesday.

The approval designates a needed match for a grant sought through the state's Civic and Community Center Financing Fund as part of financing for the project, which has a projected cost of $743,000.

During a review of the request, Melissa Norgaard, the city's economic development director, reminded council the LB840 funds come from a half-cent tax approved by voters. The request is authorization to use the funds, which are specifically set aside for...

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