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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Council Approves 4-acre Subdivision


The Sidney Council approved a subdivision request by the City’s Economic Development office subdividing a 4.03 acre tract in the Sidney Business Park Addition. 

The request was made on behalf of NexGen Outfitters, resulting in a total of 8.06 acres at the Sidney Industrial Park.

Economic Development Director Melissa Norgard said the reason NexGen Outfitters chose that parcel is if they expand, they will have the potential of about 12 acres and nearing the Union Pacific railroad line.

She said the company is not yet online. Officials are busy finalizing issues with flood plain requirements mandated by USDA financing.

In another point, Norgard referenced the State of Sidney meeting that took place Wednesday, June 13. She stressed that change is taking place, but change seldom occurs quickly.

“The most important take-away is these things take time,” she said.

She said the City is working closely with Bass Pro regarding finding a new occupant for the corporate campus.

“They have truly been a great partner,” she said,

She said contrary to rumors, Bass Pro is still offering the building to qualified business for $1 per year.

The council also approved a Retail Class D Liquor License Application for Pester Marketing Company doing business as Alta Convenience, 440 E. Illinois St., formerly the Western Convenience store.

Carla Lutz, local organizer for the Sidney Chautauqua program, updated the council on the program, including an invitation to Wednesday’s ice cream social and introduction of Chautauqua characters. Lutz said

Daytime workshops are being held today (Friday) and Saturday 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Cheyenne County Community Center. Evening programs are being held at the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center with entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. An option dinner will be available before each event at the high school.

The council also approved two of the three open positions for the Planning Commission. John Phillips, with eight years on the Planning Commission, and Timothy Smith who is also currently serving on the Planning Commission, will continue their positions on the board. One position is still vacant.


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