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Commissioners and Equalization Board Meet

Commissioners hear Chamber quarterly report, review tourism grant

The Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners and Equalization Board met Tuesday morning with a light agenda. The meeting began with approving the minutes of the previous and the review and payment of claims.

Following, Commissioner Sanders discussed the receiving of a $500 grant with purpose to be used towards CPR/AED training for local medical personnel. The grant does not cover the full cost, and with more discussion needed to make a decision in how to proceed, the topic was tabled until the next meeting.

Next, Toshia Jones, Cheyenne County Chamber President, spoke of the Chamber's quarterly report. Currently there are 146 members listed with the Chamber, a smaller number than the previous year, with hopes of expanding. A tentative schedule of ribbon cuttings as well as upcoming county-wide events was distributed to the Commissioners with Sanders commenting, "there's a lot to do in Cheyenne County." Jones took the time to thank the Commissioners for their contribution of congratulatory cards as a special touch to ribbon cuttings. Jones commented that she hopes to make Chamber online resources easier to access, she also noted the distribution of informational graduation packets to high school seniors as a potential goal for the Chamber.

The Commissioners then heard from Kendra Mitchell, Cheyenne County Tourism Director, to review a $1,000 grant to be applied towards promotion of the Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference which will take place in Sidney for the first time May 1 and 2. The decision was unanimous and the grant was approved.

The meeting then switched over to Doug Hart, Cheyenne County Highway Superintendent, who noted the clearing of more roads, specifically the bridges located on I-80. Sunol has been facing hazardously muddy roads so new gravel has been placed to accommodate for future issues. Sanders took the time to thank Hart and his crew for their efforts in improving road safety for the county.

There were no public comments made, Commissioner Miller moved to proceed with the executive session.

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Kelsey Arrington, Staff Reporter

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Cheyenne County native, local business owner.


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