, 2022-12-05 22:48:59,
A new pavilion on the east end of Cody Park will be considered Tuesday by the North Platte city council, along with tax increment financing for a small housing development on the east side of town.
The pavilion would be 40 x 60 feet, similar in size to the existing park pavilion near the concession stand. The new pavilion would be built where the children’s playground once stood. That playground was removed after a new playground was built in 2020 by Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch.
The new pavilion would be near the modern playground, the softball fields, disc golf course, horseshoe courts and a nature area. The area also has sidewalks and a parking lot.
Park officials have seen increasing demand for pavilion reservations for reunions, weddings, concerts and other events, city officials say in council documents. The cost would be $178,000, with the money coming from the Newburn Fund.
The council meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 211 W. Third St.
The proposed blighted and substandard area is near Second and McCabe. It consists of 2.7 mostly-vacant acres. It would become the site of Habitat for Humanity homes, according to plans.
Streets, sidewalks and curb and gutters are generally in fair to poor conditions. There are just two structures on the property, both more than 40 years old. There is overgrown brush and trees on the property.
RV storage place
Another public hearing will be held about adding RV storage to an existing RV park at 3800 Hadley Drive, near I-80, east of Newberry Road. The property is next to an interstate lake.
It has one entrance off Newberry, limiting access to the campground and the proposed enclosed storage. Security cameras also monitor the area, the application says.
In other business, the council will consider:
• A $75,000 loan to IC Quality Painting company for a development in the city’s industrial park near Philip Ave. The loan would come from the city’s quality growth fund.
• Extending the lease for three years for pastureland grazing near the landfill.
• Certification of the Nov. 8 election results.
• The appointment of Chance Schilling to the city planning commission.
• Contract with Marvin Planning Consultants for a city and county housing study.
• Authorize the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” overtime enforcement campaign from Dec. 16-Jan. 1.
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