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April 9, 2018 List
Below is the list of projects discussed at the Special City Council meeting on April 9, 2018. 

Projects were broken into three groups: Current Ongoing Concerns, Capital Outlay Equipment/Improvements, and Future Projects.

Current Ongoing Concerns

Due to the age of the Swimming Pool, needed renovations to keep pool usable - $1,000,000
Barnett Park Dredging - public safety issue - $500,000 
"A" Street Park - need renovations if city keeps park - $50,000
Karrer Park Restrooms - $100,000 
Cemetery Shop Expansion - $40,000
Cemetery Roads - $100,000
Barnett Park Roads - $285,000
Barnett Shelter House Improvements - $100,000 
Ball Park Parking Lot - $165,000
Elks Tennis Court Improvements - unknown dollar amount
West 5th Street Water Main/Street Improvements $1,000,000
Ongoing Street maintenance concerns
Establishing the necessary General Fund Reserves, auditors suggest a minimum of enough to cover two to three months expenses - currently have $725,000, which is just a little over one month - budget includes $75,000 transfer to this reserve
Jaycee Ball Complex - Concession/Media Area 
Overall renovation at the Jaycee Ball Complex and Felling Field - (netting, backstops, fencing)
Felling Field Restrooms 
Dog Park at East 11th & “C”
Needed maintenance of the aging Water and Sewer system lines
Expansion of Walking Trails 
Development of Old Landfill
  - Use Landfill property for Dog Park and the Dog Park area for practice ball fields and soccer fields
Entrance signs
Improvements to Old Highway 6 & 34 leading to Transfer Station

Capital Outlay Equipment/Improvements

Auditorium - Replace Stage Curtains - $25,000
- Lobby Tile - $17,800 
Police - Vehicle - $27,500
- Radio Equipment - $100,000 
- Sniper Rifle - $2,750
Fire - Basic Rope Rescue Equipment - $10,000 
- Radio Replacement - $32,000
Ambulance - Ambulance Replacement $205,000
Civil Defense - Replace Outdoor Warning Sirens - $107,000
Street - Sweeper Replacement - $210,000 
- Mower Replacement - $30,000
- Skid Loader Replacement - $60,000
Cemetery - Mini Excavator - $65,000
- Mower - $25,000
Parks - Dillmans Corner Irrigation - $4,000
- Mower - $30,000
Ball Parks - ABI Force - $20,000
- Mower - $30,000
Airport - Electric Gate - $10,000
Total Capital Improvements/Equipment - $1,011,050

Future Projects

New swimming pool - estimated cost of $3.5 to $4 million
Pool Committee recommends utilizing the current site, infrastructure is already there
does not include a splash pad - estimated cost $285,000/
recycling the water would double the cost
How does the City finance the continued costs of maintenance
Need to take into consideration the educational purposes of a pool also - water safety, 
swim team
Need to have something unique to draw people to town to use the pool
Possibly include a “Lazy River”
Needs to be affordable for family use
Possibly heated
Covered pool
May need to look outside the box at a combined facility indoor/outdoor pool would give the ability to utilize more of the year, instead of just the two months
Combine with the YMCA
Combined services with the YMCA may save money - are they interested - 
concerns of locations and logistics
See more study completed on combining the two -- may be real opportunities for savings 
Possible structure to include pool and ability to open up for a theater/musical events
Need to look at something that can be used 365 days a year
Bond issue estimates were presented for a $3.5 and $4.5 million project - 
with terms of 10, 12, and 15 years.  Annual payments range from a low of $290,000 to a high of $511,000.
Auditorium Project Renovation
Proposal presented in the feasibility study for a community/conference center facility - included removing current balcony area, installing retractable seating, theater design, addition to the north to include kitchen area - estimated cost $4.5 million
Who will manage the auditorium
Dedicated sledding area 
Possibility of utilizing the old landfill as a site
Making all necessary updates on the airport - important for economic development
Ongoing repair and maintenance of city streets must be continued
More concerned about the things that have not been done for a number of years because the City did not have enough revenue
Construction of a new Softball/Baseball Complex would possibly do more for economic development than a new swimming pool
Sidewalks, curb and gutter repairs (City and private)

City of McCook, Nebraska
W. 5th and C Street
McCook, NE 69001
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