The O'Neill City Council met in regular session on Monday, Jan. 6 with all members present except councilwomen Buffy Walsh.
The council first conducted a public hearing for the James Loutzenhiser subdivision request and approved it with no opposition to the subdivision. The council then discussed the annexation request for the expansion of the west city limit lines by Jack and Janice Welch. City attorney Boyd Strope stated that the Welch's had visited with people close to their development and that they had no problems with looking into annexing their subdivision. The area is on the north side of Hwy. 20 and south of the O'Neill Golf Course and then goes west to the road just to the east of the Westside Restaurant.
The council then discussed at looking at having a study done by engineers at some time to look at further expansion of city limit lines to include areas further west include an area designated as a industrial park.
The council conducted public hearings for two liquor licenses. Sunrise Flower requested a Class D license to expand their customer base with the sale of wines and for the probability of having tasting and catering opportunities. The next license was for Taco and Tequila for a Class C license for their restaurant in the former Tia Zia restaurant site.
The council then approved $34,230.30 in LB840 money for two separate purchases one being equipment for an existing business in the amount of $34,000 and then $4,200.30 for exterior improvements.
The council then approved a resolution made every year for the closure of Douglas for Chamber of Commerce events held in the 2020 year.
The council then decided to put stop signs in on south 10th street to slow traffic down and for public safety. Stop signs will be going in on all the intersections on south 10th.
The council finished the evening by approving the bills and adjourning for the evening.