City council plans annexation, odor control

When North Platte City Council meets on Tuesday, it will consider annexing ownership of the North Platte Regional Airport and two other parcels between the city limits and the airport.

The council will also look at the first steps in tackling potential industrial odors.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber, 211 West Third St.

At a previous working session on December 14, council was briefed on the preliminary work being done by the zoning administrator and engineer for the annexation and the official steps required to annex the property.

Tuesday’s meeting will be the first opportunity for the council to vote on the annexation. If the majority of council agrees, they will forward the annexation proposal to the planning committee for review. If the planning committee gives its agreement, it will refer the matter back to council for approval. Three readings are required before the board.

For the report of the working session, click HERE.

Odors

In addition, the board will consider an agreement with Foulweather Consulting of Hansville, Washington for training and equipment to detect the source and severity of industrial-type odors.

The deal sees Foulweather help purchase odor detection equipment and help train 4 to 5 city employees to operate the equipment. Staff will establish an odor baseline for dealing with odor complaints, distinguishing the source, providing a scientific method and mitigating finger pointing, according to documents prepared by the city administration for the council. .

Foulweather will charge $ 6,000 for the service, plus travel costs.

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