Police Officer Kayla Rock who recently completed training at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center appeared to thank the Mayor and City Council for the opportunity to work in the community but tendered her resignation from the police force to move back to Fremont to assist her family.
“I have truly appreciated the other officers for making me feel as if I were a part of Cozad’s ‘Police Force Family’, and have sincerely enjoyed my tenure of employment in your community,” Rock said.
Both former Police Chief Randy Adams and current Police Chief Mark Montgomery had spoken highly of Rock’s abilities and enthusiasm and her resignation was accepted with regrets. The search for an officer to replace Rock will now take place.
A public hearing was held to consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission to approve the rezoning of the Beans Subdivision area west of Berryman Funeral Home and Pioneer Seeds on west Newell Street. Council members approved rezoning the area from Residential 2 to General Commercial.
Mayor Nancy Meyer’s appointment of Connor Smith to fill the position of the late Doug Swan on the Citizens Advisory Review Committee was also approved.
Jill Nelsen, Cork & Cap Liquor appeared to request a Special Designated Liquor License for a wedding at Chipper Hall on July 22, 2017. Nelsen’s request was granted.
The Mayor and council members have received numerous compliments on the parks and swimming pool. The Memorial Day Service at Veteran’s Memorial Park on May 29th also received positive comments and city employees were thanked for having the park in tip-top condition for Memorial Day.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 19, 2017 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Cozad City Office Building.