COLUMBUS – Mayor James Bulkley made a rare appearance at the Platte County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday morning.
The meeting kicked off with Bulkley standing before the board and thanking them for all of their hard work on a couple of different collaborations between the county and the city of Columbus in the last few months. Some of those projects include the formation of a consolidated communications center, as well as the work on the Columbus Recharge Project Coalition.
In June, the Columbus City Council and the Platte County Board approved an agreement to combine the dispatch efforts by both the city and the county into a single dispatch center. The City of Columbus will fund initial costs, and Platte County will reimburse the city for operating costs in the future.
The Columbus Recharge Project Coalition is an agreement between the City of Columbus, Platte County, the Lower Loup Natural Resource District, and Christopher’s Cove Home Owner’s Association. The coalition has the responsibility of planning and managing water resources within and around Columbus, with the total project cost totaling $2.44 million. The City and County will both commit $54,800 for the project.