|City defines long term goals during recent retreat|
By Jan Rahn
A brainstorming session on March 20 gave Grant City Council members, along with the mayor, city clerk and city superintendent a chance to look ahead several years and put together some goals for the community.
Facilitator of the retreat, Corrinne Pedersen of Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP) Energy, will put together her summary and make it available to the City of Grant in a few weeks.
Some broad goals were set in determining the direction the city could take in the next few years, said City Clerk Jessie Faber.
Once the summarization of the retreat is received from Pedersen, another meeting will be set for city representatives to come together and more clearly define what steps should be taken to work toward achieving those goals.
Prior to the recent retreat, surveys were sent to a select group to obtain some ideas for the future of the City of Grant.
The surveys were distributed to all of the members of committees who represent city government, such as cemetery board, parks and rec, library board, etc., along with several leaders of the community.
Those present besides Faber and Pedersen at the March 20 retreat held at Hastings Memorial Library included Mayor Mike Wyatt, Grant City Council members Darrell Pierce, Tim Pofahl, Dennis Hansen and Wayne Pick, City Superintendent Tyson McGreer and Ann Burge, administrator of Southwest Community Betterment Corporation who addressed housing issues during the session.