Kimball public hearing to help amend economic development plan

The Kimball city council Tuesday evening will hold a 7 p.m. public hearing to get public input on amending the city's economic development plan.

Kimball residents in 2010 approved a four tenth of a percent property tax to for the development of a rail spur that would help bring materials in for expanding or new businesses. But Mayor James Schnell says escalating costs for steel and farm land have made development of the rail spur economically unfeasible.

Schnell says the public hearing is designed for the public to help the city look at other economic development options. Schnell says he wants the public to be specific on how they would like to amend the economic development plan and where they would like to see money from the tax used.

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