BROKEN BOW—Six different areas of the Custer County Fairgrounds will undergo road improvements in the coming months. The Custer County Ag Society discussed slopes, drainage, ditches, storm drains, and roads in need of repair. Board member Shawn Lehmkuhler said this project takes precedence because people “can’t use the fairgrounds without getting around it.”
During Monday’s special meeting, the board passed a motion made by Travis Schauda to move forward with the improvement areas for a maximum of $12,000 for the whole project. The motion specified the purchase of crushed concrete and storm drain installation. Scott Reynolds told the board that grader and operator costs would be donated.
The $12,000 will be used from the capital improvement fund. Included in the March 12 meeting minutes, $88,276.43 was listed in the capital fund.
The road project areas include the fairgrounds south entrance, north entrance, road north of the arena, area between Barns 19 and 20, north side of the stall barn, and the road west of the stall barn and horse show barn.
The Ag Society also discussed plans to sell used sheet metal. At the March 12 meeting a new logo was approved for the fairgrounds.
Schauda announced an upcoming work day to be held on Saturday, April 7 involving welding and torching. The work day will be held at Sargent Pipe west of the fairgrounds. Call Travis with any questions 308-870-3170.