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Smart Board Coming To Culbertson Senior Center

Smart Board Coming To Culbertson Senior Center Smart Board Coming To Culbertson Senior Center

Community News Staff It appears that the hope of Culbertson's senior citizens to add a Smart board to the senior center is going to be successful.

Joy Finnicum Johnson, activities director for the seniors, explained how she feels that having an interactive screen will benefit the seniors.

“We have begun incorporating activities to invigorate a more active environment for seniors here such as our annual Halloween event, birthday recognitions, winter musical performances, Wednesday game days and monthly craft class,” Johnson wrote to the council. “However, we still feel we aren't quite operating at levels appropriate to the 21st century and could gain so much enrichment by acquiring some technology and incorporating computer assisted activities through use of interactive whiteboard projections such as a Smart board.”

The proposal was for the seniors to pay for the Smart board and then have the city cover costs for Internet services.

“We have to raise funds,” Johnson said. “This is our first step, to gain permission.”

Council members discussed that such a device would be beneficial for the city for meetings.

Council member Mark Nelson made a motion of purchasing the device to be a joint venture. Council member Abe Rumsey seconded the motion, and it was approved 4-0.

City Attorney Greg Hennessy provided an update on the Legion Park legal debate.

“We're hip deep in motion practice,” he said. Hennessy said the Knudsens made a motion for a summary judgment.

Hennessy's team found old documents regarding County Road 97, he noted.

“We discovered county right of way in ancient records,” he added.

Hennessy said about two-thirds of the motions have been made.

Nick Oelkers was appointed to replace former council member Jaimee Green on the airport board.

Regarding requests for proposals for attorney services, Culbertson received a proposal of $300 per hour from Hennessy and $275 per hour from Christoffersen and Knierim.

In the information received from Hennessy, he noted that he's driven more than 42,000 miles for council meetings regardless of the weather since becoming the city attorney in 1979.

Council members decided to table the decision until next month.

There was discussion about making parking ordinances tougher in order to discourage long-term parking, especially for trailers.

Council members approved providing $2,500 so two Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies can attend SWAT training in Glasgow.

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