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South Sioux City City Council approves 2021 budget

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SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE (KTIV) -- The South Sioux City City Council has approved the 2021 city budget.

The upcoming year's budget sets aside $82,530,000 million for the city.

Most of the money goes toward operation costs. However, a portion of the budget is dedicated for utilities to finish the wastewater treatment plant, and other city projects.

The city clerk said this year, if your property value didn't change, then your city taxes won't change.

The city council also discussed, and approved, a goose hunt to reduce the goose population in the city. The hunt is for youth, and veterans.

Its focus will be along the river area, especially at the soccer fields.

The city council also discussed new electric signs that will be placed around the city to offer people updates on COVID-19.

The money came from CARES Act funding donated by Growing Community Connections through the Siouxland Human Investment Partnership.

"And we all worked together to figure a way to get that communication out, and with that communication we started with bulletin boards. We decided thats really hard to keep going so we moved it to electronic boards," said Jo Ann Gieselman, with Growing Communications Connections.

The South Sioux City Public Library received a driving simulator, which allows people to practice driving in different road conditions.

Growing Community Connections also donated a virtual playground to the library. Kids are able to play virtual games on it.

Claire Bradshaw

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