McCook using ACE funds for gathering place project

The McCook, Neb., City Council recently voted to use $10,000 in ACE funds toward the Norris Alley Project, a new outdoor gathering place.

ACE’s revenue return program has provided more than $3.2 million to ACE member communities in Nebraska, including nearly $163,000 for McCook. Earlier this year the ACE Board of Directors approved a $400,000 distribution to its member communities, including $19,652 to McCook.

McCook’s project includes renovating a vacant lot into “Norris Alley,” an outdoor space of trees, furniture, benches and planters. McCook has used past ACE funds for a park bandshell, skate park and a new senior center bus.

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The Voice of Choice

“ACE has returned more than $74,000 to the City of Neligh through its revenue return program. We’ve always used our ACE funds for community improvement projects such as a county-wide alert system, playground equipment and other park improvements.”
Dale Wilkinson
Neligh, Neb.
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"On top of providing revenue back to our City ACE also offers local groups the opportunity to participate in community clean-up events, which benefits our community and provides funds for local groups."
Tricia Allen
City Clerk, Blue Hill, Neb.
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"The distribution of ACE funds back to the Gordon community have assisted with a skate park, needed repairs at the community swimming pool and equipment for our police department."
Glen Spaugh
City Manager, Gordon, Neb.
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“Our community has used funds from ACE’s revenue return program for many projects, including assisting with umpire fees for the summer ball program, general park improvements, signage for Mill Race Park and Blue Bird Trail, and upgrading the camper sites at Mill Race Park.”
Shelly Wieneke
Deputy Clerk, Atkinson, Neb.
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