Weather makes us a little “itchy” for digging, pouring, framing, and landscaping…But it is Nebraska!
National indicators are predicting a very busy year for building and remodeling. Threats of trade wars and retaliation make the price of materials a real concern and bidding a scary endeavor. Statewide, our
Nebraska lawmakers will be returning home this month and very little at that level is of concern to our membership. There are a few things that didn’t make it through Committee this year that we will want
to keep an eye on if they resurface next year. That is one value of KABA membership—an opportunity to be part of the legislative conversation.
The City of Kearney is vibrant and the efforts of the Housing Study Taskforce have been productive. As a member of the Planning Commission and that Taskforce, I have seen some progressive ideas…just
nothing moving forward quickly. I will keep you informed.
KABA’s efforts along the education focus have made great progress this past year! Both scholarship students are doing well at CCC and Kearney’s new CCC location is bringing construction classes to Kearney and working with KABA’s Educational Committee to create an awesome High School Junior “Internship” experience for Kearney students and our KABA members. We will be presenting the details on that soon.
Long term weather forecast looks good for our meeting this month. See you there.