SIDNEY -- The Sidney City Council Tuesday agreed to continue its support of the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber was represented by President/CEO Toshia Jones and Chamber board chairman Kendra Mitchell. Jones and Mitchell presented an agreement with revisions. City attorney J. Leef said the changes were clarifications in nature and didn't need an additional review. 

"The things that have been added are clarifications or additional services that they are offering," Leef said.

The contract calls for the City to pay the Chamber $25,000 annually. Payments are made to the Chamber quarterly. In exchange, the Chamber must "provide services and deliverables" to receive its quarterly payments. 

In City Manager David Scott's memo to the city council, Scott said the Chamber is involved in several projects to assist with economic development: 

* Recruit new retail and service businesses to Sidney and Cheyenne County,

* Assist existing retail and service businesses,

* Promote and provide assistance regarding incentives for downtown businesses,

* Market available commercial properties,

* Organize a tour of all available commercial properties,

* Assist with execution of priorities stemming from the update downtown master plan,

* Provide newcomer packets, tours for potential employees from requesting companies, relocation materials and housing information, and 

* Provide a quarterly update to City Council in January, April, July and September.

Mitchell and Jones also reminded council members of the Chamber Social Hour at the Lazy S Ranch starting at 5:30 p.m. today. The event is open to everyone. The Lazy S Ranch is located at 2472 County Road 131.