Cairo Sales Tax Recommends Funding for Projects

The Cairo Sales Tax committee met last week to review several applications for community development and improvements.  Cairo Community volunteers and organizations are encouraged to apply for a portion of an annual pool of $15,000 in sales tax funds for community development and improvement projects.  The Cairo Sales Tax Committee reviews applications for these funds and makes fund recommendations to the Village of Cairo Board.  Volunteers and organizations receiving funding must complete projects and provide receipts before sales tax reimbursements are issued.  To apply for funding visit the Village Office for a Sales Tax Fund application.

Wings Across the Heartland:  The committee recommended $2500 toward the Wings Across the Heartland project.  The Wings Across the Heartland project, started by Karen Neppl, paints wings inspired by Cairo designs, on approved private and public buildings.  The goal of the Cairo Wings Committee is to bring 10 sets of wings into the community, creating a “Wings Walk” and adding public art to the Cairo Community.  The wings walk promotes travel and tourism, encouraging visitors to not only visit our downtown area but explore other parts of Cairo.  Amanda Schweitzer is leading the Wings Committee.  Amanda has secured funding for this project from private donations and the Cairo Community Foundation.

Cairo Ball Association:  The Cairo North Ball Field required a regulation fence for high school softball and little league.  The Cairo Sales Tax Committee recommended $3,100 for this improvement. 

Village of Cairo:  The Cairo Swimming Pool required a new speaker system.  The Cairo Sales Tax Committee recommended $1,370.66 to pay for the speaker system for the swimming pool.

Cairo Steering Committee:  Earlier this year Cairo residents were asked to vote on a point of entry sign design.  The sign was chosen by the community.  Neely Tubbs was awarded the contract to paint a mural on the east utility shed, spring of 2020.  Sales Tax funds, combined with a Cairo Community Foundation grant, and proceeds from fundraisers will fund painting and future landscaping and lighting for the sign.  The sign will welcome visitors from the east on highway 2.  The Sale Tax Committee recommended $1,500 to fund this project.

The Village Board reviewed the recommendations made by the committee and approved funding for a total of $8470.66 in Cairo community development and improvements. 

Start Your Christmas Break Off at the Watering Hole

Plan on visiting the Cairo Bowl and Watering Hole on December 20th for Live Music by Trevor Engelson starting at 7 pm. Round out your night with great drink and food specials plus $1 bowling.

Trevor has added a challenge to the evening. Trevor is collecting donations for the Grand Island Humane Society. If he raises $500 on the 20th he buys the bar a round plus matches the pot. Cairo Bowl and Watering hole is giving a free drink to anyone who brings a bag of dog or cat food in that evening.

Community Christmas Dinner

Enjoy a free Christmas Dinner on Wednesday, December 25th, 2019. Event is hosted at the Cairo Community Center. Doors open at 11:30 am with coffee, cider and cookies. Dinner is served at noon. All are welcome to attend.

This event is sponsored by Cairo area churches.

Volunteers are needed to prep the meal on Monday, December 23rd at 1:00 pm at the Cairo Community Center. Volunteer to assist with peeling potatoes, carving turkeys, making salads and other side dishes. Please bring your own knives, cutting boards and peelers.

This is a wonderful event that continues to grow every year.

If you are interested in serving dinner on the 25th contact Marvin Roth. If you would like to donate to this event leave donations at Pathway Bank.

Job Position open

Part time Maintenance position open in Cairo with Cairo Housing Authority. Prefer someone that lives in Cairo as situations do come up that need immediate response.

Part time –(on call 24/7) Salary based on 80 hours per month

Responsible for general maintenance, mowing, snow removal, plumbing, minor electrical, carpentry, painting/staining and drywall. The ability to be on call and perform snow/ice removal and emergencies is necessary.  Must have the ability to lift and move heavy objects weighing 100 pounds or more.  Contact:  Cairo Housing Authority 308-485-4722 or Lorene Culler 308-379-5352