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Volz wins seat for North Platte City Council Ward 2

City Council Ward 2
Ward 2 Candidates
Ward 2 Candidates(Kaylie Crowe)
Published: Nov. 2, 2020 at 5:08 PM CST
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Pete Volz is the winner of the North Platte City Council Ward 2 seat. Volz earned 1821 of the votes to Jim Agler’s 1418 votes.

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News 2 visited with candidates before the election. City Council Ward 2 candidates discussed why they should be elected.

Insurance agent and business owner Pete Volz and retired police officer of 42 years Jim Agler both say they believe they have the experience to take on the role.

City Council Ward 2 candidates also discussed what plans they have for North Platte if they are elected.

“Some of the big key issues in North Platte right now is obviously we have to diversify and grow our business potential, our industry, and our population. And by doing that we want to expand property tax and increase revenue for property tax and sales tax for North Platte and it’s community,” said Volz, “We also need to have the nice things in town we need to have good infrastructure we need to have good entertainment good recreation we need to create an experience. We need to define North Platte we can’t let other communities, other people, define North Platte.”

“One of my many goals it to improve the infrastructure, our streets and utilities are aging. Those are big questions that are going to have to be addressed in the future. Growth of small business in North Platte. We have no control over the big box stores and actually the railroad as far as what they do and how they run their operations,” said Agler, “And so I think it’s important that we build our small business community and do everything we can to expand small business and make it attractive for small business to come to North Platte.”

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