Representative for Senator Deb Fischer Visits Oakland Library


A constituent services representative for U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, Tiffany Settles, stopped in the Oakland Public Library last week to spend time with local citizens.

Those on-hand discussed many issues with Tiffany, including local and regional subjects. Library Director Rosa Schmidt filled her in on the upcoming expansion of the library. The prospect of a new community center in Oakland was also mentioned along with the addition of the Dollar Store in Oakland.

Patty Plugge, Executive Director of the Burt County Economic Development Corporation discussed housing in rural areas and her concern about the workforce. She also praised libraries and what they offer to their communities. “People who say there isn’t a need for libraries are wrong,” Patty stated. Rosa discussed how the Oakland Library helps those looking for jobs. “We assist them in searching for jobs in the area and helping them to fill out their applications,” she said.

As far as housing in local communities, Patty had some information to share. “In order to make more housing work, the community has to come together,” Patty stated.

Housing for senior citizens has become an issue, with some housing units now allowing people of any age to live in them, thus changing the dynamics of the housing. “Some communities have housing just for senior citizens. When we have seniors and others in the same building, problems arise, but not when it is just seniors,” Patty said.

Tiffany also mentioned a bill that Senator Deb Fischer recently had passed, the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act. December 12, 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of Boys Town. In honor of this occasion, anniversary coins will be produced to sell 50,000 $5 gold coins, 350,000 $1 silver coins and 300,000 clad half-dollar coins. “The coins will be produced at no cost to taxpayers and available from 2017-2018,” Tiffany stated.

For further information or to share your concerns with Tiffany, email her at Tiffany_Settles@Fischer_Senate.gov.

Representative for U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, Tiffany Settles, from left, Rosa Schmidt, library director and Executive Director for Burt County Economic Development Corporation Patty Plugge visit about local and regional issues at the Oakland Library recently. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Representative for U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, Tiffany Settles, from left, Rosa Schmidt, library director and Executive Director for Burt County Economic Development Corporation Patty Plugge visit about local and regional issues at the Oakland Library recently. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

 

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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