Grand Island, NE -- Monday Grand Island Mayor Vavricek gave an update on the state's recommendation to move the Veterans Home.
This came at the Mayors Advisory Council meeting. The discussion only lasted about 15 minutes.
During that time the Advisory Board discussed the new proposal sent to Washington and thanked the Mayor, County Supervisor Pam Lancaster, and Senator Mike Gloor for letters sent to the Governor on the issue.
Mayor Vavricek said the Veterans Home is a big topic and expects should discuss it at more upcoming meetings.
"Well the Veterans Home continues to be a big topic and once again we're seeing that tonight. What's going on and also people airing their frustrations but also they want to see something good come about so it's just a continual interest in the community," said Mayor Vavricek.
Also speaking on the Vets Home move is Administrator Alex Willford who said he supports a new home for vets, not renovations to the current one as suggested by the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Mayor Vavricek said in response he respects Willford's position, but the renovations presents the most affordable scenario while keeping the veterans interests in mind.