Beatrice Board of Public Works Approves Street Plan

BEATRICE – The Beatrice Board of Public Works has forwarded a bid to the mayor and city council, for this year’s city street mill-and-overlay program.   The bid, submitted by Pavers, Inc., totals $298,853.

BPW Manager Tobias Tempelmeyer says an alley project was taken out of the plan.  Curb and gutter construction that was separate from the project was rolled into the plan.  In total, the project cost will come in, under budget.

Beatrice City Administrator/BPW Manager, Tobias Tempelmeyer

This year, the city will undertake some major work as part of the local one-and-six- year street plan.  Tempelmeyer says that includes U.S. 77 work and some concrete construction.

:23                  “industrial park”

Tempelmeyer says a project that’s being studied in the final year of the new plan is resurfacing 19th Street, from Court to Lincoln.  The project will include significant work to control run-off of storm water, in an area where frequent street flooding has occurred.

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One possibility being considered is installation of retention ponds to hold the storm water.

:16                  “to handle”

In other action Wednesday, the Board of Public Works approved a resolution for an agreement between the City and Environmental Systems Research Institute, for providing GPS mapping for city utilities and pulling that information to a central location.

:23                  “more efficiently”

The cost of the agreement is $75,000, for the four-year contract.

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