BEATRICE – The City of Beatrice is acquiring land from the Beatrice Public School District north of Grant Street, for an equipment storage building project. The city council Monday night approved acquiring the land for one-dollar, near the city’s current salt and sand storage facility. It formerly was used for track practice.
The new storage structure would be extended north and east of the current building. The Board of Public Works would cover the roughly $300 in building permit fees. City Councilman Ted Fairbanks would like to see the city consider removing old concrete near a 1st and Ella BPW site, as part of the bid.
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The council also approved acquiring land near 1st and Grant, from Danny and Mary Catlin, where old autos eventually will be removed from a salvage yard. Green space will be created north of the old BPW site along Indian Creek.
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In other action Monday night, elected officials approved a sewer project with K2 Construction, for about $140,000, and awarded a bid to Vulcan Industries for wastewater treatment plant work, for nearly $198,000.
The council approved applying for a Nebraska DEQ Brownfield Assessment Grant, for an environmental study of property around Dempster Manufacturing.