BEATRICE – It’s the time of year when street construction and repair is on hold until warmer weather. But, Beatrice City Street crews are going full-out on another project, removing debris from a property near Indian Creek acquired last year by the city from operators of a salvage company who were retiring.
A brick building formerly owned by Catlin’s Auto Salvage was torn down late in 2017. Earlier, old vehicles had been hauled from the site. City Street Superintendent Jason Moore talks about the work going on.
:37 “of next week”
Moore says the larger cottonwood trees will remain at the site. The mix of rubble being hauled away includes concrete, brush, bricks and car parts.
:32 “pretty much finished”
Some old fencing and larger portions of steel may be sold for scrap, but the rest is transferred to a construction and demolition rubble site, southwest of the city.
Eventually, other buildings north of the Catlin area will be taken down, or sold. Two buildings are located on the property there, purchased by the city from Farmers Cooperative.
:35 “the north lot”
The entire area along 1st Street will be turned into green space. The land is in a zone that over the years, periodically has been flooded by the Big Blue River and Indian Creek.