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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • City agenda includes street department budget, bicycle plan and burial fees

  • City commissioners will consider changing the street department budget to slash a new patching machine in exchange for new radios and a storage building.

    Commissioners earlier budgeted $70,000 for a patching machine that would be used to fix potholes and reduce surface deterioration, but Dan Giittinger, public properties director, said the price for the machines is about $15,000 higher than expected.
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  • City commissioners will consider changing the street department budget to slash a new patching machine in exchange for new radios and a storage building.
    Commissioners earlier budgeted $70,000 for a patching machine that would be used to fix potholes and reduce surface deterioration, but Dan Giittinger, public properties director, said the price for the machines is about $15,000 higher than expected.
    He is asking commissioners to redirect about $12,000 to replace obsolete radios in vehicles and funds to build at 36x36 foot building to store equipment.
    Also on the city's March 18 agenda is a request for a bicycling plan.
    Janet Palmtag and Alma Breckenridge have written the city asking permission to place bicycle racks at various locations around the city.
    They would also acception donations of bicycles and raise private funds to maintain the bicycles.The city is proposing extending its Home Ownership Opportunity Program.
    City Clerk Arnold Ehlers said the city had set a goal of helping 12 homeowners and has had seven participants so far.
    He said there are applicants and funds available and requested extending the program to Sept. 27.
    Commissioners will consider higher fees at Wyuka Cemetery.
    Fees for interment, cremation and grave spaces would increase $25 to $50.
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