The Nebraska City City Council approved spending $6,000 in Community Development Block Grant money to fund an environmental study for the Veteran’s Memorial Building and to fund an Americans with Disabilities compliancy assessment for the restrooms in Nuckolls Square Park.
The environmental study, which is budgeted at $5,000, is required “regardless of what’s done with the building,” said Ted Beilman, president of the Nebraska City Veteran’s Memorial Building Project.
The study will examine whether the building has environmental hazards, such as lead paint or asbestos, Beilman said.
Beilman said AMI Environmental from Omaha has been contracted to conduct the study.
The company will be on site for about 5 days conducting the study, and a report should be ready about three weeks after the onsite work is complete.
The assessment of the Nuckolls Park restrooms was needed, according to Nebraska City City Administrator Grayson Path, because the park recently had its sidewalks and curbs replaced to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
JEO in Nebraska City will complete the assessment for $1,000, said Path.
Council members also approved a liquor license for Backstage Bar LLC to operate Dinty Moore’s Lunch Room in downtown Nebraska City.
Eli Mardock, who is the primary investor behind the new ownership, said that he is “really excited to be reopening Dinty Moore’s.” 
Mardock said he plans to take advantage of the town’s festivals, and that plans call for the restaurant to be open soon for lunch with a menu that includes the original shredded beef sandwich.
The council also approved a work order for $36,433.70 to replace 275 feet of 4-inch cast iron water mains and 225 feet of 2 1/4-inch cast iron water mains west from 22nd Street and 2nd Avenue.
The council also approved the use of the Sunken Parking Lot in the 700 block of Central Avenue as an outdoor movie theater on Saturday nights for the Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce Summer Movie Series, which will run through Aug. 5.