Five possible Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) projects were reviewed by the Nebraska City City Council during its meeting Monday night.
City Administrator Grayson Path outlined the projects for council members.
They include:
Replacement of the east roof of the Nebraska City Veteran’s Memorial Building;
Restroom upgrades at Nuckolls Square Park to make the facilities compliant with the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act;
Installation of exercise equipment at Nuckolls Square Park for adult use;
Storm sewer improvements on 7th Street between 1st and 3rd avenues.
Design of the upgraded heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit for the Morton-James Public Library.
Path said each possible CDBG project would require a 25-percent fund match by the city.
One project, the Memorial Building roof replacement, already has its fund match of $20,000 pledged by the board of the Nebraska City Veteran’s Memorial Building board of directors.
Total roof replacement is estimated at $80,000 and would come with a 30-year guarantee, said Ted J. Beilman, project president.
The city has also budgeted a $57,000 match  for the 7th Street storm sewer replacement as a capital improvement project for the community. Total cost of the storm sewer replacement is estimated at $288,475.
The council authorized Path to pursue a grant from the Wirth Foundation to assist with the purchase of the adult exercise equipment. Total cost for installation of the exercise equipment is estimated at $34,904.
Making the park restrooms ADA compliant will cost about $11,000, said Path, with the largest part of the expense being concrete work to reduce the slope of the restroom entrances.
Designing the new HVAC system for the library will cost about $20,000, said Path.
Plans call for the $7,500 matching funds to come from either the city’s general fund or the library’s endowment, he said.
Going forward, Path said the city is looking into CDBG funding to help with asbestos removal at the Veteran’s Memorial Building,  as well as help with the construction and installation of the library’s new HVAC unit.
Money is also being sought to fund a possible 24-hour daycare center to help residents who work the second or third shift at local factories provide care for their children, said Path. Council members will make a final determination on which projects will move forward at the Aug. 21 meeting.