The Nebraska City City Council approved the city’s 2017-2018 budget at its regular meeting on Monday night.
City commissioners hosted six special meetings during the summer to review the budget, said Nebraska City City Administrator Grayson Path.
The 2017-2018 $41.9 million budget includes a property tax request of  $1.67 million and a proposed tax rate of 0.469493.
Capital improvement projects included in the budget are the South Intersection project, the North 11th Street mill and overlay with the replacement of the bridge over North Table Creek, and the first phase of the replacement of the 4th Corso Viaduct.
Path said at Monday’s meeting that the city’s portion of the cost of the viaduct replacement will be about $1 million, rather than the $8 million commissioners first believed the city might have to spend on the project.
The council also heard a report from Morton-James Public Library Director Donna Kruse on the remaining NE150 events in Nebraska City.
Kruse said volunteers are still needed to help with the upcoming Truckin’ Across Nebraska traveling museum exhibit that will be in town from Oct. 6 to 8. Anyone interested in volunteering can call the library at 402-873-5609.
Ted Beilman, project director for the Nebraska City Veteran’s Memorial Building Project, updated the council on the Saturday, Nov. 11, observance that will be taking place.
Beilman said Kent Schwartz had completed about 75 percent of the Memorial Way mural, which will be dedicated on Nov. 11.
Council members also approved the following:  a liquor license application for High Plains Pizza Hut Inc. DBA Pizza Hut;  a rezoning request from R-2 to C-3 for the Woodmen of the World Camp property at 2005 4th Corso; the 2018 Wildwood Golf Course membership rates, which were unchanged from 2017 and the 2017-2018 Step Pay Schedule for city employees.
The Council membersabled discussion on a bid for a new ambulance until the Monday, Oct. 2, council meeting.