Community events were the focus of Monday night’s Nebraska City City Council meeting.
Council members heard Mayor Bryan Bequette proclaim Aug. 9 as Lied Lodge Anniversary.
Denise Duvall, Lied Lodge general manager, then announced that the lodge would be donating 25 trees to the city in commemoration of the lodge’s silver anniversary and as a thank you to the city for its support over the years.
Council  members also heard a quarterly report from Brittany Szydelko of Keep Nebraska City Beautiful on the organization’s activities since May. Szydelko said the organization had 166 volunteers attend the Great American Cleanup in April, at which more than 2,200 pounds of trash were removed from the streets, alleys and flower beds of Nebraska City.
Szydelko said the organization plans to sell T-shirts and give away car litter bags during the upcoming AppleJack festival next month.
The council also approved the route of the upcoming “Fun Run for Maddy” fundraiser in Steinhart Park on Sept. 1. The route will mirror the AppleJack Fun Run, according to Parks and Rec Commissioner Patrick Wehling.
Council members approved a request from Dave Sohl of Faith Baptist Church to host a National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Council members also approved a request from Calvary Community Church to host a downtown Sunday service on Sept. 23 as the AppleJack Car Show gets underway. The service will take place in Memorial Way beginning at 8 a.m.
Council members also approved Resolution 2794-18 for an interlocal agreement between the city and the Nebraska City Airport Authority for fixed-based-operator services.
They also approved Resolution 2795-18, which is an agreement between the city and Infinity Aviation to provide the fixed-base-operator services at the airport.
Council members also discussed plans for a Twitter Town Hall at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13. This discussion is set to continue at the next regular City Council meeting, set for 6 p.m., Aug. 20, in the Bill Davis Room of City Hall, 1409 Central Ave.