The first meeting of 2019 for the Nebraska City City Council was a chance to tie up a few loose ends from 2018.
City council members passed two ordinances that had their final required readings at Monday night’s meeting.
The first was the backyard chicken ordinance that sets parameters for backyard chicken keepers within city limits, while the second was a vacant building ordinance designed to encourage property owners to have their buildings occupied and productive.
Council members also amended the city’s procurement policy to require a hearing for all municipal facility corporation projects.
(Look for a story on the city’s new municipal facility corporation in Tuesday’s News-Press.)
Council members also discussed financing options for the upcoming heating, ventilation and air conditioning replacement project at the Morton-James Public Library.
The council directed City Administrator Grayson Path to obtain loan terms and rates for 10- and 15-year loans to pay for the city’s portion of the $720,000 project.
Council members also
approved a master plumbers and drain layers license for Brent Manderochio with ServiceOnc Inc.;
approved an electricians registration to work application for Kevin Stuck with ServiceOne Inc; and
approved a total of $11,346.45 in SENDD drawdowns for expenses relating to the replacement of the east roof of the Nebraska City Veterans Memorial Building.
The next regular Nebraska City City Council meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in the Bill Davis Room of City Hall, 1409 Central Ave.