Nebraska City residents will once again enjoy free admission to the city’s museums from April through October.
The Nebraska City City Council approved the use of $20,000 in Economic Development Program Funds to provide admissions to residents in the 68410 zip code during the Monday, Feb. 4, council meeting.
Residents can visit the  Civil War Veterans Museum and GAR Memorial Hall, the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum, Mayhew Cabin and John Brown’s Cave, the MRB Lewis and Clark Center, the Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting,  the Nelson House, and the Old Freighters Museum without charge during the 2019 season when the museums open on Arbor Day weekend.
“Thank you for the past nine years,” said Nebraska City Museum Association Coordinator Dean Shissler. “This grant keeps the museums open.”
Shissler told council members in his year-end report at the Dec. 3, 2018, meeting that more Nebraska City residents visited the museums last year than in previous years. “What we’re doing is working,” he told the council Monday night.

In other matters, the council
Approved the use of Steinhart or Wildwood Pond for the Nebraska Special Olympics Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 2 (final location TBD);
Approved parking the Blue Rivers Public Transportation bus on 1st Corso between 7th and 8th streets;
Heard reports on the Nebraska City Utilities and City of Nebraska City audits;
Approved a Class C (beer, wine and distilled spirits, on and off sale) liquor license for Bald Flamingo LLC, which owns the Wagon Wheel, 612 Central Ave.; and
Authorized the Board of Public Works to move forward with a FEMA /NEMA grant application that will help with the installation of backup generators at lift stations on South 3rd Street and South 9th Street.
The next regular Nebraska City City Council meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in the Bill Davis Room of City Hall, 1409 Central Ave.