Mayor Bryan Bequette is set to proclaim Saturday, Aug. 24, as Dr. Aurelius Bowen Day in Nebraska City.
Bowen will be honored at 10 a.m. that day with the placement of a marker from the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) on his grave at Wyuka Cemetery. According to the SAR, Bowen was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 1873-74. He was a member and President of the Otoe County and Nebraska State Medical Society. Bowen was a member of G.A.R. Post 24 in Nebraska City and was instrumental in the building of the first high school west of the Missouri in Nebraska City in 1864.
Bequette's proclamation will be read during the regular Aug. 19 Nebraska City City Council meeting. Other agenda items that night include
An update to the Nebraska City Emergency Medical Services fee schedule;
The approval of an interlocal agreement with the Otoe County Sheriff's Office for EMS rates;
The approval of a task order in the amount of $33,800 with JEO Consulting Group for the design of the Morton-James Public Library exterior renovation project; and
The awarding of a bid for the city's general insurance for fiscal year 2019-2020.
The meeting is set to start at 6 p.m. in the Bill Davis Room of City Hall, 1409 Central Ave.