BEATRICE – Downtown Beatrice could become a busy place in the coming months, with construction projects going on. The Beatrice City Council, Monday night, approved another four projects under a state grant program, aimed at building front upgrades.
Recently, a committee recommended approval of 17 separate projects. City Administrator Tobias Tempelmeyer says the projects undergo an environmental review.
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Loans approved by elected officials, last night, include….
- $12,000 to Darrell Fletcher for a building at 404 Court Street
- $8,000 to Ann Freese for 505 Court
- $5,000 to Ron and Norma Maschmeier for a building at 722 Court
- $5,000 to Michael and Jane White for 110 North 5th
The project developers are required to provide a deed of trust, although one of the projects approved last night…the Maschmeier property at 722 Court…chose an alternative that meets the requirement.
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In other action Monday night, Beatrice council members approved several contract payments totaling nearly $340,000. The payments are for North 2nd Street work, Municipal Auditorium repair, sewer projects and alley reconstruction.
Council members also approved a new three-year agreement with Gage County, for Beatrice Fire and Rescue to provide ambulance service to some specified rural areas. The annual fee paid by the county, will be $180,000.