NEBRASKA CITY – Finance Commissioner Gloria Glover proclaimed Oct. 8-14 as fire prevention week in Nebraska City.
Glover urged all citizens to consider this year’s theme of “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out” and said home fire escape plans should be developed by all members of households.
The proclamation says U.S. fire departments responded to 365,000 fires in 2015 resulting in 2,560 deaths.
She credited Nebraska City first responders for dedication and urged citizens to take measures to prevent home fires and injuries.
Paramedics and firefighters attending were Joe Grubbs, Andrew Snodgrass, Steve Recker, Bob Earl, Jon Shrader, Rob Schreiner, Jeff Kohrs and Steve Cody.
In other action, the city advanced the preliminary plat for Arbor Crossing.
The development, owned by Green Lamb Properties of Nebraska City, covers 18.8 acres southeast of the former shopping mall. Proposed street improvements include portions of County Road J that is being re-developed as part of the Highway 2 interchange project.
The proposed Holiday Inn Suites and Express would be outside of the development area on the east side of the old VF Mall.
Paramedic Manager Andrew Snodgrass recommended purchased of a new Demers Ambulance from Danko Emergency Equipment. The Wirth Foundation has donated $225,000 for the ambulance and the remaining $12,000 will come from accumulated donations.