Nebraska City Prepares For AppleJack and Grand Fondo

The Nebraska  City City Council will hold a public hearing today on an application to the state Department of Economic Development for a block grant.

The city is requesting $350,000 in block grant funds. Of that amount, $34,500 is for public facilities, $231,000 for street or bridges and $67,000 for community facilities.

The city will provide up to $88,500 in matching funds.

In other action, City Administrator Grayson Path will present the council will an agreement to place a camera on the roof of the Riverview Terrace high-rise apartment building to monitor train traffic for three years.

If a train is blocking Central Avenue, emergency equipment can be routed to Kearney Hill by an alternate route.

The Nebraska  City NE 150 Committee is planning to host a Gran Fondo festival during the Steamboat Trace Ride on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Memorial Way would be used a bounce house, petting zoo and Rock It rock wall. A beer garden is planned with live music on the Memorial Way stage.  A bus stop is also planned between Seventh and Eighth streets.

Ruth Weddle requests use of Fifth Avenue for block party on Sept. 16.

Gail Wurtele requests use of a portion of Wildwood Golf Course for star party at 8 p.m. on Sept. 23.

Eli Mardock of Lincoln requests use of Memorial Building parking lot for a beer garden near Dinty Moore’s during the AppleJam Fest. 200 are expected to attend Sept. 15-17.

Bill Hayes of Mayhew Cabin will update the city council on the Civil War re-enactment Oct. 7-8.

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