Council approves land purchase to install electric line
By Jan Rahn
With the ever-increasing electric load at Perkins County Health Services, city council has approved the purchase of land for installation of a new underground electric line which is necessary to divert the circuit load.
This action took place at the regular meeting of Grant City Council on April 24 in a 4-0 vote.
The city will buy land on 10th Street north of where the Colglazier Clinic sits to put in a new electric line. The city is purchasing the ground from Jorga Gloy.
The purchase price of the pie-shaped 1.36 acres necessary for the new line is $5,000 which will come will come from the electrical fund.
In Other Action
• Council gave approval to add one more member to the Airport Advisory Committee whose current members consist of Larry Bieker, Robert Bounds, Shannon Malmkar and Ole Sihm.
• A resolution was passed to retain Phil Calkins as representative to the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) with City Superintendent Tyson McGreer serving as alternate.
• To move forward on building a new three-bay box hangar at Grant Municipal Airport, council voted 4-0 to sign FAA hangar agreement documents.
City Council says okay to new fuel farm at airport
Grant City Council unanimously approved building a fuel farm at the airport with a lease agreement from Wade Hill of Happy Jack’s. Hill was present at the council meeting on April 24 to represent his petroleum business and to seek council’s approval for the expansion of his business, which he plans to have up and running by mid-summer.
The Airport Advisory Committee has given their approval and Hill will proceed with some fencing and concrete work to install it north of the T-hangars.
The city will receive one cent for every gallon of fuel sold as part of the 10-year lease agreement which began May 1 and extends until April 30, 2022.
Hill will also have a credit card system installed and will acquire liability insurance.
Installation of the fuel farm will be an upgrade to the airport which will benefit the city, however, the city will not be responsible for any part of it.