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Four properties declared nuisances in SE quadrant PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Rahn
Managing Editor
The cleanup process in the southeast part of town is getting underway with the passing of a resolution by Grant City Council declaring four properties nuisances at their regular meeting Tuesday, June 26.
The assessment of the southeast quadrant was presented by West Central Nebraska Development District which serves as the designated nuisance officer.
Property owners of the four properties will receive letters and be given ample time to follow proper procedures in cleaning up their property prior to enforcement. A roll-off dumpster west of the ballfields near the grass clipping collection site is for the convenience of residents in cleaning up their property.
The areas declared a nuisance are along Second Street near Washington, the 500 block of Logan Avenue, and two along the 200 block of Hancock Avenue.
The program began in June 2010 with the northeast quadrant being the first cleanup effort, followed by the northwest quadrant last summer.
Water Tower Maintenance      
Council decided June 26 to let bids on a water tower maintenance program.
The Grant City Council has been tossing around the idea of putting a contract into place for this purpose for several months.
The water tower is showing its age. Built in the 1970s, the tower’s 200,000 tank is showing signs of aging and the railing around the tank is not deemed secure.  
In Other Business
• Council members were given a presentation by West Central Nebraska Development District on a service they can provide in helping to locate infrastructure through GPS.
• Council held discussion on looking at options for the Economic Development LB840.
• Discussion was held on tree trimming along alleyways.
• First reading was held on utility disconnect/connect.
• The city will write a letter of support for Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation’s housing rehab.
• The 2012-13 sheriff’s contract was approved early June as was the mayoral appointment of Bryan Kroeker to the Airport Advisory Board.