Council extends yard watering two weeks
By Jan Rahn
At the direction of Mayor Mike Wyatt, notification is given that the once-per-week watering allowance will continue until Sunday, Oct. 28, rather than end on Oct. 14 as originally scheduled.
Grant City Council had discussed the possibility of extending the city’s watering allowance due to the drought at their previous meeting and gave approval for Mayor Wyatt to make the extension if he deemed it necessary.
The watering schedule was established at least 15 years ago as a conservation practice. Neither current nor former city officials can recall a time when drought made it necessary to extend the watering period.
Included in this week’s issue is the watering map outlining which neighborhoods are allowed to water on their designated day of the week for an extended two-week period.
Sept. 25 Meeting
Grant City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, Sept. 25 with a short agenda but with enough discussion to create a lengthy meeting.
Under new business:
• Action was taken by council to approve a Geographic Information System project with West Central Nebraska Development District (WCNDD).
West Central will provide technical assistance to the City of Grant in recording and maintaining data on the location of the city’s valves, hydrants, mains, curb stops, manholes and lift stations.
The data gathered and recorded is for informational purposes which will benefit current and future city employees in locating areas of infrastructure.
• Discussion was held, with no action being taken, on the necessary well repairs at the Pheasant Run Golf Course.
• Council rescinded a nuisance declaration on property located at 2nd and Logan. The property which was declared a nuisance the first part of September has now been cleaned up.
In other action, council passed a resolution declaring property at the corner of 5th and Hancock a nuisance.
• In the absence of a city superintendent, former council member Darrell Pierce will be working part-time as of Monday to assist in the office.