By Jan Rahn
The process of hiring a new Grant City Superintendent is underway, with the field of applicants being narrowed down to three.
Discussion of the interview process in filling the position took place during the regular meeting of Grant City Council on Oct. 16.
Two of the three applicants were then interviewed at a special meeting on Oct. 17. Because one of the applicants could not be present, another special meeting is set for Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. The interview process is open to the public.
The selection of a new city superintendent will be an agenda item during a regular meeting in the near future.
The three applicants are from West Point, Mullen and Mitchell.
Also during the recent meeting was action on granting approval for a temporary liquor license to Cactus Palace in Venango for a special upcoming event.
Council discussed, but took no action on the community becoming a participant in the “Spirit of Nebraska Pathway” project on the Centennial Mall in Lincoln. Council chose not to spend $1,000 at this time on an engraved block.
Water and lotto figures for the month of September were released to council.
• Water: Residents consumed a total of 27,706,900 gallons of water during the month of September, which is a decrease from the previous month.
During August, 40,277,200 gallons of water were used. In a month-to-month comparison, 12,570,300 fewer gallons were used last month.
In a yearly comparison, during September 2012 there were 12,048,900 more gallons of water consumed than during the same time period one year ago.
• Lotto: During September lotto sales totaled $9,344.75 with a payout at DJ’s Bar and Grill of $8,796.75 which left a net of $548.