(Nebraska City) — Nebraska City is considered a location for a possible feature film.
The City of Nebraska Council will meet regularly at 6 p.m. Monday night and hold a public hearing on a request from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development for a block grant for community development and the use of $50,000 in growth funds as a grant for Hypercolor , LLC. City officials say the grant would help the company cover costs related to the production of a movie that was shot in Nebraska City. More information is expected at Monday’s council meeting.
Also on the agenda: Further discussion of the use of American Rescue Plan Act funds. Back in April, the commissioners directed city officials to gather information about the proposed cost of options for spending $1.2 million from American Recovery Plan Act funds. These options were suggested by residents who attended a series of town hall meetings earlier this year. In an interview about a recent issue of KMA’s Morning Line program, Nebraska City Administrator Lou Leone said that workers’ housing projects are just one of the proposed spending. Another request concerned the accessibility of Nuckolls Park.
“It has some of the parts to make it compliant, but it doesn’t have all of them,” Leone said. “Honestly, it wasn’t until the second meeting that anyone mentioned it. So we will investigate to make this fully compliant. We will also consider updating our website and getting a new website to make it more user friendly. There are more features including the ability to change the language so we can reach everyone in the community and everyone has access.”
Leone says another proposal includes allocating funds to the city’s food supply, which is still recovering from the effects of COVID-19.
“When COVID hit, believe it or not, pantries were hit pretty hard,” he said. “When people started losing their jobs or just couldn’t go to work, or as businesses were hit hard, some of the supplies needed were cleaning supplies — shampoo, soap, even toilet paper. They got plenty of food supplies from it—or at least enough food supplies—but it was the cleaning supplies they needed. So we’re looking at maybe putting some money aside and making those purchases in case supplies run low.”
Council members will also consider adding westbound speed limit signs from 11th Street to the railroad tracks at 11th Corso and enforcing the 25 mph speed limit.