NEBRASKA CITY – The first grant from the Civic and Community Center Financing Fund to Nebraska City will help fortify the public library’s limestone features.
Library Director Donna Kruse said the $202,000 grant will be used to seal cracks, repair deteriorated stones and extend the life-expectancy of the historic building.
The city is expected to provide $101,250 for the project at the Morton-James Public Library.
The fund is supported by a turn-back of 30 percent of new sales tax generated by arenas constructed under state programs for sports arena financing and convention center facilities. Mayor Bryan Bequette noted that a legislative bill passed last spring requires some of the funds to be used outside of metropolitan areas.
Gov. Pete Ricketts announced in May the fund’s contributions of $375,000 for the swimming pool at Tecumseh and $140,000 for a community center in Sterling.
Other awards in 2018
- Arapahoe: Arapahoe Public Library ([Planning] $10,000 award).
· Farnam: Farnam Community Center ([Planning] $5,750).
· Fullerton: Powerhouse Building ([Planning] $8,000).
· Gibbon: Gibbon Fire Hall and Community Center ([Planning]
· Gothenburg: Gothenburg Community Center ([Planning] $6,000).
· Hebron: Hebron Aquatic Center ([Planning] $10,000).
· Hickman: Hickman Aquatic Center ([Planning] $9,750).
· Valentine: Valentine City Gym ([Planning] 10,000).
· Ogallala: Goodall City Library ($375,000).
· Stromsburg: Historic Band Stand ($272,000).
· Papillion: Papillion Landing Community Center ($750,000).
· Wisner: Wisner City Auditorium ($375,000).
· Tecumseh: Tecumseh Aquatic Center ($375,000).
· Central City: Dark Island Park ($375,000).
· Potter: Potter Community Hall ($300,000).
· Geneva: Geneva Multi-Generational Community Center and
· Sidney: Hickory Street Square ($250,000).
· Osceola: Osceola Civic Center ($110,441).
· Manley: Manley Community Center ($19,000).
· Blue Hill: Blue Hill Pool Project ($375,000).
· Tekamah: Tekamah Auditorium ($375,000).
· Sterling: Sterling Community Center ($140,236)