WAYNE (KTCH/KCTY) - The Wayne City Council held its first meeting of 2013 last night. Items on the agenda included the approval of the 2013 property and casualty insurance package as presented by Cap Peterson of Northeast Nebraska Insurance Agency.
The new insurance premium is at $253,779, which is higher than last year’s, mostly due to the addition of a new aerial ladder fire truck and new wastewater treatment plant. Also approved was the decision to put permanent basketball hoops back in the city auditorium, on the condition that the hoops be adjustable so they can be moved or swung out of the way. Final payment for the work that was bid out and completed on the 2012 lagoon sludge removal and application project was approved. Another agenda item approved is the directing of staff to make an application to request LB840 funding for the Highway 35 sewer crossing. There is currently a request to provide sewer to a new five-acre lot on the north side of highway 35 across from Pac N Save to serve a new retail business. The proposed plan is to subdivide the area to create three lots and a future street right-of-way, for which a sanitary sewer crossing could be installed at the north side of the future street intersection. The Council also voted unanimously to go ahead with the 30-day review period for the new Wellhead Protection Plan and set a public hearing regarding the plan for February 19. The Council will next meet on January 15.