BEATRICE – The City of Beatrice has granted permits for special events to use public property in the coming weeks. The Stone Hollow Brewery will be able to use Third Street between Court and Market for September 18th through the 20th…for the sale of liquor, by a special designated permit. The city council also approved the permit for food sales from September 18th to the 20th and through the end of the year, on city right-of-way along Third Street.

The Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce has been granted a permit to sell goods and merchandise on parts of Fourth and Fifth Streets, near the West Scott Ballfields and at Chautauqua Park, during Homestead Fest September 17th through the 20th. The event this year is a replacement for the annual Homestead Days celebration, which was postponed this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The city council held a short meeting Monday night, approving some consent agenda resolutions.

One resolution authorizes application for a Trees for Nebraska Towns grant. Elected officials also passed a resolution retaining a consultant to do a technical review of city design of a kayak launch area along the Big Blue River. The agreement will also help with the permitting process.

The council approved a loan through the city’s sidewalk improvement plan with two homeowners in the twelve-hundred block of Elk Street. The loan totals $5,000.  The council also approved the appointment of Steve Swarthout to the Beatrice Civil Service Commission.