McCOOK, Nebraska -- A proclamation designating April 30 as Arbor Day in the city was approved by the McCook City Council Monday night.
A ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Friday, April 30, at the west shelter house in Barnett Park.
Arbor Day originated in Nebraska in 1872 with Julius Sterling Morton, who advocated the use of trees in the landscape. Other states followed suit and now all 50 states proclaiming their own Arbor Day.
The City of McCook will plant a tree to celebrate the day and also to promote the city's tree rebate program. The time and location of the tree planting have not yet been determined.
The rebate program goes through April 1 to June 15 and again in the fall, from Sept.1 to November 30.
Under the program, the cost of two trees will be rebated to property owners, if the trees are planted in the front yard, are visible from the street and are from eligible trees listed in the program.
For more information on the rebate program, contact city offices at 345-2022.
* exempting water sprinkler systems that do not apply chemicals, from the yearly testing of backflow devices
* an amended resolution concerning the Nebraska Department of Roads Public Agency guidelines, that includes specific positions who will be responsible for managing each of the processes in the resolution.
* drawings and specifications for the replacement of a force main at the Karrer Park Lift Station and to set the date for bids as May 27 at 2 p.m.
* the financial report for the quarter ending March 31, 2010.
* a grant of license for encroachment for property at 10 South Street, for a portion of a garage on city property.
* the application for a special designated liquor license submitted by the McCook Area Chamber of Commerce for a beer garden during the Bison 2010 All-Class Reunion. The beer garden will be at Norris Avenue and D Street on July 3, from 6 p.m., t0 12 midnight.
* the proclamation designating the week of May 2-8, as "National Drinking Water Week 2010."