McCOOK, Nebraska -- The Fox Theatre wants the city to help it receive a $254,300 federal grant to improve accessibility at the facility. The McCook City Council plans a public hearing to discuss the application at its semi-monthly meeting Monday, 7:30 p.m., at council chambers.
If approved, city staff would apply for the Tourism Development Program Community Development Block grant, on behalf of the Fox Theatre, through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.
The council will host three other public hearings as well. The Daughters of the American Revolution building, near East M and East Third, is being considered for relocation. The council will consider approval of a resolution following the discussion.
Three residential lots have been proposed to be rezoned from Highway Commercial to Residential Medium Density. The properties are located at 908 West 14th, 910 West 14th and 912 West 14th street. A related ordinance will be introduced for approval following that public hearing.
The fourth and final public hearing will be to review the request from E.I.A. LLC for a special exception for a sand and gravel mining operation, one and a half miles southwest of McCook city limits.
Other items on the consent and regular agenda:
* The Chamber of Commerce has requested to conduct the annual Christmas Light Parade on Norris Avenue, Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m.
The event will involve Santa's arrival at McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport and the use of a fire truck for his transportation in the parade.
* The city staff will present an update on the municipal facility voters approved at the Nov. 2 election.
* A fireworks ordinance revision which adds a December selling period will be presented for the second of three required readings for approval.
* Three previously declared nuisance properties, that received time extensions from council, are due for further review.
The properties are 8101⁄2 W. Fourth, 1416 West Fairacres and 1418 West Fairacres.
* The lease agreement with McCook National Bank for financing the front end loader at the transfer station is up for renewal.
The proposed agreement will have a three percent interest rate.
* The bid for a new police car is proposed to go to Deveny Motors in the amount of $19,799.
* A $2,750 change order for the 2010-11 asphalt street improvements will be considered for approval.
* An agreement with the State of Nebraska, Department of Roads for public transportation operating assistance for the city will be considered for approval.