Current Projects


UPS Tree Planting Grant


Keep Beatrice Beautiful was awarded a $5,000 "Post Recovery Tree Planting Grant".  Fifty 8' native Nebraska trees were planted in Riverside Park and Chautauqua Park and along the City Trail by the City of Beatrice Public Properties Depatment, along with volunteer support of local UPS employees, Mayor Stan Wirth, and Councilmen: Ted Fairbanks, Rich Kerr, and Dwight Parde.  The UPS Foundation Awards Tree Planting Grant is a great benefit to the City, as it will be used to replant 50 trees that died and have been removed due to the flooding of 2015.  A BIG thank you again to UPS for awarding the grant, as well as the volunteers who assisted in planting the trees.


Welcome Signs


Spearheaded by a wide variety of community leaders and citizens, the City of Beatrice has undertaken efforts to update the City's welcome signs.  Schuster Design Studio, Inc. has been hired to complete the first design for the welcome signs.



Downtown Alley Electrical Lines


The Electric Department is currently upgrading the electric distribution system located in the alleys between Court Street and Market Street, from 5th Street to 7th Street, from 4.16 Kv feeders to 12.5 Kv feeders.  While upgrading the distribution system, the Electric Department is also changing from the two (2) pole structures to a single pole.



Automatic Metering Infrastructure (AMI)


The Electric Department has been busy installing the AMI meters throughout the City.  At the end of December 2016, there are approximately 4,036 electric meters installed and 2,386 water meters installed.  The City hopes to have the AMI system fully operational by the end of 2017. 



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