Nebraska P.E.O. Home acquiring property from City of Beatrice

BEATRICE – The City of Beatrice is selling property to the Nebraska P.E.O. home, along North Fifth Street.

"At the northwest corner of Fifth and High was the old YWCA for those who have been around for a while. This property became dilapidated....actually had a fire on it. The City demolished the building and was able to secure title to the property through some legal action."

City Administrator Tobias Tempelmeyer says the P.E.O. Home, an assisted living facility, offered to pay the city $13,000 for the property along with paying one half of the back taxes owed on the land.

"They want to expand, I believe it will be a parking lot ultimately for their employees. But, they want it for the expansion of their business."

The city council Monday night also approved a property transaction in the south part of the city. Some property is being donated to the city along with a $4,000 contribution to assist in tearing down a dilapidated house at the location…..8th and Caldwell.

Elected officials also approved the vacating of some small parcels of property next to Lincoln Elementary School including half of a vacated alley, being transferred to private parties.

The council also approved vacating a lot and a approving a new plat proposed by a property owner along South 13th, near the Beatrice Country Club.