Site Clearing Nearing Completion Along First Street, In Beatrice

BEATRICE – At the start of Wednesday, City of Beatrice trucks have hauled about 42-hundred tons of debris from the site of a former salvage yard along Indian Creek.

City Street Superintendent Jason Moore told the Beatrice Board of Public Works today that equates to about 487 truckloads.   The debris is being hauled from the site along 1st Street, to a construction and demolition waste site south of the Beatrice landfill.

The city acquired the property following the retirement of the owners of Catlin’s Auto Salvage.  The city also purchased land immediately to the north, from Farmer’s Cooperative.

:06                  “take down”

Some material can be salvaged from the site.  The entire area will be transformed into green space.

:16                  “lot of silt”

Moore says he expects it will take two to three days to clean out the property purchased from Farmer’s Cooperative.  Crews are trying to wrap up the project before private hauling of debris from the former Store Kraft Manufacturing property to the C-and-D site, begins.

Moore said today street crews also completed initial work to remove ash trees on private property that were located within public right-of-way.  He estimates about 25 trees were taken out.

Ash trees in Nebraska are being threatened by the advance of the emerald ash borer, an insect whose larvae destroys the trees.

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