GEORGETOWN — City council members approved a three-year contract on Monday for fireworks displays during Independence Day celebrations.
Ciy officials voted to continue to use DCV Imports of Lincoln as the fireworks contractor for the city celebrations.
The previous contract called for a 25-minute display, and cost about $6,155 for each of the past three years. Company representatives told the city that the same display would now cost about $6,800.
Mayor Dennis Lucas said DCV has put on good shows in the past, and that the company is reliable and easy to work with, but that the price increase was significant.
"We want to have a good show, but the price can't keep going up by 10 percent every time we get a new contract," Lucas said.
Council members approved an option that kept the display at 25 minutes, but eliminated a few of the effects. The city will pay the company $6,500 a year for the display for this year and each of the next two years.