BATTLE CREEK, Neb. -- Another candidate in the Battle Creek mayoral race is looking to make the area more appealing to a wider audience.

Heath Mettler has lived in Battle Creek for the last seven years, becoming accustomed to the issues the community faces.

One of the first issues Mettler says he will take action on is infrastructure and helping downtown grow.

"I'd like to see some improvement on our streets and sidewalks throughout our community in town and I'd like to see a few more business opportunities grow to help prosper our downtown," said Mettler.

Mettler added that he would like to work with the Elkhorn Natural Resources District to help fix any problems in town due to flooding.

In addition to reinvigorating downtown Battle Creek, Mettler said he would like to create an economic plan for more housing so people can move to the area.

He also mentioned his plan to tackle the upcoming tax levy.

"We are close to our tax levy right now so we might have to find other options through grants, proposals, things like that. Reach out to community members that could possibly help in that area so we can try and move forward if that means grants for making improvements to our parks, our pools, streets," said Mettler.

Mettler said if elected, he will keep a line of communication open with the public so everyone feels more included.

Barry Ponton, the third candidate in the mayoral race, could not be reached for an interview.

NCN talked with John Bomar as well on Monday and you can learn more about his campaign here.

Polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. during Tuesday's primary.