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CITY OF NEBRASKA CITY, NEBRASKA

MINUTES OF CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING



September 21, 2015
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of Nebraska City was conducted in the William F. Davis Room at City Hall, 1409 Central Avenue, on September 21, 2015. Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by posting in at least three public places, the designated method for giving notice, as shown by the Certificate of Posting Notice attached to these minutes. Availability of the agenda was communicated in advance to the media, Mayor and Commissioners of this proceeding and said meeting was open to the public.
Mayor Bequette called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. The Mayor publicly stated to all in attendance that a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act was available for review and indicated the location of such copy posted in the room where the meeting was being held. Mayor Bryan Bequette then led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Upon roll call the following answered present: Jeff Crunk, Vic Johns and Mayor Bequette. Absent: Jim Stark. The following City Officials were present: City Administrator Grayson Path, City Clerk-Treasurer Mark Marcotte, City Attorney David Partsch and Public Properties Director/Zoning Director Dan Giittinger.
Commissioner Johns moved to approve the minutes as per corrected form of the September 8, 2015, City Council Regular Meeting, seconded by Commissioner Crunk. Upon roll call the following voted YES: Crunk, Johns and Mayor Bequette. Voting NO: None. Motion adopted.
Commissioner Johns moved to pay all claims as presented, seconded by Mayor Bequette. Upon roll call the following voted YES: Crunk, Johns and Mayor Bequette. Voting NO: None. Motion passed.


CLAIMS LIST

September 21, 2015

 

Adkins Signs

Sup

168.00

 

Matheson Tri-Gas

Sup

516.43

 

Alamar Uniforms

Unif

1,802.40

 

Mead Lumber

Sup

7.99

 

ALFRED BENESCH &

Contr

104,654.00

 

Mercer's Do-It-B

Sup

513.86

 

Arbor Mart, Inc

Fuel

2,304.17

 

Midwest Farmers

Sup

109.55

 

B.C. MEYER CONST

Rfnd

200.00

 

Midwest Service

Sup

103.00

 

Bill Walters & S

Rep

623.59

 

Midwest Striping

Sup

4,213.50

 

Katherine Boatri

Dance

1,203.00

 

Miller Monroe Fa

Ins

96,979.00

 

Bohl Plumbing an

Rep

169.00

 

Mullenax Auto Su

Sup

69.19

 

Bound Tree Medic

Sup

154.01

 

Nationwide Trust

Inv

13,643.42

 

Brown's Shoe Fit

Postage

22.41

 

Nebraska City Ut

Util

9,829.47

 

Capital Business

Contr

227.37

 

Nebraska Departm

Tax

1,588.20

 

Card Services

Misc.

1,251.53

 

Nebraska Statewi

Dues

130.00

 

City of Nebraska

Sup

299.48

 

NebWorks, Inc.

Sftwre

228.99

 

Coca-Cola Refres

Bev

203.45

 

O'Reilly Auto Pa

Sup

13.58

 

Danko Emergency

Rep

1,416.00

 

Orscheln's

Equip

1,699.99

 

DENNIS SEDLACHEK

Rfnd

100.00

 

Otoe County Cler

Contr

4,423.46

 

DIPPIN DOTS

Rfnd

160.00

 

Otoe County Cour

Misc.

17.00

 

DON JOHNSON HOME

Rfnd

200.00

 

Payroll

Payroll

127,352.94

 

DON POGGEMEYER

Rfnd

25.00

 

Physio-Control,

Sup

21,708.40

 

Double Eagle

Bev

93.60

 

Quill Corporatio

Sup

149.72

 

Douglas Tire Co.

Rep

366.03

 

Steve Recker

Fuel

33.60

 

Eakes Office Sol

Sup

318.38

 

River View Pest

Pst Cntrl

1,200.00

 

EMS Billing Serv

Contr.

3,215.54

 

ROCK TOP DESIGN

Rfnd

100.00

 

Fareway Stores,

Conc

113.57

 

Schneider Electr

Rep

450.00

 

Fireguard

Unif

4,717.32

 

Southeast Nebr.

Contr

221,135.31

 

Gatehouse Media

Adv

11.31

 

Shell (P

Fuel

1,564.54

 

W. W. Grainger

Equip

65.10

 

Teaya Smith

Dance

195.00

 

Grimm's Gardens

Misc.

1,240.73

 

SPIRAL COMMUNICA

Tele

1,140.62




GT DISTRIBUTORS,

Equip

2,166.00




Steve Walters &

Rep

1,300.00




GUARDIAN

Ins

3,780.62




Sunset Law Enfor

Sup

413.20




H2 Golf Company,

Mdse

167.25




Taser Internatio

Sup

42.86




Hopkins Automoti

Sup

17.56




Jim Teten

Reim

120.00




Ideal Pure Water

Contr

72.45




Thurman's Bike &

Unif

177.00




Emily Jensen

Dance

232.50




Tielke's Sandwic

Conc

13.50




JERAD SORNSON

Rfnd

25.00




TRISTATE PUMPING

Rep

400.00




JILL CATLIN

Rfnd

1,696.00




UHC

Ins

57,600.58




John P. Engler,

Med

1,050.00




ULINE

Sup

45.51




Jones Automotive

Equip

6,354.25




Unifirst Corpora

Contr

106.32




Landis Engine Co

Sup

63.98




VERIZON WIRELESS

Tele

14.08




Larson Motors

Rep/Equip

24,745.53




VETERINARY HEALT

Med

510.25




LAWN BARBER

Misc.

85.00




WALT SCHARP

Rfnd

25.00




LINCOLN FINANCIA

Ins

226.29




WESTLAKE ACE HAR

Sup

46.01




Logan Contractor

Rep

1,390.55




Windstream,Inc.

Tele

1,467.80

Moved by Mayor Bequette and seconded by Johns to approve the Electrician Registration to Work Permit to Shock Wave Electrical. Upon roll call the following voted YES: Crunk, Johns and Mayor Bequette. Voting NO: None. Motion carried.


Moved by Mayor Bequette and seconded by Johns to approve the Master Plumbers and Drain Layers License to David W. Miller. Upon roll call the following voted YES: Crunk, Johns and Mayor Bequette. Voting NO: None. Motion carried.
Mayor Bequette proclaimed the week of September 20-26, 2015, as Women of Today Week and urged all citizens of our community to give full regard to the services of the Nebraska City Women of Today.
Mayor Bequette opened the Public Hearing concerning an application to Nebraska Department of Economic Development for the Kearney Hill Road Project Community Development Block Grant. Lisa Beethe with SENDD said this regards an application to use CDBG funds for the Kearney Hill Road Project. She said activities are expected to be Acquisitions and Easements for $20,000 of city funds, street project for $338,420. She said $200,000 of that would be CDBG funds and $138,420 would be city funds, also storm sewer of about $37,000 of city funds and general administration of $20,000 from CDBG funds. She said the total amount of requested funds that would benefit low to moderate income people is $200,000., local match is about $195,420. Total project cost is estimated to be $415,420. Earnest Glockel spoke in favor of the application. Veda Bennett questioned the category of funding, streets/bridges. Mayor Bequette explained it is a category and does not mean there are bridges in the project. Veda Bennet then spoke in favor of the application. Ron Schmitz spoke in favor of the application. No one spoke in opposition of the application. Mayor Bequette moved to close the public hearing, seconded by Commissioner Crunk. Upon roll call the following voted YES: Johns, Crunk and Mayor Bequette. Voting NO: None. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s report was given, As of August 31, 2015, Total Nebraska City funds of $7,516,901.60, Total Cash and Reserve for Nebraska City Utilities of $16,577,350.48. Total of City of Nebraska City funds $24,094,252.08. Council acknowledged receipt.
City Administrator Report was given. Council acknowledged receipt.
Moved by Mayor Bequette and seconded by Johns to approve request from the Nebraska City Fine Arts Committee to proceed with project to renovate 8th Street and 3rd Corso triangle. Pat Friedli, representing the Nebraska City Fine Arts Committee, discussed the project. Upon roll call, the following voted YES: Crunk, Johns and Mayor Bequette. Voting NO: None. Motion carried.
Mayor Bequette introduced Ordinance #2967-15 entitled: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 2-9 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF NEBRASKA CITY, TO AMEND THE STEP PAY SCHEDULE REFERENCED THEREIN, TO REPEAL ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH, AND TO DECLARE AN EFFECTIVE DATE; and moved that the statutory rule requiring reading on three different days be suspended. Johns seconded the motion to suspend the rules and upon roll call, the following voted YES: Crunk, Johns and Mayor Bequette. Voting NO: None. The Motion to suspend was adopted by three-fifths of the council and the statutory rule was declared suspended for consideration of said ordinance.
Said ordinance was then read by title and thereafter Mayor Bequette moved for final passage of the ordinance, which motion was seconded by Johns. The Mayor then stated the question: “Shall Ordinance #2967-15 be passed and adopted?” Upon roll call, the following voted YES: Johns and Mayor Bequette. Voting NO: Crunk. The passage and adoption of said ordinance having been concurred in by a majority of all members of the council, the Mayor declared the ordinance adopted and the Mayor, in the presence of the council, signed and approved the ordinance and the clerk attested the passage and approval of the same and affixed his signature thereto. A true and correct copy of said ordinance is as follows:


Moved by Commissioner Crunk and seconded by Johns to approve request of Bid/Contract from SENDD on Project #1 for $24,995 with Quality Remodeling as recommended by the Housing Advisory Committee on 9/11/15. Lisa Beethe, of SEND, explained the request. Upon roll call, the following voted YES: Johns, Crunk and Mayor Bequette. Voting NO: None. Motion carried.


Mayor Bequette introduced Resolution 2679-15 Authorizing Mayor to sign an application for CDBG Funds for Kearney Hill Road Project. Moved by Commissioner Crunk and seconded by Johns to approve Resolution 2679-15 for passage after reading. Upon roll call, the following voted YES: Johns, Crunk and Mayor Bequette. Voting NO: None. Motion carried. A true and correct copy of said resolution is as follows:
Resolution 2679-15
CITY OF NEBRASKA CITY

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHIEF ELECTED OFFICIAL TO SIGN AN APPLICATION FOR CDBG FUNDS

Whereas, the City of Nebraska City, Nebraska, is an eligible unit of a general local government authorized to file an application under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended for Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program, and,


Whereas, the City of Nebraska City, Nebraska, has obtained its citizens’ comments on community development and housing needs; and has conducted public hearing(s) upon the proposed application and received favorable public comment respecting the application which for an amount of $220,000 for the Kearney Hill Road Project; and,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY
The City Council of the City of Nebraska City, NE that the Mayor be authorized and directed to proceed with the formulation of any and all contracts, documents or other memoranda between the City of Nebraska City, NE and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development so as to effect acceptance of the grant application.
Passed and adopted this 21st day of September, 2015.


Signed: Bryan Bequette, Mayor

___________________________________

Attest: Mark Marcotte, City Clerk

Mayor Bequette introduced Resolution 2680-15 Authorizing Mayor to sign Otoe County Radiological Emergency Reception Plan. Moved by Commissioner Johns and seconded by Crunk to approve Resolution 2680-15 for passage after reading. Upon roll call, the following voted YES: Crunk, Johns and Mayor Bequette. Voting NO: None. Motion carried. A true and correct copy of said resolution is as follows:
RESOLUTION 2680-15

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF NEBRASKA CITY, NEBRASKA:


That in order to provide a coordinated effort and response to an emergency situation at the Cooper Nuclear Station which could result in an influx of evacuees into the City of Nebraska City, the City Council of Nebraska City deems it advisable and prudent to approve the attached Otoe County Radiological Emergency Reception Plan for Nuclear Power Plant Incidents
Passed and Approved this 21st day of September, 2015.

__________________________________

Bryan Bequette, Mayor
Attest:
__________________________________

Mark Marcotte, City Clerk – Treasurer



Leroy Frana presented the recommendation from the BPW to approve award of bid for Electrical Infrastructure removal and relocation/construction etc. for South Interchange to IES Construction Inc. in the amount of $366,187.92. Moved by Commissioner Johns and seconded by Mayor Bequette to approve the recommendation from the BPW to approve award of bid for Electrical Infrastructure removal and relocation/construction etc. for South Interchange. Upon roll call the following voted YES: Johns and Mayor Bequette. Voting NO: Crunk. Motion carried.
Leroy Frana presented the recommendation from the BPW to approve award of bid for Water and Sewer Main Infrastructure removal and relocation/construction etc. for South Interchange to M.E. Collins Contracting Company, Inc. in the amount of $623,401.00. Moved by Mayor Bequette and seconded by Johns to approve the recommendation from the BPW to approve award of bid for Water and Sewer Main Infrastructure removal and relocation/construction etc. for South Interchange. Upon roll call the following voted YES: Johns and Mayor Bequette. Voting NO: Crunk. Motion carried.
Jeff Sockel, representing Alfred Benesch & Company, showed the design for the South 11th Street Project. He said there is a public informational meeting scheduled for Thursday to give anyone a chance to come in and visit with the design team and ask specific questions about specific elements of the design.
Council discussed the assessments of 15th Street Paving Project. City Attorney, Dave Partsch, said this started back in February, 2013 with the agreement the City made with Massey Estate to acquire some property for use as ROW, Part of that agreement was that that property would not be assessed any improvements made within 5 years from that transfer. Mr. Partsch said at that time the City Administrator met with some of the property owners affected. He said, to his knowledge there was no agreement with any of the landowners as to the amount, that it was going to be subject to Council approval. There were no objections then to the creation of the improvement district. The bid was accepted and the project completed in July of 2014. He said there were notes made with the alternative assessment amount of approximately $25,000 total for those owners on the East side of the street, The full amount was just under $75,000. He said it is up to the Council to determine the final assessment amounts, but before we do that we need to schedule a public hearing on the final determination of the assessment. Council directed the City Clerk to set the public hearing for October 19, 2015.
Leroy Frana presented the recommendation to approve Water Work Order #372 in the estimated amount of $19,118.15 to provide for the replacement of an 8” steel Water Main crossing South Table Creek on the South 3rd Street Bridge. Move by Commissioner Crunk and seconded by Johns to approve the recommendation from BPW to approve Water Work Order #372 to replace a bridge mounted Water Main on South 3rd Street Bridge with an HDPE Main bored under the creek. Upon roll call the following voted YES: Johns, Crunk, and Mayor Bequette. Voted NO: None. Motion carried.
Leroy Frana presented the BPW recommendation to approve the development, installation and training for a Web GIS Site for Nebraska City Utilities GIS System in the amount of $8,500.00 from GIS Workshop of Lincoln, Nebraska. Move by Commissioner Crunk and seconded by Johns to honor the request from BPW to approve Web GIS development for Utility GIS Maps from GIS Workshop in the amount of $8,500.00. Upon roll call the following voted YES: Johns, Crunk, and Mayor Bequette. Voted NO: None. Motion carried.
Leroy Frana presented the BPW recommendation to approve Natural Gas Work Order #286 in the amount of $17,910.20 to replace approximately 1700 feet of Main between 46 and 48 on “F” Road. Move by Commissioner Johns and seconded by Crunk to approve the recommendation from BPW to approve Natural Gas Work Order #286 in the amount of $17,910.20 to replace 1700 feet of Main between 46 and 48 on “F” Road. Upon roll call the following voted YES: Crunk, Johns and Mayor Bequette. Voted NO: None. Motion carried.
Commissioner Crunk left at 7:17 P.M.

Council no longer had a quorum.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:17 P.M.

AFFIDAVIT

I, the undersigned City Clerk for the City of Nebraska City, Nebraska, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of proceedings had and done by the Mayor and Board of Commissioners, that all of the subjects included in the foregoing proceedings were contained in the agenda for the meeting, kept continually current and available for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk; that such subjects were contained in said agenda for at least twenty-four hours prior to said meeting; that at least one copy of all reproducible material discussed at the meeting was available at the meeting for examination and copying by members of the public; that the said minutes from which the foregoing proceedings have been extracted were in written form and available for public inspection within ten working days and prior to the next convened meeting of said body; that all news media requesting notification concerning meetings of said body were provided advance notification of the time and place of said meeting and the subjects to be discussed at said meeting.

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Mark E. Marcotte, City Clerk-Treasurer


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