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February 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM - City of Columbus Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE WITH OPEN MEETINGS ACT AND ROLL CALL
Rationale: 
This meeting is being filmed and recorded.  If you wish to address any items on the agenda - come to the podium - state your name and address and speak directly into the microphone the entire time you are addressing this body.  In accordance with State Statute, one copy of all material to be discussed is available to the public for examination.

IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT, NEBRASKA REVISED STATUTE 84-1407, A CURRENT COPY OF THE ACT IS POSTED IN THIS MEETING ROOM.
2. PRAYER
3. NATIONAL ANTHEM AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
4. CONSENT AGENDA
Rationale: 
The following items are considered to be routine by the city council and will be enacted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a city council member or citizen so requests, in which event the item will be removed from consent status and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.


4.A. Minutes of February 1, 2016, City Council meeting.
4.B. Quote from Sunbelt Rentals in the amount of $15,386.36 for scissor lift for Park Department.
Attachments:
4.C. Quote from Layne Christensen Co. in the amount of $12,067.05 for repairs to water production well #2 for Water Production Division.
Attachments:
4.D. Resolution No. R16-17 authorizing payment of various improvement projects.
4.E. Finance Department reports.
Attachments:
4.F. Payroll and bills on file.
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - Included in Consent Agenda
6. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS - None
7. PUBLIC HEARINGS
7.A. Application of Ferguson Properties, Inc. for final plat and subdivision agreement of Park Place 8th Addition located at 32 Street and 48 Avenue. (Planning Commission recommends approval.)
7.A.1. Determine whether Park Place 8th Addition should be included within corporate city limits. (Planning Commission recommends approval.)
7.A.2. Resolution No. R16-18 approving final plat, subdivision agreement, and bringing said addition into corporate city limits.
7.B. One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan for City of Columbus.
7.B.1. Resolution No. R16-19 adopting One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan.
Attachments:
7.C. Second public hearing on Community Development Program Funds Grant No. 11-DTR-106 for comprehensive revitalization.
8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS - None
9. REPORTS OF CITY OFFICES - Included in Consent Agenda
10. REPORTS OF COUNCIL COMMITTEES
10.A. PUBLIC FINANCE, JUDICIARY, AND PERSONNEL COMMITTEE - February 9, 2016
10.A.1. Request of Shred Monster, Inc. to discuss possible options for residential recycling.
Rationale:  There was no recommendation from the Public Finance, Judiciary, and Personnel Committee.  Concurrence of the committee, with support from Shred Monster, Inc., is to allow staff 90 days to research alternatives for residential recycling and present the information at a future Committee of the Whole meeting.
10.B. Proposed amendment to Schedule of Fees to add fee for work commencing before obtaining the necessary permits.
Rationale:  The Public Finance, Judiciary, and Personnel Committee recommends to the Mayor and City Council to amend the Schedule of Fees to add a fee that shall be double the required permit fees for work commencing before permits are issued, in addition to the required permit fees.
11. REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES - None
12. REPORTS ON LEGISLATION
13. NEW BUSINESS
13.A. Application of Ferguson Properties, Inc. for preliminary plat of Centennial Park 7th Addition located at 3 Avenue and 3 Street. (Planning Commission recommends approval.)
13.B. Application of John Obrist and Craig Foreman for preliminary plat of OFF Properties Subdivision located at 33 Avenue and 42 Street. (Planning Commission recommends denial.)
13.C. Request for Proposals for Professional Consulting Services for Public Safety Feasibility Assessment.
13.D. Comments from Mayor and City Council Members.
Rationale: 
City Administrator reminds elected officials that no discussion on Item 13.D. can be held in compliance with the Open Meetings Act.
14. RESOLUTIONS
14.A. Resolution No. R16-20 approving a tobacco free policy in areas of city parks and outdoor facilities where children are present including playground areas, swimming facilities, picnic shelters, concession areas, playing fields, courts, and spectator areas, in but not limited to the following parks: Bradshaw, Gerrard, Centennial, Wilderness, Berne Square (Armory Field), Pawnee Park Baseball Field, Memorial Stadium, and Pawnee Plunge Water Park.
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14.B. Resolution No. R16-21 directing there be placed upon the ballot at May 10, 2016, statewide primary election: Proposition "A" to authorize imposition of a sales and use tax of one percent (1.00%) for purposes of drainage, street, and capital improvements, indebtedness incurred for projects and improvements described above, and annual operating costs of aquatic facilities to commence April 1, 2017, and to cease on the tenth anniversary of its imposition; and, Proposition "B" to authorize imposition of a sales and use tax of one-half of one percent (0.50%) as a funding mechanism for capital building projects to include Library/Cultural Arts Center and Police and Fire facilities to commence January 1, 2017, and to cease on the later of completion of such projects, or voter rejection of bond elections for such projects, or the date on which there are no outstanding and unpaid bonds of the city for which such sales and use tax has been pledged by ordinance of the city council.
15. ORDINANCES ON FIRST READING - None
16. ORDINANCES ON SECOND READING - None
17. ORDINANCES ON THIRD READING - None
18. CONSIDERATION OF PAYROLL AND BILLS ON FILE - Payroll and all other bills included in Consent Agenda
18.A. ARL Credit Services and Reardon Lawn & Garden, Inc.
19. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - None
20. ADJOURNMENT
Rationale: 
Mayor Michael L. Moser
(402) 562-4244 - Office
Joseph A. Mangiamelli, City Administrator
(402) 562-4233 - Office
Beth Augustine-Schulte, Council Member - Ward 1 Charlie Bahr, Council President - Ward 1
Dennis Kresha, Council Member - Ward 2 Jim Bulkley, Council Member - Ward 2
Rich Jablonski, Council Member - Ward 3 Ron Schilling, Council Member - Ward 3
Terry Reardon, Council Member - Ward 4 John F. Lohr, Council Member - Ward 4

A current agenda is on file at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 2424 14 Street, Columbus, Nebraska. For more information, call (402) 562-4224 or visit our website at www.columbusne.us.
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