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April 4, 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 March 21, 2016, City Council meeting.
4.B. Application of Rob A. Reif as manager of Hy-Vee Food Store, 3010 23 Street, in conjunction with Class "C" Liquor License.
Attachments:
4.C. Application of Rob A. Reif as manager of Hy-Vee Gas, 3012 23 Street, in conjunction with Class "D" Liquor License.
4.D. Reappointment of Douglas Kluth to Civil Service Commission for five-year term.
4.E. Payroll and bills on file.
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - Included in Consent Agenda
6. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS - None
7. PUBLIC HEARINGS
7.A. Consider amending the hours of service for Columbus Area Transit for which financial assistance is being sought from the Federal Transit Administration.
7.A.1. Resolution No. R16-42 authorizing application for funds for operation of Columbus Area Transit System Program for Fiscal Year 2016-2017.
Attachments:
7.B. Consider authorization of acquisition of interests in tracts of real estate by purchase or eminent domain for easements for Water Improvement Project 2016 (various locations).
7.B.1. Resolution No. R16-43 authorizing acquisition of interests in tracts of real estate by purchase or eminent domain for easements for Water Improvement Project 2016.
7.C. Consider authorization of acquisition of interests in tracts of real estate by purchase or eminent domain for easements for Street Improvement District No. 178 (3 Avenue from 8 Street to South 5 Street).
7.C.1. Resolution No. R16-44 authorizing acquisition of interests in tracts of real estate by purchase or eminent domain for easements for Street Improvement District No. 178.
7.C.2. Resolution No. R16-45 approving agreement with Midwest Right of Way Services, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $99,130, with the city's share being 20% for property acquisitions for Street Improvement District No. 178.
8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS - None
9. REPORTS OF CITY OFFICES - None
10. REPORTS OF COUNCIL COMMITTEES - None
11. REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES - None
12. REPORTS ON LEGISLATION
13. NEW BUSINESS
13.A. Authorization to issue Request for Proposals for Comprehensive Plan Update and Long Range Transportation Plan and Model.
13.B. Comments from Mayor and City Council Members.
Rationale: 
City Administrator reminds elected officials that no discussion can be held on item 13.B. in compliance with the Open Meetings Act.
14. RESOLUTIONS
14.A. Resolution No. R16-46 approving a workforce training grant in the amount of $15,000 from the Progress and Jobs Growth Fund for Marriott Corporation for training space and internet connectivity charges for two training program sessions for area residents, as recommended by the Citizens Advisory Review Committee.
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 - Included in Consent Agenda
19. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
19.A. Bids for vehicles as follows: 1) Water Utilities Division - 3/4 ton pickup with utility box, $33,199 from Gene Steffy Ford of Columbus; and 2) Water Production Division - 1/2 ton pickup, $26,389 from Gene Steffy Ford of Columbus.
19.B. Resolution No. R16-47 approving amendment to agreement with Hewgley & Associates, Inc. in the amount of $13,910 for professional services necessary to redesign the Columbus Area Transit vehicle storage facility and authorization to re-advertise for bids upon completion of the revised plans and specifications.
20. ADJOURNMENT
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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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