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January 3, 2017 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: 

4.A. Minutes of December 19, 2016, City Council meeting.
4.B. Change date of second meeting in February 2017 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2017, due to President's Day holiday.
4.C. Purchase of three mid-size utility vehicles for Police Department from current Nebraska State Bid contract in the amount of $33,504 per vehicle and additional equipment in the approximate amount of $16,500 per vehicle.
4.D. Quote from A & D Technical Supply Co., Inc. in the amount of $22,271.31 for global positioning satellite rover for Engineering Department.
Attachments:
4.E. Annual report from Columbus Housing Authority including Computation of Payment in Lieu of Taxes.
4.F. Resolution No. R17-01 approving temporary easement in the amount of $3,680 for Jason and Kristin DeWispelare in conjunction with 12 Avenue viaduct project.
4.G. Resolution No. R17-02 approving leasehold contract in the amount of $100 for Devon and Nikki Thies in conjunction with 12 Avenue viaduct project.
4.H. Resolution No. R17-03 approving total acquisition contract in the amount of $115,500 for James and Carol Pollock, Frank Dawson, and Lori Dawson-Hopp and Troy Hopp in conjunction with 12 Avenue viaduct project.
4.I. Resolution No. R17-04 approving leasehold contract in the amount of $100 for Robert and Pamala Johnson in conjunction with 12 Avenue viaduct project.
4.J. Payroll and bills on file.
Attachments:
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - Included in Consent Agenda
6. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS - None
7. PUBLIC HEARINGS - None
8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS - None
9. REPORTS OF CITY OFFICES
9.A. Report of Tax Increment Financing and completion of Village Centre Mall and Hy-Vee Projects.
Attachments:
10. REPORTS OF COUNCIL COMMITTEES
10.A. COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE - January 3, 2017
10.A.1. Options for senior services at Community Center as Catholic Charities will discontinue their services on June 30, 2017.
11. REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES - None
12. REPORTS ON LEGISLATION - None
13. NEW BUSINESS
13.A. Appointment of Tara L. Vasicek as City Administrator to fill vacancy.
13.A.1. Resolution No. R17-05 approving Employment Agreement with Tara L. Vasicek as City Administrator for City of Columbus.
13.B. Quote from Stenger Plumbing, Inc. in the amount of $14,725.50 for replacement of two water heaters at Aquatic Center.
Attachments:
13.C. Comments from Mayor and City Council Members.
Rationale: 
City Administrator reminds elected officials that no discussion can be held on Item 13.C. in compliance with the Open Meetings Act.
14. RESOLUTIONS
14.A. Resolution No. R17-06 selecting Design-Build Delivery System for construction of visitor bleachers at Pawnee Park Memorial Stadium and designating Richard Bogus, City Engineer, to serve as Performance Criteria Developer.
14.B. Resolution No. R17-07 amending Resolution No. R16-97 (Schedule of Fees) by adding a fee for cemetery infant spaces sold back to the city and adding a fee for lifetime dog and cat licenses.
15. ORDINANCES ON FIRST READING
15.A. Ordinance No. 17-01 amending Sections 90.016 and 90.017 of Chapter 90 of Title IX of Ordinance No. 05-47 (Columbus City Code) providing for lifetime dog and cat licenses.
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 - None
20. ADJOURNMENT
Rationale: 
James B. Bulkley, Mayor
(402) 562-4244 - Office
Merlin Lindahl, Interim 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 Troy Hiemer, Council Member - Ward 2
Rich Jablonski, Council Member - Ward 3 Ron Schilling, Council Member - Ward 3
Prent Roth, 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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