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September 21, 2015 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.

City Administrator recommends the items on the consent agenda be approved as presented.
4.A. Minutes of September 8, 2015, City Council meeting.
4.B. Renewal of Bingo licenses for the following: 1) American Legion; 2) Fraternal Order of Eagles; and 3) VFW Post 3704.
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4.C. Request from Boulevard Lanes/Sahara Lounge for lottery sales outlet location at 1819 Howard Boulevard.
4.D. Resolution No. R15-120 approving agreement with Dr. Mark S. Howerter for reappointment as Medical Director for Fire Department.
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4.E. Resolution No. R15-121 authorizing payment of various improvement projects.
4.F. Finance Department reports.
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4.G. Payroll and bills on file.
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - Included in Consent Agenda
6. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS - None
7. PUBLIC HEARINGS
7.A. Application of East Side Truck Services, LLC to rezone a tract of land located at 2074 East 14 Avenue from "B-2" (General Commercial District) to "ML/C-1" (Light Industrial District). (Planning Commission recommends approval.)
Rationale: 
City Administrator recommends public hearing be closed.
7.A.1. Ordinance No. 15-20 approving rezoning.
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Rationale: 
City Administrator recommends ordinance be passed.
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 - September 15, 2015
Rationale: 
City Administrator recommends the following reports be adopted.
10.A.1. Authorization to issue Combined Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015C, in an amount not to exceed $8,760,000, to refund outstanding Series 2005 and Series 2010 Combined Revenue Refunding Bonds.
10.A.2. Amendment to City Code regarding penalty for possession of marijuana.
11. REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES - None
12. REPORTS ON LEGISLATION
13. NEW BUSINESS
13.A. Request of Jerry Micek to discuss the quality of life issues that would improve quality of life for majority of taxpayers and citizens of Columbus.
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13.B. Appointment of Diane Klug and Santiago S. Vasquez to Library Board for four-year terms.
Rationale: 
City Administrator recommends appointments be ratified.
13.C. Consolidated E911 communications system.
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13.D. Comments from Mayor and City Council Members.
Rationale: 
City Administrator reminds elected officials that no discussion can be held in compliance with the Open Meetings Act.
14. RESOLUTIONS
14.A. Resolution No. R15-122 approving interlocal agreement with Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) in the amount of $28,539 for aerial mapping services.
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Rationale: 
City Administrator recommends resolution be adopted.
15. ORDINANCES ON FIRST READING
15.A. Ordinance No. 15-21 amending Section 70.015 of Chapter 70 of Title VII of Ordinance No. 05-47 (Columbus City Code) to allow the crossing of state highways at specified locations by utility type vehicles.
Rationale: 
City Administrator recommends comments from public be heard October 5th and ordinance be presented for third reading on October 19, 2015.
15.B. Ordinance No. 15-22 authorizing issuance of Combined Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015C, in an amount not to exceed $8,760,000.
Rationale: 
City Administrator recommends ordinance be passed.
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.
Rationale: 
City Administrator recommends bills be approved.
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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