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November 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM - City of Columbus Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE WITH OPEN MEETINGS ACT AND ROLL CALL
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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 November 2, 2015, City Council meeting.
4.B. Resolution No. R15-132 reaffirming city's intent to provide or expand municipal solid waste collection service.
4.C. Resolution No. R15-133 approving acquisition contract and temporary easement with Jerome and Janet Kneifel in the amount of $150 in conjunction with 3 Avenue and 18 Avenue viaducts.
4.D. Resolution No. R15-134 approving submittal of contract extension request to Nebraska Department of Economic Development to extend completion date to November 29, 2016, for Community Development Block Grant No. 14-CR-006.
4.E. Resolution No. R15-135 authorizing payment of various improvement projects.
4.F. Reappointment of Rich Jablonski, John Lohr, and Ron Schilling to Joint City/County Committee for one-year terms.
4.G. Finance Department reports.
Attachments:
4.H. Payroll and bills on file.
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - Included in Consent Agenda
6. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS - None
7. PUBLIC HEARINGS
7.A. Application of Jim Hellbusch for the final plat and subdivision agreement of Jim Hellbusch First Subdivision, located at 33 Avenue and Lost Creek Parkway.
Rationale: 
City Administrator recommends public hearing be continued to December 21, 2015, at 7 p.m. 

7.B. Second public hearing on application to Nebraska Department of Economic Development for Community Development Block Grant No. 13-CR-006 for comprehensive revitalization.
Rationale: 
City Administrator recommends public hearing be closed.
7.C. Consider authorization of acquisition of interests in various tracts of real property by purchase or eminent domain for lift station projects.
Rationale: 
City Administrator recommends public hearing be closed.
7.C.1. Resolution No. R15-136 authorizing acquisition of interests in various tracts of real property by purchase or eminent domain for lift station projects.
Rationale: 
City Administrator recommends resolution be adopted.
7.D. Consider authorization of acquisition of interests in various tracts of real property by purchase or eminent domain for construction of 12 Avenue viaduct.
Rationale: 
City Administrator recommends public hearing be closed.
7.D.1. Resolution No. R15-137 authorizing acquisition of interests in various tracts of real property by purchase or eminent domain for construction of 12 Avenue viaduct.
Rationale: 
City Administrator recommends resolution be adopted.
7.D.2. Resolution No. R15-138 approving acquisition contract with Opal M. Wagner in the amount of $62,769.50 and moving expenses in the amount of $390 in conjunction with 12 Avenue viaduct.
Rationale: 
City Administrator recommends resolution be adopted.
7.D.3. Resolution No. R15-139 approving acquisition contract and leasehold interest with Todd Muhle and Martha Kyle in the amount of $100 and moving expenses in the amount of $1,325 in conjunction with 12 Avenue viaduct.
Rationale: 
City Administrator recommends resolution be adopted.
8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS - None
9. REPORTS OF CITY OFFICES - Included in Consent Agenda
10. REPORTS OF COUNCIL COMMITTEES - None
11. REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES - None
12. REPORTS ON LEGISLATION
13. NEW BUSINESS
13.A. Quote from Layne Christensen Co. in the amount of $20,700.45 for the purchase and installation of three variable frequency drives for groundwater extraction and treatment system wells.
Rationale: 
City Administrator recommends quote be accepted.
13.B. 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. R15-140 approving agreement with JEO Consulting Group, Inc. for construction engineering services in an amount not to exceed $319,294 for Loup River Levee recertification project.
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City Administrator recommends resolution be adopted.
14.B. Resolution No. R15-141 approving agreement with Terracon Consultants, Inc. for quality assurance material testing services in the amount of $86,438 for Loup River Levee recertification project.
Rationale: 
City Administrator recommends resolution be adopted.
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.
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City Administrator recommends bills be approved.
19. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - None
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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