Public Meeting Agenda: March 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Crete City Council Regular Meeting

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March 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Crete City Council Regular Meeting Agenda

March 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Crete City Council Regular Meeting
1. Open Meeting
Rationale: 

The City Council has posted a copy of the Open Meetings Act, Laws of the State of Nebraska, in the back of the council chambers.  Additional copies are available to read, if anyone wishes one during this meeting, please advise. As each agenda item is considered, if there are any questions concerning the agenda item please advise.  The City Council may consider items listed on the agenda in random order. The City Council has assisted listening devices available, if needed please advise. Please stand and Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.

Attachments:
2. Roll Call
Rationale: 

Attendance of Council members will be recorded to determine the presence of a quorum for official actions.

3. Petitions - Communications - Citizen Concern
Rationale: 

No action can be taken by the council on matters presented under this title except to answer any question posed and/or to refer the matter for further action.  Testimony may be limited to 3 minutes per person.  Please do not repeat testimony that has already be heard.

Discussion:  Chamber Director Kayleigh Shadwinkle reported on the activities of the Crete Area Chamber of Commerce.  She also reported on upcoming events that included the Solar Eclipse in August and the Pumpkin Festival in October.
4. Special Order of Business
Rationale: 

The council may take action to hear testimony in favor of  or in opposition to, discuss/limit  discussion and take action to approve or disapprove any matter presented under this title.

4.A. Mayor's Appointments
Rationale: 

The Mayor would like to appoint the following to the Economic Development Board of Advisors:

Jill McCartney representing the Chamber Board of Directors for a term of 12/1/2019

Carol Kohl representing Nestle Purina/Bunge/Smithfield for a term of 12/1/2019

Action(s):
3/21/17 City Council: Approve the Mayor's appointments to Advisory Boards as presente Carried with a motion by Jack Oelschlager and a second by Judy Henning.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Absent
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Mayor's Appointment
Rationale:  The Mayor would like to appoint Judi Meyer as the Economic Development Director for the City of Crete
Action(s):
3/21/17 City Council: Approve the Mayor's appointment of Judi Meyer as Economic Development Director effective April 3, 2017 Carried with a motion by Jack Oelschlager and a second by Ward 3 Three.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Absent
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.C. Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations
Rationale:  The Civil Service Commission has adopted new rules and regulations
Action(s):
3/21/17 City Council: Acknowledge that the Civil Service Commission has adopted new Rules and Regulations Carried with a motion by Travis Sears and a second by Jack Oelschlager.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Absent
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.D. DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
Rationale:  Discuss Nebraska Legislature LR26
Discussion:  Mayor Foster explained how any negative action by the Legislature would affect the Community of Crete.
4.E. Substation Upgrade Bids
Rationale:  Bids were opened on March 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Action(s):
3/21/17 City Council: Approve the low bid by Harold Scholz for substation upgrades at a cost of $439,350 Carried with a motion by David Bauer and a second by Judy Henning.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Absent
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.F. Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Project #9
Rationale:  The Housing Committee has approved the project for funding through the CDBG program
Action(s):
3/21/17 City Council: Approve the award of CDBG funds to do owner occupied home improvements project #9 in the amount of $24,999 Carried with a motion by Judy Henning and a second by Jack Oelschlager.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Absent
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.G. Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Project #10
Rationale:  The Housing Committee has approved the project for funding through the CDBG program
Action(s):
3/21/17 City Council: Approve the award of CDBG funds to do owner occupied home improvements project #10 in the amount of $24,999 Carried with a motion by Judy Henning and a second by Jack Oelschlager.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Absent
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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4.H. KENO RFP
Rationale:  Review the RFP developed for KENO operators
Action(s):
3/21/17 City Council: Approve the RFP and authorize staff to collect proposals for review and scoring Carried with a motion by Travis Sears and a second by Jack Oelschlager.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Absent
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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5. Resolutions & Ordinances
Rationale: 

The Council may take action to hear testimony in favor of or opposition to, discuss/limit discussion and take action to approve or disapprove any matter presented under this title. The Council may take action to waive the statutory rule requiring reading on three separate dates on any ordinance being considered. The Council may take action to pass and approve any matter presented under this title.

5.A. Ordinance 2000 Zoning District Change Block 121
Rationale:  An ordinance to change the zoning for Block 121 from commercial to industrial.  
Action(s):
3/21/17 City Council: Introduce Ordinance 2000 and move that the rules requiring reading on three different days be suspended Carried with a motion by Travis Sears and a second by David Bauer.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Absent
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
3/21/17 City Council: Approve Ordinance 2000 on final reading Carried with a motion by Travis Sears and a second by David Bauer.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Absent
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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6. Officers' Reports
Rationale: 

Reports may be given by Department Heads, Committees and Council members concerning current operations of the City. Questions may be asked and answered. No action can be taken by the Council on matters presented under this title except to answer any question posed and to refer the matter for further action.

Discussion: 

- Laura - Tea for Tuesday, 4/21 annual brunch, summer reading, eclipse

- Steve - 3/29 storm warning test, Dawn in top 5, 

- Jerry - alcohol and drug testing

- Mayor - Library Director, closed session,

- Tom - LB389, crete.ne.gov, evaluations, paving grant, library director interviews, 

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7. Consent Agenda
Rationale: 

Council will consider approval of the following items. Explanation may occur for each item and the council may approve and or amend and approve the items listed.

Action(s):
3/21/17 City Council: Approve the consent items as presented Carried with a motion by Travis Sears and a second by David Bauer.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Absent
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7.A. City Council Meeting Minutes
7.A.1. March 7, 2017
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7.B. City Council Committee Meeting Minutes
7.B.1. January 17, 2017 Public Works
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7.B.2. February 7, 2017 Public Works
Attachments:
7.B.3. February 21, 2017 Public Works
Attachments:
7.B.4. March 7, 2017 Finance
Attachments:
7.B.5. March 7, 2017 Parks and Recreation
Attachments:
7.B.6. March 7, 2017 Public Works
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7.C. City Treasurer's Report
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7.D. Claims Against the City
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8. Adjournment
Rationale: 

The city council will review the above matters and take such actions as they deem appropriate. The city council may enter into closed session to discuss any matter on this agenda when it is determined by the council that it is clearly necessary for protection of the public interest or the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual and if such and individual has not requested a public meeting, or as otherwise allowed by law. Any closed session shall be limited to the subject matter for which the closed session was called. If the motion to close passes, then the presiding officer immediately prior to the closed session shall restate on the record the limitation of the subject matter of the closed session. The City of Crete assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, disability, handicap or sex, be excluded  from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of the City receiving Federal financial assistance.  To report discrimination, contact the City Clerk's office.  The complete agenda with attachments is available at www.crete-ne.gov.

Action(s):
3/21/17 City Council: Move that the Mayor, City Council, City Administrator, City Attorney, City Clerk and Police Chief go into closed session at 7:48 PM for the protection of the public interest to discuss contract negotiations and personnel issues Carried with a motion by Travis Sears and a second by Jack Oelschlager.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Absent
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
3/21/17 City Council: Move that the Mayor and City Council return to open session at 8:10 PM Carried with a motion by Travis Sears and a second by Jack Oelschlager.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Absent
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
3/21/17 City Council: Adjourn the meeting at 8:10 PM Carried with a motion by Travis Sears and a second by Jack Oelschlager.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Absent
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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