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March 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM - City of Blair Regular Council Meeting

Agenda
1. Meeting called to order and introductions at 7:00 p.m. by Council President Jensen.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Approval of Consent Agenda.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to to approve the Consent Agenda.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Brad Andersen to approve the Consent Agenda.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.a. Approval of Minutes of the February 25, 2020 meeting.
Attachments:
3.b. Clerk report of Mayoral Action of February 25, 2020 meeting.
3.c. City Department reports for February, 2020.
Attachments:
3.d. Claims as recommended by the Finance Committee for February, 2020.
4. Swearing in of new Blair Police Officer Jacob Flynn.
5. Request to appear before the Mayor and City Council by Lex Ann Roach, Regional Workforce Development Manager for the Nebraska Department of Labor for a brief introduction to services provided to Blair.
Attachments:
6. Council President Jensen opens a public hearing to consider a Conditional Use Permit submitted by Buell Consulting on behalf of Verizon Wireless, 720 Main St., Ste 200, St Paul, MN 55118, to install a thirty (30) foot pole for placement of small cell equipment on Tax Lot 272 Section 14, Township 18, Range 11, (2171 S Hwy 30) Blair City, Washington County, Nebraska for twenty-five (25) years.  
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to recommend approval as presented for twenty-five (25) years.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Mindy Rump to recommend approval as presented for twenty-five (25) years.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
7. Council President Jensen opens a public hearing to consider a Conditional Use Permit renewal submitted by Roger Wheeler, 672 Front St, Blair, NE 68008 to operate a car and truck sales, both new and used, without full service and repairs on Lot 4, K-Span Industrial Park Subdivision in Section 12, Township 18, Range 11 (672 Front St.) Blair City, Washington County, Nebraska for five (5) years. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to recommend approval as presented for five (5) years with the previous stipulations.
Action(s):
Motion by Mindy Rump, second by Frank Wolff to recommend approval as presented for five (5) years with the previous stipulations.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
8. Council recesses and meets as a Board of Equalization to consider Resolution No. 2020-11 levying special assessments against Paving District No. 198 and 199, Water Extension District No. 54 and Sanitary Sewer Extension No. 76 all in Transformation Hill Subdivision.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to to recess as a Council and meet as a Board of Equalization p.m.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adopt Resolution No. 2020-11 as presented.
Recommended Motion(s) #3:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adjourn as Board of Equalization and reconvene as a Council to proceed with the meeting at p.m.
Action(s):
Motion by Brad Andersen, second by Marty Shepard to to recess as a Council and meet as a Board of Equalization 7:17 p.m.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Brad Andersen, second by Mindy Rump to adopt Resolution No. 2020-11 as presented.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Mindy Rump, second by Frank Wolff to adjourn as Board of Equalization and reconvene as a Council to proceed with the meeting at 7:23 p.m.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
9. Consider bids received for the emergency backwash pump and force main at the Water Treatment Plant.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to receive and place on file the bids for the emergency backwash pump and force main at the Water Treatment Plant.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to award the bid for the emergency backwash pump and force main at the Water Treatment Plant to Otter Creek Mechanical in the amount of $330,980.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Mindy Rump to receive and place on file the bids for the emergency backwash pump and force main at the Water Treatment Plant.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Marty Shepard to award the bid for the emergency backwash pump and force main at the Water Treatment Plant to Otter Creek Mechanical in the amount of $330,980 with approval from the NDEQ.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10. Consider bids received for the purchase of a new rescue squad for the Blair Volunteer Fire Department.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to receive and place on file the bids for the purchase of a new rescue squad for the Blair Volunteer Fire Department.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to award the bid for the purchase of a new rescue squad to FireFox Rescue Equipment in the amount of $268,144.00.
Action(s):
Motion by Brad Andersen, second by Kevin Hall to receive and place on file the bids for the purchase of a new rescue squad for the Blair Volunteer Fire Department.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Mindy Rump, second by Kevin Hall to award the bid for the purchase of a new rescue squad to FireFox Rescue Equipment in the amount of $265,884.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
11. Consider bids for the purchase of a new utility truck for the Park Department.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to receive and place on file the bid for the purchase of a new utility truck for the Park Department.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to award the bid for a new utility truck for the Park Department to Sid Dillon in the amount of $32,856.
Action(s):
Motion by Mindy Rump, second by Jon Stewart to receive and place on file the bid for the purchase of a new utility truck for the Park Department.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Mindy Rump to award the bid for a new utility truck for the Park Department to Sid Dillon in the amount of $32,856.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
12. Consider a Resolution 2020-12 approving a QuitClaim Deed with Jeffrey and Laura Robinson.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adopt Resolution No. 2020-12 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Brad Andersen, second by Frank Wolff to table to March 24
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
13. Motion and second by Council members to adjourn the meeting.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adjourn the meeting
Action(s):
Motion by Mindy Rump, second by Brad Andersen to adjourn the meeting 7:48 p.m.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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