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June 23, 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 Mayor Hansen.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Approval of Consent Agenda.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the Consent Agenda.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Frank Wolff to approve the Consent Agenda.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Marty Shepard: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.a. Approval of Minutes of the June 9, 2020 meeting.
Attachments: (1)
3.b. Clerk report of Mayoral Action of June 9, 2020 meeting.
3.c. City Department reports for Blair Police Department and Blair Library and Technology Center for May.
Attachments: (1)
3.d. Mayoral appointment of Craig Heuton to the LB840 Committee.
4. Consider Ordinance 2399 authorizing the issuance by the City of not to exceed $1,500,000 principal amount of General Obligation Various Purpose Bonds, Series 2020, for the purpose of financing street, water, sanitary sewer and water improvements in and for the City and paying for costs of issuance.  Such ordinance will provide for the levy and collections of taxes to pay for such bonds and authorizes officers of the City to establish the final terms of the bonds.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to move the Statutory Rule requiring reading on three different days be suspended for consideration of said Ordinance.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve final passage of Ordinance No. 2399.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Kevin Willis to move the Statutory Rule requiring reading on three different days be suspended for consideration of said Ordinance.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Marty Shepard: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Brad Andersen to approve final passage of Ordinance No. 2399.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Marty Shepard: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
5. Consider LB840 application for Sterling Ambitions LLC for the expansion of ACE Hardware in Blair.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve LB840 application for Sterling Ambitions LLC for the expansion of ACE Hardware in the amount of $40,000.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Willis, second by Frank Wolff to approve LB840 application for Sterling Ambitions LLC for the expansion of ACE Hardware in the amount of $40,000.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Marty Shepard: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
6. Request by Michael Rooks, Gateway Development, for the City of Blair to participate in the Washington County Housing Study with Cities, Villages in Washington County, including Washington County Board, and to approve City funding for part of the housing study.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve City funding for part of the housing study
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Brad Andersen to approve City funding for part of the housing study in the amount of $2400
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Marty Shepard: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Consider constructing new sidewalk along portions of east side of south Highway 30 where sidewalks don't exist.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve funds for a Housing Study.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Brad Andersen to approve the construction of a sidewalk along Highway 30 using city crews
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Marty Shepard: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (2)
8. Consider approval of Change Order Number One for the 2020 Asphalt Streets project to add more streets for asphalt overlay. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve change order as presented for the 2020 Asphalt Streets project.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Brad Andersen to approve change order as presented for the 2020 Asphalt Streets project.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Marty Shepard: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (2)
9. Consider a motion to request the Blair Planning Commission to review and make recommendation on the 2020 Blight and Substandard Study ( Blair Core Area and South Highway 30 Area ) at their next regular meeting on July 7, 2020.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to request the Blair Planning Commission to review and make recommendation on the 2020 Blight and Substandard Study ( Blair Core Area and South Highway 30 Area ) at their next regular meeting on July 7, 2020.
Action(s):
Motion by Jon Stewart, second by Chris Jensen to request the Blair Planning Commission to review and make recommendation on the 2020 Blight and Substandard Study ( Blair Core Area and South Highway 30 Area ) at their next regular meeting on July 7, 2020.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Marty Shepard: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (2)
10. Consider Resolution 2020-23 setting the date for the Board of Equalization on July 14, 2020 to levy special assessments against Lot 14, College Heights Addition, Blair City, Washington County, Nebraska (2810 Westridge Dr)
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adopt Resolution No. 2020-23 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Brad Andersen, second by Frank Wolff to adopt Resolution No. 2020-23 as presented.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Marty Shepard: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
11. City Administrator Report
12. Executive Session for the protection of the public interest to discuss litigation and to preserve the attorney-client privilege.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to go into Executive Session at ___ p.m. for the limited purpose to discuss personnel and to preserve the attorney-client privilege.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to to come out of Executive Session at ____ p.m. for the limited purpose to discuss personnel and to preserve the attorney-client privilege.
Action(s):
Motion by Brad Andersen, second by Kevin Willis to go into Executive Session at 7:44 p.m. for the limited purpose to discuss personnel and to preserve the attorney-client privilege.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Marty Shepard: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
Motion by Brad Andersen, second by Kevin Hall to to come out of Executive Session at 7:55 p.m. for the limited purpose to discuss personnel and to preserve the attorney-client privilege.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Marty Shepard: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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 Kevin Hall, second by Frank Wolff to adjourn the meeting 7:55 p.m.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Marty Shepard: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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