Public Meeting Agenda: August 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM - City of Blair Regular Council Meeting

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August 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM - City of Blair Regular Council Meeting Agenda

August 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM - City of Blair Regular Council Meeting
1. Meeting called to order and introductions at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Realph.
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 Willis, second by Ben Hansen to to approve the Consent Agenda.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.a. Approval of Minutes of the July 24, 2018 meeting.
Attachments:
3.b. Clerk report of Mayoral Action of July 24, 2018 meeting.
3.c. City Department reports for July, 2018.
Attachments:
3.d. July claims as recommended by Finance Committee.
4. Mayor Realph opens a public hearing to consider a Conditional Use Permit submitted by Ronald K. Truhlsen, 9687 Co Rd 29, Blair, NE, for professional offices for Rachel A. Truhlsen Estate Planning & Elder Law Center, all on Lots 3 & Part of Vacated Street, Block 63, (1837 Grant St), Blair City, Nebraska, for thirty (30) years.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to receive and place on file the letters from Jordan and Heidi Lynch, Brian and Amy Knudtson, Sarah Webb and Julie Hayes.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to deny the Conditional Use Permit based upon the use is not compatible with the surrounding properties and uses as recommended by the Planning Commission.
Recommended Motion(s) #3:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve Conditional Use Permit for years.
Action(s):
Motion by Jon Stewart, second by Kevin Hall to receive and place on file the letters from Jordan and Heidi Lynch, Brian and Amy Knudtson, Sarah Webb and Julie Hayes.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Chris Jensen to approve Conditional Use Permit for 5 years, CUP will expire when business is gone, parking and paving.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Nay
  • Kevin Willis: Nay
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Nay
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5. Mayor Realph opens a public hearing to consider a Replat application submitted by Karen Bates, 7521 N Terrace Trl, Blair, NE for Lot 35, Spring Ridge, being a replat of Lots 27 & 28, Spring Ridge, Washington County, Nebraska.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the Replat application as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Marty Shepard to approve the Replat application as presented.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6. Mayor Realph opens a public hearing to consider a recommendation from the Economic Development Program Advisory Committee to include loans and grants for Workforce Housing and amend the Blair Municipal Code relating to qualifying businesses and expenditure of funds to the adopted Economic Development Program.
7. Consider Ordinance No. 2371 approving recommendation from the Economic Development Program Advisory Committee to include loans and grants for Workforce Housing and amend the Blair Municipal Code relating to qualifying businesses and expenditure of funds to the adopted Economic Development Program.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to move the Statutory Rule regarding 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. 2371.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Kevin Willis to move the Statutory Rule regarding reading on three different days be suspended for consideration of said Ordinance.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Chris Jensen to approve final passage of Ordinance No. 2371.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8. Consider approval of $250,000 grant from Blair Nebraska Economic Development Program (LB840) to MAPA Nonprofit for city matching funds for Workforce Spec Housing Revolving Loan Program in the City of Blair.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve $250,000 grant from Blair Nebraska Economic Development Program (LB840) to MAPA Nonprofit for city matching funds for Workforce Spec Housing Revolving Loan Program in the City of Blair.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Ben Hansen to approve $250,000 grant from Blair Nebraska Economic Development Program (LB840) to MAPA Nonprofit for city matching funds for Workforce Spec Housing Revolving Loan Program in the City of Blair.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
9. Consider Ordinance No. 2367 approving a voluntary annexation of Lot 27, Transformation Hill Addition on Final Reading.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve Ordinance 2367 on Final Reading.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Jon Stewart to approve Ordinance 2367 on Final Reading.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
10. Consider Resolution No. 2018-19 calling Water System Revenue Bonds, Taxable Series 2012, dated June 5, 2012 for early redemption.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adopt Resolution No. 2018-19 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Ben Hansen, second by Chris Jensen to adopt Resolution No. 2018-19 as presented.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
11. Consider Ordinance 2372 authorizing the issuance of Water System Revenue Refunding Bonds of the City of Blair, Nebraska in the principal amount not to exceed Seven Million Dollars ($7,000,000) for the purpose of refunding the City's outstanding Series 2012 Water Revenue 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. 2372.
Action(s):
Motion by Chris Jensen, second by Kevin Hall to move the Statutory Rule requiring reading on three different days be suspended for consideration of said Ordinance.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Chris Jensen, second by Marty Shepard to approve final passage of Ordinance No. 2372.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
12. Consider bids received for Water Improvement Districts 54; Sanitary Sewer Improvement Districts 76 and Storm Sewer in Paving Districts 198 and 199 all in Transformation Hill Addition.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to receive and place on file the bids received for Water Improvement Districts 54; Sanitary Sewer Improvement Districts 76 and Storm Sewer in Paving Districts 198 and 199 all in Transformation Hill Addition.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to award the bid to Eriksen Construction in the amount of $856,860.34 for Water Improvement Districts 54; Sanitary Sewer Improvement Districts 76 and Storm Sewer in Paving Districts 198 and 199 all in Transformation Hill Addition.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Chris Jensen to receive and place on file the bids received for Water Improvement Districts 54; Sanitary Sewer Improvement Districts 76 and Storm Sewer in Paving Districts 198 and 199 all in Transformation Hill Addition.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Kevin Willis to award the bid to Eriksen Construction in the amount of $856,860.34 for Water Improvement Districts 54; Sanitary Sewer Improvement Districts 76 and Storm Sewer in Paving Districts 198 and 199 all in Transformation Hill Addition.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
13. Consider street light plan for Northern View Addition as prepared by OPPD.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the street light plan for Northern View Addition as prepared by OPPD.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Willis, second by Marty Shepard to approve the street light plan for Northern View Addition as prepared by OPPD.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
14. Consider street light plan for Transformation Hill Addition as prepared by OPPD.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the street light plan for Transformation Hill Addition as prepared by OPPD.
Action(s):
Motion by Jon Stewart, second by Kevin Hall to approve the street light plan for Transformation Hill Addition as prepared by OPPD.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
15. Consider Ordinance 2373 to purchase maintenance building on Tax Lots 574, 590 & 637 all in Section 11, Township 18N, Range 11E, City of Blair, Washington County, Nebraska (N. 27th St.) for Blair Police Department storage.
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. 2373.
Action(s):
Motion by Jon Stewart, second by Ben Hansen to approve passage of Ordinance No. 2373 on first reading
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
16. Consider a Resolution 2018-20 setting the date for the Board of Equalization to levy special assessments against 1353 Colfax St., Blair, Nebraska for mowing.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adopt Resolution No. 2018-20 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Kevin Willis to adopt Resolution No. 2018-20 as presented.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
17. City Administrator Report.
18. Executive Session for the protection of the public interest due to possible litigation and personnel contract negotiations involving the City of Blair 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 possible litigation and personnel contract negotiations involving the City of Blair 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 possible litigation and personnel contract negotiations involving the City of Blair and to preserve the attorney-client privilege.
Action(s):
Motion by Ben Hansen, second by Marty Shepard to go into Executive Session at 9:03 p.m. for the limited purpose to discuss possible litigation and personnel contract negotiations involving the City of Blair and to preserve the attorney-client privilege.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Ben Hansen, second by Kevin Hall to to come out of Executive Session at 9:50 p.m. for the limited purpose to discuss possible litigation and personnel contract negotiations involving the City of Blair and to preserve the attorney-client privilege.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
19. 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 Ben Hansen, second by Chris Jensen to adjourn the meeting 9:50 p.m.
  • Brad Andersen: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Ben Hansen: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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