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December 8, 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 Motion to approve the Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion by Brad Andersen, second by Kevin Willis to Motion to approve the Consent Agenda
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: 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 November 10 2020 meeting.
Attachments:
3.b. Clerk report of Mayoral Action of November 10 2020 meeting.
3.c. City Department reports for November 2020.
Attachments:
3.d. November claims as recommended by Finance Committee.
4. Plaque Presentation by Mayor for outgoing Council member Brad Andersen.
5. City Clerk administers "Oath of Office" to elected Council members in Ward I, Ward II, Ward III and Ward IV.
6. City Council elects "President of the Council".
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to to approve as Council President.
Action(s):
Motion by Marty Shepard, second by Chris Jensen to to approve Chris Jensen as Council President.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Mayor appoints Andrew Schank to the Technology & Misc. Utilities Committee and the Judiciary & Real Estate Committee to replace outgoing City Council member Brad Andersen.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve Mayoral appointment of Andrew Schank to Council Committees as presented.
8. Mayor makes appointment to the following City Committees and Boards: Melanie Kaeding to the Planning Commission - 3 year term and License Board - 1 year term.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the appointments as made by Mayor.
Action(s):
Motion by Jon Stewart, second by Kevin Willis to approve the appointments as made by Mayor.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9. Consider Resolution 2020-44 designating depositories for City Funds and to authorize the Mayor together with the City Treasurer or City Clerk to sign checks, drafts and other withdrawal orders.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adopt Resolution No. 2020-44 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Marty Shepard to adopt Resolution No. 2020-44 as presented.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
10. Consider Resolution 2020-45 designating The Pilot Tribune and The Enterprise as the official newspaper for the City of Blair.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adopt Resolution No. 2020-45 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Mindy Rump to adopt Resolution No. 2020-45 as presented.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
11. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider a Lot Split submitted by Milton C & Kathryn L Sorensen Family Trust, 11712 N 190th Cir, Bennington, NE 68007, for a tract of land located in the SE ¼ of Section 36, Township 19 North, Range 11 East of the 6th P.M., Washington County, Nebraska.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Andrew Schank, second by Frank Wolff to approve as presented.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
12. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider a Lot Split submitted by Milton C & Kathryn L Sorensen Family Trust, 11712 N 190th Cir, Bennington, NE 68007, for a tract of land located in the SW ¼ of Section 31, Township 19 North, Range 12 East of the 6th P.M., Washington County, Nebraska.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Chris Jensen to approve as presented.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
13. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider a Preliminary Plat application of Southern Hills submitted by Eriksen Investment Co, 2546 S Hwy 30, Blair, NE 68008, a parcel of land located Part of Tax Lots 2, 19, 25 and 26 in the Southeast Quarter of Section 22, Township 18 North, Range 11 East of the 6th P.M., Washington County, Nebraska. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Jon Stewart, second by Chris Jensen to approve with planning commission recommendations.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
14. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider a Final Plat application submitted by Marie Gordon Investments, LLC, 452 S 10th St, Blair NE 68008, for East Ridge, Lots 1 - 3, for a tract of land being all of Tax Lot 260, a Tax Lot located in the SW ¼ of Section 07 along with Part of the NW ¼ of said SW ¼ of Section 07, all located in Township 18 North, Range 12 East of the 6th P.M., Washington County, Nebraska.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to to approve as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Willis, second by Marty Shepard to to approve as presented
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
15. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider a Final Plat application submitted by KJK Investments LTD Partnership, 235 S 9th St, Blair, NE 68008 for Grant Street Industrial Park, Lots 1 - 6 inclusive, for a tract of land being all of Tax Lot 271, a Tax Lot located in Part of the SE ¼, and also Part of SW ¼, Both being located in Section 07, Township 18 North, Range 12 East of the 6th P.M., Washington County, Nebraska
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Andrew Schank, second by Marty Shepard to approve as presented.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
16. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider Ordinance 2412 amending the City of Blair Zoning Ordinance Section 1102 Fences, Hedges and Retaining Walls in reference to the construction of fences in the reverse front yard. 
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 Ordinance 2412 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Chris Jensen, second by Jon Stewart to move the Statutory Rule requiring reading on three different days be suspended for consideration of said Ordinance.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Chris Jensen to approve Ordinance 2412 as presented.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
17. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider Ordinance 2413 amending the PUD Area #1 that establishes the land uses that are permitted in PUD Area #1 on the former Dana College Campus.
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 Ordinance 2413 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Marty Shepard, second by Kevin Willis to move the Statutory Rule requiring reading on three different days be suspended for consideration of said Ordinance.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Marty Shepard, second by Frank Wolff to approve Ordinance 2413 as presented.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
18. Consider Ordinance 2414 approving a purchase agreement for the sale of the Lots 32, 33, 45, 46, 47 and 48 in Transformation Hill Addition, within the City of Blair, Washington County, Nebraska to Orchard Valley, Inc.
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. 2414.
Action(s):
Motion by Andrew Schank, second by Frank Wolff to move the Statutory Rule regarding reading on three different days be suspended for consideration of said Ordinance.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Mindy Rump to approve final passage of Ordinance No. 2414.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
19. Consider an Engineering Agreement with HGM for design services for the improvements to the shelter at Steyer Park. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve an Engineering Agreement with HGM for design services for the improvements to the shelter at Steyer Park in the amount of $10,770.00.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Mindy Rump to approve an Engineering Agreement with HGM for design services for the improvements to the shelter at Steyer Park in the amount of $10,770.00.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
20. Consider proposals received for installation of internet services and phone system update to city facilities.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to receive and place on file the proposals received for internet services for city facilities.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the proposal from Great Plains in the amount of $22.260.00.
Action(s):
Motion by Chris Jensen, second by Kevin Hall to receive and place on file the proposals received for internet services for city facilities.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Chris Jensen, second by Marty Shepard to approve the proposal from Great Plains in the amount of $23,700.00.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
21. Consider bids received for the 2021 Brick Street Repairs.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to receive and place on file the bids received for the repair of brick streets.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the bid from DMS, Inc.in the amount of $100,000.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Mindy Rump to receive and place on file the bids received for the repair of brick streets.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Mindy Rump to approve the bid from DMS, Inc.in the amount of $100,000.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
22. Consider plans and specifications for construction of the new intake structure and authorization to go out for bid.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to plans and specifications for the construction of the new intake structure and authorization to go out for bid.
Action(s):
Motion by Jon Stewart, second by Kevin Willis to plans and specifications for the construction of the new intake structure and authorization to go out for bid.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
23. Council recesses and meets as a Board of Equalization to consider Resolution No. 2020-46 levying special assessments against Lot 14, College Heights Addition, Blair City for mowing (2810 Westridge).
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. 2020-46 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 Mindy Rump, second by Chris Jensen to to recess as a Council and meet as a Board of Equalization 9:41p.m.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Kevin Willis, second by Mindy Rump to adopt Resolution No. 2020-46 as presented.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Mindy Rump, second by Chris Jensen to adjourn as Board of Equalization and reconvene as a Council to proceed with the meeting at 9:44 p.m.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
24. City Administrator Report
25. 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 Andrew Schank, second by Chris Jensen to adjourn the meeting
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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