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January 26, 2021 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 to approve the Consent Agenda.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Willis, second by Marty Shepard to to approve the Consent Agenda.
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Brenda Wheeler: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.a. Approval of Minutes of the January 12, 2021 meeting.
Attachments: (1)
3.b. Clerk report of Mayoral Action of meeting on January 12, 2021.
3.c. City Department reports for December, 2020 from the Blair Police Department.
Attachments: (1)
3.d. Mayoral appoints Council member ______ to the Gateway Development Board.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the appointments as made by Mayor <name>.
3.e. Approve location of Merriam Carnival and location of car show closing Lincoln St. between 17th & 18th and 17th St. from Washington to Grant St. from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday June 12th as requested by the Blair Area Chamber in conjunction with the Gateway to the West days held June 10-13, 2021.
Attachments: (1)
4. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider Ordinance No. 2417 annexing and extending the corporate limits of the City of Blair to include the real estate, which is generally described as a parcel of land located in Part of Tax Lots 2, 19 and 25 in the Southeast Quarter of Section 22, Township 18 North, Range 11 East of the 6th P.M., Washington County, Nebraska on second reading.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve Ordinance 2417 on second reading.
Action(s):
Motion by Jon Stewart, second by Mindy Rump to approve Ordinance 2417 on second reading.
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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: (1)
5. Mayor Hansen opens a Public Hearing to consider the One and Six Year Plan for 2021.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to to adopt Resolution No. 2021-2 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Jon Stewart, second by Mindy Rump to to adopt Resolution No. 2021-2 as presented.
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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: (3)
6. Request to appear before the Mayor and City Council by Brent Fullmer for the Black Elk Trail Annual Report and request approval to move forward with the second phase of the bike trail. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to receive and place on file the annual report from THOR Black Elk Trail and approve the development of the second phase of the bike trail.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Willis, second by Marty Shepard to receive and place on file the annual report from THOR Black Elk Trail and approve the development of the second phase of the bike trail.
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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: (2)
7. Request to appear before the Mayor and City Council by Mike Rooks for an update on Gateway Development Corporation activities. 
8. Consider Resolution 2021-3 for an Agreement with the Blair Family YMCA for operation of the Blair Municipal Pool for 2021-summer season.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adopt Resolution No. 2021-3 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Mindy Rump, second by Frank Wolff to adopt Resolution No. 2021-3 as presented.
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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: (2)
9. Consider a Resolution 2021-4 approving Gateway to the West Days parade held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and request permission from the NDOR to close Highway 30 for this event on June 12, 2021.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adopt Resolution No. 2021-4 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Kevin Willis to adopt Resolution No. 2021-4 as presented.
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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: (1)
10. Consider a construction staking agreement with JEO Consulting Group, Inc. for the Deerfield Replat Public Improvements Project.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve a construction staking agreement with JEO Consulting Group, Inc. the Deerfield Replat Public Improvements Project
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Mindy Rump to approve a construction staking agreement with JEO Consulting Group, Inc. the Deerfield Replat Public Improvements Project
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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: (2)
11. Consider plans and specifications and authorization to go out for bid for Utility Improvements for the 10th Street Extension Project. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve plans and specifications and authorization to go out for bid for Utility Improvements for the 10th Street Extension Project.
Action(s):
Motion by Jon Stewart, second by Mindy Rump to approve plans and specifications and authorization to go out for bid for Utility Improvements for the 10th Street Extension Project.
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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.
12. Consider Ordinance 2424 approving a purchase agreement for the sale of the Lots 52, 53, 54, 55 and 56 in Transformation Hill Addition, within the City of Blair, Washington County, Nebraska to O'Dell Enterprises, 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. 2424.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Andrew Schank to move the Statutory Rule regarding reading on three different days be suspended for consideration of said Ordinance.
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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 Andrew Schank to approve final passage of Ordinance No. 2424.
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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: (2)
13. Consider Ordinance 2425 approving a purchase agreement for the sale of the Lot 3, YMCA Wilsons Addition, within the City of Blair, Washington County, Nebraska to the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District. 
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. 2425.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Andrew Schank to move the Statutory Rule regarding reading on three different days be suspended for consideration of said Ordinance.
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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 Andrew Schank to approve final passage of Ordinance No. 2425.
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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: (2)
14. Consider Ordinance 2426 vacating real estate known as Outlot (B), Tyson's Skyline Addition, City of Blair, Washington County, Nebraska.
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. 2426
Action(s):
Motion by Andrew Schank, second by Frank Wolff to move the Statutory Rule requiring reading on three different days be suspended for consideration of said Ordinance.
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Andrew Schank, second by Frank Wolff to approve final passage of Ordinance No. 2426
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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: (2)
15. Consider Ordinance 2427 approving a purchase agreement for the sale of the Outlot (B), Tyson's Skyline, an addition to the City of Blair, Washington County to Brad Andersen and Jane Jaworski-Andersen.  
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. 2427.
Action(s):
Motion by Mindy Rump, second by Jon Stewart to move the Statutory Rule regarding reading on three different days be suspended for consideration of said Ordinance.
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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 Kevin Willis to approve final passage of Ordinance No. 2427.
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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: (2)
16. Consider proposals received for the purchase of new servers at city hall. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to receive and place on file the proposals received for new servers at city hall.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to award the proposal to for the purchase of new servers at city hall.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Kevin Willis to receive and place on file the proposals received for new servers at city hall.
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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 Kevin Willis to award the proposal to Turnkey Telecom Solutions for the purchase of new servers at city hall in the amount of $21,765.90. .
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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: (2)
17. City Administrator Report.
18. Executive Session for the protection of the public interest to discuss litigation.
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 litigation 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 litigation and to preserve the attorney-client privilege.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Marty Shepard to go into Executive Session at 8:13 p.m. for the limited purpose to discuss litigation and to preserve the attorney-client privilege.
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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 to come out of Executive Session at 8:47 p.m. for the limited purpose to discuss litigation and to preserve the attorney-client privilege.
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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.
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 Andrew Schank, second by Mindy Rump to adjourn the meeting 8:47 p.m.
  • Chris Jensen: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: 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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