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March 9, 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 followed by statement of compliance with open meetings act.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Approval of Consent Agenda - The following items are considered to be routine by the city council and will be enacted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a city council member or citizen so requests, in which event the item will be removed from consent status and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to to approve the Consent Agenda.
Action(s):
Motion by Mindy Rump, second by Marty Shepard to to approve the Consent Agenda.
  • Kevin Hall: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: 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 February 23, 2021 meeting.
Attachments: (1)
3.b. Clerk report of Mayoral Action of February 23, 2021 meeting.
3.c. City Department reports for February, 2021.
Attachments: (6)
3.d. February 2021 claims as recommended by Finance Committee.
3.e. Approve Spring Clean Up and Open Burn with a permit for 2021.
Attachments: (1)
4. Consider Ordinance 2435 to create a clean energy assessment district to enable property assessed clean energy financing for its property owners.
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. 2435.
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.
  • Kevin Hall: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Nay
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Nay
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Andrew Schank to approve final passage of Ordinance No. 2435.
  • Kevin Hall: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Nay
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Nay
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
5. Consider Ordinance 2436 amending the Blair Municipal Code, Chapter 5, Article 5 to include Section 5-516 and add Section 5-517 regarding Motorized Scooters.
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. 2436.
Attachments: (5)
6. Consider bids received for the mowing contract for the 2021 through 2023 Mowing Season.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to receive and place on file the bids for the mowing contract for the 2021 through 2023 Mowing Season
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to award the bid for the mowing contract for the 2021 through 2023 Mowing Season to Superior Lawn in the amount of $107,646.30.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Mindy Rump to receive and place on file the bids for the mowing contract for the 2021 through 2023 Mowing Season
  • Kevin Hall: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Kevin Willis to award the bid for the mowing contract for the 2021 through 2023 Mowing Season to Superior Lawn in the amount of $117,204.32
  • Kevin Hall: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: 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. Consider plans and specifications for the Grant Street Box Culvert Repairs and authorization to go out for bid.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the plans and specifications for the Grant Street Box Culvert Repairs and authorization to go out for bid.
Action(s):
Motion by Andrew Schank, second by Chris Jensen to approve the plans and specifications for the Grant Street Box Culvert Repairs and authorization to go out for bid.
  • Kevin Hall: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: 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)
8. Consider Water Agreement Amendment Number One with OPPD.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve Water Agreement Amendment Number One with OPPD.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Willis, second by Mindy Rump to approve Water Agreement Amendment Number One with OPPD.
  • Kevin Hall: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: 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 approval of agreement with OPPD for Power Improvements at the Water Treatment Plant.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve agreement with OPPD for Power Improvements at the Water Treatment Plant.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Willis, second by Mindy Rump to approve agreement with OPPD for Power Improvements at the Water Treatment Plant.
  • Kevin Hall: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: 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.
10. Consider a material testing agreement with Olsson for the Deerfield Replat Improvements.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve a material testing agreement with Olsson for the Deerfield Replat Improvements.
Action(s):
Motion by Andrew Schank, second by Frank Wolff to approve a material testing agreement with Olsson for the Deerfield Replat Improvements.
  • Kevin Hall: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: 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 Resolution 2021-7 approving agreement with the Nebraska Department of Transportation for new traffic signals at the intersection of Highway 30 East and Industrial Drive.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adopt Resolution No. 2021-7 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Mindy Rump, second by Frank Wolff to adopt Resolution No. 2021-7 as presented.
  • Kevin Hall: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: 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 bids received for the purchase of a new slide at the Blair Public Swimming Pool.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to receive and place on file the bids received for the purchase of a new slide at the Blair Public Swimming Pool.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to award the proposal to for the purchase of a new slide at the Blair Public Swimming Pool in the amount of $
Action(s):
Motion by Mindy Rump, second by Chris Jensen to receive and place on file the bids received for the purchase of a new slide at the Blair Public Swimming Pool.
  • Kevin Hall: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Mindy Rump, second by Marty Shepard to award the proposal to Summit for the purchase of a new slide at the Blair Public Swimming Pool in the amount of $59000.00.
  • Kevin Hall: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: 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)
13. Consider the use of Registered Warrants in the amount of $2.6 million to pay expenses associated with the development of Southern Hills Subdivision until permanent financing is obtained.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to authorize the use of Registered Warrants in the amount of $2.6 million to pay expenses associated with the development of Southern Hills Subdivision until permanent financing is obtained.
Action(s):
Motion by Jon Stewart, second by Frank Wolff to authorize the use of Registered Warrants in the amount of $2.6 million to pay expenses associated with the development of Southern Hills Subdivision until permanent financing is obtained.
  • Kevin Hall: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: 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.
14. Consider Resolution 2021-8 setting the date for the Board of Equalization on March 23, 2021 to levy special assessments ion Lots 12 & 13, Block 39, Blair City, Washington County - 1859 Front St for sidewalk snow removal.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adopt Resolution No. 2021-8 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Marty Shepard, second by Frank Wolff to adopt Resolution No. 2021-8 as presented.
  • Kevin Hall: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: 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)
15. City Administrator Report
16. 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 Marty Shepard to adjourn the meeting 8:16 p.m.
  • Kevin Hall: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: 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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