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March 23, 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 Kevin Hall, second by Kevin Willis to to approve the Consent Agenda.
  • 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.
3.a. Approval of Minutes of the March 9, 2021 meeting.
Attachments: (1)
3.b. Clerk report of Mayoral Action of meeting on March 9, 2021.
3.c. City Department reports for the Blair Police Department.
Attachments: (1)
3.d. Mayoral appointment of Tim Welch to the Library Board until June 30, 2024.
4. Consider a request from Big Red Keno for a keno sales outlet change of ownership from Russow's Corner Pub, LLC to Mary's Corner Retreat LL DBA Mary's Corner Retreat, 1600 State St., Blair, Nebraska.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the change of keno sales outlet from Russow's Corner Pub, LLC to Mary's Corner Retreat LLC, DBA Mary's Corner Retreat, 1600 State St., Blair, Nebraska as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Jon Stewart to approve the change of keno sales outlet from Russow's Corner Pub, LLC to Mary's Corner Retreat LLC, DBA Mary's Corner Retreat, 1600 State St., Blair, Nebraska 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: (2)
5. Consider construction staking contract with JEO Engineering for the new Water Treatment Plant Intake Structure.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve construction staking contract with JEO Engineering for the new Water Treatment Plant Intake Structure.
Action(s):
Motion by Mindy Rump, second by Marty Shepard to approve construction staking contract with JEO Engineering for the new Water Treatment Plant Intake Structure.
  • 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.
6. Consider construction staking contract with JEO Engineering for the 10th Street Extension Project.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve construction staking contract with JEO Engineering for the 10th Street Etension Project.
Action(s):
Motion by Andrew Schank, second by Chris Jensen to approve construction staking contract with JEO Engineering for the 10th Street Extension Project.
  • 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: (2)
7. Consider construction staking contract with JEO Engineering for Southern Hills Development Project.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve construction staking contract with JEO Engineering for Southern Hills Development Project.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Andrew Schank to approve construction staking contract with JEO Engineering for Southern Hills Development Project.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • 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.
8. Consider an engineering agreement amendment with JEO Engineering for the Southern Hills Subdivision.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve engineering agreement amendment with JEO Engineering for the Southern Hills Subdivision.
Action(s):
Motion by Andrew Schank, second by Frank Wolff to approve engineering agreement amendment with JEO Engineering for the Southern Hills Subdivision.
  • 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 approval of material testing contract with Olsson for the 10th Street Extension Project.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve material testing contract with Olsson for the 10th Street Extension Project.
Action(s):
Motion by Mindy Rump, second by Jon Stewart to approve material testing contract with Olsson for the 10th Street Extension Project.
  • 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.
10. Consider bids received for the utility improvements for the 10th Street Extension project.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to receive and place on file the bids for utility Improvements for the 10th Street Extension project.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to award the utility Improvements for the 10th Street Extension project to Thompson Construction in the amount of $979,888.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Chris Jensen to receive and place on file the bids for utility Improvements for the 10th Street Extension project.
  • 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 Jon Stewart, second by Kevin Willis to award the utility Improvements for the 10th Street Extension project to Thompson Construction in the amount of $979,888.
  • 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.
11. Consider bids received for the paving of the 10th Street Extension project.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to receive and place on file the bids for the paving of the 10th Street Extension project.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to award the paving bids in the 10th St. Extension Project to Luxa Construction in the amount of $1,180,842.86.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Mindy Rump to receive and place on file the bids for the paving of the 10th Street Extension project.
  • 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 Hall, second by Marty Shepard to award the paving bids in the 10th St. Extension Project to Luxa Construction in the amount of $1,180,842.86.
  • 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.
12. Consider approval of material testing contract with Olsson for Southern Hills Subdivision.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve contract with Olsson for material testing the Southern Hills Subdivision.
Action(s):
Motion by Mindy Rump, second by Andrew Schank to approve contract with Olsson for material testing the Southern Hills Subdivision.
  • 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.
13. Consider bids received for the utilities in Southern Hills Subdivision.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to receive and place on file the bids for the utility work in Southern Hills Subdivision.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to award the utility bids in Southern Hills Subdivision to Bluffs Paving and Utility Company, Council Bluffs, IA in the amount of $1,093,406.20.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Willis, second by Andrew Schank to receive and place on file the bids for the utility work in Southern Hills Subdivision.
  • 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 Jon Stewart to award the utility bids in Southern Hills Subdivision to Bluffs Paving and Utility Company, Council Bluffs, IA in the amount of $1,093,406.20.
  • 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: (3)
14. Consider bids received for the paving in Southern Hills Subdivision.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to receive and place on file the bids for paving in Southern Hills Subdivision.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to award the paving bid in Southern Hills Subdivision to Steve Harris Construction, Homer, Nebraska in the amount of $574,486.24
Action(s):
Motion by Jon Stewart, second by Frank Wolff to receive and place on file the bids for paving in Southern Hills Subdivision.
  • 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 Jon Stewart, second by Mindy Rump to award the paving bid in Southern Hills Subdivision to Steve Harris Construction, Homer, Nebraska in the amount of $574,486.24
  • 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: (3)
15. Consider bids received for the paving of County Road P31 in Southern Hills Subdivision.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to receive and place on file the bids for the paving of Co. Rd. 31 in Southern Hills Subdivision.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to award the paving bid for Co. Rd. 31 in Southern Hills Subdivision to Western Engineering, Harlan, IA in the amount of $165,727.65.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Mindy Rump to receive and place on file the bids for the paving of Co. Rd. 31 in Southern Hills Subdivision.
  • 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 Andrew Schank to award the paving bid for Co. Rd. 31 in Southern Hills Subdivision to Western Engineering, Harlan, IA in the amount of $165,727.65.
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Nay
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • 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.
16. Consider Ordinance approving a purchase agreement for the sale of the Lots 31 and 44 in Transformation Hill Addition to Egan RE, LLC.
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. _____.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Chris Jensen 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 Kevin Hall, second by Chris Jensen to approve final passage of Ordinance No. 2337
  • 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: (2)
17. Request to appear before the Mayor and Council by Jenny Eriksen to present an annual review of the Blair Animal Shelter on behalf of the Friends of the Jeanette Hunt Animal Shelter.
18. Council recesses and meets as a Board of Equalization to consider Resolution levying special assessments against Lots 12 and 13, Block 39, Blair City, Washington County, Nebraska (1859 Front St) for sidewalk snow removal.
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. 2021- 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 Marty Shepard, second by Jon Stewart to to recess as a Council and meet as a Board of Equalization 8:01 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
Motion by Jon Stewart, second by Chris Jensen to adopt Resolution No. 2021-9 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 Frank Wolff, second by Kevin Willis to adjourn as Board of Equalization and reconvene as a Council to proceed with the meeting at 8:02 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: (2)
19. City Administrator Report
20. Executive Session for the protection of the public interest due to possible litigation involving the City of Blair.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to go into Executive Session at ___ p.m. to discuss possible litigation 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 come out of Executive Session and reconvene as a City Council at ____ p.m.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Frank Wolff to go into Executive Session at 8:05 p,__ p.m. to discuss possible litigation involving the City of Blair and to preserve the attorney-client privilege.
  • 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.
21. 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
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