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April 13, 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: Absent
  • 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 23, 2021 meeting.
Attachments: (1)
3.b. Clerk report of Mayoral Action of March 23, 2021 meeting.
3.c. City Department reports for March, 2021.
Attachments: (5)
3.d. March 2021 claims as recommended by Finance Committee.
3.e. Approve David McIntosh, Kyle Croghan and Keegan Whitbeck as new members of the Blair Volunteer Fire Department.
4. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider Nonconforming Uses Limited Extension Permit application submitted by Kevin Barnhill, KB Quality Meats, Inc., 312 N. 16th St., Blair, Nebraska, for expanded animal slaughter, processing, cooking and retail sales on Lots 16, 17 & 18, Block 16, Original Township, City of Blair, Washington County, Nebraska (312. N. 16th Street) for one hundred (100) years. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the Nonconforming Uses Limited Extension Permit submitted by Kevin Barnhill for (25) years with stipulation if the business is sold the new owner needs to reapply.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Chris Jensen to approve the Nonconforming Uses Limited Extension Permit submitted by Kevin Barnhill for the life of the structure unless the footprint changes then the new owner needs to reapply.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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: (1)
5. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider Nonconforming Uses Limited Extension Permit renewal application submitted by Steve Saal, 12060 Jackson St., Omaha, Nebraska, for Saal Enterprises, LLC, to continue the mini self-storage units (a single structure) on the West 90’ of Lots 1-3 & 10’ of vacated 20th Street, Jensen’s Addition, Blair City, Washington County, Nebraska (230 N. 20th Street) for thirty (30) years.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the Nonconforming Uses Limited Extension Permit submitted by Steve Saal as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Marty Shepard to approve the Nonconforming Uses Limited Extension Permit submitted by Steve Saal for (10) years with the stipulation security motion lighting and security cameras be installed and directed away from residential areas and when the business is sold the new owner would need to reapply.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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: (1)
6. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider a Conditional Use Permit renewal by Scott Hicks, 12367 Merriam Dr., Blair, Nebraska, for Hick’s Drywall, LLC, to continue with a contractor’s office and services on the North 64.2’ of Lots 1 & 2 & Part of Vacated Lincoln Street, excluding the Right-of-Way Block 83, Third Addition, Blair City, Washington County, Nebraska (205 & 213 S. 10th Street) for ninety-nine (99) years.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the Conditional Use Permit renewal submitted by Scott Hicks for (25) years.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Mindy Rump to approve the Conditional Use Permit renewal submitted by Scott Hicks for (25) years.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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: (1)
7. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider a Conditional Use Permit renewal by Diane Wehrli, 14933 State Highway 91, Blair, Nebraska, to continue the use of a second residence adjacent to principal farm residence for a family member, on Tax Lot 49, Section 9 Southwest, Range 11 East, Township 18 North, Washington County, Nebraska (14935 State Highway 91) for fifteen (15) years.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the Conditional Use Permit renewal submitted by Diane Wehrli for (15) years with stipulation an annual letter in January is presented stating a family member or a farmhand still resides at the 2nd residence.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Willis, second by Frank Wolff to approve the Conditional Use Permit renewal submitted by Diane Wehrli for (15) years with stipulation an annual letter in January is presented stating a family member or a farmhand still resides at the second residence.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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: (1)
8. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider a Preliminary Plat application submitted by Wyngate Properties, LLC, 4829 W. Cavalry Road, New River, Arizona, for Helen’s Holler addition, Lots 1 through 2,  preliminary plat of Tax Lot 102 in the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 3, Township 18 North, Range 11 East of the P.M., Washington County, Nebraska. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the Preliminary Plat application submitted by Wyngate Properties as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Mindy Rump, second by Frank Wolff to approve the Preliminary Plat application submitted by Wyngate Properties as presented.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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: (1)
9. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider a Preliminary Plat application submitted by Lyman and Donna Wrightson, 12 W. Hayes St., #H3, Bozeman, MT, for Bryan Ridge subdivision, preliminary plat of part of Tax Lot 87, located in the South Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 1, Township 18 North, Range 11 East of the 6th P.M, City of Blair, Washington County, Nebraska.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the Preliminary Plat application submitted by Lyman and Donna Wrightson as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Chris Jensen to approve the Preliminary Plat application submitted by Lyman and Donna Wrightson as presented.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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: (1)
10. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider a Preliminary Plat application submitted by Rebecca & Jerry Fox, 910 Skyline Drive, Blair, Nebraska, for Lots 1 through 6, Skyline Acres subdivision, a plat of all of Tax Lot 277, lying in part of the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 14, Township 18 North, Range 11 East of the 6th P.M., City of Blair, Washington County, Nebraska.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the Preliminary Plat application submitted by Rebecca & Jerry Fox as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Mindy Rump to approve the Preliminary Plat application submitted by Rebecca & Jerry Fox as presented.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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: (1)
11. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing on the proposed use of Community Development Block Grant revolving loan funds from the City of Blair to Sai Properties V, Inc., 2500 S. 192nd Ave, Omaha, NE  in the amount of $180,500 for equipment and working capital to develop a new 66 room Holiday Inn Express at 1933 Holly St. in Blair, Nebraska.
Attachments: (2)
12. Consider a Resolution 2021-10 to authorize the City of Blair City Council to release Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) re-use funds to provide direct financial assistance to SAI Properties V., Inc.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adopt Resolution No. 2021-10 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Jon Stewart, second by Kevin Hall to adopt Resolution No. 2021-10 as presented.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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: (1)
13. Consider a Liquor License for Mary's Corner Retreat LLC dba Mary's Corner Retreat, 1600 State St., Blair NE for a Class C Liquor License (Beer, Wine, Distilled Spirits, On and Off Sale).
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the Liquor License for Mary's Corner Retreat LLC dba Mary's Corner Retreat, 1600 State St., Blair NE for a Class C Liquor License and notify the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission with approval.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Chris Jensen to approve the Liquor License for Mary's Corner Retreat LLC dba Mary's Corner Retreat, 1600 State St., Blair NE for a Class C Liquor License and notify the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission with approval.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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: (1)
14. Consider a request to appear before the Mayor and Council by Connie Custard for two parking stalls to be reserved in front 132 S. 17th St. for 10-Minute Customer Pickup. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adopt Resolution No. 2021-13 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Jon Stewart, second by Mindy Rump to adopt Resolution No. 2021-13 as presented.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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)
15. Consider LB840 application for KB Quality Meats, LLC, 213 N. 16th St., Blair for expansion to his current slaughter and fabrication business.(This item was postponed from the February 23, 2021 meeting.)
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the LB840 application for KB Quality Meats, LLC for expansion of his slaughter and fabrication business in the amount of $36,000.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to .
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Kevin Willis to approve the LB840 application for KB Quality Meats, LLC for expansion of his slaughter and fabrication business in the amount of $36,000.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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)
16. Consider Resolution 2021-11 approving an agreement between the City of Blair and the Blair Community Schools for a joint Sutdy Committee for use of the Hawks/Borup Coliseum, football field/stadium and track on the former Dana Campus.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adopt Resolution No. 2021-11 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Mindy Rump to adopt Resolution No. 2021-11 as presented.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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: (1)
17. Consider Resolution 2021-12 approving a developer's agreement between the City of Blair and Melvin Sudbeck Homes, Inc to include extension districts for paving and storm sewer, water and sanitary sewer services for Northern View - Phase II.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adopt Resolution No. 2021-12 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Chris Jensen to adopt Resolution No. 2021-12 as presented.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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: (4)
18. Consider Ordinance 2438 creating Paving Improvement District 203 - Northern View Phase II.
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. 2438.
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: Absent
  • 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 Kevin Hall to approve final passage of Ordinance No. 2438.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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. Consider an Engineering Agreement with Foleyshald Engineering for the Design of the Public Improvements for Northern View Subdivision Phase II.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve an Engineering Agreement with Foleyshald Engineering for the Design of the Public Improvements for Northern View Subdivision Phase II.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Chris Jensen to approve an Engineering Agreement with Foleyshald Engineering for the Design of the Public Improvements for Northern View Subdivision Phase II.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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.
20. Consider plans and specifications and authorization to go out for bid for the 2021 Asphalt Overlay 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 the 2021 Asphalt Overlay Project.
Action(s):
Motion by Jon Stewart, second by Frank Wolff to approve plans and specifications and authorization to go out for bid for the 2021 Asphalt Overlay Project.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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)
21. Consider authorization for City Staff to seek negotiated proposal for construction of South Trunk Sewer Relocation project due to not receiving any bids from previously advertised bid request and present back to the City Council for approval.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve authorization for City Staff to seek negotiated proposal for construction of South Trunk Sewer Relocation project due to not receiving any bids from previously advertised bid request.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Willis, second by Mindy Rump to approve authorization for City Staff to seek negotiated proposal for construction of South Trunk Sewer Relocation project due to not receiving any bids from previously advertised bid request.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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: (1)
22. Consider bids received for the purchase of a new Streets Department pickup truck and consider Staff recommendation to reject bid received from Woodhouse Ford and authorize Staff to modify specifications and rebid the truck.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to reject bid received from Woodhouse Ford and authorize Staff to modify specifications and rebid the truck.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Kevin Willis to reject bid received from Woodhouse Ford and authorize Staff to modify specifications and rebid the truck.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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: (1)
23. Consider Staff recommendation to reject partial bid received from Thrasher, Inc., Papillion for the Grant Street Box Culvert Repairs and authorize Staff to seek negotiated proposals for this project to present back to the City Council for approval.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to reject partial bid received from Thrasher, Inc., Papillion for Grant Street Box Culvert Repairs and authorize Staff to seek negotiated proposals for this project to present back to the City Council for approval.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Willis, second by Mindy Rump to reject partial bid received from Thrasher, Inc., Papillion for Grant Street Box Culvert Repairs and authorize Staff to seek negotiated proposals for this project to present back to the City Council for approval.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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)
24. Consider approval of installation of new electric service at Zimmermann and Peterson Fields.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve installation of new electric service at Zimmermann and Peterson Fields.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Mindy Rump to approve installation of new electric service at Zimmermann and Peterson Fields.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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)
25. Consider Resolution 2021-13  approving an Interlocal Agreement with Tri-Mutual and Fire Fighters Association for purposes of providing services to each other in Douglas County, Sarpy County, Cass County, Washington County, Dodge County, Saunders County and Pottawattamie County.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adopt Resolution No. 2021-13 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Chris Jensen to adopt Resolution No. 2021-13 as presented.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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)
26. City Administrator Report
27. 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 Mindy Rump, second by Marty Shepard to adjourn the meeting 9:15 p.m.
  • Andrew Schank: Absent
  • 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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