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April 27, 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.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Jon Stewart: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.a. Approval of Minutes of the April 13, 2021 meeting.
Attachments: (1)
3.b. Clerk report of Mayoral Action of the April 13, 2021 meeting.
3.c. City Department reports for the Blair Police Department.
Attachments: (1)
4. Consider request from Sandy Christiansen, Blair Family YMCA to hold a 5K run during Gateway to the West Days on Saturday, June 12th starting at 9:00 a.m.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the request by the Blair Family YMCA to hold a 5K run during Gateway to the West Days on Saturday, June 12th starting at 9:00 a.m.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Willis, second by Marty Shepard to approve the request by the Blair Family YMCA to hold a 5K run during Gateway to the West Days on Saturday, June 12th starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Jon Stewart: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
  • 4/20/2021 at 6:25 PM
5. Request by Mike Rooks, Gateway Development Corporation, for Hanna:Keelan Associates, PC to appear before the Mayor and City Council to present a housing study for Washington County, including the City of Blair.
6. Consider Ordinance 2439 approving a purchase agreement for the sale of the Lots 28 and 29 in Transformation Hill Addition to Millennium Homes.
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. 2439.
Action(s):
Motion by Marty Shepard, second by Kevin Hall to move the Statutory Rule regarding reading on three different days be suspended for consideration of said Ordinance.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Jon Stewart: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Marty Shepard, second by Kevin Hall to approve final passage of Ordinance No. 2439.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Jon Stewart: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (2)
7. Consider Ordinance approving a purchase agreement for the sale of the Lots 42 and 57 in Transformation Hill Addition 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. 2440.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Kevin Willis to move the Statutory Rule regarding reading on three different days be suspended for consideration of said Ordinance.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Jon Stewart: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Chris Jensen to approve final passage of Ordinance No. 2440.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Jon Stewart: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (2)
8. Consider Ordinance 2441 authorizing an amendment to a loan agreement, the issuance of a Water System Revenue Bond, Series 2021 not to exceed $10,000,000 from the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy for improvements to the Blair Water Treatment Plant.
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. 2441.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Chris Jensen to move the Statutory Rule requiring reading on three different days be suspended for consideration of said Ordinance.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Jon Stewart: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Chris Jensen to approve final passage of Ordinance No. 2441.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Jon Stewart: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (3)
9. Consider bids received for the purchase of a new pickup for the Street Department.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to receive and place on file the bids for the purchase of a new pickup for the Street Department.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to award the bid for the the purchase of a new pickup for the Street Department to Woodhouse Chevrolet in the amount of $33,500.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Chris Jensen to receive and place on file the bids for the purchase of a new pickup for the Street Department.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Jon Stewart: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Andrew Schank, second by Kevin Willis to award the bid for the the purchase of a new pickup for the Street Department to Woodhouse Chevrolet in the amount of $33,500.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Jon Stewart: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
10. Consider the purchase of a new police vehicle to replace a previous vehicle that was declared a total loss.   
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve the purchase of a new vehicle for the Blair Police Department.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Chris Jensen to approve the purchase of a new vehicle for the Blair Police Department.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Jon Stewart: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
11. Review of annual report on City of Blair Tax Increment Financing.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to receive and place on file the annual report on City of Blair Tax Increment Financing.
Action(s):
Motion by Andrew Schank, second by Chris Jensen to receive and place on file the annual report on City of Blair Tax Increment Financing.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Jon Stewart: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
12. 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 Kevin Willis to go into Executive Session at 7:58 p.m. to discuss possible litigation involving the City of Blair and to preserve the attorney-client privilege.
  • Mindy Rump: Absent
  • Jon Stewart: Absent
  • Andrew Schank: Yea
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Kevin Willis: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
13. City Administrator Report
14. 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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