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November 12, 2019 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 Motion to approve the Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Marty Shepard to Motion to approve the Consent Agenda
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: 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 October 22, 2019 meeting.
Attachments:
3.b. Clerk report of Mayoral Action of meeting.
3.c. City Department reports for October, 2019.
Attachments:
3.d. October 2019 claims as recommended by Finance Committee.
3.e. Consider a manager application for Daniel Falcon in reference to the VFW Washington Co 1251 Liquor License.
Attachments:
4. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider a renewal Conditional Use Permit submitted by Timothy Lawson, 1825 Park St, Blair Nebraska, to continue use of Warehousing, storage and delivery with a SCB-Mixed Use Central Business Overlay District on Tax Lot 230 Section 12, Township 18, Range 11, (1450 Front St), Blair City, Washington County, Nebraska for ten (10) years. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve as presented for ten (10) years with the following stipulations: 1) Trucks loading or unloading may not block vehicle traffic on Front Street between 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 2) While trucks are blocking traffic, a folding sign, similar in size to a portable barricade, shall be placed in the west-bound lane of Front Street at 14th Street. The sign shall say, "NO THROUGH TRAFFIC".
Action(s):
Motion by Jon Stewart, second by Mindy Rump to approve as presented for ten (10) years with the following stipulations: 1) Trucks loading or unloading may not block vehicle traffic on Front Street between 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 2) While trucks are blocking traffic, a folding sign, similar in size to a portable barricade, shall be placed in the west-bound lane of Front Street at 14th Street. The sign shall say, "NO THROUGH TRAFFIC".
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider a renewal Conditional Use Permit submitted by Lisa Grabenbauer, 1705 S 155th Cir, Omaha, NE  68144, to operate Prairie Star Botanicals, Inc. which manufactures herbal dietary supplements, on N54’ of Lots 1-3, N54’ of the E20’ of Lot 4, S46’ of Lots 1-4, Block 15 , (321 N 16th St), Blair City, Washington County, Nebraska for fifteen (15) years.  
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve as presented for fifteen (15) years.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Marty Shepard to approve as presented for fifteen (15) years.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider a renewal Conditional Use Permit submitted by Bear Homes, 601 N 108th Cir, Omaha, NE  68154 to continue use as a multi-family rental property on Tax Lots 12 & 13, Block 39, (1859 & 1861 Front St.), Blair City, Washington, County, Nebraska for thirty-five (35) years. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approved as presented for twenty (20) years with stipulation that four (4) hard surfaced off street parking spaces be completed within nine (9) months.
Action(s):
Motion by Kevin Hall, second by Marty Shepard to approved as presented for twenty (20) years with stipulation that four (4) hard surfaced off street parking spaces be completed within nine (9) months.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
7. Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider a Conditional Use Permit submitted by Peter and Lisa Kelly, 3348 Adams St, Blair, Nebraska to operate office space, driver lounge and off street parking for commercial taxi and transportation services, retail space for crafting supplies and finished goods, conference and instructional classrooms on Lots 6-9 Unit 1, 13th Addition, (554 S 13th St), Blair City, Washington County, Nebraska for ten (10) years.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approved as presented for ten (10) years with the suggestion the applicant make building location 2 and the new building siding look similar to the existing building.
Action(s):
Motion by Brad Andersen, second by Mindy Rump to approved as presented for ten (10) years with the suggestion the applicant make building location 2 and the new building siding look similar to the existing building.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
8. (This item was postponed by the Planning Commission) Mayor Hansen opens a public hearing to consider a Conditional Use Permit submitted by Little Blossoms Childcare & Preschool, 1221 Deerfield Blvd, Blair, NE and Ashley Miskowiec, 4753 Co Rd P9, Arlington, NE 68002, to operate a childcare center and preschool on Block 98, 6th Addition (2232 Washington St), Blair City, Washington County, Nebraska, for forty (40) years.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to postpone the request for a Conditional Use Permit for a childcare center and preschool until the December 10, 2019 meeting.
Attachments:
9. Request to appear before the Mayor and City Council by Donnie Wulf, 477 E Grant, Blair, NE to discuss Grant St. being too dangerous due to truck traffic.
Attachments:
10. Request to appear before the Mayor and City Council by Mike Rooks for an update on Gateway Development Corporation activities.
11. Consider Ordinance 2388 approving a purchase agreement for the sale of the Lots 37, 38 and 39 in Transformation Hill Addition,  within the City of Blair, Washington County, Nebraska to     .
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. 2388.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Brad Andersen to move the Statutory Rule regarding reading on three different days be suspended for consideration of said Ordinance.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Chris Jensen to approve final passage of Ordinance No. 2388.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
12. Consider Resolution 2019-33 approving a developer's agreement with Jay Nielsen Construction for a Replat of Lot 1, Arbor Heights Addition, Blair City, Washington County.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adopt Resolution No. 2019-33 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Mindy Rump, second by Frank Wolff to adopt Resolution No. 2019-33 as presented.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
13. Consider renewal proposal received from BCBS for employee 2020 health insurance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to approve renewal proposal received from BCBS for 2020 employee health insurance.
Action(s):
Motion by Chris Jensen, second by Frank Wolff to approve renewal proposal received from BCBS for 2020 employee health insurance.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
14. Mayor Hansen requests a motion to recess as a Council and meet as a Board of Equalization to levy special assessments against 1253 Park St. and 812 N. 16th St. for Mowing.
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. 2019-34 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 Brad Andersen, second by Chris Jensen to to recess as a Council and meet as a Board of Equalization 7:55 p.m.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Mindy Rump, second by Marty Shepard to adopt Resolution No. 2019-34 as presented.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
Motion by Brad Andersen, second by Mindy Rump to adjourn as Board of Equalization and reconvene as a Council to proceed with the meeting at 7:59 p.m.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
15. Consider a Resolution 2019-35 setting the date for the Board of Equalization to levy special assessments against Lot 19 & part of vacated street, Block 56, Blair City, Washington County, NE (1526 Grant St), Blair, Nebraska for mowing.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion by Board Member #1, second by Board Member #2 to adopt Resolution No. 2019-35 as presented.
Action(s):
Motion by Frank Wolff, second by Chris Jensen to adopt Resolution No. 2019-35 as presented.
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
16. City Administrator Report
17. 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 8:02
  • Kevin Willis: Absent
  • Chris Jensen: Yea
  • Kevin Hall: Yea
  • Brad Andersen: Yea
  • Frank Wolff: Yea
  • Mindy Rump: Yea
  • Jon Stewart: Yea
  • Marty Shepard: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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