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July 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Crete City Council Regular Meeting

Minutes
1. Open Meeting
Rationale: 

The City Council has posted a copy of the Open Meetings Act, Laws of the State of Nebraska, in the back of the council chambers.  Additional copies are available to read, if anyone wishes one during this meeting, please advise. As each agenda item is considered, if there are any questions concerning the agenda item please advise.  The City Council may consider items listed on the agenda in random order. The City Council has assisted listening devices available, if needed please advise. Please stand and Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.

2. Roll Call
Rationale: 

Attendance of Council members will be recorded to determine the presence of a quorum for official actions.

3. Petitions - Communications - Citizen Concern
Rationale: 

No action can be taken by the council on matters presented under this title except to answer any question posed and/or to refer the matter for further action.  Testimony may be limited to 3 minutes per person.  Please do not repeat testimony that has already be heard.

4. Special Order of Business
Rationale: 

The council may take action to hear testimony in favor of  or in opposition to, discuss/limit  discussion and take action to approve or disapprove any matter presented under this title.

4.A. Public Hearing - LB840 Economic Development Plan Semi-Annual Report
Rationale: 

A public hearing for the semi-annual report of the economic development plan

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Open a public hearing at 6:00 PM Carried with a motion by Dale Strehle and a second by David Bauer.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
7/18/17 City Council: Close the public hearing at 6:05 PM Carried with a motion by Dale Strehle and a second by Judy Henning.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
7/18/17 City Council: Accept the report as presented Carried with a motion by Dale Strehle and a second by David Bauer.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.B. Community Assistance Report
Rationale: 

A report from the Community Assistance Director

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Accept the report as presented Carried with a motion by Dale Strehle and a second by Judy Henning.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.C. Sherwood Foundation Grant Application
Rationale: 

An application for grant funds for the construction of the new library/storm shelter/community building

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Approve the grant application to be submitted as presented Carried with a motion by Dale Strehle and a second by Judy Henning.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.D. Street Improvements
Forwarded From Information:  Unit: City Council Public Works Committee
Rationale: 

The Public Works Committee has discussed street improvements associated with the new Library/Community Building project

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Approve the proposal by Olsson Associates to develop estimated costs for street improvements in the area of the new library/storm shelter/community building at a cost of $3,750 Carried with a motion by David Bauer and a second by Judy Henning.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.E. Community Development Agency Meeting
Rationale: 

The City Council will adjourn while the CDA considers an amendment to a redevelopment agreement and reconvene after the CDA takes action.

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Adjourn the meeting and reconvene as the Community Development Agency at 6:25 PM Carried with a motion by David Bauer and a second by Dale Strehle.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.F. Tabitha Demo Bids
Forwarded From Information:  Unit: City Council Public Works Committee
Rationale: 

The Public Works Committee has reviewed bids received for the demolition of the old hospital

Discussion: 

No action will be taken on this item until an estimate is received on the hazardous material abatement

4.G. Vacated Ivy Avenue Lease
Forwarded From Information:  Unit: City Council Public Works Committee
Rationale: 

The Public Works Committee has reviewed an agreement to lease the vacated portion of Ivy Avenue to the St. James Church until the sale can be completed

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Approve the lease agreement as presented Carried with a motion by David Bauer and a second by Kyle Frans.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.H. West 13th Street Signage
Forwarded From Information:  Unit: City Council Public Works Committee
Rationale: 

The Public Works Committee has reviewed sign updates on West 13th Street

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Direct City staff to place 25 mph and no parking signs on West 13th Street from Tuxedo Park Road to the Cemetery entrance Carried with a motion by David Bauer and a second by Judy Henning.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.I. Seward County Attorney Invoice
Forwarded From Information:  Unit: City Council Finance Committee
Rationale: 

Review a special invoice from the Seward County Attorney for the Norris PPD case

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Approve the special claim for attorney services in the Norris Public Power District case at a cost of $9,612.75 Carried with a motion by Kyle Frans and a second by Dale Strehle.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.J. Civil Service Rules and Regulations Amendment
Forwarded From Information:  Unit: City Council Public Safety Committee
Rationale: 

The Public Safety Committee has reviewed amendments to Article III(D)(3) of the Civil Service Rules and Regulations

Discussion: 

The Civil Service Commission adopted some amendments to the Rules and Regulations, this is for information only

4.K. Police Officers Essential Functions
Forwarded From Information:  Unit: City Council Public Safety Committee
Rationale: 

The Public Safety Committee has reviewed the police officer essential functions to be included in the police officer application packet

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Approve the essential functions for a Police Officer as presented Carried with a motion by Dale Strehle and a second by Judy Henning.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.L. Supplemental Work Comp Policy
Forwarded From Information:  Unit: City Council Public Safety Committee
Rationale: 

The Public Safety Committee has reviewed the Fire and Rescue Department's request to renew the supplemental work comp policy

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Approve the second annual payment of the three year supplemental workers comprehensive insurance policy for the fire and rescue department at a cost of $4,567 Carried with a motion by Dale Strehle and a second by Kyle Frans.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.M. Thermal Imaging Cameras
Forwarded From Information:  Unit: City Council Public Safety Committee
Rationale: 

The Public Safety Committee has reviewed the Fire and Rescue Department's request to purchase thermal imaging cameras

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Approve the purchase of 2 thermal imaging cameras for the fire and rescue department Carried with a motion by Dale Strehle and a second by Judy Henning.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.N. Fireworks Display Request
Forwarded From Information:  Unit: City Council Public Safety Committee
Rationale: 

The Public Safety Committee has reviewed a request to allow a fireworks display for a wedding in Crete

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Deny a request to ignite fireworks at a wedding to be held at the UCC Carried with a motion by Dale Strehle and a second by Kyle Frans.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.O. Parade Application - Fun Run
Rationale: 

A request to allow a fun run on City streets in association with the Saline Solar Shadow

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Approve the request for a fund run on August 19th at Tuxedo Park Carried with a motion by David Bauer and a second by Dale Strehle.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.P. New Volunteer Firefighter
Rationale: 

The Fire and Rescue Department has reviewed applications and recommend the addition of Paige Hervert to the insurance rolls as a volunteer firefighter

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Approve the addition of Paige Hervert to the insurance rolls as a volunteer firefighter Carried with a motion by Kyle Frans and a second by Dale Strehle.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Resolutions & Ordinances
Rationale: 

The Council may take action to hear testimony in favor of or opposition to, discuss/limit discussion and take action to approve or disapprove any matter presented under this title. The Council may take action to waive the statutory rule requiring reading on three separate dates on any ordinance being considered. The Council may take action to pass and approve any matter presented under this title.

5.A. Resolution 2017-23 LARM Renewal
Forwarded From Information:  Unit: City Council Finance Committee
Rationale: 

The Finance Committee has reviewed the renewal information from LARM

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Introduce and approve Resolution 2017-23 approving participation in the League Association of Risk Management until September 30, 2018 Carried with a motion by Kyle Frans and a second by David Bauer.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.B. Resolution 2017-24 TIF Amendment
Rationale: 

A resolution approving the amendment to the hotel project TIF agreement 

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Introduce and approve Resolution 2017-24 amending the hotel redevelopment agreement to extent the effective date until May 1, 2018 Carried with a motion by David Bauer and a second by Dale Strehle.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.C. Resolution 2017-25 Surplus Property
Rationale: 

A resolution declaring property as surplus for disposal

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Introduce and approve Resolution 2017-25 declaring property surplus for disposal Carried with a motion by Dale Strehle and a second by David Bauer.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.D. Resolution 2017-26 Fracture Critical Bridge Inspection
Forwarded From Information:  Unit: City Council Public Works Committee
Rationale: 

The Public Works Committee has reviewed the agreement with NeDOT for bridge inspections

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Introduce and approve Resolution 2017-26 approving an agreement with NDOT to do Fracture Critical Bridge Inspections Carried with a motion by Dale Strehle and a second by David Bauer.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.E. Ordinance 2010 Amending USDA Sewer Bonds
Rationale: 

An ordinance amending the USDA Sewer Bonds to correct the interest rate on bond R-1

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Introduce Ordinance 2010 and waive the rules requiring reading on three separate days Carried with a motion by Dale Strehle and a second by David Bauer.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
7/18/17 City Council: Approve Ordinance 2010 on final reading Carried with a motion by Dale Strehle and a second by Kyle Frans.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6. Officers' Reports
Rationale: 

Reports may be given by Department Heads, Committees and Council members concerning current operations of the City. Questions may be asked and answered. No action can be taken by the Council on matters presented under this title except to answer any question posed and to refer the matter for further action.

7. Consent Agenda
Rationale: 

Council will consider approval of the following items. Explanation may occur for each item and the council may approve and or amend and approve the items listed.

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: Approve the consent agenda items as presented Carried with a motion by Kyle Frans and a second by Dale Strehle.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7.A. City Council Meeting Minutes
7.A.1. July 5, 2017
Attachments:
7.B. City Council Committee Meeting Minutes
7.B.1. July 5, 2017 Personnel Committee
Attachments:
7.C. City Treasurer's Report
Attachments:
7.D. Claims Against the City
Attachments:
8. Adjournment
Rationale: 

The city council will review the above matters and take such actions as they deem appropriate. The city council may enter into closed session to discuss any matter on this agenda when it is determined by the council that it is clearly necessary for protection of the public interest or the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual and if such and individual has not requested a public meeting, or as otherwise allowed by law. Any closed session shall be limited to the subject matter for which the closed session was called. If the motion to close passes, then the presiding officer immediately prior to the closed session shall restate on the record the limitation of the subject matter of the closed session. The City of Crete assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, disability, handicap or sex, be excluded  from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of the City receiving Federal financial assistance.  To report discrimination, contact the City Clerk's office.  The complete agenda with attachments is available at www.crete.ne.gov.

Action(s):
7/18/17 City Council: The Mayor, City Council, City Administrator, City Attorney, Police Chief and City Clerk go into closed session at 7:03 PM for the protection of the public interest to discuss contract negotiations Carried with a motion by Dale Strehle and a second by Kyle Frans.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
7/18/17 City Council: The Mayor and City Council return to open session at 7:09 PM Carried with a motion by Dale Strehle and a second by Judy Henning.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
7/18/17 City Council: Adjourn the meeting at 7:10 PM Carried with a motion by Dale Strehle and a second by Judy Henning.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Kyle Frans: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Absent
  • Travis Sears: Absent
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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