Public Meeting Minutes: December 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Crete City Council Regular Meeting

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December 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Crete City Council Regular Meeting Minutes

December 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Crete City Council Regular Meeting
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. FOP #74 Agreement
Rationale:  An agreement has been reached by negotiators for approval by the City Council
Action(s):
12/16/14 Approve the FOP Lodge #74 bargaining agreement as presented and authorize the Mayor to sign Carried with a motion by Ward 3 Three and a second by Jack Oelschlager.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.B. LARM Interlocal Agreement
Rationale:  The LARM Board has approved a revised interlocal agreement for members
Action(s):
12/16 Table approval of the agreement until the City Attorney has a chance to get his questions answered Carried with a motion by Jack Oelschlager and a second by Dale Strehle.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.C. CDBG #14-HO-3S067 – Housing Rehab Program - Management
Rationale:  Consideration and approval for the Mayor to sign contract in the amount of $20,000 with SENDD for Housing Management Services
Action(s):
12/16/14 Approve the service agreement with SENDD costing $20,000 in grant funds and authorize the Mayor to sign Carried with a motion by Jack Oelschlager and a second by Ward 3 Three.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.D. CDBG #14-HO-3S067 – Housing Rehab Program - Lead
Rationale:  Consideration and approval for the Mayor to sign contract in the amount of $12,000 with SENDD for Lead Test and Clearance Services
Action(s):
12/16/14 Approve the lead abatement agreement with SENDD costing $12,000 in grant funds and authorize the Mayor to sign Carried with a motion by Jack Oelschlager and a second by Ward 3 Three.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.E. WWTP Bidding
Rationale:  Set dates for WWTP project advertising and bid opening
Action(s):
12/16/14 Approve the plans, specifications and engineers estimate and authorize the advertise for bids to be opened February. 6, 2015 11:00 am Carried with a motion by Judy Henning and a second by David Bauer.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.F. Substation Improvements
Rationale:  JEO Consulting has reviewed the bids and has a recommendation for Council action
Action(s):
12/16/14 Approve the proposal of Watts Electric to do the substation improvements for a cost of $236,908 Carried with a motion by David Bauer and a second by Judy Henning.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.G. New Volunteer Firefighters
Rationale:  The Fire and Rescue Department membership has reviewed applications for new volunteer members and recommend Nicki Wells and Christian Gonzalez be approved and added to the insurance rolls
Action(s):
12/16/14 Approve Nikki Wells as a volunteer firefighter and add to the insurance rolls Carried with a motion by Jack Oelschlager and a second by Ward 3 Three.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
  • Ward 3 Three: 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.

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.

Discussion:  dan - youth basketball starting Tod - 2 structure fires this week new truck in service jan 3 dinner dance in Jan Tom - fountain drawing later this week mean rates 11-17% increase Jack - Dog park - fence - drawing - Check for grant - sign - vets on benches Dave - attorney and seward county Dale - public safety
Attachments:
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):
12/16/14 Approve the items listed on the consent agenda Carried with a motion by Dale Strehle and a second by Jack Oelschlager.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7.A. City Council Meeting Minutes
7.A.1. December 2, 2014
Attachments:
7.B. City Council Committee Meeting Minutes
7.B.1. November 25, 2014 Public Works
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):
12/16/14 Adjourn the meeting at 6:30 PM Carried with a motion by Dale Strehle and a second by Jack Oelschlager.
  • David Bauer: Aye
  • Judy Henning: Aye
  • Jack Oelschlager: Aye
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Aye
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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