REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
FEBRUARY 11, 2003
A Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of Ogallala, Nebraska, was held at City Hall Council Chambers in said City on the 11th day of February 2003, at 7:30 o’clock P.M. Present were: President of the Council: Paul Foy; Council Members: Donna Sharman, Ronald Hollmann, Tanya Gieschen and Jerry Speck. Absent: None. City Manager: Steve Krajewski; City Clerk: Jane M. Skinner.
Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by posting in at least three public places as shown by the Certificate of Posting Notice attached to these Minutes. Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to the President and to all members of the Council on February 7, 2003 and a copy of their Acknowledgement of Receipt of Notice and the Agenda is attached to these minutes. Availability of the agenda was communicated in the advance notice and in the Notice to the President and Council of this meeting. All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.
Council President Foy opened a Public Hearing on a request to amend future land use map and to rezone a lot from R-2 (Residential Medium Density) to C-2 (Commercial Highway District). Said lot is located at 105 East O Street and is legally described as Lot 5, Block 3, Riverview Subdivision at 7:30 P.M.
Building and Zoning Administrator Knoepfel presented information regarding rezoning a lot from R-2 (Residential Medium Density) to C-2 (Commercial Highway District). Ken Rinderhagen, resident of 202 East O Street, appeared in opposition of the rezoning. Tim Nowak, Planning Commission member, also presented information.
Chuck Graff came before the Council concerning a portion of vacated West F Street between the alley north of West 11th and Foxhill Road that he wishes to purchase. Councilman Speck moved to direct the City Manager to prepare an ordinance and sales agreement for the consideration at the next Council meeting. Seconded by Councilwoman Sharman. All present Council Members voted “Yes”. Absent: None. Motion declared carried.
Police Chief Humphey and Kay Wheeler, resident of 519 Platteview Drive, came before the Council regarding excessive junk on a property at 517 Platteview.
City Clerk Skinner presented the Treasurer’s report for January 2003.
Councilwoman Gieschen moved to approve the January 28, 2003 regular Council meeting minutes. Seconded by Councilman Hollmann. All present Council Members voted “Yes”. Absent: None. Motion declared carried.
Councilwoman Gieschen moved to approve the sewer jetting specifications and to publish bid notice February 12, 19 and 26, 2003 with bid opening at 2:00 P.M., March 6, 2003. Seconded by Councilman Speck. All present Council Members voted “Yes”. Absent: None. Motion declared carried.
Karl Elmshaeuser, Airport Manager, came before the Council in regard to the contract with Pioneer Aviation.
Councilwoman Sharman moved to approve the amended contract with Pioneer Aviation. Seconded by Councilman Speck. All present Council Members voted “Yes”. Absent: None. Motion declared carried.
Councilman Speck moved not to purchase terrorism coverage for the Ogallala Airport. Seconded by Councilman Hollmann. All present Council Members voted “Yes”. Absent: None. Motion declared carried.
Councilman Speck moved to appoint Steve Krajewski to the Board of Directors of U.S. Recyclers, Inc. as an ex-officio member. Seconded by Councilwoman Sharman. All present Council Members voted “Yes”. Absent: None. Motion declared carried.
Council President Foy closed the Public Hearing at 8:30 P.M.
Councilwoman Gieschen introduced Ordinance No. 1165, entitled:
AN ORDINANCE REZONING THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE FROM R-2 (RESIDENTIAL MEDIUM DENSITY) TO C-2 (COMMERCIAL; HIGHWAY BUSINESS): LOTS 5, BLOCK 3, RIVERVIEW SUBDIVISION, IN OGALLALA, KEITH COUNTY, NEBRASKA.
Councilwoman Gieschen moved that the Statutory Rule requiring the reading on three different days be suspended. Councilman Speck seconded the Motion. Upon roll call vote, the following Council Members voted “Yes”: Paul Foy, Donna Sharman, Ronald Hollmann, Tanya Gieschen and Jerry Speck. The following Council Member voted “No”: None. Absent: None. Motion declared carried and the Statutory Rule was declared suspended for the consideration of this Ordinance.
Ordinance No. 1165 was read by title and, thereafter, Councilwoman Gieschen moved for the final passage of the Ordinance. Seconded by Councilman Speck. The President then stated the question: “Shall Ordinance No. 1165 be passed and adopted?” Upon roll call vote, the following Council Members voted “Yes”: Paul Foy, Donna Sharman, Tanya Gieschen and Jerry Speck. The following Council Members voted “No”: Ronald Hollmann. Absent: None. The passage and adoption of said Ordinance having been concurred in by a majority of all members of the Council, the President declared the Ordinance adopted and the President, in the presence of the Council, signed and approved the Ordinance and the Clerk attested to the passage and approval of the same and affixed his signature thereto a copy of said Ordinance No. 1165 being attached hereto and, by this express reference, incorporated herein and made a part hereof.
Planning & Zoning Administrator Knoepfel presented a request from US Outdoor to relinquish state control and give local control to regulate outdoor billboards along Interstate 80. No action taken.
Discussion held regarding field conditions and watering. Public Works Director Krajewski and Tim Nowak addressed this issue. Council directed that the water be turned on when we can at the discretion of the Public Works Director.
Public Works Director Krajewski presented the five bids received for a mower for the parks. Bob Josjor also addressed this issue.
Councilman Speck moved to table the mower bids to the February 25, 2003 Council meeting. Seconded by Councilwoman Gieschen. All present Council Members voted “Yes”. Absent: None. Motion declared carried.
There being no further business to come before the meeting, Councilwoman Gieschen moved to adjourn. Seconded by Councilman Speck. All present Council Member voted “Yes”: Absent: None. Motion declared carried and the meeting adjourned at 9:10 P.M.
Jane M. Skinner
STATE OF NEBRASKA )
COUNTY OF KEITH ) SS.
CITY OF OGALLALA )
I, the undersigned, City Clerk for the City of Ogallala, Nebraska, hereby certify that all of the subjects included in the attached proceedings were contained in the Agenda for the meeting of February 11, 2003 kept continuously current and available for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk; that such subjects were contained in said Agenda for at least twenty-four hours prior to said meeting; that at least one copy of all reproducible material discussed at the meeting was available at the meeting for examination and copying by members of the public; that the Minutes of the President and Council of the City of Ogallala, Nebraska, were in written form and available for public inspection within ten working days and prior to the next convened meeting of said body; that all news media requesting notification concerning meeting of said body were provided advance notification of the time and place of said meeting and the subjects to be discussed at said meeting.
Jane M. Skinner
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