REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
MARCH 25, 2008
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 25th day of March 2008 at 7:30 o’clock P.M. Present were: President of the Council: Darrell Bassett; Council Members: Kevin Block, Mark Knudsen, Harold Peterson, and James Rezac. Absent: None. Interim City Manager: Jane Skinner; Deputy City Clerk: Naomi Thiesen; City Attorney: Michael McQuillan.
Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publishing one time in the Keith County News and posting at the City Hall Administration Building as shown by the Certificate of Publication and Posting Notice attached to these Minutes. Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to the President and to all members of the Council on March 21, 2008 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. The President of the Council stated this meeting is being convened in accordance with the Open Meetings Act and acknowledged a copy of the Open Meetings Act being duly posted in the southeast Corner of Council Chambers.
Councilman Block moved to approve the consent agenda. Councilman Rezac seconded the motion. The following council members voted Yes: Darrell Bassett, Kevin Block, Mark Knudsen, Harold Peterson, and James Rezac. No: None. Absent: None. Motion declared carried and the consent agenda was approved as follows:
A. Minutes of Regular Meeting held March 11, 2008.
B. Minutes of Special Meeting held March 18, 2008.
Claims were approved as follows:
GENERAL FUND-750.00-SU; PINNACLE BANK-25.00-SE; 125 PLAN-532.69- PRETX; DELTA DENTAL-232.04-INS; EFTPS-12,835.88-FIT; HOSPITAL & MEDICAL-9,634.63-INS; MANULIFE FINANCIAL-2,874.24- PEN;MANULIFE FINANCIAL-345.23-PEN;MANULIFE FINANCIAL-1,684.54-PEN;NE CHILD SUPPORT-210.93-P/R;PINNACLE BANK-44,585.52-P/R;VALLEY BANK-HEALTH SAVING-753.50-HSA;STATE OF NEB DEPT OF REV-3,171.28-SIT;ADAMS BANK & TRUST-11,500.00-VERP;UNIVERSITY OF NE-LINCOLN-200.00-FEE;
SUMMERS-ZOELLNER FORD-24,830.00-PU;125 PLAN-532.69-PRETX;AMERICAN FAMILY INSUR-552.53-INS;DELTA DENTAL-232.16-INS;EFTPS-12,901.89-FIT;HOSPITAL & MEDICAL-9,814.64-INS;KANSAS CITY LIFE INS CO-414.00-INS;MANULIFE FINANCIAL-2,880.92-PEN;MANULIFE FINANCIAL-345.23-PEN;MANULIFE FINANCIAL-1,686.42-PEN;NE CHILD SUPPORT -210.93-P/R;PINNACLE BANK-44,433.48-P/R;VALLEY BANK-HEALTH SAVING-753.50-HSA;RLH CONSTRUCTION-13,849.75-SE/SU;21ST CENTURY EQUIPMENT-36.05-SU;ADAMSON INDUSTRIES CORP-294.95-SU;ALCO DISCOUNT STORE -80.28-SU;WINDSTREAM ACCTS-44.93-SE;ALLTEL-490.10-SE;NAPA OGALLALA-212.47-SU;ARNOLDS UPHOLSTERY-98.00-SU;ARNOLD POOL -501.10-SU;BALTZELL VET. CLINIC-110.00-SE;B & D OFFICE SUPPLY-179.22-SU;BELL CONSTRUCTION -1,424.00-SE/SU;BIG SPRINGS EQUIP-509.74-SU;B&J SALVAGE-75.00-SE; BOUND TREE MEDICAL, -621.25-SU;BOWE'S PORTABLE WELDING-227.50-SE;BRUCKNER, MIKE-842.32-P/R;U-SAVE PHARMACY-9.44-SE;CALIBRE PRESS-199.00-FEE;CANDY AEROTECH SERVICE-1,000.00-CONTRACT;CASH-WA DISTRIBUTING-285.15-SU;CASKEY, KENDRA-46.00-CON FEE; CENTURION TECHNOLOGIES-8.44-FEE;CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS-174.89-SE;CROUCH/CHURCHICH REC DES-3,872.20-SU;TRUE VALUE HOMECENTER-162.91-SU;COFFMAN, C.L-12.00-SE;CORBIN WILLITS SYSTEMS-65.00-SE;CORNHUSHER-630.00-SE;CORNHUSKER GLASS INC.-5.72-SE;CROFT, DONALD & DELORES-194.50-SE;CULLIGAN-147.25-SE/SU;DC LTD POLICE TRAINING -225.00-TRAINING;DELL MARKETING -13,298.08-SU;DENVER NEWSPAPER AGENCY-133.95-SE;DP ELECTRONICS-14.37-SU;ELECTRIC FIXTURE & SUPPLY-128.00-SU;EMS BILLING SERVICES -1,930.83-CONTRACT;ENSLEY ELECTRICAL SERVICE-1,728.00-SE;ETS DEVELOPMENT GRP-1,050.00-SE;EXTREME MACHINE-105.00-SU;FARMERS COOP ASSOC-5,302.71-FUEL;FARM PLAN -93.93-SU;FEDERAL SIGNAL CORP-37.83-SU;FELTZ, PENNEY-145.45-SU;FSH COMMUNICATIONS-120.00-SE;FYR-TEK-694.24-SU;GALL'S INC-167.96-SU;GLEASON & ASSOCIATES-1,200.00-SE;HHS REGULATION &LICENSURE-280.00-SE;HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS-570.00-SE;HUMPHREYS AUTO SUPPLY-589.51-SU;IDEAL LINEN SUPPLY-217.42-SU;INGRAM-1,163.53-SU; WASTE CONNECTIONS INC-516.21-SE; KANSAS CITY LIFE INS CO-376.26-INS;KARRE DIESEL & REPAIR INC-1,567.67-SE/SU;KEITH CO AREA DEVELOPMENT-4,050.00-CONTRACT;KEITH COUNTY CLERK-27.50-FEES;K.C. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE-30.00-SU;K.C. HOSPITAL AUTHORITY-31,739.69-SALES TAX;KEITH COUNTY NEWS-488.22-SE;KEITH CO SENIOR CENTER-44.50-SE;KEITH COUNTY TREASURER-9,992.00-SE;KENFIELD ELECTRIC INC-1,016.29-SU;KILDARE LUMBER-128.09-SU;KIRKHAM MICHAEL-2,648.75-SE;LEAGUE OF NE MUNICIPAL-664.00-FEE;LINWELD-256.60-SU;MAKENZI'S PHOTOGRAPHY-170.00-SE;MATT FRIEND TRUCK EQUIP-293.25-SU;MCCOOK COMM COLLEGE-740.00-TRAINING;MCQUILLAN & MCQUILLAN PC-1,175.00-SE;M C SCHAFF & ASSOC INC-20,630.50-SE;MID AMERICAN SPECIALTIES-156.73-SU;MOCIC-150.00-FEES;NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC-16.90-SE;NEBRASKA DEPT OF ROADS-261.44-SU;NEBRASKA SALT & GRAIN CO-14,514.50-SU;NEBRASKA PRINT WORKS-166.00-SU;NE DEPT OF AERONAUTICS-880.00-LOAN;NEBRASKA DEPT OF LABOR-36.00-SE;NE PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT-12,001.10-SE; NE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE-911.82-SALES TAX;OFFICE SERVICE-1,010.72-SU;OGALLALA COMMUNITY HOSP-27.00-SE;OGALLALA WATER DEPT-671.31-SE;OMB POLICE SUPPLY-42.99-SU;OSHKOSH CLEANERS-119.00-SE;PAMIDA INC-899.97-SU;PEPP-50.00-FEE;PLATTE VALLEY AGENCY-1,080.00-BOND; PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER-405.23-SU;QWEST-1,419.11-SE;RANDOM HOUSE-39.00-SU;RDJ SPECIALTIES-262.10-SU;R & D WELDING & SUPPLY-24.12-SU;RLH CONSTRUCTION-8,595.07-SE/SU; SERVICEMASTER CLEANING-929.45-SE;SIRCHIE FINGERPRINT LABS-142.98-SU;SMITH, TIMOTHY-538.50-CM EXP;SNELL SERVICES INC-440.00-SE;SOUTHWEST MUTUAL AID-50.00-DUES;STATE OF NE-5.00- SE;STAR HERALD-1,249.35-SE;STAYWELL COMPANY-575.77-SU;SUMMERS-ZOELLNER FORD-295.03-SE;THOMSON GALE-44.79-SU;TOSHIBA-11,816.00-SU;TOSHIBA AMERICA-102.53-LEASE;TOWN & COUNTRY SRV INC-11.00-SE;TRUCK & AUTO ALIGN -11.97-SE/SU;TWIN VALLEY COMM INC-98.00-SE;US POSTAL SERVICE-74.31-SE;VAN EVERY, ROSE M-25.00-SE;VISA-2,847.80-SU; VISA-798.71-SU;WESTERN PATH CONSULTANTS-52.00-SE;WESTERN CONVENIENCE -21.00-SE;WOOD, WAYNE-50.00-SU;XEROX CORPORATION-17.87-SE;
REGIONAL CARE INC-358.57-CLAIMS;
ADAMS BANK & TRUST-25.00-SE;U S POSTAL SERVICE-493.79-SE;SUMMERS-ZOELLNER FORD-21,418.00-PU;21ST CENTURY EQUIPMENT-296.37-SU;ALCO DISCOUNT STORE -96.29-SU;WINDSTREAM -10.77-SE;ALLTEL-113.11-SE;ANDERSON SIGN SERVICE-336.40-SU;NAPA OGALLALA-226.32-SU;AXIS CAPITAL-99.00-LEASE;BELL CONSTRUCTION-785.92-SE/SU;CALIFORNIA CONTRACT SUPPLY-99.60-SU;CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS-54.95-SE;TRUE VALUE -26.17-SU;COFFMAN, C.L.-45.00-SE;CORNHUSKER GLASS-65.67-SE;FARMERS COOP ASSOC-370.58-FUEL;FARM PLAN -35.45-SU;GENERAL FUND-5,980.83-SE;GREAT PLAINS ONE-CALL SER-39.68-SE;HUMPHREYS AUTO SUPPLY-155.70-SU;IDEAL LINEN SUPPLY -97.22-SU; JACOBSON SATCHELL CONSULT-10,650.00-SE;WASTE CONNECTIONS-79.70-SE;KEITH COUNTY NEWS-115.80-SE;KENFIELD ELECTRIC-312.06-SU;M C SCHAFF & ASSOC -5,637.00-SE;MERCANTILE CORPORATE-43.56-SU;MIDWEST ELECTRIC-3,731.44-SE;MUNICIPAL SUPPLY-3,620.09-SU;NEBRASKA PRINT WORKS-1,536.27-SU;NE PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT-2,135.39-SE;NE DEPART OF REVENUE-6,305.38-USE TAX;NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS-537.55-SU;OFFICE SERVICE-31.14-SU;OGALLALA READY MIX-4.62-SU;OGALLALA WATER DEPT-28.73-SE;OLSEN'S AGRICULTURAL LAB-52.00-SE;PACKARD POWER & REPAIR-46.23-SU;PAULSEN INC-543.91-SU;QWEST-146.40-SE;SUNMART-8.55-SU; ST OF NEB-DEPT HEALTH LAB-14.00-SE;ECONO LODGE, CHUNBER-65.74-REFUND;KARR, ERICA-38.93-REFUND;PEREZ, ELOISA-75.00-REFUND;
ADAMS BANK & TRUST-25.00-SE;SUMMERS-ZOELLNER FORD-24,830.00-PU;ALLTEL-34.37-SE;FARMERS COOP ASSOC-69.84-FUEL;FARM PLAN-18.32-SU;GENERAL FUND-5,416.67-SE;IDEAL LINEN SUPPLY -37.30-SU;JACOBSON SATCHELL CONSULT-250.00-SE;WASTE CONNECTIONS -90.70-SE;KENFIELD ELECTRIC -3,468.21-SE;NE PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT-2,923.79-SE;OGALLALA WATER DEPT-40.00-FEES;SCOTT ENGLAND-1,777.20-SE;OLSSON ASSOC-2,635.00-SE;QWEST-330.95-SE;USA BLUE BOOK-136.09-SU;WEF MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS-52.00-SE;
REGIONAL CARE INC-16,318.62-CLAIMS;
Mayor Bassett proclaimed the month of April as Youth and Family Appreciation Month.
Dave Barrett and Jeremy Ewert representing the Wild West Soap Box Derby updated the Council regarding the soap box derby track.
Marion Kroeker, Director of the Ogallala Community Redevelopment Authority, presented information in support of the amendment to the Central South Redevelopment Area and the Blight Area Designation Study. She also presented a cost benefit analysis of the project.
Councilman Rezac moved to approve the PAPI project No. 3-31-0061-05 – Certificate of Completion for Ensley Electrical Services, Inc. Councilman Peterson seconded the motion. The following council members voted Yes: Darrell Bassett, Kevin Block, Mark Knudsen, Harold Peterson, and James Rezac. No: None. Absent: None. Motion declared carried.
Councilman Rezac moved to approve the PAPI project No. 3-31-0061-05 – Pay request No. 2 (final) to Ensley Electrical Services, Inc, in the amount of $1,728.00. Councilman Block seconded the motion. The following council members voted Yes: Darrell Bassett, Kevin Block, Mark Knudsen, Harold Peterson, and James Rezac. No: None. Absent: None. Motion declared carried.
Councilman Rezac moved to approve the PAPI project No. 3-31-0061-05 – Pay request No. 10 (final) to Kirkham Michael in the amount of $876.04. Councilman Peterson seconded the motion. The following council members voted Yes: Darrell Bassett, Kevin Block, Mark Knudsen, Harold Peterson, and James Rezac. No: None. Absent: None. Motion declared carried.
Don Dye, representing M.C. Schaff appeared before the council regarding the 2008 milling & asphalt overlay project.
Councilman Rezac moved to approve the plans, specifications bid advertising and opening dates for the 2008 Milling and Asphalt Overlay Project. Councilman Block seconded the motion. The following council members voted Yes: Darrell Bassett, Kevin Block, Mark Knudsen, Harold Peterson, and James Rezac. No: None. Absent: None. Motion declared carried.
Councilman Rezac moved to table the asbestos inspection and demolition at 1314 East 4th Street (Ortiz property) until we can obtain additional bids on the project. Councilman Peterson seconded the motion. The following council members voted Yes: Darrell Bassett, Kevin Block, Mark Knudsen, Harold Peterson, and James Rezac. No: None. Absent: None. Motion declared carried.
Police Chief Kling and Dave Norman appeared before the council regarding the speed limit on East A Street and North Spruce Street.
Councilman Peterson moved to direct Police Chief Kling and Street Superintendent Mell to conduct a speed study in regards to the speed limit on North Spruce Street north of North Hillcrest Street. Councilman Block seconded the motion. The following council members voted Yes: Darrell Bassett, Kevin Block, Mark Knudsen, Harold Peterson, and James Rezac. No: None. Absent: None. Motion declared carried.
Police Chief Kling updated the council regarding DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and MIP (Minor in Possession) Arrests and Convictions.
C.J. Poltack, representing West Central Nebraska Development District addressed the council regarding an owner occupied rehabilitation project for housing within the city of Ogallala.
Councilman Rezac moved to approve West Central Development District apply on behalf of the City of Ogallala for a CDBG owner occupied rehabilitation grant to be presented at the April 8, 2008 City Council Meeting. Councilman Knudsen seconded the motion. The following council members voted Yes: Darrell Bassett, Kevin Block, Mark Knudsen, Harold Peterson, and James Rezac. No: None. Absent: None. Motion declared carried.
The council was updated on the city manager hiring process. Special Meeting will be held on Monday, March 31 at 10:00 AM to make a decision on a new City Manager.
There being no further business to come before the council, Councilman Peterson moved to adjourn. Councilman Knudsen seconded the motion. All present Council Member voted “Yes”. Motion declared carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:37 P.M.
Jane M. Skinner
Darrell G. Bassett
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 March 25, 2008 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
(S E A L)