REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
JUNE 24, 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 24th day of June 2008 at 7:30 o’clock P.M. Present were: President of the Council: Darrell Bassett; Council Members: Kevin Block, Mark Knudsen, and Harold Peterson. Absent: James Rezac. City Manager: Harold Stewart; City Clerk: Jane Skinner; 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 June 20 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 Peterson moved to approve the consent agenda. Councilman Block seconded the motion. The following council members voted Yes: Darrell Bassett, Kevin Block, Mark Knudsen, and Harold Peterson. No: None. Absent: James Rezac. Motion declared carried and the consent agenda was approved as follows:
A. Minutes of Regular Meeting held June 10, 2008.
The claims were approved as follows:
GENERAL FUND-751.00 -SU; PINNACLE BANK-25.00 -SE; QT TECHNOLOGIES-(102.00)-REV;QT TECHNOLOGIES-10.57-SU;QUICK ELECTRIC-91.43 -SU;QUICK ELECTRIC-(91.43)- REV; STATE OF NEB DEPT OF REV-3,206.16 -SIT;VISA-50.60 -SU;125 PLAN-532.69-PRETAX;AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE-552.53 -INS;DELTA DENTAL-284.99 -INS;EFTPS-14,283.37-FIT;HOSPITAL & MEDICAL-9,814.64 -INS;ICMA-RC PLAN-300.00-PEN;KANSAS CITY LIFE INS CO-466.64-INS;MANULIFE FINANCIAL-2,298.76 -PEN; MANULIFE FINANCIAL-150.94-PEN; MANULIFE FINANCIAL-914.92 -PEN; NE CHILD SUPPORT CENTER-210.93 -P/R;PINNACLE BANK-48,779.46-PP12; VALLEY BANK-HEALTH SAVING-909.00-HSA; NEBRASKA DEPT OF ROADS-3,400.00-SU; 125 PLAN-532.69- PRETAX;
CREDIT MANAGEMENT-83.22 -SE;DELTA DENTAL-284.86 -INS;EFTPS-14,956.45 -FIT;HOSPITAL & MEDICAL-10,174.66-INS;ICMA-RC PLAN -300.00-PEN;MANULIFE FINANCIAL-2,430.90-PEN;MANULIFE FINANCIAL-150.94-PEN;MANULIFE FINANCIAL-914.92 -PEN;NE CHILD SUPPORT CENTER-210.93-P/R;PINNACLE BANK-51,235.15 -PP13;VALLEY BANK-HEALTH SAVING-909.00-HSA;21ST CENTURY EQUIPMENT-588.95 -SU; ALCO DISCOUNT STORE-135.95-SU;WINDSTREAM-50.57 -SE; ALLTEL-574.86 -SE; AM RED CROSS-24.00 -SE;AMERA-CHEM-41.95 -SU; NAPA OGALLALA-139.34 -SU; ARNOLDS UPHOLSTERY-15.00 -SU; ARNOLD POOL-1,497.65 -SU; BALTZELL VET. CLINIC-241.95 -SE;BALDWIN, MONA-3.00 -SE;BAVCO BACKFLOW APARATUS-125.15-SU;B & D OFFICE SUPPLY-409.75-SU;BEAR GRAPHICS-86.16 -SU;BITTERSWEET BAKERY & CAKE-67.00 -SU;BRUCKNER, MIKE-842.32-P/R;U-SAVE PHARMACY-54.50 -SU;BUSINESS OFFICE SYSTEMS-383.10 -SE; CANDY AEROTECH SERVICE-1,000.00 -SE;CASH-WA DISTRIBUTING-1,838.47 -SU;CASKEY, KENDRA -70.53 -REIMB;CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS-174.89 -SE;TRUE VALUE HOMECENTER-309.49-SU;COFFMAN, C.L.-467.00 -SE;COX CHEVROLET & BUICK-140.65-SE;CULLIGAN-130.00 -SE; DP ELECTRONICS-17.99 -SU;DULTMEIER SALES-297.12 -SU;EICHNER SALES & SERVICE-635.35 -SU; ELITE PRINTING & GIFT GAL-655.50-SU;ELLIOTT EQUIPMENT CO-55.24 -SU; ENDURANCE FLAG CO-262.15 -SU; FARMERS COOP ASSOC-7,735.93-SU; FARM PLAN-115.21 -SU;FSH COMMUNICATIONS-120.00 -SE;FYR-TEK-4,303.49-SU;GALL'S INC-246.43 -SU;GRAINGER-13.62-SU;HANNA KEELAN & ASSOCIATES-1,166.50-FUNDING; HOLIDAY INN-105.00-SE; HUMPHREYS AUTO SUPPLY-322.34-SU; IDEAL LINEN SUPPLY -482.59-SU;INGRAM-1,541.42 -SU; WASTE CONNECTIONS -531.69-SE;J BAR J LANDFILL-26.14 -SE;KANSAS CITY LIFE INS CO-376.26-INS;KEITH CO AREA DEVELOPMENT-,595.52-FUNDING;KEITH CO FIREWORKS FUND-4,000.00-FUNDING;K.C. HOSPITAL AUTHORITY-24,905.02-SALES TAX;KEITH COUNTY NEWS-520.37-SE;KEITH CO SENIOR CENTER-30.50 -SE;KEITH COUNTY TREASURER-9,992.00 -SE;KENFIELD ELECTRIC INC-208.74 -SU; KILDARE LUMBER-105.77-SU;KNOEPFEL, KEN-300.00-SE;LIFEGUARD STORE-1,510.75 -SU;LINWELD-275.10 -SU;LOU KRAUS MUSIC-589.97 -SU;MATT FRIEND TRUCK EQUIP-107.00-SU;MCM TRUCK EQUIP & REPAIR-254.00 -SE; MCQUILLAN & MCQUILLAN-816.00-SE;M C SCHAFF & ASSOC-12,782.00 -SE;MENARDS-26.04 -SU; MERRITT EXTERMINATING-150.00-SE;MID-PLAINS COMMUNITY COLL-602.00-SE; MID AMERICAN SPECIALTIES-425.29 -SU;MIKE'S TOWING-85.00-SE; MUNICIPAL SUPPLY-337.00 -SU;N.A.D.A.APPRAISAL GUIDE-66.00 –SU; NE ASSOC TRANSPORT PROV-40.00-DUES; NE STATE HISTORICAL SOC-70.00 -DUES;NEBRASKA PRINT WORKS-28.90-SE;NE DEPT OF AERONAUTICS-880.00 -LOAN;NE PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT-10,921.50 -SE;NE DEPART OF REVENUE-281.60 -SALES TAX;NORTHERN SAFETY CO-78.15 -SU;OFFICE SERVICE-673.20 -SE;OGALLALA COMMUNITY HOSP-270.00-SE;OGALLALA FEED & SEED INC-324.69 -SU;OGALLALA MEDICAL GROUP-234.00-SE;OGALLALA WATER DEPT-2,737.40 -SU; SCOTT ENGLAND -1,570.70-SE;OMAHA STANDARD DISTRIB-1,072.65-SU;OSHKOSH CLEANERS-191.00-SE;PALMER MONUMENT CO-440.00 -SU;PAMIDA INC-54.59 -SU;PAULSEN INC-394.81-SU;POHLMAN, KENNY-130.00 -SU;QUILL CORPORATION-289.83 -SU;QWEST-1,783.24-SE;RANDOM HOUSE-590.21 -SU;RDJ SPECIALTIES-327.38 -SU;REAMS SPRINKLER SUPPLY-311.03-SU;RON'S BACKFLOW-70.00-SE;R & C SPRINKLERS-305.77-SU;SAFEWAY-38.99-SU;SCHMIDT MOTORS-26.81-SU; SERVICEMASTER CLEANING-1,212.86 -SE;SUNMART-80.58 -SU; SPIC & SPAN CLEANERS-36.00 -SU;STARSTRUCK AWARDS-21.50 -SU;STEVE'S BODY & PAINT-1,495.75 -SE;STEINKE, VIRGINIA-84.66-REIMB;STOP TECH-295.00 -SE;TAGGE ENGINEERING CONSULT-869.25 -SE;TELEGRAPH-173.02 -SE;THOMSON GALE-248.62-SU;TOSHIBA AMERICA INFO SYS-102.53 -LEASE;TOWN & COUNTRY SRV-487.83-SE;TRUCK & AUTO ALIGN-11.97-SU;TWOMEY TREE SERVICE-600.00 -SE;UNIQUE BOOKS-300.11 -SU;U S POSTAL SERVICE-77.66 -SE;VILLAGE PROFILE-495.00-SE;VISA -1,824.30 -SU;VISA-170.94-SU; WAITE, McWHA & HARVAT-65.00 -SE;WELLS FARGO BROKERAGE-66,597.76 -LEASE; WERNER CONSTRUCTION-67,167.92-SE;WESTERN ENGINEERING-1,009.50-SU;WESTERN PATH CONSULTANTS-338.00-SE;WESTERN CONVENIENCE STORE-33.30 -SE/SU;WINDY ACRE ELECTRIC-136.27 -SE;XEROX CORP-17.87 -SE;
REGIONAL CARE INC-94.00-CLAIMS; REGIONAL CARE INC-567.10 -CLAIMS;
REGIONAL CARE INC-1,070.00 -CLAIMS; REGIONAL CARE INC-47.00-CLAIMS;
ADAMS BANK & TRUST-25.00 -SE; GENERAL FUND-11,399.64 -P/R;
ALCO DISCOUNT STORE -32.09-SU; WINDSTREAM -6.31-SE; ALLTEL-114.01-SE;
NAPA OGALLALA-186.80 -SU; ATCO INTERNATIONAL -157.50-SU; AXIS CAPITAL-99.00 -SE; CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS-54.95 -SE;TRUE VALUE HOMECENTER-24.87-SU;CORNHUSKER GLASS-148.78-SE;FARMERS COOP ASSOC-21.49-SU;
GENERAL FUND-5,980.83-SE;GREAT PLAINS ONE-CALL SER-74.56-SE;HUMPHREYS AUTO SUPPLY-158.86 -SU;IDEAL LINEN SUPPLY INC-98.80-SU;JACOBSON SATCHELL CONSULT-127.50-SE;WASTE CONNECTIONS INC-82.09 -SE;LAB SAFETY SUPPLY INC-30.17 -SU;LAWSON PRODUCTS-442.69-SU;M C SCHAFF & ASSOC-1,887.00 -SE; MERCANTILE-92.36-SU; MIDWEST ELECTRIC-6,537.15 -SE; MUNICIPAL SUPPLY, INC.-18,079.13 -SE/SU;NE PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT-2,674.33 -SE;NE DEPART OF REVENUE-7,191.00-SALES TAX; OFFICE SERVICE-535.83 -SU;OGALLALA WATER DEPT-27.12 -SE; OLSEN'S AGRICULTURAL LAB-91.00 -SE;QWEST-146.63 -SE;R & D WELDING & SUPPLY-91.80-SU;RON'S BACKFLOW-35.00 -SE;SAFETY-KLEEN CORPORATION-290.18-SU;SNAP-ON TOOLS-51.24-SU;ST OF NEB-DEPT HEALTH LAB-569.00 -SE;STEVE'S BODY & PAINT-188.32-SE;USA BLUE BOOK-268.00 -SU;VERNON COMPANY-116.76-SU;VISA-109.60-SU;BAAR, AUSTIN-165.43 -REF;DALE, FLORENCE -10.64 -REF;DOERR, CHERIE-44.82 -REF;MARTIN, CHRISTOPHER-46.86-REF;MULLINS, LORETTA-13.47 -REF;VASA, WILLIAM-113.01 -REF;WILLIAMS, JOSH-45.52-REF;
ADAMS BANK & TRUST-25.00 -SE; GENERAL FUND-9,202.71-P/R; NDEQ-FISCAL SERVICES-90,841.79 -SE;U S POSTAL SERVICE-497.94 -SE;ALLTEL-35.12 -SU;
FARMERS COOP ASSOC-175.13 -SU;FARM PLAN -255.36-SU;GENERAL FUND-5,416.66 -SE;HUMPHREYS AUTO SUPPLY-34.08-SU;IDEAL LINEN SUPPLY -41.65 -SU;JACOBSON SATCHELL CONSULT-2,224.00-SE;WASTE CONNECTIONS-93.42 -SE; MCQUILLAN & MCQUILLAN PC-33.00 -SE;MERCANTILE-10.68 -SU;NPPD-2,891.59 -SE;OGALLALA WATER DEPT-26.25 -SE;SCOTT ENGLAND-2,420.40 -SE; QWEST-199.07-SE;RON'S BACKFLOW-35.00-SE;T.O. HAAS-122.96 -SU;TOWN & COUNTRY SRV INC-34.29 -SE; WESTERN PATH CONSULTANTS-78.00 -SE;
OGALLALA BASEBALL ASSOC-150.00- YOUTH ASSIST;
REGIONAL CARE INC-219.38-CLAIMS; REGIONAL CARE INC-3,324.07-CLAIM ;
REGIONAL CARE INC-10,876.92 -CLAIMS; REGIONAL CARE INC-2,791.40 -CLAIMS;
REGIONAL CARE INC-1,953.92 -CLAIMS;
City Manager Stewart addressed the council regarding a community center with possible components including an expanded recreation facility, indoor walking track, library, media center, theater space, and rental space for meetings. The Council expressed interest in investigating the idea of a community center further.
Shelly Witt, Daniella McChesney, Jess Medina and Kendra Caskey addressed the council in support of a community center complex.
Shelly Witt addressed the council in opposition to the Special Designated Liquor License for the Ogallala VFW Post #3755 event to be held on July 4, 2008.
Gary Bush, commander of the VFW Post #3755 addressed the council in support of the Special Designated Liquor License for the Ogallala VFW Post #3755 event to be held on July 4, 2008.
Daniella McChesney addressed the council in opposition to the Special Designated Liquor License for the Ogallala VFW Post #3755 event to be held on July 4, 2008.
The City Council discussed the salary of the council and took no action.
City Manager Stewart discussed the request from the League of Nebraska Municipalities for input from the Council regarding Legislative issues for 2009.
Councilman Knudsen moved to appoint Harold Stewart as the City of Ogallala’s representative to the League of Nebraska Municipalities Legislative Review Committee. Councilman Block seconded the motion. The following council members voted Yes: Darrell Bassett, Kevin Block, Mark Knudsen, and Harold Peterson. No: None. Absent: James Rezac. Motion declared carried.
Councilman Block moved to appoint Karl Elmshauser and Delbert McKeag to the Airport Advisory Board for a term expiring on December 31, 2008. Councilman Knudsen seconded the motion. The following council members voted Yes: Kevin Block, Mark Knudsen, and Harold Peterson. No: Darrell Bassett. Absent: James Rezac. Motion declared carried.
Ken Knoepfel, Planning and Zoning Administrator appeared before the council regarding the Asbestos removal in unsafe building located at 1314 East 4th Street (Gerardo & Ana Marie Ortiz).
Councilman Knudsen moved to proceed in the asbestos removal and demolition of the unsafe building located at 1314 East 4th Street. Councilman Block seconded the motion. The following council members voted Yes: Darrell Bassett, Kevin Block, Mark Knudsen, and Harold Peterson. No: None. Absent: James Rezac. Motion declared carried.
Councilman Peterson reported to the council that he had attended the West Central Nebraska Development District annual meeting. The theme of the meeting was leadership.
There being no further business to come before the council, Councilman Knudsen moved to adjourn. Councilman Peterson seconded the motion. All present Council Member voted “Yes”. Motion declared carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:23 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 June 24, 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)