REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
JULY 8, 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 8th day of July 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. 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 July 3, 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.
Bonnie Johnson appeared before the council in opposition to the dance and beer garden that occurred near her neighborhood on July 4th.
Councilman Knudsen moved to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held June 24, 2008. Councilman Block seconded the motion. The following council members voted Yes: Darrell Bassett, Kevin Block, Mark Knudsen, and Harold Peterson. No: None. Absent: None. Abstain: James Rezac. Motion declared carried.
City Clerk Skinner presented the financial report for June 2008.
Councilman Rezac moved to accept the resignation of Michelle Wolford from the Ogallala Volunteer Fire Department. 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.
Carol Maxson appeared before the council regarding discounted rates for service provided by Ogallala Public Transit. This issue will be addressed at a future council meeting. A discount card will be proposed for a fee of $12 for 10 rides, and also allow for trips to the Keith County Senior Center for meals to remain at $1.00.
Councilman Rezac introduced a resolution amending the City of Ogallala Job Title Salary Range Table. President Bassett read the resolution and Councilman Block seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote, the following Council Members voted “Yes”: Darrell Bassett, Kevin Block, Mark Knudsen, Harold Peterson, and James Rezac. The following council Members voted “No”: None. Absent: None. Motion declared carried and Resolution No. 1252 adopted, a copy of said Resolution being attached hereto and by this express reference, incorporated herein and made a part hereof.
City Manager Harold Stewart addressed the council regarding the upcoming budget timeline.
There being no further business to come before the council, Councilman Rezac moved to adjourn. Councilman Peterson seconded the motion. All present Council Member voted “Yes”. Motion declared carried and the meeting adjourned at 7:56 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 July 8, 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)