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Kearney, Nebraska

May 27, 2003

7:30 p.m.

 

Prior to the regular Council meeting, the Council met as the Board of Directors for the Kearney Municipal Airport Corporation in open and public session at 7:30 p.m. on May 27, 2003 in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  This meeting adjourned at 7:41 p.m.  A meeting of the City Council of Kearney, Nebraska, was then convened in open and public session at 7:42 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  Present were:  Bruce Blankenship, President of the Council; Michaelle Trembly, City Clerk; Council Members Randy Buschkoetter, Galen Hadley, Don Kearney, and Jose Zapata.  Absent: None.  G. Allen Johnson, City Manager; Michael Kelley, City Attorney; John Prescott, Assistant City Manager; Wendell Wessels, Director of Finance and Administration; Kirk Stocker, Director of Utilities; and Rod Wiederspan, Director of Public Works were also present.  Some of the citizens present in the audience included: Janet Fox, Terry Hibberd, Dan Lynch, Jeff Griss, Janene Griss, Nicole Griss, Jordan Griss, Brooke Griss, Neal Lewis, Barry Sherman, Mike Konz from Kearney Hub, and Dave Jenner from KGFW Radio.

 

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Kearney Hub, the designated method for giving notice, a copy of the proof of publication being attached to these minutes.  Advance notice of the meeting was also given to the City Council and a copy of their acknowledgment or receipt of such notice is attached to these minutes.  Availability of the Agenda was communicated in the advance notice and in the notice to the Mayor and City Council.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

I.    ROUTINE  BUSINESS

 

INVOCATION

 

Reverend C.J. Willis from Good Samaritan Hospital provided the Invocation.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

The Council members led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

RECOGNITION – JEFF GRISS, KEARNEY POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Mayor Blankenship and Council Members recognized Jeff Griss for 15 years of service with the Kearney Police Department.

 

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS – PRESENTATION ON CITIZEN SATISFACTION SURVEY

 

Tim Ternus, UNK Student Intern, made a presentation to the Council on the results of the Citizen Satisfaction Survey.  The purpose of the survey was to (1) determine whether respondents feel comfortable contacting the City of Kearney for a service need or question; (2) to determine the best way to keep citizens informed about City services; (3) to measure how satisfied citizens are with the traffic flow throughout Kearney; (4) to measure the overall satisfaction of the services provided by the Kearney Public Library and Information Center and the Kearney Police Department; (5) to measure the overall satisfaction of the response time of the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department; (6) to measure the efficiency of the garbage collection services; (7) to measure the overall satisfaction of the condition of the parks in Kearney; (8) to measure the overall awareness of the services offered at the Kearney Municipal Airport; (9) to measure the overall awareness of the recreational programs available in Kearney; (10) to measure the overall quality of services provided by the City of Kearney government; and (11) to provide another opportunity for citizens to offer comments on City services.  A copy of City of Kearney 2003 Citizen Satisfaction Survey is attached to these Minutes, marked Exhibit “A”, and made a part hereof by reference.

 

II.    UNFINISHED  BUSINESS

 

There was no Unfinished Business.

 

III.    PUBLIC  HEARINGS

 

None.

 

IV.    CONSENT  AGENDA

 

Moved by Zapata seconded by Blankenship that Subsections 1 through 10 of Consent Agenda Item IV be approved.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Kearney, Zapata, Hadley, Buschkoetter.  Nay: None.  Motion carried.

 

1.         Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting held May 13, 2003 and Minutes of Special Meeting held May 13, 2003.

 

2.         3M MDY9704 $20,017.20 Su; Ace Irrigation $97.28 Su; All Seasons Roofing $320.69 Rep; Alltel $259.25 Serv; Amer Electric $23.38 Rep; Arrow Seed $929.40 Various; Associated Bag $71.50 Su; Baker & Taylor $1,611.11 Bks; Barney Insurance $170.00 Su; BBC Audiobooks $347.05 Bks; Books on Tape $296.00 Bks; Bosselman Energy $9,629.74 Various; Bound to Stay Bound Books $3,816.10 Bks; Bowman, R $19.20 Pc; Buffalo Co Reg of Deeds $394.00 Serv; Buffalo Co Clerk $15.00 Serv; Buffalo Co Court $143.66 Ded; Buffalo Co District Court $129.00 Ded; Buffalo Co Treasurer $1,377.87 Various; Buffalo Surveying $4,967.44 Serv; Capstone Press $824.93 Bks; Carrothers Construction $62,360.51 Serv; CED $46.46 Su; Centurion Technologies $1,238.15 Grant; City of Ky $3,775.12 Various; City of LaVista $80.00 Serv; Civic Plus $445.00 Serv; Clark Enersen Partners $560.42 Serv; College Savings Plan of NE $245.00 Ded; Concrete Workers $3,041.95 Serv; Construction Rental $109.75 Tools; Cook, J $148.65 Tr; Culligan $52.55 Serv; Dawson Co PPD $9,146.85 Serv; DEMCO $186.83 Serv; Depository Trust $507,306.25 Various; Development Council $467.50 Various; Don's Pioneer Uniforms $1,913.65 Cla; Dreyer, D $601.96 Tr; Dutton-Lainson $1,494.75 Various; E&S Tool Service $500.00 Tools; Eakes Office Plus $1,416.08 Various; Elliott Equipment $11,560.00 Capital Imp; Engels, D $41.40 Tr; Fedex $14.08 Pstg; First Lutheran Church $40.00 Reim; Fremont Nat'l Bank $33,643.42 Ded; Galls $220.22 Capital Imp; Great Plains Safety & Health $1,500.00 Serv; H&H Distribution $990.70 Su; Highsmith $99.19 Su; Husker Auto Group $59,742.54 Equip; HydroLogic $2,723.97 Various; ICMA RC $2,451.51 Ded; IRS $78,528.81 Ded; Interstate Structures $35,378.33 Serv; Jack Lederman Co $491.67 Various; Johnson, A $30.51 Tr; Ky Area Solid Waste Agency $452.03 Tipping Fees; Ky Clinic $35.00 Serv; Ky Hub $7,114.00 Adv; Kelley, M $63.36 Tr; Kirkham Michael $13,050.00 Serv; Kissel, C $25.00 Ref; Kolar, J $10.35 Tr; Krepel, J $405.00 Various; Kustom Signals $4,725.00 Capital Imp; Kyle, A $50.00 Reim; L&W $219.81 Rep; Lang, L $115.51 Tr; LARM $1,657.00 Prem; Lewis, D $20.70 Tr; Linda's Upholstery $5.00 Rep; Linweld $92.84 Various; Mid America Pay Phones $100.00 Serv; Mid-State Engineering $2,248.50 Serv; Midwest Turf $51.50 Rep; Milco Environmental $510.75 Serv; Miller & Associates $9,252.22 Various; Miller Signs $307.80 Various; Momar $465.85 Rep; Morris Press $485.00 Su; Motion Industries $1,090.84 Rep; Mr. Automotive $1,657.00 Rep; MSI $1,500.00 Various; Municipal Supply $802.10 Inv; Nat'l Waterworks $122.80 Inv; NE Child Support $1,307.72 Ded; NE Library Comm $3,000.00 Serv; NE Dept of Revenue $29,594.51 Taxes; NE Golf $31.50 Rep; NE Health & Human Svcs $3,850.00 Serv; NEland Dist $1,048.80 Su; Northwestern Energy $1,510.02 Serv; NPPD $51,628.31 Serv; NSVFA Fire School Reg. $160.00 Reg; Officenet $26.97 Su; Olsen, C $1,119.98 Tr; Overhead Door $1,250.00 Rep; Paramount Linen $430.41 Various; Paul Otto Curb Grinding $108.00 Capital Imp; Peerless Machine $68.30 Rep; Pitney Bowes $9.50 Pstg; Preferred Mail $114.30 Pstg; Presto-X $30.00 Rep; Public Library Resource Group $50.00 Tr; Pueblo Chemical $1,318.70 Rep; Ready Mixed Concrete $7,028.88 Various; Recognition Unlimited $76.70 Various; Recorded Books $1,127.70 Bks; Saathoff, J $25.45 Various; Saunders, R $54.00 Reim; Schellhase, K $24.00 Reim; Sherwin Williams $44.02 Rep; Simon Contractors $31,909.50 Serv; Smitty's Construction $425.00 Tr; Snap-On-Tools $97.41 Tools; Suburban Fire Prot. Dist. #1 $19,826.42 Equip; Sun Turf $201.88 Rep; T & B Cleaning $2,600.00 Serv; Thompson, L $75.00 Rep; Uldrich, M $31.25 Reim; Underground Construction $5,735.20 Various; Unisys $155.32 Su; US Postmaster $370.00 Pstg;Utility Equipment $339.45 Inv; Van Diest Supply $3,168.00 Rep; W. T. Cox Sub $7,947.24 Bks; W.S. Darley & Co $57.40 Rep; Washington State Support Regis $102.01 Ded; We Care Tree Svcs $70.00 Capital Imp; Wellness Works $92.00 Various; Wessels, W $514.16 Tr; West Group $570.84 Su; Xerox $574.32 Serv; Yellow Van Cleaning $1,677.00 Serv; Payroll Ending 05-27-2003 -- $240,397.47.  The foregoing schedule of claims is published in accordance with Section 19-1102 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska, and is published at an expense of $_________ to the City of Kearney.

 

3.         Ratify the action taken by the Kearney Municipal Airport Corporation on approving T-Hangar Lease Agreement (“B” Series) between the Kearney Municipal Airport Corporation and Harold and Dixie Sindt and approve Resolution No. 2003-66.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2003-66

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the President and City Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska, that the President be and is hereby authorized and directed to execute the T-Hangar Lease Agreement (“B” Series) on behalf of the City of Kearney with Harold and Dixie Sindt, a copy of the Lease, marked Exhibit “1”, is attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference.

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 27TH DAY OF MAY, 2003.

 

ATTEST:                                                           PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                        AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

4.         Approve the application submitted by EXPRESSIONS CATERING, INC.,dba “Paradise Cove” for a Special Designated License in connection with their Class C58433 Liquor License to dispense beer, wine and distilled spirits at the Great Platte River Road Memorial Archway Monument outside in a fenced in area on June 15, 2003 from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. for a Father’s Day promotion subject to the City receiving the required Certificate of Insurance for liquor liability.

 

5.         Approve the recommendation from the Code Enforcement Officer on the annual renewal of the following manufactured home court licenses until May 31, 2004:  Cornhusker Mobile Home Park, 1100 Avenue C; Cottonmill Court, 3635 Cottonmill Avenue; Countryside Mobile Park, Inc., 1920 15th Avenue; East Lawn Mobile Homes Estates, 2900 Grand Avenue; L&M Trailer Court, 1122 Central Avenue; Merriweather Mobile Home Village, 914 West 17th Street; Northside Park, 4641 West Highway 30; Park-Wa Trailer Court, 2214 14th Avenue; Rodeo Mobile Home Court, 2414 West 24th Street; R-Villa Mobile Home East, West and South, 2500, 2719, 2803 West 24th Street; Schnase Trailer Court, 1284 62nd Avenue; Sheen’s Mobile Home Court, 4664 West Highway 30; Valley View Mobile Home Court, 2701 Grand Avenue; Van Vleet Trailer Court, 550 30th Avenue; Villa Park, 2703 West 24th Street; Westside Trailer Court, 1282 62nd Avenue; Woodriver Valley Mobil Home Park, 865 West 78th Street.

 

6.         Approve the recommendation from Administration and Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers on awarding the bid to Concrete Workers, Inc. in the amount of $52,047.98 for the construction of the Yanney Heritage Park Pedestrian Trail and approve Resolution No. 2003-67.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2003-67

 

            WHEREAS, Kirkham Michael Engineering Consultants of Kearney, Nebraska have reviewed the sealed bids which were opened on April 14, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. for the Yanney Heritage Park Hike/Bike Trail Project; and

            WHEREAS, the Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Construction Cost for the project was $50,800.58 for the project; and

WHEREAS, the said engineers have recommended the bid offered by Concrete Workers, Inc. of Kearney, Nebraska in the sum of $50,800.58 be accepted as the lowest responsible bids.  

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the President and City Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska that the Engineers recommendation is hereby accepted and approved, that Concrete Workers, Inc. of Kearney, Nebraska be and is the lowest responsible bidder for the Yanney Heritage Park Hike/Bike Trail Project, to be constructed in accordance with the plans and specifications on file with the City Clerk and that the bid of Concrete Workers, Inc. of Kearney, Nebraska in the sum of $50,800.58 be and is hereby accepted for the project.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Construction Cost for the Yanney Heritage Park Hike/Bike Trail Project in the amount of $50,800.58 be and is hereby accepted.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the President of the Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska, be and is hereby authorized and directed to execute contracts for such improvements in accordance with the bid, plans, specifications, and general stipulations pertaining thereto.

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 27TH DAY OF MAY, 2003.

 

ATTEST:                                                           PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                        AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

7.         Approve Supplement Agreement No. 1 to Contract for Engineering Services for City of Kearney for Cherry Avenue/I-80 Interchange and East Kearney Bypass Environmental Assessment submitted by Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers and approve Resolution No. 2003-68.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2003-68

 

            BE IT RESOLVED by the President and Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska, that the President be and is hereby authorized and directed to execute the Supplement Agreement No. 1 to Contract for Engineering Services for City of Kearney for Cherry Avenue/I-80 Interchange and East Kearney Bypass Environmental Assessment, a copy marked Exhibit “A” is attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference.

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 27TH DAY OF MAY, 2003.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

8.         Approve the City-County Emergency Management Agreement between the City of Kearney and Buffalo County, Nebraska and approve Resolution No. 2003-69.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2003-69

 

                        BE IT RESOLVED by the President and City Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska that the President be and is hereby authorized and directed to execute the City-County Emergency Management Agreement between the City of Kearney and Buffalo County, Nebraska.  A copy of the Agreement is attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference.

                        PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 27th DAY OF MAY, 2003.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

9.         Approve the request from Dick Cepel to use the 22nd Street sidewalk from Central Avenue to the alley between Central Avenue and 1st Avenue every Saturday for the display and sale of merchandise through September 27, 2003.

 

10.        Receive recommendations of Planning Commission and set June 9, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. as date and time for hearing on those applications where applicable.

 

V.    CONSENT  AGENDA  ORDINANCES

 

None.

 

VI.    REGULAR  AGENDA

 

KEARNEY CEMETERY PAVING PROJECT – AWARD BID

 

Mayor Blankenship opened for discussion the bids received for the construction of the Kearney Cemetery Paving Project and to consider Resolution No. 2003-70 awarding the bid to Concrete Workers, Inc. in the amount of $168,056.25.

 

The Cemetery Road Replacement project will be done in phases over the next five years.  The first year’s work has been designed and put out for bids.  Bids for this phase of the project were opened on May 6, 2003.

 

All legal requirements were met in the design and bidding of this project.  The design and bid services were accomplished through the City’s standard engineering contract.  Funds for the project are available in the Public Works Department’s road replacement fund.  Some changes (deducts) may be made to the contract by change order.  The project will be managed with care to ensure that the revenue generating activities of the Cemetery are not impaired by the project.

 

Council members complimented Cemetery staff on the excellent upkeep of the Cemetery for the Memorial Day services.

 

Moved by Blankenship seconded by Kearney to approve the bids received for the construction of the Kearney Cemetery Paving Project and approve Resolution No. 2003-70 awarding the bid to Concrete Workers, Inc. in the amount of $168,056.25.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Hadley, Buschkoetter, Kearney, Zapata.  Nay: None.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2003-70

 

            WHEREAS, Kirkham Michael Engineering Consultants of Kearney, Nebraska have reviewed the sealed bids which were opened on May 6, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. for the City of Kearney Cemetery Street Paving 2003 Project; and

            WHEREAS, the Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Construction Cost for the project was $168,327.86 for the project; and

WHEREAS, the said engineers have recommended the bid offered by Concrete Workers, Inc. of Kearney, Nebraska in the sum of $168,056.25 be accepted as the lowest responsible bids.  

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the President and City Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska that the Engineers recommendation is hereby accepted and approved, that Concrete Workers, Inc. of Kearney, Nebraska be and is the lowest responsible bidder for the City of Kearney Cemetery Street Paving 2003 Project, to be constructed in accordance with the plans and specifications on file with the City Clerk and that the bid of Concrete Workers, Inc. of Kearney, Nebraska in the sum of $168,056.25 be and is hereby accepted for the project.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Construction Cost for the City of Kearney Cemetery Street Paving 2003 Project in the amount of $168,327.86 be and is hereby accepted.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the President of the Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska, be and is hereby authorized and directed to execute contracts for such improvements in accordance with the bid, plans, specifications, and general stipulations pertaining thereto.

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 27TH DAY OF MAY, 2003.

 

ATTEST:                                                           PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                        AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

39TH STREET AND 11TH AVENUE INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT – AWARD BID

 

Mayor Blankenship opened for discussion the bids received for the Improvements for 39th Street and 11th Avenue Intersection and to consider Resolution No. 2003-71 awarding the bid to Paulsen, Inc. in the amount of $499,598.05.

 

City Engineer Bruce Grupe stated at the April 8, 2003 Council meeting, the City Council approved the plans and specifications for the 39th Street and 11th Avenue Improvements which included repaving 39th Street from approximately 400 feet east and west of 11th Avenue and the installation of a traffic signal. Sealed bids for 39th Street and 11th Avenue Improvements were received on Thursday, May 8, 2003.  The following were the bids received:

 

Paulsen Inc. of Cozad, NE                                              $ 499,598.05

Blessing  L.L.C. of Kearney, NE                                      $ 609,082.00

 

The Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Construction Cost was $ 525,050.50.  The low bid from Paulsen Inc. is 5% below the Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Construction Cost.  The contractor’s has two completion dates under the contract.  First all pavement must be completed and open to public traffic before August 8, 2003.  This will accommodate traffic for the next school year.  Secondly the traffic signal must be completed and operational before September 30, 2003.

 

He further stated that the project will be started this week and it will be a tight schedule to get it done before school begins.  The completion is scheduled for August 8th which date coordinates with school. 

 

Director of Public Works Rod Wiederspan stated that originally the bid for this project came in over the engineer’s estimate.  In order to bring the bid in line, they did change the scope a little and will be closing 39th Street to traffic.  He stated that during the heavy construction they will be closing the intersection at 39th Street and 11th Avenue and he would appreciate it if the public observes the signs and uses caution around the construction zones.

 

Moved by Kearney seconded by Buschkoetter to approve the bids received for the Improvements for 39th Street and 11th Avenue Intersection and approve Resolution No. 2003-71 awarding the bid to Paulsen, Inc. in the amount of $499,598.05.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Buschkoetter, Kearney, Zapata, Hadley.  Nay: None.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2003-71

 

            WHEREAS, Earhart Griffin & Associates of Omaha, Nebraska have reviewed the sealed bids which were opened on May 8, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. for the 39th Street and 11th Avenue Intersection Improvement Project; and

            WHEREAS, the Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Construction Cost for the project was $525,050.50 for the project; and

WHEREAS, the said engineers have recommended the bid offered by Paulsen Inc. of Cozad, Nebraska in the sum of $499,598.05 be accepted as the lowest responsible bids.  

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the President and City Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska that the Engineers recommendation is hereby accepted and approved, that Paulsen, Inc. of Cozad, Nebraska be and is the lowest responsible bidder for the 39th Street and 11th Avenue Intersection Improvement Project, to be constructed in accordance with the plans and specifications on file with the City Clerk and that the bid of Paulsen Inc. of Cozad, Nebraska in the sum of $499,598.05 be and is hereby accepted for the project.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Construction Cost for the 39th Street and 11th Avenue Intersection Improvement Project in the amount of $525,050.50 be and is hereby accepted.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the President of the Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska, be and is hereby authorized and directed to execute contracts for such improvements in accordance with the bid, plans, specifications, and general stipulations pertaining thereto.

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 27TH DAY OF MAY, 2003.

 

ATTEST:                                                           PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                        AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

PIONEER PARK – USE OF CRA FUNDS

 

Mayor Blankenship opened for discussion the offer of the use of proceeds of the tax levy of the CRA for public improvements to Pioneer Park in an amount not to exceed $71,275.00 and to consider Resolution No. 2003-72.

 

Director of Park & Recreation presented this matter to the Council.  The Pioneer Park restroom building has been in need of replacement for some time. In particular it has not been in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and cannot be modified to bring it into such compliance.  Pioneer Park is located in Community Redevelopment Area #5.  This area met the blighted and substandard criteria as established by state statute.

 

The CRA Board has voted to provide some of the funding for the replacement of the Pioneer Park restroom building and its related utilities and sidewalks. They have agreed to provide up to $71,275 for the project, which may have a total cost of $96,000 according to the estimate of cost which is also provided. Some of the other items in that project budget may be accomplished using City forces and/or Park and Recreation Department operating funds.

 

This is similar to the CRA providing the funds for Hammer Park as was presented to the Council on May 13th.  The request to use CRA funds to replace this restroom will take this off our infrastructure list. 

 

Council Member Hadley stated that the total cost is $96,000 and since the restroom cost is $71,000, he wanted to know if the difference would be made up out of the Park and Recreation budget.

 

Director of Park & Recreation responded trees, landscaping, etc. could be done in-house.  The restroom is the delinquency in the park and the other amenities they will use their staff and funds available within their budget.  He intends to come back to the Council in June with a bid package for all of the restrooms.  The plan is to take them down late in the summer after activities slow down and to provide portables ones during that time.  The neighborhood association has expressed some interest in helping with this project if needed.  

 

City Manager acknowledged Janet Fox, President of the Pioneer Park Neighborhood Committee, and other members that were present at this Council meeting.

 

Council Member Kearney stated that he is in favor of the project, but he is not in favor of the funding.  He cannot convince himself that this is the way it should be done.

 

Moved by Buschkoetter seconded by Hadley to approve the offer of the use of proceeds of the tax levy of the CRA for public improvements to Pioneer Park in an amount not to exceed $71,275.00 and approve Resolution No. 2003-72.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Zapata, Hadley, Buschkoetter.  Nay: Kearney.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2003-72

 

            WHEREAS, the Kearney City Council hereby finds and determines that it is in the best interests of the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Kearney to replace the restrooms and incidental work at Pioneer Park; and

            WHEREAS, the City has requested the Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA) of the City of Kearney, Nebraska to participate in the provision of certain public improvements to Pioneer Park, which public improvements would assist the City in reducing blighted and substandard conditions that exist in Redevelopment Area #5, and which public improvements are in conformance with the Redevelopment Plan for Area #5; and

            WHEREAS, the Kearney City Council has determined that it is in the best interests of the citizens of the City of Kearney to make such public improvements to the park and to finance the same from the CRA’s tax levy; and

            WHEREAS, the CRA on the 15th day of May, 2003 passed, by and through the passage of Resolution No. 2003-2 of the CRA, approved and authorized the use of proceeds of its tax levy to pay for the costs of specified public improvements to Pioneer Park in an amount not to exceed $71,275.00.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the President and Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska, that the offer of the use of proceeds of the tax levy of the CRA for the following public improvements to Pioneer Park:

  • Restroom building
  • Concrete pavement-sidewalk
  • Storm sewer, sanitary sewer, gas and water for restroom building

in an amount not to exceed $71,275.00 be and is hereby accepted and approved.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the President of the Council be and is hereby authorized and directed to execute any documents necessary to effect the purposes of this Resolution in order to authorize the payment for public improvements as are essential and necessary to the development of Pioneer Park.

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 27TH DAY OF MAY, 2003.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

OPEN ACCOUNT CLAIMS --      BRUCE BLANKENSHIP -- $95.40

 

Moved by Hadley seconded by Zapata that Open Account Claims in the amount of $95.40 payable to Bruce Blankenship be allowed.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Zapata, Hadley, Buschkoetter, Kearney.  Nay: None.  Blankenship abstained.  Motion carried.

 

VII.    REPORTS

 

None.

 

VIII.    ADJOURN

 

Moved by Kearney seconded by Buschkoetter that Council adjourn at 8:21 p.m.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Hadley, Buschkoetter, Kearney, Zapata.  Nay: None.  Motion carried.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                           BRUCE L. BLANKENSHIP

                                                                        PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                        AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

MICHAELLE E. TREMBLY

CITY CLERK