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Kearney, Nebraska

December 9, 2003

7:30 p.m.

 

A meeting of the City Council of Kearney, Nebraska, was convened in open and public session at 7:30 p.m. on December 9, 2003, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  Present were:  Bruce L. Blankenship, President of the Council; Michaelle Trembly, City Clerk; Council Members Randy Buschkoetter, Galen Hadley, Don Kearney.  Absent: Stan Clouse.  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: Hannah Anderson, Chris Anderson John Gardner, Narvon Reichert, Odee Ingersoll, Roger Jasnoch, George Volz, Ken Tracy, Jerry Thompson, Terry Eirich, Scott Sanders, Lance Lang, Mitch Humphrey, Ron Tillery, Monty Anderson, Cindy Richter, Neal Lewis, Dave James, Kristyn Herzberg, Brad Kernick, Tammy Jackson, Terry Hibberd, Mike Konz from Kearney Hub, Dave Jenner from KGFW Radio, and NTV.

 

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 Mark Price from First Lutheran Church provided the Invocation.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Boy Scouts Dillion Krueger and Matt Wroblewski led the Council members and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

 

There was no Oral Communications.

 

II.    UNFINISHED  BUSINESS

 

There was no Unfinished Business.

 

III.    PUBLIC  HEARINGS

 

REZONING – 210 WEST 28TH STREET

 

Mayor Blankenship opened the public hearing on the Application submitted by Mitch Humphrey (Applicant) for John L. Hisey (Owner) to rezone from “District R-2, Urban Residential Mixed-Density District” to “District UC, Mixed Use Urban Corridor District” property described as Lot 3, Block 42, Perkins & Harfords Addition to the City of Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska (210 West 28th Street).  Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

The applicant is requesting rezoning of Lot 3, Block 42 of Perkins & Harfords Addition from District R-2, to District UC, Urban Corridor. The Land Use Map of the City of Kearney Comprehensive Development Plan shows the proposed land use in this area as “Mixed Use 1,” a mixed use category that allows limited commercial uses.

 

There is an existing house on this tract that will be removed and this lot will be combined with the two vacant lots to the east for a commercial development. The easterly lots were rezoned to UC when the zoning map was adopted. If this rezoning is approved, all three lots will be zoned UC, Urban Corridor. The developer plans to build a commercial office building on this site similar to the one that is currently under construction on the lots directly south and across the alley from this site.

 

Mitch Humphrey from Buffalo Surveying was present to answer any questions.

 

There was no one present in opposition to this hearing.

 

Moved by Kearney seconded by Hadley to close the hearing and approve the Application submitted by Mitch Humphrey (Applicant) for John L. Hisey (Owner) to rezone from “District R-2, Urban Residential Mixed-Density District” to “District UC, Mixed Use Urban Corridor District” property described as Lot 3, Block 42, Perkins & Harfords Addition to the City of Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska (210 West 28th Street).  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Hadley, Kearney, Buschkoetter.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT – 2149 25 ROAD

 

This public hearing and the next public hearing were discussed together but voted on separately.

 

Mayor Blankenship opened the public hearing on the proposed amendment to the Land Use Map of the City of Kearney Comprehensive Development Plan from “Agricultural” to “Rural Residential” property described as a tract of land being part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23, Township 8 North, Range 16 West of the 6th P.M., containing 7.06 acres, more or less, Kearney County, Nebraska (2149 25 Road) and to consider Resolution No. 2003-206. Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

The applicant is requesting approval of a one-lot residential subdivision located south of the Platte River in Kearney County within the City of Kearney Two-Mile Extraterritorial Jurisdiction. The property is located at 2149 25 Road on the west side of State Highway 44. The property contains a farmhouse and several outbuildings. This land is currently zoned Agricultural and consists of 7.06 acres.

 

Land Use Map Amendment and Rezoning

The applicant is requesting rezoning from District A, Agriculture to District RR-1, Rural Residential District. Before the rezoning can be considered, the Land Use Map of the City of Kearney Comprehensive Development Plan must be amended from “Agricultural” to “Rural Residential.” The residence will continue to be served by individual well and septic systems.

 

Subdivision Plat

The Final Plat consists of a one-lot subdivision containing 7.06 acres. The Preliminary Plat was approved by Planning Commission on November 21, 2003.  This a straight-forward proposal to subdivide the existing farmhouse and associated improvements contained on the 7.06 acres within a separate lot from the rest of the surrounding farm land. A Public Works Plan is not required. A Subdivision Agreement is not required either.

 

Mitch Humphrey from Buffalo Surveying was present to answer any questions.

 

There was no one present in opposition to this hearing.

 

Moved by Hadley seconded by Buschkoetter to close the hearing and approve the proposed amendment to the Land Use Map of the City of Kearney Comprehensive Development Plan from “Agricultural” to “Rural Residential” property described as a tract of land being part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23, Township 8 North, Range 16 West of the 6th P.M., containing 7.06 acres, more or less, Kearney County, Nebraska (2149 25 Road) and approve Resolution No. 2003-206.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Kearney, Buschkoetter, Hadley.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2003-206

 

            WHEREAS, an application for a revision of the Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan has been filed in conjunction with and as a requisite part of its application for a change in the zoning for a tract of land being part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23, Township 8 North, Range 16 West of the 6th P.M., Kearney County, Nebraska, more particularly described as follows:  Referring to the Southeast Corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23 and assuming the south line of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 23 as bearing S89º54’32”W and all bearings contained herein are relative thereto; thence S89º54’32”W and on the South line of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 23 a distance of 50.0 feet to the ACTUAL PLACE OF BEGINNING, said place of beginning being on the west Right-of-Way line of Nebraska State Highway No. 44; thence leaving said West Right-of-Way line S89º54’32”W and on the South line of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 23 a distance of 820.0 feet; thence N01º49’00”E a distance of 268.0 feet; thence N15º26’00”E a distance of 75.0 feet; thence N72º03’00”E a distance of 55.0 feet; thence N88º10’00”E a distance of 364.0 feet; thence N10º24’00”E a distance of 50.0 feet; thence N89º53’32”E a distance of 340.1 feet to a point on the West Right-of-way line of Nebraska State Highway No. 44; thence S00º10’31”E and on the West Right-of-Way line of Nebraska State Highway No. 44 a distance of 234.55 feet; thence N89º49’29”E and continuing on the West Right-of-Way line of Nebraska State Highway No. 44 a distance of 25.0 feet; thence South 00º10’31” East and continuing on the West Right-of-way line of Nebraska State Highway No. 44 a distance of 182.7 feet to the place of beginning, containing 7.06 acres, more or less, Kearney County, Nebraska (2149 25 Road), from “Agricultural” to “Rural Residential”, and

            WHEREAS, the said application for change in the Comprehensive Land Use Plan has been approved by the City Planning Commission, after a public hearing properly published and held, and

            WHEREAS, the City Council has held a public hearing upon the said revision and voted in favor of a motion to approve the change in the Land Use Plan as requested by the applicant.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the President and City Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska, that the Comprehensive Land Use Plan be and is hereby amended to change from “Agricultural” to “Rural Residential” the use classification for the area described as a tract of land being part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23, Township 8 North, Range 16 West of the 6th P.M., Kearney County, Nebraska, more particularly described as follows:  Referring to the Southeast Corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23 and assuming the south line of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 23 as bearing S89º54’32”W and all bearings contained herein are relative thereto; thence S89º54’32”W and on the South line of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 23 a distance of 50.0 feet to the ACTUAL PLACE OF BEGINNING, said place of beginning being on the west Right-of-Way line of Nebraska State Highway No. 44; thence leaving said West Right-of-Way line S89º54’32”W and on the South line of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 23 a distance of 820.0 feet; thence N01º49’00”E a distance of 268.0 feet; thence N15º26’00”E a distance of 75.0 feet; thence N72º03’00”E a distance of 55.0 feet; thence N88º10’00”E a distance of 364.0 feet; thence N10º24’00”E a distance of 50.0 feet; thence N89º53’32”E a distance of 340.1 feet to a point on the West Right-of-way line of Nebraska State Highway No. 44; thence S00º10’31”E and on the West Right-of-Way line of Nebraska State Highway No. 44 a distance of 234.55 feet; thence N89º49’29”E and continuing on the West Right-of-Way line of Nebraska State Highway No. 44 a distance of 25.0 feet; thence South 00º10’31” East and continuing on the West Right-of-way line of Nebraska State Highway No. 44 a distance of 182.7 feet to the place of beginning, containing 7.06 acres, more or less, Kearney County, Nebraska (2149 25 Road).

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2003.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

REZONING – 2149 25 ROAD

 

Mayor Blankenship opened the public hearing on the Application submitted by Mitch Humphrey (Applicant) for Steven Rockefeller (Owner) to rezone from “District AG, Agricultural District” to “District RR-1, Rural Residential District (Rural Standards)” property described as a tract of land being part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23, Township 8 North, Range 16 West of the 6th P.M., containing 7.06 acres, more or less, Kearney County, Nebraska (2149 25 Road). Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

There was no one present in opposition to this hearing.

 

Moved by Buschkoetter seconded by Blankenship to close the hearing and approve the Application submitted by Mitch Humphrey (Applicant) for Steven Rockefeller (Owner) to rezone from “District AG, Agricultural District” to “District RR-1, Rural Residential District (Rural Standards)” property described as a tract of land being part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23, Township 8 North, Range 16 West of the 6th P.M., containing 7.06 acres, more or less, Kearney County, Nebraska (2149 25 Road).  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Kearney, Buschkoetter, Hadley.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

REZONING - 5, 6, 14 CARLTON DRIVE; 12, 16, 108, 111 WEST 32ND STREET; 3210 AND 3211 KEISS LANE; 3119, 3201 AND 3207 2ND AVENUE

 

Mayor Blankenship opened the public hearing on the Application submitted by John Gardner (Applicant) for Good Samaritan Hospital (Owner) to rezone from “District R-1, Urban Residential Single-Family District (Low Density)” to “District C-0, Office District” property described as part of Lot 4, all of Lots 5, 6 and 14, Ragain’s Subdivision; Lot 3 except the north 30 feet thereof, all of Lots 4 and 5, Lot 7 except the east 20 feet 10 inches thereof, Lot 8 except the south 36 feet thereof, the south half of Lot 9, all of Lots 13 and 14, Lots 16, 17 and 18 except the south 60 feet thereof, all in Bergt and Keiss Subdivision; part of Lot 2, Northwest Quarter School Section Addition, all in the City of Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska (5, 6, 14 Carlton Drive; 12, 16, 108, 111 West 32nd Street; 3210 and 3211 Keiss Lane; 3119, 3201 and 3207 2nd Avenue). Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

Council Member Hadley vacated his chair and abstained from discussion and voting on this matter for the reason is serves on the Board of Directors.

 

The applicant is requesting rezoning of twelve or so lots of land to be developed into satellite parking for the hospital. The rezoning request is from District R-1 to District C-0. The land must be within 300 feet of hospital property to qualify as off-premise, off-street parking. The Land Use Map of the City of Kearney Comprehensive Development Plan shows the proposed land use in this area as “Mixed Use 1,” a mixed use category that allows limited commercial uses mixed with housing.

 

The rezoning request matches the character of the area. The Unified Land Development Ordinance of the City of Kearney provides that Site Plan approval by City Planning Staff is required as each lot is developed into parking. If the City Staff and applicant are unable to agree on a development plan, Planning Commission and City Council will approve the final design.

 

John Gardner from Good Samaritan Hospital presented this matter to the Council. He stated that these are properties west of the Hospital’s current expansion.  Their plans are to convert them into parking for the convenience of their expansion. 

 

Mayor Blankenship asked about the number of parking stalls as this covers quite a few lots.  Mr. Gardner responded that the number has yet to be determined, but they require a great deal of parking.  Council Member Kearney commented this is going to be a “super” medical addition to Kearney

 

There was no one present in opposition to this hearing.

 

Moved by Blankenship seconded by Kearney to close the hearing and approve the Application submitted by John Gardner (Applicant) for Good Samaritan Hospital (Owner) to rezone from “District R-1, Urban Residential Single-Family District (Low Density)” to “District C-0, Office District” property described as part of Lot 4, all of Lots 5, 6 and 14, Ragain’s Subdivision; Lot 3 except the north 30 feet thereof, all of Lots 4 and 5, Lot 7 except the east 20 feet 10 inches thereof, Lot 8 except the south 36 feet thereof, the south half of Lot 9, all of Lots 13 and 14, Lots 16, 17 and 18 except the south 60 feet thereof, all in Bergt and Keiss Subdivision; part of Lot 2, Northwest Quarter School Section Addition, all in the City of Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska (5, 6, 14 Carlton Drive; 12, 16, 108, 111 West 32nd Street; 3210 and 3211 Keiss Lane; 3119, 3201 and 3207 2nd Avenue).  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Buschkoetter, Kearney.  Nay: None.  Hadley abstaining. Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

AMEND CHAPTER 50 “SIGN REGULATIONS” OF THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF KEARNEY

 

Mayor Blankenship opened the public hearing on the proposed amendment to Chapter 50 “Sign Regulations” of the Unified Land Development Ordinance of the Code of the City of Kearney to correct conflicting code sections for setbacks, type and size of signs allowed, and to make other revisions to improve the efficiency and application of the ordinance. Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

City Planner Lance Lang presented this matter to the Council. Recently a developer made an appeal to the Board of Adjustment for a variance to allow two monument signs on property zoned UC, Urban Corridor. The Unified Land Development Ordinance (UDO), as it is currently written, would only allow one sign, but the allowable size and setback seem inappropriate. The Board of Adjustment asked the City Planning Staff to review Chapter 50 of the UDO that contains regulations for Signs with an eye towards any needed amendments.

 

This follows in the footsteps of the sign committee that was formed at the request of Russell Hilliard approximately one year ago, primarily to discuss possibilities for outdoor advertising signs. Through the course of that discussion the task force identified two amendments to the sign section of the UDO. These amendments were approved by the Planning Commission and the City Council in June 2003 as part of an overall revision to many chapters of the UDO.

 

The proposed amendments address several concerns but are primarily being requested to enhance and improve the regulations. “Housekeeping” issues such as conflicting references, misspelled words, clarification of terms, etc. are a component of these revisions. Some setbacks are proposed to be decreased.  Spacing between signs in some districts will increase if this proposal is approved. Improved definitions of private streets are included, but exclude alleys from sign calculations.

 

There was no one present in opposition to this hearing.

 

Moved by Kearney seconded by Hadley to close the hearing and approve the proposed amendment to Chapter 50 “Sign Regulations” of the Unified Land Development Ordinance of the Code of the City of Kearney to correct conflicting code sections for setbacks, type and size of signs allowed, and to make other revisions to improve the efficiency and application of the ordinance.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Hadley, Kearney, Buschkoetter.  Nay: None. Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

IV.    CONSENT  AGENDA

 

Moved by Hadley seconded by Buschkoetter that Subsections 1 through 6 of Consent Agenda Item IV be approved.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Clouse, Kearney, Buschkoetter, Hadley.  Nay: None.  Motion carried.

 

1.         Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting held November 25, 2003.

 

2.         Approve the following Claims: AABACO $112.60 Su; ABC Taxi $22.60 Tr; Accu-Cut/Artwaxer $91.50 Su; Ace Hardware $26.57 Su; Ace Irrigation $592.75 Various; Advance Auto Parts $4.38 Su; AFLAC $1,655.68 Ded; Air Cleaning Technology $19,900.00 Equip; Aircab Taxi Service $25.25 Tr; Alamar Uniforms $4,960.00 Equip; Alley Rose $15.00 Serv; Alltel $1,285.22 Serv; Amazon.Com $95.56 Bks; Amer Assoc of Airport Execs $900.00 Reg; Amer Electric $219.27 Various; Anixter $235.31 Rep; Art Today $29.95 Su; Atco Mfg $119.60 Su; Audio Intelligence Devices $475.00 Rep; Auto Glass Center $65.72 Inv; B&N Bookquest $21.79 Bks; Baird Holm $165.96 Serv; Baker & Taylor $1,104.96 Bks; Bar Codes Discount $844.75 Su; BBC Audiobooks $57.00 Bks; Big Flag $24.00 Inv; Blessing $481,295.18 Serv; Blue Cross Blue Shield $80,204.00 Claims; Bobs Super Store $10.99 Su; Bob's Total $323.80 Inv; Books on Tape $121.60 Bks; Bound to Stay Bound $99.94 Bks; Broadfoot Sand $1,864.50 Su; Brown's Shoe Fit $59.45 Cla; Bubble Factory $6.42 Su; Bucher, Willis & Ratliff $223.72 Serv; Buffalo Co Dist Ct $70.00 Ded; Buffalo Co Treasurer $208.82 Taxes; Buffalo Surveying $65.50 Serv; Buggy Bath $139.63 Rep; Builders $724.25 Various; Buzz's Marine $10.49 Inv; Cabela's $63.25 Cla; Canada Life Assurance $4,043.86 Various; Cardinal Health $115.00 Su; Cash Wa $40.68 Su; CDW $88.49 Rep; Central Auto $219.45 Inv; Central Fire $68.40 Various; Central Hydraulic $180.49 Various; CHAD $4.00 Ded; Charter Communications $43.55 Serv; CHD & H Dist $333.44 Equip; City of Ky $1,327,276.34 Various; Clark Enersen Partners $8,354.53 Serv; CLH $309.00 Serv; College Savings Plan of NE $295.00 Ded; Complete Music $200.00 Serv; Computer Hardware $383.80 Various; Computer Pro's $128.50 Various; Computer Warehouse #4 $68.76 Rep; Conseco Life Ins $38.00 Ded; Const. Rental $94.59 Various; Control Masters $2,200.00 Rep; Copycat $1,032.52 Various; Cornhusker Hotel $346.50 Tr; Cowpoke $132.00 Cla; Creative Teacher $39.90 Su; Crossroads $332.36 Various; Culligan $59.30 Various; Cummins $119.55 Inv; Davis Inst $44.00 Su; Dell $2,038.00 Equip; Depository Trust $389,131.20 Int; Dept of Aeronautics $370.00 Serv; Dev Council $1,228.09 Various; Diamond Vogel $135.40 Various; Disc Golf Assoc $301.49 Su; Don's Uniforms $2,764.40 Various; Double M Farms $2,000.00 Serv; Doubletree Hotels $204.32 Tr; DPC $4,142.21 Su; Dreyer, D $53.84 Pstg; Dugan Business Forms $1,325.29 Su; Dultmeier Sales $129.37 Inv; Dutton-Lainson $2,184.86 Inv; Eakes $1,461.86 Su; Earl May $30.99 Su; EDM Equipment $464.02 Su; Eileen's $68.20 Su; Elliott Equipment $918.57 Rep; Emedco $39.24 Su; Envirotech Services $20,825.33 Su; Expression Wear $856.00 Cla; Fairbanks $860.80 Various; Fastenal $627.01 Various; Fenemore, C $90.00 Serv; Fox Bros Hay $1,725.00 Serv; Freburg, N $184.62 Ded; Fremont Nat'l Bank $34,691.63 Various; Frontier $319.60 Serv; Galls $454.95 Incentives; Gardner & Assoc $290.00 Su; Garret Tires $815.10 Various; Gary's I-80 $30.00 Su; Gaylord Bros $204.88 Su; Gibbon Transmissions $1,228.65 Rep; Golden Rule Creations $45.72 Cla; Golden West Ind $148.21 Su; Gordon's $141.62 Rep; Graham Tire $462.31 Various; Grainger $243.06 Various; Grand Central IGA $8.36 Su; Great Amer Outdoor $29,195.00 Lease; H&G Cleaners $264.67 Serv; Hach $524.20 Su; Hampton Inns $379.04 Tr; Harry Ferris $640.00 Rep; Hilton Hotels $807.06 Tr; Hobby Lobby $277.29 Su; Holiday Inn/Captain's Table $163.01 Serv; Holmes Plbg & Htg $652.94 Various; Horizon Middle School $100.00 Reim; Howe, C $15.00 Cla; Hydrologic Water Mgt $1,060.18 Su; ICMA RC $2,529.98 Ded; Insite Instr Group $1,260.00 Tools; Interstate Batteries $289.52 Inv; Interstate Structures $135,741.60 Serv; IIMC $135.00 Dues; IRS $77,755.43 Ded; ISDN $14.95 Serv; Jack Lederman & Co $150.66 Various; Jacobsen, Orr $1,700.00 Serv; JC Penney $99.97 Cla; Jeff Spady Chrysler $8.35 Inv; Johnson Lawn & Landscape $6.87 Su; JR's Western $407.67 Cla; K&K $480.94 Various; K Mart $59.95 Cla; Ky Area Chamber of Commerce $22,676.37 Taxes; Ky Area Solid Waste Agency $8,450.96 Tipping Fees; Ky Area United Way $557.58 Ded; Ky Centre Vac $13.85 Rep; Ky Hub $375.00 Serv; Ky Implement $34,950.96 Various; Ky Whse $253.21 Su; Ky Winlectric $87.36 Inv; Ky Yamaha $28.80 Rep; Kelly Supplies $1,464.00 Su; Kelwelco of Lincoln $499.99 Su; Killion Motors $506.28 Inv; Kirkham Michael $7,030.00 Serv; Klaus, M $117.75 Tr; Kowalek, G $11.50 Tr; Kriha Fluid Power $71.43 Inv; Kussmaul Electronics $645.48 Rep; L&W Tires $1,920.53 Various; Lampes Air Filter Sales $1,229.24 Su; Laser Art Design $93.00 Incentives; Laughlin, K $254.00 Ded; League of NE Municipalities $310.00 Tr; Lexis Nexis $285.65 Su; Lincoln Airport Authority $32.50 Tr; Linweld $658.77 Various; Lockmobile $48.65 Serv; Magic Cleaning Services $600.00 Serv; Maguire Iron $1,500.00 Rep; Marshall Cavendish $554.70 Bks; Martinosky, M $50.00 Reim; Matthew Bender $27.20 Bks; McCollister & Co $498.70 Inv; Mid America Pay Phones $200.00 Serv; Midlands Contracting $6,065.67 Rep; Midway $4.40 Inv; Midwest Turf $564.70 Various; Miller & Associates $14,866.29 Serv; Miller Signs $100.00 Su; Momar $466.47 Su; Mr. Automotive $1,345.98 Various; North Central Lab $115.31 Rep; Naden Ind $35.08 Rep; NAPA $2,117.53 Various; Nat'l Fire Protection $760.50 Dues; Nat'l Paper Supply $53.10 Su; Nat'l Volunteer Fire Council $50.00 Dues; NWWA $3,384.55 Inv; NCS Equipment $76.48 Rep; NE Child Support $978.49 Ded; NE Dept of Revenue $22,819.21 Ded; NE Workforce Development $120.00 Serv; Newman Signs $35.00 Inv; NHHS R&L Credentialing $20.00 Tr; Nogg Chemical $1,355.43 Inv; North Central Lab $417.30 Serv; Northstar Audio Books $13.00 Bks; Northwest Electric $95.51 Inv; Northwestern $3,846.47 Serv; Novus $50.00 Su; NSBA $310.00 Dues; Office Max $473.05 Various; Olsson Associates $1,210.00 Serv; O'Reilly $496.66 Various; Orscheln $676.50 Various; Overhead Door $77.55 Rep; Paradigm Ins Group $16,136.96 Prem; Park Seed Whle $87.36 Su; Paul Otto Curb Grinding $504.00 Rep; Payflex $387.00 Ded; Petroelum Equipment $228.00 Inv; Phillips, J $30.00 Ref; Platte Valley Communications $10,221.43 Serv; Preferred Mail $127.60 Pstg; Prestige Flag $259.39 Su; Quality Appraisers $3,700.00 Serv; Quality Inn Suites $295.00 Serv; Quill $291.76 Su; Ranger Joes $166.41 Su; Readers Services $149.76 Su; Ready Mixed Concrete $67.52 Rep; Reams $3,736.50 Su; Recorded Books $834.05 Bks; Redfield & Co $18.12 Su; Redman's $717.76 Cla; Rent-A-Center $160.39 Su; Resource Mgt $1,588.50 Tire Disposal; Riekes Equipment $482.49 Inv; Road Builders Machinery $18.99 Inv; Roper Radiator $49.50 Su; ROS Reliable Office Supplies $55.03 Su; Roth, N $250.00 Rep; Sage, P $20.24 Cla; Sahling Kenworth $41.99 Inv; Scholastic Library $74.10 Bks; School Outfitters $398.00 Equip; SDP Literature Display $561.10 Su; Sears Dealer $29.98 Inv; See Clear Cleaning $1,950.00 Serv; Sherwin Williams $13.15 Rep; Shirt Shack $2,905.30 Various; Sign Center $689.84 Various; Spangler Roofing $151.12 Ref; Spencer Turbine $397.00 Rep; Sprint Foncard $30.90 Serv; SS Arts Craft $50.92 Su; State of NE DAS Comm $26.66 Serv; State of NE HHS Lab $1,067.00 Serv; Steinbrinks $54.98 Su; Stevens, L $4,430.00 Serv; Story, G $35.00 Reim; Striplin Airfield $390.00 Rep; Sun Turf $246.23 Inv; Sunrise Middle School $100.00 Proceeds; Surefire $270.00 Su; Syndistar $385.00 Su; T&B Cleaning $1,100.00 Serv; Target $509.29 Various; Terra Scan $1,820.00 Serv; Theis, G $8.98 Tr; Tiger Direct $3,270.16 Su; Tollefsen Elliott $411.97 Various; Top Hat Furniture $139.99 Su; Tractor Supply $1,278.85 Various; Turner Body $100.00 Rep; U Save $71.05 Various; UAP Pueblo $316.80 Su; Underground Construction $840.00 Rep; Union Oil $9,236.00 Inv; Unique Books $6,882.11 Bks; United Seeds $551.00 Su; United Way $300.00 Proceeds; UPS $12.07 Pstg; US Bank $787.50 Lease; USA Blue Book $374.31 Rep; USPS $49.33 Pstg; Utility Equip. $488.80 Inv; Valvtect Pet. $2,721.39 Inv; Van Diest $4,470.00 Rep; Viking Office Products $125.41 Various; Village Cleaners $369.66 Rep; Vogt, C $45.00 Tr; W.S. Darley & Co $107.81 Su; Walmart $1,492.26 Various; Wang, S $40.00 Ref; Washington State Support $102.01 Ded; Water Env $400.00 Dues; Weathercraft $2,995.00 Serv; Wiederspan, R $97.56 Tr; Wilke Donovans True Value $226.05 Various; Workers Choice $353.82 Cla; WW Grainger $386.30 Su; Xerox $435.63 Serv; Zimmerman's $735.52 Su; Payroll Ending 11-29-2003 -- $242,263.97.  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.         Approve setting December 23, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. as time and date for the Board of Equalization to assess costs for the 2003 Part I Improvements consisting of Paving Improvement District No. 2002-868 for 39th Street from 22nd Avenue to 30th Avenue.

 

4.         Repeal Resolution No. 2003-202 and approve the recommendation submitted by the Fire Chief to include the following as members of the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department: Jim Einspahr, Matt Noffke, Brad Norton, Aaron Stubbe, and Justin Staab and approve Resolution No. 2003-207.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2003-207

 

            WHEREAS, Mike Martinosky, Chief of the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department, has forwarded several names of individuals desiring to serve as volunteers in the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department; and

            WHEREAS, based on the recommendation of Chief Martinosky, the City Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska hereby finds and determines that said persons listed are fully capable and qualified to serve a membership in the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department; and

            WHEREAS, in order to be qualified for benefits in accordance with Neb. Rev. Stat. §48-115, et seq., said volunteer firefighters acting outside the corporate limits of the City must be officially directed to do so in order to be eligible.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska, that those persons recommended by the Chief of the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department for membership in the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department as set forth on the attached letter of recommendation, marked Exhibit “A,” attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, are hereby confirmed as members of the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department for the purposes of and in accordance with Neb. Rev. Stat. §48-115, and that said members are fully entitled to benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all of said volunteer firefighters named on Exhibit “A” are hereby specifically authorized and directed to serve outside the corporate limits of the municipality under the direction, orders and authority of the Chief of the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department in accordance with §4-204 of the Kearney City Code.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Resolution No. 2003-202, passed and approved by the City Council on November 25, 2003, be and is hereby repealed in its entirety.

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2003.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

5.         Approve the bids received for the purchase of a Four Wheel Landfill Compactor for the Utilities/Sanitation Division and award the bid to Al-Jon Inc. of Ottuma, Iowa in the amount of $388,919.00.

 

6.         Consider adopting Resolution No. 2003-208 to jointly support eastbound/westbound service proposal with the City of McCook.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2003-208

 

            WHEREAS, the City of Kearney recognizes and understands the importance of having an airport with commercial passenger air service to foster business development, provide access for residents and businesses, and compete in the global economy; and

            WHEREAS, the City of Kearney desires to increase airplane enplanement numbers to qualify for federal funding to make capital improvements at Kearney Municipal Airport; and

            WHEREAS, Kearney citizens currently have good airline service to the West and a multitude of airline connections available at Denver International Airport; and

            WHEREAS, Kearney enplanement numbers are building and airline passengers have expressed the desire for air passenger service to, and ultimately additional connections at an airport East of Kearney; and

            WHEREAS, the City of Kearney is interested in partnering with another Nebraska community to offer commercial air passenger service to an airport both East and West of the respective communities; and

            WHEREAS, the City of Kearney has met with the City of McCook and both communities are interested in submitting a proposal to the Department of Transportation to utilize Essential Air Service to provide airline service between Kansas City, Kearney and McCook as well as to provide airline service between Denver, McCook, and Kearney.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the President and Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska, that the City of Kearney agrees to jointly present with the City of McCook to the Department of Transportation and support a proposal for Eastbound air service connecting the two communities to Kansas City International Airport and Westbound air service connecting the two communities to Denver International Airport utilizing Essential Air Service Funding.

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2003.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

V.    CONSENT  AGENDA  ORDINANCES

 

None.

 

VI.    REGULAR  AGENDA

 

ORDINANCE NO. 7006 – REZONING 210 WEST 28TH STREET

 

Council Member Buschkoetter introduced Ordinance No. 7006, being Subsection 1 of Agenda Item VI to rezone from “District R-2, Urban Residential Mixed-Density District” to “District UC, Mixed Use Urban Corridor District” property described as Lot 3, Block 42, Perkins & Harfords Addition to the City of Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska (210 West 28th Street), and moved that the statutory rules requiring ordinances to be read by title on three different days be suspended and said ordinances be considered for passage on the same day upon reading by number only, and then placed on final passage and that the City Clerk be permitted to call out the number of the ordinance on its first reading and then upon its final passage.  Council Member Blankenship seconded the motion to suspend the rules.  President of the Council asked for discussion or if anyone in the audience was interested in the ordinance.  No one responded.  Clerk called the roll which resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Buschkoetter, Hadley, Kearney.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion to suspend the rules having been concurred in by three-fourths of the City Council, said motion was declared passed and adopted.  City Clerk read Ordinance No. 7006 by number.  Roll call of those in favor of the passage of said ordinance on the first reading resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Buschkoetter, Hadley, Kearney.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.  Ordinance was read by number.

 

Moved by Blankenship seconded by Kearney that Ordinance No. 7006 be passed, approved and published as required by law.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Hadley, Kearney, Buschkoetter.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

By reason of the roll call voted on the first reading and final passage of the ordinance, Ordinance No. 7006 is declared to be lawfully passed and adopted upon publication in pamphlet form and made available to the public at the Office of the City Clerk, the Kearney Police Department and the Kearney Public Library.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 7007 – REZONING – 2149 25 ROAD

 

Council Member Buschkoetter introduced Ordinance No. 7007, being Subsection 2 of Agenda Item VI to rezone from “District AG, Agricultural District” to “District RR-1, Rural Residential District (Rural Standards)” property described as a tract of land being part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23, Township 8 North, Range 16 West of the 6th P.M., containing 7.06 acres, more or less, Kearney County, Nebraska (2149 25 Road), and moved that the statutory rules requiring ordinances to be read by title on three different days be suspended and said ordinances be considered for passage on the same day upon reading by number only, and then placed on final passage and that the City Clerk be permitted to call out the number of the ordinance on its first reading and then upon its final passage.  Council Member Blankenship seconded the motion to suspend the rules.  President of the Council asked for discussion or if anyone in the audience was interested in the ordinance.  No one responded.  Clerk called the roll which resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Buschkoetter, Hadley, Kearney.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion to suspend the rules having been concurred in by three-fourths of the City Council, said motion was declared passed and adopted.  City Clerk read Ordinance No. 7007 by number.  Roll call of those in favor of the passage of said ordinance on the first reading resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Buschkoetter, Hadley, Kearney.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.  Ordinance was read by number.

 

Moved by Blankenship seconded by Kearney that Ordinance No. 7007 be passed, approved and published as required by law.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Hadley, Kearney, Buschkoetter.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

By reason of the roll call voted on the first reading and final passage of the ordinance, Ordinance No. 7007 is declared to be lawfully passed and adopted upon publication in pamphlet form and made available to the public at the Office of the City Clerk, the Kearney Police Department and the Kearney Public Library.

 

FINAL PLAT – ROCKEFELLER SUBDIVISION

 

Mayor Blankenship opened for discussion the application submitted by Mitch Humphrey (Applicant) for Steven Rockefeller (Owner) for final plat approval of “ROCKEFELLER SUBDIVISION” in Kearney County, Nebraska (2149 25 Road) and to consider Resolution No. 2003-209 subject to the effective date of Ordinance No. 7007. Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

Moved by Kearney seconded by Hadley to approve the application submitted by Mitch Humphrey (Applicant) for Steven Rockefeller (Owner) for final plat approval of “ROCKEFELLER SUBDIVISION” in Kearney County, Nebraska (2149 25 Road) and approve Resolution No. 2003-209 subject to the effective date of Ordinance No. 7007.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Kearney, Buschkoetter, Hadley.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2003-209

 

            BE IT RESOLVED BY THE PRESIDENT AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF KEARNEY, NEBRASKA, that the plat of “ROCKEFELLER SUBDIVISION” a subdivision being part of Government Lots 4 and 5 located in Section 29, Township 9 North, Range 15 West of the 6th P.M., Kearney County, Nebraska (2149 25 Road), and in accordance with the terms and requirements of Sections 16-901 through 16-904 inclusive, R.R.S. 1943 (as amended) accepted and ordered filed and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds, Kearney County, Nebraska.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the President of the Council be and is hereby authorized and directed to execute the final plat on behalf of the City of Kearney, Nebraska.

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2003.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

ORDINANCE NO. 7008 – REZONING 5, 6, 14 CARLTON DRIVE; 12, 16, 108, 111 WEST 32ND STREET; 3210 AND 3211 KEISS LANE; 3119, 3201 AND 3207 2ND AVENUE

 

Council Member Hadley vacated his chair and abstained from discussion and voting on this matter for the reason is serves on the Board of Directors.

 

In order to suspend the requirement of reading the ordinance on three different days, it requires ¾ vote of the Council. With the absence of Council member Clouse and the abstention of Council member Hadley, the Council will table the ordinance until December 23, 2003 when Council member Clouse will be present.

 

Moved by Buschkoetter and seconded by Blankenship to table until December 23, 2003 Ordinance No. 7008 rezoning from “District R-1, Urban Residential Single-Family District (Low Density)” to “District C-0, Office District” property described as part of Lot 4, all of Lots 5, 6 and 14, Ragain’s Subdivision; Lot 3 except the north 30 feet thereof, all of Lots 4 and 5, Lot 7 except the east 20 feet 10 inches thereof, Lot 8 except the south 36 feet thereof, the south half of Lot 9, all of Lots 13 and 14, Lots 16, 17 and 18 except the south 60 feet thereof, all in Bergt and Keiss Subdivision; part of Lot 2, Northwest Quarter School Section Addition, all in the City of Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska (5, 6, 14 Carlton Drive; 12, 16, 108, 111 West 32nd Street; 3210 and 3211 Keiss Lane; 3119, 3201 and 3207 2nd Avenue. Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Buschkoetter, Kearney.  Nay: None.  Hadley abstaining. Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 7009 – AMEND CHAPTER 50 “SIGN REGULATIONS” OF THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF KEARNEY

 

Council Member Blankenship introduced Ordinance No. 7009, being Subsection 5 of Agenda Item VI to amend the following sections in Chapter 50 “Sign Regulations” of the Unified Land Development Ordinance of the Code of the City of Kearney: Section 50-102 “Definition of Terms” to clarify the definition of “Street Façade”; Section 50-103 “General Sign and Street Graphics Regulations” to allow a detached temporary commercial sign to be in effect for a period of 30 days on two separate occasions during a one-year period from the date of issuance, and to delete the words ‘including a fence’ from the Vision Clearance Area section; Section 50-104 “General Regulations: Basic Design Elements for Signs” to amend the minimum set back requirement for electronic information signs to two feet from any right-of-way line; Section 50-105 “General Regulations” Other Design Elements” to delete the word ‘moving’ from the Clock section; Section 50-108 “Method of Measurement for Regulators” to clarify the maximum permitted sign area; Table 50-1 “Permitted Signs by Type and Zoning Districts” to permit pole signs in Districts C-1 and CBD; Table 50-3 “Permitted Signs by Maximum Permitted Area and District” to amend the square feet of signage per linear foot of frontage; Table 50-4 “Permitted Signs by Numbers, Dimensions, and Location” to amend the regulations for maximum quantity, maximum size, minimum setbacks, and height limits for individual signs in the zoning districts, and moved that the statutory rules requiring ordinances to be read by title on three different days be suspended and said ordinances be considered for passage on the same day upon reading by number only, and then placed on final passage and that the City Clerk be permitted to call out the number of the ordinance on its first reading and then upon its final passage.  Council Member Kearney seconded the motion to suspend the rules.  President of the Council asked for discussion or if anyone in the audience was interested in the ordinance.  No one responded.  Clerk called the roll which resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Kearney, Buschkoetter, Hadley.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion to suspend the rules having been concurred in by three-fourths of the City Council, said motion was declared passed and adopted.  City Clerk read Ordinance No. 7009 by number.  Roll call of those in favor of the passage of said ordinance on the first reading resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Kearney, Buschkoetter, Hadley.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.  Ordinance was read by number.

 

Moved by Kearney seconded by Hadley that Ordinance No. 7009 be passed, approved and published as required by law.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Buschkoetter, Hadley, Kearney.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

By reason of the roll call voted on the first reading and final passage of the ordinance, Ordinance No. 7009 is declared to be lawfully passed and adopted upon publication in pamphlet form and made available to the public at the Office of the City Clerk, the Kearney Police Department and the Kearney Public Library.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 7010 – VACATE EASEMENT IN PLATTE RIVER COMMERCIAL PARK 5TH AND 6TH ADDITIONS

 

The applicant is requesting vacation of platted ingress-egress easements that provide shared access to 3421, 3509, and 3517 Antelope Avenue. The easements were created at the request of the city Public Works Department to limit the number of access points on Antelope Avenue while allowing two access points per lot.

 

As owners have purchased these lots they have decided that they do not need two access points, one will suffice. Therefore, they are requesting that the shared access easements be vacated from the plats of Platte River Commercial Park 5th and 6th Additions.

 

Monty Anderson, one of the owners, was present to answer any questions from the Council.

 

Council Member Hadley introduced Ordinance No. 7010, being Subsection 6 of Agenda Item VI to vacate the shared ingress-egress easement Detail “A” and “B” as shown on the final plat of Platte River Commercial Park 6th Addition and Platte River Commercial Park 5th Addition and abutting Lot 1 of Block 1, Platte River Commercial 5th Addition and Lots 1 and 2 of Block 1, Platte River Commercial Park 6th Addition, all in the City of Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska (3421, 3509 and 3517 Antelope Avenue), and moved that the statutory rules requiring ordinances to be read by title on three different days be suspended and said ordinances be considered for passage on the same day upon reading by number only, and then placed on final passage and that the City Clerk be permitted to call out the number of the ordinance on its first reading and then upon its final passage.  Council Member Buschkoetter seconded the motion to suspend the rules.  President of the Council asked for discussion or if anyone in the audience was interested in the ordinance.  No one responded.  Clerk called the roll which resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Hadley, Kearney, Buschkoetter.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion to suspend the rules having been concurred in by three-fourths of the City Council, said motion was declared passed and adopted.  City Clerk read Ordinance No. 7010 by number.  Roll call of those in favor of the passage of said ordinance on the first reading resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Hadley, Kearney, Buschkoetter.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.  Ordinance was read by number.

 

Moved by Buschkoetter seconded by Blankenship that Ordinance No. 7010 be passed, approved and published as required by law.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Kearney, Buschkoetter, Hadley.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

By reason of the roll call voted on the first reading and final passage of the ordinance, Ordinance No. 7010 is declared to be lawfully passed and adopted upon publication in pamphlet form and made available to the public at the Office of the City Clerk, the Kearney Police Department and the Kearney Public Library.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 7011 – VACATE PORTION OF DEER CROSSING SUBDIVISION

 

This item and the next item were discussed together but voted on separately.

 

The Applicant is requesting a vacation of an existing subdivision known as Deer Crossing Subdivision so that the lot lines can be adjusted to form a new subdivision. This property is located approximately ¼ mile north on Summit Road from 39th Street, if extended, in the northwest area of town that is typically rural estate residential.  The property is zoned RR-1.

 

Vacation – Lots 1 through 6 of Deer Crossing Subdivision are to be vacated.  

 

Subdivision Plat – The Final Plat for Deer Crossing 2nd Subdivision consists of four lots on 12.57 acres. The Preliminary Plat was approved by Planning Commission on November 21, 2003. The new plat represents a reduction in density from Deer Crossing which had six lots. The four proposed lots take the best advantage of the natural terrain for rural homesites. No Public Works Plan or Subdivision Agreement is required.

 

Mitch Humphrey from Buffalo Surveying presented this matter to the Council. He stated that everything should be in place for this project.  The purpose is to make the lots bigger to accommodate a better blend of lot configurations, which will conform to the City’s current regulations. This area is out in the country, just on the fringe area of the City’s extra territorial jurisdiction area.  The only changes will be in the number of lots and the location of the lot lines in order to make this site more inviting for building.  

 

Council Member Blankenship introduced Ordinance No. 7011, being Subsection 7 of Agenda Item VI to vacate Lots 1 through 6 inclusive, Deer Crossing Subdivision, Buffalo County, Nebraska (1/4 mile north on Summit Road and to the south and west of Summit Road), and moved that the statutory rules requiring ordinances to be read by title on three different days be suspended and said ordinances be considered for passage on the same day upon reading by number only, and then placed on final passage and that the City Clerk be permitted to call out the number of the ordinance on its first reading and then upon its final passage.  Council Member Kearney seconded the motion to suspend the rules.  President of the Council asked for discussion or if anyone in the audience was interested in the ordinance.  No one responded.  Clerk called the roll which resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Kearney, Buschkoetter, Hadley.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion to suspend the rules having been concurred in by three-fourths of the City Council, said motion was declared passed and adopted.  City Clerk read Ordinance No. 7011 by number.  Roll call of those in favor of the passage of said ordinance on the first reading resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Kearney, Buschkoetter, Hadley.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.  Ordinance was read by number.

 

Moved by Kearney seconded by Hadley that Ordinance No. 7011 be passed, approved and published as required by law.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Buschkoetter, Hadley, Kearney.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

By reason of the roll call voted on the first reading and final passage of the ordinance, Ordinance No. 7011 is declared to be lawfully passed and adopted upon publication in pamphlet form and made available to the public at the Office of the City Clerk, the Kearney Police Department and the Kearney Public Library.

 

FINAL PLAT – DEER CROSSING SECOND SUBDIVISION

 

Mayor Blankenship opened for discussion the application submitted by Mitch Humphrey (Applicant) for Scott A. Johnson, President of S.A. Johnson Builders, Inc. (Owner) for final plat approval of “DEER CROSSING SECOND SUBDIVISION”, Buffalo County, Nebraska and to consider Resolution No. 2003-210 subject to the effective date of Ordinance No. 7011. Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

Moved by Hadley seconded by Buschkoetter to approve the application submitted by Mitch Humphrey (Applicant) for Scott A. Johnson, President of S.A. Johnson Builders, Inc. (Owner) for final plat approval of “DEER CROSSING SECOND SUBDIVISION”, Buffalo County, Nebraska and approve Resolution No. 2003-210 subject to the effective date of Ordinance No. 7011. Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Hadley, Kearney, Buschkoetter.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2003-210

 

            BE IT RESOLVED BY THE PRESIDENT AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF KEARNEY, NEBRASKA, that the plat of “DEER CROSSING SECOND SUBDIVISION” a subdivision being part of Government Lots 4 and 5 located in Section 29, Township 9 North, Range 15 West of the 6th P.M., Buffalo County, Nebraska (1/4 mile north on Summit Road and to the south and west of Summit Road), and in accordance with the terms and requirements of Sections 16-901 through 16-904 inclusive, R.R.S. 1943 (as amended) accepted and ordered filed and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds, Buffalo County, Nebraska.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the President of the Council be and is hereby authorized and directed to execute the final plat on behalf of the City of Kearney, Nebraska.

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2003.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

AWARD BID – FOUR WHEEL LANDFILL COMPACTOR

 

Mayor Blankenship opened for discussion the bids received for the purchase of a Four Wheel Landfill Compactor for the Utilities/Sanitation Division and to consider Resolution No. 2003-211 awarding the bid for the Lawn Irrigation System to Johnson Lawn and Landscaping in the amount of $6,450.00; awarding the bid for the Landscaping to Johnson Lawn and Landscaping in the amount of $33,100.00; and awarding the bid for the In-Floor Conveyor and Automated Horizontal Baler to Recovery Systems Inc. in the amount of $238,422.00.

 

In this year’s budget the Sanitation Division included $50,000.00 for lawn irrigation system and for the landscaping for the Kearney Area Recycling Center that is nearing completion at 3007 East 39th Street. Also included in the budget was $300,000.00 for an in-floor conveyor and horizontal baler to be used to bale processed recyclables received at the recycling center. At the October 28, 2003 Council meeting the Council approved the plans and specifications for the work including the baler. Miller and Associates the City’s engineer along with their electrical consultant prepared the plans for the lawn irrigation system, the landscaping and the conveyor/baler.

 

On November 18, 2003 the City received sealed bids for the work.  The City’s engineer has attached a letter summarizing and discussing the bids received and recommending award of the bids.

 

Regarding Bid A for the lawn irrigation system portion of the work, the low bid was submitted by Johnson Lawn and Landscaping in the amount of $6,450.00.

 

Regarding Bid B for the landscaping portion of the work, the low bid was also submitted by Johnson Lawn and Landscaping in the amount of $33,100.00.

 

Regarding Bid C for the in-floor conveyor and horizontal baler, Recovery Systems Inc. of Hopkins, Minnesota submitted the low bid in the amount of $238,422.00.  Recovery System’s bid is $35,925.00 lower than the next highest bid submitted by Elliott Equipment of Lincoln, Nebraska in the amount of $274,347.00.

 

After the bids were received the City’s engineer and City staff evaluated them.  The irrigation and landscaping bids were determined to meet the specifications.  The in floor-conveyor and horizontal baler bid were scrutinized extensively.  The low bid submitted by Recovery Systems was determined to meet the specifications.  However, the company contacted the engineer saying that they forgot to include the cost for the electrical wiring for the conveyor/baler in the amount of $5,950.00. The electrical wiring could either be added by change order or the City could hire the electrician directly.  Also, that they would prefer different payment terms than those specified in the contract, but have agreed to accept the terms included in the contract.  Since both of the low bids received were qualified bids, City staff investigated the equipment furnished by the lowest bidder and toured the Regional Recycling Center in North Platte, Nebraska to observe a Recovery Systems baler in operation.  The baler was performing very well and the staff at the facility expressed satisfaction regarding the dependability of the baler and the service provided by the manufacturer.

 

Administration is not aware of any legal problems associated with awarding Bid A for the lawn irrigation system, Bid B for the landscaping to Johnson Lawn and Landscaping and Bid C for the conveyor/baler to Recovery Systems Inc. The contract specifications clearly state that the City can waive any technicalities or irregularities in the bids received and may award the bid in any manner that the City finds to be most favorable. The City Attorney is also aware of the bids received and of Administration’s recommendation to award the bids.

 

The Sanitation Division included $50,000.00 in this year’s budget for the lawn irrigation and landscaping work. The bids for the irrigation and landscaping systems total $39,150.00 well below the amount budgeted. Also, included in this year’s budget is $300,000.00, for the in floor conveyor and automated horizontal baler. Recovery Systems Incorporated submitted the low bid for the conveyor/baler in the amount of $238,422.00. Even with an additional $5,950 for the electrical connection that amount is still well below the second lowest bid and the amount budgeted.

 

Sealed bids were received for the Lawn Irrigation System, the Landscaping and for the In-Floor Conveyor and Automated Horizontal Baler. The City’s engineer advised staff regarding the bids received and has recommended that the bids be awarded.

 

Therefore, Administration recommends that the Council award Bid A for the Lawn Irrigation System at the Kearney Area Recycling Center to Johnson Lawn and Landscaping in the amount of $6,450.00; award Bid B for the Landscaping for the Kearney Area Recycling Center to Johnson Lawn and Landscaping in the amount of $33,100.00; and award Bid C for the In-Floor Conveyor and Automated Horizontal Baler for the Kearney Area Recycling Center to Recovery Systems Inc. in the amount of $238,422.00 with the payment terms as set forth in the Contract Documents.

 

Scott Sanders from Miller & Associates presented this matter to the Council. He stated that recycling saves a great deal of money for the landfill and the Utilities Department has made a profit from the recyclables.  Kearney, as well as others in Nebraska, is very conscious about recycling. 

 

Moved by Buschkoetter seconded by Blankenship to approve the received for the purchase of a Four Wheel Landfill Compactor for the Utilities/Sanitation Division and approve Resolution No. 2003-211 awarding the bid for the Lawn Irrigation System to Johnson Lawn and Landscaping in the amount of $6,450.00; awarding the bid for the Landscaping to Johnson Lawn and Landscaping in the amount of $33,100.00; and awarding the bid for the In-Floor Conveyor and Automated Horizontal Baler to Recovery Systems Inc. in the amount of $238,422.00.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Kearney, Buschkoetter, Hadley.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2003-211

 

            WHEREAS, Miller & Associates have reviewed the sealed bids which were opened on November 18, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. for the Lawn Irrigation/Landscape Work/Horizontal Baler at the Kearney Area Recycling Center located at 3007 East 39th Street; and

WHEREAS, the said engineers have recommended the bid offered by Johnson Lawn and Landscaping of Kearney, Nebraska in the sum of $6,450.00 be accepted as the lowest responsible bid for the lawn irrigation project at the Kearney Area Recycling Center; and  

WHEREAS, the said engineers have recommended the bid offered by Johnson Lawn and Landscaping of Kearney, Nebraska in the sum of $33,100.00 be accepted as the lowest responsible bid for the landscaping project at the Kearney Area Recycling Center; and  

WHEREAS, the said engineers have recommended the bid offered by Recovery Systems Inc. of Hopkins, Minnesota in the sum of $238,422.00 be accepted as the lowest responsible bid for the purchase of the In-Floor Conveyor and Automated Horizontal Baler at the Kearney Area Recycling Center; and  

            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 Johnson Lawn and Landscaping of Kearney, Nebraska in the sum of $6,450.00 be and is the lowest responsible bidder for the lawn irrigation project; that Johnson Lawn and Landscaping of Kearney, Nebraska in the sum of $33,100.00 be and is the lowest responsible bidder for the landscaping project; and that Recovery Systems Inc. of Hopkins, Minnesota in the sum of $238,422.00 be and is the lowest responsible bidder for the In-Floor Conveyor and Automated Horizontal Baler to be constructed in accordance with the plans and specifications on file with the City Clerk and that the said bids be and are 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 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2003.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

ADJUST RATES AT MEADOWLARK HILLS GOLF COURSE FOR 2004

 

Mayor Blankenship opened for discussion the recommendation from the Golf Advisory Board on adjusting the fee structure for the 2004 Calendar Year at the Meadowlark Hills Golf Course and to consider Resolution No. 2003-212.

 

Director of Park & Recreation Neal Lewis presented this matter to the Council. Annually the fees and charges are evaluated at Meadowlark Hills Golf Course. This year we are only making a rate change on the cost of season passes. All passes will be increased by $25.00, except the Junior 5-day pass.

 

Administration continues to evaluate the cost/benefit relationships of the fee structure. The season passes were adjusted with consideration of the elasticity of our fees.  Daily rates were elevated last year and having not changed the cost of season passes in 3 years we believed an increase was warranted. Meadowlark Hills Golf Course season passes are a great value. Administration and the Golf Advisory Board believed that with new golfing opportunities in the area, the other fees should remain the same.

 

Mr. Lewis stated each year the fee structure is reviewed and a decision has to be made if it needs to be changed.  He talks with the Golf Advisory Board and the Park Advisory Board and relies on the Golf Course staff.  They believe with new golf courses coming in and with the way competition is that they didn’t want to change the majority of the rates.  They believed that it was legitimate to slightly increase their season pass rate.  This will make a difference of about $6,000 in the overall budget.  He stated that anything that can be done on a user base to help pay for the service is the methodology that they want to use for all of the recreational activities. He appreciated the patrons of the golf course who really support it.  There are a tremendous number of people who have generated $851,000 in revenue by using the golf course.  The goal is to provide a cost efficient service that people can afford to use.  He believed by looking at the numbers and the usage, that they are doing that pretty well. 

 

Mayor Blankenship asked if the increase in our fees is in line with other courses across the state. Mr. Lewis responded that our level of quality is in the top five in the state.  Kearney’s fees are below most of the others. If you go to the upper scale golf courses that provide a real quality golf experience, Kearney is probably on the bottom as far as fees.  He believed that the public likes the quality of our course and the fees are set to match our level of service. 

 

Golf Course Superintendent Dave James stated that some people that purchase season passes have played 120 times a year and there are others that have only played 30 times.  The average is based on if a person is playing 30 times per season; he would break even on the fee paid.

 

Moved by Blankenship seconded by Kearney to approve the recommendation from the Golf Advisory Board on adjusting the fee structure for the 2004 Calendar Year at the Meadowlark Hills Golf Course and approve Resolution No. 2003-212.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Kearney, Buschkoetter, Hadley.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2003-212

 

            WHEREAS, on the 10th day of May, 1994, the City Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska passed and approved Resolution No. 94-90 which Resolution established rules, regulations and fees for use of said golf course; and

            WHEREAS, on December 23, 2002, the City Council passed and approved Resolution No. 2002-291 repealing all prior Resolutions, with the exception of Resolution No. 94-90, in conflict herewith and established a policy to set the fees for use of Meadowlark Hills Golf Course.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska, that Resolution No. 94-90, passed and approved on the 10th day of May, 1994, and Resolution No. 2002-291 be and are hereby amended and approved in the following respect:   

            C.  Fees, which include sales tax, for use of said public golf course shall be as follows:

 

SEASON PASSES

        FEES

 

 

Single 7-Day

$575.00

Single Additional 7-Day

$250.00

Single 5-Day

$425.00

Single Additional 5-Day

$200.00

Senior/Student 7-Day**

$545.00

Senior/Student 5-Day**

$375.00

Senior/Student Additional 7-Day

$250.00

Senior/Student Additional 5-Day

$180.00

Junior 5-Day*

$125.00

Family 5-day

$750.00

Family 7-day

$950.00

 

Benefits:  Unlimited playing privileges based on availability.

 

The entire remaining paragraphs, terms and provisions of Resolution No. 94-90, as passed and approved on the 10th day of May, 1994, and Resolution No. 2002-291, as passed and approved on the 23rd day of December, 2002 shall remain valid and in full force and effect.

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2003.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

KVFD TRAINING COMPLEX STORAGE AND CLASSROOM BUILDING – PLANS & SPECIFICATIONS

 

Mayor Blankenship opened for discussion the plans and specifications for the construction of the KVFD Training Complex Storage and Classroom Building and set the bid opening date for January 13, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Facilities for Fire Department training have improved greatly over the past 10 years and we believe that constructing an additional building at the Training Complex would enhance storage capabilities as well as training operations. The building proposed is a 6,000 square feet metal building composed of an open high bay apparatus storage and training area and 2,400 square feet of upper mezzanine area.  Bid alternatives have been included in the proposal.

 

Storage at the Training Complex is currently scarce.  In constructing a building of this nature, storage space would be allowed for equipment and trucks needed during the conduct of training. Additional storage will be provided for ladders and hoses, which are used for training and are now stored at Station 1. In addition this will allow essential equipment to remain on the trucks at all times. Space will also be provided for antique trucks now being stored at the water tower in the area west of 48th Street and 6th Avenue.

 

The Fire Department currently performs hands-on training year around, weather permitting.  If weather is inclement, training will be substituted at the last minute to accommodate firefighters accordingly. By constructing a large building, training topics such as ladders and hose rolls could be performed inside and needed equipment would be in place and would not have to be transported each time.  This readiness permits training to function smoother and eliminates the opportunity to misplace and/or not have instrumental supplies when needed.

 

The mezzanine area could be used for confined space training and will possibly provide a location for a future classroom.

 

General Contractors bidding the project will propose their estimated date for final completion, but it is estimated that final completion will occur around June or July 2004.

 

This project will be a shared endeavor on a 50/50 basis.  Funds for the project have been accounted for in the 2003-2004 City of Kearney budget as well as the 2003-2004 Suburban Fire Protection District #1 of Buffalo and Kearney Counties budget. The Engineer’s opinion of probable construction cost ranges between $175,000 and $225,000.

 

Scott Sanders from Miller & Associates stated that the building is a “no frills” metal building about 28 feet high.  This will complement the other buildings at the Training Center out by the Airport.  At one end there will be a 2,400 square foot mezzanine that is open to the story below it. They can practice repelling and other activities from that level. Underneath the mezzanine there will be storage for some antique fire trucks. The building will not have any windows or brick in order to keep the cost down. It will be an open building with utilities, a good insulation system, and radiant heat.

 

The Fire Department has a bid alternate for building fire protection, paving, and some other alternates. By bidding the project during the winter, they hope to get more bids and more conservative bids.  The proposed starting date is March or April 2004 weather permitting. The project completion date is to be June or July 2004.  They will allow the contractor to set the completion date in order to get some better bids.

 

Assistant Fire Chief Jerry Thompson stated that as the Fire Department has grown over the last ten years, they are in need of more space.  This is a volunteer Fire Department and they need to do their training at night.  This type of a facility will be useful for ladder settings, etc. They are also in need of a place to store their extra trucks and a training truck that they can use instead of taking equipment off regular trucks that needs to be returned.

 

Moved by Kearney seconded by Hadley to approve the plans and specifications for the construction of the KVFD Training Complex Storage and Classroom Building and set the bid opening date for January 13, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Buschkoetter, Hadley, Kearney.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 7012 – AMEND SECTION 3-1836 “INTENT” AND SECTION 3-1837 “SUNSET PROVISION”

 

On August 27th, 1996, the City Council approved a 2% Hotel Occupation Tax at the request of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce. Pursuant to the ordinance establishing the Hotel Occupation Tax, the taxes generated are to be used to fund the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce for the purposes set forth in Nebraska Revised Statute section 13-315. Additionally, the ordinance establishing the Hotel Occupation Tax includes a sunset provision that states that the tax shall terminate on December 31, 2004.

 

The Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce and the Kearney Visitors Bureau has requested that the City of Kearney extend the sunset provision included in the current ordinance to December 31, 2014. Additionally, a request has been made by the same group that the City retain $150,000.00 per year of the revenues generated by the tax to be used for City purposes and that the Kearney Visitors Bureau receive the remaining funds generated by the tax each year to be used for the purposes set forth in Nebraska Revised Statute Section 13-315.

 

Passage of the ordinance will extend the life of the Hotel Occupation Tax ten years and will provide the Kearney Visitors Bureau additional operational revenues.  Additionally, the City of Kearney will retain $150,000.00 per year for ten years to be used for City purposes.

 

Odee Ingersoll, Chairperson of the Visitors Bureau, presented this matter to the Council. He stated his purpose was to solicit the Council’s support in extending the lodging occupation tax for the City of Kearney.  The current occupation tax is to sunset in December of 2004.  In review of the current occupation tax, it was implemented in September of 1996 to bring the Arch project to a level where bonds could be successfully sold to finance the construction of the project.  Additional funding was used to support the Arch, but the tax also provided funds to promote the community, tourism attractions, facilities, and events.  Approximately 20 percent of the tax that has been collected has been used for this purpose. 

 

An example is, approximately 20 percent is used for printing, including Kearney’s full color brochure, 30 percent is used for advertising in national publications, such as AAA, Kearney’s Stop, Play, & Stay (promotes Kearney as a destination rather then a pass-through community), 20 percent is used for the motor coach industry (tour contacts to increase the number of stays in our community), 30 percent to enhance and attract new events into Kearney.  They believe that they operate in a very aggressive market where, in order to be competitive, we must increase the number of events and give people reasons to come to Kearney

 

The additional funding the occupational tax provides, he believes, is even more important now than at its inception.  Because of the ever increasing number of communities that have added similar taxes to promote new or expanded facilities or attractions across the state, Kearney finds itself competing for market share with every major community from Scottsbluff to Omaha and Norfolk to Nebraska City.  Mr. Ingersoll stated that represents Kearney’s hospitality industry and the Visitors Bureau and requested that the City Council extend the occupation tax from January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2014

 

Through this extension of the occupation tax, the Visitors Bureau would receive additional funds that will be used to better position Kearney in existing and new markets.  The tax would also sustain the industry at its current level and provide for the best opportunity for successful operation of existing projects, like the Arch and the Arena. Kearney must effectively meet the challenges of growing competition in the marketplace. Currently, they are seeking our market share, which will continue to get more aggressive and more competitive as new facilities come on line. The extension also reflects a request on behalf of the City of Kearney to receive approximately $150,000 annually from the gross collections over a 10-year extension. 

 

The Visitors Bureau Board of Directors has approved this measure and asks that the Council vote in favor of this extension. They believe approval of the proposal will place the City of Kearney in a position of strength for the future and will also supply additional financial support to the City of Kearney over the next decade.  He believed this is a win/win project for everyone living in and around Kearney who will benefit from this.

 

Mayor Blankenship stated that the influx of new Quest Convention Center in Omaha, the prospects for Heartland Convention Center in Grand Island, the number of new motel/hotel facilities up and down the Interstate 80 traveling east and west will really have an impact in the future on our market share. He believes that in order to compete at a level that we have in the past, these funds are going to be important for the Visitors Bureau to have at their disposal to do things in a quality fashion.

 

Council Member Kearney stated that with the budget crunch that this $150,000 per year is going to be relatively important to the City.  He wants to go forward in a spirit of cooperation.

 

Council Member Buschkoetter stated that in talking with other Council members in the negotiations that this is a fair and equitable agreement.  This does benefit both side.  He stated that he had talked to City Manager Allen Johnson and others before making this decision.  If the lodging business does well, it benefits everyone in the community by bringing people to spend the night in Kearney where they buy other goods and services.

 

Council Member Hadley stated that the tourism dollars are important dollars for the community. 

 

Council Member Hadley introduced Ordinance No. 7012, being Subsection 9 of Agenda Item VI to amend Section 3-1836 “Intent” of Article 18 “Occupation, Business and Other Taxes” of Chapter 3 “Business Regulations” that all of the revenue generated prior to January 1, 2005 by the occupation tax imposed on hotels shall be used to fund the Kearney Visitors Bureau; that the City shall retain $16,666.67 per month from January 1, 2005 through September 30, 2005 and $12,500.00 per month from October 1, 2005 through December 31, 2014 for City purposes; to require the Kearney Visitors Bureau to submit an annual report to the City Council on the use of the occupation tax funds; and to amend Section 3-1837 “Sunset Provision” of Article 18 “Occupation, Business and Other Taxes” of Chapter 3 “Business Regulations” that the termination date of the occupation tax on hotels will be December 31, 2014, and moved that the statutory rules requiring ordinances to be read by title on three different days be suspended and said ordinances be considered for passage on the same day upon reading by number only, and then placed on final passage and that the City Clerk be permitted to call out the number of the ordinance on its first reading and then upon its final passage.  Council Member Buschkoetter seconded the motion to suspend the rules.  President of the Council asked for discussion or if anyone in the audience was interested in the ordinance.  No one responded.  Clerk called the roll which resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Hadley, Kearney, Buschkoetter.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion to suspend the rules having been concurred in by three-fourths of the City Council, said motion was declared passed and adopted.  City Clerk read Ordinance No. 7012 by number.  Roll call of those in favor of the passage of said ordinance on the first reading resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Hadley, Kearney, Buschkoetter.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.  Ordinance was read by number.

 

Moved by Buschkoetter seconded by Blankenship that Ordinance No. 7012 be passed, approved and published as required by law.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Kearney, Buschkoetter, Hadley.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

By reason of the roll call voted on the first reading and final passage of the ordinance, Ordinance No. 7012 is declared to be lawfully passed and adopted upon publication in pamphlet form and made available to the public at the Office of the City Clerk, the Kearney Police Department and the Kearney Public Library.

 

OPEN ACCOUNT CLAIMS --      WARD LABORATORIES -- $15.00

 

Moved by Kearney seconded by Hadley that Open Account Claims in the amount of $15.00 payable to Ward Laboratories be allowed.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Buschkoetter, Hadley, Kearney.  Nay: None.  Blankenship abstained.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

VII.    REPORTS

 

None.

 

VIII.    ADJOURN

 

Moved by Hadley seconded by Blankenship that Council adjourn at 8:23 p.m.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Hadley, Kearney, Buschkoetter.  Nay: None.  Clouse absent. Motion carried.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                       BRUCE L. BLANKENSHIP

                                                                                    PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

MICHAELLE E. TREMBLY

CITY CLERK