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Kearney, Nebraska

April 27, 2004

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 April 27, 2004 in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  This meeting adjourned at 7:47 p.m.  A meeting of the City Council of Kearney, Nebraska, was then convened in open and public session at 7:48 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  Present were:  Bruce L. Blankenship, President of the Council; Michaelle Trembly, City Clerk; Council Members Randy Buschkoetter, Stan Clouse, Galen Hadley, Don Kearney.  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: Kent Cordes, Roger Jasnoch, Marvon Reichert, UNK Representative Davin Jones, and Kearney Hub Representative Dan Spiers.

 

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

 

Boy Scouts Scott Jasnoch and Zach Seton 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

 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 47

 

The public hearing on the proposed amendment to Section 47-109 “Fence Regulations” of Chapter 47 “Supplemental Development Regulations” as it pertains to fences remained on the table until May 11, 2004.

 

IV.    CONSENT  AGENDA

 

Moved by Kearney seconded by Clouse that Subsections 1 through 16 of Consent Agenda Item IV be approved.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Hadley, Clouse, Kearney, Buschkoetter.  Nay: None.  Motion carried.

 

1.         Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting held April 13, 2004.

 

2.         Approve the following Claims: Albert Whitman & Co $15.95 Bks; Alltel $185.36 Serv; Anchor Sports $2,150.00 Su; Anderson Bros $289.68 Rep; Aswegan, B $14.12 Ref; Austin, J $35.00 Reim; B&B Auto Glass $35.00 Rep; Baird Holm $4,875.00 Bonds; Baker & Taylor $1,639.59 Bks; Barney Abstract $100.00 Serv; BBC Audiobooks America $114.00 Bks; Becker, J $18.50 Su; Bennett, T $1,269.75 Serv; Big Flag $390.00 Lease; Blessing Construction $5,950.00 Serv; BCBS of NE $37,230.59 Claims; Books on Tape $1,004.80 Bks; Bosselman Oil $16,501.91 Inv; Bucher, Willis & Ratliff $577.95 Serv; Buffalo Co Court $126.96 Ded; Canal Bank $87.35 Rep; Capper's $27.98 Bks; Cash-Wa $1,097.46 Various; CED $27.04 Rep; Central District Health Dept $1,820.00 Serv; Charter Media $402.10 Serv; Chesley, C $21.30 Ref; Chesterman $822.81 Su; Children's Theatre of FL $68.75 Serv; Christensen, D $109.50 Serv; City of Ky $7,438.14 Ded, Serv; College Savings Plan of NE $115.00 Ded; Consolidated Electric $454.58 Rep; Cordova, T $126.95 Tr; Ctr For Education & Employment Law $124.95 Su; Dahlgren, A $23.28 Ref; Dawson Co PPD $10,425.30 Serv; Deeter Foundry $3,880.00 Various; Dell $3,936.44 Equip; Depository Trust $481,251.25 Princ & Int; Development Council $1,502.22 Various; Dowling, J $30.00 Tr; Dutton Lainson $477.81 Inv; Eakes $8,495.80 Various; Engels, D $22.67 Various; Facts on File $318.33 Bks; Fastenal $11.96 Rep; Faz, A $106.95 Tr; Fedex $97.30 Pstg; Fireguard $98.45 Su; Footjoy Drawer $66.90 Inv; Freburg, N $184.62 Ded; Fremont Nat'l Bank $34,231.99 Ded; Frontier $224.94 Serv; FYR-TEK $823.90 Rep; Gale Group $56.13 Bks; Gall's $356.00 Su; Garrett Tires & Treads $5,783.49 Rep; Golden Rule Creations $45.84 Su; Grabau, M $28.52 Ref; Graphic Screen Printing $72.00 Su; Grim, S $10.18 Ref; Grindline Skateparks $2,500.00 Various; H&G Cleaners $264.67 Serv; H&H Distributors $521.50 Su; H.W. Wilson $134.00 Bks; Hall Signs $1,424.32 Signs; Holmes Plbg $1,499.53 Various; Hooker Bros Sand $215.25 Su; Hydrologic $1,806.50 Su; IAPE $40.90 Su; ICMA RC $2,875.97 Ded; IRS $80,923.77 Ded; Jack Lederman $580.66 Various; Jack's Uniforms & Equipment $72.95 Su; James Publishing $69.94 Su; Johnson, A $83.15 Tr; KASWA $131.05 Tipping Fees; Ky Clinic $703.00 Serv; Ky Concrete $1,761.50 Serv; Ky Hub $4,186.70 Serv; Ky Truck Parts $116.00 Su; Ky Winlectric $81.72 Rep; Kelly Electric $395.00 Rep; Killion Motors $26.97 Rep; Kirkham Michael $4,165.20 Serv; Klaus, M $92.27 Tr; Know Co $146.00 Rep; Koen Book Distributors $519.66 Bks; Krepel, J $426.00 Pc; Kreutzer, H $4.66 Ref; Lang, L $113.83 Tr; Laughlin, K $360.00 Ded; Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender $168.55 Su; Linweld $189.26 Various; Lynch, D $186.80 Tr; Lynn Peavey Co $24.00 Su; Marlatt Machine Shop $199.90 Lease; Marshall Cavendish $140.13 Bks; McCarty, D $60.00 Tr; Midlands Contracting $1,117.10 Rep; Midwest Pump $1,687.38 Rep; Miller & Associates $19,385.47 Serv; Minitex $1,691.00 Serv; Municipal Emergency Services $321.40 Various; Mun. Pipe Tool $130.85 Rep; Municipal Supply $1,300.46 Inv; NAPA $138.78 Rep; NWWA $7,579.05 Inv; Nat'l Business Furniture $2,294.20 Equip; Nat'l Paper Supply $122.49 Su; NCS Equipment $269.29 Rep; NE Child Support $892.18 Ded; NE Crime Comm $9.00 Tr; NE Dept of Aeronautics $392.58 Various; NE Dept of Revenue $21,140.67 Taxes; NE Dept of Roads $84,572.19 Agreement; NE Fire Chiefs Assoc $60.00 Dues; NE Humanities Council $75.00 Serv; NE Library Assoc $26.00 Su; NE Library Comm. $1,500.00 Bks; NE Wine & Spirits $29.86 Su; NE Workforce Dev $6,768.00 Unemp; NEland Distributors $675.00 Su; Newman Traffic Signs $1,120.35 Signs; Norm's Plbg $85.00 Rep; Northwest Electric $1,809.15 Rep; Northwestern $4,983.50 Serv; NSVFA Fire School $15.00 Dues; Officenet $2,569.16 Various; Olsen, C $30.00 Tr; Overhead Door $90.00 Serv; Paramount Linen $845.02 Various; PEP $48.67 Rep; Pierson, Fitchet $54.00 Serv; Pitney Bowes $604.92 Various; Platte Valley Comm $4,780.32 Various; Platte Valley State Bank $1,180.83 Fees; Presto-X $138.00 Various; Quality Books $106.61 Bks; Quill $392.75 Su; Ready Mixed Concrete $124.00 Rep; Recorded Books $206.75 Bks; Red Willow Co $1,251.00 Waste Removal; Remboldt, Ludtke $100.27 Serv; Reserve Acct $8,000.00 Pstg; Reunion Solutions Press $90.00 Bks; Riverside Animal Hospital $2,336.50 Serv; Sagebrush $21.11 Bks; Salter, J $15.00 Su; Schulemister, S $40.00 Ref; Sherwin Williams $167.50 Rep; Snap On Tools $7.65 Tools; Solid Waste Equipment $14,837.56 Equip; St. Francis Medical Center $350.00 Tr; Sterling Distributors $128.40 Su; Stocker, K $10.70 Tr; Swanson Corp $771.17 Tr; T&B Cleaning $1,500.00 Serv; Titleist $3,794.63 Su; Twin Valley Comm $533.56 Rep; U of NH $25.00 Su; Unique Books $783.06 Bks; United Distributors $214.21 Su; UNK-HR $262.99 Serv; US Bank $335,146.25 Princ & Int; Utility Equipment $9,690.64 Inv; Van Diest Supply $5,148.10 Su; Video Services of America $163.32 Su; Visionary Systems $280.00 Su; Washington State Support $102.01 Ded; West Group $350.25 Su; WPCI $239.00 Serv; Xerox $398.61 Serv; Zeleski, J $11.99 Ref; Payroll Ending 04-17-2004 -- $238,201.83.  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.         Receive recommendations of Planning Commission and set May 11, 2004 at 7:30 P.M. as date and time for hearing on those applications where applicable.

 

4.         Ratify the action taken by the Kearney Municipal Airport Corporation on approving the Agricultural Lease with Ron Hendrickson and approve Resolution No. 2004-63.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2004-63

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska, that the President be and is hereby authorized and directed to execute the Agricultural Lease Agreement, on behalf of the City of Kearney, Nebraska, with Ron Hendrickson, a copy of the Agreement, marked Exhibit “1”, is attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference.

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 27TH DAY OF APRIL, 2004.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

5.         Ratify the action taken by the Kearney Municipal Airport Corporation on approving the T-Hangar Lease Agreement (“B” Series) with Gary Arentsen and approve Resolution No. 2004-64.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2004-64

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the 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, on behalf of the City of Kearney, Nebraska, with Gary Arentsen, a copy of the Agreement, marked Exhibit “1”, is attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference.

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 27TH DAY OF APRIL, 2004.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

6.         Ratify the action taken by the Kearney Municipal Airport Corporation on the purchase of Foreign Object Debris Broom Box Attachment for the Snowblower and approve Resolution No. 2004-65 subject to FAA and NDA concurrence.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2004-65

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska, that the bid submitted by M-B Companies, Inc. of Wisconsin in the amount of $89,832.00 for the purchase of Foreign Object Debris Broom Box Attachment for the Snowblower be and is hereby accepted and approved subject to the concurrence by F.A.A. and the Nebraska Department of Aeronautics.

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 27TH DAY OF APRIL, 2004.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

7.         Approve the application submitted by Art Pierce to extend Conditional Use Permit No. 86-4 to locate a calligraphy studio at 2202 Avenue B, Unit 3 for a period of two years.

 

8.         Approve the Agreement submitted by the Central Nebraska Auto Club to block off Central Avenue from 25th Street to North Railroad Street, 23rd Street from 1st Avenue to Avenue A, the parking lot located west of Cunningham’s Journal, the parking lot located behind City Hall, and the parking lot located north of MONA and to conduct a parade on July 17, 2004 in conjunction with Cruise Nite 2004.

 

9.         Reaffirm the appointment by the City Manager on appointing Jay Egbert and Mike Sawin to serve on the Examining Board of Plumbers.

 

10.        Approve the request submitted by Ron Ridgway from Miller & Associates for a 30-day extension (until May 13, 2004) on the filing of the final plat of “HONEY HILL ESTATES ADDITION”, an addition to the City of Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska, with the Buffalo County Register of Deeds.

 

11.        Approve the request submitted by the Park & Recreation Department and Good Samaritan Health Systems to conduct the Annual Good Samaritan Olympiad on June 26, 2004 beginning at 7:30 a.m.  The route will begin at Good Samaritan Hospital, south on Avenue A to 27th Street, east on 27th Street to Avenue I, north on Avenue I to Tabor Drive, west and south on Tabor Drive to 34th Street, west on 34th Street to Avenue G, south on Avenue G to 33rd Street, east on 33rd Street to Avenue H, south on Avenue H to 27th Street, west on 27th Street to Avenue A, north on Avenue A to Good Samaritan Hospital.

 

12.        Approve Change Order No. 1 showing a deduct in the amount of $3,276.30, Application and Certificate for Payment No. 1-Final in the amount of $77,120.70, and Certificate of Substantial Completion submitted by Midlands Contracting in connection with the 2004 Part II Improvements – Bid A consisting of Water District No. 2003-527 for 17th Avenue from 14th Street, north a distance of 137± feet north of 15th Street Place AND 14th Street from 17th Avenue, east a distance of 115± feet east of 17th Avenue; Water District No. 2003-528 for 15th Street Place from 17th Avenue, west to its terminus in a cul-de-sac; Sewer District No. 2003-469 for 17th Avenue from 14th Street, north a distance of 137± feet north of 15th Street Place; and Sewer District No. 2003-470 for 15th Street Place from 17th Avenue, west to its terminus in a cul-de-sac and approve Resolution No. 2004-66.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2004-66

 

WHEREAS, Midlands Contracting, Inc. has performed services in connection with the 2004 Part II Improvements – Bid A consisting of Water District No. 2003-527 for 17th Avenue from 14th Street, north a distance of 137± feet north of 15th Street Place AND 14th Street from 17th Avenue, east a distance of 115± feet east of 17th Avenue; Water District No. 2003-528 for 15th Street Place from 17th Avenue, west to its terminus in a cul-de-sac; Sewer District No. 2003-469 for 17th Avenue from 14th Street, north a distance of 137± feet north of 15th Street Place; and Sewer District No. 2003-470 for 15th Street Place from 17th Avenue, west to its terminus in a cul-de-sac, and the City's engineer, Miller & Associates, have filed with the City Clerk Change Order No. 1 showing a decrease in the amount of $3,276.30 as shown on Exhibit “A” attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference; and

WHEREAS, Midlands Contracting, Inc. and Miller & Associates have filed with the City Clerk Application and Certificate for Payment No. 1-Final in the amount of $77,120.70 as shown on Exhibit “B” attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference and as follows:

 

Original Contract Sum

$80,397.00

     Change Order No. 1 (4-27-2004)

-  3,276.30

 

 

Contract Sum To Date

77,120.70

Gross Amount Due

77,120.70

Retainage

.00

Amount Due to Date

77,120.70

Less Previous Certificates for Payment

            .00

 

 

Current Payment Due

$77,120.70

 

            WHEREAS, the Engineer and Contractor have now certified to the City Clerk that work is completed as of April 6, 2004, as shown by Exhibit “C” attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the President and Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska, and hereby find and determine that Change Order No. 1, as shown on Exhibit “A”, Application and Certificate for Payment No. 1-Final, as shown on Exhibit “B”, and the Certificate of Substantial Completion, as shown on Exhibit “C” be and are hereby accepted and approved.

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 27TH DAY OF APRIL, 2004.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                        AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

13.        Approve Application and Certificate for Payment No. 1 in the amount of $114,727.32 submitted by Blessing, LLC in connection with the 2004 Part II Improvements – Bid B consisting of Paving Improvement District No. 2003-871 for an alley between Central Avenue and 1st Avenue from 24th Street to 25th Street; Paving Improvement District No. 2003-877 for 17th Avenue from 14th Street, north a distance of 137± feet north of 15th Street Place; Paving Improvement District No. 2003-878 for 14th Street from 17th Avenue, east a distance of 115± feet east of 17th Avenue; Paving Improvement District No. 2003-879 for 15th Street Place from 17th Avenue, west to its terminus in a cul-de-sac and approve Resolution No. 2004-67.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2004-67

 

WHEREAS, Blessing, LLC has performed services in connection with the 2004 Part II Improvements – Bid B consisting of Paving Improvement District No. 2003-871 for an alley between Central Avenue and 1st Avenue from 24th Street to 25th Street; Paving Improvement District No. 2003-877 for 17th Avenue from 14th Street, north a distance of 137± feet north of 15th Street Place; Paving Improvement District No. 2003-878 for 14th Street from 17th Avenue, east a distance of 115± feet east of 17th Avenue; Paving Improvement District No. 2003-879 for 15th Street Place from 17th Avenue, west to its terminus in a cul-de-sac, and the City's engineer, Miller & Associates, have filed with the City Clerk Application and Certificate for Payment No. 1 in the amount of $114,727.32 as shown on Exhibit “A” attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference and as follows:

 

Original Contract Sum

$239,603.00

 

 

Contract Sum To Date

239,603.00

Gross Amount Due

127,474.80

Retainage

12,747.48

Amount Due to Date

114,727.32

Less Previous Certificates for Payment

            .00

 

 

Current Payment Due

$114,727.32

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the President and Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska, and hereby find and determine that Application and Certificate for Payment No. 1, as shown on Exhibit “A”, be and is hereby accepted and approved.

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 27TH DAY OF APRIL, 2004.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

14.        Approve Application and Certificate for Payment No. 1 in the amount of $93,291.34 submitted by Strobel Construction in connection with 2004 Part I Improvements Phase I – Box Culvert consisting of Paving Improvement District No. 2004-885 for 30th Avenue from LaCrosse Drive to 39th Street and approve Resolution No. 2004-68.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2004-68

 

WHEREAS, Strobel Construction has performed services in connection with the 2004 Part I Improvements Phase I – Box Culvert consisting of Paving Improvement District No. 2004-885 for 30th Avenue from LaCrosse Drive to 39th Street, and the City's engineer, Miller & Associates, have filed with the City Clerk Application and Certificate for Payment No. 1 in the amount of $93,291.34 as shown on Exhibit “A” attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference and as follows:

 

Original Contract Sum

$105,837.06

 

 

Contract Sum To Date

105,837.06

Gross Amount Due

98,201.41

Retainage

4,910.07

Amount Due to Date

93,291.34

Less Previous Certificates for Payment

            .00

 

 

Current Payment Due

$93,291.34

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the President and Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska, and hereby find and determine that Application and Certificate for Payment No. 1, as shown on Exhibit “A”, be and is hereby accepted and approved.

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 27TH DAY OF APRIL, 2004.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

15.        Approve Change Order No. 3 for a deduct in the amount of $24,993.80, Application and Certificate for Payment No. 5-Final in the amount of $47,454.26 submitted by Blessing, LLC in connection with the 2003 Part I Improvements consisting of Paving Improvement District No. 2002-868 for 39th Street from 22nd Avenue to 30th Avenue and approve Resolution No. 2004-69.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2004-69

 

WHEREAS, Blessing LLC has performed services in connection with the 2003 Part I Improvements consisting of Paving Improvement District No. 2002-868 for 39th Street from 22nd Avenue to 30th Avenue, and the City’s engineer, Miller & Associates, have filed with the City Clerk Change Order No. 3 showing a decrease in the amount of $24,993.80, as shown on Exhibit “A” attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference; and

WHEREAS, Blessing LLC and Miller & Associates have filed with the City Clerk Application and Certificate for Payment No. 5-Final in the amount of $47,454.26 as shown on Exhibit “B” attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference and as follows:

 

Original Contract Sum

$765,648.50

     Change Order No. 1 (09-23-2003)

+    4,530.00

     Change Order No. 2 (12-23-2003)

+  21,001.85

     Change Order No. 3 (04-27-2004)

-   24,993.80

Contract Sum to Date

Total Completed and Stored to Date

Retainage 5%

Total Earned Less Retainage

Less Previous Payments

Current Payment Due

$766,186.55

766,186.55

.00

766,186.55

   718,732.29

$  47,454.26

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the President and Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska, and hereby find and determine that Change Order No. 3, as shown on Exhibit “A”, and Application and Certificate for Payment No. 5-Final, as shown on Exhibit “B” be and are hereby accepted and approved.

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 27TH DAY OF APRIL, 2004.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

16.        Approve the application for a Special Designated License submitted by EXPRESSIONS CATERING, dba “Paradise Cove” in connection with their Class CK58433 Catering Liquor License to dispense beer, wine and distilled spirits in the Ag Pavilion at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds, 3807 Avenue N, on May 22, 2004 from 5:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. in connection with a wedding reception.

 

V.    CONSENT  AGENDA  ORDINANCES

 

None.

 

VI.    REGULAR  AGENDA

 

AWARD BID FOR 2004 PART I IMPROVEMENTS – PHASE II

 

Mayor Blankenship opened for discussion the bids received for the construction of the 2004 Part I Improvements – Phase II consisting of Paving Improvement District No. 2004-885 for 30th Avenue from Highway 30 north to 31st Street and consider Resolution No. 2004-70 awarding the bid to Blessing, LLC in the amount of $1,099,325.50.

 

At the February 24, 2004, Council meeting, the City Council approved the plans and specifications for the 2004 Part I Improvements – Phase II which included the reconstruction of 30th Avenue between Highway 30 and 31st Street.

 

Sealed bids for the 2004 Part I Improvements were received on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.  The following were the bids received:

 

Bidder

Bid

Blessing, LLC, Kearney, NE

$1,099,325.50

Paulsen, Inc., Cozad, NE

$1,139,815.55

 

The Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Construction Cost was $1,182,687.00.  The low bid from Blessing, LLC is 7% below the Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Construction Cost.  The contractor’s completion date for this contract is August 31, 2004.

 

Kent Cordes from Miller & Associates was present to answer any questions.

 

Moved by Clouse seconded by Hadley to approve the bids received for the construction of the 2004 Part I Improvements – Phase II consisting of Paving Improvement District No. 2004-885 for 30th Avenue from Highway 30 north to 31st Street and approve Resolution No. 2004-70 awarding the bid to Blessing, LLC in the amount of $1,099,325.50.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Kearney, Buschkoetter, Hadley, Clouse.  Nay: None.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2004-70

 

            WHEREAS, Miller & Associates and the City of Kearney have reviewed the sealed bids which were opened on April 14, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. for the 2004 Part I Improvements – Phase II consisting of Paving Improvement District No. 2004-885 for 30th Avenue from Highway 30 north to 31st Street; and

            WHEREAS, the Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Construction Cost for the project was $1,182,687.00; and

WHEREAS, the said engineers have recommended the bid offered by Blessing, LLC of Kearney, Nebraska in the sum of $1,099,325.50 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 Blessing LLC of Kearney, Nebraska be and is the lowest responsible bidder for the 2004 Part I Improvements – Phase II consisting of Paving Improvement District No. 2004-885 for 30th Avenue from Highway 30 north to 31st Street, to be constructed in accordance with the plans and specifications on file with the City Clerk and that the bid of Blessing LLC of Kearney, Nebraska in the sum of $1,099,325.50 be and is hereby accepted.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Construction Cost for 2004 Part I Improvements – Phase II in the amount of $1,182,687.00 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 APRIL, 2004.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

AWARD BID FOR 2004 PART III IMPROVEMENTS

 

Mayor Blankenship opened for discussion the bids received for the construction of the 2004 Part III Improvements consisting of Paving Improvement District No. 2004-880 for LaPlatte Road from Meadow Lane to approximately 160 feet south of Redwood Lane, Water District No. 2004-529 for LaPlatte Road from Meadow Lane to Plaza Boulevard, and Sewer District No. 2004-471 or LaPlatte Road from Meadow Lane to approximately 160 feet south of Redwood Lane and approve Resolution No. 2004-71 awarding the bid to Midlands Contracting in the amount of $100,380.00 for Bid A (Water and Sewer) and to Blessing, LLC in the amount of $152,858.00 for Bid B (Paving).

 

At the March 23, 2004, Council meeting, the City Council approved the plans and specifications for the 2004 Part III Improvements which consisted of the following districts: Paving Improvement District No. 2004-880 for LaPlatte Road from Meadow Lane to approximately 160 feet south of Redwood Lane; Water District No. 2004-529 for LaPlatte Road from Meadow Lane to Plaza Boulevard; and Sewer District No. 2004-471 for LaPlatte Road from Meadow Lane to approximately 160 feet south of Redwood Lane.

 

Sealed bids for the 2004 Part III Improvements were received on Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.  The following were the bids received:

 

Bidder

Bid

BID A – SANITARY SEWER & WATER

 

Midlands Contracting, Inc., Kearney, NE

$100,380,00

General Excavating, Lincoln, NE

$101,454.00

 

 

BID B - PAVING

 

Blessing, LLC, Kearney, NE

$152,858.00

Dan Roeder Concrete, Inc., Kearney, NE

$180,674.50

 

The Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Construction Cost was $272,049.50.  The total of the low bids from Midlands Contracting, Inc and Blessing, LLC is 7% below the Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Construction Cost.  The contractors’ completion date for Bid A is June 15, 2004 with a completion date of July 15, 2004 for Bid B.

 

Kent Cordes from Miller & Associates was present to answer any questions.

 

Moved by Hadley seconded by Buschkoetter to approve the bids received for the construction of the 2004 Part III Improvements consisting of Paving Improvement District No. 2004-880 for LaPlatte Road from Meadow Lane to approximately 160 feet south of Redwood Lane, Water District No. 2004-529 for LaPlatte Road from Meadow Lane to Plaza Boulevard, and Sewer District No. 2004-471 or LaPlatte Road from Meadow Lane to approximately 160 feet south of Redwood Lane and approve Resolution No. 2004-71 awarding the bid to Midlands Contracting in the amount of $100,380.00 for Bid A (Water and Sewer) and to Blessing, LLC in the amount of $152,858.00 for Bid B (Paving).  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Buschkoetter, Hadley, Clouse, Kearney.  Nay: None.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2004-71

 

            WHEREAS, Miller & Associates and the City of Kearney have reviewed the sealed bids which were opened on April 15, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. for the 2004 Part III Improvements consisting of Paving Improvement District No. 2004-880 for LaPlatte Road from Meadow Lane to approximately 160 feet south of Redwood Lane, Water District No. 2004-529 for LaPlatte Road from Meadow Lane to Plaza Boulevard, and Sewer District No. 2004-471 or LaPlatte Road from Meadow Lane to approximately 160 feet south of Redwood Lane; and

            WHEREAS, the Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Construction Cost for the project was $272,049.50; and

WHEREAS, the said engineers have recommended the bid offered by Midlands Contracting of Kearney, Nebraska in the sum of $100,380.00 for Bid A (Water and Sewer), and Blessing LLC of Kearney, Nebraska in the sum of $152,858.00 for Bid B (Paving) 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 Midlands Contracting of Kearney, Nebraska be and is the lowest responsible bidder for the 2004 Part III Improvements consisting of Water District No. 2004-529 for LaPlatte Road from Meadow Lane to Plaza Boulevard, and Sewer District No. 2004-471 or LaPlatte Road from Meadow Lane to approximately 160 feet south of Redwood Lane to be constructed in accordance with the plans and specifications on file with the City Clerk and that the bid of Midlands Contracting of Kearney, Nebraska in the sum of $100,380.00 be and is hereby accepted for Bid A (Water and Sewer Districts).

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the President and City Council of the City of Kearney, Nebraska that the Engineers recommendation is hereby accepted and approved, that Blessing LLC of Kearney, Nebraska be and is the lowest responsible bidder for the 2004 Part III Improvements consisting of Paving Improvement District No. 2004-880 for LaPlatte Road from Meadow Lane to approximately 160 feet south of Redwood Lane, to be constructed in accordance with the plans and specifications on file with the City Clerk and that the bid of Blessing LLC of Kearney, Nebraska in the sum of $152,858.00 be and is hereby accepted for Bid B (Paving Districts).

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Construction Cost for 2004 Part III Improvements in the amount of $272,049.50 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 APRIL, 2004.

 

ATTEST:                                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

CITY CLERK

 

OPEN ACCOUNT CLAIMS -- NPPD -- $51,189.49

 

Moved by Buschkoetter seconded by Blankenship that Open Account Claims in the amount of $51,189.49 payable to NPPD be allowed.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Hadley, Kearney, Buschkoetter.  Nay: None.  Clouse abstained.  Motion carried.

 

VII.    REPORTS

 

Mayor Blankenship stated that approximately a month ago they talked about implementing a Long Term Strategic Plan process in Kearney.  The first meeting of the Long Term Strategic Plan with the consultant on that project will be on Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at the Public Library.  A number of partners involved have been invited to attend and will officially kick off this process.

 

VIII.    ADJOURN

 

Moved by Buschkoetter seconded by Kearney that Council adjourn at 7:59 p.m.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Clouse, Kearney, Buschkoetter, Hadley.  Nay: None.  Motion carried.

 

                                                                                    BRUCE L. BLANKENSHIP

                                                                                    PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR

ATTEST:

MICHAELLE E. TREMBLY

CITY CLERK