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Kearney, Nebraska

November 5, 2004

8:00 a.m.


A special meeting of the Citizens Advisory Committee and the City Council of Kearney, Nebraska, was convened in open and public session at 8:00 a.m. on November 5, 2004, in Meeting Rooms 101 and 102 at the Holiday Inn, 301 South 2nd Avenue.  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.  Citizens Advisory Committee present: Tom Henning, Pete Kotsiopulos, Janice Wiebusch, Janet Fox, Ben Homan, and Bruce Lear.  G. Allen Johnson, City Manager; and Julie Steffensmeier, Administrative Assistant were also present.  Some of the citizens present in the audience included: Mike Konz, Todd Gottula both from Kearney Hub; and Julie Hong from 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.




The City Council met in Room 101 and the Citizens Advisory Committee met in Room 102. Interviews were conducted with Doug Clark, Steve Crowell, Michael Morgan, and John Prescott. Interviews were conducted as follows:



City Council

Citizens Advisory Committee


8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.


Mike Morgan


Steve Crowell

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

John Prescott

Doug Clark

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Doug Clark

Mike Morgan

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.



1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Steve Crowell

John Prescott




Moved by Buschkoetter seconded by Hadley that Council, along with the Citizens Advisory Committee, adjourn into executive session at 3:10 p.m. on November 5, 2004 for the protection of the public interest and specifically for the discussion of personnel matters.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Buschkoetter, Kearney, Hadley, Clouse.  Nay: None.  Motion carried.


The Citizens Advisory Committee left the meeting at 3:47 p.m.


Moved by Kearney seconded by Clouse that Council reconvene in regular session at 4:05 p.m. on November 5, 2004.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Kearney, Hadley, Clouse, Buschkoetter.  Nay: None.  Motion carried.




Moved by Hadley seconded by Clouse that Council adjourn at 4:06 p.m.  Roll call resulted as follows:  Aye: Blankenship, Hadley, Clouse, Kearney, Buschkoetter.  Nay: None.  Motion carried.


                                                                                    BRUCE L. BLANKENSHIP

                                                                                    PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

                                                                                    AND EX-OFFICIO MAYOR