Special Meeting Minutes City of Gordon, February 21, 2014

Notice of the special meeting was given in advance by posting in three public places on February 20, 2014. A copy of this notice is available at the City Office. Agendas of the meeting were simultaneously given to the Mayor and all members of the Council. All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

A special meeting of the City Council of the City of Gordon was called by City Manager Fred Hlava to address Resolution 2014-03. The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m., February 21, 2014 in the Council chambers of the City Auditorium. The Mayor noted the location of the Open Meetings poster in the back of the room. The only agenda item for this meeting was Resolution 2014-03. All information relevant to the Safe Routes Nebraska application was open for review.

Present: Grant, Russell, and Morgan.

Absent: Evans and Bounous.

Motion by Morgan, seconded by Grant, to approve Resolution 2014-03. Ayes: Grant, Russell, and Morgan.

RESOLUTION 2014-03

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GORDON:

WHEREAS, THE CITY OF GORDON, NEBRASKA, proposed to apply for assistance from the SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM for the purpose of improving crosswalk intersections, ADA accessibility, creating/improving sidewalk routes and pathways, and

WHEREAS, THE CITY OF GORDON, NEBRASKA understands that property right-of-way may be necessary for completion of proposed project. The City of Gordon also understands that it may be necessary to acquire such property by condemnation which is defined as the legal process by which a governmental body exercises its right of “eminent domain” to acquire private property for public use. Condemnation includes a resolution of public need, an offer to purchase, and, if a negotiated purchase is not possible, then condemnation suit.

WHEREAS, the proposed application and potential need to use condemnation to acquire property rights-of-way were made available for public review at a properly announced meeting of the City Council of the City of Gordon.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GORDON, that the CITY OF GORDON applies for assistance from the Safe Routes to School Program for the purpose of improving crosswalk intersections, ADA accessibility, creating/improving sidewalk routes and pathways.

Passed and approved this 21st day of February, 2014.

/s/ Nancy I Russell

Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ Kim Buchan

City Clerk

Motion by Grant, seconded by Morgan to adjourn at 3:15 pm. Ayes: Russell, Morgan, and Grant.

/s/ Kim Buchan

City Clerk

/s/ Nancy I Russell 

Mayor

I, the undersigned, City clerk for the City of Gordon, Nebraska hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the proceedings had and done by the Mayor and Council on February 21, 2014; that all of the subjects included in the foregoing proceedings were contained in the agenda for the meeting, kept continuously current and available for inspection at the office of the City Clerk; that such subjects were contained in said minutes of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gordon from which the foregoing proceedings have been extracted were in written form and available for public inspection within ten working days and prior to the next convened meeting of said body; that all news media requesting notification of the time and place of said meeting and the subjects to be discussed at said meeting.

/s/ Kim Buchan

City Clerk

Published: March 19, 2014