Gordon City Council Minutes October 8, 2015

Notice of the meeting was given to advance by publication in the Sheridan County Journal Star, the designated method for giving notice as shown by the affidavit of publication on file in the City Clerk’s 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 meeting of the City Council of the City of Gordon was called to order at 6:00 p.m., October 8, 2015 in the Council Chambers of the City Auditorium.  The Mayor noted the location of the Open Meetings Laws poster in the back of the room.

Present:  Grant, Evans, Morgan, and Russell.

Absent:  Bounous.

Motion by Grant, seconded by Morgan to approve the minutes of the September 10, 2015 meeting.  Ayes: Morgan, Russell, and Grant.

The September Treasurer’s Report was not available from FALCO.

Enter Councilman Evans.

Motion by Morgan, seconded by Grant to approve the bills.  Ayes: Russell, Grant, Evans, and Morgan.

Abbreviations for the legal:  EX, Expense; FE, Fee; GR, Groceries; MI, Mileage; RE, Reimbursement; RPT, Report; SA, Salaries; SE, Services; SU, Supplies.

PAID BILLS

EFTPS, FNBO, FE,$52.05; EFTPS, NE Dept of Revenue, RE, $2,528.16; RS1115, Superfoods, SU, $28.99; 43654, Payroll Fund, SA, $28,577.63; 43655, Landscape Structures, EX, $83,950.00; 43656, Alex Torres, SE, $182.0043657, NE State Historical Society, FE, $40.0043658, Airport Authority, RE, $2,345.7443659, Airport Bond Savings, RE, $3,037.3743660, Amazon.com, SU, $18.1043661, Glamour, SU, $16.0043662, Greg’s Electric, SE, $297.9843663, Ingram, SU, $21.3843664, Library Petty Cash, RE, $49.7643665, Mother Earth News, SU, $17.0043666, Nat Geo Kids, SU, $19.9543667, Rachael Price, MI, $68.8243668, Ranger Rick, SU, $19.9543669, Redbook, SU, $8.0043670, Special Assessment BF, RE, $3,963.1843671, Shape, SU, $17.9743672, Taste of Home, SU, $10.0043673, Vogue, SU, $28.00; 43674, Woman’s Day, SU, $6.25; 43675, Productivity Plus, SU, $1,059.27; 43676, Fleet Services, SU, $843.09; 43677, Greenamyre Contractor, SE, $3,600.00; 43678, Hills Materials, SU, $12,959.10; 43679, Topkote, SU, $10,902.80; 43680, The Cornhusker, SE, $543.96; 43681, LNM, FE, $469.00; 43682, Alex Torres, SE, $156.00; 43683, Viaero, SE, $112.13; 43684, Payroll Fund, SA, $34,588.32; 43685, BC/BS, EX, $9,758.18; 43686, Ed Carlin, FE, $3,646.10; 43687, National Insurance, EX, $45.19; 43688, Source Gas, SE, $230.11; 43689, Alex Torres, SE, $78.00; 43690, USPS, SE, $187.40; 43691, GR Public Schools, RE, $2,240.00. Total October Paid Bills: $206,722.93.

UNPAID BILLS

43695, QLT, SE, $19.55; 43696, B&T Laserwash, SE, $200.00; 43697, Dan Bishop, RE, $50.00; 43698, The Business Connection, SU, $40.46; 43699, Jeff Brewer, RE, $50.00; 43700, City of Chadron, EX, $45.00; 43701, Customized Billing, SE, $210.00; 43702, Scott Downing, RE, $50.00; 43703, Emergency Medical Products, SU, $291.20; 43704, First National Bank of Omaha, SU, $966.13; 43705, JD Financial, SU, $412.01; 43706, Farmer’s Coop, SU, $341.80; 43707, GMHS, SE, $113.42; 43708, Great Plains Communications, SE, $1,402.14; 43709, Grocery Mart, SU, $1.25; 43710, The Glass Wizard, SE, $189.25; 43711, Hinn’s Auto Supply, SU, $165.91; 43712, Homestead, SU, $195.30; 43713, Hawkins, SU, $1,070.35; 43714, Husker Auto, SU, $84.19; 43715, HD Supply Waterworks, SU, $1,464.46; 43716, Clay Heath, RE, $50.00; 43717, Insurance Fund, RE, $14,859.17; 43718, Ideal Linen, SE, $151.21; 43719, Int’l Inst Municipal Clerks, FE, $250.00; 43720, Kone, SE, $6,149.98; 43721, FALCO, SE, $2,465.20; 43722, Municipal Supply, SU, $557.01; 43723, Wayne Muirhead, SE, $150.00; 43724, Municipal Chemical Supply, SU, $480.00; 43725, NPPD, SE, $9,170.02; 43726, NE Total Office, SU, $177.47; 43727, NW Community Action, SE, $107.00; 43728, NCMA, FE, $100.00; 43729, One-Call Concepts, SE, $16.15; 43730, Petty Cash, RE, $260.96; 43731, Jean Parker, SE, $125.00; 43732, Shane Pascale, RE, $50.00; 43733, Joe Peters Roofing, SE, $5,821.85; 43734, Respond 1st Aid, SU, $58.05; 43735, Source Gas, SE, $343.15; 43736, NE Public Health Env Lab, SE, $285.00; 43737, Sides & Milburn, SE, $305.94; 43738, Superfoods, SU, $299.55; 43739, Smith King & Simmons, SE, $590.00; 43740, Sasse Animal Clinic, SU, $15.00; 43741, S & L, SU, $794.73; 43742, True Value, SU, $1,611.23; 43743, USPS, SE, $88.00; 43744, Ken Ward, RE, $50.00; 43745, Westco, SU, $488.07; 43746, Water Reserve USDA, RE, $1,716.00; 43747, Western Sprayers, SU, $457.50; 43748, Water System Impr Project, EX, $15,800.00; 43749, Adam Wackler, RE, $50.00; 43750, Xerox, EX, $614.44. Total October Unpaid Bills: $71,870.10.

Total October Paid Bills: $206,722.93.

Total October Bills: $278,593.03.

Motion by Grant, seconded by Evans to appoint City Manager Jacob Sheridan as the primary representative to Solid Waste Agency of Northwest Nebraska (SWANN). He replaces retired City Manager Fred Hlava. Ayes: Grant, Evans, Morgan and Russell.

Motion by Morgan, seconded by Grant to appoint City Manager Jacob Sheridan as the primary representative to the Public Alliance for Community Energy ((P)ACE) board. He replaces retired City Manager Fred Hlava. Ayes: Evans, Morgan, Russell, and Grant.

Motion by Morgan, seconded by Grant to appoint City Manager Jacob Sheridan as the primary representative to the Panhandle Area Development District (PADD) board. He replaces retired City Manager Fred Hlava. Ayes: Morgan, Russell, Grant, and Evans.

Motion by Evans, seconded by Grant to approve Rena Reizenstein’s request for the Sheridan Lounge to have extended liquor sale hours on Thursday, December 31, 2015. Her request is to remain open until 2:00 am for off and on-sale liquor. Ayes: Russell, Grant, Evans, and Morgan.

Motion by Evans, seconded by Morgan to accept the Perpetual Care Report for fiscal year 2014-2015 as presented. Ayes: Grant, Evans, Morgan, and Russell.

City Manager Jacob Sheridan attended the League of Nebraska Municipalities Annual Conference last week. He thanked council for the opportunity and felt that the sessions offered were very informative and was well worth attending.

Motion by Morgan, seconded by Grant to approve the Gordon Volunteer Fire Department Roster as presented and to thank them for all of their hours of volunteer service. Ayes: Evans, Morgan, Russell, and Grant.

Council and City Administration have received numerous positive comments about the new playground equipment in Winship Park. The city is still waiting on two missing sections of the border and the replacement ladder that was damaged twice in shipping. Council is thrilled with the number of people utilizing this equipment and thanks all of the volunteers who donated their time and talents to install it.

City Manager Jacob Sheridan and City Clerk Kim Buchan reviewed with council the implementation of the newly passed ordinance regarding delinquent utility account procedures. Also reviewed was the need for an increase in the reconnect fee for customers disconnected for nonpayment. Council will be given a resolution at the next meeting addressing this issue.

Motion by Evans, seconded by Grant to pass Resolution 2015-14. Ayes: Morgan, Russell, Grant, and Evans.

RESOLUTION 2015-14

APPOINTMENT OF MICHAEL D WINTER AS STREET SUPERINTENDENT FOR THE CITY OF GORDON, NEBRASKA.

WHEREAS, the governing body of the City of Gordon determined the need to appoint a Street Superintendent to have general charge, direction and control of all work on streets, sidewalks, culverts and bridges of the City of Gordon, and

WHEREAS, the City of Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska established by ordinance the position of Street Superintendent, codified in Chapter I Civil Administration, Article II, Section 1-211 of the Municipal Code Book, and

WHEREAS, the duties of the Street Superintendent are set forth by City of Gordon Ordinance and Laws pursuant to the State of Nebraska,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the governing body of the City of Gordon, Nebraska, that Michael D Winter be appointed as City of Gordon Street Superintendent for the City of Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 8th day of October, 2015.

/s/ Nancy I Russell

Mayor

Attest:  /s/ Kim Buchan

City Clerk

Chief Jeff Brewer has agreed to accept the position of School Resource Officer pending the replacement of him as Chief of Police. The listing for this job has been posted.

Council was given two FYI items – the September police statistics and information on a Western Nebraska Economic Development Corporation that is being formed.

Motion by Grant, seconded by Morgan to adjourn at 6:20 pm.  Ayes:  Russell, Grant, Evans, and Morgan.

/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 October 8, 2015; 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: October 14, 2015