Gordon City Council Minutes June 9, 2016

June 9, 2016

 

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., June 9, 2016, 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: Evans, Morgan, Russell, Grant, and Bounous.

Absent: No one.

 

Motion by Morgan, seconded by Evans to approve the minutes of the May 12, 2016 meeting. Ayes: Morgan, Russell, Grant, Bounous, and Evans.

 

Motion by Bounous, seconded by Morgan to approve the April 2016 Treasurer’s Report. Ayes: Russell, Grant, Bounous, Evans, and Morgan.

 

The May 2016 Treasurer’s Report was not available.

 

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

 

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

$128.65

EFTPS

NE Department of Revenue

RE

$2,172.62

44435

Airport Authority

RE

$3,045.92

44436

Airport Bond Savings

RE

$3,708.06

44437

Amazon.com

SU

$176.99

44438

BC/BS

EX

$12,435.66

44439

Calvin Collins

RE

$116.00

44440

First National Bank

EX

$7,496.11

44441

First National Bank

EX

$9,895.72

44442

Cengage

SU

$306.92

44443

Ryan Gehrt

RE

$50.00

44444

Library Petty Cash

RE

$48.91

44445

NWRPPD

SE

$2,849.29

44446

OCLC

SE

$99.73

44447

Rachael Price

MI

$104.34

44448

Robby Rhembrandt

SE

$232.00

44449

Real Simple

SU

$20.00

44450

Reader's Digest

SU

$16.98

44451

Special Assessment Bond Fund

RE

$6,095.49

44452

Xerox

EX

$220.41

44453

GVFD

RE

$900.00

44454

Payroll Fund

SA

$30,763.37

44455

Ted Zyweic

RE

$100.00

44456

DAK Generator Services

SE

$1,200.00

44457

Clay Heath

MI

$149.50

44458

Madison National Life

EX

$64.34

44459

PP Care Fund

RE

$200.00

44460

Source Gas

SE

$735.45

44461

Sheridan County Clerk

FE

$16.00

44462

Viaero

SE

$158.95

44463

USPS

SE

$175.52

44464

Verizon

SE

$40.01

44465

Performance Plus Insulation

SE

$12,000.00

44466

Payroll Fund

SA

$35,024.75

44467

CLIA Lab Program

FE

$150.00

 

 

 

 

 

Total June Paid Bills

$130,897.69

 

 

 

 

UNPAID BILLS

44468

Action Communications

SE

$965.00

44469

Adam Wackler

RE

$50.00

44470

American Chamber Commerce

SU

$260.00

44471

Arnold Pool Co

SU

$347.80

44472

Baker & Associates

SE

$2,430.00

44473

BC Tire Service

SE

$160.00

44474

Chris Anderson

RE

$50.00

44475

Chris Burdine

RE

$50.00

44476

City of Chadron

EX

$45.00

44477

Clay Heath

RE

$50.00

44478

Customized Billing

SE

$255.00

44479

Dan Bishop

RE

$50.00

44480

Daylan Black Calf

RE

$50.00

44481

Diamond Vogel

SU

$805.35

44482

JD Financial

SU

$382.92

44483

Farmer's Coop

SU

$67.80

44484

First National Bank of Omaha

SU

$1,050.09

44485

Gardner, Loutzenhiser, & Ryan

SE

$630.00

44486

General Fund Money Market

EX

$2,000.00

44487

Gordon Memorial Health

SE

$25.00

44488

Gordon Vision Center

SU

$433.00

44489

Great Plains Communications

SE

$1,500.32

44490

Hawkins

SU

$2,752.06

44491

Hills Materials

SU

$2,907.42

44492

Hillyard

SU

$764.63

44493

Hinn's Auto Supply

SU

$913.15

44494

Husker Auto Parts

SU

$66.88

44495

Ideal Linen

SE

$116.00

44496

Jeff Brewer

RE

$50.00

44497

Jim Deines

SE

$105.00

44498

Johnson Hardware Co

SU

$30.38

44499

Ken Ward

RE

$50.00

44500

LMN - Utilitlies Section

FE

$80.00

44501

Lynn Peavey Co

SU

$16.05

44502

McNally Law Office

SE

$255.00

44503

Modern Marketing

SU

$169.92

44504

Municipal Code Services

SE

$400.00

44505

Nat'l Assoc SRO's

FE

$40.00

44506

NE Environmental Products

SU

$89.73

44507

NE Law Enforcement Training

SE

$50.00

44508

NE Public Health Env Lab

SE

$48.00

44509

NPPD

SE

$6,548.93

44510

NE Total Office

SU

$32.72

44511

Networkfleet, Inc

SE

$106.98

44512

NW Community Action

SE

$107.00

44513

NW Pipe Fittings

SU

$3,151.67

44514

One-Call Concepts

SE

$40.02

44515

Otte Feeds

SU

$26.00

44516

PADD

SE

$1,800.00

44517

Petersen Seeds

SU

$123.50

44518

Petty Cash

RE

$181.08

44519

Phillip Harris

RE

$50.00

44520

Powerplan

SU

$146.11

44521

Public Safety Center

SU

$99.96

44522

Respond 1st Aid

SU

$320.43

44523

Ryan Gehrt

RE

$50.00

44524

S & L

SU

$1,123.54

44525

Sasse Vet Clinic

RE

$10.00

44526

Scott Downing

RE

$50.00

44527

Shane Pascale

RE

$50.00

44528

Sheridan County Journal

SE

$523.56

44529

Smith King & Simmons

SE

$350.00

44530

Stan Houston Equip Co

SE

$2,250.00

44531

Stockmen's Drug

SU

$21.63

44532

Superfoods

SU

$23.80

44533

The Business Connection

SU

$32.25

44534

The Star Herald

SU

$156.00

44535

True Value

SU

$636.27

44536

USPS

SE

$262.00

44537

Water Reserve USDA

RE

$1,716.00

44538

Water System Impr Project

EX

$15,800.00

44539

Westco

SU

$678.67

44540

Barb Winter

SE

$15.00

44541

Wreck A Mended

SE

$254.00

44542

Xerox

EX

$591.25

 

 

 

 

 

Total June Unpaid Bills

$57,889.87

 

Total June Paid Bills

$130,897.69

 

Total June Bills

$188,787.56

 

Casey Slama, representing the Gordon Youth Baseball Softball Association (GYBSA) and the Gordon/Rushville Regulators, was present at the meeting to update council on the association’s efforts to obtain funding for the renovation of the Kiwanis and McCarthy fields. The renovation at the Kiwanis field will involve a complete overhaul of the infield. The estimated cost for both projects is $120,000. GYSBA has applied for a Major League Baseball grant, and will be notified in the next weeks if they have received it, but the association has hired a grant writer to research other funding possibilities. Mr. Slama stressed his opinion on the importance of the baseball and softball programs and GYBSA’s commitment to revitalizing the programs.

 

The public hearing on the rezoning of Lot 3, Block 1, Bartos Addition, Gordon, Nebraska from the C-2 Highway Business District to the C-3 Traveler Services District was opened at 6:12 pm. Conduct of the meeting was turned over to hearing officer Jacob Sheridan. City officials have received no written or oral comment prior to the meeting. Mr. Sheridan asked those in attendance to the public hearing for comment, and with no one offering comment for or in opposition to the proposed zoning change, the public hearing was closed at 6:14 pm. Conduct of the meeting was turned back to Mayor Russell. City Manager Jacob Sheridan explained that Steve Ledgerwood, owner of Highway Express, has purchased Lot 3, Block 1, Bartos Addition with plans to build a new building to house his business. The lot his business currently sits on is zoned C-3 and the newly purchased lot is C-2. Mr. Ledgerwood has made application to the city council to rezone Lot 3, so that the entirety of his business will be zoned the same. The Gordon Planning Commission voted at their May 19, 2016 meeting to recommend to the City Council that the rezoning application submitted by Mr. Ledgerwood be approved. Motion by Evans, seconded by Morgan to pass Ordinance 1161. Ayes: Bounous, Evans, Morgan, Russell, and Grant.

 

CITY OF GORDON, NEBRASKA

ORDINANCE NO. 1161

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF GORDON, NEBRASKA TO REZONE THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOT 3, BLOCK 1, BARTOS ADDITION TO GORDON, NEBRASKA FROM THE C-2 HIGHWAY BUSINESS DISTRICT TO C-3 TRAVELER SERVICES DISTRICT.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GORDON, NEBRASKA:

 

Section 1: Upon a public hearing, duly noticed and held on May 19, 2016, before the Planning Commission of the City of Gordon, Nebraska, the Planning Commission has recommended the City of Gordon, Nebraska approve the application of Steve Ledgerwood for the rezoning of Lot 3, Block 1, Bartos Addition to Gordon, Nebraska from the C-2 Highway Business District to the C-3 Traveler Services District.

 

Section 2. The Zoning Map of the City of Gordon, Nebraska is hereby amended to rezone

Lot 3, Block 1, Bartos Addition to Gordon, Nebraska from the C-2 Highway Business District to the C-3 Traveler Services District. A copy of the Zoning Map, as amended, is attached hereto and incorporated herein by this reference.

 

Section 3. This ordinance and the amended of the Zoning Map, heretofore described, shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passaged approval and publication as required by law.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED this 9th day of June, 2016.

CITY OF GORDON, NEBRASKA

 

___/s/ Nancy Russell______________

NANCY RUSSELL, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__/s/ Kim Buchan______________

Kim Buchan, City Clerk

Motion by Grant, seconded by Evans to waive second and third readings of Ordinance 1161. Ayes: Evans, Morgan, Russell, Grant, and Bounous.

 

Representatives from the Gordon Rural Fire Department were present at the meeting to discuss with council the Fire Pack insurance that is jointly held by the Gordon Volunteer Fire Department and the Gordon Rural Fire Department. At the Gordon Rural Fire Department meeting held on Wednesday, June 8, the members voted to move their insurance from Strong Insurance to Security First Insurance in Rushville, and to have Becky Haller be their agent. The only change would be the agent, the company currently providing the insurance, Continental Western, would remain the same. The Gordon Rural Fire Department cited dissatisfaction with the current agent and felt that Becky Haller may have a better knowledge base concerning this type of insurance due to her experience with the Rushville Rescue Squad and Fire Department. Councilman Evans addressed the members of the Rural Fire Department asking them to give specific reasons for their dissatisfaction, with no one responding to his question. Dean Strong, Strong Insurance, stated to council that his company had vast experience and he had been serving the City of Gordon for over 40 years with no past complaints. He also felt that as a City of Gordon taxpayer, it was irresponsible to take Gordon tax dollars out of the city. Due to the complexity of the issue and needed information that wasn’t available, motion by Bounous, seconded by Morgan to table the agenda item regarding the Fire Pack insurance until the July meeting. Ayes: Morgan, Russell, Grant, Bounous, and Evans.

 

Ordinance 1159 – Automotive Sales was tabled at the May 2016 meeting. After some consideration of the comments made by council at that meeting regarding this ordinance, City Manager Jacob Sheridan recommended to council that this ordinance be tabled indefinitely and revisited if issues regarding automotive sales arise. Motion by Evans, seconded by Grant to indefinitely table Ordinance 1159. Ayes: Russell, Grant, Bounous, Evans, and Morgan.

 

City Manager Jacob Sheridan gave council an update on the Lift Station generator. The city received two bids for the generator, the lowest being $51,563 for a Gernerac the other $55,803 for a Cummins. Utility Superintendent Mike Winter and City Manager Jacob Sheridan consulted with the city engineer, Baker and Associates regarding which bid to accept, and the decision was made to purchase the Generac generator from Midwest Engines, Hastings, NE and it will be installed by Triangle Electric of Alliance, NE. The original generator that was rented has been returned as Triangle Electric offered to rent the city a generator for a total fee of $1,000 for the approximate 8-10 weeks it will take to receive the new generator.

 

Motion by Evans, seconded by Morgan to approve the application of Tim Belsky to the Gordon Volunteer Rescue Squad and to thank him for his volunteer service. Ayes: Grant, Bounous, Evans, Morgan, and Russell.

 

Motion by Bounous, seconded by Morgan to go into executive session at 6:39 pm for the purpose of litigation negotiations. Ayes: Bounous, Evans, Morgan, Russell, and Grant.

 

Council reconvened in regular session at 6:50 pm. With no further business, motion by Bounous, seconded by Evans to adjourn. Ayes: Evans, Morgan, Russell, Grant, and Bounous.

_____/s/Kim Buchan__________ _____/s/ Nancy I Russell___

City Clerk 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 c\done by the Mayor and Council on June 9, 2016; 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