Notice of the meeting was given in 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. November 14, 2013 in the City Council Chambers of the City Auditorium. The Mayor noted the location of the Open Meetings Laws in the back of the room.
Present: Evans, Russell, and Grant.
Absent: Morgan and Bounous.
Motion by Grant, seconded by Evans to approve the minutes of the previous meeting with one correction. Ayes: Russell, Grant, and Evans.
The October Treasurer’s Report was not available from FALCO.
Motion by Evans, seconded by Grant to approve the bills. Ayes: Grant, Evans, and Russell.
Abbreviations for this legal: EX, Expense; FE, Fee; GR, Groceries; MI, Mileage; Re, Reimburse; RPT, Report; SA, Salaries; SE, Services; SU, Supplies.
EFTPS, USDA, EX, $189,610.00; CYP371, Grocery Mart, SU, $11.28; CYP372, National Crime Prev Council, SU, $105.00; EFTPS, FNBO, FE, $43.35; 41086, Sandra Farmer, SE, $75.00; 41087, Brooke Simonson, RE, $100.00; 41151, Payroll Fund, SA, $24,007.75; 41152, Alex Torres, SE, $258.00; 41153, Airport Authority, RE, $829.80; 41154, Airport Bond Savings, RE, $768.47; 41155, Booklist, SU, $147.50; 41156, Dan Bishop, RE, $320.00; 41157, Bookmarks, SU, $27.95; 41158, Demco, SU, $117.92; 41159, Fleet Services, SU, $1,048.51; 41160, Ingram, SU, $38.04; 41161, Library Petty Cash, RE, $48.72; 41162, Tracy Meyer, SE, $165.00; 41163, MicroMarketing, SU, $245.91; 41164, NWRPPD, SE, $4,395.56; 41165, POAN, FE, $135.00; 41166, Smith & King, SE, $105.00; 41167, Special Assessment BF, RE, $2,365.53; 41168, Skateboarding, SU, $16.97; 41169, USPS, SE, $78.00; 41170, Xerox, EX, $168.86; 41171, Jeff Brewer, RE, $50.00; 41172, Scott Downing, RE, $50.00; 41173, State of Nebraska, RE, $835.55; 41174, Sheridan County Treasurer, EX, $33.97; 41175, Greg’s Electric, SE, $1,552.50; 41176, Air Methods Corporations, EX, $2,451.00; EFTPS, NE Dept of Revenue, RE, $2,419.98; 41177, Alex Torres, SE, $138.00; 41178, Viaero, SE, $86.24; 41179, Payroll Fund, SA, $25,557.09; 41180, BC/BS, EX, $10,014.26; 41181, Int’l Institute of Mun Clerks, FE, $230.00; 41182, Source Gas, SE, $459.25; 41183, NE Public Health Env Lab, SE, $48.00; 41184, City of Gordon, RE, $100.00; 41185, City of Gordon, RE, $152.25; 41186, Louise Chase Alone, RE, $81.95; 41187, Lisa Ruiz, RE, $65.80; 41188, USPS, SE, $181.24; 41189, NWRPPD, SE, $69.04; 41190, Glen Spaugh, RE, $320.00; 41191, Viaero, RE, $84.76; 41192, City of Gordon, RE, $63.21; 41193, Beverly Steele, RE, $36.79; 41194, Maria Kling, RE, $320.00; 41195, Elaine Walters & GMHS, EX, $139.28; 41196, Payroll Fund, SA, $23,662.89; 41197, Petty Cash Fund, RE, $419.22. Total November Paid Bills: $294,855.39.
41199, Chris Anderson, RE, $50.00; 41200, American Water Works, FE, $295.00; 41201, Candy Allison, RE, $10.25; 41202, Alamar, SU, $57.89; 41203, Alco, SU, $8.49; 41204, Armstrong Extinguisher, SE, $960.00; 41205, American Ambulance Assoc, FE, $250.00; 41206, Dan Bishop, RE, $50.00; 41207, Bound Tree, SU, $50.94; 41208, Bluffs Sanitary Supply, SU, $38.01; 41209, The Business Connection, SU, $21.33; 41210, Jeff Brewer, RE, $50.00; 41211, City of Chadron, EX, $45.00; 41212, Customized Billing, SE, $285.00; 41213, Croell, SU, $705.22; 41214, Scott Downing, RE, $50.00; 41215, Ditch Witch, SU, $144.00; 41216, Emergency Medical Products, SU, $716.04; 41217, Terry Eaton, RE, $50.00; 41218, First National Bank of Omaha, SU, $651.79; 41219, Fyr-Tek, SE, $300.00; 41220, Fleet Services, SU, $1,378.96; 41221, First Wireless, SE, $2,029.45; 41222, Gordon Volunteer Fire Dept, RE, $800.00; 41223, Greg’s Electric, SE, $212.78; 41224, Greenamyre Contractor, SE, $2,500.00; 41225, Great Plains Communications, SE, $1,318.84; 41226, Great Western Tire, SU, $455.48; 41227, Grocery Mart, SU, $30.94; 41228, Hinn’s Auto Supply, SU, $38.93; 41229, Homestead, SU, $80.05; 41230, HD Waterworks, SU, $1,020.28; 41231, Clay Heath, RE, $50.00; 41232, Health Education Development, FE, $20.00; 41233, Insurance Fund, RE, $12,162.50; 41234, Ideal Linen, SE, $136.40; 41235, ICMA, FE, $540.80; 41236, Jonathan Johansen, RE, $50.00; 41237, Kelly Construction, SE, $2,014.68; 41238, Kustom Rock, SU, $522.00; 41239, League of NE Municipalities, EX, $350.00; 41240, FALCO, SE, $2,121.50; 41241, Loup Valley Lighting, SU, $599.75; 41242, Mid Continent, SE, $481.40; 41243, Meller Repair, SE, $92.00; 41244, Metal Products, SU, $183.00; 41245, Mid-American Benefits, EX, $105.00; 41246, Medical Claim Account, RE, $3,000.00; 41247, McLeod’s, SU, $128.78; 41248, NPPD, SE, $6,432.39; 41249, NE Total Office, SU, $32.72; 41250, NE Municipal Clerk’s Assoc, FE, $50.00; 41251, NW Pipe Fittings, SU, $1,250.99; 41252, Omaha World Herald, SU, $67.21; 41253, One Call Concepts, SE, $12.15; 41254, Powerplan, SU, $933.80; 41255, Police Chief’s Assoc of NE, FE, $30.00; 41256, Public Safety Center, SU, $274.13; 41257, Police Officer’s Assoc of NE, SU, $38.25; 41258, Pests Go, SE, $85.00; 41259, Shane Pascale, RE, $50.00; 41260, Quill, SU, $78.04; 41261, Respond First Aid Systems, SU, $102.97; 41262, Sides & Milburn, SE, $935.06; 41263, Super Foods, SU, $33.51; 41264, Sirchie, SU, $169.32; 41265, Sheridan County Journal, SE, $285.19; 41266, Smith King & Simmons, SE, $350.00; 41267, S & L Gas, SU, $2,176.77; 41268, True Value, SU, $1,043.41; 41269, USA Bluebook, SU, $185.27; 41270, Ken Ward, RE, $50.00; 41271, Westco, SU, $2,241.24; 41272, Water Reserve USDA, RE, $1,600.00; 41273, Wreck A Mended, SE, $434.52; 41274, Water System Impr Project, EX, $15,800.00; 41275, Barb Winter, MI, $172.89; 41276, Weathercraft Roofing, SE, $344.00; 41277, Xerox, EX, $527.18. Total November Unpaid Bills: $72,998.49. Total November Paid Bills: $294,855.39. Total November Bills: $367,853.88.
Motion by Evans, seconded by Grant to approve Laveta Edwards request to allow King Pin Lanes to sell alcohol on Sunday February 2, 2014 for Travel League. Originally, Crawford was to host Travel League on this date, but due to the extensive damage their bowling alley received in the October blizzard, it is necessary for King Pin Lanes to host this day. Ayes: Evans, Russell, and Grant.
Jim Smith was unable to attend November’s meeting. He will be on the agenda for the December 12, 2013 meeting to review the Perpetual Care report.
Enter Vice-Mayor Morgan.
City Manager Fred Hlava updated council on the progress of the Skate Park project. City crews have completed the installation of the fence surrounding the park with the exception of the arch way. The trees will arrive Monday and will be planted that day. The city has received positive feedback concerning the park and it is being utilized by both the youth and adults of the area. City Manager Fred Hlava stated that he feels it will be a great asset to the community.
City officials were notified that the city’s current workmen’s compensation insurance carrier will no longer include the Volunteer Fire Department or the Volunteer Rescue Squad on the current workmen’s compensation insurance policy. They will continue to carry city employees, however. It is now required for the volunteers to go into an insurance pool for this coverage. City Manager Fred Hlava is currently working with the fireman and rescue squad to make this transition.
The Nebraska Aeronautics Commission recently made available funds to assist with current capital improvement projects at Nebraska airports. City Manager Fred Hlava traveled to Lincoln to present the city’s request for funding for the Runway Improvement Project. Based on the level of need due to safety concerns, the NE Aeronautics Commission has awarded Gordon with funding to be used for the Runway Renovation Project at the Gordon Municipal Airport.
The Nebraska Department of Roads has announced a Safe Routes Nebraska grant. The grant is to be used to provide safe routes to school for Kindergarten through 8th grade students. The city will need to file their intent to apply by December 21, 2013 and the final grant application will be due January 14, 2014. Motion by Morgan, seconded by Grant to allow the city manager to proceed with the grant application. Ayes: Morgan, Russell, Grant, and Evans. This grant will move through the process very quickly and will need to have documents signed on a very short notice. To facilitate this process, motion by Morgan, seconded by Grant to authorize City Manager Fred Hlava sign any and all documents necessary to move the grant forward. Ayes: Russell, Grant, Evans, and Morgan.
Council was given several FYI items including a letter from Patrina Fredrickson, decedent of the Wayland Park benefactors, Regional West Medical Center cost cuts, information on the current Senate race, NPPD Energy Wise tip, the September PACE financials, and the October police statistics. Also included in the FYI items was an increase in funding for the WING program.
Motion by Grant, seconded by Morgan to go into executive session at 6:45 to discuss real estate negotiations. Ayes: Grant, Evans, Morgan, and Russell.
The Council reconvened in regular session at 6:55. With no further business, motion by Evans, seconded by Grant to adjourn. Ayes: Evans, Morgan, Russell, and Grant.
/s/ Kim Buchan
/s/ Nancy I Russell
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 November 14, 2013; 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 were written from 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
Published: November 20, 2013