Gordon City Council Minutes February 13, 2014

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 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 by Mayor Russell at 6:00 p.m., February 13, 2014 in the Council Chambers of the City Auditorium.  She noted the location of the Open Meetings Laws in the back of the room.

Present: Bounous, Evans, Morgan, Russell, and Grant.

Absent: No one. 

Motion by Bounous, seconded by Grant to approve the minutes of the January 9, 2014 meeting.  Ayes:  Evans, Morgan, Russell, Grant, and Bounous.

Motion by Bounous, seconded by Morgan, to approve the December 2013 treasurer’s report. Ayes: Morgan, Russell, Grant, Bounous, and Evans.

Motion by Bounous, seconded by Grant to approve the January’s treasurer’s report.  Ayes:  Russell, Grant, Bounous, Evans, and Morgan.

Motion by Bounous, seconded by Evans to approve the bills.  Ayes:  Grant, Bounous, Evans, Morgan, 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, FNBO, FE, $43.25; EFTPS, NE Dept of Revenue, RE, $1,959.81; EFTPS, JP Morgan Chase, EX, $1,012.50; EFTPS, JP Morgan Chase, EX, $20,020.00; RS1084, Rob Menacher, RE, $48.06; RS1085, Grocery Mart, SU, $73.69; RS1086, Alco, SU, $466.31; RS1087, Ambulance/Overmass MM, RE, $18,100.00; 41455, Sandra Farmer, SE, $55.00; 41456, Fleet Services, SU, $621.01; 41457, Feld Fire, SU, $255.94; 41458, Homestead, SU, $120.00; 41459, NE UC Fund, RE, $15.79; 41460, One-Call Concepts, SE, $7.70; 41461, Perpetual Care Fund, RE, $150.00; 41462, Sheridan County Clerk, FE, $16.00; 41463, Viaero, SE, $85.64; 41464, Payroll Fund, SA, $21,124.13; 41465, Airport Authority, RE, $349.28; 41466, Airport Bond Savings, RE, $560.62; 41467, Arthritis Today, SU, $12.95; 41468, Air Med Care Network, EX, $1,140.00; 41469, Better Homes, SU, $20.00; 41470, Cosmo, SU, $27.97; 41471, Country Living, SU, $26.97; 41472, Ingram, SU, $60.37; 41473, Husker Illustrated, SU, $59.95; 41474, Library Petty Cash, RE, $47.37; 41475, Micro Marketing, SU, $26.64; 41476, NWRPPD, SE, $3,781.07; 41477, Perpetual Care Fund, RE, $200.00; 41478, Popular Science, SU, $11.97; 41479, Sheridan County Clerk, FE, $16.00; 41480, Seventeen, SU, $14.97; 41481, Special Assessment BF, RE, $1,725.96; 41482, City of Gordon, RE, $175.37; 41483, WCHR, RE, $4.63; 41484, GMHS, SE, $413.00; 41485, USPS, SE, $185.94; 41486, BC/BS, EX, $10,014.26; 41487, NWRPPD, SE, $242.42; 41488, NE Env Products, FE, $130.00; 41489, Source Gas, SE, $2,987.23; 41490, NE Public Health Env Lab, SE, $494.00; 41491, Viaero, SE, $84.80; 41492, Payroll Fund, SA, $21,635.42; 41493, Air Methods Corp, EX, $1,737.00; 41494, Air Methods Corp, EX, $99.00; 41495, Glen Spaugh, RE, $320.00; 41496, Insurance Fund, EX, $15,000.00; CYP373, Turner Youth Money Market, EX, $2,805.86; TY013, Gordon/Rushville Public School, EX, $5,558.46; 41497, Sheridan County Clerk, FE, $30.00.

Total February Paid Bills $134,174.31.


41498, Chris Anderson, RE, $50.00; 41499, Candy Allison, RE, $14.99; 41500, Alamar, SU, $716.80; 41501, Baker & Associates, SE, $822.55; 41502, Dan Bishop, RE, $50.00; 41503, Bound Tree, SU, $77.19; 41504, Jeff Brewer, RE, $50.00; 41505, Barco, SU, $247.60; 41506, City of Chadron, EX, $45.00; 41507, Customized Billing, SE, $405.00; 41508, Chamber of Commerce, FE, $275.00; 41509, Scott Downing, RE, $50.00; 41510, Terry Eaton, RE, $50.00; 41511, First National Bank of Omaha, SU, $807.73; 41512, JD Financial, SU, $219.15; 41513, Farmer’s Coop, SU, $109.18; 41514, Fleet Services, SU, $755.40; 41515, Gordon Memorial Health Services, SE, $266.50; 41516, Great Plains Communications, SE, $1,296.51; 41517, Great Western Tire, SU, $99.39; 41518, Grocery Mart, SU, $25.31; 41519, Hinn’s Auto Supply, SU, $909.07; 41520, Homestead, SU, $9.54; 41521, Husker Auto Parts, SU, $267.52; 41522, Clay Heath, RE, $50.00; 41523, Insurance Fund, RE, $12,162.50; 41524, Image Trend, SE, $250.00; 41525, Ideal Linen, SE, $102.45; 41526, Jonathan Johansen, RE, $50.00; 41527, Kone Inc, SU, $647.94; 41528, FALCO, SE, $830.00; 41529, Law Enforcement Systems, SU, $116.00; 41530, Modern Marketing, SU, $132.89; 41531, Midwest Radar, SU, $120.00; 41532, Mid-American Benefits, EX, $105.00; 41533, NPPD, SE, $7,380.17; 41534, NE Total Office, SU, $9.87; 41535, Nat’l Assoc of Chiefs of Police, FE, $60.00; 41536, NE Rural Water, SE, $75.00; 41537, NE Environmental Products, SU, $318.00; 41538, Neutron, SU, $146.64; 41539, Otte Feeds, SU, $26.00; 41540, Omaha World Herald, SU, $70.85; 41541, One-Call Concepts, SE, $3.70; 41542, Jean Parker, SE, $25.00; 41543, Shane Pascale, RE, $50.00; 41544, Pavement Repair & Supplies, SU, $1,156.00; 41545, Pollardwater.com, SU, $267.59; 41546, Respond First Aid Systems, SU, $159.90; 41547, Superfoods, SU, $36.59; 41548, Sheridan County Journal, SE, $350.69; 41549, Toni Siders, SE, $160.00; 41550, Smith King & Simmons, SE, $545.00; 41551, S & L Gas, SU, $1,522.34; 41552, True Value, SU, $857.59; 41553, US Welding, SU, $292.70; 41554, Ken Ward, RE, $50.00; 41555, Westco, SU, $650.11; 41556, Water Reserve USDA, RE, $1,600.00; 41557, Water System Impr Project, EX, $15,800.00; 41558, Winter Sewing, SE, $24.00; 41559, Xerox, EX, $555.09.

Total February Unpaid Bills $54,379.04.

Total February Paid Bills $134,174.31.

Total February Bills $188,553.35.

Jesse Vrooman from Casey Peterson & Associates of Rapid City presented to council the audit report for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Jesse Vrooman stated to council that there were no problems or non-compliance issues to report. He felt that the City of Gordon’s fiscal health was typical of municipalities of the same size, and that management was working to insure the continued fiscal growth of the city. Mr. Vrooman stated that it was a good audit and thanked all of the City Administration staff for their cooperation. Motion by Evans, seconded by Bounous to accept the 2012-2013 fiscal year audit report. Ayes: Evans, Morgan, Russell, Grant, and Bounous.

A public hearing was held on the one and six year street improvement plan.  The hearing was turned over to the hearing officer, Fred Hlava.  There were no comments oral or written presented at the hearing or comments from the general public.  The meeting was turned back over to the Mayor.  Motion by Morgan, seconded by Evans to approve Resolution 2014-02.



WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Gordon has reviewed the One and Six Year Plan for Highway, Road and Street Improvements, and

WHEREAS, a public hearing to receive citizen input was held at 6:00 p.m. on February 13, 2014 in the City Council Chambers of the City Auditorium.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council has determined the need for a continued street maintenance program in the next year.

Passed and approved this 13th day of February, 2014.

/s/ Nancy I Russell


Council was given information on the new Benefit Services Division created by NACO, which is the current health insurance carrier for the city. It was created in an effort to meet the new needs created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 

City Manager Fred Hlava updated council on the Safe Routes Nebraska Grant. The final application date has been extended to February 21, 2014. City engineers will be in Gordon on Monday to facilitate the completion of the application. Council will be updated as the application process progresses.

Council was given several FYI items: information on the Affordable Care Act, the January Police statistics, PACE November and December Financials, and information on the State Audit Report.

With no further business, motion by Bounous, seconded by Grant to adjourn at 6:46 pm.  Ayes: Morgan, Russell, Grant, Bounous, and Evans.

/s/ Kim Buchan

City Clerk

/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 February 13, 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 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

City Clerk

Published: February 19, 2014