Gordon City Council Minutes October 9, 2014

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 6:07 p.m., October 9, 2014 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, Bounous, and Russell.

Absent:  Evans and Morgan.

Motion by Bounous, seconded by Grant to approve the minutes of the September 11, 2014 meeting.  Ayes: Bounous, Russell, and Grant.

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

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

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


EFTPS, FNBO, FE, $52.39; EFTPS, NE Dept of Revenue, RE, $2,340.19; RS1098, Action Communications, SU, $1,000.00; RS1099, Zoll, SU, $500.00; WT1001, City of Gordon, RE, $24,859.28; 42230, League of NE Municipalities, FE, $978.00; 42293, Payroll Fund, SA, $25,885.33; 42294, Customized Billing, SE, $120.00; 42295, Alex Torres, SE, $312.00; 42296, Fine Gardening, SU, $29.95; 42297, Glamour, SU, $16.00; 42298, Consolidated Management Co, SU, $19.00; 42299, HD Supply, SU, $1,021.53; 42300, Ingram, SU, $923.34; 42301, Maria Kling, MI, $66.60; 42302, Library Petty Cash, RE, $48.24; 42303, Mother Earth News, SU, $17.00; 42304, NWRPPD, SE, $4,279.68; 42305, National Wildlife Federation, SU, $19.95; 42306, Redbook, SU, $15.00; 42307, Sheridan County Clerk, FE, $10.00; 42308, Transworld Skateboarding, SU, $16.97; 42309, Viaero, SE, $122.69; 42310, Airport Authority, RE, $1,605.74; 42311, Airport Bond Savings, RE, $2,668.33; 42312, Special Assessment Bond Fund, RE, $4,402.71; 42313, Sandra Farmer, SE, $130.00; 42314, Quality Inn & Suites, EX, $395.96; 42315, Perpetual Care Fund, RE, $200.00; 42316, Sheridan County Clerk, FE, $16.00; 42317, Alex Torres, SE, $286.00; 42318, Matthew Martin Huff, PhD, SE, $450.00; 42319, Madison National Life, EX, $87.04; 42320, Source Gas, SE, $227.36; 42321, Payroll Fund, SA, $24,299.37; 42322, City of Gordon, RE, $50.49; 42323, Cooportunity , EX, $6,968.05; 42324, Jerry Skinner, RE, $66.34; 42325, NWRPPD, SE, $108.72; 42326, Viaero, SE, $99.24; 42327, USPS, SE, $191.65; 42328, Yolanda Hruby, RE, $83.17; EFTPS, USDA, EX, $189,610.00. Total October Paid Bills: $294,599.31.


42329, QLT, SE, $19.55; 42330, Alco, SU, $29.98; 42331, Action Communications, SE, $374.89; 42332, Baker & Associates, SE, $266.63; 42333, Dan Bishop, RE, $50.00; 42334, The Business Connection, SU, $99.99; 42335, Jeff Brewer, RE, $50.00; 42336, Bierschbach, SU, $700.00; 42337, Black Hills Doors, SE, $227.31; 42338, City of Chadron, EX, $45.00; 42339, Customized Billing, SE, $285.00; 42340, Croell, SU, $280.06; 42341, Scott Downing, RE, $50.00; 42342, Terry Eaton, RE, $50.00; 42343, First National Bank of Omaha, SU, $623.61; 42344, JD Financial, SU, $719.70; 42345, Great Plains Communications, SE, $1,366.71; 42346, Great Western Tire, SU, $1,113.80; 42347, Gall’s, SU, $125.93; 42348, Grocery Mart, SU, $20.79; 42349, Hinn’s Auto Supply, SU, $286.24; 42350, Homestead, SU, $93.02; 42351, Husker Auto, SU, $104.19; 42352, HD Supply Waterworks, SU, $2,040.06; 42353, Clay Heath, RE, $50.00; 42354, Insurance Fund, RE, $14,702.08; 42355, Ideal Linen, SE, $143.12; 42356, Int’l Institute of Municipal Clerks, FE, $250.00; 42357, Jonathan Johansen, RE, $50.00; 42358, Jebro, Inc, SU, $131.25; 42359, Kelly Construction, SU, $784.16; 42360, Kustom Rock, SU, $1,213.50; 42361, FALCO, SE, $2,236.60; 42362, Law Enforcement Systems, SU, $84.00; 42363, Med-Tech Resources, SU, $41.64; 42364, NPPD, SE, $7,773.71; 42365, NE Total Office, SU, $8.99; 42366, NW Pipe Fittings, SU, $426.19; 42367, One-Call Concepts, SE, $29.55; 42368, Petersen Seeds, SU, $88.80; 42369, Petty Cash Fund, RE, $294.44; 42370, PADD, FE, $25.00; 42371, Pests Go, SE, $80.00; 42372, Shane Pascale, RE, $50.00; 42373, Quill, SU, $230.20; 42374, NE Public Health Env Lab, SE, $285.00; 42375, Superfoods, SU, $14.27; 42376, Sheridan County Journal Star, SU, $353.43; 42377, Smith King & Simmons, SE, $305.00; 42378, S & L Gas, SU, $1,477.21; 42379, True Value, SU, $231.40; 42380, Vanway Trophy, SU, $171.72; 42381, Vinton Construction, SE, $506.74; 42382, Ken Ward, RE, $50.00; 42383, Westco, SU, $975.37; 42384, Water Reserve USDA, RE, $1,600.00; 42385, Dustin Waugh, SE, $140.00; 42386, Water System Impr Project, EX, $15,800.00; 42387, Adam Wackler, RE, $50.00; 42388, Xerox, EX, $617.69; WT1002, All Metal Manufacturing, SU, $15,620.00; WT1003, American Engineering Testing, SE, $4,576.70; WT1004, Baker & Associates, SE, $3,805.50; WT1005, Bierschbach, SU, $1,734.46; WT1006, Brandt Instruments, SU, $982.00; WT1007, Croell, SU, $2,303.80; WT1008, JD Financial, SU, $298.13; WT1009, Hi-Tech Testing, SE, $2,743.20; WT1010, Kelly Construction, SU, $1,453.96; WT1011, Kustom Rock, SU, $25.50; WT1012, NW Pipe Fittings, SU, $118.80; WT1013, True Value, SU, $24.97; WT1014, Dustin Waugh, SE, $810.00. Total October Unpaid Bills: $94,790.54. Total October Paid Bills: $294,599.31. Total October Bills: $389,389.85.

Motion by Grant, seconded by Bounous, to approve Resolution 2014-13. Ayes: Grant, Bounous, and Russell.



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 9th day of October, 2014.

/s/ Nancy I Russell


Attest: /s/ Kim Buchan

City Clerk

The Gordon City Council and City Manager Fred Hlava recognized and thanked Michael Winter for his 40 years of dedicated service to the City of Gordon. City Manager Fred Hlava stated that his institutional history and knowledge of the infrastructure of our community is invaluable. The City Council and all of the city employees recognize his 40 years of dedicated service as a great example for all to aspire to.

City Manager Fred Hlava reviewed with council the report on the SWANN tire amnesty day. It is a great opportunity for our businesses and agricultural industry to take advantage of getting rid of the excess accumulation of tires that collect as a part of a normal course of business or agri-industry. We all thank the SWANN agency for their continuing efforts to assist our communities and rural areas with the disposal of the waste that we all generate.

City Manager Fred Hlava reviewed a demonstration project being proposed by the USDA for multi-family housing revitalization. Fred Hlava stated that our Housing Authority is doing a great job in providing housing and reviewing new housing programs that would be beneficial and needed for our community.

City Manager Fred Hlava gave a report on the current status of the repair project on our water system storage tank. The repair project has gone very well with the cooperation of the contractors and our utility department personnel assisting in the different phases of the project. Fred Hlava stated that the project is approximately 75% complete at this point.

Council was updated on the new parking regulations on Cornell Street by the Villa. There is now no curb side parking on the west side of Cornell from the intersection of 1st and Cornell extending 230 feet north. Mike Winter, Utility Superintendent, stated that the signs have been installed, implementing the new restrictions.

City Manager Fred Hlava stated that a $100,000 grant has been submitted to the Nebraska Game & Parks Land and Water Conservation Fund program for playground equipment for Winship Park. There has been great support for this project by the community and many organizations and service clubs are assisting financially for the completion of this project.

City Manager Fred Hlava reviewed the storm damage from the July 11th  and August 31st storms and noted that the insurance adjusters have completed their review of the buildings for damage and repair cost adjustment.

Council was given the 2013-2014 Perpetual Care report. Council wishes to thank Jim Smith for the volunteer hours he gives to the Perpetual Care board.

Motion by Grant, seconded by Bounous to approve the 2014-2015 Volunteer Fire Department roster and to thank all of the men and women who donate their time and efforts to this department. Ayes: Bounous, Russell, and Grant.

City Manager Fred Hlava reviewed a request by the League of NE Municipalities and the City of Crete for financial assistance in a legal review and appeal of a health care interpretation that could negatively affect our municipality. Motion by Bounous, seconded by Grant to allow City Manager Fred Hlava to review the issue with the League of NE Municipalities before any assistance not to exceed $500 be committed. Ayes: Russell, Grant, and Bounous.

Council was given two FYI items – the August and September police statistics, and the August PACE financials.

Motion by Bounous, seconded by Grant to adjourn at 6:55 pm.  Ayes:  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 c\done by the Mayor and Council on October 9, 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: October 15, 2014