Gordon City Council Minutes November 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 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 13, 2014 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: Bounous, Evans, Morgan, Russell, and Grant.

Absent: No One.

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

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

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

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

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, $37.96; EFTPS, FNBO, FE, $14.51; EFTPS, NE Dept of Revenue, RE, $2,688.37; RS1100, Candy Allison, RE, $28.70; 42389, Payroll Fund, SA, $22,106.78; 42390, Airport Authority, RE, $975.24; 42391, Airport Bond Savings, RE, $1,642.32; 42392, Fine Gardening, SU, $29.95; 42393, Fleet Services, SU, $877.04; 42394, Ingram, SU, $42.77; 42395, Library Petty Cash, RE, $49.80; 42396, McCall’s Quilting, SU, $19.98; 42397, Nebraskaland, SU, $18.00; 42398, SCJS, SE, $36.00; 42399, Special Assessment Bond Fund, RE, $2,694.03; 42400, Time, SU, $72.20; 42401, Viaero, SE, $128.55; 42402, Xerox, EX, $186.65; 42405, Alex Torres, SE, $260.00; 42406, B & T, EX, $200.00; 42407, Cooportunity , EX, $7,788.94; 42408, Sandra Farmer, SE, $60.00; 42409, NWRPPD, SE, $2,511.70; 42410, Public Health Env Lab, SE, $890.00; 42411, Super 8, SE, $67.61; 42412, USPS, FE, $84.00; 42413, Perpetual Care Fund, RE, $200.00; 42414, Sheridan County Clerk, FE, $16.00; 42415, City of Gordon, RE, $500.00; 42416, Payroll Fund, SA, $24,282.69; 42417, Thomas Landon, SE, $40.00; 42418, Madison National Life, EX, $87.04; 42419, Action Communications, SE, $483.00; 42420, Fyr-Tek, SU, $1,673.20; 42421, Perpetual Care Fund, RE, $200.00; 42422, Source Gas, SE, $293.87; 42423, Sheridan County Clerk, FE, $16.00; 42424, Alex Torres, SE, $260.00; 42425, City of Gordon, RE, $148.78; 42426, Jenise Kotter, RE, $51.22; 42427, USPS, SE, $192.03; 42428, Alex Torres, SE, $123.50; 42429, NWRPPD, SE, $113.47; 42430, Sheridan County Clerk, FE, $16.00; 42431, Viaero, SE, $122.20; 42432, Sheridan County Clerk, FE, $30.00; 42433, Payroll Fund, SA, $25,528.29; 42434, City of Gordon, RE, $100.00; 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 November Paid Bills: $132,485.41.


42435, Air Med Care, EX, $10.00; 42436, Allspray Foam, SU, $212.40; 42437, Baker & Associates, SE, $4,570.36; 42438, Dan Bishop, RE, $50.00; 42439, The Business Connection, SU, $46.24; 42440, Jeff Brewer, RE, $50.00; 42441, City of Chadron, EX, $45.00; 42442, Customized Billing, SE, $210.00; 42443, Croell, SU, $557.11; 42444, Scott Downing, RE, $50.00; 42445, Emergency Medical Products, SU, $76.95; 42446, Terry Eaton, RE, $50.00; 42447, First National Bank of Omaha, SU, $59.28; 42448, JD Financial, SU, $1,747.94; 42449, Farmer’s Coop, SU, $60.00; 42450, Fleet Services, SU, $659.89; 42451, Greenamyre Contractor & Builder, SU, $5,340.00; 42452, Great Plains Communications, SE, $1,387.31; 42453, Grocery Mart, SU, $39.11; 42454, Hinn’s Auto Supply, SU, $175.10; 42455, Homestead, SU, $143.89; 42456, Hawkins, SU, $442.50; 42457, Husker Auto, SU, $28.38; 42458, HD Supply Waterworks, SU, $2,284.96; 42459, Clay Heath, RE, $50.00; 42460, Insurance Fund, RE, $14,702.08; 42461, Ideal Linen, SE, $110.79; 42462, ICMA, FE, $540.80; 42463, Jefco Glass, SE, $85.69; 42464, Jonathan Johansen, RE, $50.00; 42465, Kelly Construction, SU, $1,559.86; 42466, Kimball Midwest, SU, $176.81; 42467, Kone, SE, $647.94; 42468, FALCO, SE, $575.00; 42469, Municipal Supply, SU, $458.88; 42470, Mid Continent, SE, $529.00; 42471, McLeod’s, SU, $268.65; 42472, Med Tech Resources, SU, $139.21; 42473, Wayne Muirhead, SE, $312.50; 42474, Municipal Chemical Supply, SU, $500.00; 42475, NPPD, SE, $6,509.90; 42476, NE Total Office, SU, $151.96; 42477, NW Pipe Fittings, SU, $32.02; 42478, Board of Examiners, FE, $10.00; 42479, Newman Traffic Signs, SU, $1,556.98; 42480, Omaha World Herald, SU, $70.85; 42481, One-Call Concepts, SE, $11.90; 42482, Police Chief’s Assoc of NE, FE, $30.00; 42483, Public Safety Center, SU, $182.58; 42484, Petty Cash Fund, RE, $220.39; 42485, Panhandle Sales & Service, SU, $160.00; 42486, Shane Pascale, RE, $50.00; 42487, The Pit Stop, SE, $32.50; 42488, Superfoods, SU, $32.79; 42489, Sirchie, SU, $189.11; 42490, Stockmen’s Drug, SU, $19.13; 42491, Sheridan County Journal Star, SE, $160.91; 42492, Smith King & Simmons, SE, $425.00; 42493, Sasse Animal Clinic, SE, $30.00; 42494, S & L Gas, SU, $1,414.70; 42495, Schumacher Irrigation, SU, $537.16; 42496, True Value, SU, $1,011.65; 42497, Ken Ward, RE, $50.00; 42498, Ken Ward, SE, $112.50; 42499, Mike Winter, RE, $174.49; 42500, Westco, SU, $1,143.69; 42501, Water Reserve USDA, RE, $1,600.00; 42502, Wreck-A-Mended, SE, $404.00; 42503, Water System Impr Project, EX, $15,800.00; 42504, Winter Sewing, MI, $171.36; 42505, Adam Wackler, RE, $50.00; 42506, Xerox, EX, $616.45; WT1015, Baker & Associates, SE, $246.00; WT1016, Berendse & Sons, SE, $58,850.00; WT1017, JD Financial, SU, $23.99; WT1018, Mountain Man Welding, SE, $75,137.00; WT1019, True Value, SU, $77.45; WT1020, Team Industrial Services, SE, $4,235.00; WT1021, Kustom Rock, SU, $931.00. Total November Unpaid Bills: $211,466.09. Total November Paid Bills: $132,485.41. Total November Bills: $343,951.50.

City Manager presented council with a chronology of events and expenses that have occurred since the failure of the City of Gordon’s water tank. As of today, the water tank repair is complete and the tank has been approved for use by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health and is back in service after the 147 day, 11 hour emergency repair project. 

The original estimated financing amount requested for the Emergency Repair Project was $150,000.00. Now that the project is completed, an additional $55,000.00 is needed to pay all final costs. Motion by Morgan, seconded by Bounous to approve Resolution 2014-14. Ayes: Grant, Bounous, Evans, Morgan, and Russell. 



WHEREAS, due to the unexpected failure and loss of the city’s 700,000 gallon water tank, and

WHEREAS, the city’s 700,000 gallon storage tank is a critical component to the city’s water distribution system, and

WHEREAS, this emergency necessitates the city to secure additional financing of $55,000.00 for the final completion costs.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GORDON, the City Manager is authorized to secure additional financing of $55,000.00 for the final completion of the emergency repair of the city’s 700,000 gallon water tank.

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

/s/ Nancy I Russell


ATTEST: /s/ Kim Buchan

City Clerk

Council was given information on Tax Increment Financing and Nebraska’s efforts to reform and standardize TIF projects within Nebraska.

City Manager Fred Hlava updated council on the Police Equipment Grants. Officer Adam Wackler has been working on several grants for the department and will be at December’s council meeting to give a report on his progress.

Motion by Grant, seconded by Morgan to go into executive session at 6:27 to discuss litigation negotiations. Ayes: Bounous, Evans, Morgan, Russell, and Grant.

The Council reconvened in regular session at 7:00. With no further business, motion by Bounous, seconded by Grant to adjourn. Ayes: Evans, Morgan, Russell, Grant, and Bounous.

/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 November 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: November 19, 2014