Gordon City Council Minutes June 11, 2015

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 11, 2015, 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: Russell, Grant, Bounous, and Evans.

Absent:  Morgan.

Motion by Bounous, seconded by Grant to approve the minutes of the May 14, 2015 meeting.  Ayes: Russell, Grant, Bounous, and Evans.

Chadron Police Chief Tim Lordino was present to review with council the School Resource Officer Program that Chadron currently has. The program has been in existence in Chadron since 2003. Chief Lordino expressed that the School Resource Officer (SRO) program in Chadron has been an extremely valuable tool used by the Chadron Police Department for not only solving crime, but preventing it by teaching students and developing relationships with them. Also present were G/R Public School Superintendent Lori Liggett and School Counselor Sherry Retzlaff. They outlined to council the estimated cost to the city for the SRO program. City Manager Fred Hlava said he would work with Ms. Liggett in the development of a budget to be presented at the July Council meeting. 

Motion by Evans, seconded by Bounous to approve the May 2015 Treasurer’s Report. Ayes: Grant, Bounous, Evans, and Russell.

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

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, $53.40; EFTPS, NE Dept of Revenue, RE, $2,102.34; EFTPS, Bank of the West, SU, $12.00; 43223, Airport Authority, RE, $3,098.64; 43224, Airport Bond Savings, RE, $4,014.24; 43225, Cowboys & Indians, SU, $29.95; 43226, Consumer Reports, SU, $26.00; 43227, Customized Billing, SE, $330.00; 43228, Richard Coats, RE, $50.00; 43229, Deer & Deer Hunting, SU, $24.99; 43230, Family Circle, SU, $9.99; 43231, Maria Kling, MI, $103.23; 43232, Maria Kling, RE, $36.02; 43233, Kone, SE, $669.00; 43234, Library Petty Cash, RE, $50.68; 43235, Lookout Books, SU, $119.70; 43236, National Insurance, EX, $38.29; 43237, Marie No Leaf, RE, $50.00; 43238, Omaha World Herald, SU, $160.68; 43239, Yvonne Parks, RE, $50.00; 43240, Jerry Parks, RE, $50.00; 43241, Reader’s Digest, SU, $17.98; 43242, Sports Illustrated, SU, $89.04; 43243, Special Assessment BF, RE, $5,239.31; 43244, Saturday Evening Post, SU, $14.98; 43245, Smart Apple Media, SU, $136.75; 43246, Alex Torres, SE, $221.00; 43247, Sandhills Land & Property, EX, $232.20; 43248, NWRPPD, SE, $2,431.11; 43249, Viaero, SE, $108.21; 43250, Payroll Fund, SA, $27,595.75; 43251, Alex Torres, SE, $65.00; 43252, City of Gordon, RE, $140.00; 43253, City of Gordon, RE, $139.52; 43254, Source Gas, SE, $638.08; 43255, USPS, SE, $186.81; 43256, BC/BS, EX, $8,903.47; 43257, Sandhills Land & Property, EX, $400.00; 43258, B & T Lazerwash, EX, $200.00; 43259, Consolidated Management, SE, $98.25; 43260, Viaero, SE, $73.71; 43261, Payroll Fund, SA, $26,682.15; 43262, Alex Torres, SE, $156.00.

Total June Paid Bills: $84,848.47.


43263, Alamar, SU, $147.68; 43264, Action Communications, SU, $4,584.00; 43265, Dan Bishop, RE, $50.00; 43266, Bluffs Sanitary Supply, SU, $141.00; 43267, The Business Connection, SU, $3.56; 43268, Jeff Brewer, RE, $50.00; 43269, City of Chadron, EX, $45.00; 43270, City of Gordon, SE, $39.09; 43271, Customized Billing, SE, $450.00; 43272, Croell, SU, $249.09; 43273, Danko, SU, $93.79; 43274, Scott Downing, RE, $50.00; 43275, Emergency Medical Products, SU, $2,050.75; 43276, Elk-O-Inc, SU, $4,592.24; 43277, Fed-Ex, SE, $46.83; 43278, First National Bank of Omaha, SU, $714.27; 43279, JD Financial, SU, $2,139.97; 43280, Farmer’s Coop, SU, $92.46; 43281, Great Plains Communications, SE, $1,407.55; 43282, Grocery Mart, SU, $11.63; 43283, Glass Wizard, SE, $846.00; 43284, Hinn’s Auto Supply, SU, $362.57; 43285, Homestead Building Supply, SU, $699.54; 43286, Hills Materials, SU, $472.08; 43287, Hawkins, SU, $1,669.50; 43288, Husker Auto Parts, SU, $37.07; 43289, Clay Heath, RE, $50.00; 43290, Insurance Fund, RE, $14,702.08; 43291, Ideal Linen, SE, $110.79; 43292, Kelly Construction , SU, $1,589.58; 43293, League of NE Municipalities, SU, $58.75; 43294, FALCO, SE, $610.00; 43295, Wayne Muirhead, SE, $150.00; 43296, Madison Nat’l Life, EX, $41.74; 43297, NPPD, SE, $6,214.41; 43298, NE Total Office, SU, $146.20; 43299, NWRPPD, SE, $2,539.15; 43300, NW Community Action, SE, $107.00; 43301, One-Call Concepts, SE, $17.10; 43302, Public Safety Center, SU, $180.00; 43303, Petty Cash Fund, RE, $103.93; 43304, Police Officers Assoc of NE, FE, $70.00; 43305, Shane Pascale, RE, $50.00; 43306, Pollardwater, SU, $326.70; 43307, Pit Stop, SE, $24.00; 43308, NE Public Health Env Lab, SE, $48.00; 43309, Superfoods, SU, $10.49; 43310, Stockmen’s Drug, SU, $186.55; 43311, Sheridan County Journal Star, SE, $199.54; 43312, Smith King & Simmons, SE, $880.00; 43313, Sasse Animal Clinci, RE, $10.00; 43314, S & L, SU, $945.12; 43315, NE Dol - Office of Safety, SE, $140.00; 43316, Tree Doc, SE, $450.00; 43317, True Value, SU, $712.55; 43318, USPS, SE, $137.00; 43319, Ken Ward, RE, $50.00; 43320, Westco, SU, $1,248.50; 43321, Water Reserve USDA, RE, $1,600.00; 43322, Water System Impr Project, EX, $15,800.00; 43323, Barb Winter, SE, $543.90; 43324, Adam Wackler, RE, $50.00; 43325, Xerox, EX, $602.41.

Total June Unpaid Bills: $71,751.16.

Total June Paid Bills: $84,848.47.

Total June Bills: $156,599.63.

Motion by Grant, seconded by Bounous to pass Resolution 2015-07. Ayes: Evans, Russell, Grant, and Bounous.



WHEREAS, the City of Gordon playground equipment in Winship Park has met its useful life and safety standards, and

WHEREAS, the City of Gordon has made application to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for a Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant in the amount of $100,000.00 as herein stated, and

LWCF Assistance Amount: 50,000

Ukena Grant: 10,000

Kiwanis Club: 10,000

Lions Club: 10,000

City of Gordon: 15,000

City Force Account Labor: 5,000

Total: 100,000

WHEREAS, financial commitment for the project has been attained.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GORDON, hereby authorizes the Mayor of the City of Gordon to signature all necessary documents to meet compliance with the Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant.

Passed and approved this 11th day of June, 2015.

/s/ Nancy I Russell



/s/ Kim Buchan

City Clerk

Motion by Grant, seconded by Evans to allow Mayor Russell to sign the Memorandum of Understanding with Gordon Housing Authority and the Gordon Housing Authority Environmental Review. Ayes: Russell, Grant, Bounous, and Evans.

Council was given one FYI item – the May police statistics.

Motion by Bounous, seconded by Grant to go into executive session at 6:55 pm to discuss personnel issues and real estate negotiations. Ayes: Grant, Bounous, Evans, and Russell. Reason for executive session stated again for discussion of personnel issues and real estate negotiations. 

Council reconvened in regular session at 7:15 pm. With no further business, motion by Bounous, seconded by Grant to adjourn. Ayes: Bounous, Evans, Russell, and Grant.

/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          June 11, 2015; 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: June 17, 2015