Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the County of Nemaha, Nebraska will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in the Commissioners Chambers, Courthouse Suite 201, Auburn, Nebraska. The meeting is open to the public. Agenda for such meeting is kept continuously current and is available for public inspection at the office of the County Clerk in the Nemaha County Clerk’s office, Courthouse Suite 201, Auburn, NE during normal working hours and also at www.nemahacounty.ne.gov.
Nemaha County Clerk
Herald - March 18
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Board of Equalization of the County of Nemaha, Nebraska will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in the Commissioners Chambers, Courthouse Suite 201, Auburn, Nebraska. The meeting is open to the public. Agenda for such meeting is kept continuously current and is available for public inspection at the office of the County Clerk in the Nemaha County Clerk’s office, Courthouse Suite 201, Auburn, NE during normal working hours and also at www.nemahacounty.ne.gov.
Nemaha County Clerk
Herald - March 18
MEETING NOTICE AUBURN AIRPORT AUTHORITY
Notice is hereby given that the Auburn Airport Authority will hold a public meeting on March 25, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council chambers. City Hall, 1101 J Street, Auburn, Nebraska. The purpose of the meeting is to review the draft environmental assessment for the Project titled “Acquire Easements at Farington Field.” The public will have an opportunity to provide input on the proposed project.
Auburn Airport Authority
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS OF THE CITY OF AUBURN, NEMAHA COUNTY, NEBRASKA
HELD MARCH 8, 2010
THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS OF THE CITY OF AUBURN, NEMAHA COUNTY, NEBRASKA (BPW), met in regular session on the 8th day of March 2010 at the regular meeting place of the Board at the hour of 12:00 Noon. Said meeting being held in open session as required by Chapter 84, Article 14 of Nebraska Statutes.
Chairman Schneider called the meeting to order and requested roll call: Members present - Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider; absent - none.
Chairman Schneider announced this was an open meeting and information about open meetings was posted on the north wall of the Board Room.
Chairman Schneider noted all Board Members have received a copy of the Agenda for this meeting.
Accounting & Finance Manager Filbrandt introduced Lanny Daise of TekCollect with his proposal for providing collection services for bad debts of the BPW. The proposal guarantees a 400% return on BPW’s investment, which is the Binary Collection System of 250 Accounts for an upfront fee of $15/account or $3,750.00. After discussion, Mr. Daise agreed to accept an initial upfront fee of $1,000; with the balance due after the agency has collected $3,750 for BPW. The Secondary Phase has contingency fees of 50% of the amount collected due TekCollect. Motion was moved by Member Hahn, seconded by Member Snyder, the Board accept the revised proposal. Roll call: those voting aye - Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider. Chairman Schneider declared the motion carried. Staff will evaluate whether to withdraw accounts from the current collection agency or just turn over new accounts to TekCollect.
Board Chairman Schneider presented the first EnergyCare check to Catholic Social Services (CSS) representative Curt Krueger in the amount of $89.00. The new program allows BPW customers to mark a box on their utility bill and make a donation to help those folks who are struggling to pay their utility bills. CSS administers these funds to customers in the BPW service area. There is also a donation box at the BPW Office for those who wish to make a donation in that manner. CSS has been helping folks with their utility bills for sometime now; however, funds are needed to continue this worthwhile program so folks are urged to consider a donation.
Concerning the Water Projects:
General Manager (GM) Hunter reported progress on the Projects has still been hampered by weather conditions.
For Water Treatment Plant, the Contractor has submitted Request for Payment No. 5. Motion was moved by Member Glenn, seconded by Member Kubik the Board approve the Request from Eriksen Construction for $114,324.98. Roll call: those voting aye - Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider. Chairman Schneider declared the motion carried.
For the Water Main and Well Project, the Contractor has submitted Request for Payment No. 4. Motion was moved by Member Hahn, seconded by Member Snyder, the Board approve the Request from K2 Real Estate Development for $105,721.20. Roll call: those voting aye - Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider. Chairman Schneider declared the motion carried.
Request for reimbursement will be sent to SRF for these amounts.
Concerning the Wastewater Projects:
GM Hunter reported progress on the Projects has still been hampered by weather conditions.
For the Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Contractor has submitted Request for Payment No. 10. Motion was moved by Member Snyder, seconded by Member Glenn, the Board approve the Request from Graham Construction in the amount of $175,860.63. Roll call: those voting aye - Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider. Chairman Schneider declared the motion carried
For 6th Street Sewer Phase I, the Contractor has submitted Request for Payment No. 3. Motion was moved by Member Hahn, seconded by Member Snyder, the Board approve the Request from Van Kirk Bros. in the amount of $170,504.64. Roll call: those voting aye - Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider. Chairman Schneider declared the motion carried.
Request for reimbursement will be sent to ASB for interim financing & USDA for these amounts.
Concerning 6th Street Sewer Phase II:
Kent Prior of HDR presented results of the Bid Opening for Phase II: H.R. Bookstrom Construction of Lincoln-$780,000, T.J. Osborn Construction of Lincoln-$468,000, General Excavating of Lincoln-$622,000, K2 Construction of Lincoln-$598,000, Midlands Contracting of Kearney-$592,199, Judds Bros. Constrution-$624,500 and Valley Corporation-$498,872; Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Cost-$756,457. Letter of recommendation was also presented to the Board from HDR recommending award of the bid to the low bidder T.J. Osborn Construction. There were irregularities noted in Osborn’s bid proposal in that the subcontractors and suppliers list to be completed as part of the proposal was not complete (HDD Pipe Contractor & Pipe Bursting Contractor); however, the information was requested by HDR and has been submitted to the satisfaction of the Engineer. Mr. Prior also noted that the construction permit has yet to be secured from NDEQ for the project work. Motion was moved by Member Kubik, seconded by Member Snyder, the Board accept the low bid of T.J. Osborn Construction in the amount of $468,000 subject to the concurrence and approval of USDA and an approved construction permit from NDEQ; further that BPW waive the formalities of the specifications for bidding as noted above. Roll call: those voting aye - Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider. Chairman Schneider declared the motion carried.
General Manager (GM) Hunter reported on the bid opening on February 22, 2010 for Mowing Services for Year 2010. Bids were compared on the per-mow bid quote as had been done in the past: Wittmann Construction - $465.00 and Rieger Lawn & Landscaping - $543.00. Wittmann was low bidder for each department (Electric, Water & Wastewater). Motion was moved by Member Hahn, seconded by Member Kubik, the Board accept the low bid of Wittmann Construction. Roll call: those voting aye - Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider. Chairman Schneider declared the motion carried.
GM Hunter presented a Provisional Wellhead Protection Area Map for Auburn’s East Wellfield near Nemaha as drawn by NDEQ. Motion was moved by Member Glenn, seconded by Member Hahn, the Board approve including this area in BPW’s Wellhead Protection Area. Roll call: those voting aye - Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider. Chairman Schneider declared the motion carried. By including this area, it will allow BPW to monitor activity in the area that could encroach on future wells in this area.
The Board discussed a letter from Windstream discontinuing its policy of jointly burying resident service drops in BPW trenches for underground services. After discussion, it was the consensus of the Board that utilizing one trench for electric, telephone and cable would be in the best interest of the citizens of Auburn; therefore, motion was moved by Member Snyder, seconded by Member Glenn, the Board ask GM Hunter to recommend to the City Council that an Ordinance be passed to require joint trenching. Roll call: those voting aye - Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider. Chairman Schneider declared the motion carried.
Payroll Clerk Searcey compiled the annual review of overhead costs associated with labor costs which did not include any cost for buildings and utilities. The average for 2009 was $31.68/hour. Motion was moved by Member Glenn, seconded by Member Hahn, the Board raise the billed labor cost for BPW to $32.00 per hour to offset expenses. Roll call: those voting aye - Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider. Chairman Schneider declared the motion carried.
At the last meeting, the Board instructed GM Hunter to look into the possibility of providing Board Members with laptop computers in an effort to go paperless for Board Meetings; however, GM Hunter reported the cost would be approximately $900/computer with a wireless installation an additional $453. It was the general consensus of the Board that management be instructed to look into other options and report back to the Board at the next meeting. No action was taken.
Concerning City Administrator Position: Several members of the community were in attendance to comment on this Agenda Item. Dottie Holliday presented handouts for the Board Members to respond to. After much discussion on the issue, a motion was moved by Member Kubik, seconded by Member Hahn, a Task Force be formed to work with the existing City Administrator Committee comprised of City representatives Larry Holtzman and Dennis Wittmann and BPW representatives Dan Snyder and Doug Glenn. This approach would give the general public a chance to be part of the discussions and decision making process. Motion was moved by Member Kubik, seconded by Member Hahn, that said Task Force be formed and that the City Administrator Committee and the Task Force group report back to the Board with a recommendation, but that they report back no later than in three months time. Roll call: those voting aye - Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider. Chairman Schneider declared the motion carried. This action will be reported to the Mayor and City Council. The Board thanked those attending as input from the general public is always welcome and is very beneficial in planning.
Concerning Northwest Sewer and CRA Funds: GM Hunter presented a letter from the Board’s attorney John Heil of Baird-Holm Law Firm. The funds are to be used solely to pay the principal of, the interest on, and any premiums due, in connections with the project. The Northwest Sewer Project was never an actual project and the scope of the project later became the current 6th Street Sewer Project which is funded by a USDA Loan and Grant. Heil noted that any application of CRA funds to the Board’s 6th Street Sewer Project may be deemed replacement proceeds and result in a reduction of the amount of the USDA grant for this Project. Motion was moved by Member Snyder, seconded by Member Kubik, the Board ask their attorney to write the CRA a letter notifying them of these facts and the Board’s inability to accept the funds. Roll call: those voting aye - Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider. Chairman Schneider declared the motion carried.
The Board received transfer of ownership of a new water line at their last Board Meeting; however, it was reported that it was for Terrace “Park” when it should have stated Terrace “Heights” (from the South line of 1723 U Street to the North line of 1717 U Street). Motion was moved by Member Snyder, seconded by Member Glenn, the Board record this correction in the minutes. Roll call: those voting aye - Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider. Chairman Schneider declared the motion carried.
Motion was moved by Member Hahn, seconded by Member Kubik, the Board renew the Cash Rent Farm Lease with Richard and Jane Andrew for Year March 1, 2010 to February 28, 2011 and authorize Chairman Schneider to sign same. Roll call: those voting aye - Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider. Chairman Schneider declared the motion carried.
Motion was moved by Member Snyder, seconded by Member Kubik, the Board reinvest maturing CDS in the current depositories at the quoted rates for a period of 12 months. Roll call: those voting aye - Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider. Chairman Schneider declared the motion carried.
Chairman Schneider asked for any objections or exceptions to the General Consent Items listed under Agenda Item #20. There being no objections or exceptions, motion was moved by Member Hahn, seconded by Member Snyder, the Board approve the General Consent Items listed below:
a) Approve the previous meeting’s minutes and dispense with reading of same,
b) Approve monthly compensation of officers, management and employees as previously fixed by the Board,
Approve, ratify and allow the following checks written/transfers during the month:
Actuals from Jan. A/P:
Black Hills Energy 163.17
Nebraska Department of Revenue 2,736.13
Checks written during month of February:
Windstream-phone service 1,306.05
City Of Auburn-12/31/09 Rev. payment 12,570.16
US Cellular-cell phones 128.64
BC-BS Health Insurance 28,958.54
Standard Life Insurance 1,539.57
Ameritas (Board’s portion) 5,468.23
Deposits refunded 438.16
Petty Cash (Jan-Feb) 317.21
approve and pay the following claims:
Action Technology 730.00
American Recycling/Sanitation 68.00
Ameritas Life Insurance 509.39
County Publications 663.91
Auburn Plumbing/Heating/AC 195.14
Auburn Postmaster 1,220.00
Austin International 535.00
Baird Holm LLP 3,201.23
Beard’s Salvage 14.33
Bulldog Auto Parts 280.18
City Of Auburn 12,651.42
Dale R. Thomas - The Cleaners 272.65
Dakota Supply Group 1,147.10
Diesel Power Equipment 969.69
Eakes Office 1,022.08
Eggers Bros. 99.13
Credit Bureau of Council Bluffs 60.00
Farmers Union Coop 128.34
First Bank Card Center 468.57
First National Bank 10.00
Fleet Services 1,612.47
General Fire/Safety 407.20
W.W. Grainger 247.30
Great Plains One-call 65.65
HD Supply Waterworks 9,531.76
Hunter Jr., David A. 60.00
Husker Electric 5,901.94
Lawson Products 395.02
Lincoln Electric Supply 267.38
Lincoln Winwater 965.66
Lynch Hardware/Gifts 27.65
Mid Con Systems 340.02
Midwest Labs 14.75
Mike’s Window Service 10.65
Municipal Supply-NE 82.92
Nebtech Calibration 123.45
Olsson Associates 4,850.00
Orscheln Farm/Home 32.43
Paper Tiger Shredding 355.95
Sack Lumber 292.65
Southeast District Health 25.00
Water Engineering 388.73
Wesco Distribution 89.26
Hoak, Cady 426.00
Omaha Door & Window 1,043.00
Catholic Social Services - Energy Care 89.00
Speed Systems 170.09
Holloway, Rhonda 200.00
Silberman, Irvin 250.00
Capital Business Systems 459.27
Bohling, Ashley/Derek 765.00
Transfer funds from E-W-WW Revenue funds into checking for expenses, plus the routine interdepartmental transfers to T&D.
Approve Free Service Report for furnishing utilities, materials, equipment, inspections and labor to the City free of charge and in lieu of tax payments to the City for the months of January & February 2010.
Roll call: those voting aye - Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider. Chairman Schneider declared the motion carried.
Motion was moved by Member Hahn, seconded by Member Kubik, the Board approve the claim of Glenn’s Corner Market - $352.47. Roll call: those voting aye - Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider; abstaining - Glenn. Chairman Schneider declared the motion carried.
Motion was moved by Member Kubik, seconded by Member Glenn, the Board approve the claim of Schneider’s O.K. Tire Stores - $30.00. Roll call: those voting aye – Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder; abstaining - Schneider. Chairman Schneider declared the motion carried.
a) Power Plant Unit #7
b) A/F Manager Applications
c) Web Site
d) Budget Reconciliation
e) Milo’s Retirement
f) Tour of CNS facilities
There being no further business to come before the Board, motion was moved by Member Glenn the Board adjourn to the next regular Board Meeting to be held April 12, 2010 at the hour of 12:00 Noon at the regular meeting place of the Board. Member Hahn seconded the motion. Roll call: those voting aye: Glenn, Hahn, Kubik, Snyder, Schneider. Chairman Schneider declared the meeting adjourned. Agenda items will be posted.
Richard L. Schneider, Chairman
Doug C. Glenn, Secretary
I, Betty J. Filbrandt, Notary Public for the State of Nebraska, do hereby certify the attached and foregoing minutes is a true, correct and conformed copy of proceedings had and done by the Board of Public Works at their March 8, 2010 meeting; all of the subjects acted upon in the foregoing proceedings were contained in the agenda for the meeting, kept continually current and available for public inspection at the Office of the Board; such subjects were contained in the agenda for at least twenty-four hours prior to said meeting; at least one copy of all reproducible material discussed at the meeting was available at the meeting for examination and copying by members of the public; the said minutes were in written form and available for public inspection within ten working days and prior to the next convened meeting of said body, all in accordance with Chapter 84, Article 14 of Nebraska Statutes.
Betty J. Filbrandt, Notary Public in and for the State of Nebraska.
My Commission Expires February 25, 2013
Herald - March 18
City Council Proceedings
February 8, 2010
The Mayor and Council of the City of Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska, were called to meet at the City Hall at 1101 “J” Street on February 8, 2010, at 7:00 o’clock P.M., in Regular Meeting, open to the general public.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Robert B. Engles. Upon roll call, the following members of the City Council were present: Erickson, Snyder, Wittmann, and Thomas. Absent: Critser and Holtzman.
Mayor Engles announced that the Open Meetings Act is posted on the North wall of the Chambers by the entrance door.
Council approved the agenda.
Council approved the minutes of the January 25, 2010, meeting as written.
Council approved the financial report.
The following claims were presented before the Council: American Family Life Assurance Co., Wh-68.95; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., Wh-2714.06; Auburn State Bank, Bond Payment-5257.71; Austin Richardson, UA-75.00; Clinton Stonebarger, UA-75.00; Eric Adams, UA-75.00; Internal Revenue Service, Wh-6750.82; Jeffrey Timmerman, UA-75.00; Matthew Thompson, UA-75.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, Ex-2735.69; Nebraka Child Support Payment, Wh-187.50; R. Daniel White, UA-75.00; Payroll-25541.87; Action Technology Services Inc., Se-300.00; Albert Fuller, Reim-24.45; American Recycling & Sanitation, Se-145.00; Black Hills Energy, Ut-235.44; Auburn Memorial Library Petty Cash, Su-Se-Reim-25.69; Auburn Newspapers, Se-430.90; Auburn Plumbing, Htg. & AC Inc., Se-60.00; Beard’s Salvage Inc., Su-156.25; Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Ins-11765.48; Board of Public Works, Ut-4264.17; Bowman Equipment & Repair, Se-600.00; Bulldog Auto Parts, Su-666.50; Center Point Large Print, Bk-24.63; Clark Painting, Se-100.98; Concrete Industries Inc., Su-1946.41; D & D Communications, Se-364.48; Darnell Glass Co., Se-130.50; Demco, Su-60.78; Downtown Research and Development, Ref-38.95; Five Nines Technology Group, Su-Se-139.75; Galls An Aramark Company, Su-103.66; Harry Bridgmon, Reim-90.00; Heiman Fire Equipment, Equip-5921.04; Linda Bantz, Se-297.01; Mark Harms, Ex-500.00; National Association of Chiefs, Mem-50.00; Nebraska Library Association, Mem-245.00; Nebraska Snow Equipment, Su-340.93; Nebraska Supreme Court, Ref-63.00; Nemaha County, Se-4339.38; NMC Exchange LLC, Su-7.00; Orscheln, Su-21.13; Pamida Inc., Su-12.03; PayFlex Systems USA Inc., Fe-298.85; Police Chiefs Association of Nebraska, Mem-30.00; Postmaster, Su-88.00; Radar Road Tec, Se-105.00; Reiman Publications, Bk-29.98; Schneider OK Tire Stores Inc., Se-50.00; Sherry Black, Reim-120.00; Sherry Heskett, Reim-67.50; Sicard, Su-478.91; Stutheit Implement Co., Su-52.83; Sunmart, Su-13.38; Supersuds Carwash, Se-100.00; The Standard, Ins-516.36; Time Warner Cable, Se-94.95; Tri-State Office Products, Su-16.24; Vander Haag’s Inc., Su-250.00; Verizon Wireless, Se-49.41.
Abbreviations for this legal: AV-Audio Visual; Bk-Book; Contrib-Contribution; Equip-Equipment; Ex-Expense; Fe-Fee; Ins-Insurance; Inspect-Inspection; Int-Interest; Inv-Economic Development Investment; Lic-Licenses; Maint-Maintenance; Mem-Membership; Pen-Pension; Per-Periodical; Re-Repairs; Ref-Reference Materials; Reg-Registration; Reim-Reimbursement; Se-Service; Su-Supplies, Material & Parts; Sub-Subscription; UA-Uniform Allowance; Ut-Utilities; Wh-Withholding.
Council approved the claims presented.
Approval was given to the library for attendance at a summer reading workshop on March 1st in Lincoln. Approval was also given to the police department for attendance at the Nebraska Child Passenger Safety Technician Update training and two classes on basic criminal interview and interrogation.
Mayor Engles proclaimed February 18, 2010 as “Milo Leslie Day” in Auburn.
The City Council set a public hearing for assessments for “S” Street 23rd to 24th (Street Improvement Project #2008-1) and “S” Street 24th to 26th (Street Improvement Project #2008-2) by the passage and adoption of Resolution No. 2-10.
Ordinance No. 1-10, authorizing, ratifying and approving the execution of an easement from Orscheln to the City of Auburn, was approved.
Reports were given by department heads from the following areas: police department, fire department, and city services. Written reports were provided regarding library activities and sales tax receipts.
A public hearing was held to consider the proposed One & Six Year Program for street improvements. The One and Six Year Program was approved by the passage and adoption of Resolution No. 1-10.
The following committees presented reports: Keep Auburn Beautiful, Budget/Finance, and Legislative. A written financial report was provided from the Community Redevelopment Authority.
There being no further business to come before the Mayor and Council, the City Council adjourned.
Robert B. Engles,
A complete copy of the minutes is available for inspection at City Hall.
Herald - March 18
City Council Proceedings
February 22, 2010
The Mayor and Council of the City of Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska, were called to meet at the City Hall at 1101 “J” Street on February 22, 2010, at 5:00 o’clock P.M., in Regular Meeting, open to the general public.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Robert B. Engles. The following members of the City Council were present: Snyder and Wittmann. Absent: Erickson, Holtzman, Critser and Thomas. The Mayor announced that there not being a quorum present that the meeting would not be held.
Robert B. Engles,
A complete copy of the minutes is available for inspection at city hall.
Herald - March 18JOHNSON-BROCK BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
MARCH 8, 2010 – 7:30 P.M.
Members Present: Duane Caspers, President, Darren Oestmann, Vice-President, Keith Bohling, Secretary, David Bohling, Arlen Grotrian, Lonnie Neddenriep,
Also Present: Arlan R. Andreesen, Superintendent, Jacquelyn Kelsay, Principal, Joetta Sims, Board Recorder, Sarah Bohling, Ashley Caspers, Karen Johns, MaryAlice Karel, Tom Wilson, Kelly Mallone, Tremco, Chris McClintock, Weathercraft.
The regular meeting of the Johnson-Brock Board of Education, District #N-23, was convened in the Superintendent’s Office at 7:30 p.m. by President Duane Caspers. Roll call: D. Bohling, absent; K. Bohling, here; Caspers, here; Grotrian, here; Neddenriep, here; Oestmann, here. Advance notice of the meeting was legally posted, and it was noted that the Open Meeting Law was posted on the south wall. David Bohling arrived at 7:35.
Moved by Arlen Grotrian to accept the agenda as presented. Seconded by Lonnie Neddenriep. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Moved by Keith Bohling to accept the minutes of the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting held Monday, February 8, 2010. Seconded by Darren Oestmann. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Moved by Darren Oestmann to accept the claims as presented in the amount of $61,793.81 from the General Fund. Seconded by Lonnie Neddenriep. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Acme Omaha Sprinkler Co $280.68
American Recycling $268.00
Arlan Andreesen $90.00
Auburn Newspaper $199.36
Barbara Billesbach $275.00
Black Hills Energy $5,726.75
Tammy Blobaum $33.50
Board of Public Works $2,209.12
Bytespeed, LLC $100.00
Cash-Wa Distributing Co. $528.34
Dietze Music House $120.90
E.S.U. No. 10 $80.00
E.S.U. No. 4 $15,518.79
E.S.U. No. 6 $371.54
Edwards Chemicals $691.39
Eggers Brothers, Inc. $224.82
First Bankcard $171.42
First Bankcard $164.00
Galaxy Cablevision $519.78
GovConnection, Inc. $175.90
Nicholas Hyde $19.16
J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. $85.19
J-B Reimbursement Acct. $854.08
Johnson Quik Stop $2,709.82
Library World Inc. $500.00
Lueders Petroleum Inc $2,496.38
Madison National Life Ins $519.47
Mary Malcomb $849.50
Modern Methods, Inc $1,598.80
Lee Moerer $345.00
MSC Industrial Supply $132.02
Michael Neemann $39.57
Nicholson & Associates $205.00
Pelican’s Grocery $8.77
Quill Corporation $215.09
Ram Exterminators $400.00
Sheet Music Plus $6.94
Joetta Sims $25.92
Southeast Plumbing $2,175.30
Sterling Public Schools $11,904.81
Lyle Stewart $221.92
Checking Acct. Total $61,793.81
Grand Total $61,793.81
Chris McClintock of Weathercraft presented pricing packages for replacement of the roof of the 1936 building. Kelly Malone of Tremco, Inc. reviewed the results of the core sampling of the roof and expressed his opinion that the existing roof is in good condition and, with routine maintenance, would not need to be replaced for several years.
The Principal’s written report included information regarding State Speech and the upcoming FBLA State Leadership Conference in Omaha. Results of the Southeast Community College Business Contest and Peru State College Business Contest were circulated. Mrs. Kelsay also circulated the binder prepared for the March 10 and 11 NCA/AdvancEd School Improvement team visit. Mrs. Kelsay listed the schools of the C-2 District Track assignment as Freeman, HTRS, Johnson County Central, Johnson-Brock, Meridian, Southern, Deshler, Thayer Central, Tri County, and Wilber Clatonia. The district meet will be held at Tri County on May 13. It was reported that all teacher evaluations would be complete by the end of the month. Mrs. Kelsay reported that Johnson-Brock’s share of the C1-1 basketball subdistricts held in Johnson was just over $3,400. Mrs. Kelsay noted she had been approached about offering senior passes to activities and reported other area schools who offer such. H1N1 immunization was given to approximately 30% of the students in December and January. Mrs. Kelsay reported on the mid-year inservice held by ESU 4 in Falls City on February 15 and also Continuation of March 8, 2010 Official Board Minutes reported that the NeSa On-Line Testing for reading and math would be completed between March 29 and April 30.
In the Superintendent’s Report, Mr. Andreesen reported that Teacher Contract renewals were extended with a return date of March 31. He noted that no major summer projects were planned this year. The 2008-2009 Annual Report was distributed. Mr. Andreesen recommended that the last day of classes for students be moved from May 17 to May 20, with a half-day on the 20th, and that seniors’ last day be May 11 instead of May 7. Also, he recommended that April 19 be a student day instead of the scheduled inservice day for faculty technology. An action item will be placed on the April agenda to revise the school calendar. Mr. Andreesen also reported on the possibility of offering Chinese as a foreign language for K-3 students over distance learning. He explained that the ESU is offering a three-year program to five schools at an annual cost of $2,000 per school. Auburn, Johnson County Central, Louisville, Pawnee City, and Weeping Water have also been invited to participate. Mrs. Kelsay noted that Rule 10 requirements would be met through this program. She indicated the greatest challenge will be scheduling the three 45-minute classes per week.
Moved by Lonnie Neddenriep to approve an overnight stay for State Speech in Kearney on March 18 and FBLA State Leadership Conference in Omaha on April 8 and 9. Seconded by Keith Bohling. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Moved by Arlen Grotrian to approve a 2.5% pay raise for the support staff for the 2010-2011 school year. Seconded by David Bohling. Roll call vote: David Bohling, aye; Keith Bohling, aye; Duane Caspers, abstain; Arlen Grotrian, aye; Lonnie Neddenriep, abstain; Darren Oestmann, aye. Motion carried.
Moved by Keith Bohling to approve the second and final reading of Board Policy 1321, Sex Offenders. Seconded by Darren Oestmann. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Moved by David Bohling to donate $200 to the Village of Johnson for diesel fuel used for snow removal for the district. Seconded by Arlen Grotrian. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Moved by Lonnie Neddenriep to accept the resignation of Nick Hyde as Industrial Technology teacher. Seconded by Darren Oestmann. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Moved by Keith Bohling to enter into executive session to prevent needless injury to an individual at 8:28 p.m. Seconded by David Bohling. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Moved by Arlen Grotrian to return to regular session at 9:13 p.m. Seconded by Lonnie Neddenriep.
Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Moved by Darren Oestmann to adjourn the regularly scheduled March Board of Education meeting at 9:14 p.m. Seconded by David Bohling. Roll call vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Johnson-Brock Public Schools Board of Education will be April 12, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.
Herald - March 18
The Board of Commissioners of the County of Nemaha, Nebraska will receive sealed bids at the office of the Nemaha County Clerk until March 24, 2010 8:30 a.m. for the replacement of 2 existing heating and air conditioning rooftop units at the Nemaha County Law Enforcement Building, 1805 N Street, Auburn NE.
Receipt of bids will close at 8:30 a.m., on the 24th day of March, 2010 and immediately thereafter such bids will be simultaneously opened publicly and in the presence of the bidders or representatives of the bidders. All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked on the outside “Heating/Air Conditioning Law Enforcement. Bldg.”
The County of Nemaha, Nebraska reserves the right to waive informalities and to reject any or all bids. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of 30 days after the time of receiving bids. Awarding of the bid will be in accordance with Section #10 of LB 393 known as the County Purchasing Act.
County Clerk for the County of Nemaha, Nebraska
Herald - March 11, 18
NOTICE OF HEARING ON SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS IN STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS NOS. 2008-1 AND 2008-2 OF
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all persons owning or occupying lots or parcels of land in Street Improvement Projects Nos. 2008-1 and 2008-2 of the City of Auburn, Nebraska; that the Mayor and Council of the City will meet in the City Hall in said City on the 22nd day of March, 2010, at 5:15 o’clock p.m. for the purpose of considering and levying special assessments on the lots and parcels of land in said Projects. At said time and place a hearing will be granted to all persons owning or occupying said tracts or parcels of land or otherwise interested therein. A map of the property in said Projects is on file in the office of the City Clerk and is open to public inspection.
The street improved in Street Improvement Project No. 2008-1 is “S” Street from the intersection of “S” Street and 23rd Street, south approximately 300 feet.
The street improved in Street Improvement Project No. 2008-1 of “S” Street from the paved intersection of 24th Street to the paved intersection of 26th Street.
Said assessments are made to pay for paving improvements in Street Improvement Projects Nos. 2008-1 and 2008-2.
BY ORDER OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF AUBURN, NEBRASKA
Herald-Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18
Notice of Trustee`s Sale
The following described property will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder on 03/29/2010, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (10:00 a.m.) at the East front door of the Nemaha County Courthouse, 1824 N Street, Auburn, NE 68305:
THE SOUTH SEVENTY FIVE (75) FEET OF LOTS EIGHT (8) AND NINE (9), IN BLOCK FIFTEEN (15), IN HOWE, NIXON AND WILLSON`S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF AUBURN, NEMAHA COUNTY, NEBRASKA.
All subject to any and all: (1) real estate taxes, (2) special assessments, (3) easements, covenants, restrictions, ordinances, and resolutions of record which affect the property, and (4) unpaid water bills, (5) prior mortgages and trust deed of record and (6) ground leases of record. The purchaser is responsible for all fees or taxes. This sale is made without any warranties as to title or condition of the property.
By: Erika Knapstein, Trustee, NSBA# 24088
Kozeny & McCubbin, LC
12400 Olive Blvd., Suite 555
St. Louis, MO 63141
First Publication 02/18/2010 , final 03/18/2010
Published in the Nemaha County Herald
K&M Filename: HESADNOR
THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN FROM YOU WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
Herald - Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18
The Village of Brownville is accepting bids for Opera House (Town Hall) Remodeling Project, for General, Electrical, Painting work, according to the Specifications. Plans will be available by March 16, 2010. Bids to be received by April 15, 2010. For more details contact Jim Doty (402) 825-3731; Martin Hansen (402) 825-3501, or write Village of Brownville, P.O. Box 67, Brownville, NE 68321.
Herald-March 11, 18, 25
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE
The following described property will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder at the East Front Door of the Nemaha County Courthouse, 1824 N St., Auburn, Nebraska on the 31st day of March, 2010 at 10:00 o’clock A.M.:
Lots Five (5) and Six (6), Block One Hundred Sixty-Seven (167) in Neal’s Addition, Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska, more commonly known as: 916 5th St., Peru, NE 68421.
The property is being sold “as is” and subject to any unpaid real estate taxes, assessments and any lien or interest superior in right which may affect the subject property. The highest bidder will deposit $500.00 in cash or certified funds with the Trustee at the time of the sale, which shall be non-refundable, and the remaining amount due must be paid in cash or certified funds to the Trustee by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the sale; except this requirement is waived when the highest bidder is the current Beneficiary. The successful bidder shall be responsible for applicable transfer fees or taxes including the documentary stamp tax.
DATED 18th day of February, 2010
STEFFI A. SWANSON,
Substitute Trustee (12247)
Herald - Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following-described property will be sold by FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF OMAHA, Trustee, at public auction to the highest bidder in the main lobby of the Nemaha County Courthouse, 1824 N St. Auburn, Nebraska, on April 20, 2010, at 10:00 o’clock a.m.:
Johnson Original Town Block Fourteen (14), Lots Twelve through Sixteen (12-16) in Nemaha County, Nebraska.
The successful bidder shall submit payment of the winning bid in full on the day and time of the sale, April 20, 2010 at the offices of Locher Pavelka Dostal Braddy & Hammes, except this requirement is waived when the highest bidder is the Beneficiary.
DATED this 24 day of February, 2010.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF OMAHA, Trustee
By: P. Schneider
For: LOCHER PAVELKA DOSTAL BRADDY & HAMMES, LLC
200 The Omaha Club
2002 Douglas Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
Phone: (402) 898-7000
Fax: (402) 898-7130
Patricia D. Schneider #24036
Attorney for Trustee
Herald-March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF NEMAHA COUNTY,
Estate of GARY L. WHITNEY, Deceased
Estate No. PR10-4
Notice is hereby given that on February 22, 2010, in the County Court of Nemaha County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statment of Informal Probate of the Will of said Decedent and that Sheila R. Boden, whose address is 2884 Woodhaven Circle, DePere, WI 54115, was informally appointed by the Registrar as Personal Representative of the Estate.
Creditors of this Estate must file their claims with this Court on or before May 4, 2010, or be forever barred.
Clerk of the County Court
1824 N Street
Auburn, NE 68305
Albert G. Fuller
FULLER LAW OFFICE
910 13th Street
Auburn, NE 68305
Herald-March 4, 11, 18
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF NEMAHA COUNTY,
Patricia A. Packett, Deceased
Estate No. PR10-6
Notice is hereby given that on March 10, 2010, in the County Court of Nemaha County, Nebraska, Louie M. Ligouri, whose address is 1118 15th Street, P.O. Box 99, Auburn, Nebraska 68305, was informally appointed by the Registrar as Personal Representative of this Estate.
Creditors of this Estate must file their claims with this Court on or before the 18th day of May, 2010, or be forever barred.
Nemaha County Courthouse
1824 N Street
Auburn, Nebraska 68305
Louie M. Ligouri (16708)
Ligouri Law Office
P.O. Box 99
Auburn, Nebraska 68305
Herald-March 18, 25, April 1
MINUTES OF A PUBLIC HEARING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF PERU, NEBRASKA ON FEBRUARY 8, 2010 AT 6:30 P.M.
Present were: Mayor Ryan and Council Members: Darrin Reeves, Joe Whisler and Judie Douglas. Upon roll call by the City Clerk, a quorum was declared.
Mayor Ryan officially opened the public hearing for the 2010 1&6 Year Street Plan and informed the public of the location of the posting of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act.
The Council reviewed the proposed plan as follows:
ONE YEAR PLAN
1. North 5th Street Drainage Correction, Sycamore to Walnut ($55,000);
2. 5th Street: Main St. to Mulberry St. ($50,000);
3. 6th Street: Hoyt St. to Nebraska St. ($35,000);
4. Neal Street: Park Avenue East to City Limits ($18,000);
5. 7th Street: Washington St. to Nebraska St. ($18,000);
6. Sycamore Street: 5th Street West to Property Line ($22,000).
SIX YEAR PLAN
*Includes all projects from One Year Plan
1. Asphalt Overlay, Park Avenue: 5th Street to South City Limits ($140,000)
Evan Wickersham with JEO Consulting explained which projects are on the 1 Year Plan and said they are all asphalt projects, with the exception of the drainage correction on North 5th Street which also focuses on some drainage issues. Mr. Wickersham explained we do not have to do everything on the 1 year plan and these can carry over to the 6 Year Plan next year. Council Member Whisler asked Mr. Wickersham if he was aware of the damage done to 5th Street from the hauling of dirt by KDI Excavating. Mr. Wickersham said he was aware of this situation. Council Member Whisler said he would like to wait on the 5th Street project until we find out what the College plans on doing to make repairs to 5th Street. Mr. Wickersham agreed. Mayor Ryan explained that even if we wait to hear from the college, this project had to be on the 1 Year Plan. Mr. Whisler said he understands that.
Council Member Reeves introduced Resolution 2010-03 to approve the 2010 1&6 Year Street Plan for the City of Peru and moved for its passage. Council Member Whisler seconded the motion. Vote indicated: “AYE” All. Motion: carried.
Mayor Ryan officially closed the 1&6 Public Hearing.
Lesley R. Ryan, Mayor
Cindy L. Moran
proceedings of the nemaha county board of commissioners meeting
march 10, 2010
County Board of Commissioners of the County of Nemaha, State of Nebraska met on March 10, 2010, Commissioner’s Chambers, Nemaha County Courthouse, Auburn NE for a regular scheduled meeting. Notice of meeting published in the Nemaha County Herald on March 4, 2010. The agenda for the meeting was kept continually current and available for public inspection at the office of Nemaha County Clerk during normal business hours and also on the Nemaha County website. The agenda was held open until one business day prior to the meeting for appearance before the board and items for approval by the Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners has the right to modify the agenda to include items of an emergency nature only at such public meeting.
Chairman Lovelace called the meeting to order at 8:25 a.m. Present for the meeting: Commissioner District 1 Bob Hutton, Commissioner District 2 Monty Lovelace, Commissioner District 3 Randy Rohrs and County Clerk Joyce Oakley.
Motion by Hutton, seconded by Rohrs to approve the agenda as presented. Roll call vote: Rohrs, aye; Lovelace, aye; Hutton, aye.
Motion by Rohrs, seconded by Hutton to approve the 2010 regular scheduled meeting minutes with no corrections. Roll call vote: Hutton, aye; Lovelace, aye; Rohrs, aye.
Motion by Hutton, seconded by Rohrs to approve the claims for payment as presented by the County Clerk and authorized for payment by the Board of Commissioners. Roll call vote: Lovelace, aye; Hutton, aye; Rohrs, aye.
Chairman Lovelace noted the posting of the Open Meeting Poster and the availability of the Open Meeting Handouts to the public.
Marty Fattig, Director Nemaha County Hospital presented the quarterly report for Nemaha County Hospital.
Marty Fattig presented a price quote in the amount of $30,000.00 less $12,000.00 discount for previous form purchase and $12,000.00 for Site Visit Discount for a purchase price of $6,000.00 for a Electronic Forms, Conversion to Site License for the Nemaha County Hospital. The $6,000.00 price is less than $10,000.00, therefore the board did not need to ratify the purchase of the Electronic Forms.
Marty Fattig presented a price quote in the amount of $21,950.00 for a Computerized Radiography Project for the Nemaha County Hospital. Motion by Rohrs, seconded by Hutton to ratify the purchase of the Computerized Radiography Project in the amount of $21,950.00 as recommended by the Nemaha County Hospital Board. Roll call vote: Rohrs, aye; Hutton, aye; Lovelace, aye.
Rachel Rieger was present to request the board consider changing her contract for Law Enforcement food service to a set number of years with the price of meals negotiated each year. Board will consider advertising the food service contract and changing it to a 5 year contract.
Public notice was published in the Nemaha County Herald on March 4, 2010 to submit sealed bids to the county clerk for lawn mower with snow blower attachments. The following bids were received and publicly opened in the presence of the bidders: Stutheit Implement Co. John Deere LA 115 19 HP 42” Deck $3,398.00, John Deere X360 PS w48x (300 hrs) $5,550.00, John Deere X540 M-T w/54X HDAP (500 hrs) $7,550.00, John Deere X720 ULT 2 WS (700 hrs) $9,025.00 w/John Deere 54” Snow blower Quick Hitch $2,550.00, Used John Deere X485 54” (with 250 hours), bag, snow blower with blade, weights and chains, power steering $7,500.00. Motion by Hutton, seconded by Rohrs to accept the bid from Stutheit Implement Co. for the used John Deere X485 mower with attachments in the amount of $7,500.00. Roll call vote: Hutton, aye; Lovelace, aye; Rohrs, aye.
Public notice was published in the Nemaha County Herald on March 4, 2010 to receive sealed bids for sprinkler system service and repair, yard chemical application for Nemaha County Courthouse. The following bids were received and publicly opened in the presence of the bidders: American Lawncare sprinkler system service $40.00 per hour plus parts, yard chemical application $1,320.00 per season; Reiger Lawn & Landscape sprinkler system service $45.00 trip charge per service call & $50.00 per hr plus materials, yard chemical application $1,325.00 per season. Motion by Hutton, seconded by Rohrs to accept the bid from American Lawncare for the sprinkler system service in the amount of $40.00 per hour plus parts and yard chemical application in the amount of $1,320.00 per season. Roll call vote: Rohrs, aye; Lovelace, aye; Hutton, aye.
Brian Wilson, Family Heritage requested to visit with county employees regarding offering their service for supplemental insurance. Board gave him permission to visit with the employees during work hours.
Auburn Development Council members, Glen Kruger, Annie Thomas, Daryl Obermeyer, and Dave Pippert visited with the board regarding past and current projects of the council.
Gary Lesoing and Kristie Nutsch-Fulton were present at the meeting to update the 4-H program in Nemaha County.
Motion by Hutton, seconded by Rohrs to adopt Resolution 10-12 authorizing the Chairman to sign Agreement between the County of Nemaha and State of Nebraska Department of Roads for Project No. BR-NBIS(83), Fracture Critical Bridge Inspection Project with Soft Match Funds being used for the county 20% ($3,018.43) of the total cost of the project, estimated at $15,092.13. Roll call vote: Lovelace, aye; Hutton, aye; Rohrs, aye.
AMAC Towing, se 302.50
Action Tech, se, eq 339.99
Alamar Uniforms, su 1,613.65
American Recycling, se 675.70
Ameritas Life, ret 4,336.31
AS Central Finance, se 448.00
Aub Newspapers, pub 2,709.88
Beethe, Benjamin, atty fe 445.00
Best Printing, su 103.00
Black Hills Energy, ut 378.91
Bd Public Works, ut 4,602.75
Bob Barker Co, su 333.38
Casey’s, fu 515.21
Chip’s Sew Machine, se 65.00
Cole, Bob, reim 37.48
Constellation, ut 1,805.20
Culligan, su 77.80
Douglas Co Treas, se 250.00
Edwards Chemicals, su 78.45
Fankhauser, Allen, cont 4,166.66
Halbert, Chris, atty fe 5,939.89
Hines, Charles, mi 45.95
Lawsoft, sftwr 80.00
Lesoing, Gary, mi 92.00
Lynch’s Hardware, su 15.20
Lynn Peavey, su 167.75
Microfilm Image, se 123.00
MIPS Inc, sftwr 1,080.33
Modern Methods, cont 532.66
Nem Co Ag Society, rt 40.00
Nem Co Clk, HRA 3,500.00
Nem Co Court, fe 412.50
Nem Co Sheriff, fe, su 615.40
Nem Co Tax, ss, fwh 7,785.89
Nutsch-Fulton, K, mi 22.50
Nutt, Brenda, wit fe, mi 25.50
OPPD, ut 34.59
Orscheln, su 29.12
Presto-X Com, se 188.49
Quill, su 533.86
RL Polk, su 220.00
Region V Serv, se 79.77
Richardson Co Sheriff, se 6.00
Rieger, Rachel, bd pr 2,766.40
Sack Lumber, su 15.98
Sam’s Club, su, du 123.28
Sarpy Co Court, su 3.25
Sirchie Finger Print, su 110.74
Striggow, Randi, mi, pstg 168.40
TerraScan, sftw 400.00
The Cleaners, se 323.00
The Hartford, annt 150.00
Tincher Auburn, se 26.95
Tri-State Office, su 2,000.39
U-Save Pharmacy, me su 616.51
UNL Is Comm, se 84.79
Verizon Wireless, se 611.40
Windstream, se 148.21
American Recycling, se 54.00
Ameritas Life, ret 2,022.18
Aub Family Hlth, se 68.00
Black Hills Energy, ut 101.98
Bd Public Works, ut 1,541.40
CCC Campus, reg 105.00
Constellation, ut 415.16
Egger Bros Inc, su 5.04
Farmer Coop, fu,oil 10,985.50
Ferrellgas, ut 2,139.79
Graybill Tire, pts, la 415.63
Johnson Quik, ti re, pts 188.90
Lawson Products, su 556.61
Lueders Petro, fu 6,078.62
Martin Marietta, rk 11,419.32
Meyer-Earp, pts, la 680.05
Midwest Service, su,pts 3,904.35
Nem Co Tax, ss, fwh 4,267.80
NMC Exchange, pts 2,159.12
Orscheln, su 136.94
Powerplan, pts 331.46
Stutheit Imple, pts, oil 862.17
Wick’s Sterling, pts 235.11
Windstream, se 40.00
Ameritas Life, ret 136.80
Hall, Cassandra, mi 21.00
Nem Co Tax, ss, fwh 313.32
Kruger, Mary, mi 34.00
Ameritas, ret 307.19
Baker, Kayleigh, mi 20.00
Marriott, ldg 567.00
Nem Co Tax, ss, fwh 622.19
Osborne, Laura, mi 231.50
Pamida, su 5.38
The Aim Inst, se 1,000.00
American Tower, se 541.00
Windstream, se 1,365.71
atty fe, attorney fees; bd pr, board of prisoners; bldg re, building repair; sftwr, computer software; cont, contract; du, dues; eq, equipment; fe, fees; fu, fuel; la, labor; me se, medical service; me su, medical supply; mi, mileage; pts, parts; pstg, postage; pub, publication; reg, registration: ret, retirement; se, service; su, supplies; ut, utilities; reim, reimbursement
With no further business to come before the Board of Commissioners, motion by Rohrs, seconded by Lovelace to adjourn at 12:35 p.m.
Chairman, Board of Commissioners
I, Joyce Oakley, the undersigned County Clerk of Nemaha County, Nebraska do hereby certify the foregoing minutes are true and are a part of the official records of this office. A complete copy of the minutes is available during normal business hours at the Nemaha County Clerk’s office.
Herald - March 18
MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF PERU, NEBRASKA ON FEBRUARY 8, 2010 AT 7:00 P.M.
Present were: Mayor Lesley Ryan and Council Members: Judie Douglas, Darrin Reeves and Joe Whisler. Other members of the public were also present.
Mayor Ryan called the meeting to order and informed the public of the location of the posting of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act.
The Council reviewed the minutes from the January 11, 2010 Council Meeting. Council Member Whisler made motion to accept the minutes as written. Council Member Reeves seconded the motion for acceptance. Vote indicated: “AYE” All Motion: carried.
The Clerk reported the November 2009 sales tax deposit was $2,020.17. Other correspondence was received.
The monthly claims were reviewed. Council Member Reeves made motion to accept the claims as presented. Motion was seconded by Council Member Douglas. Vote indicated: “AYE” All. Motion: Carried.
The January water report is available at City Hall for public inspection.
Mayor Ryan presented her Mayor’s report for January 2010.
Mayor Ryan made official nomination for Jay Moran as East Ward Council Member. Mayor Ryan said that if he is approved by the Council, the City will take extra measures to assure there is no conflict of interest, such as bidding work and abstaining from votes relating to him doing work for the City. Council Member Reeves made motion to nominate Jay Moran as the East Ward Council Member. Motion was seconded by Council Member Whisler. Vote indicated: “AYE” All. Motion: Carried. The City Clerk conducted the swearing-in of Jay Moran as East Ward Council Member.
Ruth Heywood was next on the agenda representing the Peru Chamber of Commerce requesting a donation for Old Man River Days. Heywood was not present.
Regarding the City Sales Tax item on the agenda, the Mayor asked the Clerk to explain. The Clerk explained that when the City Sales Tax was approved in 2004, the verbiage stated it would be for a period of 5 years and that the monies collected would be used specifically for streets. The Nebraska Department of Revenue contacted the City Clerk in 2009 and asked that the City pass a new resolution removing the 5 year and street specific verbiage on the resolution. This new verbiage will be included on the ballot for the upcoming primary election on May 11, 2010. The clerk explained this is not an additional 1% sales tax, this is simply to continue to impose the current 1% tax. Council Member Douglas asked if we had to continue with the 1% sales tax or if we could raise it .5%. The Clerk explained we must have this new resolution to the County Clerk by March 1st in order for it to be on the May ballot. The Mayor explained that if we wanted to raise the tax in the future, it would have to be addressed separately. Council Member Douglas made motion to adopt Resolution #2010-04, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF PERU, NEBRASKA, DIRECTING AND AUTHORIZING THE CONDUCTING OF AN ELECTION TO DETERMINE IF THE CITY OF PERU, NEBRASKA SHOULD BE AUTHORIZED TO CONTINUE TO IMPOSE THE SALES AND USE TAX PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED FOR THE CITY OF PERU. Motion was seconded by Council Member Reeves. Vote indicated: ”AYE” All Motion: Carried.
Regarding the request from PSC to close Hoyt Street from 6th to 7th for a construction project, Council Member Moran asked if the college is going to put up signs and flashing lights on barricades to indicate the closing of the street. Paul Pate with PSC assured the Council this would be done. Pate also explained that 6th Street would be closed to the College President’s property line. Moran asked how long they needed the street closed. Pate said from 1 year to 15 months. Mayor Ryan said it is a $5 million dollar project. Moran asked Pate where the barricades would be placed. Pate said they will put them at 6th and Hoyt Street, at the President’s House property line on 6th Street and at 7th Street. Moran asked if the College would make changes to their street closing signs if the City is not happy with how it is done. Pate said that would not be a problem. After brief discussion, Council and Mayor approved the closing of the street.
Regarding the demolition status of the properties addressed on Resolution 2009-04, correspondence was received from City Attorney Steve Mercure with recommended direction to pursue. The Clerk is to contact Glen Hogue, City Zoning Administrator/Inspector and have him inspect and provide a report to the City regarding the condition of the properties. The Clerk is to provide an update at the March meeting on the demolition status of these properties.
Lesley Ryan, Mayor
Attest: Cindy L. Moran, City Clerk
A complete copy of the minutes is available at Peru City Hall for public inspection.