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CHADRON, NEBRASKA

November 28, 2017

DAWES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

The Public convened meeting of the Dawes County Commissioners in regular session was commenced at the hour of 8:58 A.M. on the 28th day of November, 2017 pursuant to public notice as required by law. The meeting was called to order by Commissioner Stewart. Roll was called and the following Commissioners were present: Commissioners Stewart, Johnson and Rivera. Also present was Cheryl Feist, Dawes County Clerk; Adam Edmund, Deputy County Attorney; Kate Rivera; Jamie Rivera-Haas; Karlin Moody; Connie Bosak; Twila Satchell; Fr. Bernard Berger; Tim Bosak and Mayor David A. Nixon. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by those present. Per LB 898 the Chairman announced the location of posted information concerning the Open Meetings Act. Copies of the Act are available upon request by anyone attending the meeting. Motion by Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Rivera, removing the appointment scheduled for 10:30 A.M. and approving the amended agenda. Roll call vote, Ayes: Johnson, Rivera and Stewart. Nays: None. Motion carried. Motion by Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, to approve the minutes of the November 14, 2017 meeting with the following correction to wit: screener, not screen is using oil. Roll call vote, Ayes: Rivera, Stewart and Johnson. Nays: None. Motion carried. Claims were reviewed. Commissioner Johnson, seconded by Rivera, moved to approve all claims with the exception of claim# 17110202 payable to NACO in the amount of $125.00. Roll call vote, Ayes: Stewart, Johnson and Rivera. Nays: None. Motion carried. There being no correspondence, Public Comment ensued with Dana Streeks objecting to closure of the railroad crossing located between the Crawford Livestock Auction and grain elevator located on Mill Road. If this crossing is closed it will limit egress in bad weather. Karlin Moody expressed concern with emergency personnel getting to her place and semi trucks can’t get in to haul cattle. Jamie Rivera Haas expressed concern this crossing is the only avenue for trucks coming into the bulk plant. Connie Bosak reported train noise has been an on-going issue in the Crawford area. She reported NDOT and the Railroad are in support of closing the crossing due to safety concerns. An offer of $342,600.00 has been made to the City of Crawford to assist with installing a silent warning system and pay for a First Street crossing. Ms. Bosak also indicated in speaking to the Crawford Fire Chief, they are in support of the City of Crawford in pursing this issue. Roy Norgard and Casey Schuhmacher indicated the Fire Department is neutral on the issue. The Fire Department uses Bethel Road, not Mill Road. Karlin Moody reported the Bethel Road route is a private crossing. Twila Satchell suggested Bethel Road be fixed. Board Reports ensued with Vic Rivera-No report; Webb Johnson-Aging Board is working on their budget and Federal Law requires employees to log all work and calls. PADD-money is available for loans and they will possibly hire another person. OHD-working on budget. No RC&D report until January. Stewart-NCAP- The Salvation Army is still in need of bell ringers. The Head Start Program is working on grants. SWANN-The Board discussed insurance coverage which needs to be decided by January of 2018. Region 23-Jack Rhembrandt will join the Board as Deputy Director in January of 2018.

At 9:31 A.M. David Nixon, Mayor of Crawford, met with the Board regarding a silent railroad crossing in Crawford. He indicated after a feasibility study was conducted, the State and Railroad feel there is a safety issue with the railroad crossing located on Mill Road. The State has offered funding to install a silent crossing, however; the funding is time sensitive according to Nixon. Mr. Nixon also indicated for the record the city doesn’t own anything around the Mill Road crossing. Commissioner Rivera asked counsel if the City of Crawford can close a county road. Adam Edmund, Deputy County Attorney, indicated only the county can close a county road. Commissioner Rivera went on to ask if the railroad is so concerned about safety, where are the crossing arms? Mr. Nixon indicated this is a railroad question. A letter from Ken and Laure Sinn was received addressing their concerns with the closure of the railroad crossing on Mill Road. Commissioner Stewart expressed concern with the time frame involved to address this issue. The County can’t possibly close a road by January of 2018 due to State requirements in closing a county road. Commissioner Rivera added a silent crossing is great but it must accommodate all concerned. Adam Edmund asked Connie Bosak if anyone has talked to the railroad regarding the Bethel crossing and she indicated this is happening today. Karlin Moody indicated the Bethel Bridge has an eight (8) ton weight limit and is not the Burlington Northern Railroad. Roy Norgard indicated for the record he likes silent crossings but not at the expense of being bribed. He suggested two (2) silent crossings might be the solution to this issue. Connie Bosak suggested Bethel Road be fixed. A road study resolution will be added to the December 12, 2017 Agenda.

At 9:55 A.M. Larry Hankin met with the Board. Also present was Steve Arner, Susan Leeling, Don Clausen, Pam Mandelko, Casey Schuhmacher and Robert Grant. Mr. Hankin presented Board Members with a bid tabulation sheet on the Knueppel Bridge project. He reported he has been in contact with M.C. Schaff and Associates who have recommended Fuller Construction for the project. Mr. Hankin agrees with the suggestion of M.C. Schaff & Associates. Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, moved to award the Knueppel Bridge contract to Fuller Construction in the amount of $91,052.50. Roll call vote, Ayes: Rivera, Stewart and Johnson. Nays: None. Motion carried. At 10:00 A.M. the Chairman declared the Public Hearing regarding closure of Arner, a portion of Hawthorne and Lawrence Roads open. Public Comment ensued with Steve Arner indicating for the record that Ralph Knode couldn’t be present, however; Arner Road needs elevated and rock or close it due to people tearing up the road and nearby fields. He went on to say they didn’t mean to cause problems by asking for the road to be closed and he will not continue to pull anyone out anymore. Casey Schuhmacher asked about signage on Arner Road. Discussion ensued. Mr. Schuhmacher feels Arner Road needs to remain open and suggested the County have the road surveyed. Robert Grant asked if the road needs to be 24’ and Mr. Hankin indicated the road would be 26’. Don Clausen expressed concern if Arner Road is closed, the Postal Service must use an alternate route and the County should fix the problems with Arner Road. Pam Mandelko wants the road fixed, not closed. Pam Mandelko also shared letters from Carol & Terry Connell, Tanner Connell, Charlie and Calvin Ebermeier, Don Mandelko, Brooke & Kevin Keim, Robert Galey and Cher Reeves who all requested the Board keep Arner Road open. Susan Leeling wants the road fixed, not closed, as backtracking costs her money and time when delivering the mail. Steve Arner indicated for the record he asked Commissioner Stewart to take a drive with him at Mr. Arner’s expense to look at the condition of the road. There being no further comment on Arner Road and no one addressing Hawthorne or Lawrence roads during the hearing, the Chairman declared the Public Hearing closed at 10:25 A.M. Road Updates included the following to wit: District 1-maintenance and blading; District 2-dozing at Brun’s pit and looking at contracting out crushing of the rock; District 3-Rock has been hauled and spread on ½ mile of Galey Road. The Crusher is setting up at the Eleson pit. Hawthorne Road millings were discussed and Mr. Hankin informed the Board the Crusher engine is getting bad and District 3 needs to have the 140H CAT rebuilt. He shared costs associated with a rebuild. The Board recessed at 11:26 A.M. and reconvened to regular session at 11:39 A.M. The next order of business was setting salaries of Elected and Appointed Officials for the next four (4) years. Present was Lindy Coleman, Assessor; Karl Dailey, Sheriff; Celeste Cattin, Clerk of District Court; Chelsie Sparks, Treasurer and Larry Hankin, Highway Superintendent. An official decision regarding salaries will be made at the December 26, 2017 Commissioner meeting after additional information has been provided to the Board. The County Clerk presented the Board with the MAXIMUS contract renewal for review and approval. Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, moved to approve the three (3) year contract with MAXIMUS and directed the Chairman to sign the contract. Roll call vote, Ayes: Stewart, Johnson and Rivera. Nays: None. Motion carried. The Custodial Job description was updated to include services at 342 Main Street. Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Johnson, moved to add 342 Main Street to the Custodial Job Description. Roll call vote, Ayes; Johnson, Rivera and Stewart. Nays: None. Motion carried. The Tourism Board appointment will be addressed at the December 26, 2017 Commissioner Meeting to allow time to advertize the open position.

At 12:35 P.M there being no further business before the Board, the Chairman adjourned the meeting. The next meeting of the Dawes County Commissioners will be December 12, 2017 beginning at 9:00 A.M. with a Board of Equalization meeting, followed by the Commissioner Meeting at approximately 9:20 A.M. Both meetings will be held in the former County Courtroom located in the basement of the Courthouse. A current agenda is available at the Clerk’s Office during normal business hours but will close at 12:00 P.M., December 07, 2017.

Disclaimer: A complete text of all resolutions passed by the Board is available upon request in the County Clerk’s office during normal business hours.

ATTEST:

DAWES COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Cheryl Feist

Dawes County Clerk

November 28, 2017 the following claims were audited, allowed and warrant orders drawn on the respective accounts: Key for claims: 100=General Fund; 200=Roads Fund; 650=Hwy Bridge Buyback Program Fund; 990=Visitor’s Fund; 1100=Reappraisal Fund; 1150=Preservation & Modernization Fund; 1900=Veterans Aid Fund; 2360=Drug Fund; 2500=Grants Fund; 2700=Inheritance Fund; 2910-911=Emergency Communications; 2913=Wireless Communications; 4000=Courthouse Bond Payment Fund.

FUND NAME TOTCLAIMS

100 AFLAC $931.85 100 AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP $9,568.67 100 BLACK HILLS ENERGY $519.15 100 BLACK HILLS PEDIATRICS LLP $440.00 100 BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF NE $34,306.07 100 BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC $73.98 100 CENTURYLINK $14.63 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-CLERK $14.31 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-CO ATTORNEY $17.64 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-COMMISSIONERS $4.97 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-COUNTY COURT $24.10 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-EXTENSION $22.61 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-PUBLIC DEFEND $40.71 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-SHERIFF $38.52 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-TREASURER $22.12 100 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-WEED $4.97 100 CHADRON ACE HARDWARE $111.15 100 CHADRON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH $2,435.75 100 CHADRON PLUMBING $297.89 100 ROBERTA COLEMAN $1,257.73 100 SANDI CRILE $30.00 100 CRITES,SHAFFER,CONNEALY,WATSON,HARF $460.00 100 D&S MARKET,LLC $1,281.81 100 DAS STATE ACCOUNTING $308.04 100 DAWES COUNTY COURT $2,594.13 100 DAWES COUNTY TREASURER $457.00 100 ENGRAVERS $60.00 100 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NORTH PLATTE $16,327.13 100 GENE R GILES DDS PC $204.00 100 GRANT-MILLER COMMUNICATIONS,INC $37.50 100 HILLS TIRE & SUPPLY $28.95 100 JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL-WEED $4.89 100 LA SIGN & SCREEN PRINTING $652.00 100 MANNA SYSTEMS AND CONSULTING $314.00 100 MIPS INC $1,387.07 100 MORRILL COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT $1,080.00 100 NACO $125.00 100 NE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SYSTEM $93.00 100 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE $1,743.69 100 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE/LEVY $25.00 100 NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DIST-WEED $176.67 100 NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION $240.00 100 NEBRASKA TOTAL OFFICE/VETERANS $33.00 100 NEBRASKA WEED CONTROL ASSOCIATION $210.00 100 NORTHWESTERN HEATING AND COOLING $95.00 100 OUTLAW PRINTERS,INC $55.99 100 PESTS GO $35.00 100 PETERSEN DRUG $117.68 100 QUALITY TIRE $45.88 100 RAMADA INN-KEARNEY $219.00 100 RAPID CITY JOURNAL/ASSESSOR $12.15 100 RAPID CITY JOURNAL/COMMISSIONERS $279.07 100 REGIONAL WEST MEDICAL CENTER $6,208.75 100 SAFEWAY-ALLIANCE $19.99 100 SERVICE MATTERS CLEANING $736.58 100 SMITH,KING AND SIMMONS,PC $50.00 100 MICHAEL T VARN,ATTORNEY AT LAW $401.52 100 VERIZON WIRELESS/SHERIFF $549.10 100 VIAERO WIRELESS-WEED $99.49 100 VSP VISION PLAN $257.63 100 WALMART COMMUNITY-TREASURER $184.39 100 WALMART COMMUNITY-VETERANS $63.85 100 WALMART COMMUNITY-WEED $118.55 100 WALMART COMMUNITY/CLERK $28.58 100 WESTERN PATHOLOGY CONSULTANTS INC $1,000.00 100 DAN WORDEKEMPER $24.64 200 AFLAC $270.58 200 AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP $1,154.51 200 BLACK HILLS ENERGY $337.88 200 BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF NE $2,097.45 200 CENTURYLINK LONG DIST-DIST #1 ROADS $22.92 200 DAWES COUNTY TREASURER $55.00 200 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NORTH PLATTE $3,593.71 200 JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL-ROADS $357.37 200 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE $623.79 200 OUTLAW PRINTERS,INC $36.00 200 SANDVIK MINING AND CONTRUCTION USA $400.10 200 TREE DOC $1,500.00 200 VSP VISION PLAN $126.36 990 AFLAC $15.47 990 AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP $66.96 990 BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF NE $88.17 990 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NORTH PLATTE $219.11 990 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE $40.18 2910 AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP $3.38 2910 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NORTH PLATTE $16.50 2910 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE $3.35 2910 WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC $149.00

Publish Nov. 6, 2017

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING PROCEEDINGS

NOVEMBER 6, 2017

The Mayor and City Council of the City of Chadron, Nebraska met in regular session in the City Hall Council Chambers at 234 Main Street on the 6th day of November, 2017, at 6:00 o’clock P.M. The following individuals were present: John Coates, Mark Werner, George Klein and Keith Crofutt. Councilmembers absent: Miles Bannan. Others present: City Manager Greg Yanker, City Clerk Donna Rust, Zoning/Building Official Janet Johnson, Lieutenant Rick Hickstein and Finance Officer Jeanette Puzzo. Others absent: City Attorney Adam Edmund, Public Works Director Milo Rust and Chief of Police Tim Lordino.

Mayor Coates called the meeting to order and declared a quorum present. The Mayor also read the following before continuing with the meeting: “As required by Section 84-1412, subsection 8 of the Nebraska Statutes, notice is hereby given that a copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted for your examination on the wall inside the door to these City Council Chambers.”

Motion was made and seconded approve the agenda as written. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Bannan, Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Motion carried.

The following items of business were conducted.

Motion was made and seconded to approve the Consent Agenda, which included the following items:

Minutes for City Council Meeting No. 2017-27, October 16, 2017

The Minutes were approved as written and distributed.

2) Correspondence

There was no correspondence to report.

3) Minutes for Boards and Commissions

The Minutes for the Problem Resolution Team meetings held August 23, 2017, and September 27, 2017, as approved by the PRT on October 25, 2017, were distributed.

4) Monthly Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer’s Report for the month of September 2017 was distributed.

The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Absent: Bannan. Motion carried.

City Manager Yanker reported on a grant application through the Sioux County Foundation, in the amount of $10,000.00, to help with costs for the 2018 State Fly-In.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2017-146, which Resolution authorizes the submittal of a grant application from the Sioux County Foundation for the 2018 State Fly-In. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Absent: Bannan. Resolution No. 2017-146 was passed and adopted.

Parks/Cemetery Superintendent Scott Schremmer was in attendance and reported on the bid opening for a New 2017 or Newer, ¾ Ton 4x4 Pickup Truck, and explained his recommendation.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2017-147, which Resolution determines that the quote of Chadron Motor Company for the purchase of one new 2018 ¾ Ton 4x4 Pickup, be accepted and the purchase of said vehicle be authorized. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Absent: Bannan. Resolution No. 2017-147 was passed and adopted.

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Lieutenant Rick Hickstein presented the specifications for a New 2018 Mid-Size Police/Special Service Package Sports Utility Vehicle and answered questions.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2017-148, which Resolution approves the specifications for One New 2018 Mid-Size Police/Special Service Package Sports Utility Vehicle, and declares a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria as surplus property to allow the trade-in of such vehicle at the time of the purchase of the new vehicle. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Absent: Bannan. Resolution No. 2017-148 was passed and adopted.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2017-149, which Resolution approves the temporary use of Highway US-20 at the intersection of Highway US-20 and Main Street on Thursday, December 7, 2017, for the 2017 Parade of Lights. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Absent: Bannan. Resolution No. 2017-149 was passed and adopted.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2017-150, which Resolution declares certain City property as surplus and authorizes the property to be sold to the highest bidder at auction, upon acceptance by the City Manager. The City Manager is also authorized to discard any of the surplus personal property as he deems to be in the best interest of the City to do so. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Absent: Bannan. Resolution No. 2017-150 was passed and adopted.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2017-151, which Resolution approves Progress Estimate No. 1 in the amount of $49,080.51 for materials furnished and work performed in the construction of Sanitary Sewer Extension District No. 69 (East Niobrara Avenue), by Eric Reichert Insulation & Construction, Inc. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Absent: Bannan. Resolution No. 2017-151 was passed and adopted.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2017-152, which Resolution approves the Application and Certificate for Payment No. 12 in the amount of $181,375.00 for materials furnished and work performed in the construction of the Municipal Pool Enclosure Project, as presented by MAC Construction Co., Inc. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Absent: Bannan. Resolution No. 2017-152 was passed and adopted.

Motion was made, seconded to approve the list of claims. The following Councilmembers voted Bannan, Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. Those voting Nay: None.

A&M Aviation, Reimb, 3,486.38; Baker & Associates, Se, 5,5--/5-‘ Bauerkempers, Inc., Tires, 388.55; Black Hills Energy, Se, 4,393.48; BLR, Subscr, 1,495.00; Brennan Electric, Inc., Se, 225.00; Business Connection, Su, 1,512.50; Butler Machinery Co., Su, 35.04; Century Link, Se, 1,143.42; Cerny’s Body Shop, Su, 21.50; Chadron Ace Hardware, Su, 21.50; Chadron Motor Company, Equipment, 6.256.00; Chadron Public Schools, Su, 151.38; Chadron, City of, 11/17 Dental Ins Side Fund, 1,446.82; Chadron, City of, 11/17 Health Ins Side Fund, 27,513.48; Chadron, City of, FICA thru 10/17/17, 6,692.47; Chadron, City of, FICA thru 10/31/17, 92,112.80; Chadron, City of, Payroll thru 1-/17/17, 92,112.80; Chadron, City of, Payroll thru 10/31/17, 93,837.90; CityServiceValcon, Fuel, 17,341.10; CityServiceValcon, Maint, 30.00; CityService Valcon, Su, 73.65; Coe Engineering, Se, 2,982.00; Connections, Inc., Fee, 1,920.00; Contractors Materials, Inc., Su, 46.20; Core & Main, Su, 467.63; Cornhusker Press, Pet Tags, 125.00; Culligan Water Conditioning, Rent, 60.00; Das State Acctg – Central Finance, Se, 90.05; Donald’s Drive In Hot Stuff Pizza, Lunch, 96.15; Edmund, Adam, Se, 400.00; Engravers, Name Plate, 14.00; Eric Reichert Insulation & Const., Progress Estimate #1, 49,080.51; ETS Corporation, Su, 123.14; First National Merchant Solution, Fees, 30.16; First National Bank NP, HSA thru 10/17/17, 903.74; First National Bank NP, HSA thru 10/31/17, 987.08; GIS Workshop, Subsc, 4,635.00; GIS Workshop, Subsc, 600.00; Hach, Su, 381.51; Hawkins, Inc., Su, 4,579.82; Hills Tire & Supply, Se, 180.52; Ideal Linen Supply, Su, 354.58; Intralinks, Inc., Computer, 1,178.20; J&G Enterprises, Woodchips, 1,650.00; Johnson, Maya, Reimb, 50.00; Kutschara, Shauna, Se, 80.00; LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Lodging, 186.00; Lincoln National Life Insurance Co., Ins, 582.82; L-Tron Corporation, Scanner, 329.00; MAC Construction, Progress Estimate #12, 181,375.00; Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc., Su, 29.36; Matt Parrott/Storey Kenworthy, Su, 498.14; Mid-American Research Chemical Co., Su, 112.00; Midwest Laboratories, Inc., Su, 29.95; Mobius Communications Company, Se, 40.00; Mobius Communications Company, Rental, 840.00; Municipal Supply, Inc. of Nebraska, Su, 8,606.83; Nebraska Dept. Health & Human Svc, License, 28.75; Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, Tax, 8,532.50; Nebraska Public Power District, Se, 289.09; Nebraskaland Tire, Se, 15.00; Old Dominion Brush Company, Su, 1,357.48; One Call Concepts, Inc., Se, 62.34; Outlaw Printers, Su, 182.76; Pests Go, LLC, Se, 195.00; Puchner, James & Roxanna, LB840 Funds, 100,000.00; Quality Tire, Tires/Se, 3,505.51; Region I OHD, SE, 212.50; Regional Care, Inc., 11/17 Dental Ins. Premium, 34.00; Regional Care, Inc., 11/17 Health Ins Premium, 25,191.73; Regional Care, Inc., Dental Claims Paid, 1,473.30; Regional Care, Inc., Health Claims Paid, 17,404.35; Respond First Aid Systems, Su, 62.28; Rhembrandt, Jack, Concrete Work, 3,504.14; Scott Roberts Electric, Inc., Se, 2,799.60; Sears Hometown Store, Su, 799.98; Spencer, Andrew (Chad Screen Repair), Se, 150.00; TTG Enterprises, Inc., Se, 1,045.00; Thewke, Ray, Reimb, 4.04; Thewke, Ray, Reimb, 4.98; Tyler Technologies, Su, 200.00; US Postmaster, Postage, 489.05; Valley Bank, HSA thru 10/17/17, 80.34; Valley Bank, HSA thru 10/31/17, 80.40; Vantagepoint Trust, Employee Pension thru 10/17/17, 3,276.50; Vantagepoint Trust, Employee Pension thru 10/31/17, 3,321.49; Vantagepoint Trust, Police Pension thru 10/17/17, 1,626.81; Vantagepoint Trust, Police Pension thru 10/31/17, 1,591.82; Verizon Wireless, Se, 623.81; W.M. Smith & Associates, Inc., Su, 390.08; Wahlstrom Ford, Inc., Se, 887.98; West 2nd Appliance, Se, 427.80; Western Communications, Inc., Se, 137.00; White River Feed, Su, 338.00; WPCI, Se, 350.00; Xerox Corporation, Lease/Copies, 281.49. TOTAL: $716,356.22.

The foregoing schedule of claims is published in accordance with Nebraska Revised Statutes 19-1102.

City Manager Yanker reported on the recent NIFA meeting in Kearney. He gave a “shout-out” to Chadron City Employees’ Association for the successful chili cook-off. The event raised $1,211 for the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department. He also gave kudos to the Police Department for successfully getting a grant for safety vests. The first work on the Downtown Gathering Space is almost completed. The City Manager stated he is looking toward the next phase.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2017-153, which Resolution excuses the absence of Miles Bannan from the regular Council meeting held November 6, 2017. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Absent: Bannan. Resolution No. 2017-153 was passed and adopted.

Councilmember Werner acknowledged the two high school students in attendance.

Councilmember Crofutt reported on an upcoming event at Chadron State College.

Mayor Coates commented on the recent shooting incident at a church in Texas.

Motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 6:25 o’clock p.m. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Absent: Bannan. Motion carried.

The official Minutes are available for review at the office of the City Clerk.

CITY OF CHADRON

/s/ Donna J. Rust

City Clerk

Publish Dec. 6, 2017

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