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CITY COUNCIL MEETING PROCEEDINGS

JANUARY 8, 2018

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 8th day of January, 2018, at 6:00 o’clock P.M. The following individuals were present: John Coates, Miles Bannan, Mark Werner, George Klein and Keith Crofutt. Councilmembers absent: None. Others present: City Manager Greg Yanker, City Clerk Donna Rust, City Attorney Adam Edmund, Public Works Director Milo Rust, Chief of Police Tim Lordino and Zoning/Building Official Janet Johnson. Others absent: None.

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: Klein, Crofutt, Coates, Bannan, Werner. 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. 2017-31, December 18, 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 Civil Service Commission meeting held December 5, 2017, and the Minutes for the Planning Commission meeting held December 11, 2017, were distributed.

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

Mayor Coates proclaimed January 16, 2018, as Religious Freedom Day. June Ballard was in attendance to accept the proclamation. Several members of the clergy were also in attendance in support of the proclamation. Mayor Coates commended Ms. Ballard for her efforts over the years to recognize Religious Freedom Day.

Mayor Coates proclaimed January 2018 as National Radon Action Month. Vice Mayor Bannan encouraged all to take advantage of the free testing kits that are available through the Panhandle Public Health District.

Zoning/Building Official Janet Johnson presented a report on the building permits issued during the 2017 calendar year.

Vice Mayor Bannan spoke on behalf of the Chadron Fur Trade Days organization regarding proposed 2018 activities. Members Jessie Roberts and Kristina Harter were also in attendance.

The Council discussed the proposed changes and the street closures for the Fur Trade Days activities. They were in agreement that some logistics still need to be worked out. The City Manager and City staff will work together with the organization on the proposed street closings.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-01, which Resolution approves five bank depositories for 2018. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Bannan, Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-01 was passed and adopted.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-02, which Resolution recommends approval of the request from The Favorite Bar for a Special Designated Liquor License for a Wild Game Feed on January 28, 2018. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Bannan, Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-02 was passed and adopted.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-03, which Resolution recommends approval of the request from the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department for a Special Designated Liquor License for a reception and dinner on February 24, 2018. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Bannan, Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-03 was passed and adopted.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-04, which Resolution recommends approval of the request from the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department for a Special Designated Liquor License for a reception and dinner on March 17, 2018. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Bannan, Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-04 was passed and adopted.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-05, which Resolution approves Change Order No. 1 as presented by KL Wood & C0., LLC, resulting in a no-cost adjustment to the contract price for the West Storage Tank Valve Replacement Project. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Bannan, Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-05 was passed and adopted.

The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-06, which Resolution acknowledges completion of the West Storage Tank Valve Replacement Project and authorizes payment in the amount of $133,933.00 for materials furnished and work performed for the project by KL Wood & Co., LLC. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Bannan, Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-06 was passed and adopted.

Motion was made and seconded to approve the following appointments to Boards and Commissions:

Terri Haynes, Airport Advisory Committee; Judd Hageman, Business Improvement District; Celeste Lee and Duane Gardener, Citizen Advisory Review Committee – Economic Development; Stephanie Baumgarten and Ben Watson, Community Development Advisory Committee; Frederika Summerville, Housing authority; Drew Petersen, Annie Loutzenhiser and Rob Wahlstrom, Library Board; Justin Coupens, Justin Murdock and Bob Hardy, Planning Commission; Tim Lordino, Mike Waugh, Bonnie Beckstrom and Lee Branson, Property Maintenance Code – Problem Resolution Team; Ann Buchman, Kurt E. Kirbacher, Steve Welch, Roger Wess, Vice Mayor Miles Bannan, Councilmember George Klein and City Manager Greg Yanker, Community Solar Task Force; Rich Halverson, Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Deb Cottier, Chadron Representative to the Panhandle Area Development District; George Klein, Representative to the Solid Waste Agency of Northwest Nebraska (SWANN), Milo Rust as first alternate, and Keith Crofutt as second alternate; Miles Bannan, City Representative for the Chadron Chamber of Commerce; Mark Werner as City Council Representative to the Board of Directors for the Northwest Nebraska Development Corporation. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Bannan, Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. The motion carried.

The City Attorney advised that the following appointments with indefinite terms did not require a motion: City Manager Greg Yanker as Representative to the Public Alliance for Community Energy (ACE), and Public Works Director Milo Rust as alternate; Mayor John Coates, Representative to the Legislative Committee for the League of Nebraska Municipalities; City Manager Greg Yanker, Ex Officio Representative to the Northwest Nebraska Development Corporation (NNDC); and Milo Rust, Representative to the Heartland Expressway Association.

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The Council considered Resolution No. 2018-07, which Resolution appoints City Manager Greg Yanker as the representative for the City of Chadron to the Members’ Council of the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool and Public Works Director Milo Rust as the alternative representative for the City of Chadron. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Bannan, Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2018-07 was passed and adopted.

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

A&M Aviation LLC, Reimb, 3,453.91; Armstrong, Alyse, Utility Deposit Refund, 31.92; Black Hills Energy, Se, 7,749.01; Blue 360 Media, Manuals, 631.35; Celebrate the Season, Su, 35.38; Business Connection, Su, 75.96; Business Connection, CDBG Draw #20, 15,958.44; Cakes & Etc., Rolls, 54.00; Century Link, Se, 1,080.22; Chadron Glass & Windows, Se, 75.00; Chadron, City of, 1/18 Dental Ins. Side Fund, 1,405.34; Chadron, City of, 1/18 Health Ins. Side Fund, 24,793.88; Chadron, City of, FICA thru 12/26/17, 7,221.12; Chadron, City of, Payroll thru 12/26/17, 98,785.37; Chadron, City of, Investigatory Funds for Police Dept., 500.00; CityServiceValcon, Su, 923.33; CityServiceValcon, Maint. Fees, 62.00; DAS State Acctg., Se, 526.67; Defensive Edge Trng., Registration, 450.00; Diamond Lake Book, Su, 89.75; Elec. Engineering & Equip., Street Lamps, 5,155.27; Engravers Inc., Plaques, 278.50; Essential Screens, Se, 80.00; Fire Engineering, Subscr, 39.00; Fire House, Subscr, 24.95; First National Bank Chadron, Safety Deposit Box Renewals, 75.00; First National Bank Chadron, Fees, 40.00; First National Bank NP, HSA thru 12/28/17, 1,020.94; Galls, LLC, Uniforms/Badges, 576.23; Gardner Media, Su, 102.39; Great Plains Comm., Se, 511.90; Hawkins, Inc., Su, 654.00; Heartland Expressway, Memb. Renewal, 2,098.08; Hencey Plbg & Hydronics, Se, 100.00; Hickstein, Richard, Reimb, 579.28; Hills Tire & Supply, Se, 15.00; Holiday Inn Express-Grand Island, Lodging Tax, 18.00; Ideal Linen Supply, Su, 251.49; Ingram Library Services, Su, 478.00; Intl. Assoc. Prop/Evidence, Memb. Renewal, 50.00; Intralinks, Maint/Se, 415.00; John E. Reid & Assoc, Inc., Se, 575.00; Lakota County Times, Subs, 65.00; Lincoln National Life Ins., Premium, 546.51; Martin, Norm & Betty, CDBG Draw #19, 17,065.67; Matt Parrott, Su, 227.83; Mid-States Organized Crime, Memb, 150.00; Midwest Tape, Su, 288.93; Mobius Communications Co., Se, 40.00; Municipal Supply, Inc. of NE, Su, 1,626.73; National Seminars Trng, Registration, 149.00; Native Sun News, Subscr, 40.00; Neb. Dept. Motor Vehicles, Renewal, 6.60; Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, Tax, 7,753.41; Nebraska Public Health Lab, Se, 154.00; Neofunds by Neopost, Postage, 500.00; Newton, Brewer, Reimb, 500.00; Once Call Concepts, Inc., Se, 26.88; Outlaw Printers, Su, 256.17; Pacific Steel & Recycling, Su, 707.05; Panhandle Veterinary Clinic, Se, 1,800.00; Penworthy Company, Su, 165.30; Pests Go, LLC, Se, 95.00; Petty Cash, Reimb, 28.23; Quality Tire, LLC, Se, 40.00; Region 1 OHD, Se, 180.00; Regional Care, Inc., 1/18 Dental Ins. Premium, 34.00; Regional Care, Inc., 1/18 Health Ins. Premium, 22,846.61; Regional Care, Inc., Dental Claims Paid, 1,126.35; Regional Care, Inc., Health Claims Paid, 17,105.23; Sirchie Finger Print Lab, Su, 160.42; Smithsonian Institution, Subscr, 34.00; Tyler Technologies, Inc., Component, 200.00; US Postmaster, Postage, 459.23; Valley Bank, HSA thru 12/26/17, 80.34; Vantagepoint Trust, Employee Pension thru 12/26/17, 1,523.37; Vantagepoint Trust, Police Pension thru 12/26/17, 3,741.71; Verizon Wireless, Se, 929.16; Wahlstrom Ford, Se, 680.62; Wahlstrom Ford, Se, 290.25; Western Comm., Inc., Maint, 222.00. TOTAL: $258,886.28.

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

City Manager Yanker reported on recent problems at the Aquatic and Wellness Center and apologized to those who were not able to use the facility.

Councilmember Werner commented on the Comprehensive Plan. Mayor Coates suggested that a workshop be scheduled to review the Plan and to refresh the Council with the information included in the Plan. A workshop will be scheduled in the near future.

Councilmember Bannan stated that with all of the changes in 2017, he is looking forward to 2018.

Councilmember Werner commented on all of the volunteerism through different clubs and organizations.

Councilmember Crofutt reminded everyone of the change in the dog licensing regulations which require licensing prior to January 31 to avoid additional fees. He also commented on the Aquatic Center.

Mayor Coates thanked the members of the clergy and others who attended the meeting in support of Religious Freedom Day. He also reminded Councilmembers that it is time for the incumbents to consider refiling for City Council if their terms expire in 2018. Mayor Coates announced that he will not be refiling for City Council.

Motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:26 o’clock p.m. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Bannan, Werner, Klein, Crofutt, Coates. The following voted Nay: None. 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 Feb. 7, 2018

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