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CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
APRIL 15, 2019
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 15th day of April,
2019, at 6:00 o’clock P.M. The following
City Councilmembers were present: Miles
Bannan, Keith Crofutt, Mark Werner, Cheryl
Welch, George Klein. 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, Zoning/Building Official
Janet Johnson, and Finance Officer Jeanette
Puzzo. Others absent: None.
Mayor Bannan 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 to
approve the agenda as written and distributed. The following Councilmembers
voted Aye: Welch, Klein, Bannan Crofutt,
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:
1) Minutes for City Council Meeting
No. 2019-07, April 1, 2019
The Minutes were approved as written
and distributed.
2) Correspondence
There was no correspondence to report.
3) Minutes for Boards and Commissions
The Council received a copy of the
Minutes for the Problem Resolution
Team meeting held February 27, 2019, as
approved by the PRT on March 27, 2019,
and a copy of the Planning Commission
minutes for the April 8, 2019 meeting.
4) Monthly Treasurer’s Report and
Water Report
The Treasurer’s Report and the Water
Report for the month of March, 2019 were
accepted as presented and ordered placed
on file.
5) City Sales Tax Analysis Report
The City Sales Tax Analysis Report was
received by the Council.
6) Summary Analysis Report for the
Chadron Area Aquatics and Wellness
Center
The Council received a summary analysis for the Chadron Area and Aquatics and
Wellness Center as of March 31, 2019.
The report included a breakdown for the
months of October, 2018 through March
2019.
7) Fire Department Membership Update
A letter from Nathan Rau, Secretary for
the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department,
advising of changes during the March 2019
meeting. Maria Baglieri as voted to a 12
month probationary membership. As of
the March 2019, the Department had 49
active members.
8) Special Designated Licenses
Administratively Approved
The Council was informed that the following Special Designated Licenses were
administratively approved:
Chadron Arts Center – Tasting Event
Fund Raiser – Arts Center
(Rescheduled for 04/26/19 due to Snow
Storm)
Niobrara Valley Vineyards – Tasting
Event Fund Raiser– Arts Center
(Rescheduled for 04/26/19 due to Snow
Storm)
Fryday’s 120 Bar & Grill – Wedding
Reception – Fairgrounds (04/27/2019)
Knights of Columbus – Circle of Light
Fund Raiser – Assumption Arena
(04/27/2019)
Councilmember Werner questioned
why the $42,565.69 in the Community
Development Fund was not mentioned

Minutes
during the discussion of a new ice skating
when the Council was advised there were
not any funds available for an ice skating.
City Manager Yanker stated there is a pending application and it is anticipated that the
entire amount of funds available will be
committed for the project.
Councilmember Welch questioned why
the Public Safety Fund is 97% spent, when
the City is halfway through its fiscal year.
Finance Officer Jeanette Puzzo explained
that this expenditure was for payment of
the new Fire Truck.
The following Councilmembers voted
Aye on the motion to approve the Consent
Agenda: Welch, Klein, Bannan, Crofutt,
Werner. The following voted Nay: None.
Motion carried.
Betty March was re-introduced to the
City Council as one of Chadron’s newest
Police Officers. It was noted that Ms.
March was promoted to Police Officer
and has completed her training at the Law
Enforcement Training Academy. Betty has
returned from training and has started her
duties at the Police Department.
Chief of Police Lordino administered
the Oath of Service to Betty.
Clarisa Liston was introduced to the City
Council. Ms. Liston started work for the
City on April 8, 2019 as the new Customer
Service Clerk.
Mayor Bannan proclaimed April 26,
2019, as Arbor Day. Logan Groves and
Phil Lollars, members of the Tree Board,
and Scott Schremmer, Parks/Cemetery
Superintendent, were in attendance in support of the proclamation. A Conservation
Festival will be held on May 7, 2019 at the
Assumption Arena.
Mayor Bannan proclaimed May 18, 2019
as Kids to Parks Day. The proclamation
was requested by the National Park Trust.
Sean Cornish, representing EMC
Insurance Company, was in attendance and
presented the City with dividend checks in
the amounts of $29,946.57 for the City and
$2,250.20 for the Rural Fire Department.
The dividends were based upon safety
efforts by the City and the Fire Department.
Deb Cottier, Executive Director,
Northwest Nebraska Development
Corporation, gave her monthly report and
update of NNDC activities.
Resolution Nos. 2019-26 through 201929, as submitted by the Chadron Area
Chamber of Commerce for the summer
Bands on Bordeaux activities, were presented.
Councilmember Crofutt moved to
approve Resolution Nos. 2019-26 through
2019-29, for the Special Designated Licenses
for the Chamber of Commerce for the
Bands on Bordeaux Concerts. Seconded by
Councilmember Welch.
Councilmember Klein moved to separate Resolution No. 2019-29 for the SDL
on August 15, 2019 from the other SDL
resolutions and address this resolution separately. The event is scheduled the week
that students and parents are in Chadron
preparing for the upcoming school year
at Chadron State College. Councilmember
Klein expressed his objections with this
SDL application, which will have alcohol at
the event, as he is of the opinion that this
is sending a wrong message. Seconded by
Councilmember Werner. The following
Councilmembers voted Aye: Welch, Klein,
Werner. The following voted Nay: Bannan,
Crofutt. Motion carried.
Councilmember Welch also expressed
her concerns with regard to the alcohol.
The Council considered Resolution
No. 2019-26 through 2019-28, which
Resolutions recommend approval of the
request from the Chadron Area Chamber
of Commerce for Special Designated
Liquor Licenses for the summer 2019
Bands on Bordeaux activities on July 11,
July 18, and July 25, 2019. The following Councilmembers voted Aye: Welch,
Bannan, Crofutt, Werner, Klein. The following voted Nay: None. Resolution Nos.
2019-26 through 2019-28 were passed and
adopted.
The Council considered Resolution No.
2019-29, which Resolution recommends
approval of the request from the Chadron

Area Chamber of Commerce for a Special
Designated License for the summer 2019
Bands on Bordeaux activities on August 15,
2019. The following voted Aye: Welch,
Bannan, Crofutt, Werner. The following voted Nay: None. Abstaining: Klein.
Resolution No. 2019-29 was passed and
adopted.
Chief of Police Tim Lordino gave a
power point presentation with regard to
the proposed regionalization of the communications system. Motion was made and
seconded to authorize the staff to proceed
forward in drafting an intergovernmental agreement and bring back for consideration. The following Councilmembers
voted Aye: Welch, Klein, Bannan, Crofutt,
Werner. The following voted Nay: None.
Motion carried.
Michael Hoback of Almquist, Maltzah,
Galloway & Luth, P.C. was in attendance to
present the audit for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.
Mr. Hoback reviewed the audit in detail
with the Council. Discussion was held, with
questions answered by Mr. Hoback.
The Council considered Resolution No.
2019-30, which Resolution states that the
Financial Report of the City of Chadron, as
prepared by Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway
& Luth, P.C., for the fiscal year ending
September 30, 2018 is hereby accepted and
filed with the City Clerk. The following
Councilmembers voted Aye: Welch, Klein,
Bannan, Crofutt, Werner. The following
voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2019-30
was passed and adopted.
The Council considered Resolution
No. 2019-31, which Resolution states that
the City Council having reviewed a certain document entitled, Disadvantaged
Business Enterprise (DBE) Program,
Chadron Municipal Airport, Chadron,
Nebraska, established in accordance with
regulations of the U.S. Department of
Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26;
does hereby approve and adopt the DBE
Program for the City of Chadron for its use
in all U.S. Department of Transportation
(DOT) assisted contracts for Chadron
Municipal Airport Projects for the 2019,
2020, and 2021 fiscal years. The following
Councilmembers voted Aye: Welch, Klein,
Bannan, Crofutt, Werner. The following
voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2019-31
was passed and adopted.
Motion was made and seconded to
approve a Memorandum of Understanding
with the Dawes County Road Department
for crushing surplus concrete stockpiled
at the Chadron Municipal Airport, which
provides that Dawes County will provide
the staff and equipment to crush the concrete and will receive 50% of the crushed
concrete. The City will use the other
half as needed on street work and infrastructure improvements. The following
Councilmembers voted Aye: Welch, Klein,
Bannan, Crofutt, Werner. The following
voted Nay: None. Motion carried.
The Council considered Resolution
No. 2019-32, which Resolution approves
Application for Payment No. 1 filed with
the Clerk by Fuller Construction, showing the amount of material furnished and
work performed in the City under contract
heretofore let for the construction of the
Wastewater Treatment Facility Revisions
Project and that Fuller Construction be
paid the sum of $29,450.00 for materials furnished and work performed in the
construction of the Wastewater Treatment
Facility Revisions Project. The following
Councilmembers voted Aye: Welch, Klein,
Bannan, Crofutt, Werner. The following
voted Nay: None. Resolution No. 2019-32
was passed and adopted.
The Council considered Resolution No.
2019-33, which Resolution approves the
Request for Proposals (RFP) for Audit
Services for fiscal years ending September
30, 2019; September 30, 2020, and
September 30, 2021, with an option of two
(2) one (1) year extensions and authorizes
the City staff to receive proposals for services as set out in the RFP.
Councilmember Klein moved to amend
Resolution No. 2019-33 to change the
deadline from May 17, 2019 to May 31,
2019 for proposals. Motion died for a lack

of second.
Councilmember Welch moved to leave
the deadline the same and change to the
insurance requirements to $300,000 per
claim and $500,000 per aggregate. Seconded
by Councilmember Klein. The following
Councilmembers voted Aye: Welch, Klein.
The following votes Nay: Bannan, Crofutt,
Werner. Motion failed to carry.
After further consideration, the roll was
called on the passage of Resolution No.
2019-33 and the following Councilmembers
voted Aye: Bannan, Crofutt, Werner.
The following voted Nay: Welch, Klein.
Resolution No. 2019-33 was passed and
adopted.
Motion was made and seconded to
approve the following list of claims as submitted. The following Councilmembers
voted Aye: Welch, Klein, Bannan, Crofutt,
Werner. The following voted Nay: None.
Motion carried.
Almquist Maltzahn Galloway, Se,
$33,180.00; Baker & Associates, Se,
1,065.64; Baker & Associates, Se, 2,499.86;
Barco Municipal Products, Su, 519.55; BSN
Sports, Su, 390.70; Business Connection,
Su, 316.05; Butler Ag Equipment, Su,
1,997.35; Central Parts Warehouse, Su,
592.97; Chadrad Communications, Se,
440.00; Chadron Ace Hardware, Su, 134.39;
Chadron Lumber, Su, 41.99; Chadron Motor
Company, Se, 71.23; City of Chadron,
FICA, 6,806.48; City of Chadron, Payroll,
94,377.18; Consolidated Management Co.,
Se, 25.36; Culligan Water Conditioning, Su,
47.50; EMC Insurance, Se, 963.88; EMS
Billing Services, Se, 695.32; Engravers, Su,
10.00; ETS Corporation, Credit Card Fees,
630.25; Fire & Ice Mechanical Inc., Se, 78.36;
First National Bank NP, Insurance, 869.88;
First National Merchant Solutions, Credit
Card Fees, 94.76; Fuller Construction, Se,
29,450.00; Godfrey Brake Service & Supply,
Su, 209.28; Great Plains Communications,
Su, 341.95; Hach Company, Su, 359.30;
Hawkins, Inc., Su, 747.94; Hills Tire &
Supply, Se, 15.00; Holiday Inn-Kearney,
Lodging, 403.80; Home Haven Furniture
& Appliance, Se, 133.83; HTM Sales,
Inc., Su, 204.50; Ideal Linen Supply, Su,
396.48; International Code Council, Su,
109.25; Intralinks, Se, 2,847.11; Littrel
Construction Company, LLC, Se, 560.00;
Matt Friend Truck Equipment, Inc., Su,
40.50; Matt Parrott/Storey Kenworthy,
Utility Bills, 979.34; Michael Todd &
Company, Inc., Su, 670.25; Mid-American
Research Chemical, Su, 175.18; Mobius
Communications Co., Se, 100.55; Nebraska
Department Aeronautics, Se, 160.00;
Nebraska Law Enforcement Center, Se,
240.00; Nebraska Public Health Laboratory,
Se, 625.00; Nebraska Public Power District,
Se, 16,977.67; NMC Exchange LLC, Su,
45.20; Northwest Rural Public Power, Se,
12,266.79; One Call Concepts, Inc., Se,
15.75; Panhandle Veterinary Clinic, Se,
300.00; Pests Go, LLC, Se, 350.00; Rapid
City Journal, Se, 783.98; Regional Care, Inc.,
Dental Claims, 381.41; Regional Care, Inc.,
Health Claims, 25,681.31; Sign Post Savers
Sign, Su, 320.00; Skavdahl, Edmund &
Stecher, Se, 3,570.96; Skeeters Napa Auto
Parts, Su, 1,974.78; Solid Waste Agency
of NW Neb., Se, 56,581.72; Sturdevant’s
Auto Parts, Su, 172.98; Vantagepoint Trust,
Pension, 3,571.03; Vantagepoint Trust,
Pension; 1,622.10; Employee Wellness
Activity, 100.00; Verizon Wireless, Se,
336.03; Western Communications, Inc.,
Se, 222.00; Western Cooperative Co., Se,
5,071.22; Western States Bank, Insurance,
80.34; Wex Bank, Fuel, 5,899.85; Whisler
Bearing Co., Su, 41.72; WPCI, Su, 219.00;
Xerox Corporation, Se, 830.74; TOTAL:
$322,034.54
Motion was made and seconded to
adjourn the meeting at 8:37 o’clock p.m.
The following Councilmembers voted Aye:
Welch, Klein, Bannan, Crofutt, Werner.
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 May 15, 2019

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