January Oakland City Council Meeting Minutes

Minutes of City Council Meeting

City of Oakland, NE

Regular Meeting


A meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Oakland, Nebraska was convened in open and public session at 5:30 p.m. on January 18th, 2016 at the Oakland Auditorium. This was the regular monthly meeting. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Ted Beckner. On roll call, Council members Denise Gilliland, Matt Johnson, Greg Mockenhaupt, and Luke Blanc answered present.

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by the posting of a notice, one of the designated methods for giving notice, as shown by the certification of posting attached to these minutes. Availability of the agenda was communicated in the advance notice and in the notice to the Mayor and City Council.

Mayor Beckner reminded all present of the location of the Open Meeting Laws poster in the back of the Rosen Room and stated that the council would be conducting business in accordance with said law.

The minutes of the December 21st, 2015 meeting were presented. D. Gilliland made a motion to approve the minutes as presented and M. Johnson seconded. All council members voted AYE.

The treasurer’s report for December 2015 was presented and questions answered. M. Johnson made a motion to accept the treasurer report and G. Mockenhaupt seconded. All council voted AYE.

Chief Poland gave his police report and answered any questions.

Audrey Unwin present the council with design plans for a new library and answered any questions the council had.

Mayor Beckner asked Clerk Onken and L. Blanc to look into why the park is zoned R-1.

M. Johnson made a motion to hire Dan Tanksley 111 as the new water and sewer operator at $15.00/ hr starting Febuary 1st,2016. D. Gilliland seconded and all council voted AYE.

G.Mockenhaupt made a motion to allow Clerk Onken to attend IIMC in Omaha May 22nd,2016-May 26th, 2016. M. Johnson seconded and all council voted AYE.

The bills and warrants were presented to the City Council as follows:

PAPER:BEST BUY BUSINESS ADVANTAGE AC 713.64,FEDERAL LIC.100.00,MIDLANDS CONT. INC 123,850.00,MIDWEST UNDERGROUND 73,906.52,Petty Cash 377.47,Oakland Hght 359.62,COLONIAL LIFE 224.62,ACCO 657.80,ABB 315.68,Anderson Hardware 874.27,ANDY’S 367.71,BLACK HILLS 288.59,BCBS 21,210.58,Brehmer Mfg 320.00 BCED 2,975.00,Burt Co. Sheriff’s 30.00,CVA 807.42,CLINTON PETERSON 3,800.00,DEARBORN 59.49,Fremont Dept. of UtilitieS 1,000.00,Farmer’s Pride 819.26,First Bankcard 309.92,FNB-NE 933.33,Helena 31.00,Ingram 329.01,INSUREVEST 500.00,JEO 2,500.00,Jerri Case 24.84,K-C Parts 832.24,LARM 993.67,LexisNexis 120.93Michael Todd 233.24,Midwest Lab 406.50 Nebraska Life Mag. 44.00,Nelson’s 100.39,NNSWC 1,565.28,NPPF 4,443.57 Oakland Ind. 185.57,ONE CALL.75,PENWORTHY 385.15,Petty Cash 165.72, Quality 3.79,RAFAEL S PEREZ 100.00,Utility 302.22,Verizon 191.16,Vern’s 1,408.70,WILLIAM FINDLAY 41.99,ELECTRIC EFTPS 4,057.65,Nebraska Dept.of Revenue 1,108.50, FNB-NE HSA 2,280.00,Ameritas 945.43,EFTPS 4,059.64,

FNB-NE- HSA 250.00,Ameritas 927.06,EFTPS 4,008.41,Nebraska Dept.of Revenue 1,096.77,FNB-NE- HSA 2,280.00,Ameritas 945.43

D. Gilliland made a motion to accept the warrants. L. Blanc seconded and all council voted aye.




There being no further business to come before the council, the meeting adjourned at 6:13 p.m.



Ted R. Beckner, Mayor


Katie K Onken

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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