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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 March 21st, 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 treasurer’s report for March 2016 was presented and questions answered. M. Johnson made a motion to accept the treasurer report and D. Gilliland seconded. All council voted AYE.

Ric Ortmeier,the City’s Auditor, dicussed the City’s 2014/2015 audit.

Julie Ogden, Street superintendent with JEO Consulting group, reviewed the final plans for the Industial Street Improvement project 2015-1.

  1. Johnson made a motion to allow the Oakland Ministerial Association to use the Auditorium at no charge on April 12th, 2016. G. Mockenhaupt seconded. All council members voted AYE.
  2. Gilliland made a motion to allow the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life to use the Auditorium at no charge on April 24, 2016. L. Blanc seconded the motion. All council members voted AYE.

Heartland of American Band requested the use of the Auditorium at no charge. D. Gilliland made a motion to approve the request. L. Blanc seconded. All council members voted AYE.

Gary Huse gave an update on any new information regarding condimned houses in Oakland.

Amber Poland and Lorie Johnson were present to discuss 207 E Fulton. Amber Poland presented the council with her plans on fixing up the house.

Kathy Sonnerfelt was on the agenda to speak about the building at 204 N Oakland but was absent.

Julie Johnson asked the council to consider letting the City Clerk approve Special Liquor license instead of having them go before the council for approval.

Brooke Peterson was present to ask the council for the use of the Auditorum for the Women’s Club salad supper at no charge. M. Johnson made a motion to allow the Women’s Club to use the Auditorium at no charge on April 3rd, 2016.G. Mockenhaupt seconded. All council members voted AYE.

Dan Tanksley III spoke to the council about the City’s sanitary sewer liners and water wells. He also requested permission to attend training on March 29th -31st. M.. Johnson made a motion to allow Dan Tanksley III to attend training on March 29th -31st. D. Gilliland seconded the motion. All council members voted AYE.

Chief Poland gave the monthy police report.M. Johnson made motion to allow Clerk Onken to draft a resolution for the sale of a City- Owned Motorcycle. D. Gilliland seconded. All council members voted AYE.

Council member, L. Blanc gave an update on the progress of the new park restrooms. Bids for the new restrooms will be accepted for the project until April 7th, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

Bryan Johnson, Street department, spoke to the council about possibly putting a couple of culverts in. No action was taken.

Officer Findlay requested permission to attend Taser training. M. Johnson made a motion to approve Officer Findlay’s request to attend Taser Training. G. Mockenhaupt seconded the motion. All council members voted AYE.

  1. Gilliland introduced Ordiance 699, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OAKLAND, NEBRASKA, PROVIDING FOR THE OPERATION OF GOLF CAR VEHICLES WITHIN THE CITY; RESTRICTIONS THEREOF; DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF OAKLAND, NEBRASKA. and made a motion to waive the three readings. L. Blanc seconded the motion. All council members voted AYE.
  2. Gilliland made a motion to pass Ordiance 699, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OAKLAND, NEBRASKA, PROVIDING FOR THE OPERATION OF GOLF CAR VEHICLES WITHIN THE CITY; RESTRICTIONS THEREOF; DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF OAKLAND, NEBRASKA. L. Blanc seconded the motion. All council member voted AYE.
  3. Blanc made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-5, to take bids for the Park Restroom project. G. Mockenhaupt seconded the motion. All council members voted AYE.
  4. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-6, WHEREAS, the OAKLAND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM desires to apply for said funds to purchase 2 vehicles (wheelchair accessible minivan and a small bus with wheelchair lift) to provide public transportation in the Oakland, Nebraska area. D. Gilliland seconded the motion. All council members voted AYE.
  5. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-7, to allow the City Clerk to approve or deny any routine Special Designated Liquor License. D. Gilliland seconded the motion. All council member voted AYE.

The bills and warrants were presented to the City Council as follows: Rodney H. Johnson 38.16,ACCO 652.10,ALAMAR UNIFORMS 75.00,ABB 371.42,ANDY’S QUIK STOP 255.64,AUTO VALUE PARTS STORES 22.43,Automatic Truck & Equipment 150.00, BLACK HILLS ENERGY 1,213.25,BCBS 23,437.24,Burt Co. Sheriff’s Office 30.00, CVA 722.35,CONSOLODATED MANAGEMENT CO 28.50,DEARBORN NATIONAL 151.83,Embroidery Connections 48.00,Farmer’s Pride 420.55,First Bankcard 217.23, Jeff Frahm 550.00,Ingram Library Services 763.90,Intnl.Institute of Muni.Clerks 500.00,Jack’s Uniform & Equipment 1,182.54,JEO Consulting Group 16,117.00,Jerri Case 45.10,Johnson & Mock 285.00,K-C Parts & Repairs 489.75, League of NE Municipalities 80.00,Lorensen Grain Co. 396.00, Midwest Service Sales 1,242.60,Ne.Dept.Health/Human Services 40.00,Nebraska Municipal Clerks Asso 25.00,Nebraska Public Health 61.00,NEBRASKA.GOV 85.84,Nebraska Public Power District 11,332.82 Oakland Heights 112.50,Oakland Independent 147.37,ONE CALL CONCEPTS INC 7.20,Petty Cash 378.02,Platte Valley Equipment Co.79.22,Quality Printing 32.90,REPCO MARKETING INC 43.00,ALAN SCHINCK 108.95,Seals & Service, Inc.158.00,Sioux Sales Co. 59.95,TASER TRAINING ACADEMY 225.00, USA Blue Book 476.03

     M. Johnson made a motion to accept the warrents. D. Gilliland seconded and all council voted AYE

There being no further business to come before the council, the meeting adjourned at 8:01 p.m.

 

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Ted R. Beckner, Mayor

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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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