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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 August 15th, 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, Greg Mockenhaup and Luke Blanc. Council Member Matt Johnson was absent.

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 July 18th & August 1st, 2016 meeting were presented. D. Gilliland made a motion to approve the minutes as presented and L.Blanc seconded. All council members voted AYE.

The treasurer’s report for August 2016 was presented and questions answered. G. Mockenhaupt made a motion to accept the treasurer report and D. Gilliland seconded. All council voted AYE.

Mayor Beckner opened a public hearing at 5:32 p.m. for a varience setback of 15’ at 101 S Charde. With no public comments made, Mayor Beckner closed the public hearing at 5:33.

Tim Adams, a representative with JEO, updated the council on the progess made on the water project on Third Street and presented the council with a Pay Application #6 to Midwest Underground for $27,356.85 and recommended the City pay. D. Gilliland made a motion to pay Pay Application # 6 for $27,356.85. L. Blanc seconded the motion. All on roll call voted AYE. Tim had some concerns about not bring able to make the completion date of September 19, 2016.He stated that he thought there would be two more Pay Applications one for between now and September 19th and the second will be pay application for the remanding items pending their completion.

Kathy Backer wanted to speak about responsible beverage server traning. She host classes to help servers and owners identify underage drinkers at no charge for the class. Kathy mentioned that some cities have resorted to passing an Ordiance that would require servers and liquor license holders to attend this class once a year. She also wanted to make the council aware that there is a substance abbuse collition that has placed permited med return boxes in West Point for anyone that may need somewhere to take old medications.   Melanie Thompson, the emegency response coordinator with Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Heath, spoke to the council about quaretine and isolation training. She asked the council to work a quarentine plan into place so that everyone would have a general understanding of what to expect and the process.

Connie Petersen was on the agenda to request blocking off a street for an anniversary party but changed the direction of her anniversay party and did not attend.

Tim Ogborn was present to speak with the council about his water bill on 109 E. Fulton for $4,127.11. He stated the place has been vacant for over a year and that he has recently sold it. He stated there was a leak a couple of months ago and he had called the city to turn off the water which Dan Tanksley III did. He said that the water should have been turned off a long time ago but was not. He stated the previous renters called the office. Clerk Onken stated that there was no phone calls made to the City office requesting water to be shut off prior to his request on 05/13/2016 at 2:00 p.m.. Mayor Beckner asked Tim how he could have a house and not look at it for a year. Tim’s response is that he had to get our of town because someone tried to kill him and that he now can not pay the $4,127.11. Mayor Beckner told Tim to figure out what he thinks is far and said that as to who pays the bill, he needs to be discussed it between him and the new owner because it is not the City’s responsibility Mayor Beckner state that the City would be willing to work out a payment plan but he needs to come to the city with a proposed plan.

Chief Poland gave his monthly report and answered any questions.

Bryan Johnson gave his quarterly street department report and presented the council with different options for a new street loader. He received bids from CAT, John Deere, and Cass. No decision was made at this time.

Motion by Blanc, seconded by Gilliland to pass Resolution 2016-11, 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 and all voted yes on roll call.

Motion by Gilliland, seconded by Mockenhaupt to introduce Ordiance 701, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OAKLAND, NEBRASKA, TO REGULATE PARKING; TO ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; TO REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND SECTIONS; TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE and waive the three readings. All voted yes on roll call.

Motion made by G. Mockenhaupt, seconded by Blanc to adopt Ordiance 701, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OAKLAND, NEBRASKA, TO REGULATE PARKING; TO ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; TO REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND SECTIONS; TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Motion by Mockenhaupt, seconded by Blanc to introduce Ordiance 702, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OAKLAND, NEBRASKA, TO REGULATE ANIMAL WASTE; TO ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; TO REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND SECTIONS; TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE and waive the three readings. All voted yes on roll call.

Motion by Blanc, seconded by Gilliland to adopt Ordiance 702, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OAKLAND, NEBRASKA, TO REGULATE ANIMAL WASTE; TO ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; TO REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND SECTIONS; TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE and all voted yes on roll call.

Motion by Mockenhaupt, seconded by Gilliland to approve the recommendation from the Board of Adjustments to approve a variance for 101 S. Charde to allow a 15’ rear setback and all voted yes on roll call.

A city siren is located on private property at 710 N Oakland and the owners would like it moved seeing that it has become an obsitcal for them. Discussion about where to move the siren was had but no decision was made.

The council discussed potential dates for a the 2016-2017 budget hearing.

L.Blanc spoke to the council about the new park restroom. He explanined that when the pool is being filled there isn’t enough water to run the bathrooms. There will be a better schedule next summer so the pool is not being filled during a busy time at the restrooms..

            Motion by Mockenhaupt, seconded by Blanc to add President Denise Gilliland to the First National Northeast Bank bank account signature cards. All answered Yes on roll call.

The bills and warrants were presented to the City Council as follows: Rodney H. Johnson $15.00 ,Advantage Business Forms $340.00, ABB $35.04, Anderson Hardware $418.59,ANDY’S QUIK STOP $331.88, BLACK HILLS ENERGY $80.35,Braniff Service $124.95,Burt Co Eco Dev Corporation $2,975.00,Central Valley Ag Cooperative $607.40,CHEMSEARCH$242.27,Computor Innovations $130.00,DEARBORN NATIONAL $130.69,Farmer’s Pride $2,001.81,First Bankcard $323.33,Harms Equip. Co.$324.92,Ingram Library Services $846.60, Jerri Case $25.92,Midwest Laboratories $ 869.00,MIDWEST UNDERGROUND INC $27,356.85,Nebraska Lib Commission   $500.00, NMC $94.11,NNSWC Coalition Fees $1,316.18,Nebraska Public Power District $156.95,Oakland Chamber of Commerce $3,000.00,Oakland Independent $161.22,PENDER IMPLEMENT $26.92,Petty Cash $400.16, Red Barn Vet Clinic $154.50,Robertson Implement Co.$ 628.26,Sargent Drilling 15,057.49,Seals & Service, Inc. $46.88,Stalp Gravel Co. $896.94,Verizon Wireless $191.64,   Nelson’s Food Pride $680.00, EFTPS $4,474.31,FIRST NATIONAL BANK- HSA $265.00,Ameritas Life Ins. Corp. $775.20

 

 

D.Gilliand made a motion to accept the warrents. G. Mockenhaupt seconded and all council voted AYE

There being no further business to come before the council, the meeting adjourned at 6:51 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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