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Winter Weather Advisory til 6 pm/Wind Chill Advisory til Noon Friday!


…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING… …WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST FRIDAY… * WHAT…Blowing snow and very cold wind chills expected. Additional snow accumulations of up to half an inch. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero expected. * WHERE…Portions of east central, northeast and southeast Nebraska and southwest and west central Iowa. * WHEN…For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM CST this evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, until noon CST Friday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. &&
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Winter Weather Advisory


…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON WEDNESDAY TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY… * WHAT…Some freezing drizzle or sleet changing to light snow by Wednesday afternoon. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph on Thursday with areas of blowing and drifting snow. Additionally, wind chills could fall to 20 to 25 below zero late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. * WHERE…Portions of east central and northeast Nebraska and west central Iowa. * WHEN…From noon Wednesday to 6 PM CST Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The cold wind chills as low as 25 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Dense Fog Advisory


…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST SUNDAY… The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a Dense Fog Advisory, which is in effect until noon CST Sunday. * VISIBILITIES…Less than one quarter mile, with localized near zero visibility. * TIMING…Through noon Sunday. * IMPACTS…Very low visibility will create hazardous driving conditions, especially during the evening and overnight hours. Be prepared for rapidly changing visibilities. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

Winter Weather Advisory


…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM FRIDAY TO 3 AM CST SATURDAY… * WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches expected. Locally higher amounts possible. Gusts of 20 to 30 mph will lead to blowing snow and reduced visibility. * WHERE…Portions of east central and northeast Nebraska and west central Iowa. * WHEN…From 9 AM Friday to 3 AM CST Saturday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Dense Fog Advisory


…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST TUESDAY… The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a Dense Fog Advisory, which is in effect until 9 AM CST Tuesday. * VISIBILITIES…A quarter mile or less at times. * TIMING…Through 9am Tuesday morning. * IMPACTS…Areas of low visibility could impact travel. Patchy fog could lead to rapidly changing conditions if driving. Additionally, fog may freeze on elevated surfaces or roads and sidewalks. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you. &&

Wind Advisory


…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST TUESDAY… The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 11 PM this evening to 6 PM CST Tuesday. * WINDS…Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * TIMING…Strongest winds are expected tonight and Tuesday Afternoon. * IMPACTS…Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Crosswinds may impact travelers, especially along Interstate 29. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 to 39 mph are expected for one hour or longer, or winds of 45 to 57 mph for any duration. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. &&

Dense Fog Advisory


…DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY… * VISIBILITIES…Around a quarter mile or less at times. * TIMING…through the early morning hours. * IMPACTS…Areas of low visibility could impact travel. The fog may also deposit some frost on exposed surfaces, including roads. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you. &&

The Grandkids Come to Trick or Treat in Oakland!


Penelope and Rowen, my grandkids, came to trick or treat on Oakland’s Main Street today. Photo credit/Whitney Tran and also Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Debate for OC School Board Candidates and Oakland Mayor Candidates This Thursday!


The candidates for the Oakland-Craig School Board and for Oakland City Mayor will be in the spotlight Thursday, November 1, 6:30 p.m. at the Oakland-Craig Elementary gymnasium for a debate. The OC School Board candidates are Aaron Anderson, Brett Johnson, Ed Fredrickson, Diane Johnson, Tony Moseman, Dan Gramke, Marilee Groth and Jennings Johnson. The candidates for Oakland’s Mayoral race are Dan Jacobs and current mayor, Ted Beckner.

There will be prepared questions during the debate, with each candidate given an allotted amount of time to respond, along with each candidate stating why they are running for office. Afterwards the public will be allowed to ask questions. So come prepared! Have your questions ready! This is the time to become more informed about the candidates and possible assist voters in making a critical decision regarding whom is best to be voted to serve the community.

Hope to see everyone there!

Oakland City Council September Meeting Minutes


Minutes of City Council Meeting

City of Oakland, NE

Regular Meeting

September 17th, 2018

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 September 17th, 2018 at the Oakland Auditorium.  This was the regular monthly meeting.  The meeting was called to order by Council President Greg Mockenhaupt. On roll call, Council members, Council President Greg Mockenhaupt, Matt Johnson and Dan Jacobs . Absent Mayor Ted Beckner and Councilman Luke Blanc.

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.

Council President Greg Mockenhaupt 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. Mayor Ted Beckner asked all present to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion made at 5:31pm by Dan Jacobs to accept the September 17th, 2018 agenda. Seconded by Matt Johnson. All council present voted AYE. Absent Mayor Ted Beckner and Councilman Luke Blanc.

The minutes of the August 20th and September 10th, 2018 meeting were presented. M.Johnson made a motion at 5:32pm to approve the minutes as presented-D.Jacobs seconded.  All council present voted AYE. Absent Mayor Ted Beckner and Councilman Luke Blanc.

Motion made to approve August 2018 Treasurer’s Report  by  M.Johnson and seconded by D.Jacobs at 5:32pm. All council present voted AYE. Absent Mayor Ted Beckner and Councilman Luke Blanc.

ADDRESSES-

At 5:33pm Danielle with Firstar Fiber and NDEQ approached Council with the “Needs Assessment Report” that they had gathered going over recycling options and what directions Oakland could go to increase our recycling. She touched base on what Oakland’s landfill is currently made of for recycling and what could be added-what funds and grants there are out there to help with supplies to allow Oakland to become more up to date on recycling. With the help of Dannika Nelson’s Chemistry students we can start a “Dual Stream Recycling” in Oakland. At 6:24pm M.Johnson made a motion to move the topic of “Dual Stream Recycling” to be tabled until October’s Regular Meeting. D.Jacobs seconded the motion. All council present voted AYE. Absent Mayor Ted Beckner and Councilman Luke Blanc. Mrs. Nelson’s students will return with information/material that they will gather up for November 2018’s Regular Council Meeting.

Police Department

  • Oakland’s Police Department Chief Poland reviewed what the School Resource Officer’s program reports will look like – given to School Board Members each monthly meeting- as well as to the City Council monthly.
  • The Oakland Police Department participated in the nationwide “You Drink & Drive You Lose Crackdown.” Results from this grant funded enforcement yielded in the 15 citations, and 59 warnings/defect violations for a total of 73 vehicle stops.
  • The Oakland Police Department was awarded several grants in the months of August and September- $700 towards K-9 Program – $2,000 towards update of radar equipment- and $60,000 towards vehicles from the Nielsen Foundation.

Departmental Reports-

  • Street Department-
    • Discussion about curb numbers needing to be painted- it was finalized that it is the property owner’s responsibilities to repaint them unless a school related or volunteer group volunteer their time to repaint for owner. Curb number are needing to be visiable not only for postal services but for 911 Emergency purposes.

 

  • Park & Recs Department-
  • Solid Waste Department-
    • At 7:00pm M.Johnson made a motion to approve the 2018 Lease of Re-Purchase Agreement for Solid Waste 242D Caterpillar Skid Steer Loader, seconded by D.Jacobs. All council present voted AYE. Absent Mayor Ted Beckner and Councilman Luke Blanc.
  • Water Department-

 

  • Superintendent Matt Johnson discussed with Council and fire detergents being painted. Fire Chief Nick Seery and Water Supervisor Dan Tanksley III Jr. are in communication on this topic.
  • Pool Department-

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

At 7:14pm M.Johnson made a motion to approve the 2018/19 Budget , seconded by D.Jacobs. All council present voted AYE. Absent Mayor Ted Beckner and Councilman Luke Blanc.

 

At 7:15pm M.Johnson made a motion to approve the 2018 Tax Levy of 1%, seconded by D.Jacobs. All council present voted AYE. Absent Mayor Ted Beckner and Councilman Luke Blanc.

 

At 7:16pm M.Johnson made a motion to table topic E-1 on the Agenda – Auditor request and proposals to be on October 2018’s Agenda. Seconded by D.Jacobs. All council present voted AYE. Absent Mayor Ted Beckner and Councilman Luke Blanc.

 

At 7:28 M.Johnson made a motion to find more bids/quotes on Computer backup services for the City Office, seconded by D.Jacobs. All council present voted AYE. Absent Mayor Ted Beckner and Councilman Luke Blanc.

 

INFORMATIONAL

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

 

AETNA                               26,359.16

AMERICAN BROADBAND CLEC                373.94

Anderson Hardware                      505.50

ANDY’S QUIK STOP                       739.16

Barco Municipal Products Inc.          490.00

Bomgaars Supply Inc.                   172.92  *

Braniff Service                        352.24

Burt Co. Sheriff’s Office               30.00

Central Valley Ag Cooperative        1,163.33

DEARBORN NATIONAL                       98.93

Encyclopedia Brittannica Inc.          500.00

Farmer’s Pride                         510.39

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OMAHA              410.67

Gene Steffy Chrysler                   175.80

GENERAL FIRE & SAFETY                   49.25

JUSTIN MEADER                          515.00

GREAT PLAINS UNIFORM                   352.00

Helena Chemical Co.                     40.63

Holmquist Lumber Inc.                   73.63

HYDRO OPTIMIZATION                   1,781.86

Ingram Library Services                811.65

IOWA PUMP WORKS                        669.07

  1. P. Cooke Co. 72.90

Johnson & Mock                         140.00

ALAN ROCKY LANE                      3,000.00

League Assoc.of Risk Managmnt.      68,933.31

League of NE Municipalities            818.00

Library Journal                        157.99

Midwest Laboratories                   416.50

NE Dept. of Revenue                     30.16

Nebraska D.E.Q.                        500.00

Nebraska Library Commission            500.00

NEBRASKA SPORTS                         60.00

Nelson’s Food Pride                    179.35

NNSWC LANDFILL                       1,918.81

Nebraska Public Power District            .00  *

Nebraska Public Power District       9,610.17

Oakland Independent                    174.49

OAKLAND REVITALIZATION FOUNDAT       5,891.21

Officenet                              158.80

ONE CALL CONCEPTS INC                   13.98

Plaindealer Publishing Co.              32.00

Quality Printing                       137.37

RIC ORTMEIER                        10,000.00

Robertson Implement Co.                 19.10

 

D.Jacobs made a motion to accept the warrants. M.Johnson seconded and all council present voted AYE- at 7:29pm. All council present voted AYE. Absent Mayor Ted Beckner and Councilman Luke Blanc.

There being no further business to come before the council motion to adjourn meeting made by D.Jacobs, seconded by M.Johnson at 7:29pm. All council present voted AYE. Absent Mayor Ted Beckner and Councilman Luke Blanc.

 

_____________________________________________                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ted R. Beckner, Mayor

______________________________________________                             _____________________________________________

Kayla Eisenmenger, Clerk                                                                                                      Greg Mockenhaupt, Council President

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