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MINUTES OF THE HICKMAN CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 28, 2017

 

Mayor Doug Hanson called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm on February 28, 2017 and referenced the meeting recording process, optional sign in sheet, and open meeting law posting.  All those present stood and recited The Pledge of Allegiance.  Council Members Dave Dykmann, Justina Ziemann, Phil Goering, Steve Noren, Richard Harms and Doug Wagner were all present for Roll Call. Prior notice of the meeting and agenda were provided to the Mayor and all members of the Governing Body. Notice of the meeting was distributed and posted at the Hickman City Office, U.S. Post Office – Hickman, Jack-n-Jill and the City of Hickman Website.

 

Mayor Communications
Mayor Hanson extended gratitude to the City Council members and staff that attended the recent League of Nebraska Municipalities Mid-Winter Conference. The conference offered education and networking for all elected and appointed officials in the state of Nebraska. No action taken.

 

Consent Agenda

City Administrator presented and discussed the February 14, 2017 Meeting Minutes and line item content of the Accounts Payable & Claims Report with the Governing Body.   City Clerk/Finance Director presented and discussed the Statement of Accounts and Budget Cash Report as of January 31, 2017 and the City Sales Tax Report as of December 2016 with the Governing Body.  Motion by Council Member Goering and a second by Wagner to approve the consent agenda and all infrastructure cost items reimbursable back to the City. The following Council Members voted YEA”: Dykmann, Ziemann, Goering, Noren, Harms and Wagner. The following Council Members voted NAY”: None. Motion passed 6-0.

 

Proclamations, Presentations, Appointments, Affirmations & Introductions - None

 

Reports

Deputy Chance presented the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report for January 2017 for Hickman. There were twenty-one calls for service in the month of January.  Motion by Council Member Ziemann and a second by Dykmann to approve the Lancaster County Sheriff's report as presented.  The following Council Members voted “YEA”: Dykmann, Ziemann, Goering, Noren, Harms and Wagner. The following Council Members voted “NAY”: None. Motion passed 6-0.

 

Ms. Doreen Droge, Volunteer Director, presented and discussed the Reading, Tech & Historical Centre report with the Governing Body.  Motion by Council Member Goering and a second by Ziemann to approve the Reading Historical and Tech Centre report as presented.  The following Council Members voted “YEA”: Dykmann, Ziemann, Goering, Noren, Harms and Wagner. The following Council Members voted “NAY”: None. Motion passed 6-0.

 

City Administrator presented and discussed the February 2017 Public Works & Parks and Recreation Department report with the Governing Body.  Motion by Council Member Harms and a second by Wagner to approve the Public Works & Parks and Recreation Department report as presented.  The following Council Members voted “YEA”: Dykmann, Ziemann, Goering, Noren, Harms and Wagner. The following Council Members voted “NAY”: None. Motion passed 6-0.

 

Public Hearings - None

 

Unfinished Business

City Administrator reported and discussed updates on City Code Violations, Abatements, Nuisances and Permits; Hickman West and East Trail Connection Grant Project; Mayor Hanson and Hickman Building Foundation President reported and discussed the New Community Center/City Hall Project with the Governing Body. No action taken

 

New Business

City Administrator presented and discussed contractor bids received for the Hickman Wastewater Treatment Facility Trunk Sewer Improvements construction of approximately 1,650 linear feet of a 24-inch gravity sanitary sewer main line.   All bids received were reviewed for qualifications by the City’s Engineer, Olsson Associates. Four bids were received:  T. J. Osborn Construction Inc. in the amount of $371,191.00, General Excavating in the amount of $399,934.00, H. R. Bookstrom Construction Inc. in the amount of $424,626.00 and K2 Construction in the amount of $457,116.00.  Motion by Council Member Wagner and a second by Dykmann to approve and accept the apparent low bid from T. J. Osborn Construction Inc. in the amount of $371,191.00 for the Hickman Wastewater Treatment Facility Trunk Sewer Improvements construction of approximately 1,650 linear feet of a 24-inch gravity sanitary sewer main line. The following Council Members voted “YEA”: Dykmann, Ziemann, Goering, Noren, Harms and Wagner. The following Council Members voted “NAY”: None. Motion passed 6-0.

 

Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk presented and discussed Resolution 2017-02, Designate City Clerk to Approve or Deny Special Designated Liquor License (SDL) Applications, with the Governing Body.  The proposed resolution would expedite the SDL application process by allowing the City Clerk to review and approve or deny Special Designated Liquor Licenses on behalf of the local governing body in accordance with established criteria.  Motion by Council Member Dykmann and a second by Harms to approve Resolution 2017-02, Whereas, Neb. Rev. Stat. §53-124.11 allows local governing bodies to approve or deny special designated for consumption of alcoholic liquors; and

Whereas, state law provides the local government body to establish criteria for approving  or denying  a special designation  license,  and for designating  an agent  to determine wither a special designated license shall be approved or denied; and Whereas, the determination of such agent shall be considered the determination of the local governing body unless otherwise provided by the local governing body; and Whereas, it is recommended that the City Clerk or their designee shall be designated as the agent on behalf of the City of Hickman to approve or deny special designated liquor license applications in accordance with established criteria; and Whereas, it is further recommended that the guidelines  as outlined  in Exhibit "A" attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference be adopted as the basis for approving or denying such special designated liquor license applications; and Whereas, special designated liquor licenses determined to be denied in accordance with such guidelines may be heard before the City Council if the applicant chooses to do so. Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Mayor  and Governing Body of the City of Hickman,  Nebraska, that: 1. The City Clerk, or their designee, is hereby designated as the agent of the City of Hickman to determine whether a special designated liquor license is to be approved or denied in accordance with established criteria. 2. The criteria for approving or denying a special designated liquor license attached hereto as Exhibit "A" is hereby approved and adopted, with a text edit to Exhibit “A” striking the text “ 1. A favorable police report has been approved relating to the type and level of security to be provided to insure that the liquor laws, and in particular the liquor laws relating to the sale to and consumption by minors, will be complied with.” and inserting the text “1. Review and recommendation by the City of Hickman Sheriff’s Deputy of the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission Special Designated License Application to ensure adequate levels of security for general safety and the enforcement of all liquor laws.”  The following Council Members voted “YEA”: Dykmann, Ziemann, Goering, Noren, Harms and Wagner. The following Council Members voted “NAY”: None. Motion passed 6-0.

 

City Administrator's Report

City Administrator reported on researching the relocation of electrical meters from houses to pedestals within easements on some properties.  It would be the practice of the Public Works Department to move the line and meters into the easement and not on their house for the purpose of maintenance and ease of access.  It was stated that the city pays the cost burden for pedestal placement in the easement and property owner pays for the line wiring from the pedestal to the house, per city code. Discussion included that the current electrical line may not be sufficient for property owners requesting additional electrical service or a higher 200-amp service when they currently have 100-amp service.  Motion by Council Member Harms and a second by Noren to approve the City Administrators report as presented. The following Council Members voted “YEA”: Dykmann, Ziemann, Goering, Noren, Harms and Wagner. The following Council Members voted “NAY”: None. Motion passed 6-0.

 

Executive Session - None

 

Adjournment

Motion by Council Member Goering and a second by Wagner to adjourn the meeting at 8:09 pm. The following Council Members voted “YEA”: Dykmann, Ziemann, Goering, Noren, Harms and Wagner. The following Council Members voted “NAY”: None. Motion passed 6-0.

 

 

Mayor Doug Hanson

 

 

Kelly Oelke, CMC, CPM City Clerk

 

APPROVED 03.14.2017                

 

PUBLISHED The Voice 03.23.2017

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