The May 7, 2013 open meeting of the Arapahoe City Council was called to order by Mayor John E. Koller at 7:34 p.m. City Clerk Nicole Downey took roll call. Councilmembers present were Chris Middagh, Ward Carpenter, Martin Shafer, Todd Monie, Dan Kreutzer and Troy tenBensel. Also present was City Attorney Kevin Urbom. Mayor Koller welcomed visitor Wayne Lammel to the meeting.
The April 16th minutes and claims for the period April 17 - May 7 were submitted to the Council. A motion was made by Shafer, seconded
by Monie to approve the consent agenda with claims in the amount of $137,786.81. The claim for $2,251 from Olsson’s was not accepted. Motion carried 6-0. Building permits that were also approved were for the following applicants: Allen Wengert 7’ x 8’ storage shed; Stan Sexton 24’ x 26’ garage; Doug Schutz replace existing sidewalk; Reginald Warner install 100’ split rail fence; Wendell Hoefs single story new house construction 57’ x 37’; Mark/Julie Stagemeyer, 12’ x 20’ deck.
City Attorney Urbom discussed with the Council a sexual predator ordinance for the City. Also discussed was a dog-at-large citation, Sheriff Kurt Kapperman is conducting a follow-up.
In the absence of City Superintendent Greg Schievelbein, Mayor Koller presented the following report: poly-patch has started, work began on new service at Howard Davis and are experiencing problems with water valve and leaks. Councilman Middagh stated that a new valve and hydrant needed to be installed at the medical clinic.
Downey shared the fund report along with the treasurer’s report. There were no changes on capital outlay.
Councilman tenBensel informed the other members that Mighty Ducts would be sandblasting and painting the bottom of the pool and that they only have two weeks to get it done.
Jake Deaver and Jess Hurlbert met with Mayor Koller, Councilman Middagh and Jeff Otto to go over details concerning the wastewater project. The current schedule for the project is - 1. Three weeks request for bids; 2. Bid opening June 13th; 3. Attend June 18th Council meeting with recommendation; 4. November completion.
The Finance Committee met recently to discuss compensation for municipal officials. The committee hopes that by increasing the compensation, it will promote better participation and attract moreo run for Council. A motion was made by Middagh, seconded by tenBensel to accept the Finance Committee’s recommendation of $100.00 per regular meeting attended and $50.00 per special meeting attended for the Mayor and City Council member and to not waive the three readings for public input. Motion carried 6-0.
Twin Valleys and NPPD have both requested a meeting to go over questions on proposal requests. It was decided to have them make their presentation to the Finance Committee (Councilmen Carpenter and Middagh and Monie). The committee will then make their recommendation at the next Council meeting.
Resolution 2013-02 was approved with a motion by Middagh, seconded by Kreutzer. Motion carried 6-0. The resolution is for the State of Nebraska Department of Roads special event closing Highway 283 for the July 4th parade. Also approved was the 2011-2012 fiscal audit with a motion by Middagh, seconded by Carpenter. Motion carried 6-0.
Councilman Carpenter discussed the quote from S & J Construction for street repair. A motion was made by Carpenter to do one block in front of rest home (6th St. between Main and Pine) with a quote of $17,280; seconded by Monie. Motion carried 6-0. A possible completion date will be June 30, 2013.
At the April 16th meeting, the Council approved the bid for the lift station well repairs. It was brought to their attention that the bid did not have a current well pulling license. A motion was made by Kreutzer to rescind that motion with Carpenter also rescinding. Motion carried 6-0. The Council then accepted the proposal by D & N Lammels LLC for the lift station well repairs with a motion by Middagh, seconded by Shafer. Motion carried 6-0.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 by mutual consent.
A Furnas/Harlan Partnership meeting will be held in the EMCC Council Room on Wednesday, May 15th at 6:00 p.m.