FRIEND CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING October 6, 2020 Mayor Knoke called the regular meeting of the City Council to order at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Councilmembers present: Stan Krause, Shane …

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FRIEND CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING October 6, 2020 Mayor Knoke called the regular meeting of the City Council to order at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Councilmembers present: Stan Krause, Shane Stutzman, Phyllis Ryan, and Harlan Schrock. As required by the Nebraska Open Meetings Act, Mayor Knoke announced that a copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act has been posted on the south door of the City Hall meeting room for all in attendance to review. Mayor Knoke announced that public comments would be received at this time. Kristen Milton provided an update on the Trunk or Treat event. Milton stated at this time they have 15 trunks available as well as several food trucks. Ms. Milton has been in contact with Public Health Solutions regarding this event and social distancing. Motions were made, seconded, and passed unanimously for the following: -to approve the minutes of the September 1, 2020, Regular and September 10, 2020, Special Meetings, the September 16, 2020 Budget Hearing Meeting, and the September 2020 Treasurer’s Report -to table approval of Friend Community Healthcare System financial reports for September 2020 -that claims and payroll be approved -to approve Andrew Cemetery claims be paid from the Zimmer Tree Fund Account -to adopt Resolution 20-11 American Legion Application for SDL for their November 19, 2020, Event -to adopt Resolution 20-12 Application to Become Depositories of Monies and Funds of City of Friend -to approve Windstream ROW Permit Application -to approve Contract for Professional Engineering Services with Kirkham Michael -to approve trade-in Bobcat for Andrew Cemetery -to approve H&L Asphalt to complete work on 2nd, 5th, and 6th Streets -to approve Public Works department move forward with purchase of Mini-X -to enter into executive session at 8:49 p.m. for discussion of employee salary increases and accounts receivable aging for unpaid utilities -to reconvene regular session of the Friend City Council meeting at 10:08 p.m. -to approve the following wage increases for city employees to be effective immediately: Billy Baugh (hourly) $1.00/hr., Kevin Barnard $0.35/hr., Ryan Yoder (hourly) $1.66/hr., Dennis Haakenson (hourly) $0.75/hr., Doug Welch (hourly) $0.75/hr., Kim Goossen (hourly) $1.00/hr., Kelly Paulsen $1.00/hr. -to adjourn the meeting The claims approved were as follows: September Payroll, 41,160.61; Ameritas, 3,616.31; EFTPS, 12,500.11; NE Dept of Rev SWH, 1,986.04; 34 Electric, su 100.00; Baker & Taylor Books, su 66.15; Barco, su 415.26; Beaver Hardware, su 55.11; Black Hills Energy, se 247.61; BlueCross BlueShield of NE, se 7607.17; Border States, su 1212.15; Bruning Law, fe 7090.50; Carrothers Construction, fe 199,730.00; Center Point Large Print, su 88.68; Center for Education & Employ Law, su 124.95; Jacob & Johnathan Clouse, fe 450.00; Consolidated Mgmt, fe 194.72; Crete Lumber, su 65.42; Crowl Tree Svc, se 22,000.00; Culligan, se & su 222.00; Diode, fe 46.45; Dollar General, su 17.85; EMC Insurance, fe 49,531.00; Elle Décor & House Beautiful, su 15.00; Exeter Lumber, su 41.25; Farmers Co-op, su 90.29; Gale, su 46.48; Holiday Inn, fe 329.85; KBK Creative Designs, su 170.30; LaQuinta Inn & Suites, fe 2047.20; Lamp Rynearson, fe 9750.00; Lincoln Winwater, su 52.32; Dominic Lombardo, re 93.04; Mastiff Systems, se 495.00; Chris Michl, se 436.80; Midwest Labs, fe 300.05; NE Law Enforcmt Train Ctr, fe 920.00; NE Public Health Environ Lab, se 144.00; NE Public Power, se 69,557.19; NE UC Fund, fe 5439.85; Norris Public Power, se 5302.44 & 39.00; Diane Odoski, re 178.25; Olson Graphix, se 610.00; One Call Concepts, se 11.53; Orkin, se 60.32; Paper Tiger Shredding, se 30.00; Principal Mutual Life, fe 63.12; Quick Med Claims, se 151.76; Qwik 6, su 866.19; Romans, Wiemer & Assoc, fe 1375.00; Sargent Drilling, se 6417.50; Seward County Independent, fe 466.03; Marvin Slepicka, fe 1250.00; Scholl Enterprises/Steve’s Repair, se 158.98; Verizon, su 33.26; Volzke Corp, su 373.20; Waste Connections, se 310.16; Darla Welch, fe 450.00; White Electric, su 102.30. Total Claims Approved $456,705.75. Mayor Knoke read proposed Resolution #20-11 RESOLUTION #20-11 A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FRIEND, SALINE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION OF THE FRIEND AMERICAN LEGION FORD BANKA POST #183, FOR A SPECIAL DESIGNATED PERMIT UNDER THE NEBRASKA LIQUOR CONTROL ACT, TO SELL LIQUOR, BEER AND WINE AT AN EVENT TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 19, 2020, IN THE CITY OF FRIEND. THE SAID SPECIAL DESIGNATED PERMIT TO BE LIMITED TO THE INSIDE AREA OF THE LEGION HALL LOCATED AT 136 MAPLE STREET TO BE HELD BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 4:00 P.M. AND 12:00 A.M., PURSUANT TO THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF FRIEND, AND THE NEBRASKA LIQUOR CONTROL ACT. (A complete copy of Resolution No. 20-11 is printed in pamphlet form and is available for review at City Hall upon request during regular office hours.) Mayor Knoke read proposed Resolution #20-12 RESOLUTION # 20-12 APPLICATION TO BECOME DEPOSITORIES To the Honorable Mayor and City Council, Friend, Nebraska; Come now the following financial institutions and herewith respectfully petition and make application to serve as depositories of monies and funds of the City of Friend, Nebraska, for coming fiscal year beginning October 1, 2020. Citizens State Bank (of Friend) Farmers and Merchants Bank of Milligan Bank of Friend Generations Bank of Exeter BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Mayor and the City Council of the City of Friend, Saline County, Nebraska. WHEREAS; the aforementioned financial institutions have each filed application for the privilege of becoming a depository for monies and funds of the City of Friend, Nebraska, for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2020, and WHEREAS; the aforementioned financial institutions have furnished bond for the safekeeping and securing said monies and funds as required by law in addition to the security given to the City of Friend as a depository by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED; by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Friend, Saline County, Nebraska, that the Citizens State Bank, the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Milligan, the Bank of Friend, and Generations Bank of Exeter are hereby approved as depositories for monies and funds and in compliance with the terms and provisions of the Section 17-607 of the revised statutes for the year 1943 and all amendments hereto. Proposed Ordinance No. 20-765 was read by title, by Mayor Knoke. ORDINANCE NO. 20-765 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 91: ANIMALS OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF FRIEND, NEBRASKA, TO REGULATE CATS IN THE SAME WAY AS DOGS AND TO INCREASE THE ANNUAL PET LICENSING FEE, TO REPEAL ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH, TO PROVIDE FOR THE POSTING OR PUBLICATION OF THIS ORDINANCE IN PAMPHLET FORM; AND TO PROVIDE FOR A TIME WHEN THIS ORDINANCE SHALL TAKE EFFECT. (A complete copy is available for review at City Hall during regular office hours.) Proposed Ordinance No. 20-766 was read by title, by Mayor Knoke. ORDINANCE NO. 20-766 AN ORDINANCE TO GRANT A VARIANCE TO THE ZONING REGULATIONS WITH REGARD TO LOTS 29-30 PC LARSEN ADDITION, LOCATED ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF 6TH AND STATE STREETS, IDENTIFIED AS PARCEL #76003331, IN THE CITY OF FRIEND, NEBRASKA; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EFFECTIVE DATE HEREOF. (A complete copy is available for review at City Hall during regular office hours.) Proposed Ordinance No. 20-767 was read by title, by Mayor Knoke. ORDINANCE NO. 20-767 AN ORDINANCE TO GRANT A SUBDIVISION OF LOT 8, BLOCK 2 JJ AINSWORTH’S ADDITION, IN THE CITY OF FRIEND, NEBRASKA; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EFFECTIVE DATE HEREOF. (A complete copy is available for review at City Hall during regular office hours.) Mayor Knoke read a note, received from Bill Bode, thanking Billy Baugh and the Public Works Department for planning, coordinating and executing the completion of the extension of the drainage tube by his house. Mr. Bode states it is a tremendous improvement and thanked Council for their approval of this project. Kristen Milton was in attendance to provide an update on the Pool Project. There was a meeting at the pool this morning where they did a walk-through of the construction site. At this time, they are still on schedule and a couple sub-contractors have been chosen. Pool committee will go through color samples and narrow down options before bringing to Council. Kevin will order transformer needed. Kristen talked with Andy to see if the pool chemicals we have left on hand are able to be used with the new pool. He says they will not work so Billy is checking with surrounding communities to see if anyone can use them. Billy also stated he has received several quotes for the guardrail/street project that will be completed next spring. Mayor Knoke reported on behalf of the Friend Community Healthcare System. No Fire Department report. Building Inspector, Mark Stutzman, reported he has a building permit from Brandon Vossler to build another garage on the west side of his house. He also states Dave Nickel is looking to purchase a plot of land one mile outside of town (a 400x450’ section to put a building on) and will be coming to the City for permission to put a well. Stutzman received a call from Dave Kraus at the school stating they have obtained a grant to put a greenhouse up and would like to put this on the same lot as where the garage is. Mark will follow-up with Mr. Kraus on presenting the plans to Council. Police Chief Shawn Gray reported on behalf of Police Department. Chief Gray states they are working to set up a regional training day and invite other area agencies to attend. Billy Baugh reported on behalf of the Public Works department. Items he reported on included the following: -determining cost for hook-up at the park; -making a donation to NeRWA for assistance they have provided the last couple years; -work with pond committee to replace a dead tree at the pond; -discuss options for moving the substation currently located by the co-op; -reported that it is customer responsibility from main to water meter; -discuss street project work being done by H&L Asphalt; -discussion of Mini-X options for lease or a lease/purchase Mr. John Palky attended the meeting to present to council options of purchasing a couple of his lots. This will need to be discussed further during a public hearing. Discussion was had on Orkin to seal all entries and replace door seals where needed. It was decided that the Public Works department will look into different options to complete this. No further business to come before the City Council, meeting adjourned at 10:10 p.m. Judith K. Knoke, Mayor ATTEST Kimberly S. Goossen, City Clerk FS — October 28, 2020

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