A regular meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Creighton, Nebraska, was held in the meeting room of the Creighton City Offices at 809 Main Street in said City on the 9th day of May, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Present were: Mayor Chris Patrick and Council Members Bob Jensen, Steve Morrill, Drew Nelson, Mark Ripp; Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer (ACT) Lindsay Nelson; Deputy Clerk Ronda York; Water Commissioner Kevin Sonnichsen; Sewer Commissioner Alan Novacek; Utility Worker Mark Moser; Library Director Lisa Macke; ED Director Susan Norris; City Attorney Joe McNally, and Police Chief Duncan.

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by posting in at least three public places, as shown by the certificate of posting notice attached to these minutes. Notice of the meeting was given to all members of the City Council, and a copy of their acknowledgment of receipt of notice and the agenda is attached to these minutes. Mayor was given notice before the meeting. All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Patrick at 6:31 p.m. Mayor Patrick presided, and Deputy Clerk York recorded the proceedings.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by those in attendance.

Mayor Patrick opened by talking to everyone regarding the trees trimmed at the city park. Patrick explained he is the city manager and takes full responsibility for the actions of the city employees. Many questions were asked and answered.

Steve Mattern read a letter from the Tree Board. At which time, Mattern advised the city neither has an arboretum curator and the tree board tendered their resignations.

Mayor Patrick asked if there were any public comments on items not on the agenda. York explained there is a resident in attendance that is moving in town from one house to a new house.

Brandon Gragert explained he is moving to a new house in Creighton, and since he lived in town during 2019 sewer-rate setting, he would like to have his sewer rate carry over to his new house. Questions were asked and answered.

Jensen made a motion seconded by Steve approve setting Brandon Gragert’s sewer-usage rate at his new house, at 408 Millard Avenue, to his 2019 sewer average from his house at 701 Young Street.  RCV; All Ayes.

Mayor Patrick asked if any boards had reports.

Board reports given.

Nelson made a motion, seconded by Ripp, to approve the minutes from Regular Meeting April 11, 2019 Postpone to April 15, 2019. RCV; All Ayes.

Jensen made a motion, seconded by Morrill, to approve additional bills paid since April 12, 2019. RCV; All Ayes.

Morrill made a motion, seconded by Jensen, to approve May 2019 bills. RCV; All Ayes.

Ripp made a motion, seconded by Jensen, to approve all expenditures for April 2019. RCV; All Ayes.

Jensen made a motion, seconded by Morrill, to approve receipts for April 2019. RCV; All Ayes.

ACT Nelson updated everyone reference the structure at 706 Main Street. This project will be put on hold until the weather cooperates. The tentative start date is June 3, 2019.  Questions were asked and answered.

Mayor Patrick read an Interlocal Agreement with Village of Winnetoon for Creighton City Staff spraying mosquitoes. Question were asked and answered

Nelson made a motion seconded by Ripp, to an approve Interlocal Agreement with Village of Winnetoon for Creighton City staff spraying mosquitoes. RCV; All Ayes.

Opened bids for electrical and heating and cooling work for the Gingerbread House addition. Two bids were received: 1) Adam’s Electric for $9,300; 2) Cowboy Electric- Jacob Bertschinger for $19,822. Questions were asked and answered.

Ripp made a motion, seconded by Morrill, to except the bid from Adam’s Electric for $9,300 electrical and heating and cooling work for the Gingerbread House addition. RCV; All Ayes.

Mayor Patrick explained a Special Designated License request for BerryPepper Days. Questions were asked and answered.

Jensen made a motion, seconded by Ripp, to approve Special Designated License for Beer Garden at City Park, June 22, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Creighton Volunteer Fire Dept. RCV; All Ayes.

ACT Nelson explained the hiring of a student thru the Work Based Learning Program at no cost to the city. The student will be working in the park under the supervision of city employees. Question were asked and answered.

Jensen made a motion, seconded by Morrill, to approve the hiring of a student thru the Work Based Learning Program. RCV; All Ayes.

Morrill and Sonnichsen explained the Mutual Finance Organization from the Creighton Fire Department. Questions were asked and answered. No action is needed this was done to advise the city what is going on.

Mayor Patrick read an invoice CDBG 15-DTR-106 drawdown #21 for General Administration in the amount of $1,037.41. Questions were asked and answered.

Morrill made a motion, seconded by Nelson, to approve payment of invoice CDBG 15-DTR-106 drawdown #21 for General Administration in the amount of $1,037.41. RCV; All Ayes.

Chief Duncan gave a Creighton Police Report.

ACT Nelson gave an Administrator Report.

Councilman Ripp gave a report.

Mayor Patrick gave a report.

All business complete, Ripp made a motion to adjourn, Jensen seconded the motion. All present in favor. Council adjourned at 7:43 p.m. Meeting of this date was held pursuant to published notice in the Creighton News, Creighton, Nebraska. The next regular meeting of the Mayor and Council will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019, in the meeting room of the Creighton City Offices at 809 Main Street, Creighton, Nebraska, at 6:30 p.m.

Chris Patrick

MAYOR

ATTEST:

Lindsay Nelson

CITY CLERK

(SEAL)

Publish May 15, 2019.