CITY OF YUTAN

P.O. BOX 215 112 VINE ST.

YUTAN, NE 68073

(402) 625 2112

A regular meeting of the Mayor

and City Council was held at the

Yutan City Office on May 23, 2019,

at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting was called to order at

7:00 p.m. by Mayor Egr. Councilmembers

McLaughlin, Peterson

and Thompson were present.

Councilmember Beck was absent.

Mayor Egr opened the meeting

with the Pledge of Allegiance. Egr

then informed all of the individuals

present of the location of the

poster regarding the Open Meetings

Act. The minutes of the regular

meeting on April 16th, 2019 and

special meeting on April 24th, 2019

were approved as mailed with a

motion from Peterson and

seconded by Thompson. Upon roll

call, vote was as follows. YEA:

McLaughlin, Peterson, and Thompson.

NO: None. ABSENT: Beck. Motion

carried. The April 2019 Treasurer’s

Report was accepted as

submitted.

1) Councilmember McLaughlin

asked what CleanUP Containers

and Plumbing was for. Utility Superintendent

Thiessen explained

that the payment was for pumping

the water out of the Hayes bathroom.

Claims – A motion to pay the

claims was made by Peterson and

seconded by McLaughlin. Upon

roll call, vote was as follows. YEA:

Thompson, McLaughlin, Peterson.

NO: None. ABSENT: Beck. Motion

carried. Claims list: All Star 685.00;

All Sweep 2,400.00; Axon Enterprise

67.52; Badger Meter 116.59;

Broom Lindahl Freeman-Caddy

Lausterer 464.00; Cardmember

Services 3,247.86; Central Plains Library

System 181.13; CleanUp Containers

200.00; Cline Williams Attorney

2,068.56; Companion Life

128.39; Cubby’s 664.42; Dr. Oxygen

Science Show 185.00; Egan Supply

78.70; Frontier Coop 992.77;

GameTime 1,264.26; Gretna Sani

150.00; Harvest Auto 92.40; Heimes

Corp 1,160.36; Jayhawk Software

62.50; JEO Consulting 6,847.50;

Konecky Oil 41.69; Laurie

VanAckeren 31.67; League of NE

Munc. 150.00; Loftus Sepctic

450.00; Martin Marietta 3,809.81;

Megan Schulz 119.07; Menards

473.71; MUD 147.14; Midwest Service

148.95; Miktom 2,300.00; NE

Public Health Envir. Lab 74.00; NE

Rural Water Assoc. 175.00; Nygren

Welding 500.00; Odeys 905.90; One

Call 16.51; OPPD 4,634.56; Payroll

20,554.65; Petty Cash 10.02; Publication

Printing 44.85; Sargen Drilling

300.00; Saunders County Clerk

514.75; Smisek Const. 1,290.00;

Thiele Geotech 1,950.00; Trade

Well Pallet 221.55; Transportation

3,235.95; TrezenBold 673.55; U.S.

Cellular 65.28; U.S.P.O. 379.20; Utility

Equip Co. 76.34; Wahoo Newspaper

119.95; Wahoo-Waverly 189.29;

Walvoord Excavating 400.08;

Watch Guard 112.00; Winstream

183.23; YPS 700.00; Yutan Public Library

Foundation 621.14.

2) Open Discussion from Public:

Shandy Shea spoke regarding

an incident with her brother Adam

at the Hayes concession stand.

Shea stated that her brother has

helped for nearly twenty years

and that she believes he is extremely

helpful.

Councilmember Thompson explained

that there is confusion on

what transpired with Adam and

that the City has not banned Adam

from any property or activity.

Shawn Wentworth stated that

there was not a specific incident

with Adam at the Hayes concession

stand.

Shandy Shea explained that Adam

and his family would like him to be

involved in some capacity, whether

or not in the concession stand,

because he enjoys being at the

ballfields and helping out.

Shawn Wentworth gave an overview

of the concession stand sign

up process. Wentworth stated that

he enjoys having Adam at the ballgames

but was concerned with

preventing anyone from out of

town from signing up to work concessions.

Caleb Snyder stated that Adam is

not an outsider and has been

known to the community for 30 years.

Councilmember Thompson stated

that there is no issue with Adam

being present at the ballfields but

that it is difficult for volunteers to

supervise him.

Shandy Shea explained that Adam

has always been a part of the

community and that is difficult

when he is excluded from certain

activities. Shea highlighted the

many time Adam has helped

throughout the community.

Susan Egr stated that Adam and

his brother Bear are an important

part of the community but that

some guidance may be needed if

Adam is going to continue to help

at the ballfields. Egr noted a past

incident with Adam at the concession

stand but reiterated that all

parties need to set him up for success

and include him in some capacity.

Egr stated that she believed

the situation has been

blown out of proportion.

Shandy Shea agreed and stated

that it can be difficult to communicate

over social media.

Carrie Knowlton explained that

her father was notified that Adam

was no longer able to work the

concession stand while he was at

work, which may have led to some

confusion.

Matt Dillon stated he believes

Adam is being victimized and is always

helpful when he is around.

Mayor Egr stated that the City is

working to find a solution where

Adam can still be involved at the

ballfields.

Carla Snyder stated that Adam

made a positive impact on her

family and her children as they

were growing up. She stated that

some people are comfortable with

Adam and that others are not.

Snyder explained that Adam has

helped in the past by cleaning the

restrooms and that he did a great

job.

Shawn Wentworth stated that

they could have Adam help pick

up foul balls or trash but that he

was concerned how it would be

viewed by others.

Susan Egr stated that giving Adam

a specific job would be beneficial

for everyone.

Mayor Egr thanked everyone for

coming and voicing their opinion.

Carla Snyder asked Mayor and

Council why those that complained

about Adam did not attend

the meeting.

Mayor Egr replied that Shawn

Wentworth was in attendance to

address baseball’s concerns.

3) Building permits #1554-1561

were submitted. City Administrator

Bockelmann expressed concern

that building permit #1558 for

a pool did not show a fence in the

drawing. A motion was made by

Peterson and seconded by Thompson

to approve permits #1554-1561

on the contingency that building

permit #1558 can only be approved

once documentation of a

fence is provided. Upon roll call

vote was as follows: YEA: Thompson,

McLaughlin, Peterson. NO:

None. ABSENT: Beck. Motion carried.

4) Supervisor reports were given

by Library Director Van Ackeren,

Utility Superintendent Thiessen,

and City Administrator

Bockelmann. Officer David Page

introduced himself.

5) City Engineer Zach Schulz from

JEO Consulting Group gave an

overview of Change Order #2 for

the County Road 5 Water Main Extension

project. A motion was

made by Thompson and seconded

by Peterson to approve Change

Order #2 for the County Road 5

Water Main Extension. Upon roll

call vote was as follows: YEA:

Thompson, McLaughlin, Peterson.

NO: None. ABSENT: Beck. Motion

carried.

6) City Engineer Zach Schulz from

JEO Consulting Group gave an

overview of Pay Application #2 for

the County Road 5 Water Main Extension

project. Mayor Egr asked if

gravel had been put on County

Road 5 by Sudbeck Homes. Schulz

stated that Sudbeck Homes had

provided documentation that they

had. Councilmember Thompson

stated that he had not seen gravel

placed. Councilmember

McLaughlin asked about seeding.

Schulz stated that Sudbeck Homes

had fulfilled those requirements

but could pursue further action if

the grass does not germinate.

A motion was made by Thompson

and seconded by Peterson to

approve Pay Application #2 for the

County Road 5 Water Main Extension.

Upon roll call vote was as follows:

YEA: Thompson, McLaughlin,

Peterson. NO: None. ABSENT: Beck.

Motion carried.

7) City Engineer Zach Schulz

from JEO Consulting Group gave

an overview of the Certificate of

Substantial Completion for the

County Road 5 Water Main Extension

project. A motion was made

by Thompson and seconded by Peterson

to approve Certificate of

Substantial Completion for the

County Road 5 Water Main Extension.

Upon roll call vote was as follows:

YEA: Thompson, McLaughlin,

Peterson. NO: None. ABSENT: Beck.

Motion carried.

8) A motion was made by

Thompson and seconded by

McLaughlin to accept the bid from

Asphalt Maintenance to repair the

approach to the Union Pacific railroad

tracks near the intersection

of Vine Street and 3rd Street. Upon

roll call vote was as follows: YEA:

Thompson, McLaughlin, Peterson.

NO: None. ABSENT: Beck. Motion

carried.

9) Councilmembers Thompson

and McLaughlin stated that they

did not want to sell the shore box,

as they believe that staff will use

it in the future. Discussion held on

potential use of the shore box and

sealed sale process. Administrator

Bockelmann encouraged Mayor

and Council to table Resolution

2019-5. A motion to table Resolution

2019-5 was made by Thompson

and seconded by Peterson.

Upon roll call vote was as follows:

YEA: Thompson, McLaughlin, Peterson.

NO: None. ABSENT: Beck.

Motion carried.

10) Utility Superintendent

Thiessen explained the location

and need for the settle spot repairs

on Vine Street. Discussion

was held on how to pave the excavated

areas. A motion to accept

the bids from Kardell Excavating

to repair the two settle spots on

Vine Street was made by Thompson

and seconded by Peterson.

Upon roll call vote was as follows:

YEA: Thompson, McLaughlin, Peterson.

NO: None. ABSENT: Beck.

Motion carried.

11) Councilmember Thompson

explained the need for sealing the

cracks and joints of City streets.

Administrator Bockelmann explained

that staff recommends approval

of the project after revising

the staff report. Councilmember

McLaughlin stated that he would

prefer staff do this work themselves

in the future. A motion to

accept the bid from Asphalt Maintenance

Inc. to seal the cracks and

joints of Yutan’s streets was made

by Peterson and seconded by

Thompson. Upon roll call vote was

as follows: YEA: Thompson,

McLaughlin, Peterson. NO: None.

ABSENT: Beck. Motion carried.

12) City Administrator

Bockelmann asked if Asphalt

Maintenance should seal the new

concrete from this project. Mayor

Egr asked Council if they would

like to split the project.

Councilmember McLaughlin asked

if bids were needed for this project.

Bockelmann stated that bids

were not legally required. A motion

to accept McAtee Concrete

Construction’s bid for curb and

gutter removal and replacement

on 2nd Street between Vine Street

and Maple Street was made by Peterson

and seconded by Thompson.

Upon roll call vote was as follows:

YEA: Thompson, McLaughlin,

Peterson. NO: None. ABSENT: Beck.

Motion carried.

13) Utility Superintendent

Thiessen explained why the previous

commitment from Weise

Plumbing to this project fell

through. Councilmember Thompson

asked Thiessen if staff could

complete this project. Thiessen

stated that they could.

Councilmember McLaughlin asked

what equipment was needed to

complete this repair. Thiessen explained

what was needed. Peterson

asked how much it would cost

to hire an operator for a backhoe.

Thompson stated $125 an hour.

Thiessen explained how staff

would obtain the required materials

for this project.

A motion to have staff reconstruct

and replace the area inlet at

Hayes Ballfield was made by Peterson

and seconded by Thompson.

Upon roll call vote was as follows:

YEA: Thompson, McLaughlin,

Peterson. NO: None. ABSENT: Beck.

Motion carried.

14) Council Discussions:

Councilmember Thompson expressed

interest in renting a backhoe

for several months next

summer. Discussion was held on

this topic. Discussion was held regarding

opening all valves to the

City’s water system.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Next regular meeting of the

Yutan City Council will be held

June 18, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

Darin Egr, Mayor

Megan Schulz,

City Clerk-Treasurer

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