CITY OF RALSTON PUBLIC NOTICES 9/29/21

NOTICE OF MEETING

CITY OF RALSTON

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Ralston, Nebraska, will be held at 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, in the Council Chambers at Ralston City Hall. An agenda, which is kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk at City Hall.

Rosemarie D. Russell

City Clerk

9/29           ZNEZ

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

NOTICE OF MEETING

CITY OF RALSTON

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the Planning Commission of the City of Ralston, Nebraska, will be held at 5:30 P.M. on Monday, October 11, 2021, in the Council Chambers at Ralston City Hall. An agenda, which is kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk at City Hall.

Rosemarie D. Russell

City Clerk

9/29           ZNEZ

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

NOTICE OF MEETING

CITY OF RALSTON

The Ralston Board of Health will meet Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. in the Ralston City Hall Conference Room, 5500 S. 77th Street.  A complete agenda is available at Ralston City Hall.

9/29           ZNEZ

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

CITY OF RALSTON

The Ralston City Council will hold a public hearing at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.  The purpose of the public hearing is to consider updates to the 2020-2026 Capital Improvements Plan. Public comments will be accepted.  An agenda will be kept current and available for public inspection at the Office of the City Clerk, 5500 S. 77th Street, Ralston, Nebraska 68127. Written comments should be addressed to the City Clerk at the above address.

Rosemarie D. Russell

City Clerk

9/29           ZNEZ

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

NOTICE OF PASSAGE AND

PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE

CITY OF RALSTON

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Ralston, Nebraska at their regular meeting on September 21, 2021 passed and approved Ordinance No. 1292 in pamphlet form:

ORDINANCE NO. 1292

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE 4 OF CHAPTER 6 OF THE RALSTON MUNICIPAL CODE, RABIES CONTROL; TO REPEAL ALL PROVISIONS OF THE RALSTON MUNICIPAL CODE WHICH ARE IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND TO AUTHORIZE THAT SAID ORDINANCE BE PUBLISHED IN PAMPHLET FORM.

Copies of the ordinance are available at the office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 5500 S. 77th Street, Ralston, NE  68127.

Rosemarie D. Russell

City Clerk

9/29           ZNEZ

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Ralston City Council

Special Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The complete minutes are on file in the office of the City Clerk and are available for public inspection during regular business hours or on the City’s website at www.cityofralston.com.

The Ralston City Council met in special session on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM at Ralston City Hall.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Roll was called with the following present: Mayor Groesser and Council members Brousek, Fideline, Kavanaugh, Krause, Sanchez, and Preis.  The agenda was available at City Hall for public inspection and posted prior to the meeting.  The legal notice for the meeting was published in the Omaha Daily Record.  Claims listed are approved and part of these minutes.

Deacon Lonnie Dinneen, St. Gerald Catholic Church, gave the invocation.  Mayor Groesser welcomed the press and guests.  Groesser said the meeting is subject to the Nebraska Open Meetings Act.  A copy of the Act is posted at the rear of the Council Chambers and is available to view on the City’s website at www.cityofralston.com.

Kavanaugh introduced Ordinance No. 1293.  Russell read Ordinance No. 1293 by title only:  AN ORDINANCE CHANGING SEWER USE CHARGES BY AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE NO. 439 AS AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND REPEALING ALL PRIOR ORDINANCES OR PARTS THEREOF IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.

Moved and seconded to approve Ordinance No. 1293 on first reading.  Aye:  Brousek, Fideline, Kavanaugh, Krause, Sanchez, and Preis.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.  Moved and seconded to waive second and third readings of Ordinance No. 1293. Aye:  Brousek, Fideline, Kavanaugh, Krause, Sanchez, and Preis.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.  

Fideline introduced Resolution 2021-08.  Russell read Resolution 2021-08 by title only:  A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ADMINISTRATIVE FEE ON REFUSE COLLECTION AND REMOVAL SERVICE.  Moved and seconded to Resolution 2021-08.  Aye:  Brousek, Fideline, Kavanaugh, Krause, and Preis.  Nay:  None.  Not voting:  Sanchez.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.  

Krause introduced Resolution 2021-09.   Russell read Resolution 2021-09 by title only:  A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXCEEDING THE 2021-2022 RESTRICTED FUNDS BUDGET BY AN ADDITIONAL 1%.  Moved and seconded to approve Resolution 2021-09.  Aye:  Brousek, Fideline, Kavanaugh, Krause, Sanchez, and Preis.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.  

Moved and seconded to override Resolution #9018.  Aye:  Brousek, Fideline, Kavanaugh, Krause, Sanchez, and Preis.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.  

Brousek introduced Ordinance No. 1294.  Russell read Ordinance No. 1294 by title only:  AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT THE BUDGET STATEMENT FOR THE CITY OF RALSTON TO BE TERMED THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION BILL FOR THE CITY OF RALSTON; TO APPROPRIATE SUMS FOR NECESSARY EXPENSES AND LIABILITIES; TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Moved and seconded to approve Ordinance No. 1294 on first reading.  Aye:  Brousek, Fideline, Kavanaugh, Krause, Sanchez, and Preis.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.  Moved and seconded to waive second and third readings of Ordinance No. 1294. Aye:  Brousek, Fideline, Kavanaugh, Krause, Sanchez, and Preis.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.  

Krause introduced Resolution 2021-10.  Russell read Resolution 2021-10 by title only:  A RESOLUTION SETTING THE PROPERTY TAX AT A DIFFERENT AMOUNT THAN THE PREVIOUS YEAR.  Moved and seconded to approve Resolution 2021-10.  Aye:  Fideline, Kavanaugh, Krause, Sanchez, and Preis.  Nay:  Brousek.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

Moved and seconded to approve Resolution 2021-11.  Aye:  Brousek, Fideline, Kavanaugh, Krause, Sanchez, and Preis.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.  

Krause introduced Resolution 2021-12.  Russell read Resolution 2021-12 by title only:  A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SIGNING OF THE MUNICIPAL ANNUAL CERTIFICATION OF PROGRAM COMPLIANCE FORM FOR 2021.Moved and seconded to approve Resolution 2021-12.  Aye:  Brousek, Fideline, Kavanaugh, Krause, Sanchez, and Preis.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned to the regular City Council meeting at 5:34 PM.

The next regular meeting is Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 5:30 PM.

Rosemarie D. Russell

City Clerk

Donald A. Groesser

Mayor

9/29           ZNEZ

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Ralston City Council

Regular Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The complete minutes are on file in the office of the City Clerk and are available for public inspection during regular business hours or on the City’s website at www.cityofralston.com.

The Ralston City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 5:34 PM after the special city council meeting at Ralston City Hall.  Roll was called with the following present: Mayor Groesser and Council members Brousek, Fideline, Kavanaugh, Krause, Sanchez, and Preis.  The agenda was available at City Hall for public inspection and posted prior to the meeting.  The legal notice for the meeting was published in the Omaha Daily Record. Claims listed are approved and part of these minutes.

Reviewed the following items under the consent agenda: (1) Minutes from the August 17, 2021 regular City Council meeting; (2) Claims; (3) Arena Financial Statements for the period ending July 31, 2021; and (4) Department Head and/or Commission Reports.  Moved and seconded to approve the Consent Agenda.  Aye:  Brousek, Fideline, Kavanaugh, Krause, Sanchez, and Preis.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

Groesser thanked all department heads for the work on the budget this year.

Freshman reported the Public Works Department has used 230 tons of asphalt since January 6, 2021.  Peña introduced the new Youth Services Librarian, Sara Scott.  Eischeid reported on the FEMA grant received in the amount of $163,000 for the air pacs.  They were also awarded a Firehouse Subs grant for $20,000 for new computers for all their trucks.

Groesser opened discussion on the request by C’Sandra Steinmark to allow mini pigs within the City limits.  Krause said Steinmark made a very good presentation.  This is something that will need to be discussed to see if there is anything that can be done.  Groesser explained the process that if there was any interest among council members this item would be put on a future agenda for discussion and action.

Moved and seconded to approve the appointments of Jason Grob, Alexandria Stobbe, and Joshua Sexton as Police Officers at the salaries indicated.  Aye:  Brousek, Fideline, Kavanaugh, Krause, Sanchez, and Preis.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

Ficenec administered Oaths of Office to newly appointed Police Officers, Jason Grob, Alexandria Stobbe, and Joshua Sexton.

Krause introduced Ordinance No. 1292.  Russell read Ordinance No. 1292 by title only:  AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE 4 OF CHAPTER 6 OF THE RALSTON MUNICIPAL CODE, RABIES CONTROL; TO REPEAL ALL PROVISIONS OF THE RALSTON MUNICIPAL CODE WHICH ARE IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND TO AUTHORIZE THAT SAID ORDINANCE BE PUBLISHED IN PAMPHLET FORM.  Moved and seconded to approve Ordinance No. 1292 on second reading.  Aye:  Brousek, Fideline, Kavanaugh, Krause, Sanchez, and Preis.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

Moved and seconded to approve the Fire Protection Agreement with the Ralston Volunteer Fire Department for a two-year term ending September 30, 2023.  Aye:  Brousek, Fideline, Kavanaugh, Krause, Sanchez, and Preis.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

Kavanaugh introduced Resolution 2021-13.  Russell read Resolution 2021-13 by title only:  A RESOLUTION FOR THE LEAGUE ASSOCIATION OF RISK MANAGEMENT (LARM) PARTICIPATION DISCOUNT CONTRIBUTION PLAN.  Moved and seconded to approve Resolution 2021-13.  Aye:  Brousek, Fideline, Kavanaugh, Krause, Sanchez, and Preis.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

Public comment:   There was no public comment.

Council comment:  Brousek congratulated the new police officers and the Police Department.  He also thanked Chief Eischeid on getting the grant.  Fideline commented that the Fire Department Honor Guard will be naming four more fallen firefighters on October 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Koch Park.  Kavanaugh echoed Brousek’s comments about the Police Department and Fire Department and thanked all for their hard work.  He also thanked Freshman and the Public Works Department for all their work.  Sanchez continued the same sentiment.  He commented on the budget and seeing the numbers get better and better and the turnaround in the last few years.  Everyone in the City is doing a great job.  Groesser appreciates all the great comments from the City Council and he also appreciates all the hard work from the departments.  Krause urged everyone to attend the presentation by Congressman Don Bacon at the arena.

The Council meeting adjourned at 6:09 PM.

The next regular meeting is Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 5:30 PM.

Rosemarie D. Russell

City Clerk

Donald A. Groesser

Mayor

Claims – September 7, 2021

Action Batteries, Inc. 37.50, Batteries; Aire Serv of Omaha, 16.81, Refund of permit overpayment; Amazing Lawn & Lighting, 75.00, Services; American United Life Insurance Company, 1,210.45, Life Insurance; Aramark/ Ameripride, 245.34, Building Maint/Rugs; Black Hills Energy, 190.02, Utilities; Blackstone Publishing, 92.83, Audio Visual; Blue Cross & Blue Shield, 38,051.82, Insurance; BMI Janitorial Group, 1,325.00, Janitorial; Bound to Stay Bound Books, 98.00, Supplies; Cengage Learning Inc, 151.44, Books; Century Certified Services, 78.00, Pest Control; City of LaVista, 1,296.51, Special Services Bus; City of Omaha, 134,986.52, Sewer Billing; CompChoice, 160.38, Medical Services; Conner Psychological Services, 385.00, Pre-Employment Services; Cox Business Services, 722.05, Telephone Services; Deere Credit, 473.28, Equipment; Donald Ficenec, 6,240.00 Legal Services; Eakes Office Solutions, 435.84, Office Supplies; Elliott Equipment Co., 209.66, Parts; Fireguard, Inc., 296.49, Fire Alarm Services; Brianna Fleek, 180.00, Janitorial; FP Mailing Solutions, 66.00, Postal Rates; Fraternal Order of Police, 990.00, Dues; General Code, 1,195.00, Annual Subsc; Global Spectrum, 60,000.00, Arena; Great Western Bank, 31,520.44, Pension Funding; Great Western Bank-Visa, 7,616.28, Equipment/Supplies; Harm’s Concrete Inc, 290.00, Concrete; Houghton Bradford Whitted PC, 3,147.00, Professional Fees; Humana Insurance Co, 2,012.88, Dental/Vision Insurance; HyVee, 44.84, Library Activity Program; JEO Consulting Group, Inc., 5,720.00, Professional Services; John McKenzie, 115.00, Mowing and Tree Debris Removal; Kriha Fluid Power, 26.20, Parts; League Association of Risk Management, 9.24, Endorsement; Marc Leonardo, 89.65, Office Supplies; Logan Contractors Supply Inc., 110.00, Supplies; Martin Asphalt, 196.10, Asphalt; Menards – Ralston, 15.48, Supplies; Metro, 1,709.00, Transportation Service Contract; Mid-American Benefits, Inc., 2,826.91, FSA Plan Admin; MUD, 4,170.60, Utilities; Nebraska Iowa Supply Co., 2,723.83, Fuel; Nebraska Law Enforcement Training, 100.00, New Hire Training; Omaha Public Library, 9,403.80, Annual Service Agreement; Margaret O’Malley, 220.00, Janitorial; Omni Engineering, 1,164.95, City Patch Material; One Call Concepts, 95.77, Locate Fees; Papillion Sanitation, 28,789.41, Trash Collection; Papillion Sanitation Waste Connections, 1,403.50, Waste Disposal; Pitney Bowes Global Financial Services, 231.96, Postage Machine Leasing; Port-A-Johns, 150.00, Portable Restroom Rental; Quill Corporation, 54.91, Office Supplies; Ralston Automotive, 705.32, Vehicle Service; Ralston Volunteer Fire Dept, 16,737.00, Fire Protection Agreement; Justine Ridder, 30.13, Mileage Reimbursement; Sarpy County, 1,827.34, Animal Control; The Daily Record, 525.00, Legal Pubs; Trans Union Risk & Alternative, 75.00, Background Checks; Verizon Wireless, 1,091.37, Cell Phones; Voya, 2,925.00, Pension.

9/29           ZNEZ

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Category:

User login

Omaha Daily Record

The Daily Record
3323 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, Nebraska
68105-1915
United States

Tele (402) 345-1303
Fax (402) 345-2351