CITY OF TERRYTOWN
The City of Terrytown Council met on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 6:30 PM, for their regular meeting at the Housing Partners of Western Nebraska Community Room, 89A Woodley Park Road in the City of Terrytown. Notice of said meeting was published in the Scottsbluff Star-Herald according to law and council members were notified of said meeting. The meeting was called to order at 6:41 PM by Mayor Chris Perales. Council Members present were: Tyler Feil, Michael Minzey, Chris Perales and Jerry Green. Absent: Marcia Sherlock. City Attorney Libby Stobel recorded the proceedings of the meeting.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by those in attendance. Mayor Chris Perales pointed out the location of the poster for the Open Meetings Act.
Moved by Minzey, seconded by Green to amend Agenda Item 7 “Approval of Amended Minutes from the January 3, 2019” to read: “Approval of Minutes from the January 3, 2019 Regular Meeting.” Ayes: Minzey, Feil, Green. Nays: None. Motion Approved.
Moved by Green, seconded by Feil to approve the minutes from the January 3, 2019 Regular Meeting. Ayes: Minzey, Feil, Green. Nays: None. Motion Approved.
Regular Claims (January 2, 2019 to February 6, 2019):
KENO FUND: Nebraska Public Power District, Utilities, 117.73; Carpenter Center, Contribution, 250.00; GENERAL FUND: Hugo Chairez, Wages, 1267.46; Tamera Leeling, Wages, 988.81; Dennis McLaughlin, Wages, 879.57; U.S. Treasury, EFTPS/FICA, 2350.53; Contractor’s Materials, Inc., Supplies, 24.56; One Call Concepts, Digger’s Hotline, 16.65; Pitney Bowes, Postage Meter Lease, 159.63; Verizon Wireless, Cellular Service, 242.81; Scottsbluff Star-Herald, Publications, 683.31; Visa, Anti-Virus Software, 38.47; Nebraska Public Power District, Utilities, 474.21; Nebraska Department of Revenue, 2018-4th Quarter Income Withholding, 976.14; Scotts Bluff County Clerk, County Court Costs, 17.00; Simmons Olsen Law Firm, Legal Fees, 1320.00; Robert Blanco, Jr., Wages, 339.55; Hugo Chairez, Wages, 1078.26; Tamera Leeling, Wages, 929.41; Dennis McLaughlin, Wages, 863.99; Guardian Insurance, Life Insurance, 27.75; Nebraska Child Support, Child Support Payment, 246.94; Principal Insurance, Vision Insurance, 41.55; Windstream, Phone, 7.81; Tyler Feil, Wages, 69.26; Michael Minzey, Wages, 69.26; Christopher Perales, Wages, 230.87; Marcia Sherlock, Wages, 69.26; Jerry Green, Wages, 69.26; Tamera Leeling, Wages, 929.41; Hugo Chairez, Wages, 1162.35; Dennis McLaughlin, Wages, 902.92; Robert Blanco, Jr., Wages, 247.49; Allo Communications, Phone/Internet, 236.57; Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Insurance, 2649.94; Capital Bank & Trust Co., Simple IRA Employee Contribution, 800.00; City of Scottsbluff, Emergency Management Fee, 185.80; Gregory’s Lock Shop, Repairs/Maintenance, 16.00; Guardian Insurance, Life Insurance, 27.75; Hi Performance Car Wash, Repairs/Maintenance, 26.10; Panhandle Humane Society, Animal Control, 600.00; Intralinks, Inc., Repairs/Maintenance, 179.00; Judy Hoatson, Bookkeeping, 370.00; Moneywise Office Supply, Supplies, 30.13; Nebraska Child Support, Child Support Payment, 123.47; Principal Insurance, Vision Insurance, 41.55; Scottsbluff Police Department, Police Labor, 10833.33; Tim Schuldies/Tim’s Electric, Repairs/Maintenance, 100.00; TJR Rental/Cyclone Express, Fuel, 215.70; Verizon Wireless, Cellular Service, 242.89; Carpenter Center, Office Rent/Front Desk Supervision; WATER FUND: City of Gering, Wholesale Water, 5384.60; Nebraska Public Power District, Utilities, 352.85; Nebraska Department of Revenue, Nebraska & Local Sales & Use Tax, 995.02; Simmons Olsen Law Firm, Legal Fees, 540.00; Nebraska Public Power District, Utilities, 288.41; Enviro Services, Inc., Lab Fees, 40.00; City of Gering, Wholesale Water/Utilities, 4945.65; Johnson Cashway Lumber Co., Supplies, 9.89; Terry Carpenter, Inc., Well Lease, 438.00; Municipal Supply, Inc., Repair/Maintenance, 1214.96; SEWER FUND: Nebraska Department of Revenue, Nebraska & Local Sales & Use Tax, 1472.43; Nebraska Public Power District, Utilities, 396.12; City of Scottsbluff, Wastewater, 11416.79; Enviro Services, Inc., Lab Fees, 426.00; Terry Carpenter, Inc., Land Lease, 150.00; Waste Connections, Trash Collection/Recycle Box, 7149.85; STREET FUND: Nebraska Public Power District, Utilities, 2194.01; Nebraska Public Power District, Utilities, 267.53. Moved by Feil, seconded by Minzey to pay regular claims from January 2, 2019 to February 6, 2019 as presented. Ayes: Minzey, Feil, Green. Nays: None. Motion Approved.
City Administrator/Treasurer Lonnie Miller reviewed the December 31, 2018 Financial Statements. Financial Statements are available for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk.
City Administrator/Treasurer Lonnie Miller discussed making contributions to the City’s full-time employees’ Health Savings Accounts (“HSA”). HSA’s can be used by employees to pay for qualified medical expenses, and can be rolled over from year to year. Last year, the City made a move from a $500 low deductible health insurance plan to a $4,000 high deductible plan, due to the rising cost of the low deductible plan. The Cost of the plan in 2018 was $2,582.74/month. In order to offset the potential cost to employees, in 2018, the City created a Health Savings Account for each of the full-time employees and deposited $2,500 in the same for each. After doing so, it was still a cost savings of $2,900 annually to the City. The City pursued the same health insurance plan for 2019, the cost of which increased 2.6% to $2,659.94/month. Moved by Feil, Seconded by Green to make a $2,500 contribution to each of the full-time employee’s Health Savings Accounts. Ayes: Minzey, Feil, Green. Nays: None. Motion Approved.
Deputy City Engineer Mike Olsen reported on the Change Order #1 to Phase 2 of the Water Contract-Internal Improvements Project includes the construction of water mains, valves, hydrants and services for various areas around the city. Paul Reed Construction’s original contract price was $1,188,494.79. After value engineering, the change order will result in a decrease of $58,422.70 for a new total contract price of $1,130,072.09. Moved by Green, Seconded by Feil to accept Change Order #1 to Phase 2 of the Water Project. Ayes: Minzey, Feil, Green. Nays: None. Motion Approved.
Deputy City Engineer Olsen reported on the Change Order #1 to Phase 3-Meter Project which consists of the installation of 540 water meters, services and appurtenances. Hennings Construction’s original contract price was $1.089,031.00. After value engineering, the change order will result in a decrease of $34,341.00, for a new total contract price of $1,054,689.00. Moved by Green, Seconded by Feil to accept Change Order #1 to Phase 3 of the Water Project. Ayes: Minzey, Feil, Green. Nays: None. Motion Approved.
Deputy City Engineer Olsen updated the council on a timeline for the water project. Due to the federal government shutdown, approval for Phase 2 was delayed, but has since been approved. The pre-conference for Phase 3 was scheduled for 2/11/19 and the preconference for Phase 2 was set for 2/14/19, after which time the City should know the approximate schedules for both projects.
Bids were solicited regarding the Medearis Sanitary Sewer Extension. The sewer is being extended in exchange for an easement across Medearis’s land as part of the water project. The lowest bid submitted was from Hennings Construction in the amount of $50,370.00. The Engineer’s Estimate for the project was $54,360. Moved by Feil, Seconded by Minzey to accept Hennings Construction’s Bid for the Medearis Sanitary Sewer Extension. Ayes: Minzey, Feil, Green. Nays: None. Motion Approved.
Deputy City Engineer Olsen informed the Council that the City of Gering will assist the City with implementing its storm water management program.
The Scotts Bluff County Transit Authority is considering placement of bus huts for its riders throughout the twin cities and Terrytown. In the coming months, they will be approaching the City for recommendations on placement and assistance with funding.
Former Mayor, Kent Greenwalt presented an overview of meetings attended on the City’s behalf in the month of January.
Chief of Police, Kevin Spencer updated the City on the implementation computer-aided dispatch program, and mentioned that the next car seat safety check will be held 2/23/19, and police officer testing will occur on 4/5/19.
During public comment, several citizens of Bellevue living on Ridge Drive appeared before the council, voicing concern about a letter from Sanitary Improvement District #2, which is responsible for street and water and sewer maintenance in the Bellevue addition, the latter two of which have been assigned to the City of Terrytown through the scope of the Water Project. There were further concerns about whose responsibility and governance applies in this area which is outside Terrytown City limits, but within the City’s zoning jurisdiction. The City recommended that the citizens contact the SID’s attorney to find out when and where the SID meets in order to address this matter with the appropriate entity.
There being no further business to come before the Council, moved by Green, seconded by Minzey to adjourn to the next called meeting on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 6:30 PM, subject to the call of the Mayor. Aye’s: Feil, Minzey and Green. Nay’s: None. Motion approved.
Mayor of the City of Terrytown
City of Terrytown Agenda's and Meeting Minutes.