Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the special meeting to order with Councilmembers Bob McCaulley, Melody Falcone and Ray Frew answering roll. Absent: Larry Bauers.
Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the February 19, 2004 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.
The application of Gary Sorensen to join the Fire Department was denied, which met with full council approval.
Motion by Frew, seconded by McCaulley to authorize the painting of the dump truck box upon completion of the necessary repairs, at an approximate cost of $500. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to approve the proposal of the city’s insurance carrier for the addition of terrorism coverage with a prospective premium of $260. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Falcone, seconded by McCaulley to approve a change order for the swimming pool improvement project allowing the contractor, Stephens and Smith Construction, a three week extension on the completion date, due to recent weather conditions. Motion carried unanimously.
Ben Day of Olsson Associates conducted the progress meeting for the downtown improvements with the following items being addressed: plans and specs are 90% completed, with comments from the recent public involvement meeting being incorporated into the plans; required permits are being obtained; plans will be sent to appropriate state and local authorities; engineering firm will meet with select property owners with regard to access ramps and other design concerns at certain locations; final plans and specs to be presented to the Council for approval at the April Council meeting, with tentative advertisement dates being set for April 15, 22, and 29, 2004 and bid opening date on May 5, 2004 at 11 a.m.; established substantial completion dates for each phase of the project with final completion date being proposed for September 15, 2004; established liquidated damages clause for failure to comply with completion dates; determined the amount to be bonded at $300,000 and the portion of costs for sidewalk replacement being assessed at $50,000 to affected property owners with allocations being based according to property frontage.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
Kay Gerdes, City Clerk Howard Stubbendieck