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City to be asked to pay settlement for old yellow house

Friday, January 29, 2010

The McCook City Council will be asked to authorize a $10,000 payment to Terry Jessen for property at 301 E. Second, at the regular city council meeting, Monday, 7:30 p.m., at City Council Chambers in Memorial Auditorium.

The payment is the amount of taxes paid by Jessen on the property and the value of the land, according to the Red Willow County Assessor.

On Jan. 11, a letter was sent to Jessen re-emphasizing the offer of the $10,000 for the property. City Attorney Nate Schneider received a fax from Jessen on Jan 13 accepting the offer.

The property had been identified by the McCook Health Board as a nuisance property. Jessen was fined $200 in Red Willow County Court Aug. 6, after having been found guilty in June of "maintaining or harboring a nuisance" at the vacant house.

Other regular agenda items the council will discuss include:

* receive an update on the progress of abatement of nuisances at 305 East 12

* approve and authorize City Staff to move forward to secure bids for the demolition of the West Ward School

* update and continue discussion on the development of the West Ward site for municipal purposes.

Consent agenda items, that can be approve in one motion or pulled for consideration by the council or a member of the public, include:

* approve the request for proposals to re-design the City of McCook Web site and set the date to receive proposals as Feb. 22 at 4 p.m.

* award the bid for a new solid waste collection vehicle for the Transfer station to Nebraska Truck Center of North Platte, at $162,291 the lowest responsible bid.

* adopt a resolution that provides for the levy of special assessments for the costs the city incurred for the demolition of structures on property owned by Sharon M. Boley and Christopher H. Boley at 810 W. Fourth

* offer a contract to BSB Construction of Curtis for its bid of $146,856, the lowest responsible bid, for furnishing and installing water main replacement and extension for the work at South Street and Kelley Creek and authorize the mayor to sign the necessary paper work to award the contract.

* accept the financial statements and supplemental information for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2009, as prepared by the CPA firm Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway and Luth.

The council will consider the one and six year street improvement plans, at the public hearing scheduled for Monday's night meeting. This will be followed by the council being asked to adopt a resolution that approves the plan.

Another public hearing will be held on the application from Taste of Texas BBQ Inc. at 112 West 11, for the addition of a catering license. The council will be asked afterwards to recommend approval of the catering license to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.

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