Elected council members sworn in at Monday meeting

Friday, November 30, 2018

McCOOK, Neb. — Newly elected McCook City Council members will be officially sworn in Monday night and two bids are expected to be approved, at the regular council meeting 6:30 p.m., city council chambers, at the McCook Municipal building.

Taking the oath of office will be re-elected members, Mike Gonzales and Gene Weedin and recently elected, Jared Muehlenkamp.

The council will also elect one of its members as president, who serves in absence of the mayor, and another as vice president. The votes can be taken by secret ballot but the total number of votes for each candidate is recorded in the minutes.

There are no regular agenda items slated for Monday’s meeting.

Bids the council will be asked to approve is one for $36,300, for the 2019 crack sealing of streets and alleys, that includes 20 pallets of material, to Stripe and Seal LLC, with the completion date set as Feb. 20, 2019. Another needing council approval is the $437,519.58 bid for the Park Avenue paving project to McCormick Excavating and Paving of Stratton, Colo.

A public hearing will start things off Monday night, for the application by McCook Lodging LLC, (Holiday Inn Express McCook), 711 north U.S. Highway 83, for a Class C liquor license (beer, wine, distilled spirits, on and off sale). City staff has recommended approval of the license.

Consent agenda items that the council will be asked to approve, that are approved in one motion unless pulled for discussion, are:

— application for a special designated liquor license requested by Loop Brewing Company for a wedding reception at the city auditorium on Dec. 31.

— Approve the recommendation of the Fuel Contract Advisory Committee to continue the Fuel Purchase Agreement, for 2019, with Frenchman Valley Cooperative, Inc. to purchase fuel for government vehicles.

— Receive and file the Property Damage Incident Form from Eric Schiltz and instruct that it be submitted to the City’s insurance carrier for review and appropriate action.

— Receive and file the Financial Report for the period ending October 31, 2018.

— Approve the bid specifications and documents for one (1) new 4-wheel drive Type I Ambulance and set the date to receive bids as Dec. 27, 2018, at 2 p.m.

— Approve closing all non-emergency departments and offices on Dec. 24, 2018.

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