Action Item Being Requested For July 9 Firework Display, Councilmembers To Hear Several Resolution Items

WAYNE – A series of resolution items will be lined up seeking approval during Tuesday evening’s regularly scheduled Wayne City Council meeting.

From the Wayne Community Activity Center Community Room, council will begin their meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Brian Gibson will be present for an action request seeking approval for a firework display on Friday, July 9 for the Henoween Celebration on the rugby fields by the Wayne Softball Complex.

City staff have also been exploring ways to utilize incentives for the newer provisions of tax increment financing (TIF) laws. Council will look to take action on approving the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority Application for a Housing Study Grant and the City of Wayne’s required match of $8,000. This action would approve the City to apply for a NIFA grant for 50% ($8,000) of a new housing study. The other 50% ($8,000) would come from City funds.

An annual action is required from the Wayne Senior Center for the Fiscal Year 2021 and their detailed plan of operation as well as budget to the Northeast Nebraska Area Agency on Aging. This will allow the City of Wayne to apply for and receive about $40,000 – $60,000 per year in State subsidies for Senior Center meals and meals on wheels.

Another annual action item will be a resolution to support the application for Nebraska Public Transportation Act Funds. The local fund match being approved would be $39,701 representing a two-year grant funding period.

Other resolution items being addressed with be accepting a proposal for City Auditing Services from 2021 through 2026; identifying City of Wayne goals, accepting water/sanitary/storm sewer/paving improvements in both Angel Acres Addition and in the Southview II Addition as well as approving an agreement for Professional Services from JEO Consulting Group, Inc. for engineering services and Geotechnical Exploration Services from Certified Testing Services, Inc.  on the “Centennial Road Improvements, 14th to 21st Street Project”.

Councilmembers will also look to direct staff to begin advertising for bids for dirt work on the “Old City of Wayne Lagoon Bern” (northwest corner) for phase I of the project.

After looking to adopt the City of Wayne Employee Personnel Manuel, that was tabled from a February meeting, council will close Tuesday evening’s meeting with an update and discussion on the electric event which occurred in late February along with an update on COVID.