WAYNE – Wayne City Councilmembers will hear updates early about the COVID-19 pandemic and take possible action on opening City Services this evening during their regularly scheduled meeting.
Citizens have the right under the Open Meetings Act to attend all meetings of public bodies as the meeting will be held by video/telephone conference starting at 5:30 p.m. Plan on joining the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone by going to cityofwayne.org and select ‘Virtual Meetings’ under the ‘Government’ tab.
The first of several action items on the agenda include a request from the Sharp Shooters 4-H Club to operate a portable shooting gallery style Air-Gun trailer during Henoween and Chicken Show with their alternate date of September 12, if needed. No decision has yet been made for this year’s Chicken Show that is scheduled for July 10-12.
Council will then host a public hearing regarding the submittal of a grant application for the purchase of a 14-passenger bus with a wheelchair lift. The Wayne Senior Center is submitting the application to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) for these funds.
Other action items include approving the appointment of current fire chief Phil Monahan for another year and take action on the amendment to the police officer job description.
Council will also look to amend the third and final readings for both the Wayne Municipal Code for Williams Form Engineering parking as well as the City of Wayne Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan.
The 2019-20 City of Wayne budget has allocated $30,000 for Public Art and last fall an “art-minded” committee helped create a request for proposal for Public Art with a $20,000 limit. Nine proposals were received as the committee chose one to prepare a draft concept and councilmembers will look to approve that agreement. This would be a painted mural on the north side of the Majestic Theatre as the Majestic Board would give approval of the final design. The final project should be completed by the end of July.
A handful of pay and change orders will close out the meeting.
They include payment number one in the amount of $680,672.88 to Rutjens Construction, Inc. for the “2019 Water Transmission Main Project”; change order number one in the amount of $4,845 to Rutjens for the “2019 Water Transmission Main Project”; payment number three in the amount of $139,045.50 to Robert Woehler & Sons Construction, Inc. for the “2019 Nebraska Street Improvement Project”; payment number one in the amount of $340,522.20 to M&B Quality Concrete for the “Restoration of Walking Trail Project” and payment number two in the amount of $24,890 to Sioux Contractors, Inc. for the “Wayne Senior Center – Room and Walk-in Freezer Addition Project”.