Recap Of Wayne City Council Meeting Tuesday Evening

Recap Of Wayne City Council Meeting Tuesday Evening
Gary Boehle of the Elkhorn Agency talking with Council

WAYNE — The Wayne City Council gathered on Tuesday for a regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall. There were 15 items on the agenda that were discussed as the meeting lasted just over an hour.

First up was action to terminate the City of Wayne’s group health insurance with United Healthcare and to enroll with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Gary Boehle of the Elkhorn Agency was present at the meeting to answer any questions Council had. Council approved this action while also advising staff as well as Mr. Boehle to look into a wellness program that may provide a discounted rate for the City of Wayne’s employees.

El Tequila LLC was granted a liquor license by Council. This is for the new addition at Fiesta Brava that will include the outside porch area as well.

A couple of yearly housekeeping items were approved by Council including action on approving the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s Maintenance Agreement which is just a renewal for the year 2020. A resolution was also passed that approved the wage and salary schedule.

Another resolution was approved that is a Service/Consultant Agreement between the City of Wayne and the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District for General Administration of a Community Development Block Grant.

The second reading of two ordinance also took place on Tuesday night. First was amending the Wayne Municipal Code with regards to moving buildings. The second was annexing real estate to the City of Wayne that would extend corporate limits to the southeast quadrant of Wayne. Both ordinances were passed and will see a third reading during the next City Council meeting.

Action was taken which directs City Staff to move forward with the renovation of the concession area in the Community Activity Center. This was brought up in meetings previous but Council wanted to have the Fire Marshall inspect the plans before moving forward. The Fire Marshall gave staff the go ahead and the action was approved.

A date was set for a Council retreat date which will take place January 15th at 5 p.m.

Finally, Council went in to closed session to discuss approving the appointment of Amy K Miller as the City Attorney and a Retainer Agreement. When Council came out of closed session this resolution too was passed by Council.

The next regularly scheduled City Council meeting is set for Tuesday, December 17th at the Council Chambers in City Hall.