City of Blair Special Council Meeting December 10, 2020 The Mayor and City Council met in special session in the Blair Public Library on December 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM. The following were present: …

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City of Blair Special Council Meeting December 10, 2020 The Mayor and City Council met in special session in the Blair Public Library on December 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM. The following were present: Kevin Hall, Chris Jensen, Mindy Rump, Andrew Schank, Marty Shepard, Jon Stewart, Kevin Willis, Frank Wolff. Also present were: City Administrator Storm, Assistant City Administrator Barrow, City Attorney Solomon, and Chief Lager. Mayor Hansen called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. and made introductions followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Hansen opened a public hearing to consider Emergency Ordinance 2415 amending Chapter 4 of the Blair Municipal Code to add Article Section 4-510 entitled "Prevention of COVID-19 in reference to the proposed regulation requiring face coverings while indoors within the city. The following individuals spoke in favor of the mask mandate: Dr. Tuck Smith 101 N. 25th St. Blair, Gary Banner 1033 Mary Beth Cir Blair, Lori Davidson 1138 20th Ave Cir Blair, Lisa Kelly 3348 Adams St. Blair, Manuela Banner 1033 Mary Beth Cir Blair, President and CEO of the Blair Community Hospital. The following individuals spoke against the mask mandate: Megan Swope 731 N 12th St Blair, Fred Graber 1606 Shamrock Blvd Yutan, Kristen Simon 6707 S 209th St Elkhorn, Lisa Eveland-Osika, 3650 Golden Eagle Cir Blair, Chad Hansen 2915 Westridge Dr Blair, Sarah Byrne 950 N 16th St Blair, Scott Stangl 6436 Northern Lights Ln, Ft Calhoun, Ben Taper 16909 Burke St Omaha, Sheryl Concannon, 10381 Nebraska Ave Omaha, Ben Hansen 540 S 17th St Blair, Jacy Ruwe 15493 Co Rd P17 Blair, Roland Wimpey 4713 Circle Dr Blair, Connie Kunkle 4217 West St Blair, Britt Alexandra 1105 Gold Cost Rd Papillion, Allie French 4213 N 172nd St Omaha, Libby Torres 918 P St Tekamah, David Johnson, 1368 Prospect Blair, Andrea Sortino 1353 South St Blair, Natashia Gaul, 5522 N 92nd Ave Omaha, Karen Wimpey 4713 Circle Dr Blair, Ben Stangl 6944 Co Rd P39 Ft Calhoun, Kevin Barnhill 861 S 16th, Marne Hodgen, 14101 Redman Ave Omaha, Tanya Opetaia 1240 South St, Blair, Tina Lassek 13505 Woodridge Cir Bellevue, Aaron Matson 2045 Cauble Creek Cir Blair, Sylvia McDonald 1454 South St Blair, Dennis Fuhrman 7989 Co Rd P26 Ft Calhoun, Diane Roberson 469 River Rd Blair. Mayor Hansen closed the public hearing. All Council members individually thanked the public for attending the meeting and for their input on the issue. Council received and placed on file all information received before and during the meeting regarding the proposed ordinance for a mask mandate in Blair. Council voted to disapprove the Emergency Ordinance 2415 amending Chapter 4 of the Blair Municipal Code to add Article Section 4-510 entitled "Prevention of COVID-19 in reference to the proposed regulation requiring face coverings while indoors within the city. Meeting adjourned at 7:09 p.m. Richard Hansen, Mayor ATTEST: Brenda Wheeler, City Clerk A complete text of the minutes, Resolutions, Ordinances are on file in the office of the City Clerk, 218 S. 16th Street, and are available for public inspection during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. ZNEZ PT 1-19-21

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