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Council Minutes - September 10, 2019

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

September 10, 2019

 

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on September 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  Notice of this meeting was given in advance by publication in the Grant Tribune Sentinel, the City’s designated method for giving notice, September 4, 2019, and members of the City Council and a copy of their Acknowledgment of Receipt and the Agenda are attached to these minutes.  Availability of the Agenda was communicated in the advance notice and in the notice to the Mayor and Council of this meeting.  All proceedings hereafter shown were recorded while said meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

Mayor Lisa Schmitt announced the posting of the Open Meetings Act and its location.

Roll call:  Present Council members:  Bishop, Brueggeman, Greenwood, Petersen and Mayor Schmitt.   

Others present:  City Superintendent Edward Dunn, City Clerk/Treasurer Jessie Faber, City Attorney Tawna Holmstedt, et al.

The motion was made by Brueggeman and seconded by Bishop to approve the agenda as presented.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – all present. Nays – none.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Bishop to approve the minutes of the August 27, 2019 meeting and waive the reading and seconded by Petersen.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – Bishop, Greenwood & Petersen. Nays – none.  Abstain – Brueggeman. Motion carried.

 

COMMUNICATIONS: City Superintendent, Edward Dunn informed the Council of upcoming board meetings, the library board will meet tomorrow at 7:00 a.m., the CRA board will meet tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., the planning commission will meet on August 13th at noon and the tree board will meet on August 17th at 4:00 p.m. Dunn informed the Council that he will also be attending the League of Nebraska Municipalities Annual Conference September 18th, 19th & 20th.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

Council member, Petersen – none. Council member, Bishop – none. Council member, Brueggeman – gave an update on the Tree Board meeting. Council member, Greenwood – none.

                                                                                                                        

ENFORCEMENT, WATER, & LOTTERY REPORTS – Acknowledged as received.

 

*7:00 PM Public Hearing on 2019-2020 City of Grant Budget - The hearing was opened by Mayor Schmitt at 7:05 p.m.  Discussion and public comments on the budget took place on the 2019-2020 City of Grant budget.  The hearing was closed at 7:08 p.m.

 

FINANCIALS – The financials are in process and will be reviewed at the next meeting.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT – Connie Pofahl & Brooke Robertson.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Action on Ordinance No. 19-08-01 Compensation of all Officers and Employees – City Clerk, Jessie Faber read the third reading of Ordinance No. 19-08-01 “AN ORDINANCE FOR THE COMPENSATION OF ALL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF GRANT FOR THE BUDGET YEAR OF OCTOBER 1, 2019 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2020; REPEALING ALL OTHER CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND CONFLICTING SECTIONS OF ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING FOR THE EFFECTIVE DATE.”

A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Ordinance 19-08-01 Compensation of all Officers and Employees and seconded by Petersen.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – Bishop, Brueggeman & Petersen. Nays – Greenwood.  Motion carried.

The Ordinance will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action on Ordinance No. 19-08-02 Amending the Requirements for Parks and Recreation Committee Members; Enacting a Provision for Revocation of ATV and UTV Permits; Requiring Additional Equipment for Golf Car Vehicles; Enacting Permit Requirements for Golf Car Vehicles – City Clerk, Jessie Faber read the third reading of Ordinance No. 19-08-02 “An ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA, AMENDING THE REQUIRMENTS FOR PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS; ENACTING A PROVISION FOR REVOCATION OF ATV AND UTV PERMITS; REQUIRING ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT FOR GOLF CAR VEHICLES; ENACTING PERMIT REQUIRMENTS FOR GOLF CAR VEHICLES; REPEALING PRIOR ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.”

A motion was made by Petersen to approve Ordinance 19-08-02 Amending the Requirements for Parks and Recreation Committee Members; Enacting a Provision for Revocation of ATV and UTV Permits; Requiring Additional Equipment for Golf Car Vehicles; Enacting Permit Requirements for Golf Car Vehicles and seconded by Bishop.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – all present. Nays – none.  Motion carried.

The Ordinance will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Proposal of Fee’s from Firms who Submitted a Swimming Pool RFQ – A motion was made by Greenwood to accept Miller and Associates as the engineer for the Grant Swimming Pool project in the amount of $298,800.00 and seconded by Petersen.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – all present. Nays – none.  Motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:            

Action on Hastings Memorial Library Budget Request –A motion was made by Greenwood to approve the amended budget from the Hastings Memorial Library and seconded by Petersen.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – all present. Nays – none.  Motion carried.

 

Action on Resolution 19-09-01 Setting Tax Request Higher Than the Previous Year – A motion was made by Petersen to approve Resolution 19-09-01 Setting Tax Request Higher Than the Previous Year and seconded by Bishop.

RESOLUTION NO. 19-09-01

RESOLUTION SETTING THE TAX REQUEST

Roll call vote:  Yeas –Bishop & Petersen. Nays – Brueggeman & Greenwood.  Yea -Mayor Schmitt. Motion carried.

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action on Resolution 19-09-02 Approving a 1% Increase in Base Limitation in Restricted Funds –

A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution 19-09-02 approving a one percent increase in base limitation in restricted funds and seconded by Bishop.

RESOLUTION NO. 19-09-02

A RESOLUTION APPROVING A ONE PERCENT (1%) INCREASE ABOVE THE BASE LIMITATION IN RESTRICTED FUNDS

Roll call vote:  Yeas – Bishop, Brueggeman & Petersen. Nays – Greenwood.  Motion carried.

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action on Resolution 19-09-03 Adopting the Annual Appropriations Bill – A motion was made by Petersen to approve Resolution 19-09-03 Adopting the Annual Appropriation Bill and seconded by Bishop.

RESOLUTION NO. 19-09-03

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION BILL

Roll call vote:  Yeas –Bishop, Brueggeman & Petersen. Nays – Greenwood.  Motion carried.

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action on Resolution No. 19-09-04 Resolution to Open Bank Accounts for the Deposit and Expenditure of CDBG Funds and Park and Recreation Memorials and Donations – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution 19-09-04 Resolution to Open Bank Accounts for the Deposit and Expenditure of CDBG Funds and Park and Recreation Memorials and Donations and seconded by Bishop.

RESOLUTION NO. 19-09-04

RESOLUTION TO OPEN CERTAIN BANK ACCOUNTS FOR THE DEPOSIT AND EXPENDITURE OF CDBG FUNDS AND PARK AND RECREATION MEMORIALS AND DONATIONS.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – all present. Nays – none.  Motion carried.

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action on Bills and Claims –Black Hills Energy, utilities – 258.36; Blue Cross Blue Shield of NE, employee benefits – 5,045.76; City of Grant, utilities – 14,446.06; Colonial Processing Center, employee benefits – 44.00; Country Supply, supplies – 204.94; Faber Signs, supplies & repairs – 241.71; Jessie Faber, dues & training – 66.47; Frenchman Valley Coop, fuel, supplies & chemical – 1,577.02; Grant NAPA, supplies – 9.08; Grant Tribune-Sentinel, advertising – 634.36; Great Plains Communications, telephone – 272.23; Hatch’s Super Foods, supplies & concession supplies– 559.63; J Bar J Landfill, tipping fees – 4,000.20;  Ken’s Construction LLC, contract labor – 1,000.00; League of NE Municipalities, dues & training – 3,147.00; Midwest Electric, materials – 256.02; Nebraska Department of Revenue, dues – 25.00; One Call Concepts, Inc., telephone – 13.81; Perkins County Register of Deeds, recording – 16.00; Perkins County Treasurer, police contract – 8,134.21; R & T Tire Services, Inc., supplies & repairs – 40.00; Sandhills State Bank, employee benefits – 462.50; Marie Tirey, utilities refund – 10.18; Verizon Wireless, telephone & supplies – 156.47; American Funds, retirement – 817.30; Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, beacon expense – 160.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, state income tax withholding – 952.09; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 2,736.00; Overtime Wages 8/16-8/31 – 703.26. Total Bills and Claims $45,989.66.

 

The motion was made by Bishop and seconded by Petersen to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $45,989.66.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – all present. Nays – none.  Motion carried.

 

Bishop, Brueggeman, Greenwood & Petersen reviewed the bills and claims prior to the meeting.

 

Mayor Lisa Schmitt adjourned this meeting of the Grant City Council at 7:30 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                              Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk