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Council Minutes - October 8, 2019

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

October 8, 2019

 

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on October 8, 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, October 2, 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 Bishop and seconded by Brueggeman to approve the agenda as presented.

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

A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve the minutes of the September 24, 2019 meeting and waive the reading and seconded by Bishop.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – all present. Nays – none.  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. and the park & rec board will meet on October 17th at 6:00 p.m. Dunn informed the Council that the City offices will be closed October 14th to observe Columbus Day.  The Council was informed that the Auditor’s will be at the City to do the fieldwork portion of the City audit on October 15th.  Dunn also gave a brief update on the Cemetery meeting that was held today.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

Council member, Petersen – none. Council member, Bishop – none. Council member, Brueggeman – requested that Dunn give an update on the tree board tree planting event, since she was unable to attend. Council member, Greenwood – gave an update on the CRA meeting.

                                                                                                                        

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

 

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

 

PUBLIC COMMENT – none.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

NEW BUSINESS:            

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 19-10-01 Resolution for the Signing of the Municipal Annual Certification of Program Compliance Form for the Nebraska Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards – City Street Superintendent, Thomas Werblow explained the new process that has begun replacing the previous 1 & 6 Street Program to the Council.  A motion was made by Petersen to approve Resolution No. 19-10-01 Resolution for the Signing of the Municipal Annual Certification of Program Compliance Form for the Nebraska Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards and authorize the Mayor and City Street Superintendent to sign and seconded by Brueggeman

RESOLUTION NO. 19-10-01

SIGNING OF THE MUNICIPAL ANNUAL CERTIFICATION OF PROGRAM COMPLIANCE FORM 2019

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution 19-10-02 Resolution Setting Small Cell Infrastructure Design Guidelines – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution 19-10-02 Resolution Setting Small Cell Infrastructure Design Guidelines and seconded by Petersen.

RESOLUTION NO. 19-09-02

A RESOLUTION SETTING SMALL CELL INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN GUIDELINES

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution 19-09-03 Resolution for West Central Nebraska Development District to Receive Matching Funds for a Regional Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program –

A motion was made by Greenwood to table Resolution 19-09-03 to the next meeting and died due to lack of second.

A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution 19-09-03 Resolution for West Central Nebraska Development District to Receive Matching Funds for a Regional Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program and seconded by Petersen.

RESOLUTION NO. 19-09-03

A RESOLUTION FOR WEST CENTRAL NEBRASKA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, INC. TO RECEIVE MATCHING FUNDS FOR A REGIONAL OWNER-OCCUPIED REHABILITATION PROGRAM

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on RFP for sealed bids for a Lease on a New Street Sweeper – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve the RFP for sealed bids for a Lease on a New Street Sweeper and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on City of Grant Section 504 Self Evaluation and Transition Plan for the Community Development Block Grant – A motion was made by Bishop to accept the City of Grant Section 504 Self Evaluation and Transition Plan for the Community Development Block Grant and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action on Bills and Claims – Adams Lumber Co., supplies – 552.61; Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway & Luth, P.C., professional services – 5,100.00; City of Grant, utilities – 11,887.25; Country Supply, supplies – 626.44; CSC Construction, capital outlay and curb & gutter – 78,335.00; Deluxe Business Products, supplies – 64.09; Frenchman Valley Coop, fuel & supplies  – 1,601.64; Grant NAPA, supplies – 368.47; Grant Tribune-Sentinel, advertising – 225.72; Great Plains Communications, telephone – 389.62; J Bar J Landfill, tipping fees – 3,779.48; Law Office of R. Kevin O’Donnell, P.C., L.L.O., professional services – 3,393.75; Nebraska Municipal Clerks’ Association, dues – 35.00; One Call Concepts, Inc., telephone – 21.50; Perkins County Treasurer, police contract – 7,741.93; Sandhills State Bank, employee benefits – 462.50; Verizon Wireless, telephone & supplies – 206.46; American Funds, retirement – 872.58; Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, beacon expense – 160.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, state income tax withholding – 699.55; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 3,146.39; Overtime Wages 9/16-9/30 – 325.88. Total Bills and Claims $119,995.86.

 

The motion was made by Petersen and seconded by Brueggeman to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $119,995.86.

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 8:12 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                              Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk