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Council Minutes - October 22, 2019

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

October 22, 2019

 

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on October 22, 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 16, 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 October 8, 2019 meeting and waive the reading and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS:  City Superintendent, Edward Dunn informed the Council of upcoming board meetings, the CRA will meet on November 4th at Noon, and the cemetery board will meet on November 12th at Noon.  Dunn also informed the Council that a Cemetery cleanup day has been planned for Saturday, November 9th at 10:00 am.  Dunn gave an update on the progress of the street project.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

Council member, Petersen – none. Council member, Bishop – none. Council member, Brueggeman – none. Council member, Greenwood – none.

 

SHERIFF’S REPORT – Acknowledge as received.

 

FINANCIALS – Acknowledged as received.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT – Lisa Schmitt.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Action on Mayoral Appointment – Library Board – Harlan Rahn – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve the Mayoral appointment of Harlan Rahn to the Library Board term ending 12/2019 and seconded by Greenwood.

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

 

Action on Ordinance No. 19-10-01 an Ordinance of the Municipality of Grant, Nebraska adopting a new Article to Section 6 (Public Ways & Property) of the Grant Revised Municipal Code Book entitled “Small Wireless Facilities Regulations for the Right-of-Way” – City Clerk, Jessie Faber read the first reading of Ordinance No. 19-10-01 “AN ORDINANCE OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA ADOPTING A NEW ARTICLE ENTITLED “SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES REGULATIONS FOR THE RIGHT-OF-WAY” IN CHAPTER 6 (PUBLIC WAYS & PROPERTY) OF THE GRANT REVISED MUNICIPAL CODE AND PROVIDING FOR THE EFFECTIVE DATE.”

 

Action on Resolution 19-10-04 Resolution to enact policy and guidelines for interconnection for parallel installation and operation of small (25 kw-dc or less) and large (greater than 25 kw-dc) customer-owned renewable electric generating facilities – A motion was made by Bishop to approve Resolution 19-10-04 Resolution to enact policy and guidelines for interconnection for parallel installation and operation of small (25 kw-dc or less) and large (greater than 25 kw-dc) customer-owned renewable electric generating facilities and seconded by Brueggeman.

RESOLUTION NO. 19-10-04

A RESOLUTION TO ENACT POLICY AND GUIDELINES FOR INTERCONNECTION FOR PARALLEL INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF SMALL (25 KW-DC OR LESS) AND LARGE (GREATER THAN 25 KW-DC) CUSTOMER-OWNED RENEWABLE ELECTRIC GENERATING FACILITIES

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on the Park and Recreation Advisory Board’s Recommendation for the site of the New Aquatic Facility. (The Park and Recreation Advisory Committee Recommends that the City of Grant locate the New Aquatic Facility in Site 1 at the City Park). – A motion was made by Petersen to approve the Park and Recreation Advisory Board’s Recommendation for the site of the New Aquatic Facility. (The Park and Recreation Advisory Committee Recommends that the City of Grant locate the New Aquatic Facility in Site 1 at the City Park) and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

 

Action and Discussion on the Park and Recreation Advisory Board’s Recommendation allowing Miller and Associates to contract to have the soil investigation done at Site 1 at the City Park for the  New Aquatic Facility. (The Park and Recreation Board Recommends that the City of Grant Allow Miller and Associates to contract for the Soil Investigation to be done at Site 1 at the City Park for the New Aquatic Facility). – A motion was made by Brueggeman to allow Miller and Associates to contract to have the soil investigation at site 1 at the City Park for the new aquatic facility and seconded by Greenwood.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Allowing Miller and Associates to write the Civic and Community Center Financing Fund (CCCFF) Grant at no additional cost – A motion was made by Brueggeman to allow Miller & Associates to write the Civic and Community Center Financing Fund Grant at no additional cost and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Grant Writer/Consultant Agreement between the City of Grant and Angela M. Gloy –A motion was made by Petersen to approve the Grant Writer/Consultant Agreement between the City of Grant and Angela M. Gloy  and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

 

Action on Bills and Claims –  AFLAC, employee benefits – 243.04; Black Hills Energy, utilities – 331.87; CNA Surety, bond insurance – 262.50; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies – 275.60; Ken’s Construction LLC, contract labor – 1,000.00; League of NE Municipalities, dues & training – 446.00; Eric McCormick, dues & training – 30.00; Midwest Electric, O & M Charge& utilities – 16,932.80; Pinnacle Bank/Visa, dues & training, postage, & supplies– 1,507.72; Sandhills State Bank, employee benefits – 462.50; Twomey Tree Service, contract labor – 2,400.00; W.P.C.I., dues & training – 81.25; Western Resources Group, contract labor – 240.00; American Funds, retirement – 845.40; Nebraska Department of Revenue, sales tax – 10,002.21; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 3,038.58; Overtime Wages 10/1-10/15 – 691.74. Total Bills and Claims $38,791.21.

 

The motion was made by Brueggeman and seconded by Petersen to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $38,791.21.

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 7:43 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                             Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk