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Council Minutes - November 26, 2019 Continued November 27, 2019

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

November 26, 2019

 

Mayor Lisa Schmitt announced due to lack of quorum at 7:00 p.m. November 26, 2019 the meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska will be continued to November 27, 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, November 20, 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. 

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

Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on November 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  Notice of this continued meeting was given by posting a notice at the City’s designated locations for giving notice, November 27, 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, et al.

The motion was made by Greenwood 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 November 12, 2019 meeting and waive the reading and seconded by Greenwood.

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS:  City Superintendent, Edward Dunn informed the Council of upcoming board meetings, the cemetery board will meet on December 10th at Noon.  Dunn also informed the Council that the City offices will be closed on Thanksgiving and the Day after Thanksgiving to observe Thanksgiving.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

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

 

SHERIFF’S REPORT – Acknowledge as received.

 

FINANCIALS – Acknowledged as received.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT None.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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”(Third Reading)– City Superintendent, Edward Dunn read the third 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.”

A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Ordinance No. 19-01-01 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” 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 Ordinance No. 19-11-01 Ordinance to Adopt a Social Media Policy (Second Reading) – City Superintendent, Edward Dunn read the second reading of Ordinance No. 19-11-01 “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA ADOPTING A SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Action and Discussion on Letter of Intent for Civic and Community Center Financing Fund (CCCFF) Grant –A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve the Letter of Intent for the Civic and Community Center Financing Fund Grant and to authorize the Mayor to sign and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action and Discussion on City Attorney Contract – Tawna Holmstedt –A motion was made by Petersen to approve the City Attorney Contract with Tawna Holmstedt and to authorize the Mayor to sign and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Master Services Agreement with GIS Workshop, LLC, dba gWorks –A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve the Master Services agreement with GIS Workshop, LLC, dba gWorks and to authorize the City Superintendent, Edward Dunn to sign and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 19-11-02 Signing of the Year-End Certification of City Street Superintendent Form –A motion was made by Bishop to approve Resolution No. 19-11-02 Signing of the Year-End Certification of City Street Superintendent form and authorize the Mayor to sign and seconded by Petersen.

RESOLUTION NO. 19-11-02

SIGNING OF THE YEAR-END CERTIFICATION OF CITY STREET SUPERINTENDENT FORM 2019

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Mayor & Council Members Planning to Attend the League of Nebraska Municipalities Midwinter Conference (February 24, 2020 – February 25, 2020) – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Brueggeman, Greenwood, Schmitt, Petersen and Bishop to all attend the League of Nebraska Municipalities Midwinter Conference in Lincoln with all related conference expenses covered by the City and seconded by Greenwood.

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

 

Action on Bills and Claims –  AFLAC, employee benefits – 243.04; Black Hills Energy, utilities – 684.84; CNA Surety, bond insurance – 17.50; Country Supply, supplies – 225.56; Edward Dunn, dues & training – 191.40; MEAN, transmission charge – 104,082.31; Midwest Electric, utilities – 331.40; Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, water note payment  – 75,956.09; Nebraska Public Health Environmental, lab & well tests – 30.00; Perkins County Treasurer, police contract – 7,741.93; Pinnacle Bank/Visa, postage, & supplies– 565.38; Sandhills State Bank, employee benefits – 462.50; Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corp., community improvement – 4,000.00; The Depository Trust Company, water bond interest payment – 781.25; The Hometown Agency, FBO Insurance – 6,000.00; American Funds, retirement – 881.66; Nebraska Department of Revenue, sales tax – 8,065.20; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 3,111.40; Overtime Wages 11/1-11/15 – 587.90. Total Bills and Claims $213,959.36.

 

The motion was made by Petersen and seconded by Greenwood to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $209,959.36; excluding the additional Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation claim in the amount of $4,000.00.

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

The motion was made by Petersen and seconded by Greenwood to approve the Bills and Claims to Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation in the amount of $4,000.00.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – Bishop, Greenwood & Petersen. Nays – none.  Abstain – Brueggeman. Brueggeman stated that she is abstaining due to being an officer on the Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation Board.

 

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 7:58 P.M.