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Council Minutes - December 10, 2019 Continued December 17, 2019

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

December 10, 2019

 

Mayor Lisa Schmitt announced due to lack of quorum at 7:00 p.m. December 10, 2019 the meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska will be continued to December 17, 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, December 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. 

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

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on December 17, 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, December 12, 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:  Brueggeman, Greenwood, Petersen and Mayor Schmitt.  Absent: Bishop.

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 Petersen 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 26, 2019 meeting continued November 27, 2019 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 planning and zoning committee will meet on Friday at noon and also have a blight & substandard hearing, the library board will meet January 8th at 7:00 a.m., the airport board will meet on January 9th at 9:00 a.m., the park & rec board will meet on January 9th at 6:00 p.m., and the cemetery board will meet on January 14th at noon.  Dunn informed the Council that the City offices will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

Council member, Petersen – none. Council member, Bishop – none. Council member, Brueggeman – none. Council member, Greenwood – none.  City Superintendent, Dunn - gave an update on the cemetery board meeting, library board meeting and C.R.A. board meeting.

                                                                                                                        

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

 

FINANCIALS – Acknowledged as received.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT – none.

 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Action and Discussion on Ordinance No. 19-11-01 Ordinance to Adopt a Social Media Policy (Third Reading) – City Clerk, Jessie Faber read the third 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.

A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Ordinance No. 19-11-01 Ordinance to Adopt a Social Media Policy and seconded by Petersen.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – Brueggeman & Petersen. Nays – Greenwood.  Motion is not carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:            

Action on Council Reorganization – A motion was made by Greenwood to keep the current Council President, Andrea Brueggeman as Council President and seconded by Tierney.

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

 

Mayor Schmitt made the Board Appointments for the Council Members as follows:

Council Member

Board Representative

Kimberly Bishop

Airport, Park & Rec, Planning & Zoning

Andrea Brueggeman

Library, Tree Board

Matt Greenwood

Public Works, CRA

Tierney Petersen

Cemetery, City Hall, Economic Development

 

A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve the Council Reorganization and seconded by Greenwood.

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

 

Action on Mayoral Appointments – A motion was made by Petersen to approve the Mayoral Appointments as presented and seconded by Brueggeman. The appointments stated are:

 

City Superintendent/Administrator

Edward Dunn

1 year

Airport Manager

Edward Dunn

1 year

City Attorney

Tawna Holmstedt

1 year

Code Enforcement Officer

Gary Beckler

1 year

City Engineer

Thomas C. Werblow

1 year

Street Superintendent **

Thomas C. Werblow

1 year**

Civil Defense Director

Don Softley

1 year

City Clerk/Treasurer

Jessie Faber

1 year

City Physician

Dr. Colglazier

1 year

Airport Advisory Board

Ole Sihm

Ending 12/2022

Board of Adjustment

Bob Tatum

Ending 12/2022

Board of Adjustment - ETJ

Don Softley

Ending 12/2022

Cemetery Board

Connie Pofahl

Ending 12/2022

Cemetery Board

Dawnya Dreiling

Ending 12/2022

Library Board

Harlan Rahn

Ending 12/2024

Tree Advisory Board

Shari Friedel

Ending 12/2022

** Thomas C. Werblow - License Number S-402 Class A; Contract (consultant) with this Municipality; Beginning date January 1, 2019

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

 

Action on Nebraska Department of Roads Maintenance Agreement Renewal – A motion was made by Greenwood to accept the 2020 Nebraska Department of Roads Maintenance Agreement Renewal in the amount of $1,822.10 and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action on Resolution No. 19-12-01 Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP) Approval –A motion was made by Greenwood to approve Resolution No. 19-12-01 Local Operations Plan (LEOP) and seconded by Brueggeman

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Special Designated Liquor License –Perkins County Fair Board – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve the special designated liquor license for Perkins County Fair Board for a live band on January 10, 2020 from 8:30 pm to 1:00 am at the Perkins County Fairgrounds and to authorize Jessie Faber, City Clerk/Treasurer to sign the approval form and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action on Bills and Claims – Adams Lumber Co., capital outlay & supplies – 5,299.39; AFLAC, employee benefits – 243.04; Black Hills Energy, utilities – 647.04; Blue Cross Blue Shield of NE, employee benefits – 12,272.87; City of Grant, utilities – 5,588.46; Colonial Processing Center, employee benefits – 88.00; Country Supply, supplies – 112.22; Culligan Water Conditioning, supplies – 6.50; Edward Dunn, dues & training – 194.88; Dutton-Lainson Company, capital outlay – 2,506.68; Jessie Faber, dues & training – 101.62; Frenchman Valley Coop, fuel & supplies  – 1,532.89; Friesen Welding & Repair, LLC., supplies & repairs – 285.42; Golf & Sport Solutions, supplies – 1,649.86; Grant NAPA, supplies – 158.22; Grant Tribune-Sentinel, advertising – 198.65; Great Plains Communications, telephone – 392.42; J Bar J Landfill, tipping fees – 3,367.95; Ken’s Construction LLC, contract labor – 1,400.00; Law Office of R. Kevin O’Donnell, P.C., L.L.O., professional services – 3,000.00; Midwest Electric, O & M Charge& utilities – 16,797.55; Miller & Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C., capital outlay – 16,0000.00; Nebraska Association of Airport Officials, dues & training – 250.00; One Call Concepts, Inc., telephone – 5.38; Pinnacle Bank/Visa, dues & training, postage, & shop supplies– 895.83;  Principal Life Insurance Company, employee benefits – 276.60; Quality Diesel Inc., supplies & repairs – 777.76; Reese Mechanical Inc., supplies & repairs – 683.95; Sandhills State Bank, employee benefits – 1,100.00; Darin Tjaden, capital outlay – 6,740.90; Verizon Wireless, telephone – 156.65; W.P.C.I., dues & training – 75.00; Western Resources Group, contract labor – 160.00; American Funds, retirement – 796.12; Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, beacon expense – 160.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, state income tax withholding – 889.39; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 4,030.34; Overtime Wages 11/16-11/30 – 719.20. Total Bills and Claims $89,560.78.

 

The motion was made by Brueggeman and seconded by Petersen to approve the Bills and Claims listing through December 10th in the amount of $89,560.78.

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

 

Black Hills Energy, utilities – 569.45; Gworks, professional services – 37,623.00; Kinetic Leasing, Inc., equipment lease – 299.00; Midwest Electric, capital outlay – 4,486.63; American Funds, retirement – 749.72; Nebraska Department of Revenue, sales tax – 8,826.85; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 2,733.08; Overtime Wages 12/1-12/15 – 178.41. Total Bills and Claims $55,466.14.

 

The motion was made by Petersen and seconded by Brueggeman to approve the Bills and Claims listing December 10th through December 16th in the amount of $55,466.14.

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

 

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

 

Mayor Lisa Schmitt adjourned this meeting of the Grant City Council at 7:25 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                              Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk