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Council Minutes - January 14, 2020

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

January 14, 2020

 

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on January 14, 2020 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, January 8, 2020, 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 Greenwood 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 December 10, 2019 meeting Continued December 17, 2019 and waive the reading and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS: City Superintendent, Edward Dunn informed the Council of upcoming board meetings, the park & rec board will meet tomorrow at 6:00 p.m., the tree board will meet on January 21st at 4:00 p.m. and the C.R.A. will meet on January 27th at noon.  Dunn informed the Council that this Friday will be the first annual employee & board member appreciation pot luck. Dunn also stated the City offices will be closed Monday to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dunn informed the Council that he will attend the Nebraska Aviation Symposium and NMPP/MEAN meetings in Kearney January 22nd & 23rd.  Dunn reminded the Council that filing for the two open Council Member seats has been opened and the incumbent has until February 15th to file and for a non-incumbent until March 1st.  Dunn also wanted to let the Council know that the Library will be having an Open House for the Makerspace on January 26th from 1 pm to 4 pm.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

Council member, Petersen – none. Council member, Bishop – none. Council member, Brueggeman – gave an update on the Library meeting. Council member, Greenwood – none.   City Superintendent, Dunn – gave an update on the planning commission meeting, airport board meeting, and cemetery board 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 Ordinance No. 20-01-01 Ordinance to Adopt a Social Media Policy (First Reading) – City Clerk, Jessie Faber read the first reading of Ordinance No. 20-01-01 “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 waive the three readings on Ordinance 20-01-01 Ordinance to Adopt a Social Medial Policy and seconded by Petersen.

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

A motion was made by Brueggeman to adopt Ordinance 20-01-01 Ordinance to Adopt a Social Media Policy and seconded by Bishop.

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

The Ordinance will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Presentation of Economic Development Fund– Edward Dunn gave an update to the council on the Economic Development Fund activity since the last presentation to present. 

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 20-01-01 Resolution Relating to Lease a 2020 Elgin Pelican Street Sweeper with Option to Purchase Agreement –A motion was made by Petersen to approve Resolution No. 20-01-01 Resolution Relating to Lease a 2020 Elgin Pelican Street Sweeper with Option to Purchase Agreement and seconded by Brueggeman.

RESOLUTION NO. 20-01-01

A RESOLUTION RELATING TO LEASE A 2020 ELGIN PELICAN STREET SWEEPER WITH OPTION TO PURCHASE AGREEMENT

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action on Request for CDBG Grant #18-HO-33061 Funds for Project Housing Rehabilitation and Housing Management Draw Down #3 – A motion was made by Petersen to approve the request for CDBG Grant #18-HO-33061 funds for project housing rehabilitation and housing management draw down #3 in the amount of $4,757.00 and seconded by Bishop.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – Bishop, Greenwood & Petersen. Abstain – Brueggeman. Motion carried. Brueggeman stated that she is abstaining due to being an officer on the Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation Board.

 

Action on Bills and Claims – Arnold Insurance Agency, insurance – 113.73; Christy Bacon, utilities refund – 162.77; Black Hills Energy, utilities – 1,269.84; City of Grant, utilities – 5,727.00; Country Supply, supplies – 204.42; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies – 266.11; Frenchman Valley Coop, fuel & supplies  – 1,543.90; Nolan Friesen, utilities refund – 186.93; Goff Services LLC, supplies & repairs – 821.00; Grant NAPA, supplies – 31.55; Grant Tribune-Sentinel, advertising – 199.97; Great Plains Communications, telephone – 388.23; Blake Gumprecht, utilities refund – 149.87; Gworks, supplies – 39.50; J Bar J Landfill, tipping fees – 3,649.46; Law Office of R. Kevin O’Donnell, P.C., L.L.O., professional services – 2,600.00; League of NE Municipalities, dues & training – 1,131.00; MEAN, transmission charge – 107,198.04; Midwest Electric, O & M Charge& utilities – 16,676.09; Nebraska Public Health Environmental, lab & well tests – 285.00; One Call Concepts, Inc., telephone – 4.23; Perkins County Chamber of Commerce, dues  – 275.00; Perkins County Treasurer, police contract – 7,741.93; Pinnacle Bank, supplies – 15.00; Sandhills State Bank, employee benefits – 437.50; Sargent Irrigation Co., capital outlay – 11,000.00; Turn-West Farms Inc., refund – 450.00; Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corp., grant expense – 4,757.00; Verizon Wireless, telephone – 219.34; American Funds, retirement – 975.24; Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, beacon expense – 160.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, state income tax withholding – 699.91; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 3,438.40; Overtime Wages 12/16-12/31 – 446.56. Total Bills and Claims $173,264.52.

 

The motion was made by Bishop and seconded by Petersen to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $173,264.52.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – Bishop, Greenwood & Petersen. Nays – none.  Yea - Brueggeman on all bills in the amount of $168,507.52 and abstaining on the amount not included for the claim to Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation the amount of $4,757.00. Brueggeman stated that she is abstaining due to being an officer on the Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation Board. 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 7:28 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                              Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk