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Council Minutes - February 11, 2020

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

February 11, 2020

 

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on February 11, 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, February 5, 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 Bishop to approve the agenda as presented.

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

A motion was made by Petersen to approve the minutes of the January 28, 2020 meeting and waive the reading and seconded by Brueggeman.

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 tree board will meet on February 18th at 4:00 p.m. Dunn also stated the City offices will be closed February 17th to observe Presidents’ Day. Dunn informed the Council that the first annual employee & board member appreciation pot luck is scheduled for February 20th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Dunn informed the Council that the League of Nebraska Municipalities Midwinter Conference is February 24th & 25th.  Dunn reminded the Council for incumbents to file for the election they have until February 18th and for non-incumbents they have until March 2nd. 

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

Council member, Petersen – none. Council member, Bishop – gave an update on the planning & zoning meeting. Council member, Brueggeman – none. Council member, Greenwood – none.   City Superintendent, Dunn – gave an update on the park & rec meeting, and cemetery board meeting was continued to February 18th at noon due to lack of quorum today.

                                                                                                                        

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 on Resolution 20-02-02 Appointment of Nuisance Officer – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution 20-02-02 Appointment of Nuisance Officer appointing West Central Nebraska Development District as the 2020 Nuisance Officer and seconded by Bishop.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 20-02-02

APPOINTMENT OF NUISANCE OFFICER

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Final Submission of CCCFF Grant – A motion was made by Brueggeman to accept the Final Submission of the CCCFF Grant except to add the events in the event portion of the application as discussed and authorize City Superintendent Edward Dunn to sign the application and seconded by Tierney.

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

 

Action and Discussion to approve Uninix, LLC. DBA DJ’s Bar & Grill as an Authorized Lottery Location in Grant, Nebraska – A motion was made by Petersen to approve Uninix, LLC. DBA DJ’s Bar & Grill as an authorized Lottery Location in Grant, Nebraska and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution 20-02-03 Resolution Adopting a New Avoided Cost Rate 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 (Less Than or Equal to 100kw) – A motion was made by Bishop to accept Resolution 20-02-03 Resolution adopting a new avoided cost rate 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 (less than or equal to 100KW)and seconded by Petersen.

RESOLUTION NO. 20-02-03

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A NEW AVOIDED COST RATE 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 (LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 100KW)

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action on Bills and Claims – Adams Lumber Co., supplies – 457.37 Black Hills Energy, utilities – 694.56; City of Grant, utilities – 5,819.25; Colonial Processing Center, employee benefits – 44.00; Country Supply, supplies – 23.44; Frenchman Valley Coop, fuel & supplies  – 1,297.18; Grant NAPA, supplies – 73.75; Grant Tribune-Sentinel, advertising – 256.85; Great Plains Communications, telephone – 382.81; Hatch’s Super Foods, supplies – 33.70; J Bar J Landfill, tipping fees – 3,757.26; Ken’s Construction LLC, contract labor – 1,200.00; Law Office of R. Kevin O’Donnell, P.C., L.L.O., professional services – 4,501.25; Martin Building Systems LLC, capital outlay – 5,000.00; Miller & Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C., capital outlay – 32,0000.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, dues – 100.00; One Call Concepts, Inc., telephone – 3.45; Perkins County Treasurer, police contract – 7,741.93; Potts Electric, capital outlay & supplies & repairs – 5,925.10; Reese Mechanical Inc., capital outlay – 5,616.00; Sandhills State Bank, employee benefits – 437.50; Utility Service Co., Inc., water tower contract – 2,861.25; Verizon Wireless, telephone – 195.84; Western Resources Group, contract labor – 240.00; American Funds, retirement – 943.98; Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, beacon expense – 160.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, state income tax withholding – 906.67; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 3,397.89; Overtime Wages 1/16-1/31 – 404.60. Total Bills and Claims $84,475.63.

 

The motion was made by Brueggeman and seconded by Bishop to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $84,475.63.

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

 

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

The Mayor stated the Council will take a 4 minute recess until the public hearing.

 

*Public Hearing on Proposed 1 & 6 Year Street Improvement Program at 7:30 PM* – The hearing was opened by Mayor Schmitt at 7:30 p.m.  Tom Werblow with T.C. Engineering presented the 1 & 6 Year Road and Street Improvement Plan and answered any questions the Council or Public had on the plan.

 

Mayor Schmitt closed the hearing at 7:46 p.m.

 

NEW BUSINESS: (continued)

Action and Discussion on Resolution 20-02-01 Adoption of 1 & 6 Year Street Improvement Program – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution 20-02-01 Adoption of 1 & 6 Year Street Improvement Program and seconded by Petersen.

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

A motion was made by Bishop to amend the 1 & 6 Year Street Improvement Program to include the replacement of intersections at 5th & Garfield and 5th & Sherman and seconded by Petersen.

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

A motion was made by Bishop to approve the amended 1 & 6 Year Street Improvement Program and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action on Discussion on Proposed Street Improvements Projects – A motion was made by Greenwood to move forward with the proposed street improvement projects, which included the intersections at 6th & Warren, 5th & Garfield, & 5th & Sherman and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Employee Benefits – Health Insurance Renewal & H.S.A. Contributions  (Benefit Management) – A motion was made by Greenwood to approve GHA20N Gold H.S.A. with a 95/5 percentage with the employee contributing 5% of the health insurance premium and died due to lack of second.

A motion was made by Petersen to approve to continue with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska plan GHA20N Gold H.S.A. and having no changes to the current H.S.A. contributions and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Presentation of 2018-2019 Audit (AMGL) – Michael Hoback with Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway & Luth presented the results from the audit performed for the 2018-2019 fiscal year and answered any questions.  A motion was made by Bishop to accept the Financial Statements & Letters for the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Audit from Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway & Luth and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

 

Mayor Lisa Schmitt adjourned this meeting of the Grant City Council at 9:02 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                              Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk