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Council Minutes - February 25, 2020

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

February 25, 2020

 

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on February 25, 2020 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, February 19, 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 Petersen 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 February 11, 2020 meeting and waive the reading and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS:  City Superintendent, Edward Dunn informed the Council of upcoming board meetings, the airport advisory board will meet on February 27th at 9:00 a.m. Dunn informed the Council that he will be attending the Nebraska Planning & Zoning Conference March 4th through March 6th.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

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

 

FINANCIALS – Acknowledged as received.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT – none.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

NEW BUSINESS:

*Public Hearing on Uninix LLC, DBA DJ’s Bar & Grill Class C Liquor Application at 7:00 PM MST – The hearing was opened by Mayor Schmitt at 7:04 p.m.  Discussion took place on Uninix, LLC DBA DJ’s Bar & Grill Class C Liquor Application and was open to public comments.  The hearing was closed at 7:05 p.m.

 

Action and Discussion on Uninix, LLC DBA DJ’s Bar & Grill Class C Liquor License Application – A motion was made by Petersen to approve the Uninix, LLC DBA DJ’s Bar & Grill Class C Liquor License Application and authorize Jessie Faber, Clerk/ Treasurer to sign and seconded by Greenwood.

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

 

*Public Hearing on General Redevelopment Plan for Redevelopment Area 2 at 7:05 PM MST – The hearing was opened by Mayor Schmitt at 7:07 p.m.  Discussion and public comments on the General Redevelopment Plan for Redevelopment Area 2 took place.  The hearing was closed at 7:16 p.m.

 

Action and Discussion on General Redevelopment Plan for Redevelopment Area 2 (Bobbi Pettit) –A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve the General Redevelopment Plan for Redevelopment Area 2 and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Request for Keno Funds (Perkins County Arts Program Inc.) – The application was withdrawn due to reaching their funding goals for this year.  No Action Taken.

 

Action and Discussion on Request for Keno Funds (Ian Sihm Eagle Scout Project) – A motion was made by Greenwood to approve Keno Funds for the Ian Sihm Eagle Scout project at the Grant Fairview Cemetery in the amount of $600.00 and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

 

Presentation of Hastings Memorial Library Annual Report – Library Director, Robin Quinn presented the library report and answered questions the Council had on the report.  A motion was made by Brueggeman to accept the presentation of the Hastings Memorial Library annual report and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action on Request for CDBG Grant #18-HO-33061 Funds for Project Housing Rehabilitation and Housing Management Draw Down #4 – 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 #4 in the amount of $16,110.00 and authorize the Mayor & City Treasurer to sign and seconded by Bishop.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – Bishop, Greenwood & Petersen. Nays – none.  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 Rough Draft of the RFP for Construction of the Perkins County Swimming Pool Facility – Larry Steele with Miller & Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C. presented information on the draft of the construction bid for the Grant Municipal Swimming Pool Facility and answered any questions that the Council had on the project.  Not Action Taken.

 

Action and Discussion on Health Insurance Employer/Employee Costs –Discussion took place on health insurance Employer/Employee Costs. A motion was made by Bishop to go into executive session to discuss personnel health insurance and to include the Council Members, Mayor and City Attorney and seconded by Petersen.

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

Entered Executive Session at 8:25 pm.

Exited Executive Session at 8:51 pm.

A motion was made by Bishop to come out of executive session and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action on Bills and Claims –  AFLAC, employee benefits – 243.04; Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway & Luth, P.C., professional services – 8,400.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities – 571.18; DHHS, dues – 40.00; DHHS – Accounting, utility refund – 128.56; Faber Signs, supplies – 152.42; Johnson Service Company, cleaning & maintenance – 10,079.80; Ken’s Construction LLC, contract labor – 1,000.00; Kinetic Leasing, Inc., Equipment Lease – 43,860.00; MEAN, dues & training & transmission charge – 114,215.22; Markstaar, supplies – 722.51; Eric McCormick, dues & training – 81.54; Midwest Electric, O & M Charge& utilities – 16,599.73; Nebraska Public Health Environmental, lab & well tests – 64.00; Pinnacle Bank/Visa, dues & training, postage, & supplies– 611.00; Principal Life Insurance Company, employee benefits – 138.30; Ride Rite Garage, supplies & repairs – 637.59; Sandhills State Bank, employee benefits – 437.50; Sargent Drilling Co., well testing & supplies & repairs – 1,000.00; Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corp., grant expense – 16,110.00; American Funds, retirement – 784.20; Nebraska Department of Revenue, sales tax – 10,853.67; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 2,855.12; Overtime Wages 2/1-2/15 – 460.17. Total Bills and Claims $230,045.55.

 

The motion was made by Bishop and seconded by Petersen to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $230,045.55.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – Bishop, Greenwood & Petersen. Nays – none.  Yea - Brueggeman on all bills in the amount of $213,935.55 and abstaining on the amount not included for the claim to Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation the amount of $16,110.00. 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 8:53 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                             Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk