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Council Minutes - March 10, 2020

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

March 10, 2020

 

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on March 10, 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 4, 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 Brueggeman to approve the minutes of the February 25, 2020 meeting 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 library board will meet tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. and the tree board will meet on March 17th at 4:00 p.m. Dunn also gave a brief update on COVID-19.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

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

                                                                                                                        

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

 

FINANCIALS – Acknowledge as received.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT – none.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

NEW BUSINESS:            

Action on Mayoral Appointment – Planning Commission – Randall Heinemann – A motion was made by Petersen to approve the Mayoral appointment of Randall Heinemann to the Planning Commission term ending 12/2022 and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action on Discussion for the RFB for Construction of the Grant Municipal Swimming Pool Facility – Larry Steele with Miller & Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C. presented information on the RFB for the construction for the Grant Municipal Swimming Pool Facility and answered any questions that the Council had on the project. 

A motion was made by Brueggeman to accept the RFB for Construction of the Grant Municipal Swimming Pool Facility and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 20-03-01 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska Declaring a Certain Area of the City to be Blighted and Substandard and in Need of Redevelopment Pursuant to the Community Redevelopment Law, Chapter 18, Article 21, Reissue of the Nebraska Revised Statutes, as Amended – A motion was made by Petersen to approve Resolution No. 20-03-01 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska Declaring a Certain Area of the City to be Blighted and Substandard and in Need of Redevelopment Pursuant to the Community Redevelopment Law, Chapter 18, Article 21, Reissue of the Nebraska Revised Statutes, as Amended and seconded by Brueggeman.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 20-03-01

A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA DECLARING A CERTAIN AREA OF THE CITY TO BE BLIGHTED AND SUBSTANDARD AND IN NEED OF REDEVELOPMENT  PURSUANT TO THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT LAW, CHAPTER 18, ARTICLE 21, REISSUE OF THE NEBRASKA REVISED STATUTES, AS AMENDED

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 20-03-02 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska Approving the 2019 General Redevelopment Plan of Area 2 of the City of Grant, Nebraska – A motion was made by Bishop to approve Resolution No. 20-03-02 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska Approving the 2019 General Redevelopment Plan of Area 2 of the City of Grant, Nebraska and seconded by Petersen.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 20-03-02

A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA APPROVING THE 2019 GENERAL REDEVELOPMENT PLAN OF AREA 2 OF THE CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 20-03-03 Purchase of Award Product for City Employees and City Volunteers – A motion was made by Petersen to approve Resolution No. 20-03-03 Purchase of the Award Product for City Employees and City Volunteers and seconded by Brueggeman.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 20-03-03

PURCHASE OF AWARD PRODUCT FOR CITY EMPLOYEES AND CITY VOLUNTEERS

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action on Airport Advisory Board’s Recommendation for FBO Lease at the Grant Municipal Airport– A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve the Fixed-Based Operator’s Lease with Jim McNitt and authorize the Mayor to sign and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action on Bills and Claims – Adams Lumber Co., supplies – 1,713.24; Black Hills Energy, utilities – 611.65; Blue Cross Blue Shield of NE, employee benefits – 6,076.62; City of Grant, utilities – 5,796.91; Colonial Processing Center, employee benefits – 44.00; Country Supply, supplies – 492.95; Deluxe Business Products, supplies – 68.09; Edward Dunn, dues & training – 526.70; Faber Signs, recognition/award product – 484.13; Frenchman Valley Coop, fuel & supplies & repair – 1,071.88; Friesen Welding & Repair, LLC., supplies & repairs – 203.74; Grant NAPA, supplies – 130.16; Grant Tribune-Sentinel, advertising – 215.63; Great Plains Communications, telephone – 399.89; Hatch’s Super Foods, supplies – 4.48; J Bar J Landfill, tipping fees – 3,091.96; J.P. Cooke Company, supplies – 85.70; Law Office of R. Kevin O’Donnell, P.C., L.L.O., professional services – 3,800.00; Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker, dues & training – 700.00; Midwest Electric, O & M Charge – 16,283.87; NMC, Inc., supplies – 208.13; One Call Concepts, Inc., telephone – 5.37; Perkins County Treasurer, police contract – 7,741.93; Sandhills State Bank, employee benefits – 475.00; Verizon Wireless, telephone – 195.84; Western Resources Group, contract labor – 240.00; American Funds, retirement – 812.06; Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, beacon expense – 160.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, state income tax withholding – 845.35; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 2,881.70; Overtime Wages 2/16-2/29 – 355.78. Total Bills and Claims $55,772.76.

 

The motion was made by Brueggeman and seconded by Petersen to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $55,772.76.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – all present. Nays – none.  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 7:44 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                              Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk