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Council Minutes - April 28, 2020

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

April 28, 2020

 

Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on April 28, 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, April 22, 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 Governor’s Executive Order No. 20-03 and its location.

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

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 Bishop to approve the minutes of the April 14, 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 the final portion of tuck pointing is being completed on the City Building as they saw coming into the meeting tonight.  Dunn also informed the Council that the Grant Municipal Airport received a CARES grant in the amount of $30,000.00 to be used for items such as operation maintenance & salaries.  Dunn stated he will be advising the Council as we are spending the funds.  Dunn gave an update on some of the proposed changes to the DHM beginning May 4th which will be superseding the DHM that was going to end on May 11th.  Dunn stated to celebrate the Perkins County Senior Class student banners will be placed on the light poles.  This was completed in a joint effort between the School and City.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

Council member, Petersen – none. Council member, Bishop – none. Council member, Brueggeman – none. Council member, Greenwood – none.

 

FINANCIALS – Acknowledged as received.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT – none.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Action and Discussion on Service Contract with MCS (Airport Engineering Company) to conduct easement survey for AWOS at Grant Municipal Airport (1000 Ft.) – A motion was made by Brueggeman to accept the service contract with MCS to conduct easement survey for AWOS at Grant Municipal Airport and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution 20-04-04 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska to Authorize the Use of LB840 Economic Development Funds for Gift Card and/or Gift Certificate Match Program for Businesses Located in Grant and Within the 1-Mile Extra Territorial Jurisdictional Limit – A motion was made by Bishop to accept Resolution 20-04-04 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska to Authorize the Use of LB840 Economic Development Funds for Gift Card and/or Gift Certificate Match Program for Businesses Located in Grant and Within the 1-Mile Extra Territorial Jurisdictional Limit and seconded by Brueggeman.

RESOLUTION 20-04-04

A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF LB840 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR GIFT CARD AND/OR GIFT CERTIFICATE MATCH PROGRAM FOR BUSINESSES LOCATED IN GRANT AND WITHIN THE 1-MILE EXTRA TERRITORIAL JURISDICTIONAL LIMIT

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Bid Approval for Contractor Services for the Grant Municipal Swimming Pool Facility – Larry Steele with Miller and Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C. presented via Zoom videoconference to the Council the results to the bids received for the Grant Municipal Swimming Pool Facility and the firms recommendation. Steele also answered any questions that the Council had concerning the bids for the Grant Municipal Swimming Pool Facility.  A motion was made by Bishop to accept the Bid for Contractor Services for the Grant Municipal Swimming Pool Facility from Brown Construction in the amount of $2,582,401.00 and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 20-04-05 – Purchase of Award Product for City Employees for Employment Milestones – Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska Approving the Purchase of Certain Items in the Form of Award Product to not Exceed the sum of $200 per Employee for Employment Milestone Anniversary Dates for City of Grant Employees – A motion was made by Bishop to approve Resolution No. 20-04-05 Purchase of Award Product for City Employees for Employment Milestones Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska Approving the Purchase of Certain Items in the Form of Award Product to not Exceed the sum of $200 per Employee for Employment Milestone Anniversary Dates for City of Grant Employees and seconded by Brueggeman.

RESOLUTION 20-04-05

PURCHASE OF AWARD PRODUCT FOR CITY EMPLOYEES FOR EMPLOYMENT MILESTONES

A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF CERTAIN ITEMS IN THE FORM OF AWARD PRODUCT TO NOT EXCEED THE SUM OF $200 PER EMPLOYEE FOR EMPLOYMENT MILESTONE ANNIVERSARY DATES FOR CITY OF GRANT EMPLOYEES

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action on Bills and Claims – Blue Cross Blue Shield of NE, employee benefits – 7,366.14; Country Load Trailer Sales, capital outlay – 9,152.00; Country Supply, supplies – 360.81; Dutton-Lainson Company, capital outlay – 49.37; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies – 135.03; Nebraska Public Health Environmental, lab & well tests – 60.00; Principal Life Insurance Company, employee benefits – 138.30; Sandhills State Bank, employee benefits – 475.00; Scottie’s Potties, contract labor – 925.00; Western Resources Group, contract labor – 320.00; American Funds, retirement – 839.04; Nebraska Department of Revenue, sales tax – 8,701.01; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 2,990.74; Overtime Wages 4/1-4/15 – 132.81. Total Bills and Claims $31,645.25.

 

The motion was made by Brueggeman and seconded by Bishop to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $31,645.25.

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

 

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

 

Mayor Lisa Schmitt adjourned this meeting of the Grant City Council at 8:01 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                             Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk