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Council Minutes - May 12,2020

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

May 12, 2020

 

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on May 12, 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, May 6, 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, 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 April 28, 2020 meeting and waive the reading and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS: City Superintendent, Edward Dunn gave an update on the Softball & Baseball program.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

Council member, Petersen – none. Council member, Bishop – none. Council member, Brueggeman – none. Council member, Greenwood – none.   City Superintendent, Dunn – gave an update on the cemetery board meeting.

                                                                                                                        

ENFORCEMENT, GIFT CARD MATCH, LOTTERY, SHERIFF, & WATER 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:            

Special Recognition for Gary Beckler (30 Year Anniversary) – Mayor, Lisa Schmitt and City Superintendent, Dunn, gave an employee recognition speech and presented Gary Beckler with a 30 years of service award.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 20-05-01 Resolution Declaring Excess Property and Sale of Excess Property (2 Riding Lawnmowers) – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution No. 20-05-01 Resolution Declaring Excess Property and Sale of Excess Property (2 Riding Lawnmowers) and seconded by Petersen.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 20-05-01

RESOLUTION DECLARING EXCESS PROPERTY AND SALE OF EXCESS PROPERTY.

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Request for CDBG Grant #18-HO-33061 Funds for Project Housing Rehabilitation and Housing Management Draw Down #5 – A motion was made by Bishop to approve the request for CDBG Grant #18-HO-33061 funds for project housing rehabilitation and housing management draw down #5 in the amount of $35,635.22 and authorize the Mayor & City Clerk to sign and seconded by Petersen.

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 and Discussion on Notice of Award for Grant Swimming Pool Facility (Brown Construction) – A motion was made by Brueggeman to accept the Notice of Award for the Grant Swimming Pool Facility with Brown Construction and authorize the Mayor to sign and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Contract Agreement with Brown Construction for Construction of the Grant Swimming Pool Facility  – A motion was made by Petersen to accept the Contract Agreement with Brown Construction for Construction of the Grant Swimming Pool Facility and authorize the Mayor to sign and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 20-05-02 Resolution Adopting and Approving the Execution of an Agency Agreement with the Nebraska Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division for Grant No. 3-31-0035-009-2020 to be Submitted by the Department to the Federal Aviation Administration to Obtain Federal Non-Development to the Federal Aviation Administration to Obtain Federal Non-Development Economic Assistance for the Airport Under the Provisions of the Federal Cares Act – A motion was made by Brueggeman to accept Resolution No. 20-05-02 Resolution Adopting and Approving of an Agency Agreement with the Nebraska Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division for Grant No. 3-31-0035-009-2020 to be Submitted by the Department to the Federal Aviation Administration to Obtain Federal Non-Development to the Federal Aviation Administration to Obtain Federal Non-Development Economic Assistance for the Airport Under the Provisions of the Federal Cares Act and authorize the Mayor to sign and seconded by Petersen.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 20-05-02

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING AND APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGENCY AGREEMENT WITH NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, AERONAUTICS DIVISION FOR GRANT NO. 3-31-0035-009-2020 TO BE SUBMITTED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TO OBTAIN FEDERAL NON-DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE FOR THE AIRPORT UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE FEDERAL CARES ACT.

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion to remove 6th Street and Warren Avenue from the 2019-2020 Street Improvement Project and add 6th Street and Garfield Avenue – A motion was made by Petersen to remove 6th Street and Warren Avenue from the 2019-2020 Street Improvement Project and add 6th Street and Garfield Avenue and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

 

Action and Discussion on State of Nebraska Department of Economic Development Civic and Community Center Financing Fund Assistance Award Contract No. 20-03-091 – A motion was made by Petersen to accept the State of Nebraska Department of Economic Development Civic and Community Center Financing Fund Assistance Award Contract No. 20-03-091 and authorize the Mayor to sign and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution 20-05-03 Accepting Fair Parade Duties– A motion was made by Brueggeman to accept Resolution 20-05-02 Accepting Fair Parade Duties and seconded by Bishop.

RESOLUTION NO. 20-05-03

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DUTIES SET FORTH IN NEB. REV. STAT. §39-1359

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Decision to Open Municipal Swimming Pool for 2020 Swim Season – A motion was made by Green wood to keep the pool closed for the 2020 season. The motion died due to lack of second.

A motion was made by Bishop to table this decision to the next Council meeting and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Ordinance No. 20-05-01 an Ordinance Granting a Cable Franchise to Great Plains Cable Television LLC, Locally Known as Great Plains Communications, a Limited Liability Company, its Successors and Assigns to Construct, Operate, and Maintain a Cable Television System in the City of Grant, Nebraska ; Setting Forth Conditions Accompanying the Grant of Franchise; and Providing for City Regulation and use of the Cable Television System; to Repeal all Other Ordinances or Parts of Ordinances in Conflict with this Ordinance; to Provide an Effective Date; and to Publish said Ordinance in Pamphlet Form - City Clerk, Jessie Faber read the first reading of Ordinance No. 20-05-01 “AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A CABLE FRANCHISE TO GREAT PLAINS CABLE TELEVISION LLC, LOCALLY KNOWN AS GREAT PLAINS COMMUNICATIONS, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE, AND MAINTAIN A CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM IN THE CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA; SETTING FORTH CONDITIONS ACCOMPANYING THE GRANT OF FRANCHISE; AND PROVIDING FOR CITY REGULATION AND USE OF THE CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM; TO REPEAL ALL OTHER ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES, IN CONFLICT WITH THIS ORDINANCE; TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND TO PUBLISH SAID ORDINANCE IN PAMPHLET FORM.”

 

Action and Discussion on Hobby Chicken Permit (Aaron LaGrange) – Aaron LaGrange presented his request for a hobby chicken permit and answered questions the Council had on the hobby chicken permit. A motion was made by Petersen to accept Hobby Chicken Permit for Aaron LaGrange for 10 or less chickens, with an annual inspection, no permit fees, no roosters, no free range and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

 

The Mayor stated the Council will recess until Jeff Skeels is available for the Insurance presentation. Recess began at 8:11 p.m.

The Mayor reopened the meeting at 8:17 p.m.

 

Action and Discussion on Presentation from Hometown Agency for 2020-2021 Insurance (Jeff Skeels) – Jeff Skeels from Hometown Agency presented an overview of changes on the insurance policy and answered any questions anyone had on the policy.  A motion was made by Bishop to Accept the Hometown Agency Presentation for the 2020-2021 Insurance and seconded by Petersen.

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

Action on Bills and Claims – Adams Lumber Co., supplies – 134.38; AFLAC, employee benefits – 243.04; Black Hills Energy, utilities – 550.10; City of Grant, utilities & postage – 5,495.64; Colonial Processing Center, employee benefits – 44.00; Country Gardens Greenhouse, community improvement – 300.00; Country Supply, community improvement – 300.00; Dutton-Lainson Company, capital outlay – 41,258.50; Frenchman Valley Coop, fuel & supplies & repair – 973.85; Grant NAPA, supplies – 318.40; Grant Tribune-Sentinel, advertising – 888.60; Great Plains Communications, telephone – 454.08; Hatch’s Super Foods, supplies – 12.92; Hatch’s Super Foods, community improvement – 300.00; J Bar J Landfill, tipping fees – 4,108.22; Joe Goddard Enterprises LLC, public safety – 1,000.00; Ken’s Construction LLC, contract labor – 2,000.00; Law Office of R. Kevin O’Donnell, P.C., L.L.O., professional services – 4,975.00; MEAN, transmission charge – 103,508.47; Martin Building Systems LLC, capital outlay – 2,773.00; Midwest Electric, O & M Charge – 15,879.95; Miller & Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C., capital outlay – 32,000.00; One Call Concepts, Inc., telephone – 26.50; Paulsen Inc., concrete – 377.50; ; Perkins County Schools, school dist. payment – 1,000.00; Perkins County Treasurer, police contract – 7,741.93; Pinnacle Bank/Visa, dues & training, postage, & supplies– 1,395.67; Rankin Sales & Service, supplies – 39.90; Sandhills State Bank, employee benefits – 475.00; Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corp., grant expense – 35,635.22; State Treasurer of Nebraska, dues – 71.98; Utility Service Co., Inc., water tower contract – 2,861.25; Verizon Wireless, telephone – 195.36; American Funds, retirement – 856.36; Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, beacon expense – 160.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, state income tax withholding – 868.78; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 3,960.68; Overtime Wages 4/16-4/30 – 422.62. Total Bills and Claims $273,606.90.

 

The motion was made by Bishop and seconded by Petersen to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $273,606.90.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – Bishop, Greenwood & Petersen. Nays – none.  Yea - Brueggeman on all bills in the amount of $237,971.68 and abstaining on the amount not included for the claim to Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation the amount of $35,635.22. 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 8:55 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                              Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk