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Council Minutes - June 9, 2020

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

June 9, 2020

 

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on June 9, 2020 at 7:01 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, June 3, 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 20-24 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 Bishop 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 May 26, 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 the upcoming library board meeting tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. Dunn also stated that the June 23rd meeting will be the last video or teleconference meeting as the Governor has stated that he will not be extending the Executive Order in to July. 

 

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:

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. (Third Reading) – City Clerk, Jessie Faber read the third 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.”

A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Ordinance No. 20-05-01 an Ordinance Granting a Cable Franchise to Great Plains Cable Television LLC and seconded by Bishop.

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

The Ordinance will be published in pamphlet form.

 

NEW BUSINESS:            

Action and Discussion on 2020 Street Improvement Project Bids and Authorizing Mayor to Sign Necessary Contract(s) – Tom Werblow with T.C. Engineering presented via Zoom videoconference to the Council the results to the bids on the 2020 Street Improvement Project and answered any questions.   A motion was made by Brueggeman to accept the CSC Bid for the 2020 Street Improvement project in the amount of $180,470.40 and authorize the Mayor to sign the contract and Petersen.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution 20-06-01 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska, Regarding the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 Through the use of Municipal Property for the 2020 Swim Season – A motion was made by Bishop to approve Resolution 20-06-01 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska, regarding the risk of exposure to COVID-19 through the use of Municipal Property for the 2020 Swim Season and seconded by Petersen.

RESOLUTION 20-06-01

A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA REGARDING THE RISK OF EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 THROUGH THE USE OF MUNICIPAL PROPERTY FOR THE SUMMER BALL PROGRAM FOR THE 2020

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution 20-06-02 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska, Approving the Fees Associated with the Municipal Swimming Pool for the 2020 Season – A motion was made by Greenwood to approve Resolution 20-06-02 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska, approving no fees for the Municipal Swimming Pool for the 2020 season and seconded by Bishop.

RESOLUTION 20-06-02

A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA APPROVING THE FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE MUNICIPAL SWIMMING POOL FOR THE 2020 SEASON

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Swimming Pool Guidelines and Signage – A motion was made by Bishop to accept the swimming pool guidelines and signage with modifying the lap swim and no fee for patrons and seconded by Greenwood.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Excess Property Bids – A motion was made by Bishop to accept the excess property bid for the 2011 eXmark mower in the amount of $178.00 from Ken Kohmetscher and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

A motion was made by Petersen to accept the excess property bid for the 2015 Gravely mower in the amount of $827.00 from Ryan Kuper and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on RFP for Audit Services Bids – A motion was made by Brueggeman to accept the Audit Services Bid from AMGL CPAs & Advisors and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Discussion on Hazard Mitigation Plan – Discussion took place on the Hazard Mitigation Plan on where it is in the update process currently and to inform the Council of how they can review the Plan.  If they had any items they wanted to see address they could contact the City office before the second round items need to be submitted.

 

Action on Bills and Claims – Adams Lumber Co., concrete & supplies – 826.04; Black Hills Energy, utilities – 281.43; City of Grant, utilities – 8,240.84; Colonial Processing Center, employee benefits – 44.00; Faber Signs, supplies – 463.46; Frenchman Valley Coop, fuel & supplies & chemicals – 1,209.21; Friesen Welding & Repair, LLC., supplies & repairs – 834.37; Goff Services, contract labor, supplies & repairs – 302.25; Grant NAPA, supplies – 115.01; Grant Tribune-Sentinel, advertising – 746.56; Great Plains Communications, telephone – 398.81; Hatch’s Super Foods, supplies – 65.29; J Bar J Landfill, tipping fees – 4,750.11; Keith County News, dues – 79.00; Ken’s Construction LLC, contract labor – 1,200.00; Kirkpatrick Masonry LLC, capital outlay – 13,490.30; Kris Jaques (The Hair Works), community improvement – 200.00; Kwik Stop #12, community improvement – 300.00; Law Office of R. Kevin O’Donnell, P.C., L.L.O., professional services – 6,375.00; Midwest Electric, O & M Charge & materials– 15,617.73; Nikki Brown (The Hair Works), community improvement – 115.00; One Call Concepts, Inc., telephone – 21.11; Potts Electric – supplies & repairs – 75.00; R & T Tire Service, supplies & repairs – 5.00; Sandhills State Bank, employee benefits – 475.00; Dick I Tago, utilities refund - .73; The Hometown Agency , insurance – 60,343.00; Verizon Wireless, telephone – 195.36; West Central Nebraska Development District, dues – 2,730.00;  American Funds, retirement – 809.48; Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, beacon expense – 160.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, state income tax withholding – 943.95; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 2,965.40; Overtime Wages 5/16-5/31 – 793.82. Total Bills and Claims $125,172.26.

 

The motion was made by Brueggeman and seconded by Bishop to approve the Bills and Claims removing the claim to the City of Grant in the amount of $100.00 for petty cash and approving the balance in the amount of $125,172.26.

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 8:14 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                              Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk