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Council Minutes - March 9, 2021

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

March 9, 2021

 

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on March 9, 2021 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, March 3, 2021, 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. 20-36 and 21-02 and its location.

Roll call:  Present Council members:  Bishop, Brueggeman, Petersen, Sims 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 23, 2021 meeting as presented and waive the reading and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS: City Superintendent, Edward Dunn informed the Council of the upcoming board meetings, the library board will meet tomorrow at 5:15 p.m., the Community Redevelopment Authority & planning commission will have a joint workshop for the Comprehensive Development Plan March 12th at noon, the tree board will meet on March 16th at 4:00 p.m., and the economic development advisory board will meet March 22nd at noon.  Dunn informed the Council that a possible quorum had been posted for the Council to be able to attend the joint workshop of the Comprehensive Development Plan also being held on March 12th at noon.  Dunn also gave an update on the old swimming pool site, which included the progress of the sand volleyball court and removal and placement the old heater shed at the ballfields. Dunn gave a brief progress update on the new swimming pool.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

Council member, Petersen – none. Council member, Bishop – none. Council member, Brueggeman – none. Council member, Sims – 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:

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-03-01 Resolution Setting the Rates/Fees for City Owned Equipment Used in Various Municipal and Public Applications – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution No. 21-03-01 Resolution setting the rates/fees for City owned equipment used in various municipal and public applications and seconded by Petersen.

RESOLUTION NO. 21-03-01

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-03-02 Resolution Setting the Rates/Fees for Various Permits/Observations/Connections as it Pertains to Water and Sewer – A motion was made by Bishop to approve Resolution No. 21-03-02 Resolution setting the rates/fees for various permits/observations/connections as it pertains to water and sewer and seconded by Petersen.

RESOLUTION NO. 21-03-02

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-03-03 Resolution Setting the Rates/Fees for Permits as it Pertains to the Planning and Zoning Departments – A motion was made by Sims to approve Resolution No. 21-03-03 Resolution setting the rates/fees for permits as it pertains to the planning and zoning departments and seconded by Bishop.

RESOLUTION NO. 21-03-03

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-03-04 Resolution Adopting and Approving the Execution of an Agency Agreement with Nebraska Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division for Grant No. 3-31-0035-011-2021, to Obtain Federal Non- Developmental Economic Assistance for the Grant Municipal Airport Under the Provisions of the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA Act) – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution No. 21-03-04 Resolution adopting and approving the execution of an agency agreement with Nebraska Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division for Grant No. 3-31-0035-011-2021, to obtain federal non-developmental economic assistance for the Grant Municipal Airport under the provisions of the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA Act) and seconded by Petersen.

RESOLUTION NO. 21-03-04

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING AND APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGENCY AGREEMENT WITH NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, AERONAUTICS DIVISION FOR GRANT NO. 3-31-0035-011-2021 TO BE SUBMITTED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TO OBTAIN FEDERAL NON-DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE FOR THE AIRPORT UNDER THE PROVISION OF THE FEDERAL CRRSA ACT

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-03-05 Resolution to Recycle Outdated Excess Electronic/Technological Equipment – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution No. 21-03-05 Resolution to Recycle Outdated Excess Electronic/Technological Equipment and seconded by Sims.

RESOLUTION NO. 21-03-05

RESOLUTION DECLARING EXCESS PROPERTY AND RECYCLING 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 Nebraska Department of Transportation Maintenance Agreement Renewal – A motion was made by Petersen to accept the 2021 Nebraska  Department of Transportation Maintenance Agreement Renewal in the amount of $1,822.10 and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Contractors Request to Reduce Retainage from 10% to 5% on Swimming Pool Facility Project – A motion was made by Petersen accept the contractors request to reduce retainage from 10% to 5% on the swimming pool facility project and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Change Order No. 2 for Swimming Pool Facility – A motion was made by Brueggeman to accept Change Order No. 2 for swimming pool facility and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Streets Seal Coat Improvement Project 2021-1 – A motion was made by Petersen to approve the bid from Topkote on the street seal coat improvement project 2021 for the entire project in the amount of $46,174.94 and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

 

Action on Bills & Claims – Adams Lumber Co., concrete, gravel & supplies – 552.56; AFLAC, employee benefits – 243.04; Black Hills Energy, utilities – 772.04; Blue Cross Blue Shield of NE, employee benefits – 7,229.57; Brittany Brott, supplies – 40.49; Brown Construction, Inc., capital outlay – 165,372.03; City of Grant, utilities – 5,708.17; Colonial Processing Center, employee benefits – 44.00; Cornhusker Glass Inc., supplies & repairs – 160.00; Culligan Water Conditioning, supplies – 13.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies – 82.42; Frenchman Valley Coop, fuel, tires, supplies& repairs – 1,625.37; Grant Napa, supplies – 709.22; Grant Tribune-Sentinel, advertising – 407.25; Great Plains Communications, telephone – 377.60; J Bar J Landfill, tipping fees – 3,228.23; M.C. Schaff & Associates, Inc., capital outlay – 23,116.50;  MEAN, transmission charge – 112,022.19; Midwest Electric, O & M Charge – 17,242.25; Municipal Supply, Inc. of NE, supplies – 459.11; Nebraska Public Health Environmental, lab & well tests – 300.00; NMC, Inc. , supplies – 923.08; NPZA, due & training – 20.00; O’Donnell & Holmstedt, P.C., L.L.O., professional services – 5,275.00; One Call Concepts, Inc., telephone – 3.84; Perkins County Treasurer, police contract – 7,840.00; Leann Reichenberg, utility refund – 192.69; Ross Family Auto Parts Inc., supplies – 82.97; Verizon Wireless, telephone – 187.31; American Funds, retirement – 1,100.30; Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, beacon expense – 160.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, state income tax withholding – 933.68; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 3,142.53; Overtime Wages 2/16-2/28 – 346.73. Total Bills and Claims $359,913.17.

 

The motion was made by Bishop and seconded by Sims to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $359,913.17.

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

 

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

 

Mayor Lisa Schmitt adjourned this meeting of the Grant City Council at 7:53 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                              Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk