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Council Minutes - May 25, 2021

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

May 25, 2021

 

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on May 25, 2021 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 19, 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 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 accept the agenda as presented and to add the April 27, 2021 minutes to the Review and Action of Prior Meeting Minutes.

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

A motion was made by Petersen to approve the minutes of the April 27, 2021 meeting as presented and waive the reading and seconded by Bishop.

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

A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve the minutes of the May 11, 2021 meeting as presented and waive the reading and seconded by Sims.

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS: City Superintendent, Edward Dunn updated the Council on the plan for the June 4th 11:30 a.m. opening of the swimming pool.  Dunn also updated the Council about items at the cemetery, the Cemetery Kiosk will not be unveiled on Memorial Day because they are waiting on back ordered hardware, a Memorial Day service will be held at the cemetery, and gave an update on the cemetery clean- up day.  Dunn informed the Council that two active claims have been filed on a sewer line blockage and also a claim has been filed for hail damage at the golf course.  Dunn stated that the Bike Ride Around Grant cemetery fundraiser raised $311.00 and the cemetery board will also be having root beer floats with the 4th of July lunch fundraiser.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

Council member, Petersen – gave an update on the Cemetery Clean-up. Council member, Bishop – none. Council member, Brueggeman – gave an update on library board meeting. Council member, Sims – none.   City Superintendent, Dunn – gave an update on the tree board meeting.

 

FINANCIALS – Acknowledged as received.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT – None.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Action and Discussion on Approving Merit Pay Increases as Recommended by the City Superintendent via Ordinance No. 21-05-01 (Agenda Item B) –A motion was made by Bishop to table approving merit pay increases as recommended by the City Superintendent until the next meeting and seconded by Sims.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Ordinance No. 21-05-01 Ordinance for the Compensation of all Officers and Employees of the City of Grant for the Budget Year October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021; Repealing all Other Conflicting Ordinances Including Ordinance No. 21-01-01 and all Conflicting Sections of Ordinances; and Providing for the Effective Date – City Clerk, Jessie Faber read the first reading of Ordinance No. 21-05-01 “An Ordinance for the Compensation of all Officers and Employees of the City of Grant for the Budget Year October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021; Repealing all Other Conflicting Ordinances Including Ordinance No. 21-01-01 and all Conflicting Sections of Ordinances; and Providing for the Effective Date.”

A motion was made by Petersen to waive the three readings on Ordinance No. 21-05-01 An Ordinance for the Compensation of all Officers and Employees of the City of Grant for the Budget Year October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021; Repealing all Other Conflicting Ordinances Including Ordinance No. 21-01-01 and all Conflicting Sections of Ordinances; and Providing for the Effective Date and seconded by Bishop.

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

A motion was made by Bishop to approve Ordinance No. 21-05-01 keeping it the same as the prior Ordinance 21-01-01 for Section 1 except only changing line items for Public Works Forman to $24.00 and Enforcement Officer to $1.00. An Ordinance for the Compensation of all Officers and Employees of the City of Grant for the Budget Year October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021; Repealing all Other Conflicting Ordinances Including Ordinance No. 21-01-01 and all Conflicting Sections of Ordinances; and Providing for the Effective Date seconded by Petersen.

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

The Ordinance will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Adding CyberSolutions to the City of Grant Insurance Policy with EMC for 2021-2022 as Provided by Hometown Agency – A motion was made by Sims to add CyberSolutions to the City of Grant Insurance Policy with EMC for 2021-2022 as provided by Hometown Agency and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Request for Keno Funds – Perkins County Historical Society – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve the $1,500.00 request for Keno funds from the Perkins County Historical Society and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Presentation, Discussion & Workshop on Comprehensive Plan Update – West Central Nebraska Development District – Amber Kuskie with West Central Nebraska Development District facilitated a workshop on the Comprehensive Plan with the Council.

 

Action on Bills & Claims – AFLAC, employee benefits – 178.64; Black Hills Energy, utilities – 198.96; Blue Cross Blue Shield of NE, employee benefits – 7,885.99; BSN Sports Inc., sports equipment – 91.50; Country Supply, supplies – 1,007.88; Grant Tribune-Sentinel, advertising – 507.50; Ken’s Construction LLC, contract labor – 800.00; League of Nebraska Municipalities, dues & training – 455.00; McNally Law Office, code maintenance – 250.00; Midwest Electric, O & M Charge & Utilities – 16,238.40;  MSI, capital outlay – 6,690.50; Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, water note payment  – 75,274.82; Nebraska Public Health Environmental, lab & well tests – 220.00; Pinnacle Bank/Visa, postage – 6.10; Principal Life Insurance Company, employee benefits – 115.25; The Hometown Agency , insurance – 63,351.00; Utility Service Co., Inc., water tower contract – 2,861.25; Windesigns Inc., sports equipment – 2,742.05; The Depository Trust Company, water bond interest & principal payment – 64,400.00; American Funds, retirement –864.82; Nebraska Department of Revenue, sales tax – 9,059.45; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 2,631.47; Overtime Wages 5/1-5/15 – 188.02. Total Bills and Claims $256,018.60.

 

The motion was made by Brueggeman and seconded by Petersen to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $256,018.60.

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

A motion was made by Sims to void the check from the last meetings bills & claims to Mill Nine Designs in the amount of $899.00 and issue a new check to Amber Hilton in the amount of $899.00 and seconded by Bishop.

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 8:49 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                              Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk