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Council Minutes - June 8, 2021

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

June 8, 2021

 

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on June 8, 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, June 2, 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, et al.

The motion was made by Brueggeman and seconded by Sims 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 25, 2021 meeting as presented and waive the reading and seconded by Sims.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – all present. Nays – none.  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., and the tree board will be holding a tree pruning workshop on June 15th from 10 a.m. to noon.  Dunn gave an update on the swimming pool and swimming lessons. Dunn also informed the Council that the fix based operator at the airport, Jim McNitt, had passed away.

 

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, 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 Approving Merit Pay Increase as Recommended by the City Superintendent – A motion was made by Sims to give the two employees merit pay raises that Dunn has recommended and seconded by Petersen.

Roll call vote:  Yeas – Petersen & Sims. Nays – Bishop & Brueggeman.  Yea – Mayor Schmitt. Motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Action and Discussion on Ordinance No. 21-06-01 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. 21-05-01 and all Conflicting Sections of Ordinances; and Providing for the Effective Date – City Clerk, Jessie Faber read the first reading of Ordinance No. 21-06-01 “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. 21-05-01 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. 21-06-01 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. 21-05-01 and all Conflicting Sections of Ordinances; and Providing for the Effective Date.  Motion died due to lack of second.

 

Action on Bills & Claims – Adams Lumber Co., supplies – 9.99; Arnold Pool Company, pool chemicals – 1,051.90; Brittany Brott, dues & training – 32.00; Brown Construction, Inc., capital outlay – 307,054.52; BSN Sports Inc., sports equipment – 146.99; City of Grant, utilities – 7,096.29; Deluxe Business Products, supplies – 107.13; Edward Dunn, dues & training – 40.00; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies – 175.91; Faber Signs, supplies – 457.65; Frenchman Valley Coop, fuel, chemicals, supplies& repairs – 1,863.73; Grant Napa, supplies – 22.95; Great Plains Communications, telephone – 455.00; Hatch’s Super Foods, supplies & concession supplies – 3,380.81;   J Bar J Landfill, tipping fees – 4,314.65; MEAN, transmission charge – 99,942.57; Municipal Code Services, code maintenance – 170.00; NMC, Inc., supplies – 48.66; Nutrien Ag Solutions – chemicals – 160.00; O’Donnell & Holmstedt, P.C., L.L.O., professional services – 4,025.00;  One Call Concepts, Inc., telephone – 12.69; Owens True Value Hardware, supplies – 155.96; Perkins County Treasurer, police contract – 7,840.00; Ross Family Auto Parts Inc., supplies – 3.79; The Hometown Agency , insurance – 1,218.00; Verizon Wireless, telephone – 187.34; Windesigns Inc., sports equipment – 17.75; American Funds, retirement – 856.02; Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, beacon expense – 160.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, state income tax withholding – 950.09; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 2,634.39; Overtime Wages 5/16-5/29 – 107.21. Total Bills and Claims $444,698.99.

 

The motion was made by Brueggeman and seconded by Petersen to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $444,698.99.

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 8:18 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                              Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk