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Council Minutes - June 22, 2021

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

June 22, 2021

 

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on June 22, 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, June 16, 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.

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

A motion was made by Petersen to approve the minutes of the June 8, 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 CRA & planning and zoning will be holding a workshop for the second round of input on the Comprehensive Plan update on Thursday at Noon, and the cemetery board will meet on July 13th at Noon. Dunn also gave an update on the AWOS, Juneteenth becoming a Federal Holiday, the Cemetery Kiosk, the armor coating project should begin on Monday, June 28th, the swimming pool dedication ribbon cutting will be on July 7th at 10:15 a.m. with representatives from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development in attendance for the ribbon cutting, the City Offices will be closed on July 5th to observe Independence Day and the Chamber sponsored events in the Grant City Park for Independence Day will be held on Saturday July 3rd.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

Council member, Petersen – none. 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 workshop.

 

FINANCIALS – Acknowledged as received.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT – None.

 

UNFINISHED 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 second 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.”

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Action and Discussion on Approval of Certificate of Substantial Completion for Swimming Pool Facility, Project Number 153-E1-003 – A motion was made by Bishop to accept the approval of certificate of substantial completion for Swimming Pool Facility, project number 153-E1-003 and allowing the Mayor to sign and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Approval of Substantial Completion Contract Extension for Swimming Pool Facility, Project Number 153-E1-003 – A motion was made to table the approval of substantial completion contract extension for Swimming Pool Facility, project number 153-E1-003 and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Submitting an Application for Monies from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, Non-Entitlement Units of Local Government (NEUs) – A motion was made by Brueggeman to submit an application for monies from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, Non-Entitlement Units of Local Government (NEUs) and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Approval to Create a Separate Fund for Monies Received from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) – A motion was made by Bishop to go ahead and create a separate fund for monies receives from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action and Discussion on changes regarding a Public Hearing on the Proposed 2021-2022 Budget Statement as Referenced by LB 148 Effective November 2020 and Setting a Date, Time, and an Alternate for Said Hearing – Discussion took place on the changes that the City will need to comply with from the approval of LB 148 that took effect November of 2020.  A motion was made by Sims to set August 31, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. for the hearing and an alternate option for September 2, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Mayoral Appointment – Tonia Wyatt – Airport Advisory Board – A motion was made by Brueggeman to accept the Mayoral appointment of Tonia Wyatt to the Airport Advisory Board term ending 12/2023 and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Mayoral Appointment – Judith Tickle – Cemetery Board – A motion was made by Petersen to accept the Mayoral appointment of Judith Tickle to the Cemetery Board term ending 12/2023 and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Mayoral Appointment – Mike Engel – Housing Authority – A motion was made by Bishop to accept the Mayoral appointment of Mike Engel to the Housing Authority term ending 12/2021 and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Letter of Understanding of Services with Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway, and Luth for 2020-2021 Budget Forecast – A motion was made by Brueggeman to accept the letter of understanding of services with Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway and Luth for the 2020-2021 Budget Forecast / 2021-2022 Budget Year and allowing the Mayor to sign and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

The Mayor stated the Council will take a 5 minute recess.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-06-01 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (545 Central Ave.) – A motion was made by Bishop to approve Resolution No. 21-06-01 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (545 Central Ave.) and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-06-02 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (219 East 5th St.) – A motion was made by Bishop to approve Resolution No. 21-06-02 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (219 East 5th St.) and seconded by Petersen.

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-06-03 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (520 Hancock Ave.) – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution No. 21-06-03 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (520 Hancock Ave.) and seconded by Sims.

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-06-04 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (544 Hancock Ave.) – A motion was made by Bishop to approve Resolution No. 21-06-04 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (544 Hancock Ave.) and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-06-05 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (537 Washington Ave.) – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution No. 21-06-05 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (537 Washington Ave.) and seconded by Bishop.

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-06-06 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (407 Central Ave.) – A motion was made by Petersen to approve Resolution No. 21-06-06 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (407 Central Ave.) and seconded by Bishop.

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-06-07 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (329 Hancock Ave.) – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution No. 21-06-07 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (329 Hancock Ave.) and seconded by Petersen.

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-06-08 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (312 Logan Ave.) – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution No. 21-06-08 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (312 Logan Ave.) and seconded by Bishop.

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-06-09 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (228 Logan Ave.) – A motion was made by Bishop to approve Resolution No. 21-06-09 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (228 Logan Ave.) and seconded by Petersen.

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-06-10 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (149 Washington Ave.) – A motion was made by Sims to approve Resolution No. 21-06-10 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (149 Washington Ave.) and seconded by Petersen.

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-06-11 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (143 Washington Ave.) – A motion was made by Bishop to approve Resolution No. 21-06-11 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (143 Washington Ave.) and seconded by Sims.

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-06-12 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (428 East Hwy 23) – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution No. 21-06-12 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (428 East Hwy 23) and seconded by Petersen.

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action on Bills & Claims – AFLAC, employee benefits – 178.64; Amazon Capital Services, capital outlay & supplies – 668.70; Black Hills Energy, utilities – 17.28; Blue Cross Blue Shield of NE, employee benefits – 7,885.99; Brittany Brott, pool chemicals – 14.00; BSN Sports Inc., sports equipment – 74.99; Country Supply, supplies – 710.27; Dutton-Lainson Company, capital outlay – 1,277.50; Faber Signs, supplies – 497.67; Grant Tribune-Sentinel, advertising – 547.45; Grant Volunteer Fire Department, promotional – 1,000.00; Keith County News, dues – 79.00; Martin Building Systems LLC, capital outlay – 2,952.00; Midwest Electric, O & M Charge & Utilities – 15,853.52; Perkins County Health Services, dues & training – 79.00 Perkins County Health Services, supplies & repairs – 150.00; Pinnacle Bank/Visa, dues & training, postage, supplies & recognition/award product  – 984.81; Potts Electric, supplies & repairs – 237.60; Potts Welding Service, supplies – 320.00; Principal Life Insurance Company, employee benefits – 144.90; Soap Box Car Wash & Laundry, utility refund – 262.25; Southwestern Equipment Co., supplies  - 123.82; Swimoutlet.com, supplies – 190.17; W.P.C.I., dues & training – 406.25; Western Resources Group, contract labor – 240.00; American Funds, retirement –852.98; Nebraska Department of Revenue, sales tax – 7,725.07; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 3,520.64; Overtime Wages 5/30-6/12 – 183.42. Total Bills and Claims $47,177.92.

 

The motion was made by Brueggeman and seconded by Bishop to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $47,177.92.

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 8:51 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                              Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk