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Council Minutes - July 13, 2021

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

July 13, 2021

 

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on July 13, 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 30, 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 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 June 22, 2021 meeting as presented and waive the reading and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS: City Clerk/Treasurer, Jessie Faber stated the council may review the communications that the City Superintendent included in the Council packet.  Also Faber informed the Council that the public hearing date for the fiscal year 2021-2022 budget statement was set with AMGL, P.C. for August 31, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

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

 

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 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 third 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.”

No Action Taken.

 

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

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Action and Discussion on Approving Change Order Request No. 4 for the Swimming Pool Facility, Project Number 153-E1-003 – A motion was made by Bishop to table the approving change order no. 4 for the Swimming Pool Facility, project number 153-E1-003 and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Contractors Request to Reduce Retainage for the Swimming Pool Facility, Project Number 153-E1-003 – A motion was made by Brueggeman to not accept the contractors request to reduce retainage for the Swimming Pool Facility, project number 153-E1-003 and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Presentation of Economic Development Fund– Jessie Faber gave an update to the council on the Economic Development Fund activity since the last presentation to present. 

 

Action on Bills & Claims –Arnold Pool Company, pool chemicals – 733.30; Black Hills Energy, utilities – 101.23; BSN Sports Inc., sports equipment – 209.00; City of Grant, utilities – 11,503.03; Country Load Trailer Sales, supplies – 144.26; DHHS – Accounting , utilities refund – 1,059.95; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies – 362.20; Faber Signs, supplies – 113.39; Frenchman Valley Coop, fuel, supplies & repairs – 847.63; Chris Fryzek, contract labor – 20.50; Coy Gager, contract labor – 20.50; Jeron Gager, contract labor – 15.50; Meridith Gloy, contract labor – 105.00; Elijah Goodell, contract labor – 109.50; Grant Napa, supplies – 267.47; Grant Tribune-Sentinel, advertising – 1,043.65; Great Plains Communications, telephone – 585.80; Hatch’s Super Foods, supplies & concession supplies – 1,901.11; Neil Hilton, contract labor – 51.50;  J Bar J Landfill, tipping fees – 4,578.56; Ben Jones, contact labor – 15.50; Ken’s Construction LLC, contract labor – 1,600.00; Shawn Kohl, contract labor – 15.50; Ryan Kuper, contract labor – 15.50; MEAN, transmission charge – 95,515.24; Midwest Electric, O & M Charge & Utilities – 17,373.18; NE Safety & Fire Equipment Inc., dues – 380.00; Nebraska Power Review Board, dues – 271.87; Levi Nolt, contract labor – 10.50; O’Donnell & Holmstedt, P.C., L.L.O., professional services – 3,850.00;  One Call Concepts, Inc., telephone – 15.77; Perkins County Health Services, dues & training – 948.00; Perkins County Treasurer, police contract – 7,840.00; Storm Peterson, contract labor – 31.00; Potts Electric, capital outlay – 2,680.72; Reese Mechanical Inc., capital outlay & supplies & repairs – 1,973.50; Brandie Sando, contract labor – 10.50; T.C. Engineering Inc., armor coating & professional services – 9,001.42; Topkote Inc., armor coating – 51,778.23; Verizon Wireless, telephone – 187.34; West Central Nebraska Development District, professional services  - 1,855.00; Western Resources Group, contract labor – 400.00; American Funds, retirement – 860.58; Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, beacon expense – 160.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, state income tax withholding – 760.13; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 3,833.84; Overtime Wages 6/13-6/26 – 1,579.43. Total Bills and Claims $226,735.83.

 

The motion was made by Bishop and seconded by Petersen to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $226,735.83.

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

The motion for the bills & claims reflected the rejection by the Council of the Brown Construction, Inc. pay request for the amount of $116,475.45.

 

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 7:48 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                              Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk