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Council Minutes - August 10, 2021

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

August 10, 2021

 

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on August 10, 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, August 4, 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, Sims and Mayor Schmitt.  Absent Council Member: Petersen.

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 Sims to approve the agenda as presented.

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

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

Roll call vote:  Yeas – Bishop & Sims. Nays – none.  Abstain – Brueggeman. Yea – Mayor Schmitt. 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 City Council will be holding a special meeting on August 16th at 7:00 p.m. for a budget workshop.  Dunn stated that he will be attending the MEAN board meeting in Kearney on August 18th & 19th.  Dunn also informed the Council today was the last day the pool was open for the season.

 

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 tree board meeting, library board meeting, CRA board meeting & cemetery board meeting. 

 

ENFORCEMENT, SHERIFF & WATER REPORTS – Acknowledged as received the enforcement & water reports. The sheriff report was not received by the meeting.

                                   

FINANCIALS – The financials are in process and will be reviewed at the next meeting.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT – Monica Poppe & Kris Long.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Discussion on Ordinance No. 21-08-01 Compensation of All Officers and Employees (First Reading) – City Clerk, Jessie Faber read the first reading of Ordinance No. 21-08-01 “An Ordinance for the Compensation of all Officers and Employees of the City of Grant for the Budget Year October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022; Repealing all Other Conflicting Ordinances and Conflicting Sections of Ordinances; and Providing for the Effective Date.”

 

Discussion on Potential List of Capital Improvement Projects for FY 2021-2022 – Discussion took place on possible options for capital improvement projects for the FY 2021-2022 budget. No Action Taken.

 

Action & Discussion on Library Board’s Budget Request – Library Board President, Brenda Styskal and Library Director, Robin Quinn were in attendance to answer any questions the Council had on the budget.  A motion was made by Bishop to approve the franchise fee amount of $116,653.00 for the Library board budget and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

Action and Discussion on Cemetery Board’s Budget Request – A motion was made by Brueggeman to accept the franchise fee budget request of $26,000.00 from the Cemetery board and seconded by Sims.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Community Redevelopment Authority’s Budget Request – A motion was made by Brueggeman to accept the Community Redevelopment Authority’s Budget Request and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-08-01 Resolution Adopting and Approving the Execution of an Agency Agreement with Nebraska Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division for Grant No. 3-31-0035-012-2021, to be Submitted by the Department to the Federal Aviation Administration to Obtain Federal Non-Development Economic Assistance for the Grant Municipal Airport Under the Provisions of the Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARP Act) – A motion was made by Bishop to approve Resolution No. 21-08-01 Resolution adopting and approving the execution of an agency agreement with Nebraska Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division for Grant No. 3-31-0035-012-2021, to be submitted by the Department to the Federal Aviation Administration to obtain federal non-developmental economic assistance for the Grant Municipal Airport under the provisions of the Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARP Act) and authorize the Mayor to sign and seconded by Brueggeman.

RESOLUTION NO. 21-08-01

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING AND APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGENCY AGREEMENT WITH NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, AERONAUTICS DIVISION FOR GRANT NO. 3-31-0035-012-2021, TO BE SUBMITTED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TO OBTAIN FEDERAL NON-DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE FOR THE GRANT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE FEDERAL AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA ACT)

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action and Discussion on Employee Benefits – Budget Information – Discussion took place on employee benefits for budget purpose.  No Action Taken.

 

Discussion on Budget Worksheets for FY 2021-2022 – Discussion took place on the FY 2021-2022 Budget Worksheets.  No Action Taken.

 

Action on Bills & Claims –Arnold Pool Company, pool chemicals – 763.18; Black Hills Energy, utilities – 126.48; BSN Sports Inc., sports equipment – 159.99; City of Grant, utilities – 14,721.54; Country Supply, supplies – 426.03; Culligan Water Conditioning, supplies – 6.50; Frenchman Valley Coop, fuel, pool chemicals, chemicals & supplies & repairs – 2,697.99; Lois Gaston, utility refund – 100.62; Grainger, supplies & asphalt/patching – 352.50; Grant Napa, supplies – 88.79; Great Plains Communications, telephone – 394.58; Hatch’s Super Foods, supplies & concession supplies – 1,152.46; J Bar J Landfill, tipping fees – 4,319.37; League of NE Municipalities, dues & training – 808.00; Alexandria Linnerson, utility refund – 169.93; Midwest Electric, O & M Charge – 17,201.86; Miller & Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C., capital outlay – 49,735.30; Municipal Supply, Inc. of NE, pool chemicals – 560.16; O’Donnell & Holmstedt, P.C., L.L.O., professional services – 4,750.00;  One Call Concepts, Inc., telephone – 15.78; Perkins County Treasurer, police contract – 7,840.00; Quality Diesel Inc., supplies & repairs – 524.44; Verizon Wireless, telephone – 187.31; American Funds, retirement – 1,202.58; Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, beacon expense – 160.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, state income tax withholding – 977.18; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 5,599.87; Overtime Wages 7/11-7/31 – 722.81. Total Bills and Claims $115,765.25.

 

The motion was made by Brueggeman and seconded by Bishop to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $115,765.25.

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

 

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

 

Mayor Lisa Schmitt adjourned this meeting of the Grant City Council at 8:09 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                              Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk