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Council Minutes - August 24, 2021

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

August 24, 2021

 

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on August 24, 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 18, 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 Petersen and seconded by Bishop 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 August 16, 2021 meeting as presented and waive the reading and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS:  City Superintendent, Edward Dunn informed the Council of the upcoming board meetings, the tree board will meet on Friday at 12:30 p.m., the public hearing for the budget will be August 31st at 7:00 p.m., and the Library board will meet on September 8th at 5:15 p.m.  Dunn also gave an update on the sewer line camera maintenance project, fiscal year 2021-2022 water project, street project on damage from last year, swimming pool punch list, the musical equipment for the park, and construction has begun on the AWOS and the airport sign.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

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

 

FINANCIALS – Acknowledged as received.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT – None.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Action and Discussion on Cemetery Board’s Budget Request – A motion was made by Brueggeman to accept the cemetery board’s budget request and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

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

 

Action and Discussion on Proposed Tax Asking for FY 2021-2022 – Discussion took place on the proposed tax asking for FY 2021-2022.  No Action Taken.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-08-02 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-06-01 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 545 Central Avenue – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution No. 21-08-02 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-06-01 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 545 Central Avenue 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. 21-08-03 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-07-09 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 528 Washington Avenue – A motion was made by Bishop to approve Resolution No. 21-08-03 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-07-09 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 528 Washington Avenue 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. 21-08-04 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-07-05 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 504 Washington Avenue – A motion was made by Petersen to approve Resolution No. 21-08-04 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-07-05 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 504 Washington Avenue 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. 21-08-05 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-06-08 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 312 Logan Avenue – A motion was made by Sims to approve Resolution No. 21-08-05 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-06-08 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 312 Logan Avenue 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. 21-08-06 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-07-08 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 116 East 2nd St. – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution No. 21-08-06 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-07-08 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 116 East 2nd St. 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. 21-08-07 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (138 Hancock Ave.) – A motion was made by Bishop to approve Resolution No. 21-08-07 Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska Declaring Nuisance Properties (138 Hancock Avenue) 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 Motion to Abate 2021 GRA 007 – 219 East 5th St. – A motion was made by Petersen to abate 2021 GRA 007 – 219 East 5th St. and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Motion to Abate 2021 GRA 019 – 329 Hancock Ave. – A motion was made by Sims to abate 2021 GRA 019 – 329 Hancock Avenue and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Motion to Abate 2021 GRA 039 – 228 Logan Ave. – A motion was made by Brueggeman to abate 2021 GRA 039 – 228 Logan Avenue and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Motion to Abate 2021 GRA 050B – 149 Washington Ave. (PID:  680003827) – A motion was made by Bishop to grant extension to December 1, 2021 with progress updates on 2021 GRA 050B – 149 Washington Ave. (PID:  680003827) and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Motion to Abate 2021 GRA 051B – 143 Washington Ave. (PID: 680003835) – A motion was made by Bishop to grant extension to December 1, 2021 with progress updates on 2021 GRA 051B – 143 Washington Ave. (PID: 680003835) and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action on Bills & Claims – AFLAC, employee benefits – 178.64; Black Hills Energy, utilities – 68.39; Edward Dunn, dues & training – 184.80; Grant Tribune-Sentinel, advertising – 471.18; Ken’s Construction LLC, contract labor – 1,800.00; M.C. Schaff & Associates, Inc., capital outlay – 6,863.50; Midwest Electric, utilities – 492.68; Municipal Supply, Inc. of NE, pool chemicals – 853.58; NE State Fire Marshal, dues – 36.00; Nebraska Planning & Zoning Association, dues & training – 190.00; Pinnacle Bank/Visa, postage– 102.60; Principal Life Insurance Company, employee benefits – 144.90; Utility Service Co., Inc., water tower contract – 2,861.25; Van Diest Supply Co., chemicals – 976.05; West Central Nebraska Development District, professional services  - 1,855.00; Western Resources Group, contract labor – 400.00; American Funds, retirement –907.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, sales tax – 12,668.86; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 3,382.56; Overtime Wages 8/1-8/14 – 133.88. Total Bills and Claims $34,570.87.

 

The motion was made by Petersen and seconded by Sims to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $34,570.87.

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 7:52 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                              Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk