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Council Minutes - September 28, 2021

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

September 28, 2021

 

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on September 28, 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, September 22, 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 Sims to approve the minutes of the September 14, 2021 meeting as presented and waive the reading and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS:  City Superintendent, Edward Dunn informed the Council of the upcoming board meeting, the cemetery board will meet on October 12th at noon. Dunn also informed the Council he had attended the NPZA Conference and presented items of interest from the conference.  The tree board will be holding a tree planting event at the Grant City Park on October 1st at 12:30 pm and plant 7 of the free trees received. Dunn gave an update on the grant Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation received that will work in conjunction with the Grant Community Redevelopment Authority to build two new houses and also Dunn attended the Hospital Board meeting which discussion took place on possible options to begin development on the Hospital ground property.  Dunn informed the Council that the auditing firm will be out on October 12th for the 2020-2021 Audit fieldwork portion of the audit.

 

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. 

 

FINANCIALS – Acknowledged as received.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT – Kevin Poppe.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Action and Discussion on Approving RFP for FY 2021-2022 Proposed Street Improvement Project – 8th St. from Sherman Ave. West to the West End of the Perkins County Schools Bus Barn – A motion was made by Petersen to accept the RFP for the 2021-2022 proposed street improvement project 8th street from Sherman Avenue to the west end of the Perkins County Schools bus barn and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-09-04 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-07-07 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 236 Logan Avenue – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution No. 21-09-04 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-07-07 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 236 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 Motion to Abate 2021 GRA 048 – 138 Hancock Ave. – A motion was made by Bishop to table the motion to abate 2021 GRA 048 – 138 Hancock Avenue until the October 26th meeting and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Special Designated Liquor License – Uninix LLC., DBA DJ’s Bar & Grill – A motion was made by Petersen to approve the special designated liquor license for Uninix LLC., dba DJ’s Bar & Grill for a wedding reception on October 23, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 12:00 am at the Perkins County Fairgrounds Dance Hall and seconded by Bishop.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Request to be placed on the Agenda – Gigabit Fiber Networks (Russ Pankonin) – Russ Pankonin with Gigabit Fiber Networks was present to present the request to be placed on the agenda and answer any questions that Council had on the agenda request. No Action Taken.

 

Action and Discussion on Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Gigabit Fiber Networks – No Action Taken.

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-09-05 Resolution for the Signing of the Municipal Annual Certification of Program Compliance Form for the Nebraska Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards – A motion was made by Petersen to approve Resolution No. 21-09-05 Resolution for the Signing of the Municipal Annual Certification of Program Compliance Form for the Nebraska Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards and seconded by Brueggeman

RESOLUTION NO. 21-09-05

SIGNING OF THE MUNICIPAL ANNUAL CERTIFICATION OF PROGRAM COMPLIANCE FORM 2021

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; Black Hills Energy, utilities – 60.50; Blue Cross Blue Shield of NE, employee benefits – 6,573.15; Brown Construction, Inc., capital outlay – 27,217.83; Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, equipment lease – 4,200.00; CSC Construction, capital outlay – 17,886.80; Edward Dunn, dues & training – 184.80; Goff Services LLC, loss of asset supplies & repair – 324.20; Johnson Service Company, cleaning & maintenance – 13,464.70; Kelly Supply Company, loss of asset supplies – 774.90; MEAN, transmission charge – 113,484.63; Nebraska Public Health Environmental, lab & well tests – 30.00; Pinnacle Bank/Visa, postage, dues & training, grant expense – 389.40; Principal Life Insurance Company, employee benefits – 96.60; Red Wing Software, dues & training – 889.00; T.C. Engineering Inc., capital outlay – 1,443.00; West Central Nebraska Development District, professional services  - 1,855.00; American Funds, retirement –858.96; Nebraska Department of Revenue, sales tax – 13,790.70; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 2,308.28; Overtime Wages 8/29-9/11 – 162.50. Total Bills and Claims $206,173.59.

 

The motion was made by Brueggeman and seconded by Bishop to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $206,173.59.

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 7:49 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                              Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk