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Council Minutes - November 9, 2021

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF GRANT, NEBRASKA

November 9, 2021

 

                Mayor Lisa Schmitt convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on November 9, 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, November 3, 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:  Brueggeman, Petersen, Sims and Mayor Schmitt.

Absent Council member: Bishop.

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 Brueggeman to approve 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 October 26, 2021 meeting as presented and waive the reading and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS:  City Superintendent, Edward Dunn informed the Council of the upcoming board meeting, the library board will meet tomorrow at 5:15 p.m. Dunn stated that the City Offices will be closed on Thursday to observe Veterans Day. Dunn will also be attending the MEAN meeting in Kearney on November 17th & 18th.  Dunn said that Trent Zwickl has been hired to fill the public works assistant position.

 

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 cemetery board meeting. 

 

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:

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-11-01 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-06-07 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 329 Hancock Avenue – A motion was made by Brueggeman to approve Resolution No. 21-11-01 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-06-07 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 329 Hancock Avenue 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. 21-11-02 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-06-09 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 228 Logan Avenue – A motion was made by Sims to approve Resolution No. 21-11-02 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-06-09 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 228 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. 21-11-03 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-06-02 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 219 East 5th Street – A motion was made by Petersen to approve Resolution No. 21-11-03 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-06-02 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 219 East 5th Street 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. 21-11-04 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-08-07 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 138 Hancock Avenue – A motion was made by Petersen to approve Resolution No. 21-11-04 Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution No. 21-08-07 Declaration of Nuisance Property at 138 Hancock Avenue 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 Motion to Abate 2021 GRA 053 (428 East Hwy 23) – A motion was made by Brueggeman to give an extension for the property located at 428 East Hwy 23 with a courtesy letter to extend the time to December 1st and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Progress Update on 2021 Nuisance Program (WCNDD) – Amy Sauer with West Central Nebraska Development District gave an update on the 2021 Nuisance Program and answered any question from the Council.

 

Action and Discussion on Approval of Substantial & Final Completion Contract Extension for Swimming Pool Facility, Project Number 153-E1-003 – A motion was made by Sims to approve the substantial completion contract extension for  six days and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Liquidated Damages Associated with Substantial Completion for Swimming Pool Facility, Project Number 153-E1-003 – A motion was made by Sims to seek liquidated damages associated with substantial completion for Swimming Pool Facility, Project Number 153-E1-003 for 7 days in the amount of $5,600.00 and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Liquidated Damages Associated with Final Completion for Swimming Pool Facility, Project Number 153-E1-003 – A motion was made by Petersen to seek liquidated damages associated with final completion for Swimming Pool Facility, Project Number 153-E1-003 in the amount of $16,000.00 and seconded by Brueggeman.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Award of Bid for Street Improvements 2022 – A motion was made by Brueggeman to award the bid for Street Improvements 2022 to CSC Construction in the amount of $126,877.50 and seconded by Petersen.

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

 

Action and Discussion on Resolution No. 21-11-05 Resolution for Impound Fees – A motion was made by Petersen to approve Resolution No. 21-11-05 Resolution for impound fees and seconded by Brueggeman.

RESOLUTION NO. 21-11-05

A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GRANT, PERKINS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, SETTING RATES AND TERMS OF IMPOUNDING

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

The Resolution will be published in pamphlet form.

 

Action on Bills & Claims –Black Hills Energy, utilities – 236.39; Blue Cross Blue Shield of NE, employee benefits – 7,229.57; BOKF, NA, GO pool bond interest payment & paying agent fee – 15,243.75; City of Grant, utilities – 8,751.16; Frenchman Valley Coop, fuel – 974.12; Grant Napa, supplies – 158.84; Grant Tribune-Sentinel, advertising – 556.37;  Great Plains Communications, telephone – 546.29; J Bar J Landfill, tipping fees – 3,692.59; Keith County News, advertising – 105.00; Ken’s Construction LLC, contract labor – 1,200.00; Kent’s Towing, abatement program – 180.00; Midwest Electric, materials, – 296.86; O’Donnell & Holmstedt, P.C., L.L.O., professional services – 2,575.00; One Call Concepts, Inc., telephone – 16.92; Perkins County Schools, school dist. payment – 725.00; Perkins County Treasurer, police contract – 8,154.00; Quality Diesel Inc., supplies & repairs – 157.50; Rankin Sales & Service, supplies – 85.62; Ross Family Auto Parts Inc., supplies – 119.99; Twomey Tree Service, abatement program – 1,520.43; Verizon Wireless, telephone & supplies – 653.61; W.P.C.I., dues & training –50.00; Western Resources Group, contract labor – 160.00; American Funds, retirement – 945.90; Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, beacon expense – 160.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, state income tax withholding – 817.80; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 2,592.28; Overtime Wages 10/17-10/30 – 213.18. Total Bills and Claims $58,118.17.

 

The motion was made by Sims and seconded by Petersen to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $58,118.17.

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

 

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

 

Mayor Lisa Schmitt adjourned this meeting of the Grant City Council at 7:46 P.M.

 

 

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                                                                                              Lisa Schmitt, Mayor

 

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Jessie Faber, City Clerk