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Council Minutes - June 14, 2022



                                                                                                                   June 14, 2022


                Council President Andrea Brueggeman convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on June 14, 2022 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, June 1, 2022, 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.

Council President Andrea Brueggeman announced the posting of the Open Meetings Act and its location.

Roll call:  Present Council members:  Bishop, Brueggeman and Sims.  Absent Council member Petersen and Mayor Schmitt.  

Others present:  City Superintendent Edward Dunn, City Clerk/Treasurer Jessie Faber, et al.

The motion was made by Bishop 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 May 24, 2022 meeting as presented and waive the reading and seconded by Sims.

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


COMMUNICATIONS:  City Superintendent, Edward Dunn informed the Council of the upcoming board meeting, the tree board will meet June 21st at 4:00 p.m.  Dunn also stated that the City office will be closed on June 20th for observance of Juneteenth, City Clerk, Jessie Faber will be attending the League of Nebraska Municipalities Accounting and Finance Conference on June 16th & 17th at Kearney, and Dunn will be attending the Nebraska City/County Manager Association Annual Conference June 22nd, 23rd & 24th at McCook.  Dunn gave an update on the nuisance abatement program, the cemetery kiosk, mayor temporary absence procedure, and the State Fly-In on June 18th. The breakfast for the State Fly-In will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and the Automated Weather Observing System will be dedicated at 11:00 a.m. in the name of Leon Kumor.



Council member, Petersen – none. Council member, Bishop – none. Council member, Brueggeman – none. Council member, Sims – gave an update on the Community Redevelopment Authority meeting.   City Superintendent, Dunn – gave an update on the cemetery board meeting. 


ENFORCEMENT & WATER REPORTS – Acknowledged as received.


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







Action and Discussion on Possibility of City Superintendent Travel for Nebraska City/County Managers Association Exchange Trip to Montreal – A motion was made by Bishop to table the possibility of City Superintendent travel for Nebraska City/County Manager Association exchange trip to Montreal until the next meeting and seconded by Brueggeman.

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


Discussion on COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) – The Council had discussion on the COLA (cost of living adjustment) percentage for the employee wage adjustment to prepare for budget preparation.


Discussion on Typical Rate Study (Electric, Water, Sewer) – The Council reviewed the results from the annual NMPP/MEAN rate survey.


Action on Bills & Claims – Adams Lumber Co., supplies – 738.94; Amazon Capital Services, sports equipment – 146.36; Arnold Pool Company, pool chemicals – 139.90; Aupperle Plumbing and Heating Inc., capital outlay – 1,966.35; Aurora Cooperative, fuel – 383.87; Black Hills Energy, utilities – 157.27; Blue Cross Blue Shield of NE, employee benefits – 7,745.22; Brittany Brott, supplies – 7.99; BSB Construction, capital outlay & supplies – 26,798.62; BSN Sports LLC., sports equipment – 894.87; City of Grant, utilities – 10,103.55; DHHS – Accounting, utilities refund – 461.57; Edward Dunn, dues & training – 210.31; Dutton-Lainson Company, capital outlay – 35,004.20; Eakes Office Solutions, supplies – 76.67; Faber Signs, supplies & repairs– 1,628.72; Frenchman Valley Coop, fuel, chemicals, supplies & repairs – 2,907.65; Grant Napa, supplies – 99.29; Grant Tribune-Sentinel, advertising – 416.90; Grant Volunteer Fire Department, promotional – 1,000.00; Great Plains Communications, telephone – 1,079.39; Hatch’s Super Foods, supplies & concession supplies – 5,895.36; Janet Huff, dues & training – 40.00; J Bar J Landfill, tipping fees – 4,686.31; Keith County News, dues – 79.00; Koop Vinyl Fence & Construction Inc., supplies – 987.14; Midwest Electric, O & M Charge, utilities, & materials – 16,376.22; Nebraska Public Health Environmental, lab & well tests – 326.00; O’Donnell & Holmstedt, P.C., L.L.O., professional services – 4,260.00; One Call Concepts, Inc., telephone – 71.38; Perkins County Health Services, dues & training – 1,162.00; Perkins County Register of Deeds, deed – 10.00; Perkins County Treasurer, police contract – 8,153.00; Pinnacle Bank/Visa, supplies, postage, sports equipment, concession supplies & dues & training – 1,277.54; Reese Mechanical Inc., supplies & repairs – 734.49; Specialized Engineering Solutions, capital outlay – 1,100.00; T.C. Engineering Inc., capital outlay – 96,800.00; The Hometown Agency, insurance – 71,632.00; Verizon Wireless, telephone – 292.70; W.P.C.I., dues & training – 437.50; Western Resources Group, contract labor – 780.00; Windesigns Inc., sports equipment – 2,576.32; American Funds, retirement – 1,172.37; Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, beacon expense – 160.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, state income tax withholding – 719.85; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 3,025.17; Overtime Wages 5/15-5/28 – 212.92; Total Bills and Claims $314,934.91.


The motion was made by Sims and seconded by Bishop to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $314,934.91.

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


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


Council President Andrea Brueggeman adjourned this meeting of the Grant City Council at 8:08 P.M.




                                                                                              Andrea Brueggeman, Council President



Jessie Faber, City Clerk