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Council Minutes - June 28, 2022



JUNE 28, 2022


                Council President Andrea Brueggeman convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on June 28, 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 22, 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, Petersen, and Sims.  Absent:  Mayor Schmitt. 

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

The motion was made by Sims 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 Sims to approve the minutes of the June 14, 2022 meeting as presented and waive the reading and seconded by Bishop.

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


COMMUNICATIONS:  City Superintendent, Edward Dunn informed the Council of the upcoming board meetings, the cemetery board will meet July 12th at 5:15 p.m., and the library board will meet July 13th at 5:15 p.m. Dunn gave an update on the expected return date of Mayor Schmitt. Dunn gave information from the preconstruction meetings held today for the street project which is expected to begin tomorrow, the water improvement project which is expected to begin on July 11th beginning at the water tower, and the Downtown improvement project which is expected to begin the week of July 18th beginning on the east side of the street at Hatch’s and working north and then beginning on the west side of the street at Kwik Stop and moving south.  Dunn stated that the State Fly-In has been postponed and a date has not been set at this time, but will be held before the end of the year. 



Council member, Petersen – none. Council member, Bishop – none. Council member, Brueggeman –gave an update of the tree board activities. Council member, Sims – none.  


FINANCIALS – Acknowledged as received.





Action and Discussion on Possibility of City Superintendent Travel for Nebraska City/County Managers Association Exchange Trip to Montreal – The Council discussed the possibility of the City Superintendent traveling with the Nebraska City/County Managers Association to Montreal.  No Action Taken.



Action and Discussion on Letter of Understanding of Services with AMGL for 2021-2022 Budget Forecast – A motion was made by Bishop to accept the letter of understanding of services with AMGL, P.C. for the 2021-2022 Budget Forecast / 2022-2023 Budget Year and authorizing the Council President to sign and seconded by Petersen.

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


Action and Discussion on changes regarding a Public Hearing on the Proposed 2022-2023 Budget Statement as Referenced by LB 148 Effective November 2020 and Setting a Date, Time, and an Alternate for Said Hearing – Discussion took place on the changes that the City will need to comply with from the approval of LB 148 that took effect November of 2020.  No Action Taken.


Discussion on COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) / Employee Benefits – The Council discussed COLA (cost of living adjustment) percentage for the employee wage adjustment and employee benefits to prepare for budget preparation.  No Action Taken


Discussion on Capital Improvement Plan for FY 2022-2023 – Discussion took place on possible options for capital improvement projects for the FY 2022-2023 budget. No Action Taken.


Action on Bills & Claims – AFLAC, employee benefits – 178.64; Aupperle Plumbing and Heating Inc., supplies & repairs – 282.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities – 126.79; Blue Cross Blue Shield of NE, employee benefits – 7,745.22; Capital Business Systems, Inc., supplies – 70.77; City of Grant, petty cash – 150.00; Country Supply, supplies & donation expense – 2,383.77; DHHS – Accounting, utilities refund – 545.00; Edward Dunn, dues & training – 102.49; Dutton-Lainson Company, capital outlay – 126,894.32; Faber Signs, supplies - 504.00; Jessie Faber, dues & training – 193.52; Koop Vinyl Fence & Construction Inc., supplies – 667.50; MEAN, transmission charge – 101,734.49; Nebraska Public Health Environmental, lab & well tests – 30.00; Principal Life Insurance Company, employee benefits – 144.90; West Central Nebraska Development District, dues – 2,730.00; American Funds, retirement –1,135.89; Nebraska Department of Revenue, sales tax – 7,254.15; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 3,622.68; Overtime Wages 5/29-6/11 – 934.01. Total Bills and Claims $257,430.14.


The motion was made by Bishop and seconded by Petersen to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $257,430.14.

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


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


A motion was made by Bishop to go into executive session due to potential litigation and to include the Council Members, City Attorney, City Superintendent and City Clerk/Treasurer and seconded by Petersen.

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

Entered Executive Session at 8:48 pm.

Exited Executive Session at 9:07 pm.

A motion was made by Bishop to come out of executive session and seconded by Petersen.

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


Council President Andrea Brueggeman adjourned this meeting of the Grant City Council at 9:08 P.M.




                                                                                              Andrea Brueggeman, Council President



Jessie Faber, City Clerk