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Council Minutes - July 12, 2022



                                                                                                                     July 12, 2022


                Council President Andrea Brueggeman convened a meeting of the Council of the City of Grant, Nebraska in open and public session on July 12, 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, July 6, 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:  Brueggeman, Petersen, and Sims.  Absent Council member Bishop 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 Sims 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 June 28, 2022 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 meetings, and the library board will meet tomorrow at 5:15 p.m., and the tree board will meet July 19th at 4:00 p.m.  Dunn gave an update on the 4th of July fundraiser for the ballfield fence and the tree trivia, the ball season including the tournaments, and the street and water construction projects.  Dunn stated he would be out of the office helping at the fair and also taking vacation the last week in July.  City Clerk, Jessie Faber gave a brief update on what she had found out about the new budget procedure.


*Public Hearing at 7:05 P.M. MT for the Purpose of Reviewing the LB 840 Citizen Advisory Review Committee's Six-Month Report* The hearing was opened by Council President, Brueggeman at 7:07 p.m.  Economic Development Director, Edward Dunn presented to the council the LB 840 Citizen Advisory Review Committee’s six month report and was open to public comments. 

The hearing was closed at 7:19 p.m.



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 & WATER REPORTS – Acknowledged as received.


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







Action and Discussion on Official Excused Absences of the Mayor from the City Council Meetings through the Month of September – A motion was made by Petersen to accept the official excused absences of the Mayor from the City Council Meetings through the month of September and seconded by Brueggeman.

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


Action and Discussion on Municipal Rates and Fees – The municipal rates and fees were reviewed.  No Action Taken.


Discussion on COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) / Employee Benefits – A motion was made by Sims to accept COLA of 4% and seconded by Petersen.

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


Discussion on Proposed Wage Tables – The council discussed the proposed wage tables. 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 and Discussion on use of Golf Course Insurance Proceeds – Jeff Skeels with Hometown Agency was present to present information on the Golf Course insurance proceeds from two separate claims. No Action Taken.


Action and Discussion on Designation of ARPA Funds – No Action Taken.


Action on Bills & Claims – Adams Lumber Co., supplies – 189.43; Arnold Pool Company, pool chemicals & supplies– 362.35; Myles Bishop, contract labor – 90.00; Black Hills Energy, utilities – 221.17; Sydney Bottom, contract labor – 36.00; City of Grant, utilities – 17,412.01; Culligan Water Conditioning, supplies – 7.00; Morgan Day, contract labor – 10.00; Faber Signs, supplies – 93.24; Nolan Foster, contract labor – 110.00; Frenchman Valley Coop, fuel,  & supplies & repairs – 3,166.50; Meridith Gloy, contract labor – 270.00; Elijah Goodell, contract labor – 60.00; John Goodell, contract labor – 72.50; Grant Napa, supplies – 271.51; Grant Tribune-Sentinel, advertising – 907.85; Great Plains Communications, telephone – 919.95; Casey Griffin, contract labor – 20.00; Casey Hanson, contract labor – 122.50; Hatch’s Super Foods, supplies, concession supplies & memorial/donation expense – 4,594.90; Neil Hilton, contract labor – 22.50; Triston Hite, contract labor – 207.50; J Bar J Landfill, tipping fees – 4,555.32; Ken’s Construction LLC, contract labor – 2,200.00; Lonnie Kuenning, contract labor – 105.00; Ryan Kuper, contract labor – 35.00; Andrea Lee, contract labor – 145.00; Maddox Lee, contract labor – 80.00; Martin Building Systems LLC, capital outlay – 4,472.00; Midwest Electric, O & M Charge & materials – 17,838.57; Nebraska Power Review Board, dues – 263.10; Levi Nolt, contract labor – 32.50; O’Donnell & Holmstedt, P.C., L.L.O., professional services – 3,075.00; One Call Concepts, Inc., telephone – 40.72; Perkins County Treasurer, police contract – 8,153.00; Jet Peterson, contract labor – 17.50; Pinnacle Bank/Visa, supplies, postage, sports equipment, concession supplies & dues & training – 954.07; Potts Electric, supplies & repairs – 262.60; Ross Family Auto Parts Inc., supplies – 70.76; Brandie Sando, contract labor – 30.00; Porter Tjaden, contract labor – 50.00; Ella Uehling, contract labor – 29.25; Tessa Uehling, contract labor – 20.25; Verizon Wireless, telephone – 291.35; Emily Wilson, contract labor – 31.50; Sydney Wilson, contract labor – 63.00; American Funds, retirement – 1,246.60; Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, beacon expense – 160.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, state income tax withholding – 715.29; United States Treasury, federal tax withholding – 4,487.88; Overtime Wages 6/12-6/25 – 657.65; Total Bills and Claims $79,249.82.


The motion was made by Sims and seconded by Petersen to approve the Bills and Claims in the amount of $79,249.82.

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


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


Council President Andrea Brueggeman adjourned this meeting of the Grant City Council at 8:36 P.M.




                                                                                              Andrea Brueggeman, Council President



Jessie Faber, City Clerk