City Council Meeting Minutes January 25 2024






A meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Plainview, Nebraska, was held at the Council Chambers in said City on the 25th day of January at 6:30 o’clock P.M. 


Roll call was held and present were: Mayor Smith; Council Members: Anderson, Born and Janovec Absent: Sanne


The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited.


Mayor Smith opened the meeting and announced to individuals in attendance that a full copy of the new Nebraska Open Meetings Act was posted on the east wall of the Council Chambers.


Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by Posting in three places for designated method for giving notice.  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 taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public


Jeremy Tarr was present as City Administrator

Courtney Retzlaff was present as City Clerk.


Josh Sirek was present to discuss the plans that were available for the City health insurance renewal effective February 1, 2024. Currently the City of Plainview is with AllState Benefits and has a monthly premium of $14,663.86. New rates were received from AllState $15,824.30 which is a 7.91% increase and Medica $14,645.37 which is a decrease of .13%. Sirek explained the benefits of both plans and recommended that the City stay with AllState even with the increase.


Council members asked if employees had an issues with the current coverage and there were none.


Born moved to accept the renewal of the current plan from AllState Benefits at $15,824.30 per monthly premium effective February 1, 2024. Janovec seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.


Born moved to adjourn the meeting. Anderson seconded. Motion carried 3-0



TIME:  6:41 P.M.






Robert Smith, Mayor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                







Courtney Retzlaff, City Clerk/Treasurer



I, the undersigned, City Clerk for the City of Plainview, Nebraska, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of proceedings had and done by the Mayor and Council on 1/25/2024; that all of the subjects included in the foregoing proceedings were contained in the agenda for the meeting, kept continually current and readily available for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk; that such subjects were contained in said agenda for at least twenty-four hours prior to said meeting; that at least one copy of all reproducible material discussed at the meeting was available at the meeting for examination and copying by members of the public; that the said minutes from which the foregoing proceedings have been extracted were in written form and available for public inspection within ten working days and prior to the next convened meeting of said body; that all news media requesting notification concerning meetings of said body were provided advance notification of the time and place of said meeting and the subjects

to be discussed at said meeting.






Courtney Retzlaff, City Clerk/Treasurer                                                              (SEAL)

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