Special Council Meeting August 25 2021





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 August at 6:30 o’clock P.M. 


Roll call was held and present were Council Members: Alder, Smith, Yosten and Sanne. Absent: Mayor Schlote


President 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 Publication, a designated method for giving notice, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.  Notice of this meeting was given to the Mayor and all Members of the Council and a copy of their acknowledgment of receipt of notice and the agenda is attached to the 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 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.


Discussion was held on the purchase of a Ford 2015 F250 4X4 pickup to replace the vehicle that was totaled in a recent accident.  City Administrator Tarr presented 2 possible pickups that are available at the Nebraska Federal Surplus Property in Lincoln. Both vehicles are listed for $19,000 and were previously used as Police K-9 units. Discussion on purchasing both pickups was held. Sanne moved to purchase one Ford 2015 F250 pickup. Alder seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0. A formal resolution will be passed at the next council meeting.


City Administrator Tarr presented a draft budget for FY 2021-2022. Tarr highlighted the revenues and expenses of all the departments. Discussion on budgeting equipment purchases, rate increases for the transfer station and wages for next year was held. City council members expressed that they did not feel a need to hire a 3rd full-time police officer.


It was moved by Yosten, seconded by Sanne to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 4-0.



TIME: 7:22 P.M.






Robert Smith, Council President                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       







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 8/25/2021; 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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