City Council Meeting Minutes September 25 2023






A meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Plainview, Nebraska, was held at the City Office in said City on the 25th day of September at 1:00 o’clock P.M. 


Roll call was held and present were: Mayor Smith; Council Members: Anderson, Born, Janovec and Sanne Absent: None


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.


Sanne moved to approve the budget for fiscal year 2023-2024. Anderson seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.


Sanne moved to approve the money transfers for fiscal year 2023-2024. Janovec seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.


Council member Sanne introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption:



                                                            RESOLUTION #683


WHEREAS, Nebraska Statures provide that the property tax request for the prior year shall be the property tax request for the current year for purposes of the levy set by the County Board of Equalization unless the Governing Body of the City of Plainview passes by a majority vote a resolution or ordinance setting the tax request at a different amount; and


WHEREAS, a special public hearing was held as required by law to hear and consider comments concerning the property tax request; and


WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the City of Plainview that the property tax request for the current year be a different amount than the property tax request for the prior year.




  1. The 2023-2024 property tax request be set at a total sum of $425,782.30
  2. Of the total sum, the amount of $345,874.80 shall be designated as General Levy; and
  3. Of the total sum, the amount of $79,907.50 will be used for bond repayments, to provide a sum sufficient to cover prior year’s bond requirements.



Council member Anderson seconded the foregoing motion and on roll call on the passage and adoption of said resolution, the following voted Aye; Anderson, Born, Janovec, Sanne. Nay: None. Whereupon the Mayor declared said motion carried and Resolution #683 is passed and adopted.


Sanne moved to increase restricted funds authority by an additional 1% for fiscal year 2023-2024. Born seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.


Discussion was held on hiring an additional maintenance worker. Currently the City is advertising to fill one open position. Budget numbers were discussed for the addition of a second hire. Approval to advertise for a second maintenance worker will be voted on at the October council meeting.


Sanne moved to adjourn the meeting. Janovec seconded. Motion carried 4-0



TIME:  1:21 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 9/25/2023; 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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