January 3, 2017 REGULAR MEETING
The Village Board of Trustees met in regular session at 7pm in the Auditorium. Notice of this meeting was given by posting in three designated places, and advance notification of the trustees by delivery. Roll call was answered by Trustees Olson, Dittmar, Barth, Swanson, and Ehlers. Also present were Rick Hemphill, Mike Moyer, and Rebecca Sandman.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
The location of the Open Meetings Act was acknowledged.
The agenda was approved on a motion by Swanson and seconded by Barth. RCV: all ayes.
The minutes of the December meeting were approved on a motion by Barth and seconded by Swanson. RCV: all ayes.
There were no public comments.
A water project status report was given. All new customer services are tied in except for one at 1st/E Streets, 90% of the concrete work is finished, clean up will be done on Indiana Street and then the old fire hydrants will be removed.
Trustee Dittmar spoke about acoustical tile, restroom improvements, and refinish the flooring in the Auditorium. Swanson moved and Dittmar seconded a motion to proceed with refinishing the Auditorium floor per Rick Micek’s proposal of $794.80. RCV: all ayes. Swanson moved and Dittmar seconded a motion to proceed with updating the restroom area. RCV: all ayes. Dittmar will obtain more information on acoustical tile by the next meeting.
The Utica fire department requested the fire hall be hooked up to the same internet provider as the other Village offices. Dittmar moved and Swanson seconded a motion to switch the internet provider for the fire station to Windstream. RCV: all ayes. Dittmar moved to upgrade the clerk’s office to 10mg/sec and to change the maintenance shop to 10mg/sec if possible, and Swanson seconded the motion. RCV: all ayes.
Mowing charges for the BNSF Railroad ground were considered. The matter was tabled on a motion by Dittmar and seconded by Ehlers. RCV: all ayes.
The Knights of Columbus submitted a written request for a special designated liquor permit for an event to be held Feb. 26, 2017 at 170 3rd Street in the Parish Hall. Swanson moved to approve the special designated permit as submitted, and Barth seconded the motion. RCV: all ayes.
Swanson moved and Dittmar seconded a motion to set Feb. 6, 2017, as the date for the Public Hearing for the One and Six Year Road plan. RCV: all ayes.
Two unpaid mowing statements were considered. Swanson moved and Dittmar seconded a motion to file a special assessment lien against the two properties for unpaid mowing charges in 2016. RCV: all ayes.
The water deposit rates were discussed. The Clerk was instructed to contact the League office and area communities to see what their water deposit rates were.
The 2017 Fire Department/Rescue roster of members and officers was reviewed. Swanson moved and Dittmar seconded a motion to accept the roster as submitted. RCV: all ayes. Swanson moved and Barth seconded a motion to approve payment for the Fire Chief and NSVFA dues. RCV: all ayes.
There was no Sheriff’s report.
The Zoning Inspector’s report was given with one building permit application considered.
The Chair report was given. Items discussed were a meeting with a County Commissioner to discuss obtaining an easement for the Co-op project; the Co-op project has been delayed pending finalizing commitments & funding; the Commissioners took no action on the Board’s request for switching parcels of property on 1st Street near the County Maintenance shop.
The Maintenance report was given by Rick. Items discussed were: a valve at the water plant I malfunctioning but under warranty; loads of concrete from the water project have been hauled to the lagoons as rip rap; request for continuing education hours at January classes; update on water project work. Swanson moved and Dittmar seconded a motion to send Dylan to a water class on January 18th that is registration free. RCV: all ayes. Swanson moved and Barth seconded a motion to send both maintenance men to the annual Water Conference in Kearney on March 14-15. RCV: all ayes.
The Clerk’s report was reviewed. The status of water/sewer accounts receivable was reviewed; a resident’s complaint was considered; a request for internet upgrade was considered.
The Treasurer’s report was reviewed. Barth moved and Swanson seconded a motion to approve the corrected Nov 2016 treasurer’s report. RCV: all ayes. Swanson moved and Barth seconded a motion to approve the December treasurer’s report. RCV: all ayes.
Claims were reviewed. Barth moved and Ehlers seconded a motion to approve payment of all claims. RCV: all ayes.
Swanson moved and Ehlers seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:45pm. RCV: Ayes-Swanson, Ehlers, Dittmar, Olson. No-Barth.
The following claims were paid:
Seward Co. Public Power 4,212.77 Black Hills Energy 933.45
Windstream 825.20 Verizon Wireless 177.02
Kopchos Sanitation 185.50 Recycling Enterprises 230.00
Overhead Door 2,709.40 Colonial Supp. Ins. 758.73
American Legal Publishing 650.00 Utica Commercial Club 120.00
North Office Supply 20.03 Seward Co. Sheriff 517.80
Advanced Office Automation 15.00 Kathy Calder 140.00
Great Plains Pest Mgmt. 45.00 NE Public Health Lab 49.00
Mierau & Co, CPA 85.00 CNA Surety, clerk bond 100.00
Doug Pollak 40.00 Chase Card Services 91.36
Olsson Associates, eng 15,136.83 NE Rural Water Assoc. 150.00
Myers Construction, py req#2 98,091.45 Utica Parts/Service 65.41
Municipal Supply, Inc. 4,359.87 One-Call Concepts 87.87
Central Valley Ag 158.26 Jackson Services 150.27
EFTPS, pyrl tx 2,972.08 TASC, health svgs 603.52
Principal Life Group, ins. 321.81 MassMutual Financial 466.20
Wages 9,744.45 Beaver Hardware 494.74