May 1, 2017 – REGULAR MEETING
The Village Board of Trustees met in regular session at 7pm in the Auditorium. Notice of this meeting was given in advance by posting in three designated places, and advanced notification of the trustees by mail. Roll call was answered by Trustees Olson, Barth, Swanson, and Ehlers. Absent was Dittmar. Also present were Rick Hemphill 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 regular and special meetings in April were approved on a motion by Barth and seconded by Swanson. RCV: all ayes.
Chairman Olson gave a brief report on the water project.
Public nuisance properties were reviewed. One property was to have been brought into compliance by last Friday, but it wasn’t. The Sheriff’s Department will be contacted to issue a citation. Notification of the other property was sent.
Chairman Olson reported that for the Village to use LB840 funds, the Village should submit an application. Barth moved and Swanson seconded a motion to apply for LB840 funds for the sidewalk/street replacement project. RCV: all ayes.
The website policy was reviewed. Swanson moved and Ehlers seconded a motion to table any action for posting on the community website until further study is done. RCV: all ayes.
Village liability insurance was discussed. Since it has been years since it was last offered for bid, Barth moved and Swanson seconded a motion to advertise for bids for the village’s liability & insurance coverage. RCV: all ayes.
There was no Fire Chief report.
March and April logs for service calls were reviewed in the Sheriff’s report. Barth moved and Swanson seconded a motion to approve the Sheriff’s report. RCV: all ayes.
The Chair report was given with discussion on railroad crossing repairs, the Betterment Committee guidelines, and Heritage Days events.
Rick gave the Zoning Inspector report. Building permit applications were submitted from Nicholas Heater for a fence; David Daake for a residential addition; Rusty Bush for a front porch/deck; and David Donohoe for a new garage/cement work/fencing. The Bush’s permit was denied due to lack of setback requirements. Swanson moved and Ehlers seconded a motion to accept the Zoning Inspector’s report. RCV: all ayes.
Rick then gave the Maintenance report. Items discussed were: all materials from the compost site were hauled out; backflow preventers at the south well were inspected as required; Myers Construction repaired cracks in the south park sidewalk; pool preparation has begun and Rick Micek will be working on the bath house floors; opening day is tentatively scheduled for June 3rd at the pool; water repairs; west well maintenance and repair; continuing education class on May 23. Ehlers moved and Swanson seconded a motion to approve the Maintenance report. RCV: all ayes.
The Clerk’s report was reviewed. Water/sewer accounts payable, railroad crossing repairs & communication with BNSF, natural gas selection, and Zito Cablevision communication were items discussed.
The Treasurer’s report was approved on a motion by Swanson and seconded by Barth. RCV: all ayes. The budget comparison was reviewed.
Claims were reviewed. Swanson moved and Ehlers seconded a motion to approve payment of all claims. RCV: all ayes.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:10pm.
The following claims were paid:
Seward Co. Public Power 3,546.93 Black Hills Energy 648.31
Windstream 850.24 Verizon Wireless 174.70
Kopchos Sanitation 185.50 Recycling Enterprises 230.00
Utica Community Care 2,672.34 Joyce Schriner, reimb. 42.08
The Thompson Co. 13.87 Colonial Supp. Ins. 542.88
Seward Co. Independent 511.61 Larry Barth, work done 541.50
Mierau & Co, CPA 4,200.00 Roger Cradick, rent 450.00
Seward Co. Sheriff 517.80 Traf-O-Teria System 185.64
Garry Dittmar, work done 2,175.00 Kathy Calder 110.00
Kevin Sullivan Construction 4,978.64 General Fire/Safety 664.00
Butzke Construction 12,620.00 Don Olson, reimb. 37.38
WalMart Community 11.01 Chase Card Services 629.29
Eakes Office Products 251.70 Great Plains Pest Mgmt. 115.00
NE Public Health Lab 33.00 Doug Pollak 40.00
Olsson Assoc, eng. 6,921.68 Midwest Laboratories 193.70
MARC Corp. 1,718.00 Fehlhafer’s, Inc. 7.49
Van Kirk Sand/Gravel 1,500.00 Springer Electric 650.75
Don Sandman, reimb. 5.31 Utica Parts/Service 5.15
ACCO 519.00 PacNSave-Utica 377.93
Beaver Hardware 116.89 Principal Life Group, ins. 338.76
EFTPS, pyrl tx 2,925.88 MassMutual Financial 457.46
Central Valley Ag 174.00 Jackson Services 162.14
Advanced Office 15.00 Debra Day, reimb. 12.99