Utica Nebraska Village Board of Trustees
February 1, 2021 Regular Meeting
The Village Board of Trustees met in regular session on February 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium. Notice of this meeting was given in advance by posting in three designated places and advance notification of the trustees by delivery. Roll call was answered by Trustees Swanson, Ohlsen, Baack, Powell and Micek. Also present were Gail Dishman, Stacey Anderson, Joyce Schriner, LaVern Stuhr, Ken Halvorsen, Dylan Wiemer and Rita Maier.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
The Open Meeting Act is located on the back wall.
Motion Baack, second Powell to accept minutes of January 4, 2021 regular meeting. RCV: all ayes
Public Comments: Joyce Schriner, temporary Senior Center Employee handed out a list of actions required by the state. She thought it would be good for the Trustees to understand what all is expected by the state, so they could understand the hours needed to complete.
#1 Stacey Anderson from Filament Essential Services, a non-profit organization presented the SOCS program for websites. Motion Baack, second Micek to enter into an agreement with Filament to help design a new website for the Village. RCV: all ayes
#2 PTO was discussed. Powell & Micek to finish changes on current PTO policy and check it with Village Attorney.
#3 Discussed various community positions that should be included on the Board of Health. List attached and made a part hereof. Motion Powell, second Micek to set up board with the various community positions. RCV: all ayes
#1 The Clerk did not receive a call back from Recycling Enterprises for addition cost of adding another bin.
Fire Chief Report: No report
Sheriff Report: Attached and made a part hereof. Motion Baack, second Powell to accept Sheriff’s report. RCV: all ayes
Zoning Inspector Report: No new permits. Inspector has received inquiries about Simonson property. Motion Powell, second Micek to accept Zoning Inspector’s report: RCV: all ayes.
Chairman Report: Chair reports because of Covid we should leave restrictions on auditorium rentals in place which is 50% capacity and 1 week between rentals. Gave updates about Senior Center, the Leadership Recertification application, and nuisance properties. Motion Ohlsen, second Powell to accept Chairman’s report. RCV: all ayes
Park Report: Attached and made a part hereof. The following Park Board recommendations were voted on. Motion Powell, second Baack to have the following staff roles for the swimming pool- Manager, Assistant Manager and Senior Lifeguard. RCV: all ayes
Motion Baack, second Micek to hire Kaitlyn Fehlhafer as Manager, Kate Hirschfeld as Assistant Manager, and Jaycee Stuhr as Senior Lifeguard. RCV: all ayes
Motion Micek, second Baack to set wages for entry level guard $10, Senior guard $12, Assistant Manager $13 and Manager $14 with a $.25 raise for each consecutive year worked. RCV: all ayes
Motion Powell, second Baack to set swim lessons at $25 for first child and $15 for each additional family member per household. RCV: all ayes
Motion Powell, second Micek to set pool rates at Daily $3, Punch Card $20 (10 punches), Individual Season Pass $40, and Household Season Pass $80. Ages 4 and under free. RCV: all ayes
Motion Baack, second Micek to set pool hours 1-8 pm, except for the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month when the pool would be open 1-9 pm. Pool rentals (private parties) could be from 8-9 pm except 1st & 3rd Fridays for the cost of $100. RCV: all ayes
Motion Micek, second Baack that from 5-6 Monday-Friday will be adult swim time and the rest of the time will be open swimming. RCV: all ayes
Motion Ohlsen, second Powell to add Collette Stelling and Desi Perry to the Park board for I year and then re-up them for a 3 year term in December 2021. RCV: all ayes
Motion Ohlsen, second Baack to accept Park Board Report. RCV: all ayes
Maintenance Report: Attached and made a part hereof. Motion Powell, second Baack to send Dylan to Nebraska Rural Water conference. RCV: all ayes
Motion Powell, second Baack to have Schmader Electric to check the lights at the ballfield. RCV: all ayes
Discussed Dylan helping the Village of Cordova’s water department. Okay with Trustees for him to help them out. Motion Micek, second Baack to pay Masonry Restoration $6140.50 for services and material already rendered on swimming pool painting project. RCV: all ayes Motion Baack, second Ohlsen to hire W.S Bunch Company to finish pool project for $5910. RCV: all ayes Motion Ohlsen, second Powell to have W.S. Bunch Company to clean up of pool. RCV: all ayes Motion Baack, second Powell to accept Maintenance report. RCV: all ayes
Clerk report: attached and made a part hereof. Auditorium rental rules passed out to be reviewed and the discuss at a later date. Board informed that the Village Face Book page had 900 visits during the recent snowstorm. Motion Baack, second Powell to accept Clerk’s report. RCV: all ayes
Treasurer report: Attached and made a part hereof. Motion Baack, second Micek to accept Treasurer’s report. RCV: all ayes
Keno Report: Attached and made a part hereof. Motion Baack, second Powell to accept Keno report. RCV: all ayes
Motion Powell, second Baack to adjourn at 10:05 pm. RCV: all ayes.
Claims: Walmart 127.87 supplies, USPS 317.90 postage, Officemax 213.99 equipment, One-call concepts 8.46 services, Centennial Public Schools 20 fee, Verizon 148.20 utilities, Nebraska State Treasury 92.72 fees, Central Valley Ag 698.98 fuel, CAN Surety 100 insurance, Pieper’s Inc 281.18 services, NE dept. of Revenue 1750.57 taxes, Norris Public Power 4599.17 utilities, J. Warren 30.37 refund, Black Hills Energy 1155 utilities, Mid-American Research 690.70 supplies, Windstream 175.58 utilities, K. Caulder 140, services, Verizon 148.20 utilities, Kopchos 186.50 services, Jackson Services 59.47 services, Mierau & Co 100 services, Seward County Independent 100.81 services, Fehlhafers Inc 18.97 postage, Recycling Enterprise 450 services, Seward County Sheriff 517.80 services, Wages 11628.80, benefits 2512.36, payroll taxes 4401.15.