Utica Nebraska Village Board of Trustees
January 4, 2021 Regular Meeting
The Village Board of Trustees met in regular session on January 4, 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 Gale Dishman, Jonathan Jank, Dylan Wiemer and Rita Maier.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
The Open Meeting Act is located on the back wall.
The agenda was approved by a motion from Baack, second Powell RCV: all ayes
Motion Baack, second Powell to accept minutes of December 7 regular meeting and December 8 organizational meeting. PCV: all ayes.
Public Comments: Jonathan Jank reported that Utica was going to be highlighted for the 1st street project with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.
#1 Motion Powell, second Baack, to approve ordinance # 2021-1 to adopt the Nebraska Basic Code of Ordinances 2021. RCV: all ayes.
#2 Motion Ohlsen, second Baack to approve resolution #2021-2 to establish policy for “Application to Construct in City Right-of-Way”. RCV: all ayes
#3 Motion Baack, second Micek to approve resolution #2021-3 to appropriate up to $35000 from LB840 funds as investment to Seward County Rural Workforce Housing Fund as advised by Utica Economic Review Committee. RCV: all ayes.
#4 Motion Ohlsen, second Powell to accept Landlord-owner consent form. RCV: Ayes Ohlsen, Powell, Baack, and Swanson. Nay: Micek
#5 Discussed proposal from Website designers SOCS. Decided to get more information and possible presentation to February’s meeting.
#6 Discussed PTO changes. Motion Baack, second Micek to table until February meeting. RCV: all ayes
#7 Discussed possible village positions that should be included on the Board of Health. Discussed that the committee should be called Board of Health and Safety. Will discuss further at February meeting.
#8 Discussed request to have alcohol with auditorium rental. Motion Baack, second Powell if an event is over 50 people and they want to have alcohol they must use a licensed liquor vender. RCV: all ayes
#9 Discussed helping the Senior Center out because of the inability to have fund raisers because of Covid. Motion Baack, second Micek for village to pay the Senior Center’s phone, gas and electric utilities until otherwise determined. RCV: all ayes
Motion Ohlsen, second Baack to pay J. Schriner $17 per hour to preform necessary requirements for the Senior Center. RCV: all ayes
#10 Discussed progress of nuisance properties. The Chairman will check if funds available to help owner tear down a house. Discussed property owner of another residence.
Fire Chief report: None
Sheriff report: attached and made a part hereof. Resident commented on loud vehicles at 2:00 am.
Motion Baack, second Powell to accept Sheriff report. RCV: all ayes
Zoning Inspector Report: nothing new currently. Discussed access road & decided an easement clause between parties would be best. Motion Powell, second Micek to approve zoning inspector report.
RCV: all ayes
Chairman’s report: Shared the letter he sent to the State Transportation Planner to slower speed limits. Motion Baack, second Powell to accept Chairman’s report. RCV: all ayes
Park Report: Had a second opinion about work done on the swimming pool. Will send letter to Mr. Scott about plans. Motion Baack, second Micek to accept Park report. RCV: all ayes
Maintenance report: attached and made a part hereof. Resident commented that recycled boxes should be broken down and plastic jugs crushed. Motion Baack, second Powell to accept Maintenance report. RCV: all ayes
Clerk’s report: attached and made a part hereof. Also discussed a water account that had not been turned off or billed. Read a thank you from Don Olson and told about a go-cart seen on the streets.
Motion Powell, second Baack to accept Clerk’s report. RCV: all ayes
Treasurer’s report: attached and made a part hereof. Motion Baack, second Powell to accept Treasurer’s report. RCV: all ayes
Keno report: attached and made a part hereof. Motion Baack, second Ohlsen to accept Keno report.
RCV: all ayes
Claims were reviewed with a motion Baack, second Ohlsen to approve claims. RCV: all ayes
Motion Powell, second Baack to adjourn at 9:35 pm. RCV: all ayes
Claims: Mid-American Research, supplies $774.75; Midwest service, repairs 276.08; Masonry Restoration, repairs 5550; Nebraska State Volunteers, dues 460; City of York, services 83.75; Quadient Finance, postage 401.78, NE Dept of Revenue, tax 1989.55; Norris Public Power, services 3945.38; Sports Express, uniforms 326.20; Walmart, supplies 84.67; USPS, postage 58.35; Kopchos, services 186.50; Mierau & Co, services 100; Verizon, services 113.56; Seward Independent, services 36.21; E. Slauter, mileage 87.21; Seward County Treasurer, services 100; M. Mullally, services 80; Nebraska Rural Water, dues 150; A. Frye, refund 32.90; Black Hills, services 824.60; Great Plains Pest Maintenance, services 205; Beaver Hardware, supplies 334.06; Interstate Welding, services 200; Pac N Save, supplies 81.58; USA blue book, supplies 131.32; Advanced Office Automation, services 21.65; K Caulder, services 150;
Nebraska Public Health, services 33; Recycling Enterprise, services 450; Seward County Sheriff, services 517.80; St Paul Lutheran School, services 855; Windstream, services 904.86; Utica Parts & Repair, repairs 4515.32; D Wren, refund 7.11; Jackson Services, services 58.53; Central Valley Ag, fuel 600; wages 15146.58; Benefits 1495.26; taxes 4879.51.