Regular Meeting Jun3, 2019
The Village Board of Trustees met in regular session at 7:00pm in the Auditorium. Notice of this meeting was given be posting in three designated places, and advance notification of the trustees by delivery. Trustees present were Olson, Swanson, Baack, Ohlsen, and Wiemer. Also present were Jonathan Jank, Craig Eberly, Greg and Wendy Dodson, Jay and Colette Stelling, Sharon Powell, Brent and Leah Daehling, Gail Dishman, Melissa Grantski, Craig Wolf, Andy Fehlhafer, Garry Dittmar, Dale Kaliff, and Rebecca Sandman.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The Open Meetings Act is posted in the entryway.
The agenda was approved on a motion by Swanson and seconded by Wiemer. RCV: all ayes.
Minutes of May meeting were approved on a motion by Ohlsen and seconded by Swanson. RCV: all ayes.
There were no public comments made.
Chairman Olson reported that Roadmaster promised to remove the rubble on E Street. The south approach on D Street will torn out and redone by Kevin Sullivan. On the north side approach it was decided that it will be left as it is. Kevin Sullivan’s bid of $17,192 was approved by a motion from Swanson and a second from Wiemer. RCV: all ayes. Another motion was made to approve the bid from Midwest Machinery for E street barricades of $1,644.00. The motion was made by Swanson and seconded by Baack. RCV: all ayes.
There was not information to report on the Library transfer.
Greg Dodson spoke about splitting the lot he purchased into 2 lots. The two lots would share a driveway and close off the 2nd street driveway. A motion to approve splitting the property in half was made by Ohlsen and seconded by Swanson. RCV: all ayes
The pool maintenance report was approved on a motion by Swanson and seconded by Wiemer. RCV: all ayes
Colette Stelling (Colt’s Corral) had a discussion about pool passes that were bought. Colette also wanted to know what she or the public could do to help open the pool on time next year.
Melissa Grantski held a discussion about Heritage Days. Melissa had said there will be no activities on Friday of Heritage Days. Melissa had requested that the pool would not charge admission to the pool on Sunday of Heritage days. This was approved on a motion by Ohlsen and a second by Baack. RCV: all ayes. A motion to approve closing of necessary streets was made by Swanson and seconded by Wiemer. RCV: all ayes.
Andy Fehlhafer spoke about mowing letters that were sent out.
There was a discussion held about Public Nuisance properties. It was made a motion by Swanson and a second by Wiemer that The Board will send one of the home owners a letter to clean up items. RCV: all ayes Two properties were designated nuisance properties, this was made a motion by Swanson seconded by Ohlsen, RCV: all ayes.
The Economic Review Committee recommended to approve the request of Brent and Leah Daehling (doing business as Old Cottonwood) for a business project. Ohlsen moved to accept the Economic Review Committee recommendation this was seconded by Swanson. RCV: all ayes.
Swanson made a motion to proceed with removing the stop sign at the west intersection of Ohio and E street; this was seconded by Baack. RCV: all ayes.
There was a discussion held about the fire pit ordinance. Swanson moved to introduce ordinance 772 seconded by Wiemer; regulating fire prevention and specifically stated fire pits, firewood must be unprocessed or virgin wood no stained, painted or varnished wood. RCV: all ayes. The rules of reading were suspended by Swanson and seconded by Baack. RCV: all ayes. Jim made a motion to Adopt and Pass Ordinance 772, this was seconded by Baack. RCV: all ayes.
There was a discussion on Rebecca Sandman’s wages. It was made a motion by Ohlsen to increase Rebecca’s wages by $2.00 per hour and back-pay her from May 5th, 2019 for the $2.00 increase in wages. This motion was seconded by Baack. No nays, Abstain-Wiemer.
The Sheriff’s report was reviewed. Ohlsen moved and Swanson seconded a motion to accept the report. RCV: all ayes.
The Fire Chief’s report was reviewed and there was no update on when the fire truck would be ready.
The Chair report was discussed. Notices were sent to residents that have vegetation over 6 inches. It was discussed to have a student from Centennial be an intern for the Village during the summer. Nicky Klanecky contacted Chairman Olson and stated there would be no cost to the Village, as it would be covered through a grant. Swanson moved to approve the student to intern, Baack seconded. No nays, Abstain-Wiemer
The Zoning Inspector report stated that the zoning inspector needs to check the light pole for Verizon. Swanson moved to accept Board of Adjustment’s recommendation to split the lot in half seconded by Ohlsen. No nays, Abstain-Wiemer
The Maintenance Report was discussed. Dale stated the Dave Cradick could do siding, but he needs more in order to finish the Village garages. It was also discussed about getting a new slide for park. A replacement slide would be $6,000 and a new one would be $22,000. It was made a motion by Baack to fix the street sweeper and the picnic shelter, Swanson seconded this motion. Nay- None, Abstain- Wiemer. It was also made a motion by Baack to flush hydrants at night from 10pm – 4am, and in changing this there would be no over time just changing of hours. The motion was seconded by Swanson. Nay – None Abstain – Wiemer. It was approved to send a letter out to a resident about a rental property. This was made a motion by Swanson and was seconded by Ohlsen. Nays- None Abstain- Wiemer. Ohlsen made a motion to buy two Mock 10 Water Meters, this was seconded by Swanson. Nays- None Abstain- Wiemer. Swanson made a motion to sell old water reel irrigation system parts, Ohlsen seconded. Nays- None, Abstain- Wiemer
The clerk’s report was reviewed and approved.
The Treasure’s report was reviewed and approved by Swanson and seconded by Baack. Nays- None, Abstain- Wiemer.
The keno report was reviewed and approved Swanson made the motion and seconded by Ohlsen. Nays- None, Abstain- Wiemer.
Wiemer’s letter of resignation was approved on a motion by Swanson, seconded by Ohlsen. Nays- None, Abstain- Wiemer
Claims were reviewed. Ohlsen moved and Swanson seconded a motion to approve payment of all claims. RCV: all ayes
The meeting was adjourned at 10:38pm.
The following claims were paid:
Norris Public Power 3,574.43 Garry Dittmar, Reimb 249.96
Verizon Wireless 272.34 Edwards Environmental 820.00
Pac N Save 94.85 CVA 771.99
Colonial Supp. Life 726.51 Utica Parts & Service 740.90
Seward Co. Independent 68.52 Ditch Witch 897.07
Seward Co. Sheriff 517.80 Sapp Bros. 1,659.27
Michael G. Mullally 627.00 Jackson Services 237.62
Kopchos 250.50 Beaver Hardware 347.45
Mierau & Co. 100.00 Gale’s Welding 6,284.56
GIS workshop 6,000.00 Fehlhafer’s 13.18
Eakes 76.93 Jim Swanson reimb. 1,000.00
Fire & Safety Equipment 620.15 Volzke Corp. 4.00
Great Plains Pest 252.00 United Industries 42.69
Blackburn Mfg. 93.06 Mid-American Chem. 2,106.15
Cline Williams Law 63.00 Aqua- Chem 1,438.68
Environment Lab. 33.00 Chuck Vandeloo Reimb. 75.00
NDEQ Fiscal Services 80,015.09 David Scott Masonry 1,050.00
Olsson 2,565.25 Dultmeier Sales 264.41
Core & Main 75.90 Chase Card 150.04
Mead Lumber & Rental 51.96 Walmart Card 1.00
Kathy Calder Reimb. 51.02 Menard’s 657.94
Orscheln’s Card 727.03 Employee Wages 9,128.52