March 4, 2019 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 advance notification of the trustees by delivery. Roll call was answered by Trustees Olson, Baack, Ohlsen, Swanson, and Wiemer. Also present were Sharon Powell, Gail Dishman, Kelly Hartshorn, Dale Kaliff, and Rebecca Sandman.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
The Open Meetings Act is located on the entry wall.
The agenda was approved by a motion from Swanson, and seconded by Ohlsen. RCV: all ayes.
Minutes of the February meeting were approved on a motion from Swanson and the second from Baack. RCV: all ayes.
Public Comments: comments about snow removal were heard.
A Pay Request to Blue River Electric in the amount of $10,756.80 was considered. Swanson moved and Baack seconded a motion to approve payment of Pay Request #2 to Blue River Electric for materials in the amount of $10,756.80. RCV: all ayes.
Chairman Olson submitted a water tower maintenance bid form to be used to solicit bids for water tower maintenance. Swanson moved and Wiemer seconded a motion to approve the form for tower maintenance bids. RCV: all ayes.
The Sheriff’s agreement was tabled until next month.
An application for a special designated liquor permit from JW’s Catering was considered. Swanson moved and Wiemer seconded a motion to approve the special designated liquor permit from JW’s Catering for an April 13 event at the Auditorium. RCV: all ayes.
Chairman Olson reported on current liability coverage through LARM. If the Board is interested in soliciting insurance bids, LARM must be given 180 days notice. Ohlsen moved and Baack seconded a motion to give formal notice to LARM members that the Village will be seeking bids for insurance coverage. RCV: all ayes.
Discussion was held about a mini-pig residing within the city limits, which is in direct conflict with Ordinance #740. The clerk was instructed to send a letter to the resident and give a 30-day notice to move the pig out of the city limits.
Public nuisance properties were reviewed. An inspection will be held in March and problems will be addressed at the April meeting.
A complaint was received from a resident of a mailbox that was damaged during snow removal. Several photos were reviewed. Ohlsen moved and Swanson seconded a motion that while there is no evidence that the Village was responsible for the damage to the mailbox, in the effort to promote good relations with the public; the Village will offer $25 toward replacement. RCV: all ayes.
Applications for seasonal employees were reviewed. Swanson moved and Baack seconded a motion to hire Kelly Hartshorn as ball field manager. RCV: all ayes. Swanson moved and Wiemer seconded a motion to hire Charles Vandeloo and Don Sandman for part-time seasonal maintenance and mowing work. RCV: all ayes. Swanson moved and Wiemer seconded a motion to hire David Cradick and Earl Slauter as mowing help only. RCV: all ayes. Swanson moved and Baack seconded a motion to keep wages for part-time seasonal help at $14.00 per hour. RCV: all ayes. Applications were then reviewed for pool employees. Swanson moved and Baack seconded a motion to hire all applicants (5 returning guards and 2 new guards) and to appoint Annie Kmoch as assistant manager. RCV: all ayes.
Applications for the clerk/treasurer position will be reviewed once the requested applications have been submitted. A special meeting will be called to review applications and set interviews.
The Sheriff’s report was reviewed. Swanson moved and Baack seconded a motion to accept the report. RCV: all ayes.
There was no Fire Chief or Zoning Inspector report.
Items discussed in the Chair report were: the CVA project has been scaled back; status of railroad negotiations.
Dale gave the Maintenance report. Items discussed were: pool maintenance/repairs; request to purchase hydrant markers; water leak at 4th/D Streets; Johnson Service Co. will clean sewer lines as soon as weather permits; request to purchase brass fittings for inventory; request to purchase 47B sand and rock salt to stockpile for use on streets; a snow blade was replaced and would like to get another as a replacement; request purchase of nozzles for sprayer to control weeds. Swanson moved and Baack seconded a motion to purchase 18 hydrant markers ($486) and two Boomless nozzles at $200 each for weed control. RCV: all ayes.
The Clerk’s report was reviewed. Water/sewer accounts, dog and animal complaints, and annual clean-up day with Seward Kiwanis Club were discussed.
The Treasurer’s report was approved on a motion from Swanson and seconded by Wiemer. RCV: all ayes. The 2017-18 Annual Financial Audit was approved as prepared on a motion from Swanson and seconded by Baack. RCV: all ayes.
The Keno report was approved on a motion by Swanson and seconded by Wiemer. RCV: all ayes.
Claims were reviewed. Swanson moved and Baack seconded a motion to pay all claims, except to Utilities Section until it is clarified. RCV: all ayes.
Swanson moved to enter into executive session at 9:17pm to discuss negotiations. Wiemer seconded the motion. RCV: all ayes. No action was taken in closed session. Ohlsen moved to return to open session at 9:44pm, and Swanson seconded the motion. RCV: all ayes. Swanson moved and Baack seconded a motion to authorize the Village to apply for LB840 funds toward the CVA project. RCV: all ayes.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:45pm.
The following claims were paid:
Norris Public Power Dist. 4,544.79 Windstream 797.31
Black Hills Energy 1,432.15 Verizon Wireless 272.46
Emergency Apparatus 5,188.43 Kopchos Sanitation 207.50
Utica Community Care 1,886.36 U.S. Foods 262.44
Ardee Rut, reimb. 71.00 Merle’s Garden Ctr 168.08
PacNSave 361.83 Seward Co. Indep. 130.84
Speidell Monuments 2,368.00 Seward Co. Sheriff 517.80
Kathy Calder 120.00 WalMart Community 80.13
Great Plains Pest Mgmt. 50.00 Advanced Office 5.63
JR’s Bobcat Trenching 3,775.06 NE Public Health Lab 391.00
Municipal Supply, Inc. 809.04 NMPP Energy 123.38
Orscheln Farm/Home 143.64 Midwest Sales/Service 113.60
USA Blue Book 335.24 Dylan Wiemer, reimb. 103.73
Central States Hydraulic 988.02 Garry Dittmar, reimb. 86.40
BNSF Railway Co. 633.00 Mierau & Co, CPA 100.00
Utica Parts/Service 6,660.53 Olsson, eng. 526.73
Breeza Fans 133.52 Colonial Supp. Ins. 458.96
Delta Dental, prem. 91.56 Lincoln Nat’l Life ins. 185.39
Central Valley Ag 291.66 Jackson Services 197.61
Blue River Electric 10,756.80 York News-Times 363.36
Ace Hardware 15.98 TASC, health svgs 531.00
Fehlhafer’s, Inc. 35.00 Chase Card Services 620.11
EFTPS, pyrl tx 3,296.36 MassMutual Financial 812.54
Eakes Office Solutions 88.68 Recycling Enterprises 230.00
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