Utica Nebraska Village Board of Trustees
October 5, 2020 Regular Meeting
The Village Board of Trustees met in regular session on October 5, 2020 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 Olson, Swanson, Ohlsen, Baack, and Powell. Also present were Gale Dishman, Curtis Dermer, Jeff Adler, Dylan Wiemer and Rita Maier.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
The Open Meeting Act is located on the entry wall.
The agenda was approved by a motion from Swanson, second Baack. RCV: all ayes
Motion Ohlsen, second Swanson to accept minutes of September 8 regular meeting. RCV: all ayes
No public comments.
Motion Swanson, second Powell to table Zito Proposal until November meeting when more information can be available. RCV: all ayes
Gail Dishman outlined plans of the Commercial Club for Trunk or Treat event to be held October 30.
Motion Swanson, second Baack to allow Trunk or Treat event if held in the gravel parking lots south of 1st street instead of on the street. RCV: all ayes Motion Swanson, second Powell that the Village should participate in the event. RCV: all ayes. Village clerk volunteered to handle the village’s entry.
Motion Swanson, second Powell to enter resolution 2020-11 allowing chairman to sign Municipal Annual Certification of Program Compliance Form 2020. RCV: all ayes.
Motion Swanson, second Ohlsen to replace leg caps on auditorium chairs and tables and enter into an agreement with Rick Micek to redo auditorium floor. RCV: All ayes
Discussed A-1 Southern Cooking proposal. All though the board wishes them well, the board does not feel the auditorium is the appropriate venue for his venture.
Board terms are okay.
Discussed changes to the Employee’s handbook. Clerk to make the necessary changes.
Motion Swanson, Second Ohlsen to approve Determination of Nuisance Property at 1085 G street. RCV: all ayes.
Discussed Verizon tablets. Motion Powell, second Swanson to remove them from our plan when contract is up. RCV: all ayes
Fire Chief report presented by Curtis Dermer. Motion Swanson, second Baack to contact Great Plains Pest Management to add the Fire station to our plan for control of mice. RCV: all ayes
Motion Swanson, second Powell to accept Fire Chief report. RCV: all ayes
Sheriff report was presented by Deputy Travis Grantski. He is our new Village liaison. Motion Swanson, second Ohlsen to accept Sheriff report. RCV: all ayes.
Zoning Inspector report: Inspector reported on approved permits. Discussed Easement Permit. Swanson to get more information on this. Motion Swanson, second Ohlsen to accept Zoning Inspector report. RCV: all ayes
Chairman report: He reported that the small basketball hoop made by Don Sandman is at the tennis courts now. The E street railroad cross arms are down. It may take a while for engineers to stop blowing their whistle there, as they have been doing so for a long time. The main seam of the swimming pool is broke and will be fixed by the pool repairman. He talked to the owner of the trailer at 755 3rd street about removing it. Motion Swanson, second Powell to accept Chairman’s report. RCV: ayes- Swanson, Powell, Ohlsen, and Baack. Abstain-Olson
Motion Swanson, second Ohlsen to give Don Sandman $50 of Utica bucks for the work done on basketball hoop. RCV: all ayes
Motion Swanson, second Powell to appoint Gale Dishman to the Park Board. RCV: all ayes.
Park report: The park board met and discussed for the 2021 pool season,a tall lifeguard chair for the wading pool, to pay for the lifeguard’s certification, having a uniform swim suit allowance, dates for filling the pool and opening date, allowing spectators in street clothes in pool area for a small entrance fee, continuing Friday Family Nights and having wading pool rules that a child can not be in the wading pool unless accompanied by a care giver of 13 years or older. Motion Swanson, second Baack to accept Park report. RCV: all ayes
Maintenance report: attached and made a part hereof. Motion Swanson, second Baack to send letters to area residents of 1st & G street that fill sewer with non-flushable items. RCV: all ayes. Motion Swanson, second Powell to accept Maintenance report. RCV: all ayes
Clerks report: Attached and made a part hereof. Motion Baack, second Swanson that the full amount of water/sewer bill for 501 Indiana is due with a letter explaining the due diligence to find a problem with the billing or meter and none was found. RCV: all ayes. Motion Swanson, second Powell to write off amount owed for water/sewer at 601 G street. Lien is filed on property. Motion Swanson, second Baack to go ahead with ACH payment for water/sewer bills. RCV: all ayes Motion Swanson, second Baack to accept Clerks report. RCV: all ayes.
Treasurers report: attached and made a part hereof. Motion Swanson, second Powell to accept Treasurers report. RCV: all ayes
Keno report: attached a made a part hereof. Motion Swanson, second Baack to accept Keno report.
Claims were inspected. Motion Swanson, second Ohlsen to approve claims. RCV: all ayes
Motion Swanson, second Baack to go into Executive Meeting for evaluation of employees at 9:40pm RCV: all ayes.
Motion Swanson, second Ohlsen to come out of executive session at 10:36pm. RCV: all ayes.
Motion Swanson, second Baack to accept the employee evaluations developed by the Board and to place them in the employee files and to discuss the evaluation with each employee. RCV: all ayes
Motion Powell, second Baack that when hiring a swimming pool manager that they must also be a certified lifeguard and to begin the search for a manager immediately. RCV: all ayes
Motion Swanson, second Ohlsen to adjourn meeting at 10:50pm. RCV: all ayes
Claims: Norris Public Power, services 4262.71; Dankers Concrete, labor 6781.50; League Association of Risk Management, insurance 40199; American Swing Products, repairs 41.61; R Sandman, supples 114.10; R Micek, supplies 15.03; Akrs, equipment 12000; Nebraska Public Health, services 33; Barco Municipal Products, supplies 383.69; Mid-American Research, chemicals 419.20; Peeks Construction, repairs 1658.12; Pankoke Construction, repairs 3662; Michael Mullally, services 60; Rose Equipment, repairs 356.53; Seward County Chamber and Economic Development, dues 6180; Viking Industrial Painting, repairs 18000; Nebraska Equipment, repairs 37.53; Nebraska Dept of Revenue, taxes 2139.85;
USPS, postage 11.10; Walmart, equipment 149.68; SAM, dues 349; Windstream, utilities 901.76; Kopchos, services 203.50; Recycling Enterprise, services 450; Seward County Sheriff, services 517.80; Jackson Services, services 83.53; Central Valley Ag, fuel 317.19; Fehlhafers Inc, services 35; Mierau, services 100; Utica Parts & Service, repairs 3908.82; Black Hills, utilities 286.94; J. Schriner, supplies 6.23; Seward County Independent, publishing 235.30; Beaver Hardware, repairs 301.82; Pieper’s Pottys, services 75; Maxwell Products, supplies 2961.81; One Call Concepts, services 37.29; K. Calder, services 140; Mid-American Research, supplies 127; Core & Main, supplies 793.60; Verizon, utilities 279.64; Great Plains Pest Management, services 171; wages 19618.50; benefits 2110.94; payroll taxes 6148.10