PROCEEDINGS – VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF EQUALIZATION SPECIAL MEETING
October 12, 2021
A Meeting of the Board of Equalization of the Village of Mead, NE was held October 12, 2021 at the Mead Community Building. Chairman Thorson called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Notice of the meeting was provided in advance thereof by posting notice at the Bank of Mead, U.S. Post Office and the Village Office as shown by the certificate of posting notice attached to these minutes. Advance notice was also provided in the Wahoo Newspaper and to the Chairman and all members of the Board of Equalization. All proceedings were held while the convened meeting was open to the public. Answering roll call were Chairman William Thorson; Trustees Jason Felty, Jason Lee, and Richard Wielage. Absent was Trustee Daniel Simon. Also present was Clerk June Moline. Guests were Julie Ogden, Lola Swanson, Terry and Kylee Hickman, John Vogt, Mary Vogt, and Karen and George Robertson.
Chairman Thorson called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
The posting of the Open Meetings Law was noted.
Motion by Wielage, second by Thorson, to adopt the agenda. Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-absent, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 4-0.
Chairman Thorson stated the purpose of the meeting was to set assessments for District 2018-1.
Street Superintendent, Julie Ogden, presented a summary of District 2018-1 which encompasses the paving of N. Oak Street. She explained the portions of the project that the property owners will be assessed and how the assessments were arrived at, based on location from the street. Property owners would be assessed 50% of those costs as approved by the Board of Trustees at their August 10 meeting. She explained the process for making payment on the assessments.
Thorson called for public input. Lola Swanson inquired as to the 2018 report showing she would not be assessed for the paving, but on the current outline she is. Ogden stated that her property would have use of Oak Street to access her property. Mary and John Vogt questioned why John and Marlene Vogt were being assessed at all as their property sits one property east of the intersection of First and Oak Street. Ogden reported that with paving a street the Vogt property should increase in value due to having a concrete street nearby as to having a street that is rocked.
Following discussion, Lee introduced Resolution 21-17, Levy Special Assessments in District No. 2018-1. Felty seconded the motion. Vote: Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-absent, Thorson-yes; motion carried 4-0.
Motion by Lee, second by Thorson, to adopt Resolution 21-17, Levy Special Assessment against property located in District 2018-1 of the village. Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-absent, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 4-0.
RESOLUTION NO. 21-17
A RESOLUTION OF THE CHAIRPERSON AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, NEBRASKA, TO LEVY SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS AGAINST PROPERTY LOCATED IN PAVING DISTRICT NO. 2018-1 OF THE VILLAGE.
Motion by Wielage, second by Felty, to adjourn at 6:34 p.m. Vote: Lee-yes, Simon-absent, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 4-0.
William Thorson, Chairman
June Moline, Clerk