PROCEEDINGS – VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
October 8, 2019
A Regular Meeting of the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, NE was held October 8, 2019 at the Village Office. Chairman Guyle 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 to the Chairman and all members of the Board of Trustees. All proceedings were held while the convened meeting was open to the public. Answering roll call were Chairman Gary Guyle, Trustees Jason Felty, William Thorson, Richard Wielage, and Rodney Wimer. Also present were Clerk June Moline and Police Chief Jerry Carlson. Guests were Josh Girmus, Craig Reinsch, Sarah Meuli, and Lee Feldhaus.
The posting of the Open Meetings Law was noted.
Motion by Wielage, second by Thorson, to adopt the agenda. Vote: Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 5-0.
The minutes of the September 10 Regular Meeting, Public Hearing, and Budget Hearing were accepted.
Motion by Thorson, second by Wielage, to approve the Treasurer’s Report showing $821,696.59 total checking/savings balance ending September 30, 2019. Vote: Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Wimer, second by Felty, to approve Certificate of Payment #6 to Maquire Iron LLC in the amount of $27,000.00 for tower erection. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Wielage, second by Thorson, to approve the claims of $182,791.80 for payment, with Wimer abstaining on check #3378. Vote: Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0. Claims being:
|131791||Big Red Home Improvement||Repair – Door at Park Restroom||$1,261.00|
|131792||Lee’s Wallpaper and Painting||Paint Library Exterior||$1,500.00|
|4258||Midwest Laboratories Inc||Water Tests||$124.00|
|27||Olsson||Professional Fees – Water Project 8/4/19 – 9/7/19||$18,456.35|
|131794||Raider-Nation Autoplex||Oil Change Mower||$25.99|
|3857||Raider-Nation Autoplex||Repairs Sewer Jetter||$261.52|
|131807||Matrix Trust Company||414(h) Plan||$437.62|
|625||Village of Mead||Refund Utility Deposit Account #1030||$150.00|
|131808||Bromm, Lindahl, et al||Attorney Fees – Ordinances Nuisances, Water, Sewer||$38.66|
|4260||Bromm, Lindahl, et al||Attorney Fees – Ordinances Nuisances, Water, Sewer||$38.67|
|3367||Bromm, Lindahl, et al||Attorney Fees – Ordinances Nuisances, Water, Sewer||$38.67|
|4261||Hawkins Inc||Water Product||$1,584.10|
|131809||Nebraska Library Commission||Overdrive 10/1/19 through 9/30/20||$500.00|
|131810||Nicholas Raver||Cell Phone Sep 2019||$70.00|
|131811||NLK Properties LLC||Quonset #25 Rent, Electricity||$356.50|
|4262||NLK Properties LLC||Quonset #25 Rent, Electricity||$356.50|
|3368||NLK Properties LLC||Quonset #25 Rent, Electricity||$356.50|
|131812||OfficeNet||Office, Cleaning Supplies||$166.53|
|131813||Bomgaars||Repairs – Sprayer||$10.30|
|4264||Bomgaars||Repairs – Sprayer||$5.00|
|3370||Bomgaars||Repairs – Sprayer||$5.00|
|4265||NE Public Health Environmental Lab||Water Tests||$252.00|
|131814||Petty Cash||Postage, Office Supplies, Mileage||$14.93|
|4266||Petty Cash||Postage, Mileage, Office Supplies||$21.52|
|3371||Petty Cash||Postage, Mileage, Office Supplies||$19.91|
|3372||Core and Main||Meter Add-on’s||$8,199.10|
|4268||First National Bank||Interest – Water Loan||$3,976.60|
|131815||Daniel’s Construction||Tree Removal||$900.00|
|131816||Mead Signs||Signs (3)||$75.00|
|131817||Scott Subbert||Reimburse 1/2 Building Permit #18-17||$10.00|
|131818||Wahoo Tree||Tree Removal||$240.00|
|4269||Water Engineering Inc||Water Product||$591.14|
|131819||Big Red Home Improvement||Repair Streets (5)||$7,260.00|
|131827||Matrix Trust Company||414(h) Plan||$437.62|
|92619||Internal Revenue Service||SS/Med/Fit Sep 2019||$2,269.72|
|92719||NE Dept of Revenue||SIT Qtr 3 2019||$1,081.19|
|131828||Black Hills Energy||Natural Gas||$24.90|
|4271||Thoroughbred Systems||ACH Module, Training||$210.00|
|3375||Thoroughbred Systems||ACH Module, Training||$210.00|
|626||Village of Mead Water Fund||Refund Interest 10/1/18 – 9/30/19||$7.47|
|93019||NE Dept of Revenue||Sales Tax Sep 2019||$1,439.94|
|4267||Core and Main||Meter Add-on’s||$20,000.00|
|131832||Chase Card Services||Library Supplies||$20.14|
|131833||Petty Cash – Library||Postage||$5.33|
|131834||Inspro Insurance||Insurance 10/1/19 – 9/30/20||$10,347.00|
|4273||Inspro Insurance||Insurance 10/1/19 – 9/30/20||$3,752.00|
|3377||Inspro Insurance||Insurance 10/1/19 – 9/30/20||$2,111.00|
|4274||One Call Concepts||Locate Fee||$5.38|
|627||Jennie Anderson||Reimburse Utility Deposit||$150.00|
|3378||AWS Well Co||Slip Cap||$14.50|
|131836||Frontier Cooperative Co||Fuel||$48.49|
|4275||Frontier Cooperative Co||Fuel||$57.96|
|3379||Frontier Cooperative Co||Fuel, Grazon||$57.96|
|171||Bank of Mead||Loan 3595||$25,083.97|
|29||Maguire Iron Inc||Tower Erection||$27,000.00|
|131838||Miller Property & Lawn Service||Building Inspections (9)||$180.00|
|131839||Wells Fargo Bank||Ethanol Plant Tax Sep 2019||$22,706.46|
|131840||Omaha Public Power District||Electricity||$989.66|
|4276||Omaha Public Power District||Electricity||$295.92|
|3381||Omaha Public Power District||Electricity||$200.98|
|4277||One Call Concepts||Locate Fee||$4.14|
Sarah Meuli, Verizon, stated she was reporting on future small cell technology. The Nebraska legislature recently passed the Small Cell Act which makes the process more streamlined for carriers. She discussed placement of various types of panels that could be provided to the community by mounting at specific locations. This would enhance the signal providing wider coverage and increased data speed.
Craig Reinsch, Olsson, presented bids for the installation of a water line to connect the water main to the new water tower. Bids received were: Vrba Construction, Inc. Schuyler, $45,403.00 and ME Collins Contracting Co, Inc. for $59,752.00.
Motion by Felty, second by Guyle, to award the contract to connect the water main to the new water tower at a cost of $45,403.00 to Vrba Construction, Inc. contingent upon approval by the USDA. Vote: Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Discussion was held on placing a fence around the perimeter of the water site, aggregate the drive to the building only, and electrical service. It was agreed to provide 3-phase underground service to the site at a cost of $52,652.00.
Lee Feldhaus inquired as to when the meter add-on’s would be in place. Clerk Moline indicated that the meters that have been budgeted for our here and as soon as the new computer is set up, the representative for Sensus arrives to upgrade Sensus, and the Clerk has completed a six-hour training session from Thoroughbred the add-on’s will be ready to place in operation. Utility Superintendent Raver also must attach the meter add-on’s to the current meters prior to placing the add-on’s in service. Moline anticipates the date as the October reading date; no later than the November reading date.
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:
The minutes of the September 23 Regular Meeting and permits issued were accepted. Permits being: 19-15 Josh Girmus – place a house and garage at 1446 Girmus Drive; 19-16 William Thorson – place the depot building at Bal. Tr. 7 Mead, 35-15-8; and 19-17 Gary Preister – construct a residential/general purpose building at 1059 Gassert Drive. Reported was action taken to approve small lot splits to Donna Darnell and Raymond Kucera, Jr. and voided Building Permits 18-17 and 19-07.
Motion by Thorson, second by Wimer, to approve Building Permit 19-18 to Girmus Investments LLC to construct a shop and office and 6’ fence, well and septic at 1058 Sunburst Lane and a well and septic at 1446 Girmus Drive to Josh Girmus. Vote: Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Thorson, second by Wielage, to approve construction of two wells and a septic to Gary Preister at 1059 Gassert Drive. Vote: Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.
The minutes of the September 16 Library Board meeting were accepted.
POLICE / ZONING ADMINISTRATOR / NUISANCE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER REPORT: Jerry Carlson
Carlson presented the Monthly Police Report and reported that the homeowners of the property located at 419 S. Spruce Street is seeking an extension on Resolution 19-16, Nuisance Abatement due to the homeowners health. Carlson indicated there has been much improvement made with the clean-up of the property. Discussion was held on recent vandalisms and lots requiring maintenance.
Motion by Felty, second by Wimer, to approve an extension of Resolution 19-16, Nuisance Abatement until November 11, 2019. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes; motion carried 5-0.
CLERK REPORT: June Moline
Moline presented a list of meters requiring maintenance, status of meter add-on’s, receipt of the new office computer, and consideration of restaurants and dates for the Appreciation Dinner.
Motion by Guyle, second by Thorson, to approve second reading of Ordinance No. 734, Water Installation Guidelines and Ordinance No. 735, Weed and Tree Removal Guidelines. Vote: Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Wimer, second by Felty, to approve local recommendations for a Special Designated Liquor License to the Mead Days Association to sell alcohol for a fundraiser for Mead High School Post Prom on December 31, 2019 at the Community Building and a Special Designated Liquor License to the Mead Volunteer Fire Department to sell alcohol on February 15, 2020 at the Mead Fire Hall for a Wild Game Feed. Vote: Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Moline presented a consideration from Attorney Freeman-Caddy to amend the “Unsafe Building” Municipal Code.
Motion by Guyle, second by Wimer, to adjourn at 7:35 p.m. Vote: Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Gary Guyle, Chairman
June Moline, Clerk