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PROCEEDINGS – VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES

November 9, 2021

 

A Regular Meeting of the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, NE was held November 9, 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 to 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 William Thorson, Trustees Jason Felty, Jason Lee, and Richard Wielage.  Absent was Trustee Daniel Simon.  Also present was Clerk Moline.  Guests were Lisa Flesner, Pam Adams, Levi Durnal, and Ed Schroeder.

 

The posting of the Open Meetings Law was noted.

 

Motion by Lee, second by Felty, to adopt the agenda.  Vote:  Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-absent, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 4-0.

 

The minutes of the October 12 Regular Meeting, October 12 Board of Equalization Special Meeting, and October 26 Special Meeting were accepted.

 

Motion by Wielage, second by Thorson, to approve the Treasurer’s Report showing $911,951.38 total checking/savings balance ending October 31, 2021.  Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-no, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 4-0.

 

Simon entered the meeting at 6:03 p.m.

 

Motion by Felty, second by Wielage, to approve the claims of $24,482.55 for payment.  Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes; motion carried 5-0.  Claims being:

 

132817 92West Website Support $89.00
132818 Read Aloud Nebraska Library Workshop $17.50
98 Olsson Professional Fees -Water Project $729.00
132819 Saunders Co Register of Deeds Release Lien $10.00
132820 ME Collins Contracting Culvert 411 E Fourth St $480.00
4733 ME Collins Contracting Culvert 411 E Fourth St $480.00
4009 ME Collins Contracting Culvert 411 E Fourth St $480.00
132821 Menards – Elkhorn Chain Saw $121.00
4734 Menards – Elkhorn Chain Saw, Cleaning Supplies $77.54
4010 Menards – Elkhorn Chain Saw $60.49
4735 NE Public Health Env Lab Water Tests $53.00
132822 OfficeNet Office Supplies $179.34
4736 OfficeNet Office Supplies $89.66
4011 OfficeNet Office Supplies $89.66
132823 Petty Cash Postage, Mileage $8.02
4737 Petty Cash Postage, Mileage $28.83
4012 Petty Cash Postage, Mileage $4.63
4738 Wahoo Utilities Contractor Services $1,027.97
102121 Matrix Trust Company 414(h) Plan $224.95
102221 Internal Revenue Service SS/Med/FIT Oct 2021 $1,959.46
4740 Olsson Professional Fees – SCADA $1,172.98
4741 Hawkins Inc Water Product $486.18
132833 Nationwide Bond – Chairman $100.00
4015 Jill Leise Adj Invoice $396.00
4742 Jill Leise Adj Invoice $21.78
102521 Kinetic Business Telephone $203.38
132834 Bomgaars Repairs Weedeater, Padlock $46.96
4743 Bomgaars Repairs Weedeater $13.49
4016 Bomgaars Repairs Weedeater $13.49
132835 Inspro Insurance Insurance Delete Tractor, Add Lawnmower $14.34
4744 Inspro Insurance Insurance Delete Tractor, Add Lawnmower, Adj Shed $31.33
4017 Inspro Insurance Insurance Delete Tractor, Add Lawnmower $14.33
132836 Raider-Nation Autoplex Battery Pick-up $45.36
4745 Raider-Nation Autoplex Battery Pick-up $45.35
4018 Raider-Nation Autoplex Battery Pick-up $45.35
102621 Windstream Telephone $247.13
102721 Windstream Telephone $119.81
102821 Windstream Telephone $119.81
132837 Bromm, Lindahl, et al Legal Fees $108.50
4746 Bromm, Lindahl, et al Legal Fees $23.25
4019 Bromm, Lindahl, et al Legal Fees $23.25
132838 Fud & Tracy’s Repairs – Furnace Library $318.35
132839 Black Hills Energy Natural Gas $54.47
4747 Black Hills Energy Natural Gas $8.50
4020 Black Hills Energy Natural Gas $8.50
132840 City of Wahoo Spraying Mosquitos 2021 (3) $255.00
4748 City of Wahoo Spraying Mosquitos 2021 (3) $255.00
4021 City of Wahoo Spraying Mosquitos 2021 (3) $255.00
99 Village of Mead Water Fund USDA – Reimburse Invoice – Water Project $300.00
110221 NE Dept of Revenue Sales Tax Oct 2021 $1,579.55
4022 All Star Plumbing Hydro Jet Cedar St – First and Second Sts $342.88
132841 Chase Ink Library Supplies, Materials, Lodging $382.99
132842 Frontier Fuel $89.28
4749 Frontier Fuel $89.27
4023 Frontier Fuel $89.27
132843 Laurie VanAckeren Library Furnace Filters $43.84
132844 Verizon Police Cell / Phone $53.34
132845 Petty Cash – Library Library Postage $18.66
110521 Matrix Trust Company 414(h) Plan $224.95
178 UMB Bank Issuance Street Bond $300.00
179 Kutak Rock LLP Bond Counsel Street Bond $1,500.00
132855 Miller Property Building Inspections (4) $80.00
132856 OPPD Electricity $1,017.09
4751 OPPD Electricity $528.62
4025 OPPD Electricity $133.22
132857 Lee Enterprises Ad Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent $26.00
4752 Lee Enterprises Ad Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent $26.00
4026 Lee Enterprises Ad Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent $26.00
132858 Wahoo Newspaper Ad Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent $102.20
4753 Wahoo Newspaper Publication, Ad Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent $206.80
4027 Wahoo Newspaper Publications, Ad Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent $192.21
Payroll Fund $6,473.44

 

SCHEDULED GUESTS:

Village Accountant Lisa Flesner, presented the October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 Audit Report.  Highlighted was loss in the Sewer Fund due to necessary replacement of a pump, and need to expend items in the Debt Service Fund.  Thorson inquired about budgeting a reserve fund for unexpected expenses in the future.

 

Motion by Wielage, second by Felty, to approve the October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 Audit Report.  Vote:  Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

Pam Adams with American Broadband, reported application to the Nebraska Public Service Commission for approval of installation of broadband within communities that are underserved or not served at all.  She pointed out if agreed upon they would provide a franchise agreement by way of return of dollars to the village and four local programs that could be served 1) local scholarship program at Mead Public Schools, 2) sponsor half-court shot during Mead basketball game, 3) provide popcorn at an athletic event, and 4) support local chambers.  She is asking that residents submit a speed test to www.abbnebraska.com/speedtest.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Motion by Felty, second by Simon, to approve second reading of Ordinance No. 778, Amend Municipal Code Sections 5-502 and 5-509 All-terrain Vehicles and 5-601 Golf Car Vehicles.  Vote:  Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

The board reviewed health insurance stipends provided by several Nebraska clerks.  Motion by Lee, second by Felty, to provide a $300.00 monthly health insurance stipend to full-time employees.  Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

Felty introduced and motioned to adopt Resolution 21-18, Amend Employee Handbook.  The motion was seconded by Simon.  Vote:  Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes Wielage-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 21-18

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, NEBRASKA, TO AMEND THE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK WITH THE ADDITION OF HEALTH INSURANCE AND LIFE INSURANCE AND AMEND THE DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS OF THE UTILITIES / STREET / MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT

 

WHEREAS, the following amendments were made to the Employee Handbook:

 

WHEREAS, the regulations that shall be amended are under Employee Benefits;

 

WHEREAS, an addition of health insurance or health insurance stipend to full-time employees;

 

WHEREAS, an addition of life insurance to full-time employees;

 

WHEREAS, the List of Duties of the Utilities / Street / Maintenance Superintendent shall be amended;

 

WHEREAS, an amendment to Desired Qualifications.

 

Lee introduced and motioned to adopt Resolution 21-19, Amend Ordinance No. 777, Sale of Tractor and Dump Truck.  This was due to the original bidder deciding to decline the purchase, as did the second highest bidder.  Thorson seconded the motion.  Vote:  Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD
RESOLUTION 21-19

 

A RESOLUTION TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 777, APPROVED OCTOBER 12, 2021, TO CONFIRM THE SALE OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PERSONAL PROPERTY, TO WIT:  A) 1976 JOHN DEERE 46.30 TRACTOR AND B) 1985 FORD F700 DUMP FLATBED TRUCK.

 

WHEREAS, Personal Property described in Ordinance No. 777 was identified as selling for A) 1976 John Deere 46.30 Tractor and  B) 1985 Ford F700 Dump Flatbed Truck, for the ototal sum of A) $15,950.00 and B) 1,430.00;

 

WHEREAS, the sale of the Personal Property was conducted by Purple Wave Auctions;

 

WHEREAS, following notification that the 1976 John Deere 46.30 Tractor was not accepted by the original bidder;

 

WHEREAS, the 1976 John Deere 46.30 Tractor will be offered for sale by auction of Purple Wave Auctions on November 30, 2021;

 

WHEREAS, total revenue from the sale of the 1985 Ford F700 Dump Flatbed Truck was $1,430.00 less auction costs;

 

WHEREAS, actual receipt from the sale of the 1985 Ford F700 Dump Flatbed Truck was $1,300.00;

 

WHEREAS, this resolution amends Ordinance No. 777 as to no sale of the 1976 John Deere 46.30 Tractor and actual receipt of $1,300.00 from the sale for the 1985 Ford F700 Dump Flatbed Truck.

 

Thorson introduced and motioned to adopt Resolution 21-20, Approve sale of the 1976 John Deere 46.30 Tractor by Purple Wave Auction on November 30. The motion was seconded by Felty.  Vote:  Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 21-20

SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY

(NEB.REV.STAT. §17-503.02)

 

            WHEREAS, the Village of Mead, Saunders County, Nebraska, is the owner of the following described personal property, to wit: 1) 1976 John Deere 46.30 Tractor,

 

            WHEREAS, the Village of Mead, Nebraska, does not have a present need to retain ownership of said above-described personal property, and,

 

            WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, Nebraska, have determined that the fair market value of the above-described personal property is more than $5,000.00.

 

Motion by Thorson, second by Lee, to approve the Application to Cut Curb submitted by C&H Construction to cut the curb at St. James Catholic Church, 213 S. Eighth Street for a driveway approach.  Vote:  Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

Discussion was held on pursuing insulation and portable heating at the water plant shop using grant dollars.  Thorson will contact Engineer Reinsch for approval.

 

Motion by Thorson, second by Lee, to purchase a Multifunctional Color Laser Printer for the village office for $500.00.  Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

Felty reported on a recent meeting with Congressman Bacon.  The main point of their discussion centered on the clean-up at AltEn.  A letter was read from Street Superintendent Ogden reporting six-months remain on the warranty of the N. Oak Street paving project.  Wielage requested reseeding with Fescue/Bluegrass in the spring prior to the expiration of the warranty.

 

 POLICE REPORT:

A letter was reviewed from Chief Carlson regarding non-retention of the back-up officer.  Discussion was held on the duties of the department.

 

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:

The minutes of the October 25 Regular Meeting and Building Permits were accepted.  Permits being:  21-23 Jordan Schliffke, 519 S. Oak St. – construct a landing for steps and 21-24 John and Laura Benal, 17 N. Elm St. – construct a garage.

 

Motion by Lee, second by Simon, to approve a Building Permit Application from New Fields to install two earthen pools at AltEn, 1344 Co Rd 10.  Vote:  Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

LIBRARY REPORT:

The minutes of the October 5 and November 2 Library Board meetings were accepted.

 

Motion by Felty, second by Lee to adjourn at 7:32 p.m.  Vote:  Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes; motion carried 5-0.

William Thorson, Chairman

June Moline, Clerk