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:
|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|
|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|
|132834||Bomgaars||Repairs Weedeater, Padlock||$46.96|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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