PROCEEDINGS – VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
June 11, 2019
A Regular Meeting of the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, NE was held June 11, 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, and Richard Wielage. Absent was Trustee Rodney Wimer. Also present were Clerk June Moline, Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Nick Raver, and Police Chief Jerry Carlson. Guests were Viki Miller, Patty Knott, Rebel Ruhr, Manuel Ramirez, Dalene Selko, Emily Humm, Colleen Morrissey, and Josh Girmus.
The posting of the Open Meetings Law was noted.
Motion by Felty, second by Thorson, to adopt the agenda. Vote: Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-absent; motion carried 4-0.
The minutes of the May 14 Regular Meeting were accepted.
Motion by Thorson, second by Felty, to approve the Treasurer’s Report showing $781,118.04 total checking/savings balance ending May 31, 2019. Vote: Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-absent, Felty-yes; motion carried 4-0.
Motion by Felty, second by Wielage, to approve the claims of $89,400.06 for payment. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-absent, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes; motion carried 4-0.
|3796||Village of Mead Debt Service||Transfer from Sewer Fund||$10,000.00|
|131600||Laurie VanAckeren||Mileage – Seward||$31.67|
|3797||NDEQ – Fiscal Services||Loan C317854||$30,793.69|
|4193||NE Public Health Environmental Lab||Water Tests||$15.00|
|131601||Amazon||Library Materials, Computer||$723.80|
|131602||Menards – Elkhorn||Crabgras Preventer, Rubber Nuggets||$53.89|
|4194||Menards – Elkhorn||Rubber Nuggets||$9.98|
|3798||Menards – Elkhorn||Repairs, Tools, Rubber Nuggets||$87.83|
|3799||Cummins Sales and Service||Annual Inspection- Generator||$483.22|
|4195||Municipal Supply Inc of Omaha||Parts||$257.80|
|131604||Petty Cash||Postage, Mileage, Gift Card||$56.81|
|4196||Petty Cash||Postage, Mileage||$14.96|
|3800||Petty Cash||Postage, Mileage||$6.81|
|3801||USA Blue Book||Rainstopper Inflow Shield||$249.81|
|131605||Saunders County Clerk||Fee – General Election 11/6/18||$100.00|
|52319||Depository Trust Company||Principal – Sewer Bonds||$20,000.00|
|52419||Bank of Mead||Service Fee||$20.00|
|618||Jason King||Refund Utility Deposit||$150.00|
|131615||Matrix Trust Company||414(h) Plan||$431.09|
|52419||Internal Revenue Service||SS/Med/FIT Apr 2019||$2,224.38|
|131616||Assurity Life Ins. Co.||Life Insurance – Clerk/Treasurer||$100.66|
|4197||Assurity Life Ins. Co.||Life Insurance Policy – Clerk/Treasurer||$100.67|
|3805||Assurity Life Ins. Co.||Life Insurance – Clerk/Treasurer||$100.67|
|131617||Black Hills Energy||Natural Gas||$40.09|
|4198||Black Hills Energy||Natural Gas||$5.92|
|3806||Black Hills Energy||Natural Gas||$5.92|
|4200||Nebraska Rural Water Association||Membership Dues 2019||$62.50|
|3808||Nebraska Rural Water Association||Membership Dues 2019||$62.50|
|3809||Nicholas Raver||Cell Phone May 2019||$40.00|
|619||Village of Mead||Refund Utility Deposit Account #685||$150.00|
|131619||OfficeNet||Office, Custodial Supplies||$95.01|
|131621||Chase Card Services||Virus Protection, Library Supplies||$126.46|
|4202||Chase Card Services||Virus Protection||$17.58|
|3811||Chase Card Services||Virus Protection||$17.58|
|131622||Petty Cash – Library||Postage, Supplies||$38.27|
|131624||Becca Halbmaier||Ballfield Preparation May 2019 (8)||$160.00|
|60519||Depository Trust Company||Interest – Sewer Bonds||$6,991.25|
|131625||Miller Property & Lawn Service||Building Inspections (6), Mowing Park||$245.00|
|3812||Miller Property & Lawn Service||Mowing Wastewater Plant||$25.00|
|60619||NE Dept of Revenue||Sales Tax May 2019||$1,542.49|
|131626||Tyler Bukaske||Refund Building Permit #19-03||$26.00|
|131627||Midwest Radar & Equipment||Test Radar||$40.00|
|131628||Omaha Public Power District||Electricity||$1,255.99|
|4203||Omaha Public Power District||Electricity||$254.90|
|3813||Omaha Public Power District||Electricity||$211.69|
|131629||Roadrunner Transportation||Containers (4) – Mead Clean Up Day||$1,080.00|
|131637||Matrix Trust Company||414(h) Plan||$431.08|
|131638||All Sweep||Street Cleaning||$1,500.00|
|131640||Frontier Cooperative Co||Fuel||$92.96|
|4204||Frontier Cooperative Co||Fuel||$77.34|
|3814||Frontier Cooperative Co||Fuel||$77.33|
|131641||Wahoo Newspaper||Garage Sale Ad||$3.00|
Dalene Selko representing the Mead Days Committee presented a proposal to install a light near the basketball/tennis courts at Mead Public Schools. The light will have an automatic timer to be determined by Mead Public Schools policy. The light will be directed north toward the elementary school.
Motion by Thorson, second by Guyle, to approve the placement of the light on a street light pole. Vote: Wielage-yes, Wimer-absent, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 4-0.
Trustee Wimer entered the meeting at 6:15 p.m.
Colleen Morrissey read a statement regarding the drainage situation at Hannan Subdivision. Following her statement she exited the meeting.
Library Board Chairperson, Viki Miller, addressed the board regarding the allowed percentage of increase for the library for the October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. She asked that Nick mount the light on the flag pole, of which the board agreed.
Patty Knott further discussed concerns with the drainage at Hannan Subdivision.
Emily Humm who recently purchased a home on the property, has issues with water standing in her home and yard. As far as Ms. Humm’s drainage issues the board responded that the previous owner was advised not to place the home on this property as it is one of the lowest areas in town. With no easements the village is not able to enter the properties to ease the drainage situation. She additionally asked that the village remove the water line from her driveway. The estimated cost to relocate the water line is $3,000.00. The village will bill the relocation to her, of which she agreed.
Josh Girmus inquired about a letter being forwarded to his real estate agent by the village that they approve of his moving forward to rezone several lots located at Girmus Subdivision from Light Industrial to Suburban Residential. The board agreed to do so.
POLICE / ZONING ADMINISTRATOR / NUISANCE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER REPORT: Jerry Carlson
The Monthly Police Report was reviewed. Carlson presented nuisance letters and a nuisance abatement.
Guyle introduced and motioned to adopt Resolution 19-11, Nuisance Abatement on property legally described as Lots 7 and 8, Block 5, Anderson and Carlson‘s Addition to Mead, Mead, Saunders County, Nebraska and known as 522 S. Vine Street, Mead, Nebraska. The motion was seconded by Thorson. Vote: Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.
RESOLUTION No. 19-11
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, Nebraska, in Regular Session assembled at the Village Office in Mead, Nebraska on this 11th day of June, 2019, hereby make the following findings:
WHEREAS, the Nuisance Officer has presented a report setting forth alleged nuisance violations on property legally described as: Lots 7 and 8, Block 5, Anderson and Carlson’s Addition to Mead, Mead, Saunders County, Nebraska and known as 522 S. Vine Street, Mead, Nebraska, which is located within its village limits and within its zoning jurisdiction, identifying that in his opinion a nuisance exists as defined by Village Ordinance; said report contains photographs and other evidence pertinent to the situation, and the report was presented at a regular meeting for confirmation that a nuisance exists, a copy of said report is attached hereto, and
WHEREAS, a review by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead was made at a Regular Meeting held on the 11th day of June, 2019, and
WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees, after review of the report and the accompanying photographs and evidence desires to declare the conditions found therein as Nuisances pursuant to the Village Code of Ordinances (Ordinance No. 657), 4-302(A) NUISANCE, 4-302(B), and Zoning Regulation Chapter 11, Ordinance 11-202.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD that the findings hereinabove made are incorporated herein and that the Board of Trustees declares that nuisances exists upon the property so identified which is within the zoning jurisdiction of the Village; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees orders that the nuisances found on the property described above and described in the report attached to this Resolution shall be abated and removed no later than a date certain, that date being July 11, 2019. The nuisances to be abated and removed which are shown in the attached report and photographs and specifically violate the following Code Sections:
and, Zoning Regulation
Chapter 11, Ordinance 11-202.
UTILITIES/MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: Nick Raver
Raver reported a concern with the water level of the wastewater lagoons, completion timeline of the water project, and preparation for Mead Days.
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:
The minutes of the May 24 Regular Meeting and Building Permit issued were accepted. Permit being: 19-06, Shawn Havelka to construct a garage addition.
Motion by Felty, second by Wielage, to re-appoint Melissa Konecky and Connie Schliffke to the Planning Commission. Their terms end May 31, 2022. Vote: Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 5-0.
The minutes of the May 17 Library Board meeting were accepted.
Moline reported that Accountant Schroeder will be on site on July 8 to complete the nine-month audit and gather information for the October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020 budget; sale of 58 dog and cat licenses, a water/sewer account that is outstanding, and vacation request. She was directed to place $15,000.00 in next year’s budget for meter add-on’s.
Motion by Wielage, second by Felty, to approve the Planning Commission Chairperson to the Board of Adjustment. Vote: Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Felty, second by Thorson, to approve a Special Permit to sell fireworks from June 25 through July 4 to Twisted Thunder Fireworks LLC. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Guyle, second by Wimer to adjourn at 7:28 p.m. Vote: Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Gary Guyle, Chairman
June Moline, Clerk