PROCEEDINGS – VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
April 12, 2022
A Regular Meeting of the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, NE was held April 12, 2022 at the Mead Community Building. Chairman William 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; Board of Trustees Jason Lee, Daniel Simon, and Richard Wielage. Absent was Trustee Jason Felty. Also present were Clerk June Moline and Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Shannon Luetkenhaus. Guests were Andy Jackson and Levi Durnal.
The posting of the Open Meetings Law was noted.
Motion by Wielage, second by Simon, to adopt the agenda. Vote: Felty-absent, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 4-0.
The minutes of the March 8 Regular Meeting were accepted.
Motion by Thorson, second by Lee, to approve the Treasurer’s Report showing $1,126,972.22 total checking/savings balance ending March 31, 2022. Vote: Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-absent; motion carried 4-0.
Motion by Thorson, second by Wielage, to approve the claims of $150,419.89 for payment. Vote: Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-absent, Lee-yes; motion carried 4-0. Claims being:
|4834||Wahoo Utilities||Contracted Services Feb 2022||$473.99|
|31122||Matrix Trust Company||414(h) Plan||$264.63|
|687||Kristopher Norris||Refund Utilities Deposit||$150.00|
|4835||Hawkins Inc||Water Product||$690.91|
|133009||Laurie VanAckeren||Mileage – Yutan, Dollar General / Omaha, NFM||$36.86|
|133010||MarshMcLennan Agency||Insurance – Police Vehicle||$475.00|
|133011||Midwest Floor Covering||Install Flooring Library||$1,681.00|
|4085||Shannon Luetkenhaus||Cell Phone Mar 2022||$70.00|
|31722||USDA||Loan Water Project 2017||$84,827.00|
|4838||Hawkins Inc||Water Product||$381.35|
|4839||NE Puiblic Health Env Lab||Water Tests||$207.00|
|133014||Raider-Nation Autoplex||Running Boards Pick-up||$185.64|
|4840||Raider-Nation Autoplex||Running Boards Pick-up||$185.64|
|4088||Raider-Nation Autoplex||Running Boards Pick-up||$185.64|
|133015||MarshMcLennan Agency||Insurance – Tractor||$23.66|
|4841||MarshMcLennan Agency||Insurance – Tractor||$23.67|
|4089||MarshMcLennan Agency||Insurance – Tractor||$23.67|
|133016||Petty Cash||Police Vehicle Inspection, License Fee, Stamps||$26.18|
|4100||All Star Plumbing||Hydro-Jet Sewer Line First and Vine Sts.||$450.00|
|133017||Shannon Hyunnycutt/Spark Joy||Library Webinar||$83.33|
|133018||Southeast Library System||Library Training||$12.50|
|133019||Village of Mead Sewer Fund||Transfer ARPA Funds – Electric Pump||$23,882.84|
|4092||Village of Mead General Fund||Transfer P/R Feb 1 – Mar 11||$10,000.62|
|32022||Matrix Trust Company||414(h) Plan||$264.63|
|32122||Internal Revenue Service||SS/Med/FIT Mar 2022||$2,251.52|
|32222||Nebraska Department of Revenue||SIT Qtr 1 2022||$938.08|
|133024||Eakes Office Solutions||Office Supplies – Comp Plan||$120.72|
|4843||Eakes Office Solutions||Office Supplies Comp Plan||$60.35|
|4095||Eakes Office Solutions||Office Supplies Comp Plan||$60.35|
|133025||Mead Signs||Off-road Decals 2022||$80.00|
|133026||Eakes Office Solutions||Punch, Gloves||$134.58|
|133023||Saunders County Register of Deeds||Register Feldhaus Small Lot Split||$10.00|
|133027||Chase Ink||Intuit, Library Supplies, Technology||$490.94|
|133028||Black Hills Energy||Natural Gas||$105.64|
|4845||Black Hills Energy||Natural Gas||$16.56|
|4097||Black Hills Energy||Natural Gas||$16.56|
|4846||One Call Concepts||Locate Fees||$8.76|
|133029||Verizon||Police Cell / Phone||$55.00|
|4847||Hawkins Inc||Water Supplies||$171.74|
|133030||Petty Cash – Library||Library Postage, Office Supplies||$20.20|
|133031||Konecky Oil Co||Fuel||$85.09|
|4848||Konecky Oil Co||Fuel||$85.09|
|4101||Konecky Oil Co||Fuel||$85.09|
|40622||Wex Bank||Fuel Police Vehicle||$142.56|
|40722||NE Dept of Revenue||Sales Tax Mar 2022||$668.88|
|133033||Eakes Office Solutions||Office Supplies||$9.05|
|4849||Eakes Office Solutions||Office Supplies||$9.05|
|4102||Eakes Office Solutions||Office Supplies||$9.05|
|133034||Omaha Public Power District||Electricity||$988.49|
|4850||Omaha Public Power District||Electricity||$1,262.90|
|4103||Omaha Public Power District||Electricity||$309.36|
|40822||Matrix Trust Company||414(h) Plan||$264.63|
|133042||Wells Fargo Bank||Ethanol Plant Tax Mar 2022||$1,509.20|
|133043||Menards – Elkhorn||Paint||$13.96|
|4851||Menards – Elkhorn||Custodial Supplies||$25.96|
|133044||Post Office||Stamps (3)||$174.00|
|4852||Post Office||Stamps (3)||$174.00|
|4106||Post Office||Stamps (3)||$174.00|
Trustee Jason Felty entered the meeting at 6:02 p.m.
Motion by Lee, second by Wielage, to approve second reading of Ordinance No. 784 Waste Connections, Ordinance No. 785 Roadrunner Transportation, and Ordinance No. 786 S-2 Refuse and Recycling for Non-exclusive Franchise Agreements for garbage pick-up. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Simon introduced and motioned to adopt Resolution 22-01, Sale of Surplus Equipment. The motion was seconded by Thorson. Vote: Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Lee introduced and motioned to adopt Resolution 22-03, Obligating American Rescue Plan Funds from the U.S. Department of the Treasury for the purpose of sanitary sewer improvements and more specifically, for the purchase of a JWC Muffin Monster Renew Pump for the wastewater plant in the amount of $23,882.84 from Electric Pump. Wielage seconded the motion. Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Felty, second by Lee, to approve a Baling Alfalfa Agreement with Miller Property and Lawn Service for 2022. Vote: Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Following discussion, motion by Thorson, second by Wielage, to table further discussion and action on a proposal from Johnson Service Company to clean and video sewer pipes from 2022 through 2027. Vote: Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Simon, second by Lee, to seek bids for the sale of the 2000 Ford Crown Victoria vehicle by posting notice. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Simon, second by Wielage, to approve Contract for Services with Marvin Planning Consultants to update the Comprehensive Plan. Vote: Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Wielage, second by Lee, to appoint the following to the Steering Committee to update the Comprehensive Plan. Appointment being: William Thorson, Jason Felty, Levi Durnal, James P. Hannan, Scott Selko, P.J. Quinn, Eric Johnson, Jessica Miller, and June Moline. Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.
The project to take bids to frame the opening in the shed for 14’ insulated overhead garage door with openers to match the existing doors, insulate the shed with closed cell foam insulation, and wire for the opener, six outlets, and six shop lights were approved for use with USDA grant dollars.
Motion by Felty, second by Thorson, to table action on approving Master Agreement Work Order #4 with Olsson for Water and Sewer Studies, including GIS mapping of water and sewer studies until the May 10 meeting when Angel Lowery can be present to discuss the plan. Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.
The board agreed with the Planning Commission that since the village will be updating the Comprehensive Plan there is no need to make amendments at this time.
Discussion was held on a recent request to pave E. First Street from Spruce Street to Co Rd 10. Clerk is to forward letters to property owners that would have an interest in this project.
An Off-road Application was provided upon request for a handicap scooter. The board agreed that no permit would be required.
UTILITIES/MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: Shannon Luetkenhaus
Luetkenhaus presented a list of duties completed: preparing park for ball season, opening and cleaning park restrooms, sweeping streets, locating requests, maintain gravel roads, and performing daily routine at the water plant. Discussion was held on replacement of the batteries on the fire siren. Lee stated that since it was a civil defense siren, the village, and not the Fire Department, should be responsible. An agreement was reached on hours the park restrooms would be open. Luetkenhaus was given approval to purchase a mulching kit for the lawnmower at a cost of $391.00.
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:
The minutes of the February 28 Regular Meeting and Public Hearings (2) and March 28 Regular Meeting; permits issued to David Scribner 22-02 to remove a house, sunporch, and garage from 1450 Girmus Drive and 22-03 to place a house, sunporch, and garage on foundations at 1449 Girmus Drive; and lot replat to Lee and Bobbie Feldhaus at 114 S. Spruce St. were accepted.
Motion by Simon, second by Wielage, to void Building Permit 21-23, Jordan Schliffke to construct wooden steps. Vote: Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.
The minutes of the April 5 Library Board Meeting were accepted.
Moline reported a request form NDEE for security at an April 27 meeting at Mead Public School regarding AltEn license; reported completion of eight hours of training for the Treasurer’s department; working on the Safety Manual; and responded to Item D.b. in the April 5 Library Board Minutes reading “Laurie has not yet received a response to her email regarding request to change the disposal of items. She will send another email.” Moline presented an email with her response to the Library Board, Library Director, Library Aide, and Board of Trustees Chairman Thorson on March 17 at 9:27 pm, after Laurie sent the initial request on March 17 at 4:15 pm.
Motion by Lee, second by Simon, to adjourn at 6:58 p.m. Vote: Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes; motion carried 5-0
William Thorson, Chairman
June Moline, Clerk