PROCEEDINGS – VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
July 12, 2022
A Regular Meeting of the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, NE was held July 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 Felty, Daniel Simon, and Richard Wielage. Absent was Trustee Lee. Also present were Clerk June Moline and Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Shannon Luetkenhaus. Guests were Vicky Charles, Bobbie Feldhaus, Craig and Mary Vogt, and Levi Durnal.
The posting of the Open Meetings Law was noted.
Motion by Wielage, second by Felty, to adopt the agenda. Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-absent, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 4-0.
The minutes of the June 14 Regular Meeting were accepted.
Motion by Felty, second by Wielage, to approve the Treasurer’s Report showing $1,223,590.21 total checking/savings balance ending June 30, 2022. Vote: Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-absent; motion carried 4-0.
Motion by Simon, second by Thorson, to approve the claims of $26,445.67 for payment. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-absent, Simon-yes; motion carried 4-0. Claims being:
|695||Eric Johnson||Refund Utilities Deposit||$150.00|
|696||Zachary Pickworth||Refund Utilities Deposit||$150.00|
|133131||Shannon Luetkenhaus||Cell Phone Jun 2022||$70.00|
|61622||Matrix Trust Company||414(h) Plan||$264.63|
|133146||Lori Moseman||Library Plants||$389.89|
|4891||NE Public Health Env Lab||Water Tests||$193.00|
|4892||Wahoo Utilities||Contracted Services May 2022||$126.13|
|133147||Bomgaars||Tools, Repairs, Fence||$126.43|
|4893||Bomgaars||Tools, Repairs, Traps||$60.12|
|133148||City of Wahoo||Spraying Mosquitos||$133.34|
|4894||City of Wahoo||Spraying Mosquitos||$133.33|
|4142||City of Wahoo||Spraying Mosquitos||$133.33|
|133149||Petty Cash||Postage, Mileage, Repairs||$57.59|
|133150||Bromm, Lindahl et al||Legal Fees Off-road Vehicles||$77.50|
|4895||Menards – Elkhorn||Custodial Supplies, Repairs||$38.36|
|4143||All Star Plumbing||Hydro-Jet Sewer Line N. 1st & N. 2nd Sts.||$575.00|
|133151||Greg Clark||Refund 1/2 Building Permit #21-03||$28.88|
|133153||Culligan of Omaha||Bottled Water||$28.00|
|133163||Chase Ink||Library Suplies, Parade Supplies||$443.50|
|133164||Fud & Tracy’s||Repairs – Furnace||$61.07|
|4896||Fud & Tracy’s||Repairs – Furnace||$30.54|
|4144||Fud & Tracy’s||Repairs – Furnace||$30.54|
|4897||Black Hills Energy||Natural Gas||$9.02|
|4145||Black Hills Energy||Natural Gas||$9.02|
|133166||Edward W. Schroeder||Fee- 941X||$192.50|
|62822||Matrix Trust Company||414(h) Plan||$245.13|
|62922||Internal Revenue Service||SS/Med/FIT Jun 2022||$2,297.16|
|62722||NE Dept of Revenue||SIT Qtr 2 2022||$1,033.23|
|133165||Black Hills Energy||Natural Gas||$54.63|
|4898||Edward Schroeder||Fee 941X||$96.25|
|4146||Edward Schroeder||Fee 941X||$96.25|
|4900||Hawkins Inc||Water Products||$625.85|
|70622||NE Dept of Revenue||Sales Tax Jun 2022||$606.94|
|70822||Internal Revenue Service||SS/Med/FIT Jun 2022||$1,071.98|
|133170||Pacific Life Ins||Life Ins – Utilities/Maintenance Supt||$28.47|
|4901||Pacific Life Ins||Life Ins – Utilities/Maintenance Supt||$28.47|
|4149||Pacific Life Ins||Life Ins – Utilities/Maintenance Supt||$28.47|
|133171||Petty Cash – Library||Postage||$9.99|
|133172||MarshMcLennan Agency||Insurance – Mead Days||$409.00|
|133174||Roadrunner Transportation||Roll-offs – Mead Days, Clean-up Day||$1,337.60|
Several guests presented questions and concerns regarding projected paving projects on E. First Street, Pine Street, and E. Second and S. Spruce Streets. Conversation was held on whether the paving would include curb and gutter, a curved or straight corner connecting E. Eighth Street to S. Spruce Street, cost to property owners and taxpayers, cost of material, interest from contractors to bid the project, increased insurance costs, increased property taxes, and noted high speed already occurs on E. First Street. Feldhaus also expressed additional concern that the village currently is paying off the water, lagoon, and Oak Street projects. The board will discuss the project with Street Superintendent Ogden regarding the One-and Six-year Street Improvement Plan and letters will be sent to the owners of properties along these streets seeking their views, with a list of projected project costs included.
UTILITIES/MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: Shannon Luetkenhaus
Luetkenhaus reported upkeep at the parks, ballfields and other areas around the village, maintained the brush pile, daily tasks performed at the Water Treatment Plant, and flushing of hydrants.
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:
Chairman Durnal reported Halbmaier will serve as alternate on the Commission and they will meet quarterly.
Demolition Permit 22-05 to Stacey & LaWanna Subbert to remove a house at 311 S. Cedar Street was accepted.
Motion by Simon, second by Felty, to approve Building Permit 22-06 to David Scribner to install a well and septic at 1449 Girmus Drive, with approval from the state. Vote: Wielage-yes, Felty-yes Lee-absent Simon-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 4-0.
Motion by Felty, second by Wielage, to void Building Permit 21-03 to Greg and Laura Clark to move in a modular house and construct a garage at 421 S. Cedar Street. Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-absent, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 4-0.
Motion by Thorson, second by Felty, to adopt Resolution 22-08, Rescind Resolution 21-01, Variance on E ½ S 4’ Lot 13 E ½ Lots 15, 17, 19, and 21, Block 32, Original Town Mead, Mead, Saunders County, Nebraska. Vote: Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-absent; motion carried 4-0.
VILLAGE OF MEAD
A RESOLUTION TO RESCIND RESOLUTION 21-01, APPROVED FEBRUARY 9, 2021, Variance Request for E ½ S 4’ Lot 13 E ½ Lots 15, 17, 19, and 21, Block 32, Original Town Mead, Mead, Saunders County, Nebraska, also known as 421 S. Cedar St., Mead, Nebraska.
The minutes of the July 5 Library Board Meeting were accepted.
Motion by Simon, second by Thorson, to enter Executive Session at 7:02 p.m. for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual during annual evaluations. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-absent, Simon-yes; motion carried 4-0.
The board reconvened in Regular Session at 7:37 p.m.
Simon introduced and motioned to waive three readings and adopt Ordinance No. 797, Amend the wage or salary of the Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent, Library Director, Library Aide, and Dumpmaster. The motion was seconded by Thorson. Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-absent, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 4-0.
ORDINANCE NO. 797
AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, SAUNDERS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, TO PROVIDE FOR AMENDMENT OF THE WAGE OR SALARY OF THE UTILITIES/MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT, LIBRARY DIRECTOR, LIBRARY AIDE, AND DUMPMASTER OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, NEBRASKA.
Motion by Felty, second by Simon, to adjourn at 7:38 p.m. Vote: Lee-absent, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 4-0.
William Thorson, Chairman
June Moline, Clerk