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PROCEEDINGS – VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES

May 12, 2020

 

A Regular Meeting of the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, NE was held May 12, 2020 at the Village Office via teleconference.  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 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 William Thorson, Trustees Jason Felty, Gary Guyle, Richard Wielage, and Rodney Wimer.  Also present were Clerk June Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Nick Raver. Guests were Jordan Spatz, Austin Partridge, and John Trecek.

 

The posting of the Open Meetings Law was noted.

 

Motion by Wielage, second by Wimer, to adopt the agenda.  Vote:  Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

The minutes of the April 14 Regular Meeting were accepted.

 

Motion by Guyle, second by Wimer, to approve the Treasurer’s Report showing $829,212.59 total checking/savings balance ending April 30.  Vote: Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Wimer, second by Felty, to approve the claims of $32,349.81 for payment.  Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes; motion carried 4-0.  Claims being:

 

Claims being:

48 Olsson Professional Fees – Water Project $812.12
4394 NE Public Health Env Lab Water Tests $31.00
132062 Amazon Library Materials $584.57
132063 Bomgaars Repairs, Padlock $42.97
641 Kyle Kennebeck Refund Utility Deposit $150.00
3482 Nicholas Raver Cell Phone Apr 2020 $70.00
132064 Petty Cash Postage, Office Supplies $12.34
4395 Petty Cash Postage, Mileage, Office Supplies $29.80
3483 Petty Cash Postage, Office Supplies $12.35
132065 Menards – Elkhorn Supplies $26.98
4396 Menards – Elkhorn Supplies $36.54
3484 Menards – Elkhorn Supplies $5.99
4397 Village of Mead Olsson Invoice 354372 $812.12
49 Village of Mead Reimburse Olsson Invoice 354372 $812.12
3485 Cummins Sales Annual Inspection- Generator $493.06
132075 Matrix Trust Co 414(h) Plan $443.97
42420 Internal Revenue Service SS/Med/FIT Apr 2020 $2,128.20
132076 92West Website Support $89.00
132077 Black Hills Energy Natural Gas $51.38
4398 Black Hills Energy Natural Gas $8.31
3489 Black Hills Energy Natural Gas $8.31
132078 Nicholas Raver Mulch $147.70
42820 Windstream Telephone $239.93
42920 Windstream Telephone $114.18
43020 Windstream Telephone $114.18
132079 Menards – Elkhorn Camera, Torch Lighter, Batteries $259.63
132080 Constellation Natural Gas $69.16
4399 Constellation Natural Gas $12.36
3490 Constellation Natural Gas $12.36
132081 Daniel’s Construction Depot Removal Maintenance $2,130.00
132082 Mead Signs 2020 Off-road Stickers $75.00
132083 Miller Property Building Inspections (10) $200.00
4400 One Call Concepts Locate Fee $5.38
132084 Verizon Police Cell $54.46
132085 Chase Repairs, Postage, Stamps – Library $80.89
4401 Chase Repairs $17.65
3491 Chase Repairs $17.65
132086 Frontier Coop Fuel $61.20
4402 Frontier Coop Fuel $41.20
3492 Frontier Coop Fuel, Rent Propane Tank $91.20
4403 One Call Concepts Locate Fee $3.84
50620 NE Dept of Revenue Sales Tax Apr 2020 $1,314.86
132087 Wells Fargo Bank Ethanol Plant Tax Apr 2020 $5,753.25
132088 Mead Rural Fire Dept Utilities, Insurance – Community Bldg. $5,109.89
132089 OPPD Electricity $880.22
4404 OPPD Electricity $378.50
3493 OPPD Electricity $246.34
132090 Water Engineering Product $435.20
132091 Petty Cash – Library Postage $22.09
642 Village of Mead Refund Utility Deposit Account #650 $150.00
132096 Matrix Trust Co 414(h) Plan $443.97
132097 Wahoo Newspaper Publications $67.73
Payroll Fund $7,138.66

 

SCHEDULED GUESTS:

Jordan Spatz, owner of the apartment complex at 210 E. Fourth Street, asked that one meter be placed on two apartments and one meter on the other two apartments.  Currently three apartments are metered on one meter and one apartment on one meter.  A survey of apartment billing from several nearby municipalities resulted in some apartments served by individual meters while others were served with one meter for the complex. Also presented was a breakdown of Mead billing.  With 209 residential water and sewer accounts, 54 or 26% have one resident and 75 or 36% have two residents, showing that 62% of the Mead residences consuming water and sewer have one or two persons living in the dwelling.  Discussion followed with Spatz suggesting houses with several residents be billed at a higher rate than the one and two person households.  No action was taken on the request so the apartments will remain billed as they currently are.

 

Austin Partridge, First National Bank Capital Markets, presented a proposal to call in the General Obligation Sewer Bonds, Series 2015, dated June 15, 2015 in the outstanding principal amount of $415,000 and issue General Obligation Sewer Refunding Bonds, Series 2020, in the principal amount of $425,000.  The estimated savings would be $39,150.44.

 

John Trecek, Ameritas Investments, presented a proposal to call in the General Obligation Sewer Bonds, Series 2015, dated June 15, 2015 in the outstanding principal amount of $415,000 and issue General Obligation Sewer Refunding Bonds, Series 2020, in the principal amount of $420,000.  The estimated savings would be $44,678.22.

 

Guyle introduced and motioned to adopt Resolution 20-02, approve Ameritas Investments to call for redemption at par, plus accrued interest, on June 15, 2020 General Obligation Sewer Bonds, Series 2015, dated June 15, 2015, in the outstanding principal amount of $415,000.  The motion was seconded by Wimer.  Vote:  Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

RESOLUTION 20-02

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CHAIRPERSON AND BOARD OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, NEBRASKA, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. That the following bonds issued by the Village of Mead, Nebraska are hereby called for redemption at par, plus accrued interest, on June 15, 2020, after which date interest on the bonds will cease:

General Obligation Sewer Bonds, Series 2015, dated June 15, 2015, in the outstanding principal amount of $415,000, numbered as they are shown on the books and records of the Paying Agent and Registrar, maturing in the principal amount and bearing CUSIP numbers as follows:

               Principal Amount                     Maturity Date    CUSIP No.

$ 20,000                                    June 15, 2021  582843 BM9

  20,000                                    June 15, 2022   582843 BN7

  20,000                                     June 15, 2023 582843 BP2

  20,000                                    June 15, 2024   582843 BQ0

  20,000                                     June 15, 2025   582843 BR8

  25,000                                     June 15, 2026 582843 BS6

  25,000                                     June 15, 2027 582843 BT4

  25,000                                     June 15, 2028 582843 BU1

  25,000                                    June 15, 2029   582843 BV9

  30,000                                    June 15, 2030   582843 BW7

185,000                                    June 15, 2035   582843 BX5

 

Wimer introducd and motioned to waive three readings of Ordinance No. 745.  Thorson seconded the motion.  Vote:  Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Thorson, second by Wielage, to adopt Ordinance No. 745, authorizing Ameritas Investments to issue General Obligation Sewer Refunding Bonds, Series 2020, not to exceed $420,000.  Vote:  Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 745

 

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION SEWER REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2020, OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, NEBRASKA, IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($420,000) TO REFUND CERTAIN OUTSTANDING BONDS OF THE VILLAGE; PRESCRIBING THE FORM OF SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR A SINKING FUND AND FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF TAXES TO PAY SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF THE BONDS AND AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE TO ENTER INTO A BOND PURCHASE AGREEMENT; AUTHORIZING THE DELIVERY OF THE BONDS TO THE PURCHASER; PROVIDING FOR THE DISPOSITION OF THE BOND PROCEEDS AND ORDERING THE ORDINANCE PUBLISHED IN PAMPHLET FORM.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Motion by Guyle, second by Wimer, to approve third reading and adopt Ordinance No. 747, amend Chapter 5 Traffic Regulations; Article 3 Parking; Section 5-302.2 Certain Vehicles; Prohibited and Exceptions, and Section 5-317 Failure to Pay Within Five Days’ Notice.  Vote:  Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 747

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, SAUNDERS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, TO AMEND CHAPTER 5 TRAFFIC REGULATIONS; ARTICLE 3 PARKING; SECTION 5-302.2 CERTAIN VEHICLES; PROHIBITED AND EXCEPTIONS; AND SECTION 5-317 FAILURE TO PAY WITHIN FIVE DAYS NOTICE.

 

Motion by Thorson, second by Wielage, to approve third reading and adopt Ordinance No. 748, amend Chapter 7, Fire Regulations; Article 4, Fireworks; Section 7-403 Fireworks; Time Frame.  Vote:  Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 748

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, SAUNDERS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, TO AMEND CHAPTER 7 FIRE REGULATIONS; ARTICLE 4, FIREWORKS; SECTION 7-403 FIREWORKS; TIME FRAME TO DISCHARGE FIREWORKS.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Thorson reported on recent phone conversation with Attorney Freeman-Caddy regarding completion deadline for Phase I of the water project.  The insurable amount for the new water tower will be $710,000 and $9000 for the electric gate.

 

Motion by Wielage, second by Guyle, to approve an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Wahoo to spray mosquitoes for 2020 at a cost of $315.00 per application.  Vote:  Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

POLICE REPORT:  Jerry Carlson

Review of the monthly police report took place.  Discussion was held on coverage and hours.

 

UTILITY/MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT REPORT:  Nick Raver

Raver reported status of magnesium level, electric gate not completed, the water tower passed first water test and waiting for report on second test prior to placing new water tower on-line, and inquired about the date they want scheduled to clean the streets.  Nick reported $47,000 in the budget to replace poles and lights at the softball/baseball field at the park.  Thorson reported he had found a company to inspect each pole for $1,300.00.  If pole replacement is required, we may be able to work with Valmont for new ones.  With the budgeted dollars we would be limited to replace five of the poles and lights at this time.

 

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:

The minutes of the 4/27 regular meeting & permits were accepted.  Permits being: 20-02 Parry and Lisa Siebenaler, 105 N. Spruce to install a wooden privacy fence; 20-03 Kyle Kennebeck, 125 N. Spruce to construct a garage; 20-04 Jerry Charles, 21 N. Third Circle to construct a 4’ wooden fence; 20-05 Jerry Charles, 21 N. Third Circle to construct a roof over a patio; 20-06 Brian Degner, 1055 Gassert Drive to construct a house/garage; 20-07 Brian Degner, 1055 Gassert Drive to erect a steel building/pole shed; 20-08 Mead Public Schools, 114 N. Vine to extend a wall 10’ to the east off of the main building.

 

Motion by Wimer, second by Felty, to approve Building Permit 20-09 to Konecky Oil Inc. to reface an existing cabinet.  Vote: Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Guyle, second by Wielage, to re-appoint James Halbmaier, Rick Miller, and Robert S. Morin to the Planning Commission for three-year terms.  Vote:  Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

CLERK REPORT:  June Moline

Moline reported Marilyn Jensen has volunteered to maintain the median at the north entrance into Mead again this year.

 

Motion by Thorson, second by Wielage, to adjourn at 7:14 p.m.  Vote:  Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes; motion carried 5-0.

William Thorson, Chairman

June Moline, Clerk