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PROCEEDINGS – VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
November 12, 2019

A Regular Meeting of the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, NE was held November 12, 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, Richard Wielage, and Rodney Wimer. Also present were Clerk June Moline and Utilities Superintendent Nicholas Raver. Guests were Ed Schroeder and Lisa Flesner.

The posting of the Open Meetings Law was noted.

Motion by Felty, 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 October 8 Regular Meeting and October 14 Board of Adjustment Regular Meeting and Public Hearing were accepted.

Motion by Felty, second by Wimer, to approve the Treasurer’s Report showing $766,301.76 total checking/savings balance ending October 31, 2019. Vote: Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Wimer, second by Thorson, to approve Certificate of Payment #7 to Maquire Iron LLC in the amount of $47,430.00 for tower erection and painting. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes; motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Guyle, second by Wielage, to approve the claims of $196,463.80 for payment, with Wimer abstaining on check #4288. Vote: Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0. Claims being:
30 OPPD 3-phase Underground Service $52,652.00
32 Olsson Professional Fees – Water Project $16,404.24
131841 Platte Valley Equipment Lawn Mower $7,150.00
131852 Matrix Trust Co 414(h) Plan $437.63
628 Ron Raver Refund Utility Deposit #1490 $150.00
131853 Bomgaars Antifreeze, Ball Mount $58.93
131854 Mead Public Schools Liquor License – G & L Cafe Annual $300.00
131855 Menards – Elkhorn Door Kit $39.97
131856 Petty Cash Postage, Mileage, Meeting Expense $34.27
4280 Petty Cash Postage, Mileage, Meeting Expense $34.29
3383 Petty Cash Postage, Mileage, Meeting Expense $34.29
131857 Wahoo Computer Set Up Computer VO $115.00
4281 Wahoo Computer Set Up Computer VO $115.00
3384 Wahoo Computer Set Up Computer VO $115.00
4282 Core and Main Repairs $496.91
4283 NE Public Health Env Lab Water Tests $273.00
4284 Nicholas Raver Cell Phone Oct 2019 $70.00
33 NE Health and Human Services Plan / Spec Review Water Treatment Facility $7,600.00
4285 Thoroughbred Systems Radio Read Training $120.00
3385 Thoroughbred Systems Radio Read Training $120.00
131866 Matrix Trust Co 414(h) Plan $437.63
629 Laurie VanAckeren Refund Utility Deposit $150.00
4288 AWS Well Co Repairs – Core and Main $207.56
102619 Windstream Telephone $249.63
102719 Windstream Telephone $123.06
102819 Windstream Telephone $123.06
131867 Black Hills Energy Natural Gas $35.91
4289 Black Hills Energy Natural Gas $5.34
3386 Black Hills Energy Natural Gas $5.34
131868 NMC Lamp Skidloader $5.34
131869 Village of Mead Transfer – Water Project NDHHS #33 $7,600.00
131871 Inspro Insurance Insurance – Mower, Trailer $56.34
4290 Inspro Insurance Insurance – Mower, Trailer $56.33
3387 Inspro Insurance Insurance – Mower, Trailer $56.33
131872 Chase Computer, Programs, Supplies, Library Materials $1,306.79
4291 Chase Computer, Programs, Postage $794.72
3388 Chase Computer, Programs $773.02
131873 Petty Cash – Library Postage, Light Globe $16.52
131870 92West Website Support $89.00
131874 Frontier Fuel $73.91
4292 Frontier Fuel $57.26
3389 Frontier Fuel $57.26
34 Maquire Iron Tower Erection, Painting $47,430.00
3390 USA Blue Book PCST Tester $277.70
4293 One Call Concepts Locate Fee $9.59
131875 Verizon Police Cell $54.70
3391 Cummins Annual Inspection- Generator $327.50
110419 Wex Bank Fuel Police Cruiser $35.94
110319 NE Dept of Revenue Sales Tax Oct 2019 $1,411.30
35 Olsson Professional Fees – Water Project $34,760.45
110619 Internal Revenue Service SS/Med/FIT Oct 2019 $2,199.84
131880 Matrix Trust Co 414(h) Plan $437.62
3392 Municipal Supply – Omaha Parts $760.12
3393 Bomgaars Pump, Heater $129.98
131881 Constellation Natural Gas $14.04
3394 Midwest Laboratories Inc Testing Fees $31.66
4296 Municipal Supply – Omaha Tools, Parts $875.77
131882 OPPD Electricity $902.83
4297 OPPD Electricity $256.32
3395 OPPD Electricity $211.28
3396 Wahoo Newspaper Publications $146.44
4298 Wahoo Newspaper Publications $85.86
Payroll Fund $7,503.98

SCHEDULED GUEST:
Accountant Ed Schroeder presented the October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019 Audit Report. He highlighted all funds showed a profit other than the library, average expenses for the funds were up 3.8%, and overall the budget showed the village was in good shape.

Motion by Thorson, second by Felty, to approve the October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019 Audit Report. Vote: Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.

POLICE / ZONING ADMINISTRATOR / NUISANCE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER REPORT: Jerry Carlson
The Monthly Police report was reviewed. Chief Carlson reported satisfaction with Resolution 19-16 Nuisance Abatement and therefore declared it closed.

UTILITY/MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT: Nicholas Raver
Raver reported request from the engineer to erect the fence prior to installation of the water line; supplying temporary electrical power at the water site by SECO; work on water lines at N. Third Circle due to low water pressure at several houses; draining of the water lagoons into Johnson Creek to bring the water level to two inches; and installation of radio read add-on’s on several water meters.

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:
The minutes of the October 28 Regular Meeting and permits issued were accepted. Permits
being: 19-19 Justin Brabec, 503 S. Vine Street to remove and erect a garage and 19-20 Thomas Thorson, 401 S. Oak Street to mount a lean-to on a shed.

Noted was action taken by the Planning Commission to approve single lot splits to Russell Larson for properties described as 1499 Co Rd 11 and 1508 Co Road 11 and Audra Wirth for property described as 416 S. Vine Street.

Motion by Wimer, second by Thorson, to approve Building Permit 19-21, Village of Mead, 309 W. Second Street, to construct a water treatment facility and fence and Building Permit 19-22, Rocky and Kelly Abbott (R and K Country Store), 999 Co Rd M to mount an overhang on a building. Vote: Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 5-0.

CLERK REPORT: June Moline
Moline reported installation of the new computer for the village office, recommendation by Hancock Computer for a firewall on the computer, and Appreciation Dinner scheduled for January 5 at Farmer Brown’s Steakhouse, Waterloo.

Following discussion on what the village needs are as far as protection with a firewall, a motion was made by Guyle, second by Thorson, to approve purchase of firewall protection from Midwest Spec for $1,786.50. Vote: Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
Motion by Felty, second by Wielage, to approve third reading and adopt Ordinance No. 734, Water Installation Guidelines and Ordinance No. 735, Weed and Tree Removal Guidelines. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes; motion carried 5-0.

NEW BUSINESS:
Thorson introduced and motioned to approve first reading of Ordinance No. 736, Unsafe Buildings. Vote: Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Felty, second by Wimer, to authorize the Village Clerk and Chair to purchase a John Deere lawnmower from Platte Valley Equipment for $7,150.00 and a dump trailer from Klute for $7,150.00. Vote: Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.

Moline presented interest rates from three financial institutions to seek a loan for the lawnmower and dump trailer. Rates being: Bank of Mead 3.25%, Union Bank $4.5%, and Wahoo State Bank 4.5%.

Wimer introduced and motioned to adopt Resolution 19-18, Loan with the Bank of Mead at 3.25% for three years to purchase a lawnmower and dump trailer. The motion was seconded by Thorson. Vote: Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.

Discussion was held on disposal of the dump truck.

Motion by Felty, second by Wimer, to adjourn at 7:36 p.m. Vote: Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.

Gary Guyle, Chairman

June Moline, Clerk