PROCEEDINGS – VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
July 13, 2021
A Regular Meeting of the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, NE was held July 13, 2021 at the Mead Community Building. 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 in the Wahoo Newspaper and 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, Jason Lee, Daniel Simon, and Richard Wielage. Also present were Clerk June Moline and Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Nicholas Raver. Guest was Levi Durnal.
The posting of the Open Meetings Law was noted.
Motion by Felty, second by Wielage, to adopt the agenda. Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.
The minutes of the June 8 Regular Meeting and Public Hearing, June 8 Board of Adjustment Regular Meeting and Public Hearing, and June 21 Special Meeting were accepted.
Motion by Felty, second by Wielage, to approve the Treasurer’s Report showing $752,504.51 total checking/savings balance ending June 30, 2021. Vote: Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Simon, second by Thorson, to approve Pay Certificate #12 to Neuvirth Construction in the amount of $40,607.75 for electrical, finish, painting, site, seeding, and miscellaneous site features work with the project being 98% complete. It was discussed that the grass at the site is not growing. Thorson explained that we have the warranty to back up any issues in the future. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Thorson, second by Felty, to approve Pay Certificate #5 to Kurita America in the amount of $27,939.70 for start-up, contingent on final approval after all concerns are working to the board’s satisfaction. Concerns were expressed about filters, pilot testing and the main valve not working properly. Vote: Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Felty, second by Wielage, to approve the claims of $122,474.41 for payment. Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0, with Thorson abstaining on Check #132639. Claims being:
|4647||Hawkins Inc||Water Product – Water Project||$2,863.41|
|132618||Nicholas Raver||Cell Phone Jun 2021||$70.00|
|132619||Saunders County Clerk||Fee – Primary and General Elections 2020||$135.76|
|4648||Saunders County Clerk||Fee – Primary and General Elections 2020||$135.76|
|3945||Saunders County Clerk||Fee – Primary and General Elections 2020||$135.76|
|132620||Post Office||Postage – Scribner Zoning||$98.00|
|132621||Wahoo Concrete||Concrete – Four Areas||$476.00|
|132633||Matrix Trust Company||414(h) Plan||$457.28|
|61721||Internal Revenue Service||SS/Med/FIT Jun 2021||$2,559.78|
|61821||Nebraska Department of Revenue||SIT Qtr 2 2021||$1,017.06|
|4649||NE Public Health Environmental Lab||Water Tests||$15.00|
|132634||Roadrunner Transportation||Roll-offs – Clean-up Day 2021||$1,144.80|
|132635||All Sweep||Street Cleaning||$1,500.00|
|4650||SECO Electric||Repairs – WTP||$257.33|
|4651||Bomgaars||Fertilizer, Mulch, Hose, Sprinkler||$148.96|
|86||Village of Mead Water Fund||USDA – Reimburse Invoices – Water Project||$1,605.37|
|4652||Menards – Elkhorn||Supplies – WTP||$74.50|
|132637||Petty Cash||Postage, Gift Card, Refund||$55.24|
|87||Olsson||Professional Fees – Water Project 5/9/21 – 6/12/21||$19,192.82|
|132638||Midwest Radar & Equipment||Test Radar||$40.00|
|132639||Big Red Home Improvement||Concrete Replacement (4), Toilet, Repair Toilets at Park||$2,874.00|
|4654||AWS Well Co||Drain – WTP||$17.92|
|132640||Bromm, Lindahl, et al||Legal Fees||$82.66|
|4655||Bromm, Lindahl, et al||Legal Fees||$82.67|
|3949||Bromm, Lindahl, et al||Legal Fees||$82.67|
|88||Kurita America, Inc||Start-up||$27,939.70|
|132641||Raider-Nation Autoplex||Fuel Filters – Tractor||$13.92|
|4656||Raider-Nation Autoplex||Fuel Filters – Tractor||$13.92|
|3950||Raider-Nation Autoplex||Fuel Filters – Tractor||$100.00|
|89||Neuvirth Construction Inc||Electrical, finish, painting, seeding, misc. site||$40,607.75|
|132642||Chase Ink||Office Supplies, Li brary Supplies||$575.69|
|4657||Chase Ink||Computer, Office Supplies||$1,706.29|
|3951||Chase Ink||Office Supplies||$205.51|
|132643||Amazon||Library Materials, Flag||$75.32|
|132644||Petty Cash – Library||Postage||$3.86|
|4658||One Call Concepts||Locate Fees||$12.30|
|132656||Matrix Trust Company||414(h) Plan||$457.28|
|4659||Municipal Supply Inc of Omaha||Repairs – 21 N Third Circle||$390.23|
|4660||USA Blue Book||Testing Supplies||$290.67|
|132657||Verizon||Police Cell / Phone||$53.49|
|70621||NE Dept of Revenue||Sales Tax June 2021||$1,846.26|
|132661||Miller Property & Lawn Service||Building Inspections (4)||$80.00|
|132662||Omaha Public Power District||Electricity||$1,052.69|
|4663||Omaha Public Power District||Electricity||$658.51|
|3954||Omaha Public Power District||Electricity||$142.02|
|132663||Roadrunner Transportation||Roll-off – Mead Days 2021||$224.00|
|4664||Girmus Investments||Reimburse Engineering Fee||$41.50|
|3955||Girmus Investments||Reimburse Engineering Fee||$41.50|
|132664||Menards – Elkhorn||Tools||$21.64|
|4665||Menards – Elkhorn||Tools||$21.64|
|3956||Menards – Elkhorn||Tools||$21.64|
|132665||Nebraska Municipal Clerks Assoc.||Clerk Dues 10/1/21 – 9/30/21||$25.00|
|132666||Three Rivers Clerks Association||Clerk Dues 10/1/21 – 9/30/22||$10.00|
Thorson announced that the public hearing that was scheduled to address a petition from David Scribner to rezone property described as Lot 3 Girmus Subdivision 2-14-8, Mead, commonly known as 1450 Girmus Drive, Mead, Saunders County, Nebraska will be rescheduled for August 10, as the Planning Commission tabled any action at their June 28 meeting and therefore did not submit a recommendation to the Board of Trustees. Planning Commission Chairman Levi Durnal explained the reasoning behind the tabling of any action on the request.
POLICE REPORT: Jerry Carlson
Motion by Lee, second by Simon, that steps be taken to enforce Nuisance Abatements on properties described by Resolutions 20-10 and 21-05, due to not meeting deadlines. Vote: Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Simon introduced and motioned to adopt Resolution 21-07, Notice of Nuisance on property described as Lots 7, 9 and 11, Blk 25, Original Town Mead and Lots 1, 3 and 5, Blk 25, Original Town Mead, commonly known as 307 S. Cedar Street, Mead, Saunders County, Nebraska. Lee seconded the motion. Vote: Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes; motion carried 5-0.
UTILITIES/MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: Nick Raver
Raver discussed the municipal code requirement that a back-flow device be installed at a business; expressed need for a new tractor, presented issues at the water treatment plant, water test results, and will order agri-lime for the ballfields.
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:
The minutes of the June 28 Regular Meeting and Public Hearing were accepted.
The minutes of the June 6 Library Board meeting and the resignation of Library Director Jessica Colabello were accepted.
Motion by Felty, second by Thorson, to approve the hire of Laurie VanAckeren as Library Director. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes; motion carried 5-0.
CLERK REPORT: June Moline
Moline reported help from Pat Petersen, Nebraska Rural Water, in locating shut-off’s, delinquent water/sewer account, presented a list of meters requiring maintenance, request from a homeowner to replace a sprinkler head damaged last winter, and inquired how much to pay the Mead Ball Association for umpires this year. Angie Siske had informed her the total cost was $300.00. The board budgets $1,000, which in normal years covers half the cost. Angie said so few teams require umpires that future years look as though the cost will be approximately $300. The board approved paying $300 for umpires this year. Three Rivers Health Department had inquired about the possibility of setting up a portable walk-in vaccination site in the future for ages 12 and up. They would get back to Moline if they wish to pursue this avenue.
Motion by Lee, second by Thorson, to send $50 to Nebraska Rural Water for their help in locating shut-off’s. Vote: Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Felty, second by Lee, to accept the Municipal Allocation of Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funding. Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Three bids were opened for fencing the perimeter of the water facility. Motion by Felty, second by Wielage, to accept the bid proposal from Lincoln Fence Contractors for $21,579.00. Vote: Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Wielage, second by Felty, to approve John Haag as Back-up Water Operator. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Discussion was held on the offer of appreciation by Olsson for baseball tickets to a Salt Dogs baseball game. Annual review of Conditional Use Permits was held. A complaint on location of the fireworks stand was addressed. The reported protest of property valuation by AltEn was noted.
Motion by Felty, second by Lee, to enter executive session at 7:04 p.m. to prevent needles injury to an individual’s reputation for annual reviews. Vote: Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.
The board reconvened in regular session at 7:18 p.m.
Felty introduced, motioned to waive three readings and adopt Ordinance No. 774, Amend wages with the follow increases: Police Chief / Zoning Administrator / Nuisance Enforcement Officer 2.5%, Utilities / Maintenance Superintendent 7.65%, Library Aide 2.5%, and Back-up Water / Sewer Operator 1.33%. The motion was seconded by Lee. Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Wielage, second by Lee, to adjourn at 7:24 p.m. Vote: Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.
William Thorson, Chairman
June Moline, Clerk