PROCEEDINGS – VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
February 9, 2021
A Regular Meeting of the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, NE was held February 9, 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, Dan Simon, and Richard Wielage. Also present were Clerk June Moline and Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Nick Raver. Guests were Todd and Kym Clark, Eric Johnson, Levi Durnal, and Rick Miller.
Chairman Thorson called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
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 January 12 Regular Meeting were accepted.
Motion by Wielage, second by Thorson, to approve the Treasurer’s Report showing $685,360.10 total checking/savings balance ending January 31, 2021. Vote: Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Thorson, second by Felty, to approve Pay Certificate #7 to Neuvirth Construction in the amount of $173,963.05 for building, utilities, and miscellaneous on-site construction. Vote: Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Wielage, second by Felty, to approve the claims of $203,521.71 for payment. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes; motion carried 5-0. Claims being:
|4562||Nicholas Raver||Cell Phone Jan 2021||$70.00|
|4563||NE Public Health Env Lab||Water Tests||$15.00|
|4564||Thiele Geotech||Std. Proctor||$334.00|
|132435||Matriix Trust Co||414(h) Plan||$450.73|
|132436||Thiele Geotech||Materials Testing||$1,207.00|
|132438||Village of Mead Water Fd||Reimburse Thiele Invoice #71636||$334.00|
|660||Jordan Spatz||Refund Utility Deposit||$150.00|
|661||Daniel Simon Jr||Refund Utility Deposit||$150.00|
|132440||Post Office||Postage – Clark Variance||$49.00|
|3866||Mead Public Schools||Newsletter Feb 2021||$3.99|
|132441||Wahoo Public Library||Library Patron Cards||$75.00|
|132445||Matrix Trust Co||414(h) Plan||$450.73|
|12821||IRS||SS/Med/FIT Jan 2021||$2,246.70|
|132446||Black Hills Energy||Natural Gas||$109.03|
|4572||Black Hills Energy||Natural Gas||$18.66|
|3868||Black Hills Energy||Natural Gas||$18.66|
|132447||Konecky Oil||Fuel – Pickup||$52.24|
|4573||Konecky Oil||Fuel – Pickup||$52.24|
|3869||Konecky Oil||Fuel – Pickup||$52.24|
|132448||Petty Cash – Library||Library Postage, Supplies||$28.00|
|4574||Water Engineering||Water Product||$459.14|
|132449||Chase||Office Supplies Library Supplies, Materials||$482.11|
|132450||Miller Property||Building Inspections (8)||$160.00|
|4576||One Call Concepts||Locate Fees||$2.31|
|132451||Verizon||Police Cell / Phone||$53.46|
|20321||NE Dept of Revenue||Sales Tax Jan 2021||$1,299.25|
|73||Neuvirth Construction||Building, Utilties, Miscellaneous On-site||$173,963.05|
|132453||Wells Fargo Bank||Ethanol Plant Tax Jan 2021||$7,005.74|
Motion by Thorson, second by Lee, to adjourn to a public hearing at 6:06 p.m. Vote: Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Thorson called the hearing to order at 6:06 p.m. with roll call. Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Lee, Simon, and Wielage.
Motion by Felty, second by Lee, to adopt the agenda. Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Chairman stated the purpose of the hearing is to review an application from Greg and Laura Clark, with Planning Commission recommendation, and hear public input for a variance of District 11-307, District (R-2) Multiple Family Residential District D.1. Minimum lot size, D.2.a. Front yard depth, and D.2.c. Rear yard depth, on property described as: 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 Street, Mead, Nebraska.
Thorson called for public input.
Motion by Simon, second by Lee, to adjourn to a Board of Adjustment meeting at 6:08 p.m. Vote: Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.
The board reconvened in regular session at 6:13 p.m.
UNSCHEDULED GUEST: Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson inquired what his liability and responsibility would be if a sidewalk were installed to the east of his property. Thorson stated that the sidewalk would connect N. Third Circle street to the street leading to the elementary school and would be placed within the village’s right-of-way. Therefore, he would not have any responsibility.
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:
Motion by Felty, second by Simon, to approve a Building Permit to Jim and Steve Hollst to install a replacement well on 74.34 acres located west of Mead. Vote: Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Lee, second by Wielage, to approve a Building Permit to Greg and Laura Clark to move a house and construct a garage at 421 S. Cedar Street. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Discussion was held on police support during Chief Carlson’s absence.
The minutes of the January 5 Library Board Meeting were accepted.
UTILITY/MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: Nick Raver
Raver reported the PTO on the tractor needs to be looked at and upcoming water inspection in May.
CLERK REPORT: June Moline
Moline reported 8 hours of training required for all municipal treasurer’s under LB 781, annual letter to residents, letter to resident’s regarding water rates, water project is now on the grant portion of the project for funding, and requested vacation time in June.
The attorney’s response regarding the Neighborhood Business District was reviewed.
Felty introduced and motioned to approve first reading of Ordinance No. 760, Annual Franchise Agreement with Waste Connections to provide trash service, Ordinance No. 761, Annual Franchise Agreement with Roadrunner Transportation to provide trash service, and Ordinance No. 762, Annual Franchise Agreement with S2 Refuse and Recycling to provide trash service. 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 Thorson, to approve a Master Agreement for Professional Services with Olsson for services for 2021. Vote: Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Thorson introduced and motioned to waive three readings and adopt Ordinance No. 764, Issuance of a General Obligation Water Bond, Series 2021, in the principal amount of $2,425,000.00 for the purpose of constructing additions and improvements to the water system. Wielage seconded the motion. Vote: Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes; motion carried 5-0.
ORDINANCE NO. 764
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A GENERAL OBLIGATION WATER BOND, SERIES 2021, OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, NEBRASKA, IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF TWO MILLION FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($2,425,000.00) FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WATER SYSTEM, PRESCRIBING THE FORM OF THE BOND, PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY OF TAXES TO PAY THE BOND, ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT ON BEHALF OF THE VILLAGE WITH THE HOLDER OF THE BOND.
Consideration to construct a sidewalk from N. Third Circle to Mead Elementary School was discussed. Part-time summer maintenance employee will be discussed in detail at the March 9 meeting.
Motion by Thorson, second by Lee, to permit Karen’s Spirit’s and Smokes to pursue a Special Designated Liquor License for April 17 to serve liquor at the Mead Community Building / Fire Hall to host a Educational Fund fundraiser. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Felty, second by Lee, to adjourn at 6:55 p.m. Vote: Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.
William Thorson, Chairman
June Moline, Clerk