PROCEEDINGS – VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
May 9, 2023
A Regular Meeting of the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, NE was held May 9, 2023 at the 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 in the Wahoo Newspaper and 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, Jason Lee, Daniel Simon, and Richard Wielage. Also present were Clerk June Moline and Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Shannon Luetkenhaus. Guests were Jason Jorgensen, Jennifer Peters and Andy Jackson.
The posting of the Open Meetings Law was noted as posted at the entrance.
Motion by Simon, second by Lee, to adopt the agenda. Vote: Felty-yes Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.
The minutes of the April 11 Regular Meeting and April 12 Special Meeting were accepted.
Motion by Wielage, second by Felty, to approve the Treasurer’s Report showing $1,247,095.70 total checking/savings balance ending April 30, 2023. Vote: Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Felty, second by Simon, to approve the claims of $64,880.14 for payment. Vote: Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes; motion carried 5-0. Claims being:
|4/12/2023+A4:E35||4271||Shannon Luetkenhaus||Cell Phone Apr 2023||$70.00|
|04/12/2023||185||UMB Bank NA||Interest GO Paving Bonds||$976.25|
|04/17/2023||5086||Wahoo Utilities||Contracted Services Mar 2023||$681.05|
|04/20/2023||4273||All Star Plumbing||Hydro-Jet Sewer Lines||$925.00|
|04/20/2023||133549||Platte Valley Equipment||Mower, XUV Oil Change||$102.67|
|04/20/2023||5088||Platte Valley Equipment||Mower, XUV Oil Change||$102.66|
|04/20/2023||4274||Platte Valley Equipment||Mower, XUV Oil Change||$102.66|
|04/21/2023||42023||Matrix Trust Company||414(h) Plan||$465.10|
|04/21/2023||42123||Internal Revenue Service||SS/Med/FIT Apr 2023||$2,297.62|
|04/21/2023||5089||NE Public Health Environmental Lab||Water Tests||$34.00|
|04/21/2023||133560||Petty Cash||Postage, Supplies, Mileage||$49.52|
|04/21/2023||5090||Petty Cash||Postage, Supplies, Mileage||$25.81|
|04/21/2023||4277||Petty Cash||Postage, Supplies, Mileage||$25.81|
|04/24/2023||5091||USA Blue Book||Dionized Water, Hydrant Marker||$118.37|
|04/26/2023||133561||Demco||Library Doodle Bag||$35.80|
|04/26/2023||133562||William Thorson||Memorial – Thomas Thorson||$100.00|
|04/26/2023||133563||Laurie VanAckeren||Library Mileage||$10.81|
|04/30/2023||133564||Black Hills Energy||Natural Gas||$97.91|
|04/30/2023||5093||Black Hills Energy||Natural Gas||$13.22|
|04/30/2023||4278||Black Hills Energy||Natural Gas||$13.22|
|04/30/2023||133565||Chase Ink||Garage Sale Ads, Library Supplies/Materials||$325.57|
|04/30/2023||5094||Hawkins Inc||Water Products||$562.20|
|04/30/2023||133566||Marvin Planning Consulting LLC||Consulting Comprehensive Plan||$850.00|
|05/02/2023||5095||One Call Concepts||Locate Fees||$15.08|
|05/02/2023||133567||Petty Cash – Library||Postage, Supplies||$33.68|
|05/02/2023||133568||Southeast Library System||Library SEL Training||$12.50|
|05/03/2023||133569||Laurie VanAckeren||Library Supplies||$264.41|
|05/03/2023||133570||Konecky Oil Co||Fuel||$96.02|
|05/03/2023||5096||Konecky Oil Co||Fuel||$41.52|
|05/03/2023||4279||Konecky Oil Co||Fuel||$41.52|
|05/03/2023||133571||SECO Electric||Batters Cage, Hotsy, Decorative Light, Ballfield Lights||$35,952.99|
|05/03/2023||5097||SECO Electric||Repairs Hotsy Line||$2,184.15|
|05/03/2023||50323||NE Dept of Revenue||Sales Tax Apr 2023||$697.74|
|05/04/2023||133573||Eakes Office Solutions||Office, Custodial Supplies||$148.74|
|05/04/2023||5098||Frontier Cooperative||Rent Annual Propane Tank||$4.17|
|05/04/2023||133574||Helena Agri-Enterprises||Weed Killer||$50.00|
|05/04/2023||5099||Helena Agri-Enterprises||Weed Killer||$25.00|
|05/04/2023||4280||Helena Agri-Enterprises||Weed Killer||$25.00|
|05/04/2023||4281||Johnson Service Co||Clean Storm Sewer||$2,750.00|
|05/05/2023||50523||Matrix Trust Company||414(h) Plan||$465.10|
|05/05/2023||133580||Lee Enterprises||Publications, Garage Sale Ads||$475.74|
|05/05/2023||5100||AWS Well Co||Replace Curb Stop 106 N Elm||$500.00|
|05/08/2023||133582||Omaha Public Power District||Electricity||$1,029.83|
|05/08/2023||5102||Omaha Public Power District||Electricity||$1,016.13|
|05/08/2023||4285||Omaha Public Power District||Electricity||$170.19|
Motion by Lee, second by Simon, to adjourn to a Public Hearing at 6:02 p.m. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Chairman Thorson called the hearing to order at 6:02 p.m. with the following Trustees answering roll call:
Chairman William Thorson; Trustees Jason Felty, Jason Lee, Daniel Simon and Richard Wielage.
Thorson noted the posting of the Opens Meeting Act.
Motion by Wielage, second by Felty, to adopt the agenda. Vote: Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Thorson stated the purpose of the hearing was to hear testimony of support, opposition, criticism, suggestions, or observations with regard to the follow:
A petition for a variance and/or interpretation to the zoning regulations as applied to 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. The petition from Greg and Laura Clark is seeking to erect a single-family dwelling on the property. Erection of the dwelling will not meet the minimum lot size and front yard and rear yard setbacks.
Thorson called for public input.
Motion by Wielage, second by Felty, to adjourn at 6:08 p.m. Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Thorson reported that no concerns have been expressed regarding erecting a home at 421 S. Cedar Street. One member expressed concern that a variance could create a blind spot at the corner where the house would set.
Motion by Thorson, second by Lee, to deny the petition to erect a single-family dwelling on the property located at 421 S. Cedar Street. Vote: Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Moton by Wielage, second by Lee, to adjourn to a Board of Adjustment Regular Meeting at 6:10 p.m. Vote: Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes; motion carried 5-0.
The board returned to Regular Session at 6:15 p.m.
Jennifer Peters, Black Hills Energy, presented the process for renewal of the 25-year franchise agreement between the Village and Black Hills Energy.
Lee introduced and motioned to waive three readings of Ordinance No. 812, Franchise Fee on natural gas companies operating in the Village of Mead, Nebraska. Simon seconded the motion. Vote: Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Lee, second by Simon, to adopt Ordinance No. 812. Vote: Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Ordinance No. 812
An ordinance establishing a franchise fee
on natural gas companies
operating in the Village of Mead, Nebraska.
Lee introduced and motioned to waive three readings of Ordinance No. 813, Franchise Agreement with Black Hills Nebraska Gas, LLC d/b/a Black Hills Energy. The vote was seconded by Simon. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Simon, second by Thorson, to adopt Ordinance No. 813. Vote: Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Ordinance No. 813
An Ordinance granting Black Hills Nebraska Gas, LLC d/b/a
Black Hills Energy, a Delaware corporation, its lessees, successors and assigns,
a natural gas franchise and the authority to construct, operate, maintain, and extend
a natural gas distribution plant and system, and granting the right to use the streets, alleys, and other public places within the present or future corporate limits of the
Village of Mead, Nebraska.
Motion by Lee, second by Simon, to approve repair/replacement of water hydrants using ARPA funding. Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Felty, second by Wielage, to approve Interlocal Agreement with the City of Wahoo for mosquito control for 2023 at $450.00 per application. Vote: Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Discussion was held on participation in the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program. No action was taken.
A complaint was discussed regarding livestock within village limits.
UTILITIES/MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT: Shannon Luetkenhaus
Luetkenhaus presented a list of duties completed within the last month: locating meter shut-offs, mowing and spraying, upkeep at the dump, daily duties at the water plant, and annual maintenance of the storm sewer system was recently completed by Johnson and Johnson. She reported approved hiring of Tristan Zwiener for summer maintenance, an electrical wire damaged during trenching at the Water Treatment Plant, dump issues, and police concerns. Information was presented on replacement of the XUV.
A status report was presented on a personal injury.
BUILDING AND ZONING ADMINISTRATOR
Review of a Building Permit from Frontier Cooperative Company to erect three 68’ X 116’ tall concrete bins was held. The board would like to see concrete placed at the turn-around site rather than white rock.
CLERK: June Moline
Motion by Thorson, second by Lee, to approve reinvesting Certificates of Deposits for a higher interest rate when they mature. Vote: Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried.
Discussion items were noise at Frontier’s flat storage building and a delinquent water/sewer account.
Motion by Simon, second by Thorson, to adjourn at 7:35 p.m. Vote: Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Simon-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.
William Thorson, Chairman
June Moline, Clerk