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  PROCEEDINGS – VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES

March 10, 2015

 

A Regular Meeting of the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, NE was held March 10, 2015 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 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 Gary Guyle; Trustees PJ Nicola, Richard Wielage and Rod Wimer.  Absent was Trustee Shawn Havelka. Also present were Clerk June Moline and Police Chief Jerry Carlson.  Guests present were Colleen Morrissey and Perry Storm, Jr.

 

The posting of the Open Meetings Law was noted.

 

Motion by Wielage second by Wimer to adopt the agenda.  Vote:  Guyle-yes, Havelka-absent, Nicola-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 4-0.

 

The minutes of the February 10 Regular Meeting stood approved as presented.

 

Motion by Wimer, second by Wielage to approve the Treasurer’s Report showing $577,049.74 total checking/savings balance ending February 28, 2015.  Vote: Havelka-absent, Nicola-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Guyle-yes; motion carried 4-0. 

 

Motion by Wielage, second by Wimer to approve the claims of $119,317.94 for payment.  Vote:  Nicola-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Guyle-yes, Havelka-absent; motion carried 4-0. Claims being:

 

129395
Post Office
Stamps
$49.00
3226
Post Office
Stamps
$49.00
2796
Post Office
Stamps
$49.00
129396
Constellation Energy
Natural Gas
$174.94
3227
Constellation Energy
Natural Gas
$30.13
2797
Constellation Energy
Natural Gas
$30.13
2799
Young & White Law Offices
Legal Fees Land Case
$1,298.71
129397
Amazon
Library Materials
$200.58
3228
Bomgaars
Paint
$5.39
2800
Bomgaars
Paint
$5.39
129407
Big Rig
Snowplow Repairs
$192.48
129406
MG Trust Co
414(h) Plan
$341.30
22015
Internal Revenue Service
SS/Med/FIT Feb 2015
$2,055.30
3229
NE Public Health Environmental Lab
Water Tests
$31.00
129408
Mead Public Schools
Newsletter – Mar 2015
$6.83
129409
Petty Cash
Postage, Supplies, Mileage
$14.81
3230
Petty Cash
Postage, Supplies, Mileage
$14.81
2804
Petty Cash
Postage, Supplies, Mileage
$14.81
2798
Saunders County Court Clerk
Land  – Ecklund
$100,000.00
129411
Petty Cash – Library
Supplies, Program Supplies
$23.01
554
Eddie Couch
Refund Utility Deposit
$150.00
555
Thomas Shubert
Refund Utility Deposit
$75.00
129410
OfficeNet
Shredder
$64.59
3231
OfficeNet
Shredder
$64.60
2805
OfficeNet
Shredder
$64.60
022715
Windstream
Telephone
$200.74
22815
Windstream
Telelphone
$106.61
22915
Windstream
Telephone
$106.61
129412
Black Hills Energy
Natural Gas
$73.59
3232
Black Hills Energy
Natural Gas
$11.79
2806
Black Hills Energy
Natural Gas
$11.79
30215
Wex Bank
Fuel – Police Cruiser
$30.77
3233
Lowe’s
Repairs – Wellhouse
$86.75
129413
Constellation Energy
Natural Gas
$146.98
3234
Constellation Energy
Natural Gas
$24.50
2807
Constellation Energy
Natural Gas
$24.50
129414
Konecky Oil Co Inc
Fuel, Repairs
$65.00
3235
Konecky Oil Co Inc
Fuel, Repairs
$65.01
2808
Konecky Oil Co Inc
Fuel, Repairs
$65.01
30515
NE Dept of Revenue
Sales Tax  Feb 2015
$866.19
129418
MG Trust Co
414(h) Plan
$339.64
129419
Crouch Recreation
Picnic Tables (3)
$2,268.00
129420
Frontier Coop Co
Fuel
$60.01
3236
Frontier Coop Co
Fuel
$60.01
2811
Frontier Coop Co
Fuel
$60.01
129421
OPPD
Electricity
$1,285.54
3237
OPPD
Electricity
$353.49
2812
OPPD
Electricity
$319.13
129422
Verizon
Police Cell
$66.37
129423
Wahoo Newspaper
Publications
$141.87
129425
Wells Fargo Bank
Ethanol Plant Tax Feb 2015
$1,157.77
Payroll Fund
$6,314.85

 

Motion by Wielage, second by Wimer to approve the purchase of three picnic tables for the park from Crouch Recreation at a cost of $2,268.00.  Vote:  Wimer-yes, Guyle-yes, Havelka-absent, Nicola-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 4-0.

 

Motion by Wimer, second by Wielage to enter a Public Hearing at 6:09 p.m.  Vote:  Guyle-yes, Havelka-absent, Nicola-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 4-0.

 

PUBLIC HEARING:
Motion by Wielage, second by Nicola to adopt the agenda.  Vote:  Nicola-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Guyle-yes, Havelka-absent; motion carried 4-0.

 

Guyle reported the purpose of the hearing was to address an application from Colleen Morrissey to subdivide property described as Lot 3 of Hannan’s Subdivision, Mead.  The board raised questions as to whether Mr. Storm realized that the land sat in a low plane and that concerns had been raised in the past regarding drainage of the subdivision properties.  He said he was planning to construct the basement 3’ deep and 5’ out and that he understood drainage concerns that had been addressed by the board in the past.

 

Motion by Wimer, second by Wielage to adjourn at 6:12 p.m.  Vote:  Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Guyle-yes, Havelka-absent, Nicola-yes; motion carried 4-0.

 

UTILITY/MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT REPORT:  Nick Raver

A written report was read from Raver.  Reported was a bid from Maguire Iron for $15,870.00, dated December 5, 2015 to make repairs to the water tower before the next mandatory cleaning date of 2017.  Raver is to seek current bids to consider the project.  Repairs are being made to the non-working meters in town.

 

POLICE REPORT:  Jerry Carlson

The Monthly Police Report was presented.   Carlson addressed the proposed amendment to the nuisance code and potential nuisance properties.

 

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:

The minutes of the February 23 Regular Meeting and Public Hearing were reviewed.  Permits approved were:  15-01, Perry Storm to remove a house at 1555 Co Rd 10 and 15-02, Perry Storm to relocate the house from 1555 Co Rd 10 to 405 E. Fourth St. with the construction of a basement prior to doing so.

 

LIBRARY REPORT: 

The resignation of Library Director, Nancy Black, and Library Aide, Patsy Miller, were acknowledged.

 

CLERK REPORT:  June Moline

Moline reported receipt of three picnic tables and required assembly of new framework to three old tables at the park. 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Motion by Wimer, second by Nicola to approve second reading of Ordinance No. 657, Nuisance Abatement.  Vote:  Wimer-yes, Guyle-yes, Havelka-absent, Nicola-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 4-0.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Wielage introduced and motioned, second by Nicola to adopt Resolution 15-05, Replat Hannan’s Subdivision, Lot 3.  Vote:  Guyle-yes, Havelka-absent, Nicola-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 4-0.

 

Resolution 15-05

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, NEBRASKA, APPROVES THE TRANSFER OF PROPERTY FROM COLLEEN MORRISSEY TO PERRY STORM.

 

WHEREAS, Colleen Morrissey, proposes to replat Hannan’s Subdivision, Lot 3, a subdivision, as surveyed, platted and recorded in Saunders County, Nebraska, described as follows:

 

LOT “A”

A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN LOT 3, HANNAN’S SUBDIVISION AS PLATTED IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE 6TH P.M., SAUNDERS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 3; THENCE N89°53’22″E (ASSUMED BEARING) ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 3, A DISTANCE OF 169.22 FEET; THENCE S00°00’00″E, PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 3, A DISTANCE OF 260.00 FEET; THENCE S89°53’22″W, PARALLEL WITH SAID NORTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 169.22 FEET TO SAID WEST LINE; THENCE N00°00’00″E ON SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 260.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1.01 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

 

LOT “B”

LOT 3, HANNAN’S SUBDIVISION AS PLATTED IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE 6TH P.M., SAUNDERS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, EXCEPT THAT PART BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 3; THENCE N89°53’22″E (ASSUMED BEARING) ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 3, A DISTANCE OF 169.22 FEET; THENCE S00°00’00″E, PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 3, A DISTANCE OF 260.00 FEET; THENCE S89°53’22″W, PARALLEL WITH SAID NORTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 169.22 FEET TO SAID WEST LINE; THENCE N00°00’00″E ON SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 260.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1.01 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, THE REMAINDER, CONTAINING 2.14 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

 

Motion by Wimer, second by Wielage to approve a Special Permit to Perry and Diane Storm to move a house from 1555 Co Rd 10 to 405 E. Fourth St.  Vote:  Nicola-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Guyle-yes, Havelka-absent; motion carried 4-0.

 

Motion by Wielage, second by Wimer to approve a Special Services Contract with SENDD to complete a Community Survey seeking CDBG funding.  Vote:  Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Guyle-yes, Havelka-absent, Nicola-yes; motion carried 4-0.

 

Wielage introduced and motioned, second by Wimer to waive three readings and adopt Ordinance No. 658 to amend Chapter 3, Departments; Article 7, Utilities Generally; Section 3-701, Utilities Generally; Discontinuance of Service; Notice Procedure; with the addition of an Installment Payment Plan.  A second to the motion was made by Wimer.  Vote:  Wimer-yes, Guyle-yes, Havelka-absent, Nicola-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 4-0.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 658

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, SAUNDERS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, TO AMEND CHAPTER 3 DEPARTMENTS, OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, NEBRASKA, BY THE AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 7, UTILITIES GENERALLY; SECTION 3-701, UTILITIES GENERALLY; DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE; NOTICE PROCEDURE; WITH THE ADDITION OF AN INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLAN; TO PROVIDE THAT THE CHAIR AND THE APPROPRIATE DEPARTMENT, WHETHER ONE OR MORE, OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, NEBRASKA, ARE AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO IMPLEMENT THIS ORDINANCE; TO PROVIDE FOR THE SEVERABILITY OF ANY SECTION, CLAUSE, PROVISION OR PORTION FOUND UNCONSTITUTIONAL OR INVALID; TO REPEAL ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; TO PROVIDE THAT THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE PUBLISHED WITHIN THE FIRST 15 DAYS AFTER ITS PASSAGE AND APPROVAL EITHER IN PAMPHLET FORM OR BY POSTING IN THREE PUBLIC PLACES IN THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, NEBRASKA, AND SHALL BE IN FULL FORCE AND TAKE EFFECT ON FEBRUARY 25, 2015 AFTER ITS PASSAGE AND APPROVAL, AS PROVIDED BY LAW AND AS PROVIDED HEREIN; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BECOME AND BE MADE A PART OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, NEBRASKA.

 

Wimer introduced and motioned, second by Wielage to adopt Resolution 15-07, Loan with the Bank of Mead for $100,000.00 for land settlement used for the purpose to locate the villages’ lagoon system.  Vote:  Guyle-yes, Havelka-absent, Nicola-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 4-0.

 

RESOLUTION 15-07

 

WHEREAS, the Village of Mead Board of Trustees, Mead, Saunders County, Nebraska, authorizes that a loan be taken with the Bank of Mead for a settlement agreement for all outstanding issues between the parties in the land dispute.

 

WHEREAS, a loan shall be drawn with the Bank of Mead for the settlement agreement for the land dispute;

 

WHEREAS, a loan with the Bank of Mead shall be drawn for a settlement agreement of $100,000.00;

 

WHEREAS, the following loan repayment schedule to the Bank of Mead by the Village of Mead, Saunders County, Nebraska, shall be established:

 

                        $20,000.00 principal plus interest, due September 15, 2015

                        $20,000.00 principal plus interest, due September 15, 2016

                        $20,000.00 principal plus interest, due September 15, 2017

                        $20,000.00 principal plus interest, due September 15, 2018

                        $20,000.00 principal plus interest, due September 15, 2019

 

WHEREAS, a rate of 2.75% interest rate has been established with a maturity due date of the loan being September 15, 2019.

 

Wimer introduced and motioned, second by Nicola to adopt Resolution 15-08, Special Designated Liquor License to C & J Country Store to host a wedding reception at the Mead Community Building on May 30, 2015.  Vote:  Nicola-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Guyle-yes, Havelka-absent; motion carried 4-0.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 15-08

 

A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT A POLICY REQUIRING A SPECIAL DESIGNATED LIQUOR LICENSE IS IN PLACE AT ALL PRIVATE OR PUBLIC FUNCTIONS HELD ON PUBLIC PROPERTY.

 

WHEREAS,        the purchase of a Special Designated Liquor License must be obtained from the Nebraska Liquor Commission; and

 

WHEREAS,        the applicant, C & J Country Store, submitted a request to submit an application to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission for a Special Designated Liquor License for a Wedding Reception at the Mead Community Building on Saturday, May 30, 2015;

 

WHEREAS,       the Village Board of Trustees received board approval to submit the application at the March 10, 2015 Regular Board Meeting; and

 

WHEREAS,        the approved application shall be submitted to the Nebraska Liquor Commission by the Village Clerk ten (10) days prior to the event; and

 

WHEREAS,        a fee of $40.00 shall be submitted to the Commission along with the application.

 

Discussion on the duties of a Nuisance Enforcement Officer was tabled until the April 14 regular board meeting.

 

Motion by Wielage, second by Nicola to enter Executive Session at 7:10 p.m. for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual for the annual reviews of the Police Chief, Park Custodian, Dumpmaster and Utility Assistant.  Vote:  Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Guyle-yes, Havelka-absent, Nicola-yes; motion carried 4-0.

 

Motion by Guyle, second by Wielage to return to Regular Session at 7:30 p.m.  Vote:  Wimer-yes, Guyle-yes, Havelka-absent, Nicola-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 4-0.

 

Motion by Wielage, second by Nicola to award 3% wage increases to the Summer Park Custodian, Dumpmaster and Utility Assistant.  Vote:  Guyle-yes, Havelka-absent, Nicola-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-abstain; motion carried 3-0 with one abstention.  The evaluation of the Police Chief was tabled until the April 14 regular board meeting.

 

Motion by Wielage, second by Nicola to adjourn at 7:31 p.m.  Vote:  Nicola-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Guyle-yes, Havelka-absent; motion carried 4-0.

 

Gary Guyle, Chairman

June Moline, Clerk