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PROCEEDINGS – VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
March 10, 2020

A Regular Meeting of the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, NE was held March 10, 2020 at the Village Office. 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 Gary Guyle, Richard Wielage, and Rodney Wimer. Absent was Jason Felty. Also present was Clerk June Moline. Guest was Rick Miller.

The posting of the Open Meetings Law was noted.

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

The minutes of the February 11 Regular Meeting and February 19 Special Meeting were accepted.

Motion by Thorson, second by Wielage, to approve the Treasurer’s Report showing $782,108.98 total checking/savings balance ending February 29. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-absent, Guyle-yes; motion carried 4-0.

Motion by Thorson, second by Wielage, to approve Certificate of Payment #11 to Maquire Iron LLC in the amount of $4,500.00 for fence gate. Vote: Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-absent, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 4-0.

Motion by Wimer, second by Wielage, to approve the claims of $22,416.19 for payment. Vote: Wimer-yes, Felty-absent, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 4-0. Claims being:

4369 NE Public Health Environmental Lab Water Tests $15.00
3447 Nicholas Raver Cell Phone Feb 2020 $70.00
131998 Matrix Trust Company 414(h) Plan $443.97
4370 Water Engineering Inc Water Product $69.79
639 3WG LLC Refund Utility Deposit $150.00
131999 Constellation Natural Gas $78.03
4371 Constellation Natural Gas $11.59
3450 Constellation Natural Gas $11.59
640 Lindsay Conti Refund Utility Deposit $150.00
132000 Mead Easter Egg Hunt Donation – Easter Egg Hunt 2020 $100.00
132001 Petty Cash Postage, Office Supplies, Fuse $13.15
4372 Petty Cash Postage, Office Supplies $16.11
3451 Petty Cash Postage, Office Supplies $11.51
46 Maguire Iron Inc Fence Gate $4,500.00
132002 Karen Porter Library Program Supplies $111.13
3452 Mead Fire Dept Herbicide $50.00
132003 Platte Valley Equipment Co Hose $17.65
4373 Platte Valley Equipment Co Hose $17.64
3453 Platte Valley Equipment Co Hose $17.65
132004 92West Website Support $89.00
132005 Black Hills Energy Natural Gas $72.78
4374 Black Hills Energy Natural Gas $11.64
3454 Black Hills Energy Natural Gas $11.64
22620 Windstream Telephone $241.06
22720 Windstream Telephone $230.20
132014 Matrix Trust Company 414(h) Plan $443.97
22820 Internal Revenue Service SS/Med/FIT Feb 2020 $2,229.60
132015 Post Office Stamps $55.00
4375 Post Office Stamps $55.00
3458 Post Office Stamps $55.00
30220 Wex Bank Fuel Police Cruiser, Charge $136.20
132016 Chase Card Services Office Supplies, Trailer Repairs, Library Supplies $295.50
4376 Chase Card Services Office Supplies, Trailer Supplies $300.05
3460 Chase Card Services Office Supplies, Trailer Supplies $300.04
132017 Frontier Cooperative Fuel $71.57
4377 Frontier Cooperative Fuel $71.57
3461 Frontier Cooperative Fuel $71.57
132018 Mead Public Schools Newsletter – Feb, Mar 2020 $9.42
132019 Verizon Police Cell $54.55
30420 NE Dept of Revenue Sales Tax Feb 2020 $1,342.51
132020 OfficeNet Office, Cleaning Supplies $246.50
4378 OfficeNet Office, Cleaning Supplies $132.97
3462 OfficeNet Office, Cleaning Supplies $132.96
132021 Petty Cash – Library Postage, Supplies $25.36
132022 Omaha Public Power District Electricity $939.66
4379 Omaha Public Power District Electricity $402.51
3463 Omaha Public Power District Electricity $322.32
132023 Constellation Natural Gas $148.14
4380 Constellation Natural Gas $23.67
3464 Constellation Natural Gas $23.67
4381 Menards – Elkhorn Repairs $60.15
132024 Wahoo-Waverly-Ashland Newspapers Publications $141.87
4382 Wahoo-Waverly-Ashland Newspapers Publications $190.56
Payroll Fund $7,623.17

Motion by Guyle, second by Thorson, to adjourn to a public hearing. Vote: Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-absent; motion carried 4-0.

PUBLIC HEARING:
Roll call showed the following members present: Chairman Thorson; Trustees Guyle, Wielage, and Wimer. Absent was Trustee Felty.

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

Thorson stated the purpose of the hearing was to hear testimony on amending the Zoning Regulations in the (A-1) Agricultural, (M-1) Light Industrial, (M-2) Heavy Industrial, and (Ag-1) Agricultural Industrial Districts with the additional wording of “Alcohol manufacturing and/or use or stockpiling of any treated seed grains, processed or unprocessed, is prohibited.”

Thorson called for public input.

Motion by Wielage, second by Wimer, to adjourn the hearing and return to regular session at 6:11 p.m. Vote: Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-absent, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 4-0.

Discussion was held on consideration to amend the Zoning Regulations.

Guyle introduced and motioned to waive three readings and adopt Ordinance No. 744, Amend the Zoning Regulations with the additional wording “Alcohol manufacturing and/or use or stockpiling of any treated seed grains, processed or unprocessed, is prohibited in the (A-1) Agricultural, (M-1) Light Industrial, (M-2) Heavy Industrial, and (Ag-1) Agricultural Industrial Districts. Thorson seconded the motion. Vote: Wimer-yes, Felty-absent, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 4-0.

ORDINANCE NO. 744

AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, SAUNDERS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, TO AMEND CHAPTER 11 SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS; ARTICLE 3 DISTRICTS, 11-304 (A-1) AGRICULTURAL; 11-311 (M-1) LIGHT INDUSTRIAL; 11-312 (M-2) HEAVY INDUSTRIAL; AND 11-314 (AG/1) AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT, 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.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
Motion by Thorson, second by Wimer, to approve second reading of Ordinance No. 741, Waste Connections, Ordinance No. 742. Roadrunner Transportation, and Ordinance No. 743, S-2 Refuse and Recycling, to provide non-exclusive franchises to collect and dispose of garbage. Wimer seconded the motion. Vote: Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-absent; motion carried 4-0.

No discussion was held on refinancing the Village’s General Obligation Sewer Bonds, Series 2015.

Motion by Thorson, second by Wielage, to remove from the table, item to discuss financing the additional costs associated with the water project. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-absent, Guyle-yes; motion carried 4-0.

Motion by Thorson, second by Wielage, to approve Amended Letter of Conditions for financing the water project. USDA will provide an additional grant of $353,000.00, with $200,000.00 additional funding from village funds. Vote: Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-absent, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 4-0.

NEW BUSINESS:
Motion by Thorson, second by Guyle, to award the bid of $1,868,145.00 to Neuwirth Construction to complete Phase II of the water project. The bid was originally approved with contingency of federal funding. Vote: Wimer-yes, Felty-absent, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 4-0.

Thorson introduced and motioned to approve first reading of Ordinance No. 747, Amend Section 5-302.2 Parking of Certain Vehicles; Prohibited and Exception and Section 5-317 Failure to Pay Within Five Days; Notice. The motion was seconded by Wielage. Vote: Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-absent; motion carried 4-0.

Guyle introduced and motioned to approve first reading of Ordinance No. 748, Addition of Section 7-403 Fireworks; Timeline. Thorson seconded the motion. Vote Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-absent, Guyle-yes; motion carried 4-0.

Motion by Wimer, second by Wielage, to approve the Baling Agreement for 2020 with Terry Miller. Vote: Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-absent, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 4-0.

POLICE / ZONING ADMINISTRATOR / NUISANCE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER REPORT: Jerry Carlson
The Monthly Police Report was reviewed.

UTILITY/MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: Nick Raver
A letter from Maquire Iron was discussed requesting a winter stop work order. No action was taken.

Motion by Wimer, second by Thorson, to approve pump repair at the sewer plant at a cost of $2,500.00 to Electric Pump. Vote: Wimer-yes, Felty-absent, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 4-0.

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:
The minutes of the February 24 Regular Meeting and Public Hearing were accepted.

LIBRARY REPORT:
The February 17 Library Board Meeting minutes were accepted.

CLERK REPORT: June Moline
Moline presented a letter for the board to review that will be mailed to community members.

Motion by Wimer, second by Guyle, to adjourn at 6:40 p.m. Vote: Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-absent; motion carried 4-0.

William Thorson, Chairman

June Moline, Clerk