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PROCEEDINGS – VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES

September 10, 2019

 

A Regular Meeting of the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, NE was held September 10, 2019 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 Jason Felty, William Thorson, Richard Wielage, and Rodney Wimer.  Also present were Clerk June Moline and Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Nick Raver. Guests were Josh Girmus, Mark Texel, Ryan Cobb, Ryan Steffen, and Craig Reinsch.

 

The posting of the Open Meetings Law was noted.

 

Motion by Wimer, second by Thorson, to adopt the agenda. Vote:  Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

The minutes of the August 13 Regular Meeting, Budget Workshop, Public Hearing and Board of Adjustment Regular Meeting and Public Hearing were accepted.

 

Motion by Thorson, second by Wielage, to approve the Treasurer’s Report showing $690,621.88 total checking/savings balance ending August 31, 2019.  Vote: Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Wimer, second by Felty, to approve Certificate of Payment #5 to Maquire Iron LLC in the amount of $41,400.00 for fabrication/steel delivery/painting/tide flex mixer for the water project. Vote:  Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Thorson, second by Wielage, to approve Certificate of Payment #2 to U.S. Water Services LLC in the amount of $83,819.10 for the pilot test. Vote:  Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Guyle-yes, Felty-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Wielage, second by Wimer, to approve the claims of $211,749.52 for payment. Vote: Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.  Claims being:

 

131742 Saunders Co Register of Deeds Register Girmus Subdivision Zoning $28.00
131754 Matrix Trust Co 414(h) Plan $437.62
4239 NE Public Health Environmental Lab Water Tests $635.00
131755 Petty Cash Mileage $3.10
4240 Petty Cash Postage, Mileage $4.54
3837 Petty Cash Mileage $3.09
3838 Bomgaars Elbow Street $5.69
131756 Nicholas Raver Cell Phone Aug 2019 $105.00
4241 Core and Main Annual Sensus Support $1,318.75
3839 Core and Main Annual Sensus Support $1,318.75
3840 Olsson Opinion – Septic System $219.51
131757 Big Rig Repair Cutting Edge Snowplow $207.66
4242 Big Rig Repair Cutting Edge Snowplow $207.66
3841 Big Rig Repair Cutting Edge Snowplow $207.66
131758 Mead Signs Sign – Dugouts (2) $100.00
131759 Menards – Elkhorn Tools $271.19
131760 Nebraska Municipal Clerks Assoc. Clerk Dues 10/1/19 – 9/30/20 $25.00
131761 Black Hills Energy Natural Gas $33.06
4243 Black Hills Energy Natural Gas $4.84
3842 Black Hills Energy Natural Gas $4.84
3843 Core and Main Meter Add-on’s $5,032.35
131762 Edward Schroeder Budget Docs F/Y 10/1/19 – 9/30/20 $1,114.00
4244 Edward Schroeder Budget Docs F/Y 10/1/19 – 9/30/20 $450.00
3844 Edward Schroeder Budget Docs 10/1/19 – 9/30/20 $450.00
25 Maquire Iron Fabrication, Steel, Painting, Mixer $41,400.00
131763 NE Dept of Revenue Waste Reduction / Recycling Fee 7/1/18 – 6/30/19 $25.00
131764 Petty Cash – Library Postage, Supplies $10.43
131765 Windstream Telephone $242.30
4245 Windstream Telephone $115.87
3845 Windstream Telephone $115.87
26 Tonka Water Pilot Test $83,819.10
131766 Chase Web Domain, Office Supplies, Library Supplies $377.92
4246 Chase Office Supplies $90.51
3846 Chase Office Supplies $90.51
131767 League of Nebraska Municipalities Dues 9/1/19- 8/31/20 $642.00
4247 League of Nebraska Municipalities Dues 9/1/19- 8/31/20 $321.00
3847 League of Nebraska Municipalities Dues 9/1/19 – 8/31/20 $321.00
4248 League of NE Municipalities-Utilities Membership Dues 9/1/19 – 8/31/20 $218.00
3848 League of NE Municipalities-Utilities Membership Dues 9/1/19 – 8/31/20 $218.00
131775 Matrix Trust Co 414(h) Plan $437.62
83019 IRS SS/Med/FIT Aug 2019 $3,318.10
131776 92West Website Support $89.00
131777 Verizon Police Cell $54.68
90319 Wex Bank Fuel – Police Cruiser $30.40
623 Village of Mead Refund Utility Deposit Account #950 $120.86
624 Michelle Kinzle Refund Utility Deposit $29.14
131778 Amazon Library Materials $412.90
131779 Laurie VanAckeren Mileage – Wilbur Meeting $43.21
80519 NE Dept of Revenue Sales Tax Aug 2019 $1,414.39
4249 One Call Concepts Locate Fee $4.61
131780 Yutan Public Library Fees – 2019 Joint Conference $85.00
4250 Core and Main Meters $4,573.43
170 Bank of Mead Loans 3593, 3596, 3597 Principal / Interest $44,096.15
131781 Frontier Coop Fuel $65.53
4251 Frontier Coop Fuel $65.55
3850 Frontier Coop Fuel, Grazon $340.55
131782 Konecky Oil Fuel $17.64
4252 Konecky Oil Fuel $5.00
3851 Konecky Oil Fuel $5.00
131783 Miller Property Building Inspections (13) $260.00
131784 J. P. Cooke Co. Pet Licenses 2020 $66.15
131785 Nebraska State Treasurer Commercial Dog/Cat Operator Inspection (66) $80.52
4253 Municipal Supply of Omaha Tools $129.25
3852 Municipal Supply of Omaha Tools $129.24
131786 NMC Repairs – Skidloader $42.66
4254 NMC Repairs – Skidloader $42.67
3853 NMC Repairs – Skidloader $42.67
131787 OPPD Electricity $1,022.56
4255 OPPD Electricity $299.04
3854 OPPD Electricity $266.30
4256 Wahoo Newspaper Publications $162.89
131788 Post Office Stamps $55.00
4257 Post Office Stamps $55.00
3855 Post Office Stamps $55.00
131790 Wells Fargo Bank Ethanol Plant Tax Aug 2019 $5,824.20
Payroll Fund $7,812.79

 

Motion by Guyle, second by Thorson, to adjourn to a Public Hearing at 6:05 p.m. Vote:  Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

Chairman Guyle called the hearing to order at 6:05 p.m.

 

Answering roll call were: Chairman Guyle; Trustees Felty, Thorson, Wielage, and Wimer.

 

Motion by Guyle, second by Wielage, to adopt the agenda. Vote:  Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

Guyle reported the purpose of the hearing was to address the One and Six Year Plan for Street Improvement Program.

 

Guyle called for public input.

 

Motion by Thorson, second by Wimer, to adjourn at 6:11 p.m. Vote:  Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

REGULAR SESSION:

Guyle introduced and motioned to adopt Resolution 19-13, One and Six Year Plan for Street Improvement Program. The motion was seconded by Felty.  Vote:  Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD

RESOLUTION 19-13

 

            The following resolution was introduced by Guyle, who moved its adoption, seconded by Felty,

            “WHEREAS, the City Street Superintendent has prepared and presented a One Year and Six Year Plan for Street Improvement Program for the Village of Mead, and

            “WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on the 10th day of September, 2019 to present this plan and there were no objections to said plan;

            THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Chairperson and Village Board of Trustees of Mead, Nebraska of, that the plans and data as furnished are hereby in all things accepted and adopted.”

 

Guyle introduced and motioned to adopt Resolution 19-15, Signing of the Municipal Annual Certification of Program Compliance Form. Wimer seconded the motion.  Vote:  Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

 

SIGNING OF THE MUNICIPAL ANNUAL CERTIFICATION OF PROGRAM COMPLIANCE FORM

 

Resolution No. 19-15

 

Whereas:  State of Nebraska Statutes, sections 39-2115, 39-2119, 39-2120, 39-2121, and 39-2520(2) requires an annual certification of program compliance to the Nebraska Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards; and

 

Whereas:  State of Nebraska Statute, section 39-2120 also requires that the annual certification of program compliance by each municipality shall be signed by the Board Chairperson and shall include a copy of a resolution of the governing body of the municipality authorizing the signing of the certification form.

 

Be it resolved that the Village Board Chairperson of Mead is hereby authorized to sign the attached Municipal Annual Certification of Program Compliance Form.

 

Motion by Felty, second by Wielage, to adjourn to a Budget Hearing at 6:12 p.m. Vote:  Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

Chairman Guyle called the hearing to order to 6:12 p.m.

 

Answering roll call were Chairman Guyle; Trustees Felty, Thorson, Wielage, and Wimer.

 

Motion by Wimer, second by Thorson, to adopt the agenda. Vote:  Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

Guyle stated the purpose of the hearing was to address the proposed October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020 fiscal year budget.

 

Following review of the budget, Guyle called for public input.

 

Motion by Thorson, second by Wielage, to adjourn at 6:15 p.m. Vote:  Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

REGULAR SESSION:

Motion by Guyle, second by Wielage, to approve the October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020 fiscal year budget. Vote:  Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

Guyle introduced and motioned to adopt Resolution 19-14, Final Tax Levy for the October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020 fiscal year at 50.8462 cents per one hundred dollars of actual valuation. The motion was seconded by Wimer. Vote:  Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

RESOLUTION 19-14

FINAL TAX LEVY

 

            WHEREAS, the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, Saunders County, Nebraska, has conducted a public hearing as prescribed by law and heard and considered comments concerning the propriety of the preliminary levy and the need to establish a different levy.

 

            WHEREAS, the Chairman and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, Saunders County, Nebraska, hereby finds and determines that it is in the best interest of the Village that a levy be set.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CHAIRMAN AND THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, SAUNDERS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, that the final levy for the October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020 fiscal year is set at 50.8462 cents per one hundred dollars of actual valuation.

 

POLICE / ZONING ADMINISTRATOR / NUISANCE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER REPORT: Jerry Carlson

The Monthly Police Report was reviewed.

 

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:

The minutes of the August 26 Regular Meeting were accepted.

 

LIBRARY REPORT:

The minutes of the August 19 Library Board meeting were accepted.

 

CLERK REPORT: June Moline

Moline reported damage to faucet and dog kennel located at the village office; implementation of automatic water and sewer payments at all financial institutions; timeclock; upcoming meeting Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting on September 19; and complaints from residents.

 

SCHEDULED GUESTS:

Josh Girmus discussed his plan to relocate a house from Wahoo to 1446 Girmus Drive and construct a new well and septic system at the site.

 

Mark Texel, Twisted Thunder Fireworks, discussed options to place containers storing fireworks on a property at Girmus Subdivision.

 

Craig Reinsch, Olsson, discussed progress of the water project, WTP building layout, and procuring bids to connect a 10’ water line from a water main to the new water tower.

 

Motion by Wimer, second by Thorson, to approve letting of bids to connect a 10’ water line from a water main to the new water tower. Vote:  Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Motion by Felty, second by Thorson, to approve execution of ACH payments with the Bank of Mead for water / sewer payments. Vote:  Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

Guyle introduced and motioned to approve first reading of Ordinance No. 734, Water Installation Guidelines. The motion was seconded by Felty.  Vote:  Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

Felty introduced, second by Wimer, to approve local recommendation of a liquor license to Spirits by Beckman to serve alcohol at a wedding reception at the Mead Fire Hall on October 19. Vote:  Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

Guyle introduced and motioned to approve first reading of Ordinance No. 735, Weed and Tree Removal Guidelines. Thorson seconded the motion.  Vote:  Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

Thorson introduced, motioned to waive three readings, and adopt Ordinance No. 736, Repeal Section 8-106 Municipal Property; Weeds from the Municipal Code. The motion was seconded by Felty.  Vote:  Felty-yes, Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 736

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, SAUNDERS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, TO REPEAL CHAPTER 8 PUBLIC WAYS AND PROPERTY; ARTICLE 1 MUNICIPAL PROPERTY; SECTION 8-106 MUNICIPAL PROPERTY; WEEDS; TO REPEAL ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.

 

Thorson introduced and motioned to adopt, second by Wielage, Resolution 19-16, Nuisance Abatement on property described as Lots 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, and 21, Block 31, Original Town Mead. Vote:  Guyle-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.

 

RESOLUTION No. 19-16

 

            The Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, Nebraska, in Regular Session assembled at the Village Office in Mead, Nebraska on this 10th day of September, 2019, hereby make the following findings:

 

            WHEREAS, the Nuisance Officer has presented a report setting forth alleged nuisance violations on property legally described as: Lots 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 & 21 Block 31 Original Town Mead, Mead, Saunders County, Nebraska and known as 419 S. Spruce  Street, Mead, Nebraska, which is located within its village limits and within its zoning jurisdiction, identifying  that in his opinion a nuisance exists as defined by Village Ordinance; said report contains photographs and other evidence pertinent to the situation, and the report was presented at a regular meeting for confirmation that a nuisance exists, a copy of said report is attached hereto,  and

 

WHEREAS, a review by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead was made at a Regular Meeting held on the 10th day of September, 2019, and

           

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees, after review of the report and the accompanying photographs and evidence desires to declare the conditions found therein as Nuisances pursuant to the Village Code of Ordinances (Ordinance No. 657), 4-302(A) NUISANCE, 4-302(B).

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD that the findings hereinabove made are incorporated herein and that the Board of Trustees declares that nuisances exists upon the property so identified which is within the zoning jurisdiction of the Village; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees orders that the nuisances found on the property described above and described in the report attached to this Resolution shall be abated and removed no later than a date certain, that date being October 11, 2019.   The nuisances to be abated and removed which are shown in the attached report and photographs and specifically violate the following Code Sections:

Municipal Code:

  • 4-302 (A)
  • 4-302 (B) 4; (B) 9; (B) 10

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Village Clerk shall notify the Nuisance Officer to serve notice upon the violators; that the Nuisance Officer shall prepare and serve notice which shall describe the found nuisances and state the required date of when abatement and removal of the nuisance shall be accomplished; and shall also provide information as to how the interested parties may request a hearing before the governing body.  Notice shall be given as provided in the Municipal Code.

 

Discussion was held on amendments to the village insurance policy, vacant properties, and a request from the City of Yutan regarding police protection.

 

Motion by Guyle, second by Felty, to adjourn at 8:00 p.m. Vote:  Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-yes; motion carried 5-0.

Gary Guyle, Chairman

June Moline, Clerk