PROCEEDINGS – VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
February 19, 2020
A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead, NE was held February 19, 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, US Post Office, and the Village Office as shown by the certificate of posting notice attached to these minutes. Advance notice was also provided to all members of the Board of Trustees. All proceedings were held while the convened meeting was open to the public. Roll call showed the following board members present: Chairman William Thorson; Trustees Jason Felty, Richard Wielage and Rodney Wimer. Absent was Trustee Gary Guyle. Also present were Clerk June Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Nick Raver. Guests were Craig Reinsch, John Hassett and Melissa Burke.
Thorson noted the Posting of the Open Meetings Law.
Motion by Felty, second by Wielage, to adopt the agenda. Vote: Felty-yes, Guyle-absent, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 4-0.
Thorson stated the purpose of the meeting was to discuss bids received for Phase II of the water project, financial support of the additional cost required for the water project, Maquire Iron request to accept Change Order #2 for Phase I of the water project, refinancing of Sewer Bonds, and application to consider Keno on the primary election ballot.
Craig Reinsch presented bids from Hawkins Construction, Omaha and Neuvirth Construction, Blair, for Phase II of the water project. Bids being: Hawkins Construction $2,393,399.90 for Sections I and II and IA and II, Neuvirth Construction $2,077,225.00 for Sections 1 and II, and $1,868,145.00 for Sections IA and II.
Motion by Wielage, second by Wimer, to accept the bid of $1,868,145.00 from Neuvirth Construction for Phase II of the water project, contingent of a grant from the USDA. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-absent; motion carried 4-0.
Discussion was held on the role of the village’s support of the additional cost for Phase II which the USDA is seeking a $200,000.00 pledge from the village, with the USDA to award an additional $353,000.00 in a grant.
Motion by Felty, second by Wielage, to table the discussion of additional funding until the March 10 regular board meeting. Vote: Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-absent, Thorson-yes; motion carried 4-0.
Maquire Iron was seeking approval on Change Order #2. The request was made by Jeff Ballard to propose additional logo be added to the water tower in consideration of the requested time extension. No action was taken on the request.
Documents were presented from First National Capital Markets and Ameritas Investment Corp to call in the Village’s General Obligation Sewer Bonds, Series 2015, dated June 15, 2015 in the outstanding principal amount of $415,000.00 and reissue the bonds of up to $480,000.00 in General Obligation Sewer Refunding Bonds.
Motion by Wielage, second by Thorson, to table action on refinancing the sewer bonds until additional information is provided. Vote: Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-absent, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 4-0.
John Hassett, Advanced Gaming Technologies, presented a request from Melissa Burke to place Keno within the village. To do so the subject will need to be added to the May 12 Primary Election Ballot for the citizens of Mead to act on.
Motion by Thorson, second by Felty, to adopt Resolution 20-03, Authorizing the placement of the issue of establishing and conducting the operation of a Keno Lottery System within the boundaries of the Village of Mead. Vote: Felty-yes, Guyle-absent, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes; motion carried 4-0.
A RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD, NEBRASKA, AUTHORIZING THE PLACEMENT OF THE ISSUE OF ESTABLISHING AND CONDUCTING THE OPERATION OF A KENO LOTTERY SYSTEM WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMMUNITY BETTERMENT ON THE PRIMARY ELECTION BALLOT TO BE HELD ON MAY 12, 2020.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Village of Mead, Nebraska that the issue of establishing and conducting the operation of a keno lottery system within the boundaries of the Village of Mead for the purpose of community betterment be placed on the primary election ballot to be held on May 12, 2020.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the ballot language for said election shall state:
SHALL the Village of Mead establish and conduct a lottery as permitted under the Nebraska County and City Lottery Act for the purpose of community betterment as defined in the Act?
Yes (For such Lottery) No (Against such Lottery).
Motion by Wielage, second by Felty, to adjourn at 7:04 p.m. Vote: Thorson-yes Wielage-yes, Wimer-yes, Felty-yes, Guyle-absent; motion carried 4-0.
William Thorson, Chairman
June Moline, Clerk