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Trenton Board of Trustees

August 8, 2017

Trenton, NE

REGULAR MEETING

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Trenton, NE, was convened in open and public session, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Office.  Present:  Chairman McArthur, Trustees Lewis, McDonald, and Neely, Clerk McKain, Deputy Clerk Rife, Attorney Schroeder, Aaron Leggott, Bob Brown, and Larry Evans.  Trustee Wimer was absent.  Availability of the agenda was communicated in advance notice and in the notice sent to the Chairman and Trustees of the meeting. All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the meeting was open to the public.

 

Roll Call was taken at 6:30pm and quorum was verified.

 

Chairman made “Open Meeting Act” announcement.

 

Citizen Forum:  Bob Brown inquired about his sewer rate and thought it was unfair due to high usage in January.  After discussion, it was decided his sewer rate would be calculated on an average of 5,000 gallons of water usage.  Phil McDonald stated the bush in the alley of the church needed to be trimmed.  Tommy Lewis stated he would contact the owner.

 

Motion made by Lewis and second by Neely to approve agenda. Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, and Neely.  Nays: None.  Absent: Wimer.  Motion carried.

 

Motion made by Lewis and second by McDonald to approve the August 3, 2017 budget meeting minutes.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, and McDonald.  Nays: None.  Abstain: Neely.  Absent: Wimer.  Motion carried.

 

Motion made by Lewis and second by Neely to approve treasurer’s report.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, and Neely.  Nays: None.  Absent: Wimer.  Motion carried.

 

Park/Pool Committee Report: No report.

 

Utility/Street/Trash Committee Report: Discussion was made on properties that were sent an abatement letter.  Five letters have been picked up and one person requested a hearing.  It was decided that a hearing would be set up for Monday, August 21, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Village Clerk’s Office.  McDonald stated he would like to see more volunteers from the community when they do the free clean-up day in the fall.  McArthur stated the village will host another free clean-up day on August 12th, 2017 from 8am to 6pm and August 13th, 2017 from 1 pm to 6 pm.  Discussion was made to host another clean-up day with volunteers when it cools off sometime in the fall.

 

Attorney Report: Schroeder provided an outline of what needs to take place to implement a sales tax.  Discussion was made on the boundary line agreement for some property that is being sold.

 

Utility Superintendent Reports:  Electric Department: Leggott stated the outlets at the pow wow grounds were fixed.   Water Department: Leggott stated that there was no update on the Dari Crème water pit. Leggott stated he would be attending the water conference in Gering on September 12-14, 2017.  Leggott stated a request for a water line has been received for 342 East A.  McArthur stated that this property is in the flood plain and McKain is seeking assistance from the state flood plain manager as to what is needed.   Sewer Department:  Leggott stated department running well.   Trash Department: Leggott stated that the radiator was fixed and truck running well.  McArthur stated the trucks need to be alternated.  McArthur also requested they get out of truck to notify people when vehicles are in the way of a dumpster, especially at a business.  Street Department: Leggott reported a few street lights were out and they will work on getting replaced.  Park Department: Leggott stated that they have water shut off to hydrant due to leak. It was mentioned by Lewis to remove the other hydrant (the old drinking fountain) due to it leaning and not working anymore.   Pool Department:  Leggott stated that pool was running well.  McKain stated the last day for the pool will be September 3, 2017 and when school starts the hours will be adjusted.  A new schedule of hours has been posted.

 

Animal Control: Leggott reported there are 21 cats and 145 dogs licensed for 2017.  No warnings or citations were issued for the month of July.

 

Village Office:  McKain stated there were three meter deposits to return this month.  McKain stated the MEAN meeting is in Kearney on Thursday, August 17th and she would need the village pickup.  McKain stated that meter reading would be done August 21-23, 2017. Discussion was made for McKain to attend the LONM Annual meeting in Lincoln on September 20-22, 2017, board approved for her to attend.  McKain stated she submitted the Public Water System Security Grant and was waiting for the approval.

 

Library:  Evans stated the library purchased 200 t-shirts.  The Friends of the Library purchased 100 of the shirts and will sell them as well.  T-shirts were sold during Harvest Festival and a lot of people purchased them. The library will be renewing their overdrive subscription.

 

Planning Commission: No update.

 

El Dorado: No information provided.

 

Housing Authority: No information provided.

 

Tree Board: No information provided.

 

Board of Health: McArthur stated that the board of health met and requested six letters be sent for abatement of properties.  

 

Unfinished Business:  The budget overview is pending additional adjustments and will be completed and ready for approval at the September meeting.

 

Ordinance and/or Resolution: No ordinances or resolutions.

 

New Business: Discussion was made concerning the $1,296.76 request for local match support for Hitch and Hay.  After discussion a motion made by McDonald and second by Neely to approve an $800 expenditure of Keno Funds for the local match to support Hitch and Hay. Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, and Neely.  Nays: None. Absent: Wimer.  Motion carried.

 

Correspondence:  Arobor Day Newsletter, El Dorado Manor Newsletter, El Dorado Manor Pizza Fund Raiser, NMPP Energy Newsletter, Tree City Bulletin #19, and Trenton Recreation.

Motion made by Lewis and second by Neely to approve Operating claims, KENO claims, Library claim L1 and NOT L2, and Meter Deposit claims.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, and Neely.  Nays: None.  Absent: Wimer.  Motion carried.

 

OPERATING CLAIMS:

1.    July Payroll (2 pay periods)....................................................................... $20,986.59

2.    EFTPS, FED (July payroll tax)...................................................................... 4,736.41

3.    NE Dept. of Revenue (July payroll tax)........................................................... 541.31

4.    NE Dept. of Revenue (July sales tax)........................................................... 2,929.16

5.    Aflac (Sup. Ins.).................................................................................................. 32.70

6.    American Agricultural Lab (water samples)....................................................... 17.50

7.    Babe’s Radiator Repair (#8 Repairs)............................................................. 2,119.50

8.    Blue Cross Blue Shield (Jul premium medical/dental).................................. 3,310.40

9.    CEC/American Electric (EL Supplies)............................................................... 30.76

10.  Bosselman Energy....................................................................................... (3,431.09)

11.  City of McCook (transfer station tickets)...................................................... 2,917.10

12.  Colonial Life (Sup. Ins.).................................................................................... 251.13

13.  D&L Pest Control (Pest Control)........................................................................ 53.00

14.  D&S Hardware (pool repairs)............................................................................... 8.68

15.  Dewey, Nadine (July library payroll)................................................................ 274.28

16.  Diamond Vogel (crosswalk paint)....................................................................... 99.42

17.  Eakes (supplies/copier)........................................................................................ 4.69

18.  Evans, Larry (July library payroll).................................................................... 232.73

19.  Farmers Co-op (fuel/shop supplies).............................................................. 1,824.85

20.  Fastenal (shop supplies)................................................................................... 128.04

21.  First Bankcard (software, repairs, postage, pool)............................................ 487.50

22.  Great Plains Communications (Phone/internet)............................................... 620.13

23.  Ideal Linen Supply (shop towels)........................................................................ 17.22

24.  Johnson Service (Sewer maint).................................................................... 2,184.00

25.  Kansas City Life (Jul Vision)............................................................................... 69.35

26.  Kriz-Davis ....................................................................................................... (383.45)

27.  LONM (Membership)....................................................................................... 496.00

28.  MARC (supplies).............................................................................................. 124.99

29.  Midlands Toxicology (Drug Testing)................................................................. 135.00

30.  Municipal Supply (Water supplies)................................................................... 571.75

31.  National Insurance (Jun life, ad&d prem)........................................................... 25.56

32.  Nebraska Public Health (Water samples)........................................................ 428.00

33.  Nebraska Power Review Board (Annual fee).................................................... 83.98

34.  Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (May Billing)............................................ 24,830.89

35.  Nick’s Distributing (Pool Concessions)............................................................... 71.85

36.  One Call Concepts (Diggers hotline locates).................................................... (15.44)

37.  Orscheln (Supplies).............................................................................................. 4.76

38.  Parde Electric (AC repair)................................................................................ 135.02

39.  Plains Equipment (#8A repairs)........................................................................ 159.09

40.  Protective Equipment (#7A Testing)................................................................ 610.50

41.  R&L Sprinklers (Park repair).............................................................................. 37.49

42.  Schroeder & Schroeder (Attorney fees)....................................................... 2,143.75

43.  Scoop Media (Publications).............................................................................. 217.98

44.  SWPPD (airport $25.48; north well $585.79; south well $687.71,

 Construction $646.83)............................................................................ 1,945.81

45.  TD Ameritrade (July IRA)................................................................................. 929.62

46.  Verizon (Cell Service/Phones)......................................................................... 160.46

47.  Village of Trenton (July utilities)..................................................................... 3,094.65

48.  Walmart (Supplies)............................................................................................. 37.62

 

KENO CLAIMS (Keno Checking Account):                                                                     NONE

        

LIBRARY CLAIMS (Library checking account):

         L1. First Bankcard (amazon.com)........................................................................... 174.48

         L2. Gary’s Country Peddler (T-shirts).................................................................. 1,417.75

         (unable to process due to lack of funds in library checking account)

 

METER DEPOSIT CLAIMS (Meter Deposit Checking Account):

         M1. Meter Deposit Refund issued to VOT, #49, 365, 644, 551.............................. 398.15

         M2. Meter Deposit Refund #49............................................................................... 121.22

         M3. Meter Deposit Refund #551, #644..................................................................... 80.63

        

With no further business, motion made by Neely and second by McDonald to adjourn meeting at 8:02pm.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, and Neely. Nays: None.  Absent: Wimer.  Motion carried.

 

Special Nuisance Hearing meeting is scheduled for August 21, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Village Office. 

 

Next regular meeting will be September 14, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Village Office.***NOTE: date change due to lack of quorum on Tuesday, September 12, 2017)***

 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

Jessy McArthur, Chairman

Trenton Board of Trustees

ATTEST:

 

                                                           

Wendy L. McKain, MBA, MMC

Village Clerk/Treasurer



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