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Trenton Board of Trustees

January 8, 2013

Trenton, NE

 

A meeting of the board of Trustees of the Village of Trenton, NE was convened in open and public session, Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.† at the Village office. Present: Chairman Rundel, Trustees Frakes, McArthur, and Neely, Clerk Bowman, Deputy Clerk McKain, Utility Superintendent Vrbas and Aaron Peterson from W Design. Trustee Poppert notified the Clerk in advance of his absence from meeting. 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 and a quorum was verified.

 

Chairman made the open meeting announcement.

 

Chairman Rundel opened the Public Hearing for the One and Six Years Plan of Street Improvements.

Aaron Peterson from W Design detailed the One year plan. The priority #1 is replacing and repairing the valley drains on B St. and West 1st on the North side. Priority # 2 is C St. and Hwy 25, East Side and extend apron. Priority #3 is C St. and South alley East of Hwy 25, and priority #4 is West D and West 1st on the North side. They have only received one proposal for priority #1 and are waiting for more at this time. Motion by McArthur with second by Neely to adopt Resolution 2013-01-01. Ayes: McArthur, Frakes, Rundel and Neely. Nays: None. Absent: Poppert. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 2013-1-1

††††††††††† Whereas, in accordance with the statutes of the State of Nebraska and as prescribed by the Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards, Notice of Hearing has been given by publication in the legal newspaper of TRENTON, Nebraska, and by posting in three public places within the village, of a Hearing on the One and Six Year Plans of Street Improvements of Trenton to be held at the VILLAGE OFFICE on the 8th day of January, 2013, at 6:30 P.M. for the purpose of hearing comments and objections to said plan.

††††††††††† Whereas, upon said Hearing, the Village Board finds that the Plans submitted are adequate for the purpose prescribed by law and that the same should be approved.

††††††††††† Now therefore, be it resolved by the Village Board of TRENTON, Nebraska that the One and Six Year Plan for specific improvements during the current year are hereby approved and adopted.††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †John A. Rundel†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chairman, Board of Trustees

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Attest:

 

Victoria A. Bowman

Village Clerk

Motion and second by McArthur to close public hearing and resume in regular session at 6:45 p.m. Ayes: McArthur, Frakes, Rundel and Neely. Nays: None. Absent: Poppert. Motion carried.

 

There was no one in attendance for citizen forum.

 

Motion by Frakes with second by McArthur to approve agenda. Ayes: Rundel, Neely, McArthur and Frakes. Nays: None. Absent: Poppert. Motion carried.

 

Motion made by Neely with second by Frakes to approve minutes of the December 11, 2012 meeting. Ayes: McArthur, Frakes, Rundel and Neely. Nays: None. Absent: Poppert. Motion carried

 

Motion made by Frakes and seconded by McArthur to approve treasurerís report. Ayes: McArthur, Frakes, Rundel and Neely. Nays: None. †Absent: Poppert. Motion carried.

 

Utility Superintendent Reports:

Electric Department: Christmas decorations were taken down; we had a problem with a fuse on one and SWPPD repaired.

Water Department: New alarm working well.

Sewer Department: Everything ok.

Trash Department: Truck working well.

Street Department: Loader still having problems even with new batteries.

 

Animal Control: Sixty-seven dogs and seventeen cats have been licensed to date.

 

Village Office:

With the Boardís approval one utility deposit will be refunded.

 

Unfinished Business:

Farm ground bids at the airport were opened and Heath Seeker had the high bid. Motion and second by Frakes and McArthur to approve lease agreement for Heath Seeker, of Seeker Farms, LLC. Ayes: Rundel, Neely, McArthur and Frakes. Nays: None. Absent: Poppert. Motion carried.

 

New Business:

Motion made by Frakes with second by Neely to appoint Trustee Poppert as the Designated Representative for West Central Nebraska Development District. Ayes: McArthur, Frakes, Rundel and Neely. Nays: None. Absent: Poppert. Motion carried.

Motion and second by McArthur and Frakes to appoint Trustee Neely as the Alternate Representative for West Central Nebraska Development District. Ayes: Rundel, McArthur and Frakes. Nays: None. Abstain: Neely. Absent: Poppert. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Neely and seconded by McArthur to appoint Robert Relph as Tree Branch Site Operator. Ayes: Neely, McArthur, Frakes and Rundel. Nays: None. Absent: Poppert. Motion carried.

 

Salting/sanding the intersections on C St. and D St. were discussed and will sand the intersections next time there is a lot of snow.

 

Correspondence:

Thank you received from Nebraska Rural Water Association for donation to equipment fund.

 

Motion and second by Neely and McArthur to approve operating claims. Ayes:† Frakes, Rundel, Neely, and McArthur. Nays: None. Absent: Poppert. Motion carried.

December payroll, 3 pay periods................................................................. 13,351.80

EFTPS, Dec. payroll taxes ............................................................................ 3,060.13

NE Dept. of Revenue, Dec. sales tax............................................................ 2,608.11

NE Dept. of Revenue, 4th Qtr taxes................................................................. 998.97

Nadine Dewey, wages...................................................................................... 225.52

Larry Evans, wages........................................................................................... 214.60

Leroy Stratton, wages....................................................................................... 203.00

AFLAC, insurance.............................................................................................. 84.44

AmFirst, insurance.............................................................................................. 20.00

Blue Cross, insurance..................................................................................... 3,123.64

BOK Financial, interest on water bonds..................................................... 15,420.42

Burger & Bennett, November services............................................................. 203.45

Capital One, book, wind tour and water operator class expenses................. 1,260.46

City of McCook, weigh tickets..................................................................... 1,715.70

Unitech, degreaser & sulfuric acid................................................................ 1,191.50

Capital One, books, wind energy tour & water certification expenses......... 1,264.96

DHHS, water operator course fee & textbooks................................................ 178.00

Eakes Office Plus, supplies............................................................................... 139.50

Farmers Coop, fuel & supply......................................................................... 1,330.79

Great Plains, service.......................................................................................... 406.69

Ideal Linen, supply............................................................................................. 16.72

League Builders, supply..................................................................................... 27.96

Linda J. Cook, Treas., election costs................................................................ 142.68

McCook Daily Gazette, publication................................................................... 99.00

MNB, Simple IRA............................................................................................ 636.00

Municipal Automation, well control security system.................................. 17,584.74

Municipal Supply, parts...................................................................................... 36.78

NE Health Lab, Radium tests........................................................................... 166.00

Olsenís Lab, water samples................................................................................ 14.70

One call concepts, locates..................................................................................... 1.10

Postmaster, stamps............................................................................................ 135.00

Railroad management Co., license fees............................................................ 398.61

Schamelís, grease & power lube......................................................................... 26.36

Scoop Media, publications................................................................................ 217.36

SWPPD, Dec Electric & Summit................................................................ 40,825.53

†††††††† ††††† SWPPD, wells (757.52) & airport (73.19)..............................................................

T & J Repair, batteries & tires........................................................................ 1,880.78

Unitech, degreaser & sulfuric acid................................................................ 1,191.50

Utility Service Co, water tower inspection.................................................... 3,585.30

Verizon Wireless, service.................................................................................. 114.43

Village of Trenton, el & trash......................................................................... 2571.12

W Design, engineering services..................................................................... 2,290.00

Wagner Ford, van rental................................................................................... 398.31

Walmart, office & street supply ....................................................................... 125.82

Colonial Life, employee premium....................................................................... 40.48

 

With no further items on the agenda the meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

 

Next regular meeting will be held February 12, 2013, 6:30 p.m. at the Village Office.

 

 

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John A. Rundel†††††

Chairman, Board of Trustees

 

ATTEST:

 

______________________________

Victoria A. Bowman

††††††††††† Village Clerk/Treasurer

 



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