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Trenton Board of Trustees

October 8, 2013

Trenton, NE

REGULAR MEETING

 

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Trenton, NE, was convened in open and public session, Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 6:30p.m. at the Village Office.  Present: Trustees Frakes, Neely, McArthur and Poppert, Clerk McKain, Utility Superintendent Vrbas, Deputy Clerk Cock, Cliff and Janelle Johnson, Larry Evans, and Julie Cox.  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.

 

Chairman made “Open Meeting Act” announcement.

 

Roll Call was taken and quorum was verified.

 

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

 

Motion made by Poppert with second by Neely to approve minutes of the September 10, 2013 meeting. Ayes: Frakes, Neely, and Poppert Nays: None.  Abstain: McArthur.  Absent: Rundel.  Motion carried.

 

Motion made by McArthur and second by Neely to approve treasurer’s report.  Ayes: Frakes, Neely, McArthur, and Poppert.  Nays: None.  Absent: Rundel.  Motion carried.

 

Utility Superintendent Reports: Electric Department: Superintendent Vrbas reported on running some underground wiring and needed to make a few more calls before this issue could move forward.  Water Department:  Superintendent Vrbas stated water samples have been good.  Sewer Department: Superintendent Vrbas stated the new sewer station is installed; however, there is a need to hook electrical to it and then begin with the start-up process.  Trash Department: Superintendent Vrbas reported the Village had one new customer added on the North route.  Street Department: Superintendent Vrbas stated that four Certified Weed Notices were written in September.  He also stated that he thought we needed to increase the equipment rental rates as they are low compared to other companies.  The Board agreed and Vrbas is to look into comparative fees to review at the next meeting.  Park Department: Superintendent Vrbas stated the park is looking good and this will be the last month of mowing in the park.  Pool Department: Superintendent Vrbas stated that the pool has been winterized. 

 

Animal Control: A report was viewed.  There are 23 cats and 150 dogs licensed within the village.  There are still 7 unlicensed dogs; warnings have been issued for one barking dog and one running at large.  One citation for running at large and four no license tickets were issued during September.

 

Village Office:  Clerk McKain reported that one utility deposit will be applied towards a final bill. 

 

Library: Evans reported that the state standards for accreditation of the library have changed, but they will still be able to keep their accreditation based on the new standards.  Evans stated that he has worked many hours on updated the Village’s website.  Some discussion was made on the budget allocations.  Clerk McKain stated funds were allocated for books, operating expenses, and subscriptions through the library checking account.  After discussion, it was determined that a large portion of the checking account budget would be allocated to some other funds.  Evans also reported that grants are available to help with the roof repair costs for the library and that he is willing to apply for those grants.  Evans stated that he has worked many hours on updated the Village’s website. 

 

Unfinished Business:  There was no action taken on the Wind Turbine project and the TCDC Demolition Permit.  Superintendent Vrbas stated we are still waiting on estimates for the Library roof.  No update and no action taken on Meter tampering

 

Ordinance or Resolution:  There were no ordinances or resolutions for this meeting.

 

New Business: Discussion was made on the Tree Trimming issue in the alley behind ESU #15.  The board directed Superintendent Vrbas to review and report back.  No action was taken at this time.

 

Correspondence:  LONM updated the Open Meetings Act; Clerk McKain has already updated the poster in the office. Nebraska Department of Roads provided some information on Click it or Ticket & You Drink and Drive, You Lose. 

 

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

 

1.    September payroll (2 pay periods)...................................................... $10,506.18

2.    EFTPS, FED payroll taxes....................................................................... 2,327.46

3.    NE Department of Revenue (payroll taxes)............................................. 231.78

4.    NE Dept. of Revenue, Sept. sales tax.................................................... 3,468.50

5.    Aflac (Supplement insurance)...................................................................... 43.70

6.    American Funds (Simple IRA Sept.)......................................................... 148.32

7.    Blue Cross Blue Shield (Insurance Premiums)................................... 2,684.24

8.    Better Homes and Gardens (LIBRARY-Magazine Subscription)............. 9.99

9.    Burger & Bennett (Legal Services)............................................................ 527.83

10. C&K Distributers (Shop Supplies).................................................................. 6.76

11. Center for Rural Affairs (LIBRARY-Magazine Subscription).................. 10.00

12. City of McCook (Trash)............................................................................. 2,636.25

13. Colonial Life (Supplement insurance)........................................................ 40.48

14. Consumer Report on Health (LIBRARY-Magazine Subscription)......... 39.00

15. Country (LIBRARY-Magazine Subscription)............................................. 14.98

16. D&L Pest Control, LLC .................................................................................. 48.00

17. Dewey, Nadine (Payroll).............................................................................. 189.35

18. Eakes Office Plus (Office supply)............................................................... (14.72)

19. Evans, Larry (Payroll)................................................................................... 191.34

20. Farmers Co-op (Supplies/Fuel)............................................................... 1,474.69

21. FirstBank Credit Card (Office Card (Postage) $19.26; W. McKain (Animal Control, Net Gun) $931.72; Library (Books, Norton Antivirus) $242.86;

Light Plant (Water School) $331.83)...................................................... 1,525.67

22. Great Plains Communications (Telephone/Internet).............................. 477.39

23. Ideal Linen Supply (Shop supplies)............................................................ 16.74

24. League Builders (parts).................................................................................. 49.99

25. MNB (Simple IRA Sept)............................................................................... 291.68

26. Municipal Supply, INC (Supplies)................................................................ 75.36

27. Olsen’s Agricultural Lab (Water Samples).................................................. 14.70

28. One Call Concepts (Diggers Hotline)............................................................ 4.10

29. Orscheln (shop supplies).............................................................................. 64.99

30. Quill (Office Supplies).................................................................................. 304.83

31. Scoop Media (Publications)........................................................................ 216.23

32. Southwest Fertilizer (Prepaid Propane Credit)......................................... (26.55)

33. SWPPD (Purchase Power Sept Billing $44,757.08; Airport $73.50;

North Well $1,153.80; South Well $347.02)....................................... 46,331.40

34. T & J Repair (Parts for # 8, 9, 11, 21, 24, 25).............................................. 17.50

35. Top Office (Copier Lease).............................................................................. 49.95

36. Twin Rivers Testing and Environmental, LLC (Soil Sample)............ 6,500.00

37. Verizon (Cell phones).................................................................................. 114.01

38. Village of Trenton (Utilities)..................................................................... 2,952.23

39. Walmart (Office/Shop/Pool Supplies).......................................................... 50.91

40. Wired (LIBRARY-Magazine Subscription)................................................. 20.00

 

KENO CLAIMS: NO CLAIMS

 

LIBRARY CLAIMS: NO CLAIMS

 

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:34p.m.

 

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

 

                                                           

Richard L. Frakes, Vice-Chairman

ATTEST:

 

                                                           

Wendy L. McKain, Village Clerk

 

 



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