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Trenton Board of Trustees

June 18, 2013

Trenton, NE



A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Trenton, NE, was convened in open and public session, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 6:00p.m. at the Village Office.  Present: Chairman Rundel, Trustees Neely and Frakes, Clerk McKain, Utility Superintendent Vrbas, Deputy Clerk Cock, Attorney Pete Burger, Zita Rundel, Dana Frakes, Leo McKain, and Brian Monnahan.  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 made by Neely with second by Frakes to approve agenda. Ayes: Rundel, Neely, and Frakes Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert, and McArthur.  Motion carried.


Hearing of Show Cause on the Garner Property started at 6:10p.m.  The hearing was conducted in open session.  The Chairman noted that proper notice of this hearing had been timely served upon James Garner.

The Board of Health presented evidence and rested.  The owner had no representative present, and presented no evidence to show cause why the property should not be declared a nuisance.

Motion made by Neely with second by Frakes to determine this property as a nuisance due to, inter alia, broken glass, exposed wires, caved in roof, and a missing door, and to proceed with further action of getting the issue resolved.  Ayes: Rundel, Neely, and Frakes Nays: None.  Absent: McArthur and Poppert.  Motion carried.


IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the subject property continues to be a nuisance, and James Garner, holding himself out as J-5 Enterprises, and or doing business under the name of J-5 Enterprises shall remedy the public nuisance existing at the subject property forthwith.

Brian Monnahan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Village of Palisade, Nebraska presented a list of rural Palisade residents that are interested in trash pick-up.  Discussion was made about expanding the Palisade route. Mr. A. Leggott will be provided a listing and conduct a “trial run” to find out what additional mileage and time the extra route would be.  The item will be on the July 9th meeting agenda.  No action taken at this time.   


Budget Worksheets were reviewed with no final action taken.


With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:40p.m.


Next regular meeting will be July 9, 2013, 6:30p.m. at the Village Office.





John A. Rundel, Chairman




Wendy L. McKain, Village Clerk



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