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Trenton Board of Trustees

August 13, 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, August 13, 2013 at 6:30p.m. at the Village Office.  Present: Chairman Rundel, Trustees McArthur and Neely, Clerk McKain, Utility Superintendent Vrbas, and Aaron Leggott.  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.

 

Citizen Forum: No one was present for citizen forum.

 

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

 

Trustee Poppert arrived to the meeting.

 

Motion made by McArthur with second by Poppert to approve minutes of the July 9, 2013 meeting. Ayes: Rundel, McArthur, and Poppert Nays: None.  Abstain: Neely.  Absent: Frakes.  Motion carried.

 

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

 

Utility Superintendent Reports: Electric Department: Superintendent Vrbas stated that the trenching for the new line at the HS track was completed.  Water Department:  Superintendent Vrbas stated a security grant application was submitted for a fence to be built around the water tower.  The meter reader wand has been sent in for repairs.  The cost for the repairs is approximately $300.  Sewer Department: Superintendent Vrbas stated he is still working on finding a company for installation of the new sewer station.  A company will be in of Friday to prepare an estimate for the installation.  Trash Department: Superintendent Vrbas reported the truck is running good.  Leggott and Rundel have decided that the Palisade rural route is not feasible at this time for the Village of Trenton to proceed.  Street Department: Superintendent Vrbas stated that B& H paving was armor coating several streets last week.  Several weed notices have been sent to residents.  The PTO for the Case IH Tractor is in need of repair.  The estimated cost is $900.  Park Department: Superintendent Vrbas stated the park is working well  Pool Department: Superintendent Vrbas stated the pool will remain open through September 1, 2013.  The hours will be 4pm-6pm Monday through Friday and 1pm-6pm on Saturday and Sunday.  The pool will close for the season September 2, 2013.

 

Animal Control: A report was viewed.  There are 23 cats and 144 dogs licensed within the village.  There are still six unlicensed dogs and tickets will be issued.  This would be the second ticket for some of the unlicensed animals.

 

Village Office:  There are three utility deposits to be refunded this month and two additional utility deposits will be credited towards final bills.  Clerk McKain stated that she will be attending a funeral on Monday, August 19, 2013.  The office would be covered by Deputy Clerk Cock from 8:00am to 12:00pm (Noon). 

 

Unfinished Business:  Chairman Rundel discussed the budget process.  He stated the certification of valuation should be received by August 20th.  He asked if there were any final recommendations or corrections to the budget.  The Board will have the final approval of the 2013 Budget on the September 10, 2013 meeting agenda.  Chairman Rundel reported on the wind turbine project.  He stated that we were still waiting on the soil boring report that was conducted.  Once the report is received, the Village would need to decide if they wanted to move forward with the project.  Shermco is working on an interconnection application.

 

There was discussion for the TCDC demolition permit with no action taken at this time.

 

There was discussion on the roof repairs for the Library.  Estimates were not received as of the meeting date.  No action was taken at this time.

 

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

 

New Business: Discussion was made on adding the Deputy Clerk signature to the bank accounts.  Motion by Neely with second by McArthur to approve adding Deputy Clerk Cock to the signature cards for the bank accounts.  Ayes: McArthur, Neely Poppert, and Rundel.  Nays: None.   Absent: Frakes.  Motion carried.  Discussion was made on the airport lease for Johnny Walker.  Motion by Neely with second by Poppert to approve the airport lease for Johnny Walker.  Ayes: McArthur, Neely Poppert, and Rundel.  Nays: None.   Absent: Frakes.  Motion carried.  An application for the Groundwater Guardian Greensite renewal was discussed.  Motion by Neely with second by McArthur to approve the application for Groundwater Guardian Greensite designation at the North Well site.  Ayes: McArthur, Neely Poppert, and Rundel.  Nays: None.   Absent: Frakes.  Motion carried.

 

Trustee Frakes arrived to the meeting.

 

Correspondence:  Berkshire Hathaway provided a loss control report.  There were three findings that the Village will need to address.  The first was some fire extinguishers were outdated.  This issue has been resolved.  The second is for some tree branches at the park to be cut down.  Chairman Rundel will discuss the issue with an Arborist.  The third issue is to get some type of matting for the ground by the slide.  Superintendent Vrbas will work on this issue.  Nebraska State Recycling Association was looking for memberships.  There was discussion on the membership.  No action taken.  The Arbor Day newsletter for July/August was reviewed.

 

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

 

1.    July payroll (3 pay periods).................................................................. $21,575.69

2.    EFTPS, FED payroll taxes....................................................................... 4,877.88

3.    NE Department of Revenue (NE payroll taxes)....................................... 470.02

4.    NE Dept. of Revenue, July sales tax..................................................... 2,917.84

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

6.    American Funds (Simple IRA July)........................................................... 220.32

7.    B & H Paving (Street Sealing)............................................................... 33,733.80

8.    Barco Municipal Products (grader blades)............................................... 484.00

9.    Barnett’s Do It Center (supplies).................................................................. 74.96

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

11. Burger & Bennett (Legal Services)............................................................ 819.44

12. Car Quest (Starter)........................................................................................ 105.99

13. City of McCook (Trash)............................................................................. 2,195.64

14. Colonial Life (Ins premium)........................................................................... 40.48

15. D & L Pest Control.......................................................................................... 48.00

16. Dewey, Nadine (Payroll).............................................................................. 207.20

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

18. Evans, Larry (Payroll)................................................................................... 207.20

19. Farmers Co-op (Supplies/Fuel)............................................................... 1,645.29

20. Farmers State Bank (Backhoe pmt)..................................................... 12,248.11

21. FirstBank Credit Card (Postage/Pool Supplies)...................................... 194.30

22. Great Plains Communications (Telephone/Internet).............................. 685.17

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

24. KC Motor & Electric (Ground rods/repair)................................................. 424.27

25. Lang Diesel, INC (Parts for ‘05 mower)..................................................... 426.19

26. League of Nebraska Municipalities (Membership)................................. 833.00

27. MARC (Shop Supplies)............................................................................... 131.02

28. Michael Todd (Gutter Broom)...................................................................... 312.92

29. Midlands Toxicology (Drug tests/Yearly Fee).......................................... 140.50

30. MNB (Simple IRA July)................................................................................ 437.52

31. Municipal Supply, INC (Supplies)................................................................ 81.39

32. Nebraska Public Health Env. Lab (Water Samples)............................... 821.00

33. Nebraska Power Review Board (Annual Assessment)............................ 61.70

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

35. One Call Concepts............................................................................................ 7.85

36. RW Welding (Repairs #14)......................................................................... 393.50

37. Schamel’s Auto Supply (supplies)................................................................. 6.02

38. Scoop Media (Publications)........................................................................ 206.59

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

40. SWPPD (Purchase Power July Billing $46,742.46; Const. Report $3,211.15; Airport $42.62; North Well $664.63; South Well $615.61)........................................... 51,276.47

41. T & J Repair (Battery)................................................................................... 124.95

42. Titan Machinery (Bush hog repairs)............................................................ 25.33

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

44. Verizon (Cell phones).................................................................................. 113.86

45. Village of Trenton (Utilities)..................................................................... 2,620.55

46. Village of Trenton Petty Cash (postage)..................................................... 33.31

47. Walmart (Office/Shop/Pool Supplies).......................................................... 53.11

48. YMCA (Lifeguard training).......................................................................... 520.00

49. Yost Farm Supply (#6 Repairs)..................................................................... 20.25

 

KENO CLAIMS: NO CLAIMS

LIBRARY CLAIMS:

1.    McCauley, Jo (Volunteer Honorarium)..................................................... 200.00

 

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:25p.m.

 

Next regular meeting will be September 10, 2013, 6:30p.m. at the Village Office.

 

                                                           

John A. Rundel, Chairman

ATTEST:

 

                                                           

Wendy L. McKain, Village Clerk

 

 



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