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Trenton Board of Trustees

December 14, 2015

Trenton, NE

SPECIAL MEETING

 

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Trenton, NE, was convened in open and public session, Monday, December 14, 2015 at 6:00p.m. at Southwest Public Power District office located at 221 Main Street, Palisade, NE.  Present:  Chairman Rundel, Vice-Chairman Frakes, Trustees McArthur, and Neely, Clerk McKain, Superintendent Vrbas, Curtis Kayton, Colyn Suda and Gary Hanken.  Trustee Poppert 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 6:15pm and quorum was verified.

 

Chairman made “Open Meeting Act” announcement.

 

Citizen Forum:  None.

 

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

 

Motion made by Frakes and second by McArthur to approve the December 8, 2015 meeting minutes.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.

 

No treasurer’s report was given.

 

Utility Superintendent Reports: Electric Department: None.  Water Department: None.  Sewer Department: None.  Trash Department: None.  Street Department: Vrbas provided information on the purchase of a new 2015 2500 HD Chevrolet Pickup.  Motion made by Neely and second by McArthur to approve the purchase of a new 2015 2500HD Silverado from Wagner Chevrolet-Buick for $38,550.00. Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.  Park Department: None.  Pool Department:  None.

 

Animal Control: No Report.

 

Village Office:  No Report.

 

Library:  No Report. 

 

Planning Commission: No Report.

 

Unfinished Business: No unfinished business was discussed.

 

Ordinance and/or Resolution:  No ordinance or resolutions were discussed.

 

New Business: Hankin, Kayton and Suda provided a breakdown of information on the last twelve months of electric billing for the village.  There was an explanation of charges from NPPD and the additional charges from SWPPD for the use of transmission lines.  There was an explanation of the additional operating and management monthly charge from SWPPD.  Minimal discussion on the current contract was made.  A discussion on hiring a consultant to review different rate bids for electricity was made.  Another meeting would be scheduled in January 2016 to begin discussions on the current electric rates and Operating and Maintenance Contract with Southwest Public Power District.

 

Correspondence:  None.

 

OPERATING CLAIMS: None.

With no further business, motion made by Neely and second by Frakes to adjourn meeting at 8:20pm.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, and Rundel. Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.

 

Next regular meeting will be January 12, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Village Office.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

John A. Rundel, Chairman

Trenton Board of Trustees

ATTEST:

 

                                                           

Wendy L. McKain, Village Clerk



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