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Trenton Board of Trustees

April 27, 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, April 27 2015 at 6:30p.m. at the Village Office.  Present: Chairman Rundel, Vice-Chairman Frakes, Trustees Neely and Poppert, Clerk McKain, Peter Burger, Jesse Kauffman, Roz Kauffman, Dave Lykins.  Trustee McArthur 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 6:30pm and quorum was verified.

 

Chairman made “Open Meeting Act” announcement.

 

Citizen Forum:  None.

 

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

 

Motion made by Poppert and second by Frakes to approve minutes of the April 14, 2015 meeting.  Ayes: Frakes, Poppert, and Rundel. Nays: None. Abstain: Neely.  Absent: McArthur.  Motion carried.

 

Unfinished Business: Mr. Rundel stated that there has been a considerable amount of clean-up on the property and thanked the Kauffmans for their attention.  Rundel stated there is still work to be completed.  Mr. Burger presented information at the show cause hearing for 321 West 4th.  Ms. Kauffman stated they had cleaned up a good portion of the property and hired a person to continue with the clean-up and monitoring.  She requested that the board give them an extension to June 1, 2015 to complete the clean-up.  Mr. Lykins stated they have done a good job and he thanked them for their hard work on the project.  Motion made by Frakes and second by Neely to extend the cleanup deadline to June 1, 2015 and if project is not completed by that date, the board will file with the District Court to proceed with the abatement. Ayes: Frakes, Neely, Poppert, and Rundel. Nays: None. Absent: McArthur.  Motion carried. 

 

Discussion from the Street Committee was made and five properties were identified to receive certified mailings of a notice of nuisance abatement.

 

New Business: Information was presented from three companies for a lift chair for the pool.  Motion made by Neely and second by Poppert to purchase a lift chair for the pool and the attachments with Keno funds not to exceed $4,777.00. Ayes: Frakes, Neely, Poppert, and Rundel. Nays: None. Absent: McArthur.  Motion carried.

 

A review of the accounts receivable was made.  Motion made by Neely and second by Frakes to move nine accounts with a total of $1,264.24 to bad dept.  Ayes: Frakes, Neely, Poppert, and Rundel. Nays: None. Absent: McArthur.  Motion carried.  Discussion was made on pursuing some outstanding accounts in small claims court.  Motion made by Frakes and second by Neely to file in small claims court on three past due accounts.  Ayes: Frakes, Neely, Poppert, and Rundel. Nays: None. Absent: McArthur.  Motion carried.  The board asked that a review of current policy for collection of utility accounts be on the agenda for next month.  Motion made by Neely and second by Poppert to sign the Top Office Maintenance Agreement for the copier for an additional year.  Ayes: Frakes, Neely, Poppert, and Rundel. Nays: None. Absent: McArthur.  Motion carried.

 

Trustee Poppert left the meeting at 7:34 p.m.

 

Motion made by Frakes and second by Neely to enter into executive session to discuss personnel issues without damaging the reputation of the person and an insurance claim at 7:35 p.m.  Ayes: Frakes, Neely, and Rundel. Nays: None. Absent: McArthur and Poppert.  Motion carried.  Motion made by Neely with second by Frakes to come out of executive session at 8:09pm.  Ayes: Frakes, Neely, and Rundel. Nays: None. Absent: McArthur and Poppert.  Motion carried.

 

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

 

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:10p.m.

 

Next regular meeting will be May 12, 2015, at 6:30p.m. in the Village Office.

 

 

 

                                                           

John A. Rundel, Chairman

Trenton Board of Trustees

ATTEST:

 

                                                           

Wendy L. McKain, Village Clerk



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