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Trenton Board of Trustees

June 23, 2015

Trenton, NE

BUDGET MEETING

 

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Trenton, NE, was convened in open and public session, Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6:00p.m. at the Village Office.  Present: Chairman Rundel, Vice-Chairman Frakes, Trustees McArthur and Neely, Clerk McKain, Deputy Clerk Heffner, Utility Superintendent Vrbas, Kathy Borg, Jason Brown, Larry Evans, Michael Hoback, Janelle Johnson, and Sandy Scott.  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.

 

Dinner was served.

 

Roll Call was taken at 6:25pm and quorum was verified.

 

Chairman made “Open Meeting Act” announcement.

 

Citizen Forum:  Sandy Scott provided a brief update on the community project or “Village Square”.  She stated there have been many generous donations of materials, time, and equipment.  Larry Evans stated he would like annexing to be an agenda item for the July 14, 2015 meeting.

 

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

 

Motion made by Neely and second by McArthur to approve minutes of the May 12, 2015 meeting.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, and Neely. Nays: None. Abstain: Rundel.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.

 

Motion made by McArthur and second by Frakes to approve minutes of the June 9, 2015 meeting.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, and Rundel. Nays: None. Abstain: Neely.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.

 

Approval of the minutes for the June 16, 2015 meeting was not approved as board members that attended were not at this meeting.  This will be an agenda item for the July 14, 2015 meeting.

 

Utility Superintendent Reports: None

 

Unfinished Business: Michael Hoback of Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway & Luth, P.C. provided a handout of the budget worksheet.  Each department was addressed with potential revenues to include some grant funding that have been applied for, as well as, expenditures.  Mr. Hoback suggested some changes due to cash reserves being down.  Ms. Scott inquired on what the Main Street building would be used for.  Rundel stated that he would like to see apartments on the top floor and “start-up” business space for the ground level.  Ms. Scott stated that the Electric Company / Ice House was put on the list for tours.

 

Ordinance or Resolution: None

 

New Business: Rundel stated that the Trenton Airport has been temporarily closed until July 1, 2015.  He will request an extension for closure until the Board can discuss the issue further.  Discussion for the next budget meeting was made.  Another budget meeting will be held on July 28, 2015 at 6pm at the Village office.

 

Correspondence: None

 

Motion made by Neely and second by McArthur to approve Operating claims, El Dorado Heating/Cooling claims, KENO claims, and Library claims. Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.

 

OPERATING CLAIMS:

1.    Aflac (July premiums) ....................................................................................... 32.70

2.    Fastenal (epoxy anchor, pool repairs).............................................................. 197.81

3.    Great Plains Communications (phones/internet)............................................. 375.44

4.    Heffner, Samantha (Mileage/Supplies/SW Clerk Dues).................................... 54.89

5.    In the Swim (chemicals, pool supplies)............................................................ 643.81

6.    McKain, Wendy (Mileage for Finance Conference)........................................ 157.55

7.    Midlands toxicology (pre-employment drug test)............................................. 270.00

8.    National Insurance Services (June Life & LTD premium)................................. 25.56

9.    Sandhill Welding (pool repairs)......................................................................... 533.78

10.  Sargent Drilling (Pilot valve, coil, labor)......................................................... 2,178.15

11.  Scoop Media (publications).............................................................................. 240.20

12.  Walmart (Pool operating supplies, office supplies).......................................... 105.55

EDM CLAIMS (EDM Checking Account): None

KENO CLAIMS (Keno Checking Account): None

LIBRARY CLAIMS (Library checking account): None

 

Motion made by Neely and second by McArthur to enter into executive session to discuss personnel evaluations at 8:34pm.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, and Rundel. Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.  Motion made by McArthur and second by Neely to exit from executive session at 9:32pm.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, and Rundel. Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.

 

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:35p.m.

 

Next regular meeting will be July 14, 2015, at 6:30p.m. in the Village Office.  Next Budget meeting will be on July 28, 2015 at 6:00pm in the Village Office.

 

 

                                                           

John A. Rundel, Chairman

Trenton Board of Trustees

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Wendy L. McKain, Village Clerk



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