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Trenton Board of Trustees

July 14, 2015

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, July 14, 2015 at 6:30p.m. at the Village Office.  Present:  Vice-Chairman Frakes, Trustees McArthur and Neely, Clerk McKain, Deputy Clerk Heffner, Superintendent Vrbas, Kelly Cook, Larry Evans, Kayla Hodges, Tyler Jones, Jesse Kauffman, Roz Kauffman, Valerie Loghry, Phil McDonald, Tracy Propp, and Lesa Tines.  Chairman Rundel was late and joined the meeting at 7:30pm.  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 6:30pm and quorum was verified.

 

Vice-Chairman made “Open Meeting Act” announcement.

 

Citizen Forum:  Roz Kauffman submitted a complaint against 416 East C Street.  She provided signatures of neighbors and pictures as evidence.  She noted that the property is in violation of of Sections 4-901and 4-902 of the Municipal Code, which relates to nuisances.  She stated that board members should be held to the same standards and keep in compliance of the ordinances.  Neely and Frakes agreed that all residents are subject to maintaining property.  Kauffman also noted that there were four cats living at the residence.  Neely stated the board would get action started on the clean-up of the property.

 

Kayla Hodges asked if a group of citizens could get together and clean up the baseball fields at the pow wow grounds.  She would like to start up the baseball clubs again for the next season.  The board members had no problem with the group starting the clean–up project.  Vrbas was instructed to cut locks on the storage unit out there and provide a new lock.

 

Kelly Cook expressed his frustration with sewer backups on East 3rd.  Mr. Cook believes the village should pay for damage to the house.  Frakes stated that Rundel had been working with the insurance company on the claim, but he did not know the status.  Frakes would check with Rundel on the status of the claim.

 

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

 

Approval of minutes of the June 16, 2015 meeting were not approved as board members that attended were not at this meeting.

 

Motion made by McArthur and second by Neely to approve the June 23, 2015 meeting minutes. Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, and Neely.  Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert and Rundel.  Motion carried.

 

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

 

Utility Superintendent Reports: Electric Department: Vrbas stated he spoke with SWPPD to install outlets to the pole by cement at the pow wow grounds.  Water Department: Vrbas reported that the nitrates in water samples had increase; however, not enough for a concern as the maximum level is 5.  Vrbas reported the water hydrants have been installed for the Trenton Rec Association.  Sewer Department: Vrbas reported a blockage was in the 400 block of West D.  They found a lot of tree roots.  Trash Department: Vrbas stated they would like to replace the Main Street trash cans and further discussion would be made at the budget meeting.  Street Department: Vrbas stated TopKote would be in Trenton during August, 2015.  They were running late due to the rain fall in other areas.  Vrbas stated he had sprayed for mosquitos and would be spraying this week and again late July, weather permitting.  Vrbas stated he will be sweeping Main Street and East C on July 30th.  Residents are asked to remove parked vehicles. Park Department: Vrbas stated they would like to get new picnic tables in the shelter and would.  discuss it more at the budget meeting.  Dale Bailey has left a note that the stickers were getting thick and needed to be sprayed in the park.  Pool Department:  Vrbas reported that the pool had a state inspection, with three minor violations.  One was corrected immediately, which was two guard certifications were not on the premise.

 

Animal Control: Vrbas stated there were 26 cats and 173 dogs licensed within the village for the 2015 year.  There were 2 warnings for failure to license, 0 warning for running at large, 0 citations for failure to license and 0 citation for running at large during the month of June, 2015.

 

Village Office:  McKain stated there was one deposit to be applied to the final bill.  McKain stated she is reviewing a sample employee handbook from LARM for updates.

 

Library:  Evans reported the library board appointed Janelle Johnson and Jason Brown to the Library Board for a four year term to end on June 30, 2019.  Motion made by McArthur and second by Neely to appoint Janelle Johnson and Jason Brown to the Library Board for a four year term to end on June 30, 2019.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, and Neely.  Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert and Rundel.  Motion carried.  Evans stated there was still one opening on the board and he had a few people that may be interested.  Evans stated the ladder was against the building to climb on roof to get volleyballs.  Evans reported that the Library did not receive the grant funds.

 

Planning Commission: Evans stated he would like to include a one mile radius jurisdiction for persons who are willing to be on a village board.  Evans stated that there were people just outside of the village limits that were willing to serve on the library board.

 

Unfinished Business: McKain stated that Mr. Askmit would be attending the August meeting to present a proposal for the board to review.  Nuisance properties were discussed.  Frakes stated the second budget meeting is scheduled for July 28, 2015 at 6:00pm at the village office.  Pizza and salad would be served.  A brief discussion on the “Village Square” was made.  The board commented on how nice it is looking and there had been a lot of volunteers making the project look great.  McKain stated that scrap tire collection would be on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 9am to 4pm.  There is a limit to 10 ton that would be accepted.  A discussion on the closure of the airport was made.  McDonald opposes the closure of the airport and stated that he wanted it to remain open in case a plane needed to land.  Rundel stated that no planes are housed at the airport and no usage of the airport has been made for several years.  Further discussion on the airport will be on the agenda for the August 11, 2015 board meeting.  Motion made by Frakes and second by McArthur to table the closure of the airport.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.

 

Ordinance or Resolution:  Ordinance #786 was introduced by McArthur.  Motion by Neely and second by Frakes to suspend the statutory reading of the ordinance on three (3) separate days.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.  Motion by Neely and second by McArthur to pass and adopt Ordinance #786 on final reading.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.

ORDINANCE NO. 786

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER ELEVEN, ARTICLE THREE, SECTION 11-301 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO ZONING REGULATIONS WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF TRENTON; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE, AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.

            BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CHAIRMAN AND THE VILLAGE BOARD OF

TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF TRENTON:

Section 1.        That Section 11-301 of the Municipal Code of the Village of Trenton shall be amended as follows:

Article 2 District Regulations.  2-101 Agriculture District (A).  2-101 (E) Lot Coverage.  The total coverage of all buildings shall not occupy more than 80 percent of the lot area.

2-201 Residential District (R).  2-201 (E) Lot Coverage.  (1) On all lots with an area of one (1) acres or larger, the total coverage of all buildings shall not occupy more than 80 percent of the lot area.  (2) On all lots with an area of less than one (1) acre, the total coverage of all buildings shall not occupy more than 80 percent of the lot area.

2-301 Commercial District (C).  2-302 (E) Lot Coverage.  The total coverage of all buildings shall not occupy more than 80 percent of the lot area.

2-401 Industrial District (I).  2-401 (E) Lot Coverage.  The total coverage of all buildings shall not occupy more than 80 percent of the lot area.

2-501 Floodplain District (F).  2-501 (E) Lot Coverage.  The total coverage of all  buildings shall not occupy more than 80 percent of the lot area.

All other portions of the ordinance will remain effective.

Section 2.  This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage, approval, and publication or posting as required by law.

Passed and adopted this 14th day of July, 2015.

(SEAL)

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                    John A. Rundel, Chairman

ATTEST:                                                                     Trenton Board of Trustees

 

                                                           

Wendy L. McKain, Village Clerk

 

New Business: McKain stated that Cody Siegfried is willing to provide legal services on a temporary basis until the board appoints a new village attorney.  Motion by Neely with second by McArthur to appoint Cody Siegfried as the temporary village attorney.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, and Neely.  Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert and Rundel.  Motion carried.  The Southwest Shooting Sports is asking for a $500 donation of keno funds to help replace bb guns.  Motion by Neely with second by McArthur to donate $500 of keno funds to the Southwest Shooting sports to help replace bb guns.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, and Neely.  Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert and Rundel.  Motion carried.  Discussion on Neely’s resignation from the El Dorado Nursing Home Board was made.  El Dorado Nursing Home Board stated that Phyllis Bach had expressed interest in serving the remaining portion of Mr. Neely’s term.  However, no action was taken by the El Dorado Nursing Home Board; therefore, no action was taken.  Motion made by Neely with second by McArthur to sign contract to replace propane line at El Dorado Nursing Home.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, and Neely.  Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert and Rundel.  Motion carried.  Rundel stated that the pool was looking good and the Poppert has expressed a concern of early closures.  McKain stated that Hayes Center was interested in having Trenton spray for mosquitoes.  The board discussed the issue, and are interested in an interlocal agreement for the services.  Motion made by Neely with a second by McArthur to accept the firefighting application of Dave Wimer.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, and Neely.  Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert and Rundel.  Motion carried.  McKain provided an overview of the LARM risk review that was conducted in June 2015.  There were three areas of concern, which one has been corrected.  Tyler Jones inquired on law enforcement for the villages.  Rundel stated most small villages cannot afford to have marshals.  Rundel stated the villages rely on the sheriff’s department to enforce state laws.  Tyler Jones inquired why the gazebo at the “Village Square” is not handicapped accessible.  Rundel stated he would speak with Poppert to find out why.

 

Correspondence:  NE Law Enforcement – Drink & Drive – You Lose – Crackdown and Safekids, NE Public Power District – Women Leaders, Tree City USA Bulletin #8, Source Gas – Location Survey, USDA – Hitchcock County – Base Yields, USDA – Red Willow County – Base Yields

 

Motion made by Neely and second by McArthur to approve Operating claims except #20, 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.    June payroll (3 pay periods)...................................................................... $22,935.70

2.    EFTPS, FED (June payroll tax).................................................................... 5,273.02

3.    NE Dept. of Revenue (June payroll tax).......................................................... 547.58

4.    NE Dept. of Revenue (June sales tax)......................................................... 3,182.89

5.    American Agricultural Lab (Water samples)...................................................... 16.50

6.    American Funds (June IRA contributions)....................................................... 249.96

7.    Barnett’s Do It Center (wall hydrants)................................................................ 87.97

8.    Blue Cross Blue Shield (July premiums medical/dental).............................. 4,022.14

9.    C & K (Parts for water line at pow wow grounds)............................................ 448.88

10.  City of McCook (Transfer station tickets)..................................................... 2,739.60

11.  Cobb, Tyler (refund of water meter deposit).................................................... 200.00

12.  Colonial Life (July premium).............................................................................. 40.48

13.  D&S Hardware (Hammer-drill, core-bit, shark bite, bury hydrant).................. 220.60

14.  Dewey, Nadine (Library Payroll)...................................................................... 214.25

15.  Diamond Vogel (Yellow paint and supplies)..................................................... 133.09

16.  Evans, Larry (Library Payroll).......................................................................... 199.48

17.  Farmers Co-op (Fuel).................................................................................... 1,465.41

18.  Fastenal (Drill bit, o-rings, sawzall)................................................................... 164.97

19.  First Bankcard (postage, pool uniforms, pizza for meetings, adobe)............... 613.31

20.  Frakes, Richard (Mileage to McCook-Checking on trash truck)....................... 50.60

21.  Holiday Inn (Finance conference lodging in Kearney)..................................... 166.00

22.  Ideal Linen Supply (Shop towels)....................................................................... 16.80

23.  K C Motor & Electric (labor and wire nuts for pool)......................................... 251.28

24.  Lang Diesel (Idler, hex bolt, key square, spindle)............................................... 70.75

25.  League Builders Supply (bit, extension)............................................................. 12.48

26.  MNB (June IRA contribution)........................................................................... 620.52

27.  Midlands toxicology (pre-employment drug test)............................................... 60.00

28.  Municipal Supply (register seal pin)...................................................................... 6.60

29.  Nebraska Power Review Board (annual assessment)...................................... 88.45

30.  Nebraska Public Health (routine water samples)............................................. 477.00

31.  Nicks Distribution (pool concession supplies).................................................. 459.21

32.  One Call Concepts (diggers hotline)................................................................... 22.95

33.  Protective Equipment Testing (bucket truck inspection)................................. 445.00

34.  Scoop Media (publications).............................................................................. 469.87

35.  Smith & Loveless (gasket, pumps, freight)...................................................... 200.88

36.  Southwest Fertilizer (Spraying supplies).......................................................... 270.51

37.  SWPPD (Purchase Power June Billing $31,422.66; Airport $31.00;

North Well $318.43; South Well $316.38)................................................... 32,088.47

38.  Top Office Products (Copier lease)................................................................... 49.95

39.  Van Diest Supply (chemical for mosquito spraying)..................................... 1,895.00

40.  Verizon (July billing).......................................................................................... 176.42

41.  Village of Trenton (Utilities)............................................................................ 2,411.18

42.  Poppert, Austin (main street repairs) (Added 7/14/15).................................. 2,920.00

 

 

EDM CLAIMS (EDM Checking Account):

         E1. Snell Services (HVAC Pay application #4)................................................. 75,306.33

 

KENO CLAIMS (Keno Checking Account):

         K1. Diamond Vogel (Village square paint).............................................................. 835.56

         K2. First BankCard (Pool CPR dummy)................................................................ 226.95

         K3. League Builders Supply (Village square paint and supplies)........................... 597.33

 

LIBRARY CLAIMS (Library checking account):

         L1. First Bankcard (amazon)................................................................................... 153.99

 

Motion made by McArthur and second by Neely to approve Operating claim #20. Ayes: McArthur, Neely and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Abstain: Frakes.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.

 

Motion made by Frakes and second by Neely to enter into executive session to discuss possible litigation and wage reviews at 8:18pm.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely and Rundel. Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.  Motion made by Neely and second by Frakes to exit from executive session at 9:38pm.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely and Rundel. Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.

 

With no further business, motion made by Frakes and second by McArthur to adjourn meeting at 8:40pm.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, and Rundel. Nays: None.  Absent: Neely and Poppert.  Motion carried.

 

A Budget meeting will be July 28, 2015, at 6:00pm in the Village Office.  Next regular meeting will be August 11, 2015 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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