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Trenton Board of Trustees

July 28, 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, July 28, 2015 at 6:00p.m. at the Village Office.  Present: Chairman Rundel, Vice-Chairman Frakes, Trustees McArthur, Clerk McKain, Deputy Clerk Heffner, Utility Superintendent Vrbas, Larry Evans, Terry Galloway, Phil McDonald, and Cody Siegfried.  Trustee Neely was late and joined the meeting at 7:13pm.  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:  None.

 

Motion made by McArthur and second by Frakes to approve agenda. Ayes: Frakes, McArthur,  and Rundel.  Nays: None. Absent: Neely and 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 August 11, 2015 meeting.

 

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

 

Utility Superintendent Reports: None

 

Unfinished Business: Terry Galloway of Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway & Luth, P.C. provided a handout of the 2nd budget worksheet.  Each department was addressed with potential revenues to include some grant funding that have been applied for, as well as, expenditures.  Mr. Galloway suggested some changes due to cash reserves being down.  Mr. Galloway stated that new regulations were coming that would require priority budgeting; however, not all of the details have been made.  Mr. Galloway suggested the village begin budgeting for sinking funds for equipment and buildings.  Mr. Galloway stated that the village receives approximately $70,000 in tax revenue, in which the fire department receives approximately 15%, the park department receives approximately 30%, the pool department receives approximately 40%, and the library receives approximately 20%.  Evans stated that the grant funds for the library budget needed to be removed, an additional “Digital Media” category needed to be added with a budget amount of $350 and an additional $50 to the dues/subsriptions.  The library checking expense would be increased by $400.  Evans also stated the library e-rate will support internet services and is phasing out support for telephone service.  Motion by Frakes and second by Neely to increase the Chairman of the Board salary to $1,400 per year, the Board of Trustees to $1,200 per year, Utility Superintendent to $20.64 per hour, the maintenance person to $13.96 per hour, and the mowing/trash person to $10.30 per hour.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.  Motion by McArthur and second by Neely to increase the village clerk/treasurer to $19.10 per hour and the deputy clerk to $9.92 per hour.  Ayes: McArthur, Neely and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Abstain: Frakes.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.

 

Ordinance or Resolution: None

 

New Business: None

 

Correspondence: SWPPD will be hosting a celebration of 70- years in business at the TCDC building on August 6th beginning at 5:30pm.  They will serve hamburgers and hot dogs, provide bucket truck rides, hotline safety demonstrations, and a prize drawing.

 

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.    Dr. Drain Rescue (Jetting) ............................................................................. $716.00

2.    Glass Express (Terex windows installation)..................................................... 378.00

3.    Propp, Traci (Swimming lesson refund)............................................................. 10.00

4.    LARM (Parade Insurance)................................................................................. 50.00

EDM CLAIMS (EDM Checking Account): None

KENO CLAIMS (Keno Checking Account): None

LIBRARY CLAIMS (Library checking account): None

 

Motion made by Frakes and second by Neely to enter into executive session to discuss pending litigation with attorney at 7:28pm.  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 7:55pm.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, and Rundel. Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.

 

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:55p.m.

 

Next regular meeting will be August 11, 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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