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Trenton Board of Trustees

July 29, 2016

Trenton, NE

BUDGET MEETING

 

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Trenton, NE, was convened in open and public session, Friday, July 29, 2016 at 6:00p.m. at the Village Office.  Present:  Chairman Rundel, Trustees Frakes, McArthur, Neely and Poppert (arrived at 6:20pm), Clerk McKain, Deputy Clerk Rife, Larry Evans, Michael Hoback of Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway & Luth, P.C., Danielle McCauley, Jo McCauley and Zita Rundel.  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 6:08pm and quorum was verified.

 

Chairman made “Open Meeting Act” announcement.

 

Citizen Forum: Jo McCauley presented information for a duck race to be held at the municipal pool on Sunday, August 7, 2016 during the morning before the pool opens for business.  The duck race is a fund raiser for the cheerleaders.  Motion made by Neely and second by McArthur to approve the use of the municipal pool for the duck race fundraiser. Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.

 

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

 

Agenda item was revisited after Poppert arrived.  Motion made by Poppert and second by Frakes to approve the June 9, 2016 meeting minutes.  Ayes: Frakes, Poppert and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Abstain: Neely and Poppert.  Motion carried.

 

Motion made by Neely and second by Frakes to approve the July 12, 2016 meeting minutes.  Ayes: Frakes, Neely and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Abstain: McArthur.  Absent: Poppert.  Motion carried.

 

No reports from the treasurer or officers were given.

 

Unfinished Business: Rundel provided an update on the water main project.  Plans have been reviewed and may be ready for the bidding process by the end of August.  A second review of the budget was discussed with Michael Hoback.  The contract from Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP) was reviewed and discussed.  Motion made by Neely and second by Poppert to approve the purchase of software from Nebraska Municipal Power Pool known as Power Manager.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, Poppert and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.  Motion made by Poppert and second by Frakes to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussing evaluations of job performance of a person when necessary to prevent needless injury to the reputation of a person and if such person has not requested a public meeting at 7:18pm.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, Poppert and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.  Motion made by Neely and second by Frakes to exit the executive session at 7:47pm. Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, Poppert and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.  Motion made by Neely and second by Poppert to increase the following wages: Clerk/Treasurer to $22.48 per hour, Utility Superintendent to $21.90 per hour, Maintenance person to $15.69 per hour, trash/mowing person to $10.93 per hour effective August 8, 2016.  The deputy clerk wages will be evaluated in September.  Ayes: McArthur, Neely, Poppert and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Abstain: Frakes.  Motion carried.

 

Ordinance or Resolution: None.

 

New Business:  Information was provided on “Community Day Bonus” from Nebraska Lottery.  Motion made by Neely and second by McArthur to approve August 6, 2016 as “Community Bonus Day” for Keno at Franks. Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, Poppert and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.  An engineering proposal for an electrical system evaluation from RVW, Inc. was discussed.  At this time the board did not take any action.  A meter for the substation was discussed.

 

Correspondence: None

 

Claims: None

 

With no further business, motion made by McArthur and second by Frakes to adjourn meeting at 8:25pm.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, Poppert and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Next regular meeting will be August 9, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Village Office.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                 John A. Rundel, Chairman

ATTEST:                                                                                                  Trenton Board of Trustees

 

                                                           

Wendy L. McKain, MBA, MMC, Village Clerk/Treasurer



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