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Trenton Board of Trustees

August 23, 2016

Trenton, NE

SPECIAL MEETING

 

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Trenton, NE, was convened in open and public session, Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Present:  Chairman Rundel, Trustees Frakes, McArthur, Neely, and Poppert, Clerk McKain, Deputy Clerk Rife, Superintendent Vrbas, David Blau, Ron Doggett, Curtis Kayton, and Paisley Poppert.  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 7:05 pm and quorum was verified.

 

Chairman made “Open Meeting Act” announcement.

 

Citizen Forum:  No comments.

 

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

 

Motion made by Neely and second by McArthur to approve the August 9, 2016 meeting minutes.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Abstain: Poppert.  Motion carried.

 

Reports of officers, Board Committees:  Vrbas provided the board an update on the water leak at the 200 block of West B. 

 

Unfinished Business: Proposals for wholesale electricity from Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) and Southwest Public Power District (SWPPD) were reviewed and discussed.  A lengthy discussion was made with questions and explanations.  Motion made by Frakes and second by Poppert to accept proposal from MEAN for wholesale electricity and enter into a contract.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Poppert, and Rundel.  Nays: Neely.  Motion carried.

 

David Blau provided an update on the water main project and discussed the bid proposal process once the resolution was approved.

 

Ordinance or Resolution: Motion made by Neely and second by McArthur to approve Resolution 2016-08-03 to authorize the Department of Environmental (DEQ) Loan for the water main project. Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, Poppert and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Trustee McArthur introduced Ordinance No. 793. After the reading of the ordinance.  Trustee Neely made a motion which was seconded by Trustee McArthur to suspend the statutory reading of the ordinance on three separate days. Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, Poppert, and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.  Motion by Frakes with second by Poppert to pass and adopt Ordinance No. 793 on final reading. Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, Poppert, and Rundel. Nays: None.  Motion carried. A true copy follows:

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING PARTICIPATION BY THE VILLAGE OF TRENTON, NEBRASKA IN THE ELETRICAL RESOURCES POOLING AGREEMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL ENERGY AGENCY OF NEBRASKA; AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE EXECUTION OF THE AGREEMENT; TO PRESCRIBE THE TIME WHEN THIS ORDIANCE SHALL BE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.

 

Motion made by Neely and second by McArthur to publish Ordinance #793 in pamphlet form.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, Poppert and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Trustee Neely introduced Ordinance No. 794. After the reading of the ordinance.  Trustee Neely made a motion which was seconded by Trustee McArthur to suspend the statutory reading of the ordinance on three separate days. Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, Poppert, and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.  Motion by Neely with second by McArthur to pass and adopt Ordinance No. 793 on final reading. Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, Poppert, and Rundel. Nays: None.  Motion carried. A true copy follows:

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING EXECUTION OF THE SUPPLIMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR FIRM POWER INTERCHANGES SERVICE TO SERVICE SCHEDULE J OF THE ELECTRICAL RESOURCES POOLING AGREEMENT AND ADDENDUM, BY THE VILLAGE OF TRETNON, NEBRASKA, WITH THE MUNICIPAL ENERGY AGENCY OF NEBRASKA; TO PRESCRIBE THE TIME WHEN THIS ORDIANCE SHALL BE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.

 

Motion made by Neely and second by McArthur to publish Ordinance #794 in pamphlet form.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, Poppert and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion made by Frakes and second by Poppert to approve Resolution 2016-08-04 to designate the Electrical Resources Pooling Agreement Representative as John A. Rundel and the alternative Wendy L. McKain. Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, Poppert and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion made by Neely and second by Frakes to approve Resolution 2016-08-05 authorizing membership into the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool. Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, Poppert and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

New Business: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Claims: None

 

With no further business, motion made by McArthur and second by Neely to adjourn meeting at 8:45pm.  Ayes: Frakes, McArthur, Neely, Poppert and Rundel.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Next regular meeting will be September 13, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Village Office.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

John A. Rundel, Chairman

ATTEST:                                                                                                  Trenton Board of Trustees

 

 

                                                           

Wendy L. McKain, Village Clerk



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