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Trenton Board of Trustees

July 11, 2017

Trenton, NE

REGULAR MEETING

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Trenton, NE, was convened in open and public session, Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Office.  Present:  Chairman McArthur, Trustees Lewis, McDonald, Neely, and Wimer, Clerk McKain, Deputy Clerk Rife, Attorney Lindstedt, Aaron Leggott, Bob Brown, Larry Evans, Jesse Kauffman, Kelly Kauffman, and Delany Dewey.  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.

 

Chairman made “Open Meeting Act” announcement.

 

Citizen Forum:  Jesse Kauffman presented a written letter to the board and proceeded to read it to the audience. The board stated that the letter J. Kauffman received was just a notice stating that there had been a complaint. Board members had checked on it earlier in the day and at this time there would be no action taken on the property. B. Brown mentioned that a resident had stated they hadn’t been charged for water and he was concerned that some residents were not paying their share of water usage if there were issues.

 

Motion made by McDonald and second by Wimer to approve agenda. Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, Wimer and Neely.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion made by Lewis and second by McDonald to approve the June 28, 2017 budget meeting minutes.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, and McDonald.  Nays: None.  Abstain: Neely and Wimer.  Motion carried.

 

Motion made by Lewis and second by Wimer to approve treasurer’s report.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, Wimer and Neely.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Park/Pool Committee Report: Lewis and McDonald stated the park needed more weed eating, but overall it was looking very good.

 

Utility/Street/Trash Committee Report: Discussion was made on properties that need to be cleaned up.  McDonald stated he would like to see more volunteers from the community when they do the free clean-up day in the fall.  McArthur stated the village will host another free clean-up day on August 12th, 2017 from 9am to 6pm and August 13th, 2017 from 1 pm to 6 pm.  Discussion was made to host another clean-up day with volunteers when it cools off sometime in the fall.

 

Attorney Report: Lindstedt stated they had looked into adding a half percent sales tax for the village. It was a pretty simple process and just needed to be added to a general or primary election. These funds would be put into the Village’s general funds account. They were also looking into some boundary line agreements for some property that is being sold.

 

Utility Superintendent Reports:  Electric Department: Leggott stated that the wind storms had knocked down two service lines. The village was able to take care of one of them and SWPPD was called to reconnect the other.   Water Department: Leggott stated that there was no hurry to put in the Dari Crčme water pit. Leggott stated that the Emergency Response Plan for Community Water Systems was completed. McKain stated that this was a necessary plan for some grant funds that she is applying for.   Sewer Department:  Leggott stated that Johnson was in town earlier than expected. He stated that they jetted and vacuumed out a lot of sludge. They mainly focused on lines that residents typically had issues with.   Trash Department: Leggott stated that there was a radiator issue with the regular trash truck. Leggott also stated that there were light issues with the cab-over trash truck so it wasn’t being used.  Street Department: The 600 block of West 3rd was discussed. Work has not been started in the alley and contact needed to be made to railroad about drain issues at the top of the hill.  Park Department: Leggott stated that they fixed station one and it is working now. They have water shut off to hydrant due to leak. It was mentioned by Lewis to remove the other hydrant (the old drinking fountain) due to it leaning and not working anymore.   Pool Department:  Leggott stated that the State had been to the pool to do their evaluation. McKain stated that the inspection went well and there were only a couple minor infractions. It was discussed to replace the gate that has been an issue for several years.

 

Animal Control: Leggott reported there are 19 cats and 143 dogs licensed for 2017.  No warnings or citations were issued for the month of June.

 

Village Office:  McKain stated there was one meter deposit to return this month.  McKain stated that there was a budget training in Kearney on July 13, 2017. Discussion was made on whether any board member would be able to attend. McKain would attend along with whichever board members could make it. McKain stated that meter reading would be done July 24-26, 2017. McKain stated she was working on a Public Water System Security Grant that was to be submitted July 31, 2017.

 

Library:  Evans stated the library is purchasing t-shirts to sell during Harvest Festival  to promote the library. T-shirts will be sold for $5 a-piece.

 

Planning Commission: Evans stated the Planning Commission had discussion on the road work to be done for the Little Village Daycare to continue. No final decisions will be made until road work is completed.

 

El Dorado: No information provided.

 

Housing Authority: No information provided.

 

Tree Board: No information provided.

 

Board of Health: McArthur stated that the board of health was going to have to meet for the review of a property.  

 

Unfinished Business:  A second budget meeting was discussed. It was decided that the next budget meeting would be July 31st, 2017 at 6 pm and there would be pizza served.

 

Ordinance and/or Resolution: Motion by Neely with second by Wimer to approve Resolution 2017-07-01 for the LARM 2017-18 Insurance Renewal.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, Wimer, and Neely.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

New Business: D. Dewey asked that the board allow the Hitchcock County Cheerleaders to use the swimming pool for their duck race fund raiser on the morning of August 6, 2017. Motion made by Lewis and second by McDonald to approve the use of the pool for the duck race. Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, Wimer and Neely.  Nays: None. Motion carried.  Discussion was made on the airport leases. Motion made by Neely and second by Lewis to approve JP Logistics hanger A, B & Building lease.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDoanld, Wimer and Neely.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Correspondence:  AmFirst Insurance Services, Credit Bureau Services, Inc.-Collections, El Dorado Manor Newsletter, Farmers Co-op Open House, Nebraska DEQ-Recycling Grants, Nebraska DMV-Update Driver License Security Features, Tree City USA Bulletin #18.

Motion made by Neely and second by Wimer to approve Operating claims, KENO claims, Library claims, and Meter Deposit claims.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, Wimer and Neely.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

OPERATING CLAIMS:

1.    June Payroll (3 pay periods)...................................................................... $20,615.82

2.    EFTPS, FED (May payroll tax)..................................................................... 4,688.04

3.    NE Dept. of Revenue (June payroll tax).......................................................... 513.77

4.    NE Dept. of Revenue (June sales tax)......................................................... 2,286.31

5.    Aflac (Sup. Ins.).................................................................................................. 32.70

6.    American Agricultural Lab (water samples)....................................................... 17.50

7.    Blue Cross Blue Shield (Jul premium medical/dental).................................. 3,310.40

8.    Bosselman Energy....................................................................................... (3,431.09)

9.    CarQuest (supplies)............................................................................................ 83.08

10.  City of McCook (transfer station tickets)...................................................... 4,369.14

11.  Colonial Life (Sup. Ins.).................................................................................... 251.13

12.  Connecting Resources (Benefit Review)......................................................... 117.80

13.  Dewey, Nadine (June library payroll)............................................................... 232.73

14.  Dutton-Lainson (Electric supplies)................................................................. 1,394.40

15.  Eakes (supplies/copier)........................................................................................ 8.58

16.  Evans, Larry (June library payroll)................................................................... 274.28

17.  Farmers Co-op (fuel/shop supplies).............................................................. 2,102.75

18.  First Bankcard (software, travel, repairs)...................................................... 2,249.94

19.  Foley Industries (#22 Repairs).......................................................................... 482.19

20.  Great Plains Communications (Phone/internet)............................................... 614.58

21.  Ideal Linen Supply (shop towels)........................................................................ 26.61

22.  Jacobsenorr (Attorney)..................................................................................... 130.00

23.  Kansas City Life (Jun Vision)............................................................................. 69.35

24.  League Builders (supplies).................................................................................. 18.98

25.  Little Village Daycare (Roundup funds collected).............................................. 33.87

26.  Main Street Checks (supplies)......................................................................... 385.37

27.  Midlands Toxicology (Drug Testing)................................................................... 35.00

28.  Municipal Supply (Water supplies)................................................................ 4,176.98

29.  National Insurance (Jun life, ad&d prem)........................................................... 25.56

30.  Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (May Billing)............................................ 20,769.07

31.  Nick’s Distributing (Pool Concessions)............................................................. 271.72

32.  One Call Concepts (Diggers hotline locates).................................................... (15.45)

33.  Orscheln (Supplies).......................................................................................... 116.99

34.  Shroeder & Schroeder (Attorney fees)............................................................ 708.05

35.  Scoop Media (Publications).............................................................................. 338.07

36.  SWPPD (airport $28.00; north well $403.91; south well $433.32,

 Construction $4,411.21)......................................................................... 5,276.44

37.  TD Ameritrade (June IRA)............................................................................... 916.19

38.  Van Diest (Chemicals)................................................................................... 1,370.00

39.  Verizon (Cell Service/Phones)......................................................................... 160.44

40.  Village of Trenton (June utilities)................................................................... 2,988.72

41.  Walmart (Supplies)........................................................................................... 362.94

 

KENO CLAIMS (Keno Checking Account):

         K1. Trenton Rec Assoc. (Harvest Festival)............................................................ 300.00

LIBRARY CLAIMS (Library checking account):

         L1. First Bankcard (amazon.com)........................................................................... 266.34

METER DEPOSIT CLAIMS (Meter Deposit Checking Account):

         M1. Meter Deposit Refund, Acct# 417.................................................................... 200.00

        

With no further business, motion made by Neely and second by Lewis to adjourn meeting at 7:55pm.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, Wimer and Neely. Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Budget meeting is scheduled for July 31, 2017 at 6:00pm in the Village Office and pizza will be served.

Next regular meeting will be August 8, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Village Office.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

Jessy McArthur, Chairman

Trenton Board of Trustees

ATTEST:

 

                                                           

Wendy L. McKain, MBA, MMC

Village Clerk/Treasurer



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