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Trenton Board of Trustees

September 25, 2017

Trenton, NE

SPECIAL MEETING

 

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Trenton, NE, was convened in open and public session, Monday, September 25, 2017 at 6:30p.m. at the Village Office.  Present:  Chairman McArthur, Trustees Lewis, McDonald and Wimer, Clerk McKain, John Rundel and Amy Thelander.  Board member Neely 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 6:37pm and quorum was verified.

 

Chairman made “Open Meeting Act” announcement.

 

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

 

Motion made by Lewis and second by Wimer to approve the September 14, 2017 meeting minutes. Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, and Wimer.  Nays: None.  Abstain: McDonald.  Absent: Neely.  Motion carried.

 

Public Hearing: McArthur opened the public hearing at 6:40pm for a review of the grant application to the Department of Economic Development (DED) for Community Block Development Grant (CBDG) funds was reviewed.  The application is a request for $189,000 and would rehabilitate six homes.  Rundel asked what the 80% HUD calculation was.  Thelander stated she was not sure; however, it would be approximately $36,000 to $39,000 for a single person household.  Thelander believed Trenton would know in late November if the funding was approved or not. With no more questions or information to discuss the public hearing was closed at 6:55pm.

 

No reports from the treasurer or officers were given.

 

Unfinished Business: No unfinished business was discussed.

 

Ordinance or Resolution: Resolution 2017-09-03. A resolution authorizing chief elected official to sign an application for CDBG funds.

 

New Business:  A review of the application to DED for CDBG funds was discussed.  After discussion a Motion by Lewis and second by Wimer to approved the application for submission to DED.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald and Wimer.  Nays: None.  Absent: Neely.  Motion carried. Resolution 2017-09-03 for authorization for Chairman to sign the application was discussed.  Motion by Wimer and second by Lewis to authorize Chairman McArthur to sign documents for the DED application.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, and Wimer.  Nays: None.  Absent: Neely.  Motion carried.  The statement of assurance and certifications was discussed and reviewed.  Motion by McDonald and second by Lewis to approve the statement of assurance and certifications.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, and Wimer.  Nays: None.  Absent: Neely.  Motion carried.  The citizen participation plan was reviewed and discussed.  Motion by McDonald and second by Lewis to approve the citizen participation plan.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, and Wimer.  Nays: None.  Absent: Neely.  Motion carried.  The residential anti-displacement and relocation assistance plan was discussed and reviewed.  Motion by Lewis and second by McDonald to approve the residential anti-displacement and relocation assistance plan.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, and Wimer.  Nays: None.  Absent: Neely.  Motion carried.  The proposals for administration were reviewed and discussed.  Motion by Lewis and second by Wimer to approve Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation to administer the program.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, and Wimer.  Nays: None.  Absent: Neely.  Motion carried.  The proposals for housing were reviewed and discussed.  Motion by Lewis and second by Wimer to approve Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation for housing oversite.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, and Wimer.  Nays: None.  Absent: Neely.  Motion carried.  The procurement process was discussed.  Motion by McDonald and second by Lewis to approve the procurement process.  Ayes:  Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, and Wimer.  Nays: None.  Absent: Neely.  Motion carried.   A review and discussion on the Federal funding accountability & transparency act was made.  Motion by Lewis and second by Wimer to approve the Federal Funding Accountability & Transparency Act.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, and Wimer.  Nays: None.  Absent: Neely.  Motion carried.  A review and discussion on Trenton CDBG Owner Occupied Rehabilitation (OOR) Program Guidelines was made.  Motion by Wimer and second by Lewis to approve Trenton’s CDBG OOR program guidelines.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, and Wimer.  Nays: None.  Absent: Neely.  Motion carried.  A review and discussion for the program income/recapture/reuse plan.  Motion by McDonald and second by Wimer to approve the income/recapture/reuse plan.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, and Wimer.  Nays: None.  Absent: Neely.  Motion carried. 

 

Correspondence: None

 

Claims: None

 

With no further business, motion made by Wimer and second by Lewis to adjourn meeting at 7:31pm.  Ayes: Lewis, McArthur, McDonald, and Wimer.  Nays: None.  Absent: Neely.  Motion carried.

 

Next regular meeting will be October 10, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Village Office. 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

Jessy McArthur, Chairman

ATTEST:                                                                                                  Trenton Board of Trustees

 

                                                           

Wendy L. McKain, MBA, MMC

Village Clerk/Treasurer



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