Village of Inglewood
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
March 6, 2023 6:30 PM
The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order by Chairman Albert Nielsen with all trustees present. The Chairman announced the posting of the Open Meetings Act. It was then moved by Abrahamson, seconded by Goree and carried, to approve the minutes of the last meeting and to dispense with the reading.
The clerk reported four hall rentals and no building permits for February.
One Keno checks was received for $3,795.07.
Allo Communications franchise fee payment - $99.53
Spectrum franchise fee payment - $1,475.90
Account balances as follows:
General - $46,554.71
Keno - $63,578.38
Street - $229,828.28
Bond - $7,840.78
The clerk/treasurer’s report was read and approved by a motion from Goree and second from J. Nielsen.
REPAIR REPORTS (street/sign repairs, etc.)
A pothole was reported on Broad Street. The clerk was directed to contact the Nebraska Department of Roads to get them to fill in the pothole.
REPORTS FROM ADDITIONAL MEETINGS ATTENDED
The Chairman attended a meeting with the village attorney concerning the completion and payment of the Park Street project. No payments will be made until the report from the engineer concludes why the concrete has damage. The chairman has stated the process is in the hands of the attorney and he will direct Inglewood what to do from here forward concerning payments and correspondences.
1. The clerk has contacted a company for cleaning the hall on a quarterly basis. Sindi Foster gave a quote of $200-$250 each time she cleans the hall. A motion was made by J. Nielsen and second from Abrahamson to accept her bid.
2. The security cameras approved by the trustees have been installed and will be operational by the end of the month. The contractor is waiting on the Fremont Rural Fire Station to finish their set up so he can hook up all the cameras and finish the setup of the system. The chairman spoke with the fire station and said they will set up a one way between the two buildings that will be wireless so no trenches will need to be made to put in a line.
3. The clerk wrote a letter to the resident on Ridgeland Road that a complaint was made against for letting their dogs run loose. Since then, several other complaints have been made by neighbors against the dogs roaming and even threatening children. It was also reported that the dogs had attacked the chickens of a neighbor. Another complaint was made that said they had 5 dogs and the village ordinances state a maximum of 3 can be kept at a residence. The clerk was directed to contact the attorney and have him write a letter to the resident explaining the consequences if they do not abide by the village ordinances concerning their dogs.
4. The clerk reported that the audit waiver request was approve for 2022.
5. The clerk had put a note in the Small Talk asking for someone to volunteer to oversee the Village clean up day, no one has come forward so the clean up day will not be help this year.
1. Dave and Gigi Jensen came before the bord to request permission to rent out camper/trailer storage spaces behind the house they own at 600 Ridgeland. The chairman explained they nee to get a conditional use permit and would need to pay the $25.00 fee and then be scheduled to come before the planning commission. They will contact the clerk and get on the agenda for the planning commission for next month.
2. The annual Weedcope contract was presented to the trustees. The fee has gone up from $390.00 a season to $420.00. A motion was made by Goree to accept the contract with a second from Clausen. The clerk will contact Weedcope and let them know the contract has been approved.
3. A letter was received from Pat Thomas Construction demanding payment be made for the remainder of the contract immediately after the trustees have met. Thiele Geotech is doing testing on the damages concrete aera and their results be given to Inglewood this month. A preliminary finding shows the concrete froze and that is the cause of it starting to break up. Thomas contends the damage came from the application of salt on the concrete. JEO Consulting had submitted a change order and payment request to Inglewood but the attorney has directed it not be paid at this time.
4. The clerk received a request from the US Census Bureau to report building permits in the Village for 2022. The chairman and trustees approved the clerk filing the report.
NEW BUSINESS & COMPLAINTS
1. The Planning commission met before the board of trustees meeting on March 6 and discussed a new comprehensive plan for the Village of Inglewood. Election of officers was also done and a discussion of possible new members. Currently, there are five members with one wanting to step down when a replacement can be found. Three new members will be needed. If you or anyone you know who resides in Inglewood, please have them contact the Chairman, Albert Nielsen and he will direct you to the steps that you will need to take to become a member of the planning commission.
2. The clerk sent out four applications for firework vendors in Inglewood this year.
3. A semi truck has been parking on Boulevard Street which has a weight limit of 10 tons. The clerk was directed to write a letter to the owner of the property.
4. A resident made a complaint about several sex offenders living in Inglewood around her house. She has small children and is concerned for their safety. Inglewood does not have any ordinances concerning the registering of sex offenders however, you can use the following website to look up sex offenders in your area. United States Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Website (nsopw.gov)
5. A complaint was heard about chickens running free at a residence on Boulevard Street.
6. A complaint was heard about chicken being housed at a resident on Boulevard Street.
7. A complaint was heard about a rooster at the Oak Grove trailer park.
Concerning all these above complaints the clerk was directed to put an article in the Small Talk with the ordinances concerning pets and domestic farm animals. Only four pets can be housed at any residence. Anyone wanting to keep domestic farm animals on their property must obtain a conditional use permit from the Board of Trustees. Roosters are not allowed in Inglewood. The clerk was directed to write a letter to the manager of the trailer park about the rooster.
Village ordinances concerning domestic farm animals:
SECTION 9-513: ANIMALS IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS
(A) Cows, horses, sheep, goats, poultry or other fowl shall not be kept on lots having an area of less than one acre of open space, and under no circumstances shall they be kept for commercial use. A limit of one cow or horse per acre of open space shall apply; a limit of two swine or sheep or goats per acre of open space shall apply; a limit of 15 chickens or other fowl per acre of open space shall apply. Under no circumstances may a resident harbor a mixture of these animals unless the person has sufficient acreage to allow for these minimum limits. Open space shall mean the area of the lot not occupied by dwellings, buildings or other structures.
Notwithstanding the above paragraph of this Section 9-513(A), the requirement for an acre of open space shall not apply to a resident keeping up to eight (8) chickens on a residential lot provided, however, that the eight (8) chickens do not include roosters, that the chickens are kept and housed in a proper chicken coop or cage and not allowed to run loose, that the chicken coop or cage is located at least ten (10) feet away from the lot lines, notwithstanding paragraph (C) below of this Section 9-513 which shall not apply here, and the resident obtains approval from the owners of the adjacent lots.
(B) Domestic rabbits shall not be kept on lots having an area of less than one-half acre of open space; a limit of 15 rabbits per one-half acre of open space shall apply. Open space shall mean the area of the lot not occupied by dwellings, buildings or other structures.
(C) Animal runs or barns and chicken or fowl pens shall be located on the rear half of the lot, but not closer than 70 feet from the front lot line nor closer than 50 feet from any neighboring residence. ▫
(D) Animals, chickens, and fowl shall be properly caged or housed and proper sanitation shall be maintained at all times. All animal or poultry food shall be stored in metal or other rodent-proof containers. ▫
(E) If such nonconforming use referred to in Sections (A), (B), (C), and (D) above is in fact discontinued for a period of 12 months, such right to the nonconforming use shall be forfeited and any future use of the premises shall conform to the regulations and this ordinance.
(F) Any person violating any provision of this ordinance or failing, neglecting, or refusing to comply with the provisions thereof shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $100.00. Each and every day that such violation continues may constitute a separate offense. ▫
Ordinance concerning household pets:
ARTICLE 3 – DOGS
SECTION 2-301: OWNER DEFINED
Any person who shall feed, shelter or permit any dog to be present in or about his/her house, store or enclosure for a period of ten or more days shall be deemed the owner of such dog and shall be bound by all of the rules and regulations hereafter and shall be liable for all penalties herein described.
SECTION 2-302: DOG RUNNING AT LARGE
A dog found to be "running at large" shall mean it was found off the premises of the owner and not under the control of the owner or a responsible person, either by leash, cord, chain, wire, rope, cage or other suitable means of physical restraint. Every dog found running at large upon the streets and public grounds of the Village without a collar or harness is hereby declared a public nuisance and shall be impounded pursuant to Section 2-318 hereafter.
SECTION 2-405: DOMESTIC PETS; RESTRICTED
1. The term “domestic pets” means those four-legged animals commonly kept as pets in people’s homes. Types of domestic pets include dogs, cats, pigmy goats, pot-bellied pigs, and similar household pets. ▫
2. It shall be unlawful for any owner, tenant or occupant of any residence located within the Village to keep or house more than four domestic pets upon the premises, which shall not include more than three cats, three dogs, or one of any other type of domestic pet, except that this restriction shall not apply to newborn litters up to the age of six months. This restriction shall not apply to any licensed kennel.
PAYMENTS, BILL & REIMBURSMENTS
* GENERAL FUND *
Albert Nielsen - Chairman - meeting attendance - $150.00
Jerry Abrahamson - Vice Chairman - meeting attendance - $100.00
Greg Goree - trustee - meeting attendance - $100.00
John Nielsen - trustee - meeting attendance - $100.00
Barbara Shelton - clerk - salary - $450.00 meeting attendance - $50.00 - Total $500.00
Dept of Utilities (auto pay) - hall utilities at 140 Boulevard - $485.42
Erickson&Brooks - accounting fees - $2,530.00
Emanuel Printing - Small Talk - $61.00
Fremont Tribune - legal publications - $121.36
Teresa Wallin - park clean up, snow removal - $50.00
Linda Betkie - three hall inspection - $120.00
Albert Nielsen - 2 meetings, four hours - $95.00
Barbara Shelton - reimbursement for web site and smail subscriptions - $ 95.01
USPS - two rolls stamps - $126.00
S2 Refuse - 2nd quarter trash service - $132.00
Kopey's Fire Extinguisher Service - annual extinguisher inspection - $35.00
GENERAL FUND PAYMENTS, BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $4,900.79
Quality Video and Sound - purchase and installation of security cameras - $3,920.00
City of Fremont - share of keno audit - $92.50
KENO FUND PAYMENTS, BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $4,012.50
* STREET FUND *
Dept of Utilities - highway lights - 1157 S Broad - $489.43
Dept of Utilities - street lights - 132 Boulevard - $248.00
JEO Consulting - Park street invoice - $4,371.50
STREET FUND BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $4,808.93
GENERAL FUND - $4,900.79
KENOO FUND - $ 4,012.50
STREET FUND - $4,808.93
BILLS AND REIMBURSEMENTS - $13,722.22
Bills and reimbursements for a total of $13,722.22 were read and approved with a motion from Abrahamson and second by J. Nielsen.
An additional payment to Goree Excavating was made for salt application and snow removal for $1,500.00. The bill was approved by a motion from J. Nelsen and second from Clausen with Goree abstaining.
Grand Total bills and reimbursements of $15,222.22were approved.
Meeting was adjourned by motion from J. Nielsen and second by Clausen.
Barbara Shelton, Clerk Albert Nielsen, Chairman8