Village of Inglewood

​​                                                                                                  MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
                                                                                                 INGLEWOOD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
July 6, 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   6:30 PM

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order by Chairman Albert Nielsen with all members present. The Chairman announced the posting of the Open Meetings Act. It was then moved by J. Nielsen, seconded by Abrahamson and carried, to approve the minutes of the last meeting and to dispense with the reading.

The clerk/treasurer’s report was read which included one building permit – Perez (925 South Main #3). The report was approved by a motion from J. Nielsen and second by Rosenbach.

Account balances as follows:
Account balances as follows:
e keno checks - $2,607.45

Keno Checking Balance to date: $141,552.48
General Fund Checking Balance to date: $35,384.01
Street Fund Checking Balance to date: $175,324.56


REPAIR REPORTS (street/sign repairs, etc.)
-It was reported a couple of street signs were down on Cloverly and Broad and need to be put back up. The potholes are getting bigger on the streets and need to be patched. There is a deep hole on Ridgeland and Boulevard that needs to be addressed.​

REPORTS FROM ADDITIONAL MEETINGS ATTENDED

-The clerk and chairman attended several phone meetings with FEMA with little new status on any of the outstanding projects. The Village may have to concrete Park Street themselves since FEMA is saying it will only repair to pre-disaster conditions. FEMA/NEMA is looking into possibilities to help Inglewood pay for any upgrades needed to the streets. The Chairman said that Park Street will need to be done as soon as possible but complicating the job is the re-directing on the lift station/sanitary sewer line. A new street can’t be put in until the sewer project is done.

- John Nielsen attended a meeting with JEO and they think they have enough data to finally get a proposal together for the repair/replacement of the lift station. Once the board receives the proposal it can go out for bids and once this project is completed then Park Street can be repaired.

- The Chairman met with Steve Dodd to try and get a final bid together for the repairs needed on Park Street as well as the rest of the Village.


OLD BUSINESS

1. The S2 lawsuit seemed to be headed for a settlement but the Village attorney reported that S2 has decided not to sign the agreement for the settlement and to take the case to court.

2. The Village received their 2020 Keno license.

3. Gene Louden came before the board to let them know he is repairing his property on Boulevard. He has already repaired the foundation so it is no longer a danger and is working on completing the rest of the repairs needed. He says he should be done by September with all the repairs. The roof still needs to be repaired and replaced. He did receive a small amount of money from FEMA but non from his insurance.

4. The bank transfers approved at last month’s meeting were all completed by the clerk and the NDOT HWY 77 invoice was paid. The relinquishment of US-77 thru Inglewood once the US 77 Fremont Southeast Beltway is completed was discussed giving Inglewood ownership of Broad Street thru the Village. A motion was made by J. Nielsen and second from Abrahamson to approve the signing of the document.


AGENDA

1. A letter of engagement from Erickson & Brooks was presented securing budget preparation from the accounting firm. A motion was made by Rosenbach and a second from J. Nielsen to approve Erickson & Brooks preparing the Village budget. The Budget waiver form was signed and the clerk was directed to send it to the accounting firm.

2. An agreement between Inglewood and PCCW, Inc for a connection to the Village wastewater system was discussed and tabled until the Chairman could talk to JEO. A motion was made by J. Nielsen once the agreement is discussed with JEO and the Chairman is oaky with JEO’s explanation it is approved. A second was made by Goree and it was approved.

3. The annual LARM proposal was discussed and the trustees voted to approve a 3 year term giving the Village a 5% reduction in premium. A motion was made by Abrahamson and a second from J. Nielsen and the proposal was approved. The clerk was asked to contact LARM and answer a few questions the trustees had about the policy. She will report at the next meeting.

4. FEMA is requesting the Village sign off on the Roads and Bridges project. The Village is holding off until the engineer is able to submit his estimate of the project. This should be completed in the next couple of weeks. 


NEW BUSINESS & COMPLAINTS

1. The annual Lane Mile Report is due July 31 and has been sent to the engineer by the clerk for completion. He is working on it and will complete it before the deadline.

2. Truck traffic on Boulevard by Martindale’s Auction has increased significantly since the Chicken plant paved the roads connecting to Hills Farm Road. The trustees discussed possible solutions and Goree will be asked to put up signs designating Boulevard a no truck traffic road. The sheriff or DOT will be called if violations are still happening after the signs are posted.

3. The municipal equalization fund payment for the Village will be reduced again in 2020-2021. The 2019 payment was $1,664.32, the 2020 payment will be $1,492.29.

4. JEO Consulting is looking into possible grants that the Village could use to help with the costs for the lift station repairs. The Chairman will contact JEO about this.

5. A title company contacted the clerk inquiring about a nuisance resolution that was put on a property on Prospect Ave in 2011. The property is up for sale and the resolution needs to be removed before the sale can take place. The clerk sent the information to the Village attorney to handle.

6. Theresa McKinley was concerned about the children playing in the street on Ridgeland Ave. She is worried someone will get hurt by the traffic and asked if it could be mentioned in the Village Small Talk. The trustees directed the clerk to put a notice in the Small Talk.

7. NEMA Quarterly Report is due July 7th and clerk was directed to complete the report.

8. FEMA COVID-19 public assistance was discussed and the trustees decided there is no need to apply since there were no costs for the Village.


PAYMENTS, BILL & REIMBURSMENTS                                                     
* GENERAL FUND *

Jerry Abrahamson - meeting attendance - $100.00
Greg Goree - trustee - meeting attendance - $100.00
John Nielsen - trustee - meeting attendance - $100.00

Kathy Rosenbach - meeting attendance - $100.00

Total Board Member Payment - $400.00

Barbara Shelton - clerk - salary - $400.00
meeting attendance - $50.00
Total Clerk Payment - $450.00

Dept of Utilities (auto pay) - hall utilities at 140 Boulevard  - $113.78

Emanuel Printing - Small Talk - $41.00

Fremont Tribune - legal publications - $15.58

Spectrum - monthly  internet and phone - $71.97- 2nd quarter trash service - $126.00

USPS - two rolls stamps - $110.00

Kim Wallin - park clean up  and lawn service - $165.00

Albert Nielsen - six meetings  - $175.00

John Nielsen - one meeting - $25.00


GENERAL FUND PAYMENTS, BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $1,717.33


* KENO FUND *

Barbara Shelton - 27  hours flood work - $540.00


​KENO FUND PAYMENTS, BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $540.00

* STREET FUND *
Dept of Utilities - highway lights - 1157 S Broad - $156.29
Dept of Utilities - street lights - 132 Boulevard - $248.00


STREET  FUND BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $404.29

GENERAL FUND - $1,717.31

KENO FUND - $540.00
STREET FUND - $404.29
GRAND TOTAL BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $2,661.62


Bills and reimbursements for a total of $2,661.62 were read and approved with a motion from Goree and second by J. Nielsen.

Meeting was adjourned by motion from J. Nielsen and second by Rosenbach



ATTEST:                                                                                                                                                                  APPROVED:                                                                              
Barbara Shelton, Clerk                                                                                                                                     Albert Nielsen, Chairman