Village of Inglewood

        February 5, 2024                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6:30 PM


The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order by Chairman Albert Nielsen with Jerry Abrahamson, John Nielsen, Greg Goree and Mark Clausen present. The Chairman announced the posting of the Open Meetings Act. It was then moved by Abrahamson, seconded by J. Nielsen and carried, to approve the minutes of the last meeting and to dispense with the reading.
One Keno check was received in January for $3,512.76 and one building permit for Wine, Beer and Spirits.
Account balances as follows:
General - $48,111.17

Keno - $98,299.22

Street - $228,329.00

Bond - $9,670.97

12-month CD - $550,000.00
The clerk/treasurer’s report was read and approved by a motion from Goree and second from Abrahamson.
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REPAIR REPORTS (street/sign repairs, etc.)

A pothole was reported on Broad Street, since Inglewood now owns Broad Street, Goree Excavating will fill in the pothole.

A street light on Park Street was reported to be blinking off and on. The person who reported it was directed to a call the Fremont Street Department and let them know what is going on with the light. Nothing more was reported so the light must have been repaired by Fremont.way.


REPORTS FROM ADDITIONAL MEETINGS ATTENDED
The Chairman attended a meeting with several entities about the flooding/water around the Platte River. He continues to let them know that certain waterways that the river used to follow are no longer available, they have been filled in or diverted because of new housing. He has been trying to get them to clean out the creek coming out of Hormel Park and address other possible ways for the river to follow so it does not flood. Fremont has been looking to obtain grants to clean up these areas and open other areas back up but have not been able to find any grants for the work.

The Chairman also attended a meeting with the village attorney to continue discussions about ongoing issues. He also found out that the Shell station can add on to the building without following flood plain regulation as long as they do not expand more than 50% of the assessed value of the current property.

Inglewood will ask the State of Nebraska to put up a sign before the bypass turn off that directs all truck traffic to use the bypass, The Chairman noted he had seen a good reduction of the truck traffic since the bypass has fully opened. Inglewood also has the option of putting a load limit on Broad Street to further reduce the truck traffic.

OLD BUSINESS
1. The property owner of 110 Prospect contacted the Chaimran and discussed the RVs and travel trailers on his property. He is not renting out spaces but it letting relatives park their vehicles on the lot for storage. There is nothing against any ordinance for a property owner to allow others to store vehicles on their property.

2. The property owner at 1050 South Main is still in violation of village ordinances and the village attorney has been in contact again with his doctor concerning the violations. The village will continue to pursue fines against the property owner as soon as he hears back from his doctor. There is now a band saw set up on the property and more logs have been brought in which violates the ordinance against running a business in a residential zone.

3. The chairman purchased a 12 month CD at RVR Bank for the village for $550,000.00 as approved by the trustees at a previous meeting. 


AGENDA

1. The 2024 5th Season lawn and sprinkler contracts were approved by the trustees. J. Nielsen made the motion to accept the same program that Inglewood had previously and Abrahamson seconded the motion with all trustees voting yes.

2. Dodge County sent Inglewood a notice about the village needing to declare any unused property they own. After discussion the clerk was directed to report Inglewood had no unused property to report.

3. The clerk presented the Chairman with a letter from the State requesting someone from Inglewood attend an upcoming flood plain seminar to certify someone as the flood Plain Manager for Inglewood. After discussion the trustees voted to allow the clerk to attend one of the seminars and become the flood plain manager. This motion was made by J. Nielsen and second from Goree. Clausen said he may be willing to attend and become the manager if the clerk can find one that is closer to Inglewood.

4. The annual BAS boundary survey request was received by the clerk and the Chairman directed her to hold off on filing the report until he could speak to the attorney. Inglewood’s boundary will change on the east side once the documents are filed with Dodge County about the annexation/de-annexation of the Lincoln Premium Poultry research facility.

5. The clerk had received a letter from one of the regular firework vendors that sell in Inglewood and asked if the trustees could approve all the vendors so letters could be sent to all of them concerning the 2024 season. The trustees discussed the locations and how they may change this year but approved all four vendors. If locations change, and are not acceptable, that can be addressed on a one-to-one basis.

6. A request was made by NEMA that Inglewood complete a single audit for the year 2022. The accountant filed the form stated that Inglewood is not subject to this request because the expenditures for 2020 were less than $750,000.00.
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NEW BUSINESS AND COMPLAINTS

1. A property on Broad Street has moved in a railroad car storage container on the lot. The chairman said since it is classified as a commercial property nothing can be done, the ordinance Inglewood has for storage container does not apply to commercial properties.

2. The lot at the village park is being used by Cedar Bluffs school to pick up and drop off students and it is getting pretty tore up. Goree Excavating will grade it and possibly put more rock down in the spring to clean up the lot. The Chairman had suggested to the bus driver to just pull up in front of the village hall when the weather is bad and the lot is wet or covered in snow.

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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 - absent - $100.00

Barbara Shelton - clerk - salary - $450.00 meeting attendance - $50.00  phone reimbursement -$44.50- Total $544.50
Dept of Utilities (auto pay) - hall utilities at 140 Boulevard  - $250.58

Emanuel Printing - Small Talk - $60.00

Fremont Tribune - legal publications - $31.49

Teresa Wallin - park clean up, mowing, limb removal- $190.00

Barbara Shelton - Staples - envelopes, map copies and ink cartridge-$98.85

Stephanie Montgomery - 1 hall inspection  - $20.00

Erickson & Brooks - accounting fees for waiver audit request - $2,995.00

Albert Nielsen - one meeting and two hours- $60.00

ALLO Communications - long distance - $1.68

Jewel Doherty - hall security deposit reimbursement - $150.00

Karen Gay - reimbursement for ink cartridge - $78.10

The 55th Season - 2024 lawn and sprinkler contracts - $605.22

GENERAL FUND PAYMENTS, BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $5,635.92


*KENO FUND*

City of Fremont - 2 library card renewals - $70.00

KENO FUND PAYMENTS, BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $70.00


* STREET FUND *
Dept of Utilities - highway lights - 1157 S Broad - $114.06

Dept of Utilities - street lights - 132 Boulevard - $248.00

STREET  FUND BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $362.06


TOTAL BILLS AND REIMBURSEMENTS - $6,067.98


Total bills and reimbursements for $6,067.98 were read and approved with a motion from Goree and second by Abrahamson. An additional invoice from Goree excavating was presented for $4,515.00 for snow rempval on the streets. The payment of the bill was approved by a motion from Abrahamon and second from Clausen with Goree abstaining.

GRAND TOTAL BILLS AND REIMBURSEMENTS - $10,582.98.

The regular meeting was adjourned by a motion from J. Nielsen and second by Goree.

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