Village of Inglewood

                   July 1, 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 J. Nielsen and seconded by Goree and carried, to approve the minutes of the last meeting and to dispense with the reading.
The clerk reported 4 hall rentals and one building permit for June 2024.
Account balances as follows:
RVR Bank    thru 05.30.2024 

General Checking Balance - $57,262.96
Keno Checking Balance - $116,386.52
Street Checking Balance - $245,599.56
Bond Fund Balance - $57,631.78
12-month CD Balance - $ 557,5555.34

The clerk/treasurer’s report was read and approved by a motion from Abrahamson and second from Goree.

REPAIR REPORTS (street/sign repairs, etc.)
No repair reports for June 2024.


Abrahamson attended a meeting with the LPNNRD Hazard Mitigation group. Inglewood is required to attend these meetings so the village will be eligible to receive funds if the group is able to receive them. A report is due the end of July. Abrahamson gave it to the clerk to fill in and file with the group by the deadline.​

1. Clausen had reported residents contacted him about using the hall as a shelter during severe weather. Carl Nielsen, Chief of the FRFD was present at the meeting and said they no longer had the staff to respond during severe weather and open the village hall. The trustees discussed other possibilities but they were not able to come up with an acceptable plan to assure consistent coverage so it was decided to no longer offer the hall as a shelter during severe weather conditions. The clerk was instructed to write a letter to the trailer park manager to inform him and he could inform the residents of the park, who are usually the ones that ask for the hall to be opened during severe weather. The clerk was also directed to put the notice in the Small Talk, on Facebook and the Village website.

2. The City of Fremont accounting department had emailed the clerk with an invoice for Inglewood to pay an additional amount for the Broad Street widening project. After a discussion, the clerk was directed to let Fremont know the NDOT representative had told Inglewood they were not responsible for any additional charges for the project. The clerk was told not to pay the invoice and inform the city of Fremont that Inglewood had been told not to pay the invoice by the NDOT representative. The item was tabled until the next meeting.​


1. Erickson & Brooks submitted their annual letter of engagement to the Village for accounting services. A motion was made by Abrahamson and second from J. Nielsen to accept the proposal for next year.

2. A resident reported their neighbors were raising bees and they were coming into their yard and stinging them and their grandchildren. It was voted by the planning commission and the trustees in October of 2021 that bees are not allowed in the village. The clerk was directed to write a letter to the property owner asking them to remove the bees as soon as possible.

3. A complaint was received by the clerk about overgrown weeds at a residence on Main Street. The individual that complained did not attend the meeting and after a discussion the trustees decided the lot in question was not in violation.

4. The lot next to Tom’s Shell was reported as overgrown and the clerk was instructed to write a letter to the owner asking that it be mowed. ​


1. The July bond interest payment of $10,467.60 is due and the trustees directed the clerk to pay the interest payment by a motion from J. Nielsen and second from Goree.

2. LARM submitted their annual insurance proposal and options for the village. After a discussion a motion was made to accept the three-year option which gives the best discount. A motion was made by J. Nielsen and a second came from Abrahamson to approve Resolution 406-2024 approving the insurance coverage and payment option.

3. Aaron Rix had spoken to the Chairman about subdividing his dad’s property that had recently been annexed by the village but he did not show up for the meeting so there was no discussion .

PAYMENTS, BILL & REIMBURSMENTS                                                     

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  absent - $50.00 phone reimbursement -$45.00- Total $545.00
Dept of Utilities (auto pay) - hall utilities at 140 Boulevard - $330.38

Emanuel Printing - Small Talk - $60.00

Teresa Wallin - lawn service and park clean up  - $250.00

Column Publishing - legal publications - $23.92

Brickyard Consulting = engineering fees - $3,410.00

Stephanie Montgomery - 4  hall inspection and one hour cleaning, toilet repair - $120.00

ALLO Communications - long distance - $2.32

The Fifth Season - sprinkler repair - $71.46

USPS - two rolls stamps - $136.00




BVPS - update warning sirens - $2,923.00


RVR Bank - bond interest payment - $10,467.60

Dept of Utilities - highway lights - 1157 S Broad - $96.61

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



Total bills and reimbursements for $19,534.30 were read and approved with a motion from J. Nielsen and second by Clausen.

An additional payment to Goree Excavating for $150.00 for storm clean up was approved by a motion from J. Nielsen and second from Abrahamson with Goree abstaining.  Grand total bills and reimbursements are $19,684.30. 

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


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