Village of Inglewood
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
INGLEWOOD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
October 7, 2019 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 Rosenbach and carried, to approve the minutes of the last meeting and to dispense with the reading.
The clerk/treasurer’s report was read and approved by motion of Abrahamson and second by J. Nielsen and included: Three hall rentals – Abrahamson, Moldonado and Neal.
Account balances as follows:
No keno check received
Keno Checking Balance to date: $152,867.36
Flood Plain Study Fund Balance to date: $3,065.65
General Fund Checking Balance to date: $19,202.62
Street Fund Checking Balance to date: $137,752.71
Street CD Balance to date:$20,534.40
Total Street Fund: $158,287.11
REPAIR REPORTS (street/sign repairs, etc.)
- Some road signs were down and were repaired by Goree. Additional signs are leaning because of the wet ground, Goree will repair.
REPORTS FROM ADDITIONAL MEETINGS ATTENDED
-Chairman Nielsen attended several meetings. One with the City of Fremont concerning the east boundary of the Village, one with LARM and one with JEO about the lift station and additional sewer work needed. Chairman Nielsen and the clerk met with FEMA to go over all the claims the Village is making for the flood. John Nielsen met with JEO about the clean out on the Broad Street project.
1. The $10,000.00 in funds were transferred per the accountant from Keno to the General checking account.
2. The Village attorney David Hartmann will develop the small cell ordinance for the Village as recommended by League of Nebraska Municipalities.
3. The Village received the $500.00 LARM grant and purchased 2-8ft barricades with legs and sand bags.
4. The city of Fremont said if the Village is to make repairs to the lift station they will be required to direct it to the lines on Main Street not Broad Street, as it is currently.
5. The Village received a letter from an attorney representing S2 concerning payment of the invoices about the trash site set up at Whis’s. The clerk contacted LARM and asked for a recommendation on a lawyer that could represent the Village. John Zimmer with Cline/Williams from Lincoln was recommended. The board voted unanimously to retain John Zimmer with a motion from J. Nielsen and a second from Goree. The Chairman will look into getting the entire board bonded against personal lawsuits. John Zimmer will write a letter to S2 and their attorney for the Village.
1. Resolution 372-2019 re-appropriating money to defray necessary expenses passed unanimously with a motion from Abrahamson and second from J. Nielsen.
2. Resolution 373-2019 setting reimbursement for officials and village clerk passed with a motion from Abrahamson and second from J. Nielsen.
3. A quote was provided from ServPro of Omaha for restoration of the Village hall from water damage due to the flood. The quote was for $3,351.83. The quote was accepted by a motion from Goree and second from J. Nielsen with all trustees approving.
4. Kim Wallin has spent extra hours cleaning up the Village Park and the trustees voted to pay him $$15.00 an hour for an additional work he does at the park. The $15.00 an hour rate was voted on with a motion from Rosenbach and second from J. Nielsen. It was approved to pay Kim for three extra hours he submitted cleaning up the park after the storms.
5. JEO asked that the Village purchase a meter for the lift station for a permanent monitor to measure the flow through the sewer. A motion was made Abrahamson and second from J. Nielsen to approve the purchase of a meter up to $1,000.00.
6. The east boundary of Inglewood has been in discussion with the City of Fremont and Lincoln Premium Poultry. Inglewood will need to de-annex part of its property and then re-annex property that the City of Fremont de-annexed. This will give a clear, clean boundary between the Village and Lincoln Poultry. They plan on putting a research facility behind the houses on the corner of Main and Cloverly. This will need to go before the Planning Commission and the board and a special meeting may need to be called.
NEW BUSINESS & COMPLAINTS
1. A resident made a complaint of gambling being done at Tom’s Shell. After discussion the Trustees noted according to the Village ordinances gambling is not allowed in premises that sell alcohol. The clerk was directed to write a letter asking them to stop the gambling or come before the board. The clerk was also asked to remind them of the trash bins needing to stay covered to stop trash from blowing all over the Village.
2. The new duplexes build by Dusty Wilcox have caused some confusion on addresses. The owner should have come before the board to obtain addresses but he did not. The clerk was directed to write a letter letting the property owner know the Village is assigning the east duplex address as 340 Ridgeland Ave and the west duplex as 350 Ridgeland Ave.
3. Keno payments were discussed and how Keno can be done in the Village. The Village receives monthly payments from Fremont letting them oversee the keno gambling in the Village.
4. A complaint was made by a resident about drag racing on Prospect. The clerk was directed to write a letter to those involved.
5. Deb Niles came before the board asking to erect a carport on her property at 700 Ridgeland Ave. A motion was made by J. Nielsen and second from Abrahamson to approve the plans.
6. Inglewood will have to look into a loan for the large sums of money for flood repairs to the Village roads and sewer system. The Chairman and one other board member will solicit bids from area banks and bring them before the board. The State of Nebraska is also offering a loan program that will be looked at before a decision is made.
7. A resident made a complaint about the trees in the ditch at Cloverly and Main saying they blocked the line of site onto the road. The Chairman said he did not know if that was Village property or not and would look into it.
8. Another resident made a complaint about the trees on the corner of Park and Prospect at the Village Park. They were wondering if those trees could be taken down. The clerk will have Kim Wallin look at them and see if he wants to take them down.
9. A complaint was made about business being run out of the back of the property Jason Indra owns. The trustees said he had a conditional use permit and was able to store equipment and dirt. The clerk will verify Indra does have a conditional use permit for the property.
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
Kathy Rosenbach - meeting attendance - $100.00
Total Board Member Payment - $550.00
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 - $259.07
CenturyLink - hall phone service - $71.21
Emanuel Printing - 135 Small Talk copies - $39.25
Linda Betkie - two hall inspections - $40.00
Fremont Tribune - legal publications - $88.76
Red Hot Lawn Care - lawn service - $220.00
Kim Wallin - park clean up and extra three hours labor- $70.00
John Nielsen - two flood related meetings attended - $50.00
Barbara Shelton - reimbursement - postage, Uline order, 33 flood hours - $1,173.38
Jerry Abrahamson - one flood related meeting - $25.00
Dodd Engineering - NDOT resurvey and assess streets for FEMA - $3,713.00
Albert Nielsen - four flood related meetings attended and two additional meetings - 100 miles @.58 a mile - $208.00
LARM - insurance premium - $3,966.24
GENERAL FUND PAYMENTS, BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $9,924.33
* STREET FUND *
Dept of Utilities - highway lights - 1157 S Broad - $171.19
Dept of Utilities - street lights - 132 Boulevard - $248.00
Goree Excavating - flood debris removal and road sign repairs - $17,348.50
STREET FUND BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $17,767.69
GENERAL FUND - $9,924.33
STREET FUND - $17,767.69
GRAND TOTAL BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $28,692.02
Bills and reimbursements for a total of $24,695.78 were read and approved with a motion from Goree and second by Rosenbach.
Meeting was adjourned by a motion from J. Nielsen and second by Rosenbach.
Barbara Shelton, Clerk Albert Nielsen, Chairman