Village of Inglewood
December 4, 2023 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 Goree, seconded by Clausen and carried, to approve the minutes of the last meeting and to dispense with the reading after one change to them. Pete Rix is considering purchasing property east of the old Bain property.
One Keno checks were received for December for $3,744.45.
Account balances as follows:
General - $626,686.49
Keno - $91,180.22
Street - $219,212.87
Bond - $55,379.46
The clerk/treasurer’s report was read and approved by a motion from Abrahamson and second from Goree.
REPAIR REPORTS (street/sign repairs, etc.)
It was reported by Goree that the construction road signs will have to be kept in place throughout Inglewood because the State has to do some repair work on the bypass.
REPORTS FROM ADDITIONAL MEETINGS ATTENDED
Goree met with the street superintendent of Fremont and made an agreement for Goree to do the snow removal for Fremont past the Inglewood boundary on South Main to the bypass. In turn, Fremont will do the snow removal on Broad Street through Inglewood. Fremont has to maintain Broad from South Boulevard to the Fremont dump site so their plows will be driving through Inglewood any way.
The chairman continued to meet with the attorney about the noncompliance of Niemi at 1050 South Main Street. He also met with the attorney concerning the possible annexation of the property Pete Rix may be purchasing. He met with Lincoln Poultry representatives concerning the promise they had made about giving Inglewood the old Bain property.
1. The clerk contacted RVR Bank and secured a CD at an interest rate of 5.45% as directed by the board. A 12 month CD for $550,000.00 leaving $5,000.00 in the general account per the trustees, was signed by the chairman.
2. The Chairman met with Lincoln Poultry representatives to see if they are still willing to give Inglewood the old Bain property as they had promised a couple years ago. This would give Inglewood a right-a-way to the property Inglewood received from Costco previously on its east side.
3. The chairman was made aware the proper documents were not filed when the east boundary of the village was changed. He provided Dodge County with the necessary documents to complete the boundary changes. The village will receive property taxes for the 12.34 acres from this transaction.
4. Pete Rix was in attendance and gave the chairman a legal description of the property he is planning to purchase from Western Sand and Gravel. He is still requesting that Inglewood annex the property he plans on purchasing so it can be zoned agricultural.
5. The chairman also reported that Fremont will be requesting a water hook up at the south end of Inglewood for the properties that will be for sale at the new lake south of Inglewood. There will be 120 homes on this lake and Fremont would like a hook up through Inglewood so the water line would be in a loop. Fremont has not approached Inglewood yet about this project.The property at 1050 South Main is still not in compliance with the village ordinance concerning animals. The property owner was sent another letter by the village attorney requesting he attend the December meeting and he did not show up. The chairman will now direct the attorney to start the process of taking the property owner to court for violating village ordinances. The village will ask an attorney from Lincoln help with the court filing and case since the village attorney has not had any experience in the process.
1. The bond interest payment of $71,776.05 is due on December 20 and money will need to be transferred to pay it. A motion was made by Goree and second from Abrahamson to transfer $25,000.00 from the general account to the bond account so the interest payment can be made. The clerk was directed to make the required bond payment.
2. A motion was made by Clausen and second from Abrahamson to retain all the service providers Inglewood had in 2023. The providers are as listed:
David Hartmann – attorney
Garrett Johnson – engineer and superintendent of streets
Goree Excavating – street and sign maintenance and snow removal
Fremont Tribune – publishing
Erickson & Brooks – accountant
Barbara Shelton – clerk/treasurer
Greg Smith – building inspector
RVR Bank – bank
BLT Plumbing and Heating – AC & furnace repair and maintenance
Teresa Wallin – park clean up and lawn service
Stephanie Montgomery – hall inspections
Health Board members – current members
3. Dodge County elections sent a notice for board members who are up for re- election to apply or new candidates apply. Albert and John Nielsen are both up for re-election in 2024.
4. The League of Nebraska Municipalities requested an update to the village contact info. The clerk was directed to answer the request.
NEW BUSINESS AND COMPLAINTS
1. The complaints from the last meeting were addressed. Letters were sent to all the property owners that complaints were made against. The clerk had been contacted by several of them letting her know the complaint has been fixed. There are no chickens at 960 South Main or at the trailer park any more. The roaming dogs on Ridgeland have been taken care of and are no longer running loose.
2. The complaint about several trailers and RVs being stored at a property located at 110 Prospect has not been taken care of. The clerk will ask the property owners to contact the chairman and answer the complaints made against them.
3. A resident asked where a property owners land begins in reference to the streets. The chairman said the village has the right-a-way 15ft from the center of the street. He suggested that the resident stay on the street side of the ditch to be safe that they are not on private property while they are walking the streets of the village.
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 - $.00
Barbara Shelton - clerk - salary - $450.00 meeting attendance - $50.00 - Total $500.00
Dept of Utilities (auto pay) - hall utilities at 140 Boulevard - $161.37
Emanuel Printing - Small Talk - $55.00
Fremont Tribune - legal publications - $17.39
Teresa Wallin - park clean up, lawn service - $340.00
Barbara Shelton - phone bill and reimbursement for postage, office supplies and copies -$63.95
Stephanie Montgomery = 4 hall inspections and 1 hour cleaning - $100.00
Erickson&Brooks - accounting fees -42,475.00
Miracle Recreation - replacement part for park riding toy - $368.70
Albert Nielsen - one meeting and five hous- $120.00
ALLO Communications - long distance - $1.61
S2 Refuse - 1st quarter trash service - $132.00
GENERAL FUND PAYMENTS, BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $4,785.02
* STREET FUND *
Dept of Utilities - highway lights - 1157 S Broad - $111.42
Dept of Utilities - street lights - 132 Boulevard - $248.00
STREET FUND BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $359.42
TOTAL BILLS AND REIMBURSEMENTS - $5,144.44
Bills and reimbursements for $5,144.44 were read and approved with a motion from Abrahamson and second by Clausen.
The regular meeting was adjourned by a motion from Goree and second by Abrahamson.
Barbara Shelton, Clerk Albert Nielsen, Chairman