Village of Inglewood
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
INGLEWOOD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
January 4, 2021 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 which included one publishing fee for conditional use permit and one hall rental. The report was approved by a motion from Abrahamson and second by J. Nielsen.
Account balances as follows:
No Keno checks received o checks - $2,607.45
Keno Checking Balance thru 11.30.2020: $9,247.35
General Fund Checking Balance thru 11.30.2020 - $37,824.14
Street Fund Checking Balance thru 11.30.2020 - $9,993.14
REPAIR REPORTS (street/sign repairs, etc.)
No street or sign repairs reported.
REPORTS FROM ADDITIONAL MEETINGS ATTENDED
- The Chairman has several phone calls with FEMA/NEMA concerning the projects that the Village still need funded. No action has been taken by FEMA and the Village has not heard about the appeal that was filed for the roads project.
- The Chairman met with First State Bank officials to set up the accounts for the Village and for loans that will be needed when road and sanitary sewer lines are repaired. FEMA only reimburses so the repairs must be paid for first by the Village and then submitted to FEMA for reimbursement.
1. The invoice for $41,825.46 from the NDOT for the Cloverly intersection and permanent traffic signal was researched by the clerk. She spoke to several representatives from NDOT and they identified this as the probable last invoice the Village should receive for the work done on the Cloverly intersection and traffic signal. The invoice previously paid were for part of the work. The invoice for $714.26 was for the final payment for the temporary traffic signal that was installed and then replaced with the permanent signal. A motion was made by Abrahamson to pay the invoice when funds can be secured, it was seconded by J. Nielsen and approved.
2. The trustees discussed whether to allow rental of the hall at this time. After a brief discussion a motion was made by Rosenbach and secondby Abrahamson not to rent the Village hall because of possible liability concerns during the COVID pandemic.
1. Village ordinance section 9-513: Animals in residential districts was discussed by the trustees. Clarification on the amount of property needed by a resident to house an animal was discussed and the trustees decided to contact the Village attorney to find what the ordinance did say and for him to amend the ordinance if needed. A motion was made by J. Nielsen to contact the Village attorney for clarification of the ordinances as it is written and passed with a second from Abrahamson. The Chairman will contact the attorney and report back at the next meeting.
2. Bob Maas came before the Trustees to request a conditional use permit to keep a horse at a property he would like to purchase at 1135 South Main Street. The Planning Commission met before the trustees to hear from Maas and any concerns from neighbors. The clerk had sent out 10 letters to surrounding property owners and 4 property owners responded voicing their opposition to allowing the horse at the property. Maas said he would erect a fence and shed for the horse and make sure the residents of the Village are protected from the horse and he would try and make sure the horse could not get out of the fence. He plans on keeping the property cleared and in good repair. The trustees asked if Maas would be okay with them tabling the issue until next month after they could contact the Village attorney on the requirements outlined in the current Village ordinances so they would not approve something that is against the ordinances. Mass agreed.
NEW BUSINESS & COMPLAINTS
1. The clerk received notice of the annual renewal fee for the website and domain for a fee of $271.75. A motion was made by Abrahamson with a second from J. Nielsen to approve the clerk paying the renewal fee and submitting reimbursement next month.
2. Representatives from ALLO, a communications company were present at the meeting to address the trustees. Dwight “Doc” Wininger; Director of External Relations and Al Schroeder; Director of OSP Engineering representatives for the Nebraska based company presented the trustees with what the company could offer the Village. They provide telephone, internet and cable through a system of above the ground fiber optics lines. ALLO would like permission to contact residents in the Village and present what the company could offer them for the services they provide. The company will have an office in Fremont and have already secured a franchise agreement with Fremont. Once a resident signs up for the service the lines would be run to their property to hook up the service. ALLO will follow the lines already in the ground throughout the Village and place their equipment next to the current pedestals. The timeline for construction in the Village would not be until March or April. They will start in north Fremont and work their way down to the Village. The Village would need to provide ALLO with their current franchise agreement with Charter/Spectrum and then sign an additional franchise agreement with them to allow them to contact potential customers in the Village. The Chairman will contact the Village attorney to look over the current franchise agreement and make sure the Village can sign an additional agreement. The request was tabled until next month and the clerk was directed to place ALLO on the February agenda. Village residents can look up ALLO on their website at allocommunications.com.
PAYMENTS, BILL & REIMBURSMENTS
* GENERAL FUND *
Albert Nielsen - Chairman - meeting attendance - $150.00
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 - $550.00
Barbara Shelton - clerk - salary - $450.00
meeting attendance - $50.00
Total Clerk Payment - $500.00
Dept of Utilities (auto pay) - hall utilities at 140 Boulevard - $175.97
Emanuel Printing - Small Talk - $41.00
Fremont Tribune - legal publications - $22.66
Spectrum - monthly internet and phone - $71.97- 2nd quarter trash service - $126.00
Kim Wallin - park clean up, snow removal - $105.00
Albert Nielsen - Two meetings, 4 hours - $100
Linda Betkie - one hall inspection - $20.00
USPS - two rolls of stamps - $110.00
GENERAL FUND PAYMENTS, BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $1,696.60
* KENO FUND *
KENO FUND PAYMENTS, BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $0.00
* STREET FUND *
Dept of Utilities - highway lights - 1157 S Broad - $171.89
Dept of Utilities - street lights - 132 Boulevard - $248.00
Goree Excavating - Snow removal and ice storm clean up - $2,195.00
STREET FUND BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $2,614.89
GENERAL FUND - $1,696.60
KENO FUND - $0.00
STREET FUND - $2,614.89
GRAND TOTAL BILLS & REIMBURSEMENTS - $4,311.49
Bills and reimbursements for a total of $4,311.49 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.
Barbara Shelton, Clerk Albert Nielsen, Chairman