Village of Inglewood


                                                                                             MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

August 7, 2022                                                                                                                                                                                                          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, seconded by Goree and carried, to approve the minutes of the last meeting and to dispense with the reading.

The clerk reported two hall rentals and no building permits for July.
One Keno check was received for June for $3,311.90 and one Allo franchise check for $86.32.
Account balances as follows:

General - $62,272.64

Keno - $79,127.95

Street - $232,350.40

​Bond - $34,388.78

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

REPAIR REPORTS (street/sign repairs, etc.)
Goree Excavating replaced the stop sign on the corner of Park and Boulevard and they should start the ditch work along Park Street this week.

J. Nielsen had a meeting with a FEMA representative for the final walk thru of projects Inglewood received money from FEMA for. The clerk completed the process thru email.

1. A resident who lives at 1102 South Borad was asked to attend a meeting to let the trustees explain the ordinances violations on his property. He did not attend the trustees meeting.

2. The clerk checked with the Department of Utilities about the July electric bill being over $700.00 and they found out the bill received was actually for the Fremont Rural Fire Department.

3. The clerk submitted the Inglewood withdrawal form for any claims to be made for the FEMA Covid disaster.

4. A resident on South Main still has not complied with the ordinances and the attorney had written an additional letter to outline the fines that will be charged. He was asked to attend the meeting and he did not attend so the attorney will start the fines on 08.08.2023.

5. The new by-pass opened on July 18th so the village was notified that they now have ownership of Broad Street per the relinquishment agreement that was signed earlier.

6. Camp K-9 has been notified they need to come before the planning commission and board to request a conditional use permit to be able to run the kennel in a residential zoned area. The clerk delivered the application and directions to the kennel this month.​

1. The village was looking for a new street superintendent/engineer since Steve Dodd has retired and Garrett Johnson came before the board to apply for the position Garrett has a class B license and has previously worked for JEO Consulting but now operated his own engineering firm called Brickyard Consulting. He has experience with towns and villages in Nebraska and is currently retained by the city of Synder. Garrett and his family live in Hooper. A motion was made to offer Garrett the position by J. Nielsen and second from Abrahamson. After the unanimous vote the trustees offered Garrett the position and he accepted.

2. Deb Niles came before the Planning Commission at their meeting before the trustees meeting to request approval to erect a non-conforming structure on her property at 700 Ridgeland. The Planning Commission voted to approve her request and made that recommendation to the trustees. The structure will be oversized and will house her recreational vehicle. A motion was made by J. Nielsen and a second from Clausen to approve the request.

3. Leslie Prickett came before the Planning Commission at their meeting before the trustees meeting to request approval to house chickens at her property at 640 Boulevard. The Planning Commission voted to approve her request for a conditional use permit making sure she did not have any roosters and made that recommendation to the trustees. A motion was made by Abrahamson and second from J. Nielsen to approve the conditional use permit.

4. Resolution 403-2023 the signing of the Municipal Annual Certification of Program Compliance 2023 was approved by a motion from Clausen and second from Goree. This resolution is required so Inglewood will be eligible for State Highway allocations funds in 2023.

5. The State of Nebraska sent a notice that the speed limit has been officially set at 40 mph on Broad Street as of July 18th when the village assumed control.

6. FEMA sent notice that the final payment to Inglewood would be made from administrative costs coming from the flood of 2019. The payment amount will be $12,086.55.​


1. The clerk presented an estimate for a new village laptop from Nye Technologies. The current laptop is over 7 years old and is working very slowly. A motion was made to approve the purchase of a new laptop by Goree and second from Clausen. A cell phone for the clerk was also discussed that would receive the calls for the village. The clerk was directed to look into getting a cell phone for the village.

2. The Chairman went over the balances in the street and bond fund accounts and discussed completing the new sewer hookup that Fremont is requiring for the village. He will contact the new engineer and have him start the process for completion.

3. A discussion was heard concerning an overlay on all the streets in the village. The Chairman will continue to look into this and the costs involved.

4. The village s required to have new sirens installed to be compatible with the Fremont Rural Fire Station. The cost for the new sirens is $2,923.50. A motion was made by Abrahamson and second from Goree to approve the purchase of the new system.

5. The next meeting date was changed to September 11th by a motion from Abrahamson and second from Clausen. The Labor Day holiday falls on the first Monday in September.

6. Linda Betkie submitted her resignation for hall inspections and the board accepted it., The clerk was directed to find a new person for the position.

7. The clerk and chairman told those in attendance about the security cameras already paying off since vandals were identified and charged from the video footage the cameras had captured.

8. A complaint was made about the weeds on Broad Street south of Boulevard by the dike blocking the line of sight when residents are trying to enter Broad Street. The chairman will look into who is responsible for cutting the grass and trees back on the dike and on the street. The possibility of creating a cul-de-sac to alleviate the problem was discussed but the cost would be extremely high.

9. The tree at the corner of the park is blocking the cameras from getting good footage and it was suggested it be cut down. It was noted the tree was planted by the family that donated land for the park and maybe it should stay for sentimental reason. The tree will be trimmed back and see if that helps with the camera being able to see the entire park.

10. A resident brought up that a clean-up committee would be a good idea that could go around the village and help with overgrown or unsightly properties. Liability reasons would not make this possible for the village to sponsor.

11. Several other complaints were heard but nothing was in written form so no action can be taken by the trustees.

PAYMENTS, BILL & REIMBURSMENTS                                                     

Albert Nielsen - Chairman - meeting attendance - $150.00

Jerry Abrahamson - Vice Chairman - meeting attendance - $150.00

Greg Goree - trustee - meeting attendance - $100.00
John Nielsen - trustee - meeting attendance - $100.00

Barbara Shelton - clerk - salary - $450.00 meeting attendance - $50.00 - Total $500.00

Dept of Utilities (auto pay) - hall utilities at 140 Boulevard  - $217.55

LNM - annual membership dues - $1,073.00

Emanuel Printing - Small Talk - $55.00

Sindi Foster - quarterly hall cleaning - $375.00

Fremont Tribune - legal publications - $59.22

Teresa Wallin - park clean up, lawn service - $235.00

Barbara Shelton - one meting, two hours documents and one hall inspection - $80.00

Linda Betkie - two hall inspections - $40.00

Menards - weed killer and shelf for records closet - $56.66

John Nielsen - one meeting - $20.00

BLT Plumbing - ac check up and case of filters - $210.45

USPS - two rolls stamps - $126.00

Albert Nielsen - two meetings and two hours- 80.00


Dept of Utilities - highway lights - 1157 S Broad - $154.82

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


GENERAL FUND - $3,671.88
STREET FUND - $402.82


Bills and reimbursements for $4,0 74.70 were read and approved with a motion from Goree and second by Clausen.

Goree Excavating invoice fro $800.00 for storm clean up and replacing stop sing on Park Street was approved by a motion from Clause and second from J. Nielsen with Goree abstaining.

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

Barbara Shelton, Clerk                                                                                
                                                    Albert Nielsen, Chairman​​