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Village of Republican City

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PO Box 36 Republican City, NE 68971 (308)920-2243

April 3, 2017 Minutes

Village of Republican City

 

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on April 3, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Station with Trustees Eddy, Hammond and Valentine present.  Clerk Waldo, Utility Supervisor Whetstine and Gary Steele with Miller and Associates were also present. Posted notices in three public places within the village.  Notice of meeting and agenda was given to Trustees in advance. As required by law Chairman Eddy, pointed out the copy of the Opens Meeting Act posted on the wall for public viewing and called the meeting to order.  Proceedings shown were taken while convened meeting was open to the public.

 

Motion by Hammond, seconded by Valentine, to approve the minutes of the last meeting as published   Voting Aye:  Eddy, Hammond and Valentine.  There were no votes against the motion. Absent:  Einspahr and Orcutt.  Motion carried. 

 

Motion by Hammond, seconded by Valentine to pay the following bills:

 

GENERAL: State of NE, $546.80;  Verizon, $111.39;  IRS, $110.58;  Island, $49.63;  Black Hills Energy, $229.10;  Matheson Tri- Gas, $39.80;  Platte Valley Comm., $52.92;  Contryman Assoc, $3700.00;  TVPPD, $568.69;  Harlan County Journal, $67.01;  Matheson Tri-Gas, $5.40;  C. Anderson, $103.13;  South Central Sanitation, $141.00;  Presto X, $55.62;  Frontier, $111.82;  USPS, $49.00;  Island, $58.54;  Harlan County Treasurer, $673.96;  Payroll,  $481.54;  Office Max, $41.65;  One Call Concepts, $5.31;  Doug Walker, $57.50.

 

STREET:  IRS, $919.22;  Island, $49.63;  CHS Agri Svc, $290.96;  TVPPD, $1366.74;  Island, $58.55;  Payroll, $3054.41. 

 

WATER:  UHC, $2161.15;  Island, $49.63; Black Hills Energy, $86.16;   SPD, $229.00;  TVPPD, $139.23;  NE Public Health Env Lab, $278.00;  USPS, $34.00;  Island, $58.55;  SPD, $186.00.

 

WASTEWATER:  Island, $49.62;  USPS, $34.00;  Island, $58.55. 

 

Voting Aye:  Eddy, Hammond and Valentine.  There were no votes against the motion. Absent:  Einspahr and Orcutt.  Motion carried. 

 

RECEIPTS:  State of NE, $2592.32;  State of NE, $11967.29;  Harlan County Treasurer, $1953.13;  Ambulance Billing, $2641.27;  TVPPD, $2422.35;  Sale of Real Estate- Deposit, $800.00;  Building Permits, $10.00;  Utility Billing, $7391.70;  Int Inc- CD, $53.32;  Int Inc- ckg, $62.97.

 

Treasurer’s report was read and approved.

 

Gary Steele with Miller and Associates was present to discuss the proposed RV Park.  State requires an engineer’s design of water and sewer construction and prepare construction plans.  Discussed ways to reduce the estimate and additional needs not included in estimate.  Miller and Associates can help locate grant sources and aid in applying for grants.  Gary will work on a revised estimate.  Community meetings will be held in the future regarding this project.

 

Motion by Valentine, seconded by Hammond to pass Resolution 040317-1 to sell Southern Horizons Addition, Lot 14.  Voting Aye:  Eddy, Hammond and Valentine.  There were no votes against the motion. Absent:  Einspahr and Orcutt.  Motion carried. 

 

Discussion was held regarding buildings with living quarters in residential districts.  Structure must meet all codes set forth by the Nebraska Basic Code book and local regulation, guidelines and Ordinances.   

 

Motion by Valentine, seconded by Hammond to close Truman Avenue between 1st and 2nd Street, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on April 15, 2017 for the village Easter Egg Hunt.  Voting Aye:  Eddy, Hammond and Valentine.  There were no votes against the motion. Absent:  Einspahr and Orcutt.  Motion carried. 

 

Motion by Valentine, seconded by Hammond to hire Kathy Whetstine as seasonal, summer help at $11.50/hour.  Voting Aye:  Eddy, Hammond and Valentine.  There were no votes against the motion. Absent:  Einspahr and Orcutt.  Motion carried. 

 

Discussion was held regarding changing the monthly meeting time from 7:00 pm to 5:30 pm.  Ordinance 297 was introduced by Chairman Eddy.  Ordinance 297 reads:  AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF REPUBLICAN CITY, NEBRASKA ESTABLISHING THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS OF THE REQPUBLICAN CITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES;  REPEALING ALL PRIOR ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT WITH THIS ORDINANCE;  AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.  Motion by Hammond, seconded by Valentine to suspend the rule requiring three separate readings of the ordinance.  Voting Aye:  Eddy, Hammond and Valentine.  There were no votes against the motion. Absent:  Einspahr and Orcutt.  Motion carried. 

Motion by Valentine, seconded by Hammond to adopt Ordinance 297.  Voting Aye:  Crawford, Eddy, Einspahr and Orcutt.  There were no votes against the motion.  Absent: Hammond.  Motion carried. 

 

Motion by Hammond, seconded by Valentine to adjourn at 7:54 p.m.

 

The next regular scheduled village board meeting will be held Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5:30  p.m. at the Fire Hall.  Meeting is open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend.

 

Melissa Waldo, Clerk

Village of Republican City