Proceedings and Claims
Village of Republican City
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on August 3, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Station with Trustees Crawford, Eddy, Einspahr, Hammond and Orcutt present. Clerk Waldo, Utility Supervisor Whetstine, Shirley Valentine and Ray Jones 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 Orcutt, seconded by Crawfird, to approve the minutes of the last meeting as published Voting Aye: Crawford, Eddy, Einspahr, Hammond and Orcutt. There were no votes against the motion. Motion carried.
Motion by Hammond, seconded by Orcutt to pay the following bills:
GENERAL: Intuit, $134.98; Verizon, $112.54; State of NE, $41.23; United Healthcare, $2162.41; IRS, $1239.30; Menards, $5.34; One Call Concepts, $1.85; Frontier, $109.47; TVPPD, $161.25; John Deere, $247.09; Waggoner Insurance, $27.00; 5-R Repair, $260.00; Harlan County Journal, $74.36; USPS, $49.00; Payroll, $4445.25; Ball Insurance, $966.00; RCRFD, $1631.92.
STREET: TVPPD, $1367.92; R & R Sales, $153.92; Miller & Assoc., $531.53.
WATER: State of NE, $360.54; TVPPD, $106.19; NMPP, $146.19; USPS, $35.00; Municipal Supply, $2121.86; NE Public Health Env Lab, $489.00; Southern Power, $323.46.
WASTEWATER: NMPP, $146.20; USPS, $35.00.
Voting Aye: Crawford, Eddy, Einspahr, Hammond and Orcutt. There were no votes against the motion. Motion carried.
RECEIPTS: Dog License, $3.00; Peddler’s Permit, $20.00; State of NE, $5918.61; TVPPD, $4470.94; Harlan County Treasurer, $1300.17; Customer Receipts, $8730.09; Int Inc- ckg, $33.77.
Treasurer’s report was read and approved.
Motion by Crawford, seconded by Hammond to approve the request for an additional 1% increase in restricted funds in 2015-2016 fiscal year budget. Voting Aye: Crawford, Eddy, Hammond, Orcutt and Einspahr. There were no votes against the motion. Motion carried.
Discussion was held regarding playground equipment and shelter house. Grant information received from Peter Kiewit Foundation. Sketches will be brought to next meeting for shelter house and playground equipment catalogs will be requested. Ron Einspahr will head up project.
The road grader was vandalized sometime in June or July. Insurance claim has been filed. Waiting on estimate to repair to submit to insurance company.
Motion by Orcutt, seconded by Hammond to allow the RCVFD to use the fire hall for a fundraiser in the future. Voting Aye: Crawford, Eddy, Hammond, Orcutt and Einspahr. There were no votes against the motion. Motion carried.
Motion by Hammond, seconded by Einspahr to move the September meeting from September 7 to September 1 due to Labor Day. Voting Aye: Crawford, Eddy, Hammond, Orcutt and Einspahr. There were no votes against the motion. Motion carried.
Request was received from Central Community College to partner in an Economic Development grant through USDA. More information will be gathered including cost to our village and what will be required of the village.
Streets were swept by Alma in exchange for the cost of the fuel. Door and benches on south side of Theater are unsightly. Determined that area is the village’s responsibility. Discussion was held on moving benches to park and possible removal of stump.
Discussion was held regarding complaint of trash can on the sidewalk at 238 Atkinson and complaint regarding cars parking on sidewalk on Truman. No further action will be taken on either issue.
Motion by Hammond, seconded by Orcutt to adjourn at 7:46 p.m.
The next regular scheduled village board meeting will be held Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 7:00 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