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Village of Republican City

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

February 5, 2018 Minutes


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on February 5, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the Fire Station with Trustees Eddy, Einspahr, Orcutt and Valentine present. Clerk Waldo and Utility Supervisor Whetstine 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 Valentine, to approve the minutes of the last meeting as published Voting Aye: Eddy, Einspahr, Orcutt and Valentine. There were no votes against the motion. Absent: Hammond. Motion carried.


Motion by Orcutt, seconded by Einspahr to pay the following bills:


GENERAL: State of NE, $553.01; State of NE, $46.19; Verizon, $111.93; IRS, $125.88; S & W Auto Parts, $11.99; Franklin Auto Parts, $166.67; Trustworthy, $8.99; CPI, $23.16; EMS Billing Service, $215.90; South Central Sanitation, $141.00; Matheson Tri-Gas, $221.65; TVPPD, $333.63; Frontier, $116.51; Payroll, $572.33; M. Waldo, $167.08; Island, $67.90; Contryman Associates, $7600.00; Trustworthy, $208.68; Presto X, $55.62; Matheson Tri-Gas, $185.25; Black Hills Energy, $621.98.


STREET: UHC, $2409.81; IRS, $871.86; CHS Agri Svc, $273.01; TVPPD, $1371.98; Payroll, $3179.98; Island, $67.90.


WATER: League of NE Municipalities, $85.00; TVPPD, $174.81; USPS, $52.50; Island, $67.90; NE Public Health Env Lab, $15.00; Southern Power, $361.00; Black Hills Energy, $126.05.


WASTEWATER: State of NE, $379.65; NWOD, $30.00; USPS, $52.50; Island, $67.91;


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


RECEIPTS: Ambulance Billing, $522.42; Harlan County Dam Playhouse, $100.00; State of NE, $4935.02; Harlan County Treasurer, $6984.77; TVPPD, $3384.05; Utility Billing, $10,803.64; Int Inc- Ckg, $145.72.


Treasurer’s report was read and approved.


Discussion was held regarding applying for a grant for a 10 bin recycling trailer and mesh cardboard trailer. Quotes were reviewed from Pro-Tainer, Dempster Inc. and Broeker Welding. Motion by Einsphar, seconded by Valentine to designate Pro Tainer as the preferred bid at $17,800.00 for the 10 bin recycling trailer with 10 extra bins and Broeker Welding as the preferred bid at $6,580.00 for the mesh cardboard recycling trailer. Voting Aye: Eddy, Einspahr, Orcutt and Valentine. There were no votes against the motion. Absent: Hammond. Motion carried.


The village was approved for funding assistance of $40,000.00 by the Nebraska Games and Parks through the Land and Water Conservation Fund . The application will be formally submitted to the National Park Service for federal approval. A start date will be presented upon the official approval by NPS. Grant training will take place in Lincoln at a date to be determined in March. Chet Sieg is currently working on a sign to show our fundraising progress.


Discussion was held regarding the sale of Southern Horizons Addition, Lot 10. Mike Knopik has offered to purchase the property for $4,999.99. The current price on the lot is $5,000.00. Resolution 020518-1 was presented. No action was taken due to lack of motion to approve the Resolution. The board would like to discuss the plan for this property. Motion by Einspahr, seconded by Valentine to table the topic until more information can be gathered. Voting Aye: Eddy, Einspahr, Orcutt and Valentine. There were no votes against the motion. Absent: Hammond. Motion carried. Clerk will contact Mr. Knopik.


Ordinance 302 was introduced by Trustee Eddy. Ordinance 302 reads: AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF REPUBLICAN CITY, NEBRASKA PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY AND TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion by Einspahr, seconded by Valentine to suspend the rule requiring three separate readings of the ordinance. Voting Aye: Eddy, Einspahr, Orcutt and Valentine. There were no votes against the motion. Absent: Hammond. Motion carried. Motion by Valentine, seconded by Orcutt to adopt Ordinance 302. Voting Aye: Eddy, Einspahr, Orcutt and Valentine. There were no votes against the motion. Absent: Hammond. Motion carried.


Discussion was held regarding the purchase of a snow dog plow for the tractor. Keith will look into and find prices. Discussion was held regarding a letter of support for the theater for grant applications, fundraising and intern recruitment. Letter will be sent the Harlan County Dam Playhouse board.


Motion by Valentine, seconded by Einspahr to adjourn at 6:15 p.m.


The next regular scheduled village board meeting will be held Monday, March 5, 2018 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