December 15, 2009
The Murray, Nebraska Board of Trustees met in regular session on Tuesday. December 15, 2009 at 7:00 pm in the Murray Municipal Building. Present: Trustees: Bill Johnson, Debbie Newhouse, George Blessing, Stan Flak, Shelley Lesac; Village Clerk, Eileen Murdoch; attending: guests.
Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by posting in (3) three public places as shown by the certificate attached to these minutes. Notice of the meeting was simultaneously given to the Chairperson and all members of the Board of Trustees. Their acknowledgement of receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes. All proceedings thereafter were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.
Chairperson Lesac called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and informed the audience of the location of the open meetings act poster
Motion by Johnson, seconded by Newhouse to approve the minutes of the November 10, 2009 regular meeting; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Blessing, Flak, Lesac, motion carried.
Motion by Johnson, seconded by Newhouse to acknowledge receipt of the Treasurer’s report and the minutes from the November 10, 2009, Planning Commission meeting; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Blessing, Flak, Lesac, motion carried.
Motion by Flak, seconded by Johnson to approve claims; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Blessing, Flak, Lesac, motion carried.
Leonard and Mary Safarik discuss water and sewer payments. Safarik’s were not in attendance, so Chairperson Lesac moved on.
Steven Parr, JEO Consulting, review 1-6 year street plan.
Richard Berner update on trailer court nuisance. Chairperson Lesac noted Berner was not in attendance. Chairperson Lesac asked Attorney Morten to call him and pressure him into doing something. Attorney Morten agreed.
Approve waiver of tap fee for additional water hookup for Alan Miller. Motion by Johnson, seconded by Newhouse to waive the water tap fee for the additional hookup for Alan Miller; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Blessing, Flak, Lesac, motion carried.
Update on Concession/Restroom project, review updated punch list.
Review and discuss pay request #5 and #6 and final pay request #7. Chairperson Lesac made the suggestion that pay requests 5 and 6 be paid and that we hold the Final payment until we are done. Motion by Flak, seconded by Blessing to approve pay request #5 in the amount of $6,332.92 and pay request #6 in the amount of $4,956.31; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Blessing, Flak, Lesac, motion carried.
Discuss possible liquidated damages on Concession /Restroom project. Trustee Flak said he did not believe we had enough information on this. Chairperson Lesac said the overall project did take about twice as long as we thought it was going to, in all honesty it did. Krejci said it did as well for us. Lesac continued saying let’s just wrap it up.
Chairperson Lesac introduced and read by title Ordinance #502 AN ORDINANCE TO REVISE ALL THE ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF MURRAY, NEBRASKA, TO REPEAL PRIOR ORDINANCES, TO REQUIRE FILING, AND TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Trustee Blessing motioned, seconded by Trustee Johnson to suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #502; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Blessing, Flak, Lesac, motion carried. Motion by Johnson, seconded by Blessing to adopt, post and publish in pamphlet form Ordinance #502; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Blessing, Flak, Lesac, motion carried.
Review insurance deductible costs on town hall/water tower; change deductible. Motion by Newhouse seconded by Flak to change the deductible on the water tower only to $1,000; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Flak, Lesac; Nays: Blessing, motion carried.
NDEQ grant for partial reimbursement for purchase of tire-derived products, discussion. Clerk Murdoch said the grant was for 50% reimbursement for the cost, she just wanted to put it out there and see if the Board would be interested in doing it. Chairperson Lesac agreed, let’s find out what the cost is to do the entire park, and then decide if we can afford to do all of it or a portion of it. The Board agreed.
Pro- Tem Johnson called the reorganization of the board to order at 8:25 PM. Motion by Johnson, seconded by Newhouse to nominate Shelley Lesac for Chairperson; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Blessing, Flak; Abstain Lesac, motion carried.
Motion by Newhouse, seconded by Flak to nominate Bill Johnson as Pro-tem; ayes: Newhouse, Blessing, Flak, Lesac, Abstain: Johnson, motion carried.
Motion by Johnson, seconded by Blessing to retain all 2009 appointments for 2010, Larry Morton, attorney; Eileen Murdoch, clerk/treasurer; JEO Village Engineer; JEO, Street Superintendent; Debbie Newhouse, animal control officer; Stanley Flak, Water Commissioner; Debbie Newhouse, Street Commissioner; George Blessing, Park Commissioner; Rudy Lesac, Emergency Management Coordinator/Contact; Board of Health: Cass Co. Sheriff, Shelley Lesac, Physician position open; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Blessing, Flak, Lesac, motion carried.
Motion by Newhouse, seconded by Johnson to enter Executive Session to discuss Personnel matters and annual employee reviews at 8:34 PM; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Blessing, Flak, Lesac, motion carried.
Motion by Blessing, seconded by Newhouse to exit Executive Session at 9:05 PM; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Blessing, Flak, Lesac, motion carried.
Chairperson Lesac said the board had a long discussion and reviewed performance appraisals. Lesac said the salaries will be set by Ordinance next month.
Motion by Newhouse, seconded by Blessing to adjourn the meeting at 9:13 PM; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Blessing, Flak, Lesac, motion carried.
I, the undersigned Village Clerk of the Village of Murray, Nebraska, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of proceedings had and done by the Chairperson and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Murray to the best of my knowledge; that the agenda was kept continually current and available for public inspection at the office of the Village Clerk; that the minutes were in written form and available for public inspection within (10) working days and prior to the next convened meeting of said body; the minutes are published in summary form, upon request a complete copy is available at the Village Office.
Shelley Lesac, Chairperson
Eileen A. Murdoch, Village Clerk
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