VILLAGE OF MURRAY, NEBRASKA
December 9, 2014
The Murray, Nebraska Board of Trustees met in regular session on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 7:00 pm in the Murray Municipal Building. Present: Trustees: Bill Johnson, Debbie Newhouse, Stan Flak; Absent: George Blessing, Mike Gillott; 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 Chairman 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.
Chairman Johnson called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM and informed the audience of the location of the open meetings act poster.
Motion by Newhouse, seconded by Flak to approve the minutes of the November 11, 2014, regular meeting; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Flak; Absent: Blessing, Gillott, motion carried.
Motion by Flak, seconded by Newhouse to acknowledge receipt of the Treasurer's report; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Flak; Absent: Blessing, Gillott, motion carried.
Motion by Newhouse, seconded by Flak to approve claims as revised; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Flak; Absent: Blessing, Gillott, motion carried.
Trustee Blessing entered the meeting at 7:10 PM
Adopt Resolution 14-05, minimum sewer rates. Chairperson Johnson said the rates would be $57.24 for residential and churches, $62.29 for commercial users, and $196.05 for the school. Clerk Murdoch said it was increasing by $1. Motion by Newhouse seconded by Flak to adopt Resolution 14-05 to set the minimum sewer rates; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Blessing, Flak; Absent: Gillott, motion carried.
Discuss possible purchase of new truck/sander/snowplow.
Review proposed vacant building ordinance.
Discuss disposal of old park equipment.
The Oath of Office was taken by Trustees Flak and Newhouse.
Pro- Tem Newhouse called the reorganization of the board to order at 7:48 PM. Motion by Flak, seconded by Blessing to nominate Bill Johnson for Chairperson; there were no other nominations, Pro Tem Newhouse closed nominations. Ayes for Bill Johnson as Chairman, Newhouse, Blessing, Flak; Abstain: Johnson; Absent: Gillott, motion carried. Johnson opened nominations for Pro Tem, Johnson nominated Debbie Newhouse, Blessing seconded the nomination, there were no further nominations. Ayes for Debbie Newhouse as Pro Tem; Johnson, Blessing, Flak; Abstain: Newhouse; Absent: Gillott, motion carried.
Motion by Blessing, seconded by Flak for the following appointments for 2014, Larry Morton, attorney; Eileen Murdoch, clerk/treasurer; JEO Village Engineer; JEO, Street Superintendent – Steven Parr; Debbie Newhouse, animal control officer; Mike Gillott, Water Commissioner; Debbie Newhouse, Street Commissioner; George Blessing, Sewer Commissioner, Stan Flak, Park Commissioner; Eileen Murdoch, Emergency Management Coordinator/Contact; Board of Health: Cass Co. Sheriff, William A. Johnson, Physician position open; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Blessing, Flak; Absent: Gillott, motion carried.
Motion by Blessing, seconded by Newhouse to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 PM; ayes: Johnson, Newhouse, Blessing, Flak; Absent: Gillott, 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.