VILLAGE OF MURRAY, NEBRASKA
December 13, 2016
The Murray, Nebraska Board of Trustees met in regular session on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at 7:00 pm in the Murray Municipal Building. Present: Trustees: Bill Johnson, George Blessing, Mike Gillott, Stan Flak, Alan Miller; 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 7:00 PM and informed the audience of the location of the open meetings act poster.
Motion by Blessing, seconded by Gillott to approve the minutes of the November 9, 2016 regular meeting; ayes: Johnson, Blessing, Gillott, Flak, Miller; motion carried.
Motion by Flak, seconded by Gillott to acknowledge receipt of the Treasurer’s report; ayes: Johnson, Blessing, Gillott, Flak, Miller; motion carried.
Motion by Blessing, seconded by Flak to approve claims as revised; ayes: Johnson, Blessing, Gillott, Flak, Miller; motion carried.
Declaration of Health Hazard/Nuisance, 401 W. Mary Jane Lane. Motion by Flak, seconded by Blessing to declare 401 W. Mary Jane Lane a health hazard and nuisance; ayes: Johnson, Blessing, Gillott, Flak, Miller; motion carried.
Review and discuss insured village property; revise as necessary.
Review/discuss proposal to continue Murray Alerts System. Motion by Flak, seconded by Blessing to let the Alerts contract expire; ayes: Johnson, Blessing, Gillott, Flak, Miller, motion carried.
Discuss disposition or disposal of unused/old Christmas decorations.
Pro- Tem Flak called the reorganization of the board to order at 7:25 PM. Flak said first is the Oath of Office for Trustee Blessing and Trustee Coffman. Oath was read by Blessing and Coffman simultaneously. Pro-tem Flak then moved to the first order of business at 7:30 PM, Trustee Miller nominated Mike Gillott for Chairman; Flak nominated George Blessing, Aye votes for Gillott: Gillott, Miller, Coffman; Aye votes for Blessing: Blessing, Flak; Gillott is new Board Chairman. Pro-tem Flak opened the nominations for Pro-Tem, Gillott nominated Coffman; Blessing nominated Flak. Aye votes for Coffman: Gillott, Miller, Coffman; Aye votes for Flak: Flak, Blessing; Coffman is the new board Pro-tem.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Flak for the following appointments for 2017, Larry Morton, attorney; Eileen Murdoch, clerk/treasurer; JEO, Village Engineer; Street Superintendent – Steven Parr of JEO; Open - animal control officer; ayes: Blessing, Gillott, Flak, Miller, Coffman; motion carried. Motion by Blessing, seconded by Gillott, for the following commissioner appointments: Brian Coffman, Water Commissioner; Alan Miller, Street Commissioner; George Blessing, Sewer Commissioner, Stan Flak, Park Commissioner; ayes: Blessing, Gillott, Flak, Miller, Coffman; motion carried. There was discussion on the Board of Health and the Emergency Management Coordinator. Motion by Blessing, seconded by Miller to appoint Eileen Murdoch, Emergency Management Coordinator/Contact; Board of Health: Cass Co. Sheriff, Mike Gillott, Physician position open; motion carried.
Motion by Blessing, seconded by Miller to adjourn the meeting at 7:43 PM; ayes: Blessing, Gillott, Flak, Miller, Coffman, 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.
William A. Johnson, Chairman
Eileen A. Murdoch, Village Clerk