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Board Minutes - October 10, 2017

VILLAGE OF MURRAY, NEBRASKA
October 10, 2017

The Murray, Nebraska Board of Trustees met in regular session on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 7:00 pm in the Murray Municipal Building. Present: Trustees: Mike Gillott, Brian Coffman, Stan Flak, Alan Miller; Absent: George Blessing; 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 Gillott called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and informed the audience of the location of the open meetings act poster.

Trustee Blessing entered the meeting at 7:02 PM

Trustee Coffman said he wanted to note page 2 two thirds the way down, a comment he wanted clarification on what exactly was said, he didn’t think he said remove the sign, other than that, Motion by Coffman, seconded by Miller to approve the minutes as clarified, of the September 12, regular meeting and the September 28, special meeting; ayes: Gillott, Coffman, Flak, Blessing, Miller, motion carried.

Motion by Flak seconded by Blessing to acknowledge receipt of the Treasurer’s report; ayes: Gillott, Coffman, Flak, Blessing, Miller; motion carried.

Claims approval. Motion by Miller, Trustee Blessing interjected and discussion ensued. The clerk reminded there was a motion on the floor to pay the claims as revised; seconded by Coffman; ayes: Coffman, Flak, Blessing (with the exception of the two we discussed, 17556 and 17553), Miller; Nays: Gillott, motion carried.

Maintenance Report.

Steven Parr, JEO, review 1-6 year street plan.

Review, discuss, and approve JEO Agreement on Main Street Water line project. Motion by Flak, Trustee Coffman interjected asking how the project was going to be paid for, Clerk Murdoch said we would have to borrow the money, we would need to talk to Ameritas about bonding for the project; seconded by Blessing to approve the contract with JEO to replace the water line in Main Street (Highway One); ayes: Gillott, Coffman, Flak, Blessing, Miller, motion carried.

Review/Approve proposed street repairs on specified locations High and Young Streets. Motion by Coffman, seconded by Flak to approve the one year plan as we talked to Mr. Parr about, ¾ of East High street around the corner and East Young complete road between north Park and Latta and no sealer at this time, ayes: Gillott, Coffman, Flak, Blessing, Miller, motion carried.

Review/Approve proposal for LED lights and fixtures for Town Hall.

Nuisance hearing follow-up 109 N. Loughridge Ave., Grasso, Ramsbottom. Motion by Coffman, seconded by Miller to open the hearing at 8:04 PM; ayes: Gillott, Coffman, Flak, Blessing, Miller, motion carried.

Motion by Blessing, seconded by Miller to close the hearing at 8:13 PM. Motion by Coffman, seconded by Flak to abate the vehicles and equipment on the property that is considered a nuisance and we can abate in any means we find legal; ayes: Gillott, Coffman, Flak, Blessing, Miller, motion carried.

Whitney Van Winkle, building permit building on East Campbell Street. Motion by Flak, seconded by Miller to approve the building permit for Whitney Van Winkle for a building for his property on East Campbell Street; ayes: Gillott, Coffman, Flak, Blessing, Miller, motion carried.

Black Hills Energy review/renew Franchise Agreement.

Resolution 17-07 increase water rates, adopt Resolution 17-07. Motion by Blessing, seconded by Flak to adopt Resolution #17-07 to increase the water rates; ayes: Gillott, Coffman, Flak, Blessing, Miller, motion carried.

Ericka Olson discuss doing flash or zip drive for code and zoning books. Motion by Coffman, seconded by Flak to approve posting the Village Code book of Ordinances on-line and he will help organize that and put it in digital form so it can be put on the website; ayes: Gillott, Coffman, Flak, Blessing, Miller, motion carried.

Overturn burn site camera purchase; pay $400 restock fee. Motion by Miller, seconded by Blessing to overturn the burn site camera purchase, pay $400 restock fee; ayes: Gillott, Coffman, flak, Blessing, Miller, motion carried.

Update on trailer court nuisance

Transfer $18,952.84 from general fund and $8,952.59 from Capital Improvement fund to Park fund to zero out. Motion by Miller, seconded by Coffman to transfer $18,952.84 from general fund and $8,952.59 from Capital Improvement fund to Park fund to zero out; ayes: Gillott, Coffman, Flak, Blessing, Miller, motion carried.

New Business.

Motion by Miller, seconded by Coffman to enter executive session at 9:20 PM to discuss employee evaluations and salary increases; ayes: Gillott, Coffman, Flak, Blessing, Miller, motion carried. Motion by Blessing, seconded by Miller to exit executive session at 9:49 PM; ayes: Gillott, Coffman, Flak, Blessing, Miller, motion carried.

Motion by Coffman, seconded by Blessing to approve an increase to $18.00 an hour for Eric Matson, effective October 1, 2017 and a 2% raised for Eileen Murdoch also effective October 1, 2017; ayes: Gillott, Coffman, Flak, Blessing, Miller, motion carried. 

Motion by Coffman seconded by Blessing to adjourn the meeting at 9:55 PM; ayes: Gillott, Coffman, Flak, Blessing, Miller; 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.

Michael J. Gillott, Chairman
Eileen A. Murdoch, Village Clerk

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