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VILLAGE OF MURRAY, NEBRASKA
July 13, 2021

The Murray, Nebraska Board of Trustees met in regular session on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at 7:00 pm in the Murray Municipal Building. Present: Trustees: Stan Flak, Jeff Anderson, George Blessing, Theresa Sallach; Village Clerk Shelli Hayes, Maintenance Operator Jerome Speck, Village Attorney Roger Johnson; and guests. Absent: Trustee Don Strong.
Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by posting in (3) three public places on June 30, 2021, 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 Flak called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and informed the audience of the location of the Open Meetings Act poster.

Approval of the Consent Agenda including: Approval of June 8, 2021, regular meeting minutes

Acknowledgement of receipt of the Treasurer’s Report Approval of Claims, wages, and payroll taxes

Appointment of Shelley Lesac from alternate to regular member of Planning Commission to replace resigning Gale Stanton

Motion by Blessing, seconded by Anderson to approve the Consent Agenda; ayes: Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Maintenance Report.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Sallach to approve Resolution 21-05 to increase the sale price of Tyson Park Memorial Wall 12” x 12” Pavers from $150 to $200; ayes: Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Motion by Blessing, seconded by Anderson to allow the use of Young Park by Ron Dawson for a birthday party with a live band on August 6, 2021, until 11:00 pm; ayes: Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Planning Commission Report.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Sallach to approve building permit to Jay and Janelle Sorensen for a residence and outbuilding on Parcel # 130394978, 24-11-13 PT SE 1/4 SW 1/4 E of TL19 RD (18.80); ayes: Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Motion by Blessing, seconded by Anderson to approve building permit to Omaha Neon Sign Company on behalf of Casey’s General Store for installation of four (4) new signs, 109 Rock Bluff Road; ayes: Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Sallach to approve building permit to Jeff Dalton on behalf of Casey’s General Store for interior remodel and rear cooler/freezer box addition, 109 Rock Bluff Road; ayes: Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Blessing to approve building permit to Mark, Corey and Rachael Cundall for fenced outdoor storage, 9510 Renee Avenue; ayes: Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

No action taken in the absence of the building permit applicant Casey Harris for a carport, 409 N Davis.

Chairman Flak opened the hearing for public comment at 7:16 pm for the Liquor License Application for JR’s Bar & Grill LLC, 105 N Park Avenue. There being no discussion in favor or opposition, Chairman Flak closed the hearing at 7:18 pm. Chairman Flak presented Resolution 21-03, Recommendation of Liquor License for JR’s Bar & Grill; Motion by Blessing, seconded by Sallach to approve Resolution 21-03; ayes: Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Chairman Flak introduced and read by title Ordinance #643 AN ORDINANCE ADOPTED BY THE VILLAGE OF MURRAY, CASS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, amending Section 110.53 of the Village of Murray Code of Ordinances to allow sale and dispensing alcoholic liquor and beer on all days of the week including Sunday. Motion by Anderson, seconded by Blessing to suspend the three (3) required statutory readings of Ordinance #643; ayes: Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Sallach to adopt, post, and publish in pamphlet form Ordinance #643; ayes: Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Motion by Sallach, seconded by Anderson to approve Resolution 21-04 to extend the annual agreement with LARM (League Association of Risk Management) for 2021-22, 3-year 5% discount option; ayes: Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Motion by Blessing, seconded by Sallach to increase insurance coverage for the water tower from $901,500 to $951,500; ayes: Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Motion by Blessing, seconded by Anderson to add insurance coverage for $3,360.00 for the fencing near tennis courts at Young Park; ayes: Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Sallach to increase insurance coverage for the contents of Town Hall from $9,000 to $20,000; ayes: Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

No discussion held regarding request for agenda item for zoning change to 105 E Main in absence of requestor Jodi Jefferson.

Motion by Blessing, seconded by Anderson to schedule separate budget hearings for the 2021-22 budget: September 9, 2021, at 7:00 pm for the budget hearing, and September 14, 2021, at 7:00 pm for the budget and levy approval; ayes: Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Chairman Flak opened the hearing for public comment at 7:28 pm for the purchase of Parcel # 130037087, strip of land on east side of Town Hall parking lot from Cornerstone Bank for $7,500.00. Notice of hearing was given in advance thereof by posting in (3) three public places on July 7, 2021, as shown by the certificate attached to these minutes. There being no discussion in favor or opposition, Chairman Flak closed the hearing at 7:29 pm. Motion by Anderson, seconded by Sallach to purchase Parcel # 130037087 from Cornerstone Bank for the amount of $7,500.00; ayes: Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Motion by Flak, seconded by Anderson to request the Village Attorney to proceed with action that has been started by the village regarding vacant buildings; ayes: Anderson, Blessing, Murray Board of Trustees Minutes – Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Kick-off Meeting for Murray Community Center, Planning Project and Initial Planning & Design Meeting with Adam Bellamy, JEO Consulting Group, and members of the community.

Motion by Blessing, seconded by Anderson to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 pm; ayes: Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; 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.

Stanley D. Flak, Chairman
Shelli S. Hayes, Village Clerk

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