CEDAR CREEK BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Cedar Creek Board of Trustees met in regular session, at 7:00 p.m., on October 1, 2002, at the Village Hall. All board members present. No legal counsel was able to attend. Advanced notice of the meeting was given by posting in the Village and by publication.
Motion by Rydl, second by Stauffer, to approve the minutes of the 9-03-02 regular meeting and the 9-16-02 public hearing. All ayes.
Account Balances: Checking $32,685.11, Money Market $32,100.75
Claims: Rural Water #3..23.50 Plattsmouth Journal..74.20 OPPD park..10.00 OPPD building..119.00 OPPD street lights..100.64 Alltel..58.97 Ferrellgas..199.82 Eagle Services..140.00 Jefferson Pilot Financial..59.20 Stander Ace Hardware..22.98 NAPA..15.27 P Koehler..1067.36 B Reinsch..275.00 Cass County Sheriff..1214.88 D Newton..66.50 Payroll..1911.62
Motion by Stauffer, second by Swenson, to approve the treasure's report and pay all claims. All ayes.
Deputy Lynn Eklund, of the Cass County Sheriff's Department, reported 76.87 hours of patrol were logged for Cedar Creek during the month of September. There were eight calls for service: Disturbance/Civil Dispute; Disturbance/Family Dispute; Telephone Harassment; Medical Emergency; Accident/Injury; Assist Citizen; Vehicle Inspection; Welfare Check.
Rodney Keil, candidate for County Commissioner District 2, spoke to the board and informed the board of changes he would like to make if elected. Points made were: Needed changes to property tax assessments; The need for all commissioners to be aware of problems throughout the county, not one particular town or area; and the right for county employees to hold more than one job. Keil spoke briefly of his personal history with the county and of his family's roots of over 100 years in Cass County.
Notice received of the newly formed multi county Health Department which will serve the counties of Sarpy and Cass. The department will monitor health conditions in the two counties and promote the health of citizens through educational programs.
League Association of Risk Management. Notice of a payment in the amount of $1263.17 to J. Kotera who claimed to have been burned at the Village Burn Site.
Cass County Election Commissioner. Information on the November 5, 2002 General Election. Cedar Creek polling site is the Cedar Creek Fire Barn. Polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Notice of annual membership meeting of River Country Economic Development District, Southeast Nebraska Development District, and Southeast Nebraska Affordable Housing Council on October 24 at Syracuse.
REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS, AND COMMITTEES:
Dave Reynolds acknowledged a new directory of all village officers, boards, and committees.
Gene Stauffer reported, there was an excellent turnout of volunteers to clean Spur 13H on September 21, 2002, and thanked all who volunteered their time.
Randy Wilkins, Highway Superintendent of the Cass County Department of Roads, spoke to the board on village street improvements. The county offered to include municipal street projects with the county projects in an effort to obtain lower overall cost due to the increased size of the contract. Wilkins informed the board of several different overlay procedures and discussed at length, regulations, bidding procedures, and other projects which would be consolidated with county projects. The Bonding Agent will be contacted for complete instructions on procedures. Bid letting for the street improvements is planned for November or December 2002.
R Wilkins also offered information on an item which will appear in the November ballot. The item is the County Seating Tax , and would only be imposed upon an individual who would attend an event outside of a municipality and adds to the county revenue.
Cable Franchise. There has been no response to the village attorney's letter requesting payment of the franchise fee. The cable company who provides service to Louisville will be contacted and asked if they would have an interest in taking over the Cedar Creek franchise.
The three garbage haulers servicing Cedar Creek will be requested to sign a general contract as provided by the village attorney.
Motion by Stauffer, second by Bode, to cancel the Open Fire Permit with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. All ayes.
Rip rap on the Platte River Dike was discussed. Gene Stauffer informed the board, the permit from the Corp of Engineers requires trees to be removed from the dike before rip rap is added. The tree work will be completed as weather permits.
Further discussion of installation of a sand point and pump at the village park will be tabled to spring.
Randy Moses presented the board with terms for renewal of the Snow Removal Contract. The initial cost of $250 for each snow event remains the same. A change to $50 from $25 for each consecutive inch over five inches of snow will be made. Motion by Bode, second by Rydl, to approve the changes to the contract and to renew for one year. All ayes.
At the request of Chairman Reynolds, motion by Swenson, second by Rydl, to enter into executive session at 8:04 p.m. to discuss maintenance employees. All ayes. Motion by Stauffer, second by Bode to exit executive session at 8:16 p.m. All ayes.
Motion by Stauffer, second by Swenson, to hire Bob Eklund and Lorren Stricklett as village maintenance employees on a six month probation period. All ayes. Review of the position to be made in six months. Gwen Bode will supervise the maintenance employees.
Motion by Swenson, second by Bode, to designate Home State Bank of Louisville as the Village Depository. All ayes.
The board was informed, the request work on the failed septic system at Lot #140 is ongoing, being monitored, and will be inspected by the county.
Notice received from LARM of an 15% increase in the cost of insurance coverage for the village due to the impact of the events of September 11 and reductions in investment income due to the downturn in the stock market.
Motion by Rydl, second by Swenson, to approve and sign the Cass County Mutual Aid Association Agreement. All ayes.
In other business, Donnie Brennan, candidate for Cass County Sheriff, addressed the board and gave information on his background, stated need for changes in the department, and willingness to work with all communities in the county.
Bill Swenson requested information on driving go carts. The board informed him, driving any off road vehicle was legal only on private property. They are not legal on any village street or at the village park.
R. Duff requested the board reconsider his permit application for a garage. He was informed the issue was not on the agenda and could not be acted upon. The permit must be resubmitted to the Planning Commission before any action may be taken.
There being no further business to come before the board, motion by Stauffer to adjourn. Second by Bode. All ayes.
Mary C. Terry
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