MINUTES

9/02/03

The Cedar Creek Board of Trustees met in regular session at 7:00 p.m., on September 2, 2003, at the Village Hall. Board members were present: Bode,  Muntz, Rydl. Absent: Stauffer.  Swenson arrived at 7:10 p.m.  Advanced notice of the meeting was given by posting in the village and by publication in the Plattsmouth Journal.

Motion by Muntz, second by Rydl, to approve the minutes of the 8/05/03 meeting. All ayes.

TREASURER'S REPORT:

Account Balances: Checking $15,812.72, Money Market $32,428.69

Claims: Rural Water #3..23.50 Plattsmouth Journal..76.59  Alltel..58.61  OPPD park..10.00 OPPD building..116.00 OPPD street lights..100.64 Jefferson Pilot..61.05 Eagle Services..145.00   Cross Dillon Tire..135.94  Asphalt & Concrete Materials..1711.51  P Welte..360.00  Earnies..8.15  D Rydl..67.01  D Newton..146.09  Shirts & More..40.00  J Leach..1404.00  S Leach..99.75  L Stauffer..190.00   Cass County Sheriff..1214.88  B Reinsch..290.00  Payroll..1591.15

Motion by Rydl, second by Muntz, to approve the treasure's report and pay all claims. All ayes.  Dan Muntz, representing the Cedar Creek Volunteer Fire Department, requested the funding of two purchases;  Three hand held radios and a strainer & hose.  Motion by Swenson, second by Rydl, to purchase the requested items at a total cost of $2107.30.  All ayes.

Dan Henry, representing the City of Louisville, was present to negotiate the agreement between Louisville Rescue and the Village of Cedar Creek.  Louisville is requesting Cedar Creek pay 12% of the total expenses for the Louisville Rescue or $2336.40.  The percentage is based on the number of rescue calls to Cedar Creek during the past year and the request is made due to rising cost of operation of the squad.  The board informed D. Henry, Cedar Creek has budgeted $2000 toward the Rescue agreement and could pay that amount to Louisville.  The board also requested a copy of the Louisville Rescue financial summary.  Mr. Henry will inform the Louisville Council at their next meeting on September 10, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.  The Cedar Creek Clerk will attend the meeting.  Motion by Rydl, second by Swenson, to renew the agreement between Louisville Rescue and Cedar Creek at the cost of $2000 as budgeted.  All ayes.

POLICE REPORT:

As reported by the Cass County Sheriff's Department, 81.53 hours of patrol logged for Cedar Creek during the month of August. There were 12 calls for service: Traffic/Medical Emergency, Special Services, Two Dog Complaints, Assist Citizen, Medical Emergency/Injury, Assist Rescue Unit, Medical Emergency/Illness, Disturbance, Medical Emergency, Vehicle Inspection.  The deputy explained to the board the process of serving notice on the owner of a potentially dangerous dog.  A potentially dangerous dog is defined ass a dog when approached inflicts an injury on a human or domestic animal, or chases or approaches a person in a menacing fashion or apparent attitude of attack, or threatens the safety of humans or domestic animals.  The notice, which is served upon the owner of the dog, informs if further complaints are received the dog may be disposed of and the owner may be criminally prosecuted,  Complaints of potentially dangerous dogs are made directly to the Sheriff's Department by the complainer.

CORRESPONDENCE:

The Cass County Department of Roads request to Cass County Cities and Villages on the interest of having the county perform duties of Municipal Street Superintendent in effect to save tax dollars.  Dave Rydl will notify the department that Cedar Creek is interested in the offer and would like to discus the offer further.

Notice from the State Department of Roads of upcoming Annual Transportation Program Meetings.

Grant applications for Park Improvements are ongoing and attempt to meet the October 1, deadline will be made.

REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS, AND COMMITTEES:

Gene Stauffer reported the Pavilion is to be completed in time for Cedar Creek Day; OPPD will be contacted and requested to extend power to the pavilion; Waste Management will be contacted on availability of recycled picnic tables for the park. The park committee is also planning on building tables; Plans for Cedar Creek Day are ongoing. Additional volunteers are needed, sign-up sheets are at the Post Office and the Village Hall, or individuals may call the Village Office at 234-7856. Motion by Stauffer, second by Muntz, to close B Street from Walnut Street to the Park on June 28, 2003, from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m. for the Cedar Creek Day Parade, and to close B Street from Walnut Street to Olive Street on June 28, 2003, from 12:30p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the Fire Department Water Fight during Cedar Creek Day. All ayes.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Code violations at Lot # 284 were inspected by board members.  Dan Muntz reported all cars and trailers on the property are licensed and the refrigerator is locked.  The board is in agreement, the owner of Lot #284 has complied with the boards requests.

Attorney Reinsch reported, the case of Metzger vs Village of Cedar Creek has been dismissed by the Federal District Court.  Metzger have since filed an appeal in Federal Court and have file the same case in State District Court.  The date for the hearing by the State has been postponed to November.

There has been no reply from the Cable Franchise in regard to the August 1, 2003 letter notifying West Com 2 of the unpaid franchise fee.  Attorney Reinsch will contact the company and request payment immediately.

Notice of dogs running at large will be mailed to the owners of Lot # 284, second notice, and Lot #21.

Information on Pine Wilt was given to the board for review.  According to village code it is the responsibility of property owners to remove any dead or diseased trees from their property.  Information on Pine Wilt will be posted at the Village Office and at the Post Office.  The State Forester will be requested to inspect area trees for determination of the existence of the disease.

Grant applications for Park Improvements are ongoing and attempt to meet the October 1 deadline will be made.

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS:

Jeff Leach reported street repairs were ongoing, and requested an area be provided to store coldpatch during winter months for emergency repairs.

Motion by Bode, second by Rydl, to have the village tractor repaired and to put the purchase of a riding mower on hold.  All ayes.

Dave Rydl reported installation of new regulatory signs is near completion.  Additional purchases may be required.

The old reel mower and push mower will be removed from village inventory.  Non working items were disposed of. 

NEW BUSINESS:

A complaint was received on an overgrown unoccupied lot.  A second notice will be sent to the owner. 

Residents will be reminded of the responsibility to keep trees trimmed along streets to 14 ft. above the streets, especially along the school bus route.  Residents will also be reminded, grass and weeds higher than 12 inches is in violation of village code.

The board has schedualed September 15, 2003 at 4:30 p.m. for the Budget Hearing.  Notice will be published and posted.  The Cedar Creek levy will remain the same as last year.

PERMITS:

Lot #9 Diesel Lake     Dwelling    Permit approved by the Planning Commission and by the Floodplain Manager.  Motion by Muntz, second by Rydl, to approve the permit.  All ayes.

Lot #27    Attached Garage    Permit approved by the Planning Commission  Motion by Muntz, second by Rydl, to approve on condition approval is received by the Floodplain Manager.  All ayes.

Lot #27    Accessory Garage/Storage    Permit approved by the Planning Commission  Motion by Muntz, second by Rydl, to approve on condition approval is received by the Floodplain Manager.  All ayes.

Board approval was given for the village office to be closed on September 11th and 12th.

There being no further business to come before the board, motion by Muntz to adjourn, second by Swenson. All ayes.

 

Mary C. Terry

Municipal Clerk/Treasurer

 

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