MINUTES
JANUARY 6, 2004


The Cedar Creek Board of Trustees met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. , on 1-06-04, at the Village Hall. All Board members were present. Advance notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Plattsmouth Journal and by posting in three public places in the village.

Motion by Rydl, second by Muntz, to approve the minutes as written and publish-
ed. All ayes.

TREASURERS REPORT :


Account Balances: Checking $23,559.02, Money Market $28,643.63 Claims; Rural water #3. .23.50 Plattsmouth Journal. .25.81 OPPD building. .163.00 OPPD Park..IO.OO OPPD street lights..lOO.64 Jefferson Pilot..79.55 Ferrellgas..468.13 Viking Office Products..58.33 Reliable Office Supplies..133.59 SE NE Tourism..25.00 Cass County Sheriff..1214.88 B Reinsch..350.00 G Bode..72.75 R Moses..1075.00 Payroll..1614.61
Dec. Claims: Rural Water #3..23.50 Plattsmouth Journal..121.85 OPPD building..163.00 OPPD park. .lO.OO OPPD street lights..100.64 Alltel..61.69 Jefferson pilot..64.75 League of NE Municipalities..21.95 Earnies..4.38 Cass County Sheriff..1214.88 B Reinsch..125.00 Payroll..1969.63
Motion by Stauffer, second by Rydl, to approve the Treasurer's Report and pay all claims. All ayes.

POLICE REPORT:


As reported by the Cass County Sheriff's Department, 74.89 hours of patrol were logged for Cedar Creek during the month of December. There were 8 calls for service: Three Fire Structure/False Alarm, Death/Natural Cause, Assist Citizen, Medical Emergency, Security Check, Accident Car/Deer.


CORRESPONDENCE:


League of Nebraska Municipalities, information on wireless communication system for public safety.


League of Nebraska Municipalities, notice of 2004 Midwinter Conference, on February23-24, in Lincoln.


Cass County Election Commissioner, candidate filing forms and instructions for filing. Two positions for the Cedar Creek Board of Trustees will appear on the November 2, 2004 General Election Ballot. Filing deadlines for the positions are: Incumbents July 15, 2004, Non-Incumbents August 2, 2004. Questions
should be directed to the Cass County Election Commissioner at 296-9309, or to the village office at 234-7856.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS :


December correspondence: Notice from Nebraska Recreation & Park Association of a grant award in the amount of $1000, to be used toward the installation of, a concrete floor at the Park Pavilion. Work will begin in the spring of 2004.


December correspondence: Notice from the Department of Environmental Quality of new regulations which require state certification of plumbers, well diggers, building inspectors, septic system installers, and septic system pumpers.

December correspondence; A property/casualty report received from the League Association of Risk Management, showing amounts paid on behalf of the Village. 

December correspondence; Request from an attorney regarding personnel information .


December correspondence; Report on the proceeds from the Halloween Event at the Village Park. A total of $1,275 was deposited in the Park Fund. Carol Sautter requested three ideas be considered for use of the proceeds: (I) A concession stand; (2) Improvements to the Ball field; and (3) Trails
through the 20 acre park. All suggestions will be considered in the Spring. 

Review of grant. application made to Nebraska Greenspace Stewardship Initiative for water access at the park, landscaping and trails, Total estimate of all work $8,510. Acknowledgement not received 


It was reported, the cable franchise fee has not been paid. B. Reinsch will begin legal action in March if the fee remains unpaid. 

Motion by Rydl, second by Muntz, to approve all appointed village positions. All ayes. Appointments of a Park Board and Tree Board tabled to February.


NEW BUSINESS:


Board review of the One & Six Year Street Program, presented by JEO as maintenance only. A public hearing for approval of the program will be held February 3, 2004. Notice of the Hearing will be published and posted. 

Board review of ordinances, recommended for adoption by Municipal Code Services. Table to February.


Two complaints of damage to property during snow removal were discussed. Locations of claims will be inspected after the snow melts. Attorney Reinsch informed the board and residents, all damages by the contractor would be directed to the contractors insurance. The Village is not liable. 

The board reviewed a letter from a resident offering their assistance in removing trees on the west end of the river dike. Tabled to spring.


In other business, a resident requested information on sidewalk repairs. He was informed, it is his responsibility to do the repairs. The clerk will provide the resident with codes. 


Motion by Stauffer, second by Muntz, to enter into executive session at 7:25 p.m., for the purpose of discussing legal issues. All ayes. Motion by Rydl, second by Stauffer, to exit executive session at 7:40 p.m. All ayes.


There being no further business to come before the board, motion made by Muntz to adjourn. Second by Stauffer. All ayes.

Mary C. Terry
Municipal Clerk/Treasurer