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Village of Decatur Meeting Minutes


The Board of the Village of Decatur met in a Public Meeting followed by Regular Session at 4:30 P.M. at the City Hall on April 14th, 2016. Visitors signing in Alta Wolf with Lyons Mirror Sun, Dale Wolf, Justin Smith, Chelsey Dunning, Nico Hardeman, Ellen Olson, John Wilson with Nebraska Extension. Not Signing in Kelly Murphy

Kellogg informed the public of the Open Meeting Act posted.

1)         Public Meeting Called to Order by Chairman Kellogg

Roll Call: Anderson-Gatewood-y, Kellogg-y, Siecke-y, Tolby-y

Kellogg opened the public hearing at 4:30 for the rezoning of Lots 21-28 Block 22

There was discussion about the rezoning. Kelly Murphy was concerned about if the business doesn’t work out what would go in its place. Kellogg voiced that the neighbors haven’t had a chance to voice their concerns. Anderson explained that was done at the public hearing with the planning commission and that is when people were able to voice their opinion. Alta spoke that she was for Jack having the business. Siecke made a motion to table the zoning until next meeting 2nd by Gatewood

Roll Call Anderson, Kellogg, Tolby, Gatewood, and Siecke all voted Yes

Public Meeting Closed at 4:55

2)         Regular Meeting Called to Order by Chairman Kellogg @4:55

Roll Call: Anderson-y, Gatewood-y, Kellogg-y, Siecke-y, Tolby-y

3)         EXCUSE BOARD MEMBERS NOT ATTENDING THE MEETING:

All present

4)        Agenda and minutes of the previous month’s meeting received:

Roll Call: Anderson-y, Gatewood-y, Kellogg-y, Siecke-y, Tolby-y

5)        Approval and/or correction and suspended reading of the previous month minutes.

Roll Call: Anderson-y, Gatewood-y, Kellogg-y, Siecke-y, Tolby-y

6)        REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND OR COMMITTEES:

1)         Police

Anderson made a motion to have Walker Lane repair the air conditioner 2nd by      Gatewood

Roll Call Kellogg, Tolby, Siecke, Gatewood and Anderson all yes.

Anderson made a motion to have the Ordinance that Police Chief has been working on      revised to fit our Village. 2nd by Gatewood

Roll Call Kellogg, Tolby, Siecke, Gatewood and Anderson all yes.

2)         Lights: Monthly Report- Gatewood would like to raise the late fee from $10.00 to            $15.00. Gatewood made a motion to raise the late fee to $15.00 starting in May. 2nd by           Siecke

Roll call- Anderson, Kellogg, Tolby, Gatewood and Siecke voted yes.

3)         Water & Sewer: Monthly Report Anderson reported that the filters have been       welded and it will be back on line next week.

4)         Parks: Monthly Report- Tolby reported March Park collections $299.30, Siecke stated that he, Tolby and Lynn went down to the boat ramp and they decided that they        will pour concrete down at the ramp.

5)         Streets: Monthly Report- Income from city sales tax for January $4,997.79.

Anderson made a motion to let Siecke get 2 bids for rock to build a base on                                     Methodist Road and Farrens Road. 2nd by Gatewood. Kellogg, Tolby, Siecke,                            Gatewood and Anderson voted yes.

7)        OLD BUSINESS
            1) Budget Billing

2) Curb-side recycling

Siecke stated that we needed to do mass mailing to inform citizen’s of both Budget             Billing and Curb-side. Siecke said that it would cost around $147.00 to send out the          mailings.

Siecke made a motion to mail out information about Budget Billing and curb-side    recycling with this month’s utility bills. 2nd by Tolby

Roll Call Kellogg, Anderson, Gatewood, Siecke, and Tolby voted yes

8)        NEW BUSINESS

Fish Grinder at fish cleaning station- The estimate for the fish grinder came in at    $4535.71 plus freight. Gatewood checked with the Game and Fish and there is no money     out there to help us out. Siecke had also checked with Steve Dye and the Corp of Engineers has not money either. Siecke made a motion to purchase the fish grinder 2nd         by Tolby

Roll Call- Anderson, Gatewood, Kellogg, Siecke and Tolby voted yes

Siecke made a motion that we approve a plaque to honor the Eagleton’s to be placed at      North Park with the Village Board having final approval on the design. 2nd Gatewood

Roll Call Kellogg, Tolby, Anderson, Siecke, and Gatewood voted yes

Anderson read out the other bids for the cost of the new mower.

Most of the others would not take our trade in.

Anderson made a motion that we go with the SCAG Cheetah with the 72″ deck from        Mels Small Engine in the amount of $6,804.00. 2nd by Gatewood

Roll Call Kellogg, Tolby, Siecke, Anderson and Gatewood voted yes

Street Cleaner Bid- Came in at $1,500.00 and that he would like to do the cleaning at         night when there are no cars on the streets. Siecke stated that the streets need to be       painted this year also. Anderson made a motion to accept the bid of $1,500.00 for street   cleaner to come as soon as he can.

Roll Call Kellogg, Tolby, Siecke, Anderson and Gatewood Voted Yes

10)       ANNOUNCEMENTS

The next Town Hall Meeting will be April 25th Monday at 7 PM at the Sears Center.

Next Board meeting will be on May 12, 2016 at 4:30 here at City Hall

11)       APPROPRIATIONS AND CONSIDERATION OF THE CLAIMS:

1) Claims preapproved by Gatewood and Tolby

2) Motion to Approve the Claims as Submitted

Siecke 2nd Gatewood

Roll Call: Anderson, Gatewood, Kellogg, Siecke, and Tolby Voted Yes.

Are there any questions from the audience?

13)       MOTION TO ADJOURN THE REGULAR MEETING

Siecke 2nd Gatewood

Adjournment Time: 8:06 PM

Ann Chytka Village Clerk / Decatur

These minutes are not part of the official record. A complete copy is available at the Clerk’s Office or on our FaceBook page (Village of Decatur). The official minutes are not yet approved

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