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Notice of Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Regular Meeting of the Village of Dalton, Nebraska Monday, August 14, 2017 @ 7:00 P.M. at the Dalton Village Office The meeting will be open to the public. An agenda for such meeting, kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the office of the Village Clerk at 306 Main Street. Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged later than twenty-four hours before the scheduled commencement of the meeting. Current copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted for the public during regular business hours, at the Village Office, 306 Main Street, Dalton, NE.

Minutes / Proceedings

The Board of Trustees convened in open and public session for a regular meeting, July 10th, 2017, @ 7:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  ROLL CALL: Present-Board members, E. Reilly, R. Twarling, W. McConnell, B. Abbott: Guests present- Jeff Juelfs, Jessica Hurt, Brittany Cleveland.   The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  The Nebraska Open Meeting Act was read and acknowledged as posted.  All following motions carried unanimously unless otherwise stated.   Motion Abbott, Second McConnell, to approve the June 2017 regular meeting minutes. Motion McConnell, Second Twarling, to approve June 2017 disbursements, reoccurring bills and financial statement.   Disbursements: Wages-8705.48; Utility Services-721.20-maintenance; Dalton Telephone-182.90-phone & internet; Frenchman Valley-185.71-fuel; Cardmember Services-25.90-Fuel (Dalton Frenchman pumps down); Wheat Belt PPD-3557.84-Electricity; Black Hills Energy-355.55-Natural Gas; Viaero-44.52-Village Cell; Don’s Services-3,293.92-Trash; Points West Community Bank-1146.30-Water Loan (double payment); Bridgeport News-Blade-41.67-Legals; One Call Concepts-2.28-Locating lines; Enviro Service, Inc-18.00-Lab; Nebraska Public Health Environmental Lab-148.00-Well Water Tests; Finney’s-31.37-Keys for Compost site, supplies; Dalton Market-17.98-Supplies;Panhandle Clerk’s Assoc.-20.00-Dues; Earl Reilly-81.76-Reimbursement for out of pocket expense (Cemetery); John Deere Financial-58.97-Mower supplies; Dan’s Landscape and Tree Service-300.00-Removal/2 trees; Joe Schoolcraft-100.00-Grinding stumps(park); R & T Excavating LLC-1543.59-Overflow basin for Water tower.  General Disbursements total-$11,877.46: Wages total-$8705.48.   Reports-Board:  Abbott suggested there are several areas in the village that trees need trimming along the streets. Jeff will make a list and letters will be sent out. Maintenance: June water test results good. Mike from MC Schaff did all paperwork for water main project. Department of Roads rejected it saying they won’t include the work with the highway project. Schaff also submitted an estimate of $2350.00 for new water meter installation.  Clerk: Reminded Board it was again time to be thinking of budget items. All departments will be advised beforehand. Municipal Equalization Funds, which are sent out four times a year, will be $55.16 less than the village received last year. Last payment for 2016-2017 was received the first part of July. Clerk will transfer monies from Road account and General account to savings accounts. Asked if resident’s lot had been mowed? As the lot has not been mowed, Chairperson Reilly asked for bids to get the mowing done.   Jessica Hurt discussed with the Board the possibility of getting the Fall Festival Parade back on Highway 385. The Board denied the request due to the village having to purchase added liability insurance and other safety issues. Several other routes for the parade were suggested.   Dalton Village will begin spraying for mosquitoes in a couple of weeks.  Residents will be notified when the spraying will occur with posters and notices on the bill cards.   New water meter installations, codes, and responsibilities for what part of the installations would be the villages and/or the residents were discussed.  Board members will be in discussion with inquiring residents.   Twarling and McConnell will be making phone calls regarding the rejection of plans for the water main project being included in the Highway 385 construction to begin taking place in 2018.   Board members looked at shrubs and bushes which were reportedly a safety issue at an intersection. It was noted that those driving gravel streets must yield to those driving on pavement. It was decided there was not enough blockage to warrant the bushes being removed.   Budget reminder – Rachel Smith from Rauner and Associates will be attending the next meeting to help with the budget workshop.   Next meeting is scheduled for August 14th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm.   Motion Twarling, Second McConnell, to adjourn the meeting at 8:03 pm. 

Sherry Craig, Clerk/Treasurer