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Notice of Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Regular Meeting of the Village of Dalton, Nebraska Monday, December 11, 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, November 13th, 2017, @ 7:03 p.m. at the Village Office.  ROLL CALL: Present-Board members, E. Reilly, R. Twarling, B. Abbott, W. McConnell; Absent- B. Cleveland: Guests present- Jeff Juelfs, Anita Rushman, Cainyn Rushman, Rob Robinson.    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 October 2017 regular meeting minutes. Motion McConnell, Second Twarling, to approve October 2017 disbursements, reoccurring bills and financial statement.  Disbursements: Wages-6666.10; Utility Services-800.53-Water tower maintenance; Dalton Telephone-188.47-phone & internet; Frenchman Valley-281.07-fuel/ Village, Cemetery; Cardmember Services-24.52-Bleach for Chlorination; Wheat Belt PPD-3061.81-Electricity; Black Hills Energy-383.67-Natural Gas; Viaero-44.72-Village Cell; Don’s Services-3200.06-Trash Services; Points West Community Bank-573.15-Water Loan; Bridgeport News-Blade-48.34-Legals, monthly minute publishing; One Call Concepts-8.73-Locating lines; Enviro Service, Inc-18.00-Lab; Finney’s-24.74-Water line repairs, Keys; Bomgaars-84.98-Fluids for Equipment; Gurley Diesel & Auto Repair-97.50-Cat Loader repair; Croell, Inc-574.00-One load each Gravel and Crushed Cement; United Systems Tech, Inc.-3164.90-Software renewal; Leyton Public Schools-1000.00-Liquor License Revenue; Day & Night Plumbing-764.12-Repair to Fire Hall Heating System; Connecting Point-300.00-Maintenance contract renewal; Country Printer-130.00-Billing cards; NE Muni Clerks Assoc.-25.00-Clerk’s dues; Points West Insurance-12,366.00-Commercial policy, 3857.00-Worker’s Comp policy; Municipal Automation and Control-1833.21-Repair to Water Equipment/Pressure sensor; R&T Excavating LLC-2564.85-Dig up and repair Water Service after lightning storm damage; Joe Schoolcraft-75.00-Stump grinding; Kayla Wells-500.00-Tourism Funding for Dalton Christmas Drawing promotion; B.&K. Cleveland-800.00-Mowing(nuisance abatement).  General Disbursements Total-$36,037.89; Street Disbursements Total-757.48; Wages Total-$6666.10.   Reports-Board: Asked Jeff to be checking for places needing street repairs in the spring.  Maintenance: October water tests passed; Discussed South Platte Natural Resources District Municipal Water Usage report with Board. The Village has a municipal baseline of 70,382,300 gallons it can use per year. Dalton Village used 26,396,800 gallons of water this last accounting period. Clerk; No reports.   Anita Rushman and Rob Robinson were here from Points West Insurance to go through policy renewals and answer any questions the Board might have. Board members asked for a quote showing the replacement values versus the actual cash values for their information.   Physical addresses for the Viaero Cell Phone Tower and the Village Water Tower were discussed.  Motion Twarling, Second Reilly, to assign the addresses of 307 Francis to the cell phone tower and 311 Francis to the village water tower.   Rates for sale of water to outside entities needing water, such as well drilling or road repair, were discussed. An increase in the current rate of $7.00/1000 gallons was recommended by Maintenance operator.  Motion McConnell, Second Twarling, to increase the rates to $10.00/1000 gallons plus a loading fee of $25.00 per load.   Motion Abbott, Second McConnell, to pay a nuisance abatement fee of $800.00 for the mowing of a property on Maple Street.   Discussion to set rates for abating a nuisance was tabled to the December meeting.   Employee evaluations discussion was tabled to the December meeting.   It was the consensus of the Board not to enter into a membership with either Panhandle Resource Conservation & Development or  Panhandle Area Development District this year.   Clerk will call and make arrangements for December 3, 2017 for the Employee Appreciation Dinner.   Discussion regarding the raising of water rates within the Village of Dalton was discussed.  Further discussion was tabled to the December meeting.   A letter will be sent in regards to the non-payment of a nuisance fee.     Current nuisance ordinances were discussed. Issue was tabled until the December meeting to allow for the gathering of more information.   Motion Reilly, Second Abbott, to approve the tourism fund application for Dalton Christmas Drawings for $500.00. These funds are available to organizations who are promoting the Village of Dalton with some type of event. Applications may be picked up at the village office.   A letter from Colleen Cruise was read.  No action was taken.   Next meeting is scheduled for December 11th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm.    Motion Twarling, Second Reilly, to adjourn the meeting at 8:57 pm.

Sherry Craig, Clerk/Treasurer