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Notice of Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Regular Meeting of the Village of Dalton, Nebraska Monday, October 8, 2018 @ 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


Village of Dalton

September 10, 2018

The Board of Trustees convened in open and public session for a regular meeting, September 10th, 2018, @ 7:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. ROLL CALLED: Present-Board members: E. Reilly, J. Rushman, R. Twarling, B. Abbott, W. McConnell: Guests present- Jeff Juelfs, Quentin Cranmore

The Nebraska Open Meeting Act was read and acknowledged as posted. All following motions carried unanimously unless otherwise stated.

Motion Abbott, Second Rushman, to approve the August 2018regular meeting minutes. Motion McConnell, Second Rushman,to approve the August 2018 special meeting minutes. MotionMcConnell, Second Twarling, to approve August 2018disbursementsreoccurring bills and financial statementDisbursements: Wages- 6,576.91Dalton Telephone-181.39-phone & internet; Frenchman Valley-250.37-equipment fuel/Village & Cemetery; Wheat Belt PPD-3666.24-Electricity;Black Hills Energy-245.37-Natural Gas; Viaero-38.46-Village Cell; Don’s Services-3607.48-Trash Services; Points West Community Bank-573.15-Water LoanBridgeport News-Blade-72.43-Legals publishing; Enviro Service, Inc-42.00-Lab; One Call Concepts, Inc.-3.42-Diggers’s Hot Line-Locates;Cardmember Services-115.11-Overnight postage for water samples to Lincoln; Bomgaars-2.99-String for trimmer; The Homestead Market-9.99-meeting supplies, Ice for overnight water samples; Utility Service Co.-800.53-Water tower maintenance; Sidney Sun Telegraph-136.50-Publishing budget legals; United Systems Technology, Inc-210.00-General accounts payable checks; City of Sidney-399.19-Spraying mosquitoes; Deaver Tire-15.00-Pickup tire repairGeneral Disbursements-$10,369.62: Wages-$6,576.91.

Reports-Board: Mosquitoes were sprayed a 2nd time on August 23rd. Jeff filled hole in the street by the High School after a lady tripped after a game. Abbott asked Jeff to look into the kind of work that Gurley is doing to repair some of their streets. Reilly stated he had talked with Greg Rabe regarding the museum expenses. Rabe informed him that the museum had applied for grants that would help pay for the propane in the fall (approximately $1000.00) and the employee wages (approximately $700.00) during the summer. McConnell asked Jeff to look into the gravel accumulation by the Watchorn building. Reilly also stated that Wheat Belt installed a new LED street light in the area of the Tvrs home. Asked the rest of the board to drive by to see how much of a difference the new light made.  Maintenance: Water tests passed for August; Cost of a 20’ culvert to install east of the bus barn would be $390.00 and approximately $750.00 to install.  A 24’ culvert would cost approximately $80.00 more and $50.00 more to install; Sewer jet was done for the fall on September 4th and 5thUtility Services will be here the week of September 17th for 10 days to begin the wash out of and new overcoat for the water tower. There will be no water restrictions for the residents of Dalton while theseservices are being conducted; Repairing of the curb on the west side of the High School building was discussed. Jeff will be looking for someone to do the repair; Angle parking was again discussed; A report from South Platte NRD was reviewed regarding Dalton’s water usage. The Village currently has a baseline of 70,382,300 gallons. If the Village pumps less water than the five-year baseline figure over a five year period, it will be allowed to carry the remaining balance forward to the next five-year period. Residents are welcome to come by the Village office for a copy of the NRD report; Discussion regarding a newer pay loader for the Village was held and will be added to the October agenda. MC Schaff should be here to check the depth of the water line in the new part of the highway. ClerkQuestioned the Board as whether they knew of any other interlocal agreements besides the one between the Fire Department and the Village. This interlocal agreement states, “the village and the Fire Department will share the costs of replacing fire safety gear as needed and the cost of insuring the buildings.”

Budget hearing declared open at 7:15 pm. No public comment. Motion Rushman, Second Twarling, to adopt the 2018-2019 budget prepared by Rauner and Associates.  Roll called—Ayes: Reilly, Rushman, Twarling, McConnell, Abbott.  Motion passed. Budget hearing declared closed at 7:30 pm.

Levy hearing declared open at 7:30 pm. No public comment. Motion Reilly, Second Abbott, to set the levy at a different amount than the prior year tax request. Roll Called—Ayes: Reilly, Rushman, Twarling, Abbott, McConnell. Motion passed. Resolution 2018R4 was read. Motion Reilly, Second Twarling, to adopt Resolution 2018R4 to set the property tax request at$55,909.48 or .425000 per one hundred dollars of actual valuation. Roll Called—Ayes: Twarling, Abbott, Rushman, McConnell, Reilly. Motion passed. Resolution signed. Levy hearing declared closed at 7:45 pm.

Requesting an audit waiver from the NE State Auditor’s office for the 2017-2018 fiscal years was discussed. Motion Twarling,Second Reilly, that an audit waiver be requested. Roll called—Ayes: Twarling, Reilly, Rushman, Abbott, McConnell. Motion passed. Requesting the additional 1% budget authority was discussed. Motion McConnell, Second Twarling, to request the additional 1% budget authority. Roll Called—Reilly, McConnell, Rushman, Abbott, Twarling. Motion passed.

Quentin Cranmore was in attendance for the purpose regarding the raising and training of horses at the property at 5680 Rd. 113. He asked about raising a couple calves on the property as well. The board stated that at this time the ordinance in process only addressed the keeping of horses. The issue of calves or cows would have to be addressed at another meeting time. Reilly questioned whether Cranmore raises dogs, also, as the question had been asked of him by a neighboring property owner.

Ordinance 2018-09-10, regarding the Keeping of, Raising of, and or Training of Horses within the Municipality of the Village of Dalton was read and reviewed. Motion Rushman, Second Twarling, to approve Ordinance 2018-09-10. Roll called. Ayes-Twarling, Rushman, McConnell, Abbott, Reilly. Motion passed. Motion Rushman, Second McConnell, to waive the second and third readings. Roll called. Ayes-Reilly, Twarling, Abbott, Rushman, McConnell. Motion passed.

Motion McConnell, Second Twarling, to adopt Ordinance 2018-09-10. Roll called. Ayes-McConnell, Rushman, Twarling, Reilly, Abbott. Motion passed.

Motion Rushman, Second Twarling, to approve the new Viaero agreement establishing a monthly payment of $163.00 to cover the monthly electricity expense used by the cell phone tower. In the event at the end of a three month period, the monthly expense exceeds the $163.00 payment the agreement would be revisited by the Board and the Viaero representative.

Motion McConnell, Second Twarling, to accept the bid from R & T Excavating for $8,775.00 to provide labor, equipment & materials to dig out, set forms, and pour a 32’x 20’ valley gutterwith 47B concrete 6” deep at the intersection of Wabasha and South Park Streets. Roll called. Ayes-Abbott, McConnell, Reilly,Twarling; Abstain-Rushman. This valley gutter will eliminate the problem of water standing or the washing out of the intersection when we have a lot of moisture accumulation at one time.

Public Forum/Public Opinion: Building permit for Richard and Kathy Krahulik was signed. 

No executive session was held.  

Next regular meeting scheduled for October 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm.  

Chairman adjourned September meeting at 8:55 pm.


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Posted 9/12/2018