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Notice of Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Regular Meeting of the Village of Dalton, Nebraska Monday, February 12, 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

The Board of Trustees convened in open and public session for a regular meeting, January 8th, 2018, @ 7:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  ROLL CALL: Present-Board members: E. Reilly, R. Twarling, W. McConnell (7:05), B. Cleveland; Absent-B. Abbott; Guests present- Doug Hart, Mike Harms, Jeff Juelfs.   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 Twarling, Second Cleveland, to approve the December 2017 regular meeting minutes. Motion Reilly, Second Twarling, to approve December 2017 disbursements, reoccurring bills and financial statement.  Disbursements: Wages-7660.84; Utility Services-800.53-Water tower maintenance; Dalton Telephone-183.01-phone & internet; Frenchman Valley-404.55-fuel/Village & Museum; Cardmember Services-386.64-Website renewal, mower parts, office supplies, employee appreciation dinner; Wheat Belt PPD-2477.35-Electricity; Black Hills Energy-934.55-Natural Gas; Viaero-44.97-Village Cell; Don’s Services-3525.07-Trash Services; Points West Community Bank-573.15-Water Loan; Bridgeport News-Blade-65.01-Legals, monthly publishing; Enviro Service, Inc-18.00-Lab; Napa-446.03-Oil & Air Filters, Oil; Gurley Diesel & Auto Repair-479.14-Batteries & Battery Terminals for Pay Loader; Sidney Sun Telegraph-10.31-Publishing One and Six Road Improvement Notice; USTI-57.00-Income Tax Forms; Leyton Public Schools-30.00-Tobacco License Fees; Dalton Market-6.29-Ice, bags for sending water samples; Rauner and Associates-2475.00-Budget and Audit Waiver preparation; Rebeka Rowan-47.50-Deposit Return; Simmons Olsen Law Firm-825.00-Review Nuisance Ordinances/Dye Issue; Nebraska Public Health Environmental Lab-464.00-Testing Well Water Samples. General Disbursements-Total-$13,327.93; Street Disbursements-Total-925.17; Wages-Total-$7660.84.   Reports-Board: Earl extended a “Thank You” to Jeff and Randy for doing a great job of getting the snow moved off the streets of the Village. Maintenance: December water tests passed. Clerk: Called attention to the Audit Waiver approval from the State of NE Auditor’s office; also noted the Board had a copy of a museum bank statement included in their packets.    The One and Six Year Road Improvement hearing was opened at 7:30 and closed at 7:45 pm. During the hearing time Doug Hart, appointed street superintendent, explained the projects that were still on the plan and what the One and Six part of the improvement plan meant. Motion Twarling, Second McConnell, to approve and accept Resolution 2018R1, the One and Six Road Improvement Plan for 2017-2018.   Mike Harms from Viaero brought an Agreement to Guarantee Share of Utility Payment for Board approval. Reilly stated he had checked other Viaero sites comparable to what is in the Village, and did not think the electrical service needed to be updated to a 200 amp service at this time. Harms stated that if in the future it became necessary, Viaero would stand the cost of the 200 amp update.  The agreement brought states that Viaero agrees to pay the Village of Dalton the amount of $75.00 per month for their pro rata portion of the electric utility fees incurred by the Village during the terms of the agreement. If such fees should exceed the $75.00 amount for three months in a row, the agreement would be renegotiated and amended to cover the incurred cost.  Motion McConnell, Second Cleveland, to accept and sign the Viaero agreement to Guarantee Share of Utility Payment.   Motion Cleveland, Second McConnell, to approve Resolution 2018R2 regarding the updated lien held against the 103 Birch Street property.   Purchase of a snow box attachment for the pay loader was discussed. Randy and Jeff will continue to look into the availability of such attachment. Motion McConnell, Second Cleveland, to allow up to $3500.00 or less to purchase the attachment if an appropriate one was located.   Discussion and setting of amounts for mowing and cleaning abated properties was discussed. It was decided to keep the charges as they have been at $100.00 per hour for mowing and cleaning a property, plus fuel and damage charges to equipment which might be incurred at the time of abatement.   Board reviewed the final update of Nuisance Ordinances and January 8, 2018 was recorded as the first reading of the amended Nuisance Ordinances. The schedule for the last two readings of the ordinance updates will be posted at the Dalton Post Office, Points West Bank, the Village Office and the back of the monthly billing cards. This schedule will allow the residents to attend the future meetings to voice their opinions on the amended ordinances. Ordinances are available during office hours, Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 to 4:00, for reviewing by residents who are interested.    Discussion on how to generate more income for the village was held. The item was tabled to the February meeting to allow Board to gather further information.   Public Forum/Public Opinion – Board reviewed:  Early Constellation natural gas rates, Panhandle Community Services radon letter, and a letter from NRD regarding the plan for planting and cutting down of unhealthy trees. No action was taken on any item.   No executive session was held.    Next regular meeting scheduled for February 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm.    Motion Twarling, Second Cleveland, to adjourn January meeting at 8:50 pm.

Sherry Craig, Clerk/Treasurer