April 13, 2022

VILLAGE OF WALTHILL

April 13, 2022

The regular meeting of the Chair and the Village Board of Trustees of Walthill, Nebraska was held at the Village Office in said village at 5:00 p.m., April 13, 2022.

Present:  Board Chair Michael Grant, Trustees Calvin McManigal and Aaron Brown.  Trustees Gwen Porter and Curtis Boschult were absent from the meeting.  Also present:  KayCe Henneman, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer, Fred Appleton, Maintenance Supervisor, Roger Anderson, Maintenance and James Randol Sr, Police Officer.  Kevin Connot, Planner/Developer and Matt Munderloh, Village Attorney, attended via zoom.

Visitors:  Kailey Irwin, Michael Zavala-Taylor and Randy Urbanec with Lowell Schroeder via zoom.

Notice of meeting was given in advance thereof by posting in three (3) public places, a designated method for giving notice, as shown by the certificate of posting notice on file at the Village Office.  Notice of the meeting was simultaneously given to the Chair and Trustees and a copy of their acknowledgment of receipt of notice and agenda are on file at the Village Office.  Availability of the agenda was communicated in the public notice.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

Chair Grant called the meeting to order at 5:03 p.m. and made the public aware of the availability of the open meeting laws.

Trustee Brown made a motion, seconded by McManigal to approve the minutes of the March 2, 2022 board meeting.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, McManigal and Brown.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  Porter and Boschult.  Motion carried.

Chair Grant nominated Brad Appleton to fill the third Planning Commission Board vacancy.  Trustee Brown made a motion, seconded by McManigal to accept Chair Grant’s nomination of Brad Appleton.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, McManigal and Brown.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  Porter and Boschult.  Motion carried.

Visitors Kailey Irwin and Michael Zavala-Taylor discussed 509 Mathewson Street’s Road Grading – no board action taken.

Clyde Porter was not in attendance, therefore, trash fees were not discussed.

Kevin Connot, Planner/Developer, gave a community development update.

Visitor Lowell Schroeder discussed the Community Center Planning Grant.

Trustee McManigal made a motion, seconded by Brown to authorize Roy Smart with English and Smart Architects to initiate building schematic drawings.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, McManigal and Brown.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  Porter and Boschult.  Motion carried.

Discussion was held regarding the skate park – no board action was taken.

Fred Appleton, Maintenance Supervisor, gave a monthly Maintenance Department report.

Trustee McManigal made a motion, seconded by Brown to approve the necessary repairs to rehabilitate water wells #1 and #4.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, McManigal and Brown.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  Porter and Boschult.  Motion carried.

Trustee McManigal made a motion, seconded by Brown to approve the purchase of a new Village mower from Walthill Service and Supply, LLC with a maximum budget of $10,000.00.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, McManigal and Brown.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  Porter and Boschult.  Motion carried.

Chair Grant moved to 5c – Appoint New Street Superintendent.

Trustee McManigal made a motion, seconded by Brown to approve a wage increase of $0.25 per hour for Jesse Boschult for attaining the Class L Provisional Operator status;  $0.50 per hour for Tyler Henneman for attaining the Class L Provisional Operator status and Grade 4 Water Operator License;  $1.00 per hour for Roger Anderson;  and $1.00 per hour for Fred Appleton.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, McManigal and Brown.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  Porter and Boschult.  Motion carried.

Chair Grant moved back 5b – Certification Wage Increase.

Trustee McManigal made a motion, seconded by Brown to un-appoint Scott Cowles, S-1148, Class A as the 2022 Certified Street Superintendent effective immediately and appoint Brent Ciecior, S-1689, Class A as the Certified Street Superintendent for the remainder of 2022 effective immediately.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, McManigal and Brown.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  Porter and Boschult.  Motion carried.

KayCe Henneman, Property Manager, gave an update on the Village’s rental properties.

Trustee McManigal made a motion to introduce the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION #2022-4

A RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE OF WALTHILL, NEBRASKA, DECLARING NUISANCES AND DANGEROUS BUILDINGS AT EACH OF THE PROPERTIES MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN AND ORDERING THE ABATEMENT THEREOF

     WHEREAS the Board of Trustees, pursuant to Village Code § 3-404, finds and determines nuisances and dangerous buildings, as defined in Village Code §§ 3-402, 3-403, and 3-501, exist on the following properties within the corporate limits of the Village, to wit:

Block 9, Lot 1 and North 1/2 of Lot 2, Second Filing, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 109 N. Little Street, but identified in some records as 107 N. Little Street);

Block 28, Lots 5, 6, 7, and 8, Original, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 205 Slade Avenue);

Block 5, Lot 12, Original, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 306 N. Broughton Street);

Block 4, Lot 3, Second Filing, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 209 N. Little Street);

Block 2, Lot 8, Second Filing, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 301 N. Taft Street);

Block 3, Lot 3 and North 1/2 of Lot 4, Third Filing, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 207 N. Sawyer Street, but identified in some records as 316 N. Sawyer Street);

Block 18, Lots 9, 10, and 11, Third Filing, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 308 S. Little Street);

Block 1, Lot 2, Third Filing, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 314 N. Sawyer Street); and

East 60’ of Lot 28 and West 40’ of Lot 29, Park Addition, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 307 Second Avenue),

all with nuisances and dangerous buildings are defined in, but not necessarily limited to, Village Code §§ 3-402, 3-403(C), 3-403(H), 3-403(N), and 3-501.

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Walthill, Nebraska, that the owners and occupants of the following properties shall abate the following nuisances and dangerous buildings within thirty (30) calendar days of the date of receipt of notice by certified mail or publication to do the same, whichever is sooner, or the Village shall cause such abatement to be done, and the cost and expense of such work shall be paid by the owner of each property and thereafter assessed according to law, to wit:

Block 9, Lot 1 and North 1/2 of Lot 2, Second Filing, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 109 N. Little Street, but identified in some records as 107 N. Little Street);

Block 28, Lots 5, 6, 7, and 8, Original, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 205 Slade Avenue);

Block 5, Lot 12, Original, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 306 N. Broughton Street);

Block 4, Lot 3, Second Filing, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 209 N. Little Street);

Block 2, Lot 8, Second Filing, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 301 N. Taft Street);

Block 3, Lot 3 and North 1/2 of Lot 4, Third Filing, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 207 N. Sawyer Street, but identified in some records as 316 N. Sawyer Street);

Block 18, Lots 9, 10, and 11, Third Filing, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 308 S. Little Street);

Block 1, Lot 2, Third Filing, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 314 N. Sawyer Street); and

East 60’ of Lot 28 and West 40’ of Lot 29, Park Addition, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 307 Second Avenue),

all with nuisances and dangerous buildings are defined in, but not necessarily limited to, Village Code §§ 3-402, 3-403(C), 3-403(H), 3-403(N), and 3-501.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Village Clerk shall cause written notice of the determination of these nuisances and dangerous buildings to be served upon each owner and occupant, if any, of each property, by certified mail; shall additionally cause a copy of each notice to be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the Village and to posted conspicuously on each property; and shall cause a copy of this Resolution to be filed in the office of the Register of Deeds against each property.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Village itself shall proceed to abate said nuisances and dangerous buildings in the event the property owner(s) fail to do so and shall collect the costs of doing so according to law.

     PASSED AND APPROVED this 13th day of April, 2022.

​______________________________    ATTEST: ______________________________

Michael Grant                                                         KayCe Henneman

Board Chair                                                            Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

Trustee Brown seconded the motion for the foregoing resolution and on a roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, McManigal and Brown.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  Porter and Boschult.  Motion carried.

The Treasurer’s report for January and February 2022 were submitted for the Board’s consideration.  Since there were no objections, the reports were filed.

The bills were audited and a motion was made by McManigal, seconded by Brown, to approve payment.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, McManigal and Brown.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  Porter and Boschult.  Motion carried.

James Randol Sr, Police Officer, verbally gave a monthly Police Department report and an update on the academy application.

As there was no further business, a motion was made by McManigal, seconded by Brown to adjourn.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, McManigal and Brown.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  Porter and Boschult.  Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:02 p.m. April 13, 2022.

​______________________________    ATTEST: ______________________________

Michael Grant                                                         KayCe Henneman

Board Chair                                                            Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

Date: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The Village of Walthill is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Equal Opportunity Employer.