August 3, 2022

VILLAGE OF WALTHILL

August 3, 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., August 3, 2022.

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

Visitors:  Ed Encinas Jr, Michael Blackbird and Michele Barcelona.

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 5:00 p.m. and made the public aware of the availability of the open meeting laws.

Trustee Boschult made a motion, seconded by Brown to approve the minutes of the July 6, 2022 board meeting.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant and Boschult.  Nay:  None.  Abstain:  Brown.  Absent:  McManigal and Porter.  Motion carried.

Visitor Ed Encinas Jr. discussed the mural painting for the tee pee – no board action was taken.

Chair Grant made a motion, seconded by Brown to re-appoint Roger Tremayne to the Planning Commission Board.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, Brown and Boschult.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  McManigal and Porter.  Motion carried.

Trustee Boschult made a motion, seconded by Grant to approve Building Permit #B-08032022 for Michael Blackbird, Block 2, Lot 6, Addition Third Filing, 301 N Sawyer Street.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, Brown and Boschult.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  McManigal and Porter.  Motion carried.

The One & Six Year Street Plan was reviewed – no board action was taken.

Community Development Report was submitted for the Board’s review.

Chair Grant gave a skate park update and discussed a trails project.

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

Library windows were discussed – no board action was taken.

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

Trustee Boschult made a motion, seconded by Grant to increase the Dump Ground rent from $200.00 to $250.00 per acre.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, Brown and Boschult.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  McManigal and Porter.  Motion carried.

Chair Grant opened the Acquisition of 600 Second Avenue, Walthill, NE Public Hearing at 5:54 p.m. for support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations.

No public comments.

Chair Grant closed the Acquisition of 600 Second Avenue, Walthill, NE Public Hearing at 5:55 p.m.

Trustee Brown made a motion, seconded by Boschult to purchase 600 Second Avenue, Walthill, NE for $1,000.00.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, Brown and Boschult.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  McManigal and Porter.  Motion carried.

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

RESOLUTION #2022-6

     BE IT RESOLVED by the Chair and the Village Board of Trustees of Walthill, Nebraska:

    SECTION 1:  The Village of Walthill, Nebraska, hereby authorizes the transfer of tax funds in the amount of One Thousand Five Hundred ($1,500.00) dollars to the Evergreen Cemetery Board.

    SECTION 2:  The Village of Walthill, Nebraska, hereby authorizes the transfer of funds in the amount of Four Thousand Seven Hundred ($4,700.00) dollars to the Sewer Reserve Account.

​______________________________    ATTEST: ______________________________

Michael Grant                                                         Lisa Beaudette

Board Chair                                                             Village Clerk/Treasurer

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

Chair Grant made a motion, seconded by Brown to provide COVID Paid Leave to employees who provide valid proof of having COVID.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant.  Nay:  Brown and Boschult.  Absent:  McManigal and Porter.  Motion failed.

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

No July Police Department report was given to the Board for their review.

Trustee Brown introduced Ordinance #2022-3 entitled:

AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE A CIVILIAN COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER JOB DESCRIPTION

and moved the statutory rule requiring reading on three days be suspended.  Chair Grant seconded the motion to suspend the rules and on a roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, Brown and Boschult.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  McManigal and Porter.  The motion to suspend the rules was adopted by a majority of all members of the board that were present and the rule was declared suspended for consideration of said ordinance.

Said ordinance was then read by title and thereafter Trustee Brown moved for final passage of the ordinance, which motion was seconded by Trustee Boschult.  The Chairperson then stated the question “Shall Ordinance #2022-3 be passed and adopted?” Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, Brown and Boschult.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  McManigal and Porter.

The passage and adoption of said ordinance having been concurred in by a majority of all members of the Board of Trustees, the Chairperson declared the ordinance adopted and the Chairperson in the presence of the Board of Trustees signed and approved the ordinance and the Clerk attested the passage and approval of the same and affixed her signature thereto.  A true, correct and complete copy of said ordinance is as follows:

ORDINANCE #2022-3

AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE A CIVILIAN COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:  CIVILIAN COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER

ACCOUNTABILITY

Under the direction of the Village Board.

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general supervision of the Village Board, provide support to, and work in conjunction with, law enforcement agencies toward increasing the safety and security of the Village and its residents and visitors.  This is a strictly civilian, non-law enforcement position that excludes any duties, responsibilities, and functions of “law enforcement officer” and “noncertified conditional officer” as defined by Nebraska law. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide watch within the Village for suspicious or criminal activity around homes, businesses, public property, and automobiles; if any suspicious or criminal activity is observed, contact the appropriate law enforcement agency immediately and report location and nature of activity observed. 

Investigate potential building and property maintenance and other code violations; make inspections of residential, business, commercial, and public property; issue instructions for abatement or correction of building and property problems; maintain logs and records related to the property inspections and other  enforcement activity; consult with other Village personnel, including Village attorney, and prepare reports for court action or other abatement processes and procedures; testify in court whenever necessary. 

Investigate and abate abandoned vehicles; provide animal control support;  display honest, trustworthy, and ethical behavior at all times;  establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;  provide regular attendance on the job that is punctual and dependable;  provide regular reports to the Village Board;  perform related duties as assigned.

This position is not responsible to apprehend or detain, and shall never do so.  The individual in this position shall not possess or use a firearm at any time.

SKILLS / ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

Must be able to read, write, and understand the English language;  English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation;  basic report preparation;  relevant software applications;  local geography, including streets and alleys.

Ability to:

Work some evenings and weekends as scheduled;  operate a computer and use computer programs in accomplishing tasks;  walk over different terrains and inclines;  stand for extended periods of time;  bend, stoop, crouch, sit and kneel;  climb stairs;  lift a minimum of 50 pounds to waist height;  work outdoors in all types of weather;  work in daylight and darkness;  drive a motor vehicle in daylight and darkness;  hear voice conversations;  hear radio transmissions;  read license plates, house numbers, street signs, etc., in daylight and limited light conditions.

See groups of letters and numbers and be able to accurately record them by writing; see groups of letters and numbers and be able to accurately repeat them by speaking; speak to people to provide information and give directions so as to be easily understood; Speak on the radio and telephone so as to be easily understood; write reports and documents; work and perform duties without direct supervision and be able to independently make decisions.

Must be able to control emotions and biases while fulfilling duties. This includes direct contact with persons who are upset and angry and persons from diverse cultural, socio-economic, economic, racial, and sexual backgrounds; must be able to work in a stressful, large workload environment; must maintain the confidentiality of information exposed to while performing duties assigned; must be of good moral character.

Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain insurability as determined by the Village’s insurance carrier.

     PASSED AND APPROVED this 3rd day of August, 2022.

​______________________________    ATTEST: ______________________________

Michael Grant                                                         Lisa Beaudette

Board Chair                                                             Village Clerk/Treasurer

September’s regular board meeting date was set for Wednesday September 7, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

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

Meeting adjourned at 6:31 p.m. August 3, 2022.

​______________________________    ATTEST: ______________________________

Michael Grant                                                         Lisa Beaudette

Board Chair                                                             Village Clerk/Treasurer

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AGENDA

AUGUST 3, 2022 @ 5:00 P.M.

Open Meeting Laws

1.  Minutes of the July 6, 2022 Board Meeting

     a.  Approve Minutes

2.  Visitors

3.  Planning Commission

     a.  Re-appoint Roger Tremayne

     b.  Building Permit Recommendation - Michael Blackbird - 301 N Sawyer St

4.  One & Six Year Street Plan

     a.  Rview Plan for Approval in September

5.  Community Development

     a.  Report

     b.  Skate Park Update

     c.  Trails Project

6.  Maintenance Department

     a.  Report

     b.  Library Windows

7.  Property Management Report

     a.  Report

     b.  Dump Ground Rent Re-Evaluation

     c.  Public Hearing - Acquisition of 600 Second Avenue, Walthill NE

          i.  Open Hearing

          ii.  Close Hearing

          iii.  Discussion and Action to Approve

8.  Treasurer's Report

     a.  Transfer Tax Funds - Resolution #2022-6

9.  Employee Matters

     a.  Reequest for COVID Paid Leave - Discussion/Board Action

10.  Bills - Audit and Approval for Payment

11.  Police Department

     a.  Report

     b.  Approve Civilian Community Service Officer Job Description - Ordinance #2022-3

Discussion

Date of September Board Meeting

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AUGUST 2022 BILLS

  • ACCO - Chlorine.........................................................................................................$687.64
  • Advantage Consulting Group - Contract Svcs..........................................................$3,000.00
  • Nancy Anderson - Insurance Premium Reimbursement.............................................$425.20
  • Appeara - Uniform/Linen.............................................................................................$213.74
  • AT&T - Phone................................................................................................................$77.30
  • Black Hills Energy - Gas Service...................................................................................$77.29
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of NE - Premium..............................................................$3,905.71
  • Burt County Public Power - Power Fees..................................................................$2,560.32
  • Carroll Construction Supply - Supplies........................................................................$304.91
  • CWB - Petty Cash.......................................................................................................$213.10
  • CWB - Payroll Deduction.............................................................................................$400.00
  • CWB - Fire Bond Transfer to Savings.........................................................................$248.00
  • CWB/NE Works - Qrtly Unemployment.........................................................................$22.87
  • Dutton Lainson - Supplies........................................................................................$1,349.68
  • Hack - Supplies...........................................................................................................$281.55
  • J & R Repair - Repairs................................................................................................$194.00
  • Johnson & Mock - Services.....................................................................................$2,994.00
  • League Association of Risk Management - Housing Coverage.....................................$9.49
  • Library World - Subscription........................................................................................$495.00
  • Menards - Supplies/Repairs.....................................................................................$2,499.31
  • NE Dept of Revenue - NE WH....................................................................................$925.17
  • NE Dept of Revenue - Sales Tax..............................................................................$1,128.97
  • NE Health Lab - Water Test...........................................................................................$31.00
  • NE Library Commission - Overdrive Renewal.............................................................$500.00
  • Northeast Power - Power/Loan..............................................................................$38,820.00
  • Omaha Nation Supermkt..........................................................................................$1,800.03
  • Ozark National Life - Retirement.................................................................................$433.00
  • Pender Times - Publications........................................................................................$160.32
  • Pest Busters - Pest Control.........................................................................................$165.00
  • Quality Flow Systems - Supplies...................................................................................$77.09
  • Robertson Implement - Repairs/Supplies....................................................................$112.35
  • RuVan King - Garbage Hauling................................................................................$5,511.00
  • Sewer Bond Savings - Transfer................................................................................$2,085.00
  • Sewer Reserve - Transfer Funds.............................................................................$4,700.00
  • Thurston County Communications - Use of Teletype..................................................$100.00
  • Thurston County Treasurer - Property Tax...............................................................$6,162.95
  • US Cellular - Cell Service............................................................................................$200.74
  • US Dept of Energy - Power Fees.............................................................................$2,263.40
  • Walthill Evergreen Cemetery - Operations...............................................................$1,500.00
  • Walthill Service & Supply - Repairs.............................................................................$146.21
  • Westerndorf Mfg - Repairs..........................................................................................$157.46

TOTAL:  $86,938.80

Additional JULY 2022 BILLS

  • Payroll....................................................................................................................$17,265.05

TOTAL:  $17,265.05

GRAND TOTAL:  $104,203.85

Date: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

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