January 5, 2022

VILLAGE OF WALTHILL

January 5, 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., January 5, 2022.

Present:  Board Chair Michael Grant, Trustees Aaron Brown and Curtis Boschult with Trustee Gwen Porter arriving at 5:14 p.m.  Trustee Calvin McManigal was absent from the meeting.  Also present:  Lisa Beaudette, Clerk/Treasurer, 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:  Nancy Anderson and Brad Appleton.

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 5:05 p.m. and made the public aware of the availability of the open meeting laws.

Trustee Brown made a motion, seconded by Boschult to approve the minutes of the December 1, 2021 board meeting.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, Brown and Boschult.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  Porter and McManigal.  Motion carried.

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

RESOLUTION #2022-1

2021 PAPIO-MISSOURI RIVER NRD HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN APPROVAL AND ADOPTION RESOLUTION

     WHEREAS, the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 was signed in to law on October 30, 2000, placing new emphasis on state and local mitigation planning for natural hazards and requiring communities to adopt a hazard mitigation action plan to be eligible for pre-disaster and post-disaster federal funding for mitigation purposes;  and

WHEREAS, a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan was prepared by the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District, with assistance from JEO Consulting Group, Inc. of Lincoln, NE.

     WHEREAS, the purpose of the mitigation plan was to lessen the effects of disasters by increasing the disaster resistance of the Natural Resources District and participating jurisdictions located within the planning boundary by identifying the hazards that affect the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District and prioritize mitigation strategies to reduce potential loss of life and property damage from those hazards, and

     WHEREAS, FEMA regulations require documentation that the plan has been formally adopted by the governing body of the Village of Walthill in the form of a resolution and further requesting approval of the plan at the Federal Level;  and

NOW, THEREFORE, the governing body of the Village of Walthill does herewith adopt the 2021 Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update in its entirety;  and

PASSED AND ADOPTED this 5th day of January 2022 at Village of Walthill, Nebraska.

​______________________________    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:  Porter and McManigal.  Motion carried.

Trustee Brown made a motion, seconded by Boschult to adopt and authorize the chairperson to sign the NPPD Transmission Substation Service Agreement – Exhibit B.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, Brown and Boschult.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  Porter and McManigal.  Motion carried.

Kevin Connot, Planner/Developer, gave a community development update during which Trustee Porter arrived at 5:14 p.m.

During the discussion of the Housing Rehabilitation Project Manager and General Contractor contracts, to comply with the political accountability and disclosure statutes, Trustee Aaron Brown stated he was the owner of Hawthorne Industries, LLC.

Chair Grant made a motion, seconded by Porter to award the Housing Rehabilitation Project Manager contract to Hawthorne Industries, LLC.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, Porter and Boschult.  Nay:  None.  Abstain:  Brown.  Absent:  McManigal.  Motion carried.

Chair Grant made a motion, seconded by Boschult to award the Housing Rehabilitation General Contractor contract to Vetick Construction.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, Porter, Brown and Boschult.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  McManigal.  Motion carried.

Chair Grant moved to agenda item #5 – Building Permit during which visitor Brad Appleton discussed the site for the new Lucky 77 casino.  Trustee Boschult made a motion, seconded by Grant to approve Building Permit #B-01052022 for Omaha Tribe of NE/Blackbird Bend Casino, Block 18, Lot 3, 4, & 5, Addition, Original Plat.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, Porter and Boschult.  Nay:  Brown.  Absent:  McManigal.  Motion carried.

Chair Grant moved to agenda item #6 – Maintenance Department during which Fred Appleton, Maintenance Supervisor, gave a monthly Maintenance Department report.

Chair Grant moved back to agenda item #4c – Property Purchase – Housing Rehabilitation Project.

Trustee Brown made a motion, seconded by Boschult to go into executive session at 5:37 p.m. for Property Purchase Strategies and Personnel Matters.  Upon roll call vote the following voted aye:  Grant, Porter, Brown and Boschult.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  McManigal.  Motion carried.

Trustee Porter made a motion, seconded by Brown to reconvene the regular board meeting at 7:07 p.m.  Upon roll call vote the following voted aye:  Grant, Porter, Brown and Boschult.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  McManigal.  Motion carried.

Trustee Brown made a motion, seconded by Boschult to give Kevin Connot, Planner/Developer, authority to submit a bid on a property on behalf of the Village after first consulting with the Chairperson and Housing Rehabilitation Project Manager.  Upon roll call vote the following voted aye:  Grant, Porter, Brown and Boschult.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  McManigal.  Motion carried.

Trustee Brown made a motion, seconded by Boschult to discontinue paying full-time employment benefits for the Village employees whose employment status is less than full-time starting with the pay period beginning January 15, 2022.  Upon roll call vote the following voted aye:  Grant, Porter, Brown and Boschult.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  McManigal.  Motion carried.

No board action was taken on the Maintenance Applicant.

Chair Grant moved to agenda item #7 – Property Management Report during which KayCe Henneman, Property Manager, gave an update on the Village’s rental properties.

Discussion was held on nuisance trailers – no board action taken.

The Treasurer’s report for November 2021 was submitted for the Board’s consideration.  Since there were no objections, the report was filed.

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

RESOLUTION #2022-2

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF WALTHILL, NEBRASKA, ESTABLISHING THE AMOUNT OF A NON-INTEREST BEARING UTILITY SECURITY DEPOSIT AS A CONDITION OF UTILITY SERVICE.

WHEREAS the Village’s Municipal Code provides any person desiring a supply of any utility must make a non-interest bearing utility deposit in an amount established by resolution of the Board of Trustees;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Chairperson and Members of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Walthill, Nebraska, that any subscriber of Village-supplied utility service shall make a security deposit in the amount of $400.00 as a condition of utility service.  Such deposit shall not bear interest and shall remain on file continuously in said amount for the duration of subscription, unless otherwise provided by resolution.

     PASSED AND ADOPTED this 5th day of January 2022.

​______________________________    ATTEST: ______________________________

Michael Grant                                                         Lisa Beaudette

Board Chair                                                            Village Clerk/Treasurer

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

The bills were audited and a motion was made by Porter, seconded by Grant, to approve payment.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, Porter and Boschult.  Trustee Brown also voted aye, but abstained on Hawthorne Industries, LLC’s bill.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  McManigal.  Motion carried.

James Randol Sr, Police Officer, submitted a written monthly Police Department report and gave an update on the academy application, animal control facility, and police vehicles during which Trustee Porter excused herself from the meeting at 7:41 p.m.

Discussion was held on the Walthill Evergreen Cemetery regarding hours of visitation and also on a maintenance vehicle – no board action as taken.

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m. January 5, 2022.

______________________________    ATTEST: ______________________________

Michael Grant                                                         Lisa Beaudette

Board Chair                                                            Village Clerk/Treasurer

Date: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

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