September 7, 2022 (immediately following budget hearing)

VILLAGE OF WALTHILL

September 7, 2022

A regular meeting of the Chair and the Village Board of Trustees of Walthill, Nebraska was held at the Village Office in said village immediately following the budget hearing, September 7, 2022.

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

Visitor:  Ed Encinas Jr.

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 5:06 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 August 3, 2022 board meeting.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, Brown and Boschult.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  Porter and McManigal.  Motion carried.

Chair Grant opened the 2022-2023 Special Hearing to Set Final Tax Request at 5:07 p.m. for support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations.

Details of the tax request for 2022-2023 fiscal year budget were discussed.  There were no questions by the public.

Chair Grant closed the 2022-2023 Special Hearing to Set Final Tax Request at 5:07 p.m.

Trustee Brown made a motion to increase the total restricted funds authority by an additional 1%.  Trustee Boschult seconded the motion and 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 No. 2022-7

SETTING THE 2022-2023 PROPERTY TAX

WHEREAS, Nebraska Revised Statute 77-1632 AND 77-1633 provides that the Governing Body of the Village of Walthill passes by a majority vote a resolution setting the tax request;  and

WHEREAS, a special public hearing was held as required by law to hear and consider comments concerning the property tax request;

NOW, THEREFORE, the Governing Body of the Village of Walthill resolves that:

  1. The 2022-2023 property tax request be set at:

General Fund: $ 36,865.00

Bond Fund: $ 76,280.25

  1. The total assessed value of property differs from last year’s total assessed value by 5.69 percent.
  2. The tax rate which would levy the same amount of property taxes as last year, when multiplied by the new total assessed value of property would be 1.293878 per $100 of assessed value.
  3. The Village of Walthill proposes to adopt a property tax request that will cause its tax rate to be 1.556561 per $100 of assessed value.
  4. Based on the proposed tax request and changes in other revenue, the total operating budget of the Village of Walthill will decrease last year’s budget by -43.21 percent.
  5. A copy of this resolution be certified and forwarded to the County Clerk on or before October 15, 2022.

ADOPTED this 7th day of September, 2022.

​​______________________________    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 Boschult made a motion, seconded by McManigal to approve the proposed budget for 2022-2023 as published.  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.

The T-Mobile, Indian Community Development Block (ICDB) and USDA Equipment Grants were discussed.

A final community center meeting was scheduled for Wednesday October 5, 2022 prior to the regular October board meeting.

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

Resolution No. 2022-8

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF WALTHILL, NEBRASKA, FOR A $254,200.00 RURAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT GRANT FROM RURAL DEVELOPMENT

WHEREAS, the Village of Walthill, Nebraska (hereinafter called Grantee) intends to apply for a Rural Business Development Grant in the amount of $254,200.00 from the United States of America, acting through Rural Development (“the agency”), United States Department of Agriculture, acting under the provisions of the Rural Business Development Grant Program (7 C.F.R. Part 4280, Subpart E) for the purpose of enhancing a business incubator building in the Village (herein referred to as the Facility); and

WHEREAS, as a condition to and in consideration of receiving financial assistance in the form of the Rural Business Development Grant from the agency, this Resolution is being adopted.

THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises, Grantee agrees as follows:

  1. The Grantee hereby applies for, approves and accepts a Rural Business Development Grant in an amount not to exceed $254,200.00 in accordance with the terms specified in the Application for Federal Assistance (Form SF 424) and the Letter of Conditions dated July 10, 2022 September 21, 2021 (MDG)*, and the General Requirements for Administration of Rural Business Development Grants (RD Instruction 4280, Subpart E) copies of which have been provided to us.
  2. The Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and Village Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to apply for, approve, accept and take all actions necessary to obtain and complete the requirements of the Rural Business Development Grant under the terms offered by the agency.

This Resolution shall be in force and effect immediately.

PASSED AND ADOPTED this 7th day of September, 2022. 

The voting was Yeas: Grant, Brown and Boschult, Nays: None, Absent: Porter and McManigal.

VILLAGE OF WALTHILL, NEBRASKA

​​By: ______________________________    ATTEST: ______________________________

      Chairperson, Board of Trustees                              Village Clerk/Treasurer

CERTIFICATION

I, THE UNDERSIGNED Village Clerk of the Village of Walthill, Nebraska, do hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution was duly adopted at a meeting of the Board of Trustees duly called and held on the 7th day of September, 2022, and that such Resolution has not been rescinded or amended in any way.  Dated this 7th day of September, 2022.

                             ATTEST: ______________________________

        SEAL                            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.

Roger Anderson, Maintenance, gave a Maintenance Department report.

Trustee Brown made a motion, seconded by Boschult to approve the equipment purchase request of a skid loader concrete breaker from Bobcat for $5,919.20.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye:  Grant, Brown and Boschult.  Nay:  None.  Absent:  Porter and McManigal.  Motion carried.

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

Trustee Brown made a motion, seconded by Boschult to reimburse the tenant, Alicia Drum’s, rent in the amount of $1,067.90 due to the water leak issue.  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 #2022-9

A RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE OF WALTHILL, NEBRASKA, DECLARING NUISANCES 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, as defined in Village Code §§ 3-402 and 3-403, exist on the following properties within the corporate limits of the Village, to wit:

Block 16, Lot 1-5, Original, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 101 N. Brown Street);

Block 19, Lot 6 and South 38’ of Lot 5, Third Filing, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 311 S. Little Street);

all with nuisances as defined in, but not necessarily limited to, Village Code §§ 3-402 and 3-403(P).

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 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 16, Lot 1-5, Original, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 101 N. Brown Street);

Block 19, Lot 6 and South 38’ of Lot 5, Third Filing, Village of Walthill, Thurston County, NE (commonly known as 311 S Little Street);

all with nuisances and dangerous buildings as defined in, but not necessarily limited to, Village Code §§ 3-402 and 3-403(P).

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Village Clerk shall cause written notice of the determination of these nuisances 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 post 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 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 7th day of September, 2022.

​​______________________________    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.

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

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

RESOLUTION #2022-10

LEAGUE ASSOCIATION OF RISK MANAGEMENT 2022-2023 RENEWAL

WHEREAS, The Village of Walthill is a member of the League Association of Risk Management (LARM);

WHEREAS, section 8.10 of the Interlocal Agreement for the Establishment and Operation of the League Association of Risk Management provides that a member may voluntarily terminate its participation in LARM by written notice of termination given to LARM and the Nebraska Director of Insurance at least 90 days prior to the desired termination given to and that members may agree to extend the required termination notice beyond 90 days in order to realize reduced excess coverage costs, stability of contribution rates and efficiency in operation of LARM; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of LARM has adopted a plan to provide contribution credits in consideration of the consideration of certain agreements by members of LARM as provided in the attached letter.

BE IT RESOLVED that the governing body of The Village of Walthill, Nebraska, in consideration of the contribution credits provided under the LARM Board’s plan, agrees to:

  • Provide written notice of termination at least 180 days prior to the desired termination date, which date shall be no sooner than September 30, 2025. (180 day and 3 year commitment; 5% discount)

ADOPTED this 7th day of September, 2022.

​​______________________________    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 to introduce the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION #2022-11

TO AUTHORIZE MEMBERSHIP IN THE LEAGUE INSURANCE GOVERNMENT HEALTH TEAM (LIGHT)

WHEREAS, the Municipality desires to enter into the League Insurance Government Health Team Interlocal Agreement (the “Interlocal Agreement”) attached hereto.

RESOLVED, that the Municipality approves and enters into the Interlocal Agreement and authorizes the Clerk of the Municipality to execute the Interlocal Agreement.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Municipality approves the attached League Insurance Government Health Team Membership Agreement (the “Membership Agreement”) and authorizes the Clerk of the Municipality to execute the Membership Agreement.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Municipality authorizes and directs the Clerk of the Municipality to execute such documents and take such action as may be necessary and appropriate to effectuate the Municipality’s membership in LIGHT and to obtain coverage for Municipal employees through the LIGHT Member Health Plan.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 7th day of September, 2022.

​​______________________________    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.

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

James Randol Sr, Community Service Officer, submitted a written monthly Department report prior to the meeting.

Discussion was held on the tee pee mural – special board meeting scheduled for Wednesday September 14, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

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 5:51 p.m. September 7, 2022.

​______________________________    ATTEST: ______________________________

Michael Grant                                                         Lisa Beaudette

Board Chair                                                             Village Clerk/Treasurer

* Village Board of Trustees made a motion at the October 5, 2022 regular board meeting to ratify the amendment made to Resolution #2022-8, changing the date from July 10, 2022 to Septemnber 21, 2021, as directed by USDA.

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AGENDA

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 immediately following budget hearing

Open Meeting Laws

1.  Minutes of the August 3, 2022 Board Meeting

     a.  Approve Minutes

2.  2022-2023 Budget

     a.  Open Special Hearing to Set Final Tax Request

     b.  Public Comment

     c.  Close Special Hearing to Set Final Tax Request

     d.  Motion to Increase the Total Restricted Funds Authority by an Additional 1%

     e.  Resolution #2022-7 to Set the Final Tax Request

     f.  Motion to Approve the Proposed Budget for 2022-2023 as Published

4.  Community Development

     a.  Report

     b.  T-Mobile Grant

          i.  Review & Next Steps

          ii.  Authorize Architect to Initiate Building Schematic Drawings

     c.  ICDBG - Omaha Tribe

     d.  Community Center - Set Final Meeting

     e.  RBDG II - Resolution #2022-8

     f.  USDA Equipment Grant

4.  Maintenance Department

     a.  Report

     b.  Equipment Purchase Request

5.  Property Management Report

     a.  Report

     b.  Resolution #2022-9 Declaring Nuisances at the Following Properties

          i.  101 N Brown Street, Block: 16, Lot: 1-5, Addition: Original Plat

          ii.  311 S Little Street, Block: 19, Lot: 6 and South 38' of Lot 5, Addition: Third Filing

6.  Treasurer's Report

     a.  June 2022 and July 2022

     b.  LARM - Resolution #2022-10

     a.  LIGHT Membership and Interlocal Agreement - Resolution #2022-11

7.  Bills - Audit and Approval for Payment

8.  Law Enforcement

     a.  Report - Academy Application Update

Discussion

Tee Pee Mural

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SEPTEMBER 2022 BILLS

  • Advanced Consulting Engineering Svcs - Legion Survey...........................................$966.24
  • Advantage Consulting Group - Contract Svcs..........................................................$3,000.00
  • Nancy Anderson - Insurance Premium Reimbursement.............................................$450.31
  • Appeara - Uniform/Linen.............................................................................................$265.80
  • AT&T - Phone................................................................................................................$77.58
  • Misty Barea - Meter Refund........................................................................................$300.00
  • Black Hills Energy - Gas Service...................................................................................$79.31
  • CWB - Petty Cash.......................................................................................................$310.54
  • CWB - Payroll Deduction.............................................................................................$400.00
  • CWB - Fire Bond Transfer to Savings.........................................................................$248.00
  • Cooney Fertilizer - Chemical....................................................................................$1,213.23
  • Sylvester Cooper (Superior Asphalt) - Tar & Chip Streets........................................$8,700.00
  • Core & Main - Supplies...............................................................................................$838.44
  • Creative Carpets - Repairs.......................................................................................$1,045.12
  • DHHS - ICC - Meter Refund........................................................................................$305.00
  • Drain Specialists - Video Sewer Line..........................................................................$375.00
  • Fastwyre Broadband - Phone/Internet........................................................................$724.69
  • H2O4U - Replace Softener/Salt...............................................................................$1,942.88
  • Jim Swanson - Repairs............................................................................................$3,860.00
  • Johnson & Mock - Services......................................................................................$3,100.50
  • League Association of Risk Management - Business Incubator..................................$127.44
  • League of Nebraska Municipalities - Dues..................................................................$289.00
  • Lincoln Winwater Works - Inventory.......................................................................$10,179.82
  • Matthey May - Meter Refund.........................................................................................$40.10
  • Menards - Supplies/Repairs..........................................................................................$59.36
  • NE Dept of Ag - Animal Control Facility License Renewal..........................................$175.00
  • NE Dept of Revenue - NE WH....................................................................................$879.10
  • NE Dept of Revenue - Sales Tax..............................................................................$1,183.07
  • NPPD - Power Fees....................................................................................................$630.98
  • Pender Times - Publications........................................................................................$133.04
  • Pest Busters - Pest Control.........................................................................................$663.18
  • Quality Flow Systems - Supplies...................................................................................$77.09
  • Robertson Implement - Repairs/Supplies....................................................................$112.35
  • RuVan King - Garbage Hauling................................................................................$5,445.00
  • Sewer Bond Savings - Transfer................................................................................$2,085.00
  • US Dept of Energy - Power Fees.............................................................................$1,442.34
  • Utilies Section - Dues..................................................................................................$601.00
  • Walthill Public School - License Fees...........................................................................$50.00
  • Walthill Service & Supply - Repairs.............................................................................$330.47
  • WestPoint Implement - Repairs................................................................................$1,230.26

TOTAL:  $53,846.80

Additional AUGUST 2022 BILLS

  • Payroll....................................................................................................................$16,632.15
  • Amazon.com - Supplies/Membership.........................................................................$162.17
  • American Ramp Co - Skate Park...........................................................................$66,500.00
  • Appeara - Uniform/Linen.............................................................................................$217.18
  • Bomgaars - Supplies...................................................................................................$126.62
  • Burt County Public Power - Power Fees..................................................................$2,560.32
  • Dutton Lainson - Supplies........................................................................................$7,257.53
  • Eastern NE Tel Co - Phone/Internet............................................................................$722.38
  • Johnson & Mock - Services......................................................................................$1,950.50
  • NE Health Lab - Water Test.........................................................................................$277.00
  • NPPD - Power Fees....................................................................................................$584.48
  • Northeast Power - Power/Loan..............................................................................$27,271.02
  • Omaha Nation Supermarket - Fuel..........................................................................$1,482.26
  • Ozark National Life - Retirement.................................................................................$410.50
  • Pender Ace Hardware - Repairs/Supplies...................................................................$439.80
  • Pest Busters - Pest Control.........................................................................................$265.00
  • Quality Printing - Office Supplies.................................................................................$104.19
  • Robertson Implement - Repairs...................................................................................$112.35
  • Schmader Electric - Repairs........................................................................................$855.00
  • Tri-State Communications - Repairs.............................................................................$38.70
  • U.S. Cellular - Cell Svc/Hot Spot/Equip.......................................................................$200.74
  • WalMart - Supplies........................................................................................................$21.11

TOTAL:  $128,191.00

GRAND TOTAL:  $182,037.80

Date: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

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