VILLAGE OF MURRAY, NEBRASKA
April 9, 2019
The Murray, Nebraska Board of Trustees met in regular session on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 7:00 pm in the Murray Municipal Building. Present: Trustees: Stan Flak, Brian Coffman, Jeff Anderson, Theresa Sallach, and George Blessing; Village Clerk Shelli Hayes; attending: guests.
Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by posting in (3) three public places as shown by the certificate attached to these minutes. Notice of the meeting was simultaneously given to the Chairman and all members of the Board of Trustees. Their acknowledgement of receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes. All proceedings thereafter were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.
Chairman Flak called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and informed the audience of the location of the open meetings act poster.
Approval and/or correction of the minutes of the March 12, 2019 regular meeting, Motion by Anderson, seconded by Blessing to approve the minutes of the March meeting; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
Treasurer's Report. Motion by Coffman, seconded by Blessing to acknowledge receipt of the Treasurer’s report; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.Claims approval.
Motion by Blessing, seconded by Sallach to approve the claims as revised; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
Alan Miller reported on Emergency Management.Maintenance Report.Trustee Coffman advised he has not yet received bid from Omaha Paving for street repair but expects the bid soon.Nuisance update.
Motion by Coffman, seconded by Sallach to approve use of Young Park for the Plattsmouth Amateur Radio Club on June 22 & 23 for Field Day; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
Motion by Blessing, seconded by Sallach to approve JEO’s $1,500 cost adjustment for the east pit pump project; ayes: Blessing, Sallach, Flak; nays: Coffman, Anderson; motion carried.
Sheryl Pate discussed further plans to build tiny house and presented diagram of where it would be located on the property. More discussion regarding the need for separate utility meter and concern about legal requirements pertaining to sub-dividing property lots. Concern was expressed about setting precedent for having multiple residences on property, and that ordinances would need to be followed. Chairman Flak instructed Mrs. Pate to contact county zoning pertaining to requirements and legality to adding a residence, and if allowed, they would need a separate sewer and water meter.
George Blessing Jr., Murray Freedom Festival, spoke about converting mud volleyball courts to sand volleyball. He stated Conestoga School could not commit to funds at this time. Trustee Coffman feels upgrading the court will be beneficial to the town. Trustee Anderson stated $1,555 is the cost estimate for bringing in the sand. George stated he and his committee would volunteer to do some of the work, and the Freedom Festival would use the sand volleyball court at one of their 4th of July activities.
Chairman Flak stated that Johnson Controls is not in attendance, but he spoke with them by telephone. Flak advised that after they recorded the sewers, they reviewed the film and discovered they lost 50 to 100 feet of film, so they are going to re-film at no charge to the village. They will provide a report next month.
Motion by Anderson, seconded by Sallach to adopt Resolution 19-06, to declare the property of Scott Grasso at 109 N Loughridge a nuisance; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
Chairman Flak read letter sent to Scott Grasso regarding nuisance and abatement of said nuisance whereas he is responsible for paying fees incurred in removing a boat and wood pallets from his property, within 60 days. Flak advised the village will pay the bill which will then be reimbursed by Mr. Grasso; if not paid after that time, a lien will be placed upon the property until paid.
Chairman Flak read the first of 3 readings of the amended Ordinance 50.01 UTILITY BILLS; COLLECTION. Wording in the ordinance is amended regarding the date the payment is considered delinquent. Currently the ordinance states “the 10th” with no allowance for whether the 10th fell on a weekend or holiday. The change will read “by the end of the first scheduled work day after the 10th of each month,” to be considered delinquent. Motion by Blessing, seconded by Coffman; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
Jerome Speck spoke regarding recently assisting Eric with maintenance activities. He requested a more formal arrangement and asked for clarification on number of hours and wage. Chairman Flak stated we may need part-time help in the future, and it will be at the board’s discretion whether or not to hire him on a more permanent basis. Flak advised that personnel matters will be discussed in Executive Session. Jerome also asked if he can erect a carport on the parking slab where he parks, which is village property. He said the carport should not interfere with traffic views. Chairman Flak said to check with the Clerk tomorrow for answers.
Discussion about setting a date for the Murray Clean-Up Day; it was decided Saturday, May 4th, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Trustee Coffman said he would arrange for the dumpsters, and requested that Eric monitor the event, or Jerome, if he’s hired.
Motion by Anderson, seconded by Coffman to enter Executive Session at 8:15 PM to discuss personnel matters; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
Motion by Blessing, seconded by Coffman to exit executive session at 9:30 PM; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
Motion by Coffman, seconded by Blessing, to hire Jerome Speck as a part-time maintenance helper at $17.00 per hour, 40 hours per month, with any hours over 40 to be approved by Chairman Flak; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
Motion by Blessing, seconded by Coffman to adjourn the meeting at 9:35 PM; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
I, the undersigned Village Clerk of the Village of Murray, Nebraska, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of proceedings had and done by the Chairperson and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Murray to the best of my knowledge; that the agenda was kept continually current and available for public inspection at the office of the Village Clerk; that the minutes were in written form and available for public inspection within (10) working days and prior to the next convened meeting of said body; the minutes are published in summary form, upon request a complete copy is available at the Village Office.
Stanley D. Flak, Chairman
Shelli S. Hayes, Village Clerk