VILLAGE OF MURRAY, NEBRASKA
May 14, 2019
The Murray, Nebraska Board of Trustees met in regular session on Tuesday, May 14, 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 April 9, 2019 regular meeting, Motion by Coffman, seconded by Blessing to approve the minutes of the April meeting; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report. Motion by Blessing, seconded by Coffman to acknowledge receipt of the Treasurer’s report; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
Claims approval. Motion by Coffman, seconded by Sallach to approve the claims as revised; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
Alan Miller was not present; no report on Emergency Management.Maintenance Report.
Trustee Coffman advised he received bids from Omaha Paving to repair streets in regard to the 1 & 6 year plan. Coffman advised there are two areas of priority that need to be addressed. The bid to re-do Denise Avenue, corner to corner, with a complete grind-out and three inch resurface is $22,985, which will be considered Project A. The bid to repair potholes in general in approximately six areas is $11,250, which will be considered Project B. Coffman stated there are obviously other areas that need addressed, such as the water main break on N Park Avenue that will get repaired. Motion by Blessing, seconded by Anderson to proceed with street repairs for projects A & B; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
Larry Blackwell discussed request for permit to establish an RV storage area on his property off of 2nd Avenue past the new Cornerstone Bank which falls within Murray’s one-mile zoning jurisdiction. Trustees requested Mr. Blackwell submit drawings and more specific details for consideration of a Special Use Permit in zoning labeled AGR.
Mike Nielsen discussed request for permit to construct enclosed storage units on land east of and along Rock Bluff Road near his business, 75 Mart, which is currently zoned for commercial use. Trustee Coffman advised he would research what specifically that area is zoned for, but that he’s fairly confident the area will allow storage units, and then Mr. Nielsen would have to apply for a building permit for the project. Mr. Nielsen left drawings and information with the board. Trustee Coffman stated he would contact Mr. Nielsen by Friday.Tina and Brandon Dilly discussed their interest in purchasing the building located at 112 E Main which is zoned as commercial; although they were advised by the real estate representative that it is zoned as commercial-residential. The Dillys stated they would like to be able to house a residential tenant in the building until Murray grows, and eventually revert it back to a commercial property. Trustee Coffman stated that currently the property is zoned C-1 which does not allow multi-family dwellings, although it does allow single family dwellings, excluding main floor apartments. Coffman stated since it used to be a residence, it may require a state inspection. Trustees requested the Dillys submit their plans to the board in application of a Special Use Permit.
Chairman Flak stated that his attempt to contact Johnson Controls regarding the sewers has not been successful, as they have not returned his phone calls.
Bobby Hogue spoke on behalf of the Conestoga Wrestling Team requesting permission to sell fireworks in the village of Murray city limits. Hogue and his associate stated that they have, in the past, operated a fireworks stand near Beaver Lake, and they have all the permits and signage needed, as well as insurance and a tax ID number. They stated Wild Willy’s is their wholesaler, and that company provides the permits and insurance. They stated if they can get board approval, and once they secure a location, they will obtain a permit from the fire marshal. Motion by Flak, seconded by Coffman to approve fireworks stand pending determination of the location and approval of permit, information to be emailed to the Clerk; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
Motion by Blessing, seconded by Sallach to suspend the required three (3) readings of the ordinance change (30.25) pertaining to an increase in the building permit fee (150.20); ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried. Motion by Coffman, seconded by Sallach to amend the fee for building permits from $5.00 to $25.00; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
Chairman Flak advised this is the 2nd reading of the three required readings for the ordinance change regarding water bill collection policy (50.01); specifically bills were due on the 10th and we are changing it to the “end of the first working day after the 10th. Motion by Blessing, seconded by Anderson; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
Motion by Coffman, seconded by Anderson to enter Executive Session at 8:05 PM to discuss personnel matters; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
Motion by Blessing, seconded by Coffman to exit executive session at 9:02 PM; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
Motion by Coffman, seconded by Sallach, to proceed in acquiring a real estate attorney to assist with the abandoned property located at 106 N Park Avenue; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.
Motion by Coffman, seconded by Sallach to adjourn the meeting at 9:05 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
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