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Board Minutes - June 11, 2019

VILLAGE OF MURRAY, NEBRASKA
June 11, 2019

 

The Murray, Nebraska Board of Trustees met in regular session on Tuesday, June 11, 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 May 14, 2019 regular meeting, Motion by Coffman, seconded by Blessing to approve the minutes of the May meeting; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Treasurers Report. Motion by Blessing, seconded by Sallach to acknowledge receipt of the Treasurer’s report; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Claims approval. Motion by Blessing, seconded by Anderson to approve the claims as revised; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Alan Miller, Emergency Management Representative, presented the Cass County Local Emergency Operations Plan. Motion by Blessing, seconded by Anderson to adopt by resolution the Cass County Local Emergency Operations Plan; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Maintenance Report.

Nuisance update.

George Blessing Jr. reported on the progress of the Murray Freedom Festival’s efforts for the 4th of July activities in Murray. He stated there has been increased interest in fundraising and event planning, and everyone is welcomed to donate, volunteer, assist and attend the event on July 4th.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Sallach to approve filed claims of municipal lien for delinquent utility charges for 1) 105 N Park, $66.39; 2) 409 E Campbell, $373.38; 3) 400 W Mary Jane Lane, $368.20; 4) 104 W Main, $422.61; 5) 109 N Latta, $648.57; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Motion by Coffman, seconded by Blessing to write off old, uncollectable, delinquent utility charges totaling $1,535.04; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.

Motion by Blessing, seconded by Coffman to open a zoning Special Use Permit Hearing for Larry Blackwell; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried. Several concerned citizen spoke in opposition to the proposed Special Use Permit, and Mr. and Mrs. Blackwell spoke in support. Motion by Blessing, seconded by Coffman to close the Special Use Permit Hearing; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried. Motion by Coffman, seconded by Anderson to deny the Special Use Permit; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.


Jay Conaway addressed the board with questions about his proposed plans to improve his property at 210 W Main and stated he would submit the necessary paperwork when he is ready.


Chairman Flak stated that Johnson Controls is planning to come back to re-camera the area of the sewer that was not clear in the first videos, but they are delayed due to work with the flooding in other areas.


Chairman Flak stated that the Conestoga Booster Club will be operating a fireworks stand on East Campbell in the old lumber yard storage building. Flak stated that last month, the board approved the operation pending finding a location and approval by the Fire Marshal.


Larry Stanton spoke regarding his concern about a road near his property, Barry Avenue. Jeremy Masid, adjoining property owner, also addressed the board about Barry Avenue. After much discussion, Chairman Flak advised the board needs more information to look into this matter further, and asked Mr. Stanton to provide copies of all his paperwork. Flak stated he would investigate options that may satisfy both parties.


Resident Erica Olson spoke recommending forming a zoning board or planning commission and volunteered to help organize and serve on the committee. Chairman Flak advised that if three people express interest in serving on a zoning board, they will be appointed at that time, so all three terms will run concurrently.


Chairman Flak advised this is the 3rd and final 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 Coffman; ayes: Coffman, Anderson, Blessing, Sallach, Flak; motion carried.


Motion by Anderson, seconded by Coffman to enter Executive Session at 8:20 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 Sallach to adjourn the meeting at 9:32 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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