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Proceedings — School District #18 Board of Education

September 18, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD
2014-2015 Budget Hearing and Special Hearing to Set Final Tax Request
Distance Learning Room, EPS
Sept. 10, 2014     7:00 p.m.
President Laurie Waterbury called the 2014-2015 Budget Hearing to order at 7:00 p.m.  Board Members present were Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Steve Busteed, and Bob Hoefer.  Ryan Reestman arrived at 7:10 p.m.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Greg Wemhoff, and Paula Jensen.
Supt. Polk presented the Board with the 2014-2015 Budget.  The general Fund Request is $2,805,050.48 with a levy of 0.450124 and the Special Building Fund Request is $187,878.79 with a levy of 0.030149 which is a total tax asking of $2,992,929.27 with a total levy of 0.480273.  Waterbury encouraged questions or comments from the public and board members.  Waterbury closed the hearing at 7:15 p.m.
President Waterbury opened the Special Hearing to Set the Final Tax Request at 7:15 p.m.  The General Fund Levy Request is 0.450124 and the Special Building Request is 0.030149 for a total Levy Request of 0.480273.  Waterbury encouraged com-ments from the public and board members.  Also present were Tina Thiele-Blecher, Dennis Morgan, and Shirley Thorberg.  The hearing closed at 7:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Ryan Reestman, Secretary
Paula Jensen, Recorder
–This is a draft copy and does not become official Elgin Public Board minutes until approved at the next regular or advertised meeting.
PUBLISH: September 17, 2014
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Proceedings — Elgin City Council

September 18, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN CITY COUNCIL
Special Meeting Minutes
September 12, 2014
The Elgin City Council met for a special meeting on Friday, September 12, 2014 at the Elgin City Hall.   The purpose of said meeting was to hold the 2nd reading of Ordinance 637.  Notice of said meeting had been posted at three places, namely, U.S. Post Office, Dean’s Market and the Elgin City Hall, as prescribed by law.
Mayor Schmitt called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. and announced the location of the Open Meeting Act.
Council members present were Shirley Nissen, Jim Kittelson, Don Mackel and Kenny Jochum.
Also present was Sheriff Bob Moore and City Clerk Vicki S. Miller.
Council member Kenny Jochum read Ordinance 637, entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELGIN, NEBRASKA, ANNEXING CONTIGUOUS LANDS AND STREETS TO THE CITY OF ELGIN, NEBRASKA, TO REPEAL ALL SECTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Council then proceeded to the Elgin City park to discuss drainage by the playground.   There was no action taken.
There being no further business to come before the Elgin City Council, Mayor Schmitt declared the meeting adjourned.   Meeting ended at 9:30 a.m.
Mayor Mike Schmitt
City Clerk Vicki S. Miller
PUBLISH: September 17, 2014
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Ordinance #637 — City of Elgin

September 18, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ORDINANCE NO. 637 OF THE
CITY OF ELGIN, NEBRASKA
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELGIN, NEBRASKA, ANNEXING CONTIGUOUS LANDS AND STREETS TO THE CITY OF ELGIN, NEBRASKA, TO REPEAL ALL SECTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELGIN, NEBRASKA:
Sec. 1. The below described real estate is contiguous and adjacent to the City of Elgin, Nebraska, and is urban or suburban in character:
Sec. 2. The real estate will receive material benefits and advantages from annexation to said City.
Sec. 3. The Owner of the real estate has prepared and filed with the Elgin City Clerk an accurate plat of the subdivision of the real estate and requested the real estate to be annexed to the City of Elgin.
Sec. 4. The real estate meets all requirements for annexation to the City.
Sec. 5. That the following described real estate:
A tract of land located in part of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 and part of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 11, T23N, R7W of the 6th P.M., Antelope County, Nebraska, more particularly described as follows:    Commencing at the Northwest corner of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 11, T23N, R7W of the 6th P.M., Antelope County, Nebraska; thence S 01G13’57” E on an assumed bearing on the West line of the Northeast 1/4 of said Southeast 1/4, 897.29 feet to the Point of Beginning, said point being on the North line of “Sterling Heights 2nd Subdivision”; thence N 89G33’39” E and parallel to the South line of the North 1/2 of said Southeast 1/4, 57.12 feet to the Northwest corner of Lot 1, Block C of “Sterling Heights Subdivision”; thence S 01G12’19” E on the West line of said Subdivision, 210.63 feet to a point on the South line of “Westridge Drive”; thence N 89G33’39” E on the South line of “Westridge Drive”, 86.77 feet to a point on the West line of said “Sterling Heights Subdivision”; thence S 01G19’15” E on said West line, 210.00 feet to a point on the South line of the North 1/2 of said Southeast 1/4; thence S 89G33’39” W on said South line, 474.75 feet to a point on the West line of “Sterling Heights 2nd Subdivision”; thence N 01G13’57” W on said West Line, 420.62 feet to a point on said North line; thence N 89G33’39” E on said North line 330.63 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 4.16 acres, more or less, be, and the same hereby is included within the corporate limits, boundaries and territory of the City of Elgin, Nebraska, and said lands and the persons residing thereon shall hereafter be subject to all of the rules, regulations, ordinances, taxes and all other burdens and benefits of other persons and territory included within the City of Elgin, Nebraska.
Sec. 6. That the City Clerk shall deliver and file a copy of this Ordinance with the Antelope County Register of Deeds and the Antelope County Assessor for recording this ordinance of annexation.
Sec. 7. That other ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
Sec. 8. That this ordinance shall be in effect and full force upon its passage, approval and publication according to law.
PASSED AND APPROVED this 2nd day of September, 2014.
ATTEST:
Vicki Miller
City Clerk
Mike Schmitt
Mayor
PUBLISH: September 17, 2014
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Proceedings — Elgin City Council

September 18, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN CITY COUNCIL
Proceedings
September 9, 2014
The Elgin City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., pursuant to posted notice.  Mayor Schmitt called the meeting to order, and announced the location of the Open Meeting Act.
Mayor Schmitt also opened the budget hearing and special hearing.
Council members present were Kenny Jochum, Shirley Nissen, Jim Kittelson and Don Mackel.
A complete and accurate copy of the minutes is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the City Clerk’s office.
The following agenda items were approved:
• August regular meeting and special meeting minutes, treasurer’s report, transaction report, and paying the claims.
GENERAL: ERPPD, se, 151.02; Great Plains Communications, se, 44.52;  Fitzgerald,  Vetter & Temple, se, 398.59; Jeannette Meis, se, 75.00; Prudential, retirement, 569.39; USTreasury, tax, 3809.36; Dean’s Market, su, 27.28; APPEARA,  su, 25.03; Elgin Review, se, 142.; Western Office, su, 121.98; V.Miller, su, 30.00; ;  Bank of  ; Elgin, ins, 1800.00; Bank of Elgin,  loan, 1, 000.00;  Source Gas, heat, 66.99; Payroll, 2369.70
SALES TAX: To General; $1931.06
STREET: ERPPD, se, 1516.94; Verizonwireless, su, 14.47; Bank of Elgin, loan, 875.05; Source Gas, se, 24.55; The Station, su, 412.22;  Reinke’s Farm & City Service, su, 352.13; , Elgin Auto Parts, su, 7.65; CVA, su, 131.62;  Elgin One Stop, su, 175.98; Precision Repair, se, 606.70; ACES, se, 841.74; Corner Service, rprs, 10.00; Sapp Bros, su, 140.52; Beckman Lumber, su, 150.00; Payroll, 1049.25
WATER: ERPPD, se, 809.21; NE Dept of Revenue, tax, 2139.70; Verizonwireless, su, 14.47; Great Plains Communications,  se, 93.12–Sargent Drilling, se, 15, 479.30; NE Public Health Envir. Lab, testing, 85.00;  One Call Concepts Inc, se, 2.80; Hawkins, su, 117.00; Beckman Lumber, su, 108.00; Don Poulsen, su, 40.25; US Post Office, su, 35.90; Return Deposits, 300.00;  Payroll, 2098.48
SEWER: ERPPD, se, 1010.63; NE Department of Revenue, tax, 684.47;  Great Plains Communications, se, 47.59; Dean’s Market, su, 1.50; Randy Henn, ex, 12.84; Don Pouslen, ex, 11.77; One Call Concepts Inc, se, 2.80; Midwest Lab Inc, testing, 245.84; CVA, su,  57.72; V.Miller, ex, 171.80; The Station, su, 33.42; Payroll, 805.35
FIRE: ERPPD, se, 238.93; Great Plains Communications, se, 53.37; APPEARA, su, 25.03; Source Gas, se, 77.36;  Bank of Elgin, loan, 3693.42; Wacker Home Improvement, su, 595.00; Elgin Rural Fire Board, return, 392.50
POLICE: Antelope Co Sheriff, se, 2600.00; Safe; N; Secure, su, 789.82
TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING: Bud’s Sanitary Service, se, 4914.00; Betty Moser, rent, 100.00; Dept of Revenue, fee, 25.00
POOL: ERPPD, se, 677.28;  APPEARA, su, 25.03; Source Gas, se, 814.03; NE Dept. of Revenue, tax, 40.76;  CVA, su, 51.26; US Post Office, su, 9.34; Arnold Pool, su, 5193.05; ; Payroll, 2386.40
PARK: ERPPD, se, 170.73; Dvorak Construction, se, 21000.00; Dept of Revenue, tax, 99.99; Payroll, 243.86
LIBRARY: ERPPD, se70.74; Source Gas, se, 3886.90; Amazon, bks, 213.40 ; Great Plains Communication, se, 54.71; Gale, bks, 40.93; Debra Flaugh, bk, 17.00; Northeast Library System, class, 25.00;  Payroll, 909.77
YOUTH: ERPPD, se, 69.99
• The Sterling Heights 2nd Subdivision Plat
• Suspending the Reading of Ordinance 637 on three different days
• Ordinance 637, annexing contiguous lands and streets to the City of Elgin
• Resend the motion approving the Sterling Heights 2nd Subdivision Plat
• Resend the motion Suspending the Reading of Ordinance 637 on three different days
• Resend the motion approving Ordinance 637, annexing contiguous lands and streets to the City of Elgin
• Hold two special meetings to read Ordinance 637 on two other different days, Friday, September 12, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and Monday, September 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
• Agreement with Elkhorn Rural Public Power District
• Installing crumb rubber and plastic boarders around playground equipment
• Purchasing the crumb rubber, boarders and fabric from Sterling West for $30,859.12 with the grant from DEQ in the amount of $12,675.00
• A 3.5% wage increase for the Utilities Superintendent, Maintenance Assistant and City Clerk
• Annual wage Ordinance 638
• Additional 1% increase to the 2014-2015 budget
• Adopting the 2014-2015 budget
• Resolution 2014-6, setting the property tax request for 2014-2015 at $139,916.00
Discussions were held:
• Help with testing and cost from Upper Elkhorn NRD
• NHHS and Nebraska Well Drillers to work on west well
• Highway 14 flooding and problems at Jeannette Meis
• Replacing stolen street signs
Replacing fire hydrants
• Selling recycling trailer
• Starting the pool study
• CVA testing area irrigation wells
• Only City personnel requesting work by City Engineer
• Improvement Districts and downtown curbs
Next regular meeting will be held on Monday, October 6,  2014
Meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.
PUBLISH: September 17, 2014
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Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

September 18, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD
Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
September 10, 2014, 7:30 PM
President Laurie Waterbury called the Regular September Board Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff, Steve Busteed, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, and Ryan Reestman.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Greg Wemhoff, Paula Jensen, Dennis Morgan, Shirley Thorberg, and Tina Thiele-Blecher.
President Waterbury led the “Pledge of Allegiance.”  Waterbury reminded everyone that a copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Law was posted in the meeting room.
School board meeting notice complied with Meeting Notice Policy #204.07.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Steve Busteed second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Regular Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $220.60; Brain POP, Instru Expense, $1,725.00; Cengage Learning, Instru Expense, $1,703.90; Central Fire & Safety, Maintenance, $475.00; CVA, Maintenance, $1,642.21; City of Neligh, Maintenance, $32.40; Computer Hardware, Instru Expense, $550.00; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $93.97, Instru Expense, $296.36; ESU #8, Nursing Contract, $12,096.00, Instru Expense, $170.00, Instru Expense, $119.50; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $365.97, Instru Expense, $124.29; Elgin Review, Instru Expense, $490.00, Board Expense, $423.42; Elite Office Products, Instru Expense, $601.97; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $679.51; Haddock, Instru Expense, $426.00; Hadley Braithwait, Maintenance, $69.60; Harris, Business Expense, $5,419.33; Houghton Mifflin, Instru Expense, $2,932.50; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $196.54; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $664.42; MARC, Maintenance, $414.03; McGraw-Hill, Instru Expense, $251.12; MNJ Technologies Direct, Instru Expense, $8.51; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $16.20; Ntl Art & School Supplies, Instru Expense, $69.78; NCSA, Instru Expense, $335.00; Onesource, Instru Expense, $56.00; Precision Repair, Transportation, $198.54; Protex Central, Maintenance, $1,075.41; Reimbursement, $91.03; SchoolMate, Instru Expense, $555.10; School Outlet, Instru Expense, $729.04; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $80.00; Softchoice, Instru Expense, $1,999.50; Standard Stationary Co., Instru Expense, $100.50; Student Assurance Serv., Business Expense, $500.00; Teacher Direct, Instru Expense, $8.98; Teaching Strategies, SpEd Expense, $365.75; The Station, Instru Expense, $45.60, Transportation, $1,450.82; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $124.00; Tween Publishing, Instru Expense, $209.05; US Bank, $6,469.03; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $204.52; Zaner Bloser, Instru Expense, $845.38
Total Board Bills: $47,721.38
August Payroll: $188,551.72
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $236,273.10
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
In Correspondence, thank you notes for the board support of the recent trips from the Senior Class and Elgin FCCLA were viewed.
Principal Wemhoff reported on the start of school.  He distributed an ACT Score sheet over the last 5 years showing Elgin Public Schools scores.  He has begun his walkthrough observations which give immediate feedback to the teaching staff.  MAPS testing will begin soon and parent-teacher conferences will be held next week.  All curriculums are complete and will be posted on the website.
Supt. Polk reported on improvements made at Elgin Public School facilities over the summer and work he had done on the budget.
In action items, Ryan Reestman motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve the 2014-15 district budget of $2,992,929.27 (General Fund $2,805,050.48 and Special Building Fund $187,878.79) as presented.  Motion carried, vote 6-0.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Bob Hoefer second to approve the district property tax levy request at 0.480273 (0.450124 General Fund and 0.030149 Building Fund) as presented.  Motion carried, Vote 6-0.
Hoefer motioned, Busteed second to approve policies 302.02-Superintendent Contract and Contract Nonrenewal, 406.02-Certificated Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection, 412.02-Support Staff Qualifications, Recruitment, and Selection, 503.04-Addressing Barriers to Attendance, 504.11-Weapons, 504.23-Suicide Awareness, 508.05-Emergency Plans and Drills, 508.15-Concussion Awareness, 1006.02-Tobacco-Free Environment as presented on 2nd reading.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned to adjourn the meeting, Reestman second.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be October 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School.  Hearing for Internet and Computer Usage Policy will begin at 7:15 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Ryan Reestman, Secretary
Paula Jensen, Recorder
–This is a draft copy and does not become official Elgin Public Board minutes until approved at the next regular or advertised meeting.
PUBLISH: September 17, 2014
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