Proceedings — Elgin City Council

February 4, 2013
The Elgin City Council met in regular session on Monday, February 4, 2013, 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.  Council members present were Shirley Nissen, Don Mackel and Jim Kittelson.  Absent Kenny Jochum.
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:
January regular meeting minutes, treasurer’s report, transaction report, and paying the claims
GENERAL: ERPPD, se, 121.12; Great Plains Communications, se, 50.37; Fitzgerald,  Vetter & Temple, se, 397.73; Jeannette Meis, se, 75.00; Prudential, retirement, 559.04; USTreasury, tax, 2258.14; APPEARA,  su, 54.60; Elgin Review, se, 124.80; Dean’s Market, su, 7.42; Elgin Insurance Services, ins, 1276.00; Western Office, su, 232.50; Eakes Office Plus, su, 38.68; Highway 14 Asso, dues, 20.00; Antelope County Register of Deeds, se, 16.00; Title Services of the Plains, se, 150.00; Source Gas, se, 243.40;  Bank of Elgin, ins, 1433.40; Bank of Elgin,  loan, 500.00 – Payroll, 1566.21
SALES TAX: To General; $2553.16; To Park Fund; 2461.30
STREET: ERPPD, se, 1798.09; Elgin One Stop, su, 117.22; Verizonwireless, su, 218.12; Bank of Elgin, loan, 875.05; Source Gas, se, 115.49; ACES, se, 350.00; The Station, su, 46.53; Barco, su, 480.01; Elgin Review, prnt, 10.43; Dean’s Market, su, 13.25; Hoefer Trucking, se, 698.67; Payroll, 1017.51
WATER: ERPPD, se, 625.88; NE Dept of Revenue, tax, 46.30; Verizonwireless, su, 218.13; Great Plains Communications,  se, 82.75; ; US Post Office, su, 5.20 –NE Public Health Lab, se, 17.00; Elgin Review, prnt, 27.90; Kearney Holiday Inn, se, 159.90; D Poulsen, ex, 47.15;  One Call Concepts, se, 1.68; Robert Haskin Account, return deposit, 100.00; Payroll, 2035.00
SEWER: ERPPD, se, 868.42; NE Department of Revenue, tax, 27.03;  Great Plains Communications, se, 44.92; Dean’s Market, su, 1.50; One Call Concepts, se, 1.67; MARC, su, 962.00;  NE DEQ, certification, 150.00; Payroll, 780.38
FIRE: ERPPD, se, 184.98; Great Plains Communications, se, 51.11; APPEARA, su, 54.60; Source Gas, se, 534.49; Bank of Elgin, loan, 1846.71; Bank of Elgin, loan payment,  25, 000.00; EVFD, allot, 2300.00
POLICE: Antelope Co Sheriff, se, 2640.00
TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING: Bud’s Sanitary Service, se, 4471.25; Betty Moser, rent, 100.00
POOL: ERPPD, se, 26.78; Source Gas, se, 24.07
PARK:    ERPPD, se, 81.12; Sterling West, su, 2461.30; Ne Dept of Revenue, tax, .82; Payroll, 237.13
LIBRARY: ERPPD, se, 60.92; Source Gas, se, 121.01; Amazon, bks, 28.30 ; Great Plains Communication, se, 64.33; Payroll, 923.89
Water rates for hydrants will remain at $60 per quarter and $1.75 per 1000 gallons
Purchase a generator from Echo Electric for $4,328.73 for the new fire building using sales tax funds
Taking bids for a sidewalk and steps with railing at new fire building
Pull the 3 phase meter on the back of City Hall
Approve signing contract with Complete Pest Elimination and paying in advance
Having the City Attorney draft a resolution to place a 3 way stop at 5th and Cedar.
Having the City Attorney draft a resolution to allow for a temporary gate to block through traffic from Cedar Street north onto 5th Street during school hours and gym activities.
Discussions were held:
Tabled discussion on driveway off Bowen Street until March
Non-payment of drainage ditch on Bowen Street by property owner
1988 water well repairs
Water line at 301 Maple Street
Picnic tables
Sheriff’s Report-103 hours and 36 minutes and 10-911 calls.
Community Assessment meeting Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Next regular meeting will be held on March 4, 2013
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
The hearing had been opened by Mayor Schmitt at 7:30 p.m.
Taylor Went, of Advanced Consulting Engineers, explained the One and Six Year street report to the Council.
There was no public opinion.
Following Council discussion, Nissen introduced Resolution 2013-1, a resolution approving the proposed One and Six Year Street report, and moved for its passage.   A second to the motion was made by Kittelson.  All members voted aye and the motion carried.  Absent and not voting was Jochum.  There being three ayes, no nays and one absent, Mayor Schmitt declared Resolution 2013-1 passed and adopted.
There being no other items to be discussed during the hearing, Mayor Schmitt declared the hearing adjourned.  The hearing ended at 8:31 p.m.
Mayor Mike Schmitt
Clerk Vicki S. Miller
Publish: February 13, 2013