Proceedings — Elgin City Council

April 1, 2013
The Elgin City Council met in regular session on Monday, April 1, 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, Kenny Jochum and Jim Kittelson.
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:
•    March regular meeting minutes, treasurer’s report, transaction report, and paying the claims (CLAIMS)
GENERAL: ERPPD, se, 120.30; Great Plains Communications, se, 50.33; Fitzgerald,  Vetter & Temple, se, 397.73; Jeannette Meis, se, 75.00; Prudential, retirement, 565.46; USTreasury, tax, 2280.68; APPEARA,  su, 37.15; Elgin Review, prmt, 95.59; Dean’s Market, su, 5.69; Western Office, su, 179.99; Eakes Office Plus, su, 7.38; NE Dept of Revenue,  tax, 708.57; V.Miller, ex, 100.14; New World Inn, se, 130.00; US Post Office, su, 10.04; Source Gas, se, 223.86;  Bank of Elgin, ins, 1436.42; Bank of Elgin,  loan, 500.00 – Payroll, 1566.20
SALES TAX: To General; $2133.20; To Fire; $4328.73
STREET: ERPPD, se, 1552.95; Elgin One Stop, su, 192.44; Verizonwireless, su, 14.36; Bank of Elgin, loan, 875.05; Source Gas, se, 109.45; The Station, su, 89.65; Sapp Bros, su, 103.43; Elgin Equipment, rprs, 97.25; Payroll, 1029.75
WATER: ERPPD, se, 698.29; NE Dept of Revenue, tax, 183.07; Verizonwireless, su, 14.36; Great Plains Communications,  se, 82.65; ; US Post Office, su, 5.60 –NE Public Health Lab, se, 31.00; D. Poulsen, ex, 19.47; ACES, se, 1975.00; Holiday Inn, se, 190.00; Elgin Review, su, 422.50; Bank of Elgin, bad check, 118.64; Danny Foster Account, return, 50.00; Payroll, 2059.50
SEWER: ERPPD, se, 905.25; NE Department of Revenue, tax, 151.35;  Great Plains Communications, se, 44.86; Dean’s Market, su, 1.50; Midwest Labs, se, 171.73; Payroll, 785.75
FIRE: ERPPD, se, 239.49; Great Plains Communications, se, 51.05; APPEARA, su, 37.15; Source Gas, se, 450.73; Bank of Elgin, loan, 1846.71; Travelers RMD, ins, 4767.00; Staashelm Electric, se, 100.00; Echo Electric, su, 4328.73
POLICE: Antelope Co Sheriff, se, 2640.00
TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING: Bud’s Sanitary Service, se, 4495.75; Betty Moser, rent, 100.00
POOL: ERPPD, se, 28.09; Source Gas, se, 24.25
PARK: ERPPD, se, 260.43; NE Dept of Revenue, tax, 16.24; Payroll, 243.97
LIBRARY: ERPPD, se, 60.60; Source Gas, se, 110.14; Amazon, bks, 43.24 ; Great Plains Communication, se, 64.28; Upstart,  bks, 48.75; Gale,  bks, 127.42; Junior Library Guild, bks, 5.00; Payroll, 923.89
•     Pledging $5000.00 to kick off the “pool fund raising project”
•    Tabled action on annexation of Meis Subdivision until May meeting
•    Tabled action on purchasing dead end signs
•    Drafting an interlocal agreement with Antelope County  to assist in emergency situations
•    Baseball Booster Officers submitting coaches names for Council approval
•    Zach Polk as sub-guard
•    Justine Heithoff to mow this summer
•    Building permit from Brian Evans
•    Improvements to storm sewer drainage ditch on Paul Pelster property
•    Charging $2.00 per 1000 gallons for large projects
•    Renting two dumpsters for a community cleanup day
•    Dig a new hole at the tree site
•    Require all campground fees to be paid in advanced
•    Sheriff  to inform camper that all past due fees need to be paid and fees paid in advance or be removed
Discussions were held:
•    Regarding the wind tower project with Dennis O’Mara project engineer with Blattner Energy
•    Signing contracts with DEQ
•    ADA Policy Statement for Nebraska Department of Roads
•    Stop signs ordered but not in
•    Participating in a study to possibly reduce arsenic levels in the water
•    Non-payment of drainage ditch on Bowen Street by property owner
•    Sheriff’s Report-99 hours and 53 minutes and 5-911 calls.
•    Complaints on dogs to be discussed at May meeting
•    Moving north fence at tree site
•    Bunker locations
•    Next regular meeting will be held on May 6, 2013
•    Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
Publish: April 10, 2013