Proceedings — Elgin City Council



December 5, 2011

The Elgin City Council met in regular session on Monday, December 5, 2011, 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, Kenny Jochum, 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:

• November regular meeting minutes, treasurer’s report, transaction report, paying the claims

GENERAL: ERPPD, se, 131.17; Great Plains Communications, se, 49.96; Fitzgerald,  Vetter & Temple, se, 393.00; Alan Reicks, se, 50.00; Prudential, retirement, 540.33; US Treasury, tax, 2034.52;  APPEARA,  su, 38.79; Allied, ins, 100.00; ElginReview, se, 42.04; Dean’s Market, su, 28.23; Bank of Elgin, ins, 1433.00; Elgin Insurance, ins, 1388.00; Western Office Tech, su, 71.99; ; Bank of Elgin,  loan, 500.00; Source Gas, se, 87.17; V. Miller, su, 326.00; US Post Office, su, 880.00; Hwy 14 Association, dues, 20.00; Payroll, 3142.11

SALES TAX: To General; $1791.12

STREET: ERPPD, se, 1451.99;  Elgin One Stop, su, 307.26; Verizonwireless, su, 28.32; The Station, su, 75.20; Dean’s Market, su, 12.78; Kayton International, machine rent, 1365.00; Barco Municipal Products, su, 1147.81; Westside Repair, rprs, 102.54; Elgin Review, se, 28.63; Beckman Lumber, su, 67.04; O’Neill Shopper, se 13.00; The Advisor, se, 86.40; Bank of Elgin, loan, 875.05; Source Gas, se, 11.36; Payroll, 1034.17

WATER: ERPPD, se, 592.27; NE Dept of Revenue, tax, 1258.68; Verizonwireless, su, 28.31;  Neb. Public Health Envir. Lab, se, 383.00; Great Plains Communications, se, 81.12; US Post Office, su, 5.10 ; GPC 1 Call Service, se, 6.24;, su, 67.33; Altwine Electric, su, 1999.29; Hawkins, su, 63.50; Payroll, 2068.32

SEWER: ERPPD, se, 717.06; NE Department of Revenue, tax, 641.74;  Great Plains Communications, se, 41.77;  GPC 1 Call Service, se, 6.24; Midwest Labs, se, 83.28; Dean’s Market, su, 5.99; NE Wastewater Operator, dues, 20.00; NE DEQ, loan payment, 3524.51; Payroll, 784.62

FIRE: ERPPD, se, 143.26; Great Plains Communications, se, 50.10; APPEARA, su, 38.78; Source Gas, se, 57.25

POLICE: Antelope Co Sheriff, se, 2640.00; Elgin Review, se, 28.62; O’Neill Shopper, se, 13.00; The Advisor, se, 86.40

TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING: Bud’s Sanitary Service, se, 4459.00; Betty Moser, rent, 100.00; R. Henn, ex, 8.07; Payroll, 60.38

POOL: ERPPD, se, 29.44; Source Gas, se, 14.98

PARK: ERPPD, se, 168.75; NE Dept of Revenue, tax, 51.22; Payroll, 249.53

LIBRARY: ERPPD, se, 53.63;  Great Plains Communications, se, 125.65;  Amazon, bks, 163.17; Source Gas, se, 39.00; Payroll, 942.85

• Have the City Attorney research what needs to be done to require a building permit for all non-attached buildings

• Hiring Big Timber to trim overhanging trees

• The highest bid of $1600.00 from Brandon Miller for the 2001 Crown Vic

• The highest bid of $1,525.97 from Jeff Scholl for the 1995 Ford pickup

• Adjourn the regular meeting and open the Reorganizational Meeting

• Kenny Jochum as Council President

• Resolution 2011-4 setting 2012 appointments and committees

• Building permits from Dennis Suhr

• Signing contract with Maguire Iron to clean water tower

Discussions were held:

• Plantation Street issue tabled until next month

• Legislative updates tabled until next month

• Reviewed the 2010-2011 audit

• Changing the employee manual regarding vacation carryover days

• Mayor signed the Certification of City Street Superintendent for 2011

• Repair of water leaks

• Snow removal and cars parked on streets during snow removal

• The sale of the hand gun to Sheriff Moore

• Returning the handgun by Officer Totten

• Sheriff Moore has title for abandoned vehicle

• Installing of drains on Bowen Street

• Location of water line for Perry Subdivision

• Missing street signs

• Deadline for incumbents to file is February 15, 2012

• Deadline for non-incumbents to file is March 1, 2012

• Meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

Publish: December 14, 2011