Proceedings – Elgin City Council



October 3, 2011

The Elgin City Council met in regular session on Monday, October 3, 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 and Jim Kittelson.  Don Mackel was absent.

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:

• September regular meeting minutes, special hearing minutes and budget hearing minutes , treasurer’s report, transaction report, paying the claims

GENERAL: ERPPD, se, 205.95; Great Plains Communications, se, 39.78; Fitzgerald,  Vetter & Temple, se, 200.00; Alan Reicks, se, 50.00; Prudential, retirement, 531.95; US Treasury, tax, 1993.14; APPEARA,  su, 40.05; Elgin Review, prnt, 72.11; Dean’s Market, su, 14.82; Bank of Elgin, ins, 1433.00; Elgin Insurance, ins, 1416.00; Western Office Tech, su, 3.38; V. Miller, su, 141.85; EMC Life, ins, 329.00; Dept of Revenue, tax, 1061.20; Source Gas, se, 14.52; US Post Office, su, 13.26; Payroll, 1553.90

SALES TAX: To General; $1603.08

STREET: ERPPD, se, 1447.05; Elgin One Stop, su, 273.99; Verizonwireless, su, 20.28; The Station, su, 264.02; Elgin Equipment, se, 15.00; Elgin Auto Parts, su, 46.08; Bader’s Highway & Street, se, 6476.02; Sapp Bros, su, 28.15; Payroll, 1036.61

WATER: ERPPD, se, 927.84; NE Dept of Revenue, tax, 188.55; Verizonwireless, su, 20.28; Neb. Public Health Envir. Lab, se, 31.00; Great Plains Communications, se, 70.74; US Post Office, su, 43.77; ; GPC 1 Call Service, se, 5.62; Hawkins, su, 108.50; Municipal Supply, su, 1395.63; Payroll, 2073.22

SEWER: ERPPD, se, 1042.25; NE Department of Revenue, tax, 137.02; Great Plains Communications, se, 31.45; GPC 1 Call Service, se, 5.61; Midwest Labs, se, 88.13; Dean’s Market, su, 1.50; Reuss Electric, se, 668.28; US Post Office, su, 38.67; Payroll, 789.29

FIRE: ERPPD, se, 156.26; Great Plains Communications, se, 39.67; APPEARA, su, 40.05; NE Fire Extinguisher, se, 436.00; Source Gas, se, 40.14

POLICE: Antelope Co Sheriff, se, 2809.25; Safe; N-Secure, se, 64.00; US Post Office, su, 5.59

TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING: Bud’s Sanitary Service, se, 4508.00; Betty Moser, rent, 100.00; R. Henn, ex, 6.38; US Post Office, su, 38.66

POOL: ERPPD, se, 807.16; Source Gas, se, 421.28; NE Dept. of Rev, tax, 67.15

PARK: ERPPD, se, 276.15; NE Dept of Revenue, tax, 46.98; Payroll, 247.33

LIBRARY: ERPPD, se, 72.53; Great Plains Communications, se, 115.34; Amazon, bks, 123.27; Gale, bks, 81.20; Source Gas, se, 9.04; Payroll, 942.85

YOUTH: ERPPD, se, 37.30

• The maintenance department composing a list of properties in violation of the City Ordinance regarding over hanging trees, notify the property owner to have the trees trimmed by a certain date and if not the City will contact a tree removal service and the property owner will be charge for the trimming

• Purchasing 4 picnic tables and 6 park benches from Sterling West at the cost of $546 per table and $313 per bench.

• Suspending the reading of Ordinance 627 on three different days

• Ordinance 627, setting wages for employees

• Building permit from Pat and Cheryl Veik

• Locking the gate at the tree/compost site due to misuse

Discussions were held:

• Quick Claim Deed for a portion of Plantation Street

• Results of complete survey of Plantation Street was not received

• Construction of driveway and the placing of utility sheds/garages without a building permit

• Flushing fire hydrants

• Using mass calling to notify when flushing hydrants

• Grant for automatic calling, new doors & locks at water wells

• Selling of patrol car

• Old loader on Big Iron to be sold October 26th

• Fire in dumpster at camp-ground

• Auditors due on October 18, 2011

• The cleaning of the bathrooms at the park and City Office

Meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

Publish: October 12, 2011