Proceedings – Elgin City Council

September 6, 2012
The Elgin City Council met in regular session on Thursday, September 6, 2012, 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, Jim Kittelson and 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:
• August regular meeting, treasurer’s report, transaction report, and paying the claims
GENERAL: ERPPD, se, 292.43; Great Plains Communications, se, 50.34; Fitzgerald, Vetter & Temple, se, 595.46; Alan Reicks, se, 50.00; Prudential, retirement, 547.79; USTreasury, tax, 3740.19; APPEARA, su, 38.40; Elgin Review, se, 174.37; Dean’s Market, su, 28.72; Elgin Insurance Services, ins, 1276.00; Elgin Pharmacy, su, 74.40; Eakes Office Plus, su, 65.46; A & M Contracting, rprs, 6901.00; Source Gas, se, 62.94; Bank of Elgin, ins, 1433.40; Bank of Elgin, loan, 500.00 ; Payroll, 1850.32
SALES TAX: To General; $2008.43
STREET: ERPPD, se, 1509.75; Elgin One Stop, su, 537.37; Verizonwireless, su, 19.39; Bank of Elgin, loan, 875.05; Source Gas, se, 24.03; ; The Station, se, 13.56 ; Elgin Auto Parts, su, 69.51; Beckman Lumber, su, 25.17; Precision Repair, se, 535.46; Bomgaars, su, 115.84; Zee Medical, su, 17.95—Michael Todd, su, 1141.92; Jerry’s Feed, su, 42.44; Payroll, 1447.20
WATER: ERPPD, se, 1856.63; NE Dept. of Revenue, tax, 1401.33; Verizonwireless, su, 19.40; Great Plains Communications, se, 49.52; US Post Office, su, 10.40 ; Great Plains One; Call Service, se, 6.57, ; Colleen Heithoff Account, return, 75.00; USA Bluebook, su, 522.74; Dean’s Market, su, 7.74; Barco, su, 4493.44; Maguire Iron, se, 1194.80; League of Municipalities, dues, 181.00; Payroll, 2109.38
SEWER: ERPPD, se, 1153.81; NE Department of Revenue, tax, 687.52; Great Plains Communications, se, 44.88; Dean’s Market, su, 1.50; Midwest Labs, se, 151.01; Great Plains One; Call Service, se, 6.56; League of Municipalities, dues, 181.00; To Sewer Replacement, 3400.00 ; Payroll, 806.73
FIRE: ERPPD, se, 144.01; Great Plains Communications, se, 51.07; APPEARA, su, 38.40; Source Gas, se, 46.57; Craft Inc, per contract, 54100.35; Elgin Rural Fire Board, refund, 967.00; EVFD, allot, 2300.00
POLICE: Antelope Co Sheriff, se, 2640.00; Safe; N; Secure, su, 1324.00
TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING: Bud’s Sanitary Service, se, 4520.25; Betty Moser, rent, 100.00; R. Henn, ex, 6.81; NE Dept. of Revenue, fee, 25.00; Payroll, 67.94
POOL: ERPPD, se, 785.86; Source Gas, se, 216.59; Dept of Revenue, tax, 92.33; Payroll, 5765.76
PARK: ERPPD, se, 207.22; Bomgaars, su, 155.18; Dept of Revenue, tax, 20.03 ; Payroll, 247.95
LIBRARY: ERPPD, se, 99.82; Source Gas, se, 37.35; Amazon, bks, 50.15 ; Great Plains Communication, se, 94.64; Library Overstocks, bks, 185.01; Northeast Library System, class, 20.00; Payroll, 943.84
YOUTH: ERPPD, se, 63.42
• Selling the City lot located at 301 Maple to Larry Anderson for $4,000.00.
• Application for payment #4 from Crafts Inc. for $54,100.35 and Change Order #1.
• Set November 5, 2012 for public hearing regarding possible rate increase and plan of action for State
• Special Designated Permit for the EKG Tailgate October 6, 2012
• Inter-local Agreement between Antelope County and the Elgin Library
• Sending a letter of support for the Prairie Breeze Wind Energy project to ERPPD
• Building Permits for Kenny Jochum and Bryan Jensen
• Paying roof repair claims during this fiscal year
• 3% wage increase for City Clerk, Utilities Superintendent and Assistant Maintenance
• Suspending the reading of Ordinance 632 on three different days
• Ordinance 632, an wage ordinance
• Sending a donation to Rural Water Association for their help in the rate study
• Budget Hearing: Approved additional 1% increase and 2012-2013 Budget
• Special Hearing: Approved Resolution 2012-2, setting the property tax request at $132,000.00
• Amending the budget hearing: Amending the 2011-2012 budget due because of increased expenditures, due to hail storm damage and fire building increased costs
Discussions were held:
• Water Study present by City Engineer John Zwingman
• Possible financial assistance through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to replace water meters
• Investigate locations for a new water well due to arsenic levels
• Look for someone to clean bathrooms
• City Attorney drafting an ordinance amending Ordinance 525
• Attorney’s Report-Sent letter regarding expenses for property cleanup
• Insurance coverage through the fire department
• Estimated cost of ground rubber for playground $33,253.54
• Sandblasting of playground equipment
• Next regular meeting will be held on October 1, 2012
Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
Publish: September 19, 2012