Meeting Minutes

Village of Greenwood

Board of Trustees Meeting

October 25, 2017

The Greenwood Village Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the E.L. McDonald Community Center. Present were trustees Jim Wrich, Kevin Gerlach, Megan Piehl and Matt Starr. Larry Meyer was absent Minutes by Clerk/Treasurer Marcia Fiala. Notice of the meeting was posted in three public places (the Post Office, the community center and bulletin board in front of Clerk’s Office.) A copy of the proof of publication, as well as the Chairman and Trustees’ acknowledgement of receipt of notice, are on file. Proceedings hereafter noted were taken while the meeting was open to the public.

Call to Order

Wrich called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and publicly stated to all in attendance that a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act and a copy of all documents being discussed at the meeting were available for inspection and indicated the location of such copies in the room where the meeting was being held.

Roll Call

Wrich called each board member by name Piehl, Gerlach, Starr and Wrich were present Meyer absent

Consent agenda

Starr asked about whether the wire that had not been approved at a prior meeting was able to return. No one knew. Piehl reminded the board that anything over $400.00 needs to be approved by the board.

Communication of citizens

No one spoke during communication of citizens

Current Business:

Wrich spoke about bids that Meyer had received to resurface Main street from Hwy 6 to the West side of Ash St. Fiala spoke about changing fire hydrant and closing a water line that to the Uptown Saloon prior to any construction of Main St. Piehl and Starr agree that Paver’s bid was reasonable. Gerlach stated that Constructors included bids to the patchwork that has been particularly completed. Wrich stated at the bottom of the bids they state all bids are good for 30 days. Tabled to find out if the bids are still valid.

Removal of the tree at 109 Ash St by the city employees. According to ordinance 468 it covers the reasonable of the tree. The tree has Ash bore and has already lost limbs in the street. Piehl stated that Jim Swenson thought there might be some grant money. Wrich stated he will look into the grant option. Wrich made a motion to remove the tree in the public right way as it was a diseased tree seconded Piehl seconded

Aye – Piehl, Starr, Gerlach and Wrich      Nay – none      Motion carried

Wrich spoke about resolving a comment from Krings about librarian Frank. Krings stated all of the information was in the email. Frank was not concerned about what email she was referring to. Frank handed out additional emails of the conversation that had not been provided. Frank stated she had to spoke with a board member and it was in was put in her file. Krings did not ask the board to do anything, she asked for an apology to the renovation committee for calling them bullies. Frank stated she did not call them bullies she called Krings a bully. Frank thought that if you had a problem with Krings would have come to her but being a village employee, the board would take care of it. Starr feels it is out in the open and placed in her file. Elliott questioned why it was done on her village email. Frank stated it Krings sent it to her work email and she answered through her work email.

Wrich spoke about the bids to replace the tires on the backhoe Bids included were $1,360 Bauer built, $1,372 firestone $980.00 Cross Dillon $970.00 for Simple Tire for a Goodyear tire. Wilken asked what the ply of each tire is and to try and go with what is on there now. The current tires are Goodyear. Wrich made a motion to purchase the tire from Simple Tire with Coop to install for the prices quoted up to $1,200.00 for both tires. Gerlach seconded

Aye – Starr, Gerlach, Piehl and Wrich

Fiala stated that Meyer had planned to talk about nuisance properties going into next year. Fiala spoke about continuously sending letters and the same people not responding, the cost involved. Fiala suggest that next year to send out a maximum of two letters the first one will ask for clean up the second one stating that this will be there final notice if they don’t clean it up that village will and it will be assessed to the property. The current process is repetitious. Krings asked if this would include the health department houses and Gerlach stated it would also include. Resolution 17-5 for properties greater than $5,000. Fiala explained this is a final stage of the sale of the community land west of the village office including lots 354 – 361. Wrich reads the resolution. Wrich made a motion to adopt this resolution with the correction of wording from Brainard to Greenwood.

Aye – Starr, Piehl and Wrich      Nay – Gerlach      Motion carried

Starr spoke about meeting with Verizon today about potentially putting a cell phone tower by the water treatment plant. They are considering 4 sites. Verizon will update the village in 2 to 3 weeks.

Wrich made a motion to go into executive session for purposes of Jason Strode’s review.

Wrich made a motion to come out of executive session at 8:00 pm seconded by Kevin

Aye – Starr, Piehl, Gerlach and Wrich      Nay – none      Motion carried   

  No decision made

Wrich spoke about trimming the evergreens at the fire hall

Gerlach asked about relocating the recycle trailer. Fiala stated there was nowhere else to move it to and it needed to remain there.

Discussed repainting parking lines and replacing the sign at the fire station

Wrich made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:03 pm seconded by Gerlach

Aye – Starr, Piehl, Gerlach and Wrich      Nay – none     Motion carried _________________________

Marcia Fiala, Village Clerk/Treasurer


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