Murdock Nebraska News - November 29, 2023
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VILLAGE OF MURDOCK
November 7, 2023
The Village Board of Trustees met in regular session on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall. Roll call as follows; Jake Wilson, Dave Nuss, Michelle Chesnut, Lee Towle, and Clerk were present. Brittany Cooklin was absent.
The minutes from the previous October meeting were read and then on a motion made by Chesnut and second by Towle were approved by a roll call vote both voting “aye”.
The following bills were approved by the Board members for payment: OPPD elect.-764.99; Ashland Disposal Service-2895.97; Cass Co. RWD#2 761,000gals-3957.20; ; Cass Co. RWD#2 read meters-509.00; St of NE PHE Labs wat test-510.00; Wahoo Waverly Ashland Newspapers publishing-137.07; Rosetta Story Christmas decos reimburse=256.37; C. Wilson Mowing(J Wilson abstained)-160.00; D. Nuss street patch reimburse-67.22; J Barnes payroll-1187.42; Jack Faubion wat oper./postage-179.90; Meeske Hardware-pole clamps etc-156.29; St of NE Dept of Revenue sales tax-127.29; (auto withdrawal) Black Hills Energy gas serv. 84.62 (Auto withdrawal) Windstream phone/int.-416.36 (Auto withdrawal); Webroot Antivirus Software renew-63.29.
The old business of discussing and possibly changing the Chicken ordinance was opened that had been tabled from the October meeting. There was a motion to leave the Ordinance as written but was tabled until the following meeting due to members unsure about quorum votes. Hanna Petersen was also in attendance to see the outcome of the meeting for this subject to support the residents in favor of changing this Ordinance. After discussion motion was again made by Towle and then seconded by Wilson, to leave the Ordinance as written which allows chickens if it is not within 100ft of any dwelling. The Board decided there was a quorum and all members in attendance voted. Wilson, Towle voted in favor of the motion. Chesnut voting against the motion. Chairman Nuss did not vote due to there not being a tie. Hanna Peterson is still interested in supporting this subject and will look into handing out petitions to get residents’ signatures in support of changing the Ordinance after the waiting period and permission from the Board to do so.
The water tower project of internal inspection and ladder gate installation was revisited. The Board will accept the bid from Linda Kurtz and Jake Wilson motioned the ladder gate be installed yet this fall and inspection/cleanout be done in the spring of 2024. Towle second this motion and it passed unanimously all voting in favor of.
Truck Traffic signs were put up on Wyoming street. This update by Wilson also opened discussion for including No thru truck traffic signs on Colorado and RailroadAve. And Iowa and Railroad Ave. The Board approved purchasing two more signs for these locations. Diggers hotline will be notified.
Michelle Chesnut made motion and Lee Towle second, to adopt the Resolution 092023 Signing of the Year-End Certificaton of city Street Superintendent for 2023. Scott Hrabik License Number: S-1655/ Class A, held this position during the 2023 year. The motion passed unanimously all in favor of.
Chesnut motioned and Towle seconded to appoint JEO as the Engineer for upcoming year 2024 and Scott Hrabik to be appointed Certified Street Engineer by Contract. This also passed unanimously by RCV all voting in favor of.
Additional updates on the Christmas lights that are being re-worked by Rosetta Story, water tower level adjustment for winter, trees that need trimmed at intersections, water service lines types that will need identified in the upcoming year per the State, and concrete work bid that was voluntarily submitted by Dan Highfield that may be addressed again in the Spring when the weather will be more compatible for concrete work.
There, being no further business, motion was made by Wilson and second by Chesnut that the meeting close and the next regular meeting will reconvene on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at the Murdock Village Hall and it carried unanimously by RCV.
Jacqueline A. Barnes Dave Nuss
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