MINUTES OF VILLAGE OF LINWOOD
TRUSTEE’S REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
March 19th, 2020
Item 1: Call meeting to order: At 7:00 Chairperson Deb Sheppard called the meeting to order and also stated that the open meetings act is posted in the hall.
Item 2: Roll Call: Those answering to the roll call were Amber Phillips, Deb Johnson, Susie Matchett, Josh Slonecker and Mike Croghan. None was absent.
Item 3: Approve Minutes from last meeting: After the clerk read the minutes from the February 20, 2020 meeting Josh Slonecker made the motion to accept the minutes as read. Susie Matchett seconded the motion all were in favor, none opposed motion passed.
Item 4: Approve Treasurer’s Report: The Clerk presented the treasurer’s report dated March 19th, 2020. Susie Matchett made the motion to accept. Josh Slonecker seconded the motion. All were in favor with none opposed. Motion passed.
Item 5: Bills: The clerk presented 4 bills to the board:
Kathy Eaton Clerk fees $230.87; Will Eaton Maintenance $304.68; JEO hours looking at ditches $1,080.00; BPPD electricity $593.33 Josh Slonecker made a motion to table the JEO Bill until they get a detailed bill to the Village. Mike Croghan seconded the motion all were in favor with none opposed.
Josh Slonecker then made a motion to pay the rest of the bills. Susie Matchett seconded the motion all were in favor with none opposed. Motion passed
Item 6: Correspondence: The clerk read aloud the letter from the Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts it said the State has accepted the audit waiver that the Village had requested.
Item 7: Old Business: It was discussed that a letter should be sent to the Supervisors of Butler county pertaining to the cleaning of ditches east of town that the county is supposed to up keep. Josh Slonecker made the motion to send letter, Susie Matchett seconded the motion all were in favor with none opposed. Frank Peltz stated at the board that he has water in his basement because of the standing water in the ditches. The board again stated that they are trying to get the problem solved, and also stated that the ground water level is still high and other residents in town have been pumping water out of their basements. The Village received a letter from the State of Nebraska Dept. of Environment and Energy concerning the burn pile. An inspection of the site produced the finding of a old air compressor. This is a violation. The town is to remove the compressor and inspect pile before burning. No fines were assessed but the residents of the Village need to know the burn pile is only for brush. After some discussion Susie Matchett made a motion that the pile will only be open on Saturday’s and Sunday’s and only by appointment of getting hold of board member or maintenance. Josh Slonecker seconded the motion all were in favor with none opposed. The park and the property south of it was discussed. The property south owned by the Linwood Social & Recreation Center, Inc has not been kept up for years so Josh Slonecker made a motion to send a certified letter to Fred Hermsen in cleaning up the property. Susie Matchett seconded the motion all were in favor with none opposed.
Item 8: New Business: Coronavirus was discussed, The owner of the bar has been closed since mid-March. The clerk also informed the board that Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has put in effect limits of 10 people and changing the meeting that could be held by phone or tele-conferencing. Frank Peltz is wanting gravel on 4th street north of his house. Josh Slonecker made a motion to get gravel, Susie Matchett seconded the motion all were in favor with none opposed. Will Eaton is also to get gravel ordered for the rest of the town.
Item 9: Set next meeting date: April 16th, 2020 at the Village Hall beginning at 7:00 pm
Item 10: Motion to adjourn meeting: Josh Slonecker made the motion of adjournment at 7:47. Susie Matchett seconded the motion all were in favor meeting adjourned.