BRUNSWICK BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING AGENDA
DATE: June 26th 2019 at Auditorium.
Chairman Jim Meuret called the meeting to order at 7:06 pm. with a Roll Call: Present were Craig Forbes, Joe Rumsey, Ed Wahrer, Chris Twibell and Guest: Mike Masat, Kate Ostenrude, Michelle Pellatz, Amanda Peter, Melissa Fischer, LuAnn Doerr, Michelle Meuret, Janet Todd, and Chairman Jim Meuret stated that after the last board meeting the board had Eco Lab came and looked at the auditorium. Eco Lab had stated that since there was a dirt floor underneath the auditorium there was nothing that he could do that the damage was too severe. Meuret stated that he also had Hild Construction come and look at the auditorium and Hild had confirmed what Eco Lab had observed.
Chairman Meuret stated that the Village Board spends about $12,000 to $15,000 annually on the library and the
library receives grants and state aid to pay for books and other costs. Meuret asked the other board members if they had anything to add, the members stated that if the library could find something within financial reason the board would definitely consider the options. Meuret stated that for the time being the library could set up in the auditorium until a better temporary or permanent solution was found.
Chairman Meuret stated that he has been in contact with the library board about some of the options. Meuret stated that he had been in contact with the owners of the old school house and stated that the owner would be interested in renting the old school, but the Village would be responsible for all of the renovations. Meuret stated that they wanted a long term release of 20 years at $200 a month. Library Board President Amanda Peter said there would need to be some renovation to the old school because it would need to be handicap assessable because of the steps into the main rooms. The bathrooms would have to be updated to code and the doorways widened. There would need to be other renovations to the building as well, it would most likely need new windows and a heating and air conditioner.
Library Board member Michelle Pellatz stated that they have been brainstorming fundraisers that could help with some of the costs of renovations and also stated that all of the board members and their families would be willing to help with some of the work. Librarian Kate Ostenrude had mentioned that there were grants out there for historical buildings, but there would be no certainty that the auditorium would be accepted and the process would be long. Library Foundation member Luann Doerr stated that the foundation would be willing to help, she stated that they could help with fundraising and could possible to out and ask for much larger donations.
Chairman Meuret stated that the library board should get a bid on the amount of work that the school house would need. Meuret stated that the library board would present the bid at the regular July 10, 2019 board meeting and then further discussion will be held. Chris Twibell made the comment that it would be better if the lease on the school house was shorter. Meuret stated that he would be in contact to see if a shorter lease would be an option.
Ed Wahrer made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Craig Forbes. All ayes, motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm, next meeting is scheduled for July 10th, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room.
Published July 17, 2019
BRUNSWICK BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REGULAR BOARD MEETING AGENDA
DATE: May 8th 2019 at Community Room.
Chairman Jim Meuret called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with a Roll Call: Open Meetings Notice was acknowledged, Present were Craig Forbes, Joe Rumsey, Chris Twibell and Guest: Mike Masat
Chris Twibell made a motion, seconded by Craig Forbes to approve the minutes from the last meeting. All ayes, motion carried. Chris Twibell made a motion, seconded by Craig Forbes to approve the agenda. All ayes, motion carried.
The Board reviewed the monthly bills and wages and Treasurer’s Report. Craig Forbes made a motion, seconded by Chris Twibell to pay the monthly bills and wages and approve the Treasurer’s Report. All ayes, motion carried.
Clerk Krystal Buck stated that she had spoken with Dana Klabenes with the City of Neligh to inquire on what their Unsightly Property Notices looked like. Klabenes emailed over a sample of what the form looks like and it was passed around for the board members. Chairman Meuret stated that he thought the form was similar to what we should use. He wanted to compare it to others he has seen and then would help originate the Village’s policy.
Mike Masat stated that there is an issue or two that has come up with the community hall rental, mostly with the use of it between its cleaning and the rental taking place. The cleaning always takes place the night before. The Village Board all voiced support of the morning coffee group that is using it but thought they were not to use it on rented days. Krystal will call the group and remind them to not hold their morning coffee there when it its rented that day, regardless of the time of rental. The Village Board reviewed its policy on rental of the room and all agreed that the coffee group was exempt from that, but all other functions must go thru the rental process with Ashley including the 75$ fee.
Maintenance Report: Mike Masat stated that he had spoken with Bruce Horstman and had done some research online pertaining to the lagoon. Masat stated that he had read if there were any disinfectants in the water it could cause some issue, Masat asked Meuret what they run in the truck wash and Meuret stated that he would check to be sure but they made sure they were additives that can be ran through the town sewer safely. The Village board discussed possible ways to help manage the lagoon system, such as setting up an irrigating plan, but decided to see how the summer went and revisit the issue in the fall. Usage seems to be up but it has been so wet that it is hard to gauge if we will have a problem with it. Also on the south side of town there are underground drains that are running constantly from underground water coming up. Masat also stated that the new blade for the tractor was ordered and they gave the village a $500 trade in on the old one. Masat stated that he called and asked Pollard Pumping to come and clean out some select main lines. He will contact NCPPD for a streetlight repair.
Chairman’s Report: Chairman Meuret stated that the water tower is approaching an age that it is going to need some maintenance. We have done just what is necessary so far but it would be very easy to fall behind. He stated that is one of the things we keep a water reserve for, but it may not be enough. Meuret said he would like the boards permission to talk to two companies and get their maintenance programs ideas going forward with timelines and with some budget numbers for the board to look at. They may even include a flat yearly amount that is more budgetable than big variations in expenditures. Forbes motion and a Rumsey second to allow him to make contact and get bids. All ayes
The meeting adjourned at 7:52 pm, next meeting is scheduled for June 12th, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room.
Bills Approved: J&J Sanitation - $1003.01; NCPPD - $2190.74; Kumm Gas Company - $85.44; Mitteis Gravel - $355.51; Ne Public Health Lab - $15.00; Plainview Telephone - $32.99; JE Meuret Grain - $131.40; Core Development - $200.00; Bomgaars - $40.98; Mike Masat Wages - $708.75; Ashlee Masat Wages - $88.00; Krystal Buck Wages - $525.00; Kate Ostenrude Wages - $693.00; Walts Computers - $150.00; Verizon - $23.76; S&S Worldwide - $29.99; Demco - $161.91.
Published June 12, 2019
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