VILLAGE OF EAGLE
November 7, 2017
The Village Board of Trustees met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on November 7, 2017 with Moore, Young, Rash, Schukei and Meier present. The Agenda items listed thereon were sufficiently descriptive to give the public reasonable notice of the matters to be considered at the meeting. The Chair, at the beginning of the meeting, informed the public about the location of the posted current copy of the Open Meetings Act. Chairperson Moore named the three (3) areas where the agenda was posted as follows: Community Building, Village Clerk’s Office, and Eagle State Bank.
Motion by Rash, second by Meier, to introduce Resolution 2017-13. Voting: Ayes – 5. Motion carried.
Chairperson Moore read Resolution 2017-13 entitled:
RESOLUTION NO. 2017-13
ENDORSING THE MOPAC TRAIL EAST CONNECTING SEGMENT DEVELOPMENT
WHEREAS, the Village of Eagle recognizes the economic benefit to people and businesses in the village due to increased traffic on the trail; and
WHEREAS, showing village support for this recreational project will encourage existing community residents to utilize the trail for their own health and recreation; and
WHEREAS, an adopted resolution will allow the Village of Eagle to designate a representative to present their recommendations to the Nebraska Labor and Agriculture Coalition for inclusion in the Action Plan; and
WHERAS, the Village of Eagle is considered an integral local unit of government within the county and natural resource district, specifically regarding changes to the route and function of the MoPac Trail East;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village of Eagle hereby endorses the development and construction of a connecting segment of trail to complete a 7.5-mile gap in the MoPac Trail East, between Wabash, NE and South Bend, NE, due to the direct economic and social benefit improved trail activity and utility has on the Village of Eagle.
Motion by Rash, second by Meier, to adopt Resolution 2017-13. Voting: Ayes – 5. Motion carried.
Motion by Rash, second by Young, to approve Olsson Associates’ Letter Agreement for Professional Services for Civic Center Study at 727 South 1st Street. Voting: Ayes – 5. Motion carried.
Motion by Rash, second by Young, to approve Hestermann Design’s Proposal for Construction Management Services for the Municipal Office at 727 South 1st Street. Voting: Ayes – 5. Motion carried.
Open Forum – John Surman (450 Eagle Dr.) asked if the board included People Service’s operation of the wastewater treatment facility in the annual budget. Moore said yes.
Motion by Rash, second by Meier, to approve Aquachem’s proposal to provide chemicals, products and service to the Eagle Pool. Voting: Ayes – 5. Motion carried.
Motion by Rash, second by Moore, to approve Jeremy Slaughter attending Aquachem’s Certified Pool Operator’s Course in Bellevue on December 6th-8th, 2017 at a cost of $150.00. Voting: Ayes – 5. Motion carried.
Motion by Rash, second by Young, to approve Special Designated License dates for Eagle Grocery on November 24th-25th, 2017 and December 1st-3rd, 2017. Voting: Ayes – 5. Motion carried.
Motion by Meier to approve purchase of 2006 JCB 214 Backhoe at a cost of $45,900.00 after trade-in of 1993 John Deere 310D Backhoe. Motion died for lack of a second vote.
Motion by Rash, second by Young, to approve purchase of concrete for street repairs on ‘D’ Street between 1st & 2nd Street in an amount not to exceed $500.00. Voting: Ayes – 5. Motion carried.
Motion by Young, second by Schukei, to approve the removal of Jim Cooper from the active roster at Fire & Rescue and move to Honorary Member status. Voting: Ayes – 5. Motion carried.
Motion by Meier, second by Young, to approve minutes as typed for the previous meeting. Voting: Ayes – Schukei, Young, Meier, Moore. Rash abstained. Motion carried.
Motion by Moore, second by Schukei, to approve claims as presented. Voting: Ayes – 5. Motion carried.
Approved Claims: Wages 7,025.02, Board Wages 800.00, American Exchange Bank 500.01, Aramark 918.40, Auto Body Supply 318.89, Ball Insurance 1,260.00, Black Hills Energy 111.62, Bobcat of Omaha 2,000.00, Casey’s 490.28, Cass Co. Register of Deeds 70.50, Cass Co. Sheriff’s Dept 3,145.21, Chomperz 330.00, Christiansen Tree Srvc 385.00, Constellation Energy 43.80, Core & Main 1,088.08, Cornhusker Press 135.20, Coventry Health Care 1,579.76, Display Sales 100.00, Eagle Automotive 2,996.73, Eagle Fire & Rescue 2,800.00, Eagle General 9.40, EFTPS 2,384.78, EMS Billing 393.68, GIS Workshop 15,000.00, Rick Hestermann 298.28, Eric & Jami Hilton 150.00, Interstate All Battery Center 44.90, John Deere Financial 98.50, John Hancock Investments 284.58, Lyle & Judy Karsten 150.00, Lincoln Clutch & Brake 110.12, Lovell Excavating 600.00, Matheson Tri-Gas 107.98, Menards-North 225.44, Menards-South 881.94, Brandon Meyer 250.00, Midwest Laboratories 111.50, Mierau & Co., P.C. 550.00, Travis Moore 22.22, Moore Medical 933.21, Municipal Supply of Omaha 6.95, Napa Auto Parts 559.99, NE Dept of Rev 1,771.91, NE Municipal Clerks Assn 35.00, NE Municipal Clerks Institute & Academy 393.00, NE Public Health Env Lab 68.00, NE Secretary of State 14.50, One Call Concepts 17.37, OPPD 4,715.75, O’Reilly Auto Parts 76.94, Overhead Door of Lincoln 120.00, People Service 5,225.00, Principal Fin Group 187.79, R & R Srvc 7.50, Ricoh USA 746.66, Rock Creek Refuse 60.00, Sargent Drilling 7,107.33, School District 145 300.00, Roger Stubbendeck 74.38, The Columbus Telegram 120.70, The Electronic Repair Shop 449.65, Tractor Supply Co 229.98, US Postmaster 283.00, USA Bluebook 172.13, Verizon Wireless 153.87, Vermeer High Plains 667.36, Waverly Plumbing & Well 538.99, West-E-Con 4,275.00, Sandy Weyers 72.89, Windstream 611.70, Zimmer Financial Srvc 157.98. Total of bills: $77,926.35.
Approved Park Claims: ACCO 1,357.45, Black Hills Energy 25.03, Display Sales 328.00, OPPD 81.86, Rock Creek Refuse 40.00. Total of bills: $1,832.34.
Approved Keno Claims: NE Dept of Rev 1,592.00. Total of bills: $1,592.00.
Motion by Rash, second by Young, to introduce Resolution 2017-14. Voting: Ayes – 5. Motion carried.
Chairperson Moore read Resolution 2017-14 entitled:
RESOLUTION NO. 2017-14
BE IT RESOLVED by the Village Board of the Village of Eagle, Nebraska as follows:
1. That Section 3-101(D) of the Policies of the Village of Eagle be amended to read as follows:
D. Regular Part-Time Employee. A regular part-time employee shall mean an employee who has completed the introductory period and is regularly scheduled to work less than 34 hours per week. If a part-time employee averages at least 34 hours per week for a full year, he/she will be reclassified as a full-time employee. Regular Part-Time employees working 24 hours or more a week shall be entitled to one half the benefits of full time employees except they shall receive paid holidays the same as full time employees. Part-time employees working less than 24 hours a week are not eligible for village benefits, unless otherwise provided in the Village’s explanation of benefits.
2. That section 4-601 of the Policies of the Village of Eagle be amended to read as follows:
SECTION 4-601: All Regular employees will receive the following holidays off with pay:
New Year’s Day Presidents Day
Memorial Day Independence Day
Labor Day Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving Columbus Day
½ day on Christmas Eve Christmas Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Veterans Day
3. That Section 4-903 of the Policies of the Village of Eagle be amended to read as follows:
SECTION 4-903: All regular employees who have completed their orientation periods and maintained an average work week of at least 24 hours during a quarter earn sick leave in proportion to the time they have worked. Employees can earn up to six days of sick leave per calendar year. Sick leave is taken on a working-hour basis. Holidays which occur during the period in which an employee takes sick leave do not count as sick leave and the time will not be deducted from an employee's sick leave record. The sick leave can be taken for personal illness as well as sickness in the employee's immediate family or spouse's immediate family (spouse or person bearing the same relationship as a spouse, children, parents, spouse's parents). In case of illness, injury, emergency circumstances, or any other absence which cannot be approved in advance, an employee should advise his/her supervisor and/or the Village Board (in certain positions, this is required) as soon as possible. The employee should also advise his/her supervisor and/or Village Board when planning to use sick leave for dental appointments, physical examinations, etc. When a pattern of absences due to illness is observed, the employee will be required to submit a substantiating medical statement that authorizes the employee to return to work.
4. That the original section 3-101(D), Section 4-601 and 4-903 of the Policies of the Village of Eagle be and the same here are repealed.
Motion by Rash, second by Schukei, to adopt Resolution 2017-14. Voting: Ayes – 5. Motion carried.
Motion by Moore, second by Rash, to go into executive session at 8:40 p.m. for Steph Hestermann’s annual employee evaluation and to protect the reputation of the employee. Voting: Ayes – 5. Motion carried.
Chairperson Moore said the board has come out of executive session at 8:55 p.m. after discussing Steph Hestermann’s annual employee evaluation.
Motion by Rash, second by Moore, to increase Steph Hestermann’s wage to $12.50 per hour. Voting: Ayes – 5. Motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:56 p.m.
Nick Nystrom Travis Moore
Village Clerk Chairperson
A true and complete copy of the above minutes is available at the Village Clerk’s Office during regular business hours.