Terrytown City Council agenda and minutes from October 2016 to the most recent meeting.
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CITY OF TERRYTOWN
The City of Terrytown Council met on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 6:30 PM, for their regular monthly meeting at the Housing Authority, 89A Woodley Park Road in the City of Terrytown. Notice of said meeting was published in the Scottsbluff Star-Herald according to law and council members were notified of said meeting. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Kent Greenwalt. Council Members present were: Jerry Green, Cyinda Kriner, Chris Perales and Marcia Sherlock. Absent: None. Assistant City Clerk Tamera Leeling recorded the proceedings of the meeting. The minutes of the previous meeting were dispensed with.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by those in attendance. Mayor Greenwalt pointed out the location of the poster for the Open Meetings Act.
There were no additions, changes, or emergency items added to the agenda.
There was no correspondence added to the agenda.
Moved by Sherlock and seconded by Perales to approve the minutes of April 6, 2017. Aye’s: Green, Kriner, Perales and Sherlock. Nay’s: None. Motion approved.
Moved by Perales and seconded by Sherlock to approve Green’s conflict of interest for the payment of Check #15012-$203.17 for the Clerk’s wages. Aye’s: Kriner, Perales and Sherlock. Nay’s: none. Motion approved. Moved by Perales and seconded by Sherlock to approve payment of the Clerk’s wages. Aye’s: Kriner, Perales and Sherlock. Nay’s: none. Motion approved.
Payment of Claims: KENO FUND: Nebraska Public Power District, Utilities, 105.63; ACM Accountants, Keno Lottery Procedures, 1100.00; Carpenter Center, Contribution, 250.00; GENERAL FUND: Intralinks, Inc., Repairs/Maintenance, 75.00; Scotts Bluff County Sheriff, Legal Fees, 39.44; Simmons, Olsen Law Firm, Legal Fees, 2210.50; Nebraska Department of Revenue, Income Withholding Tax, 835.24; Nebraska Public Power District, Utilities, 414.11; Pitney Bowes, Postage Meter Lease, 168.00; Charter Communications, Phone/Internet, 120.83; Nebraska Child Support Payment Center, Child Support, 246.94; Robert Blanco, Jr., Wages, 425.12; Hugo Chairez, Wages, 1068.24; Tamera Leeling, Wages, 742.99; Dennis McLaughlin, Wages, 833.73; Windstream, Telephone, 6.08; Dennis McLaughlin, Overtime Adjustment, 25.70; Principal, Vision Insurance, 41.55; Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Insurance, 2747.04; Gering Public Schools, Liquor License Disbursement, 500.00; Robert Blanco, Jr., Wages/Adjustment, 455.97; Hugo Chairez, Wages, 1167.52; Tamera Leeling, Wages, 742.99; Dennis McLaughlin, Wages, 911.45; Nebraska Child Support Payment Center, Child Support, 246.94; 21st Century Equipment, Repairs/Maintenance, 233.49; ACM Accountants, Audit, 3300.00; Off Broadway, Office Supplies, 50.13; Capital Bank & Trust, Simple IRA, 1406.35; Carpenter Center, Office Rent/Contract Labor, 1154.00; Charter Communications, Phone/Internet, 171.02; Panhandle Co-Op, Repairs/Maintenance, 266.00; Cyclone Express, Fuel, 175.58; Dale’s Tire, Tires/Balancing, 708.12; Dana Cole & Co., Accounting, 3685.00; Panhandle Human Society, Pest Control, 600.00; Ideal Linen, Shop Supplies, 67.25; Jirdon Agri Chemicals, Inc., Park Supplies, 1442.92; Johnson Cashway Lumber, Shop Supplies, 161.41; Judy Hoatson, Bookkeeping, 370.00; Marketing Consultants, Clothing, 119.00; Moneywise Office Supply, Office Supplies, 35.78; Murdoch’s, Equipment, 119.99; Respond First Aid Systems, Supplies, 120.44; Scottsbluff Police Department, Police Labor, 7683.33; M.C. Schaff & Associates, Engineering, 995.00; One Call Concepts, Digger’s Hotline, 81.72; Linda Green, Wages, 203.17; Jerry Green, Wages, 69.26; Roy Greenwalt, Wages, 230.87; Cyinda Kriner, Wages, 69.26; Chris Perales, Wages, 69.26; Marcia Sherlock, Wages, 69.26; WATER FUND: Nebraska Public Power District, Utilities, 275.41; Enviro Services, Inc., Lab Fees, 18.00; Nebraska Public Power District, Utilities, 1207.90; Enviro Service, Inc., Lab Fees, 18.00; HOA Solutions, Inc., Repairs/Maintenance, 426.00; Terry Carpenter, Inc., Well Lease, 438.00; SEWER FUND: Panhandle Co-Op. Diesel Fuel, 342.00; City of Scottsbluff, Wastewater Fee, 11093.99; Platte Valley Bank, Loan Payment, 2172.82; Nebraska
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Public Power District, Utilities, 291.11; Enviro Service, Inc., Lab Fees, 264.00; Ideal Linen, Shop Supplies, 10.43; NMC Exchange, Repairs/Maintenance, 953.82; Terry Carpenter, Inc., Land Lease, 150.00; Waste Connections, Trash Collection, 6449.70; STREET FUND: Eric Hennings Construction, Repairs/Maintenance, 9317.50; Nebraska Public Power District, Utilities, 2292.91; Nebraska Public Power District, Utilities, 267.53; 21st Century Equipment, Battery, 141.14; Panhandle Co-Op, Repairs/Maintenance, 203.20; Murphy Tractor, Battery, 424.76. Moved by Perales and seconded by Sherlock to approve the payment of claims as presented, except the claim by Terry Carpenter, Inc. Aye’s: Green, Kriner, Perales and Sherlock. Nay’s: None. Motion approved.
Clint Schaff of M.C. Schaff and Associates presented Ordinance No. 438 for council’s approval. This ordinance establishes Spring Valley Lane and Woodley Park Road to be limited to “one-way” single lane traffic only. The “one-way” traffic pattern will commence at Terry Boulevard and continue north to Woodley Park Road and the “one-way” traffic pattern will commence at Spring Valley Lane and continue south to Terry Boulevard. The City will work with law enforcement in recognizing the changes in vehicular traffic pattern on these two streets and will issue warnings for thirty days after becoming effective. Moved by Sherlock and seconded by Green to dispense with the three readings of the ordinance. Aye’s: Green, Kriner, Perales and Sherlock. Nay’s: None. Motion approved. Moved by Kriner and seconded by Green to pass Ordinance No. 438 to become effective upon proper signage being posted. Aye’s: Green, Kriner, Perales and Sherlock. Nay’s: None. Motion approved.
ORDINANCE NO. 438
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TERRYTOWN, NEBRASKA CONCERNING “ONE-WAY” VEHICULAR TRAFFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR SPRING VALLEY LANE AND WOODLEY PARK ROAD.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Terrytown, Nebraska:
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PASSED and APPROVED on May 4th, 2017.
Mayor of the City of Terrytown
Terrytown City Clerk
Clint Schaff of M.C. Schaff and Associates provided an update on the water project. Hennings Construction, Inc. has signed the contracts and is expected to receive his required bond in the next couple of weeks. After the bond is received, the equipment needs will be ordered. Construction is expected to begin toward the middle or end of the summer.
City Administrator/Treasurer Lonnie Miller presented the March 2017 Financial Statements. The final sewer loan payment was paid in April.
City Administrator/Treasurer Lonnie Miller reported on the claim from Terry Carpenter, Inc. concerning unpaid real estate taxes related to Terry’s Lake for years 1998-2015 which was tabled from last month’s meeting. The City Clerk and Assistant City Clerk reviewed the City’s records and found information showing that the City paid the respective real estate taxes for years 1998-2014. This information was delivered to the Terry Carpenter, Inc. on April 11, 2017. Mr. Miller recommended that as the claim was not valid in its entirety, it should be denied. Mr. Miller was instructed to draft a letter to Terry Carpenter, Inc. informing them of the denial. Moved by Green and seconded by Sherlock to deny payment of claim submitted by Terry Carpenter, Inc. on March 1, 2017, representing unpaid real estate taxes in the amount of $6,801.54. Aye’s: Green, Kriner, Perales and Sherlock. Nay’s: None. Motion approved.
City Administrator/Treasurer Lonnie Miller presented his six-month compensation review for Office Manager Tammy Leeling. Ms. Leeling was hired in October as the City’s Office Manager at $15.00 per hour and with a promise of $16.00 per hour following a successful six-month performance evaluation. However, Ms. Leeling initially received extra compensation for her additional duties as Assistant City Clerk. Until her retirement, Linda Green received $440.00 monthly to perform all Clerk duties, in addition to her compensation as the City’s Office Manager. When she retired, this pay was divided equally between Ms. Green and Ms. Leeling, giving Ms. Leeling an effective starting rate of $16.27/hour. It was Mr. Miller’s recommendation that Ms. Leeling discontinue receiving this separate Clerk’s salary, and instead, receive a flat wage of $16.50 per hour for all duties performed on behalf of the City. Motion by Green and seconded by Kriner to increase Ms. Leeling’s total wages to $16.50 per hour and to discontinue any separate Clerk’s salary. Aye’s: Green, Kriner, Perales and Sherlock. Nay’s: None. Motion approved.
Police Chief Kevin Spencer reported that thirteen people will be testing for an open police officer’s position. Federal funding for the WING (Western Nebraska Intelligence Group) has been cut. However, the Scottsbluff Police Department will continue to fund their investigator’s position previously partially funded by this grant. Locations have been determined for the digital speed signs and they will be installed in the near future.
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Council Member Chris Perales reported that he is a member of the Scotts Bluff County Communications committee. At a recent meeting, it was determined that the annual membership fees charged per contributing agency will be cut by 10% over the next three years.
Assistant City Clerk Tammy Leeling reported that Scotts Bluff County Tourism Director Brenda Leisy presented a program concerning the upcoming solar eclipse at the Panhandle Clerks Association Meeting. The solar eclipse will occur on August 21, 2017, and is expected to draw 10,000 people to the Scottsbluff-Gering area.
There being no further business to come before the Council, moved by Sherlock and seconded by Green to adjourn to the next called meeting on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:30 PM, subject to the call of the Mayor. Aye’s: Green, Kriner, Perales and Sherlock. Nay’s: None. Motion approved.
Mayor of the City of Terrytown
Assistant City Clerk