VILLAGE OF SOUTH BEND
Trustees Meeting
September 3, 2003


The Village Board of Trustees met in regular session September 3, 2003 at 7:00 PM at the Village Hall. Board Members present were: James Cerveny, Connie Cerveny, Dave Mahrt, John Adsit, and Chairman Patrick Cunningham.
The meeting notice was posted at Village Hall, Post Office, & Fuel Depot.

The minutes of the August meeting were read and approved, motion by D. Mahrt, 2nd by J. Adsit, Vote all Aye.

Treasurerís report was read. Bills presented for the Road Fund $161.54 OPPD (Street Lights). Bills presented for the General Fund $10.55, OPPD (Town Hall Lights), $260.75 Springfield/Louisville Insurance - 2nd Installment, $400.00 Rishel & Pfeifer, P.C. - Preparation of Budget, $56.67 Plattsmouth Journal, $37.00 Postmaster - stamps, and $40.00 Deb Cunningham (Administrative Fees). Motion to pay the bills by J. Adsit, 2nd by D. Mahrt, vote all Aye.

Application of Liquor License for Fuel Depot, 106 S. Nevada St. South Bend, NE, motion by J. Adsit to approve recommendation to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission, 2nd by D. Mahrt. Roll-Call Vote: John Adsit-yes in favor, Dave Mahrt-yes in favor, James Cerveny-yes in favor, Connie Cerveny-yes in favor, motion passes.

Discussion on Water District with Attorney Larry Morton: Motion to table voting on interlocal agreement until the October meeting by D. Mahrt, 2nd by C. Cerveny.
Motion by J. Adsit to move into Public Hearing at 8:20, 2nd by D. Mahrt. Budget was read and discussion had. Motion by C. Cerveny to close Public Hearing at 8:24, 2nd by D. Mahrt. C. Cerveny motioned to pass the base increase by 2.5%, 2nd by J. Adsit, Vote all Aye. Motion by D. Mahrt to increase an additional 1%, 2nd by J. Adsit, vote all Aye.

Motion by C. Cerveny to pass Resolution #03-02, 2nd by D, Mahrt

WHEREAS, Nebraska Revised Statute 77-1601.02 provides that the property tax request for the prior year shall be the property tax request for the current year for purposes of the levy set by the County Board of Equalization unless the Village Board of the Village of South Bend passes by a majority vote a resolution or ordinance setting the tax request at a different amount; and WHEREAS, a special public hearing was held as required by law to hear and consider comments concerning the property tax request; and WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the Village of South Bend that the property tax request for the current year be a different amount than the property tax request for the prior year. NOW, THEREFORE, the Village Board of the Village of South Bend, by a majority vote, resolves that:

1. The 2003-2004 property tax request be set at $6,599.00
2. The budget limit for 2003-2004 is set using the base limitation percent increase of 2.5% and also using the additional 1% increase approved by this resolution.
3. A copy of this resolution is to be forwarded to the County Clerk prior to October 13, 2003, as part of the Villageís budget.
Vote All Aye, Motion Passes.

Building Permits: Jack Herbert, 32014 E. Lake Park Dr. Lot 67, North Lake for a shed, motion by D. Mahrt, 2nd by C. Cerveny, vote all Ayes.
Planning Committee Report: No Report
Drainage Improvement Project: No Report
Inspections Conducted: No Report
Correspondences: Letter from Cass County Dept. of Roads: Is there interest in the County to perform duties as Village Street Superintendent? Motion by C. Cerveny to send a letter of interest to the County, 2nd by D. Mahrt, vote all Aye. Connie Cerveny has been in contact with Glen Johnson about sending a letter to NRD requesting invite to a Village Board Meeting to discuss some trail connection opportunity to help enhance South Bend and help with some possible Town Hall improvements. Motion by C. Cerveny to do this, 2nd by J. Cerveny, vote all Aye.

Town Clean-up, October 3, 4, & 5. Motion by D. Mahrt to set the dates, 2nd by J. Adsit., vote all Aye.

Next Regular Board Meeting Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Motion to adjourn by C. Cerveny, 2nd by J. Adsit, Vote all Aye.

 

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