VILLAGE OF FIRTH
June 1, 2010
The regular meeting of the Chairman and Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Firth, Nebraska was convened in open and
public session on the 1st day of June, 2010 in the Village Office at the Firth Community Center. Normal notification procedures
were observed. The meeting was called to order by the chairman at 7:00 p.m. and the following members were present: Dave
Hobelman, Paul TenHulzen, Thelma DeYong, Diane Wieskamp and Jarred Meyer. Dave Hobelman presided and the Village Clerk
recorded the minutes. The Clerk noted the location of the Open Meetings Act posted in the meeting room for public viewing.
A motion was made by Dave Hobelman, seconded by Thelma DeYong, to approve the meeting agenda. Roll call vote: 4 YEAS, no
NAYS. Motion carried.
The minutes of the previous meeting and the special meeting on May 15, 2010 were declared approved as presented.
The monthly/quarterly financial report was presented by the Village Treasurer. It was moved by Thelma DeYong, seconded by Diane
Wieskamp, to approve the financial report as given. Roll call vote: 4 YEAS, no NAYS. Motion carried.
It was moved by Paul TenHulzen, seconded by Thelma DeYong, to approve payment of current bills as presented. Roll call vote: 4
YEAS, no NAYS. Motion carried.
The prior month paid bills are as follows:
Payroll Taxes 430.87
Andy’s Truck and Auto Repair 239.73
Farmers Cooperative 544.48
First National Bank 586.15
Firth Community Association 2,100.00
Firth Community Association Expense 2,163.11
Huenink Refuse 3,280.00
Johnsen Corrosion Engineering, Inc. 513.00
Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office 570.75
Midway Welding 135.88
Midwest Laboratories, Inc. 10.45
Municipal Code Services 2,750.00
Nebraska Department of Revenue 762.99
Nebraska Public Health Environmental Lab 16.00
Norris Activities Association 270.00
Norris Public Power 1,559.03
Norris School District #160 450.00
Olsson Associates, Inc. 15,544.07
On the Hill Enterprises 168.35
P&P Trucking 1,105.00
Small Engine Specialists Inc. 11,537.00
Voice News 232.43
Employee Reimbursements 30.00
NSF Checks 0
Jarred Meyer took the oath of office and officially became a Village Trustee. He fills the vacant term that runs through December
Ordinance 06-2010-1, amending the official zoning map of the village was read aloud. This will change the zoning from residential to
industrial at 501 Everett and from residential to commercial at 204 Nemaha. It was moved by David Hobelman, seconded by Diane
Wieskamp, to adopt the ordinance. Roll call vote: 5 YEAS, no NAYS. Motion carried.
It was moved by Thelma DeYong, seconded by Paul TenHulzen, to accept the recommendation of the planning commission and
approve a building permit for Bruce and Amy Bednar to build a house at Larkins Addition, Lot 1. Roll call vote: 5 YEAS, no NAYS.
It was moved by Diane Wieskamp, seconded by Jarred Meyer, to accept the recommendation of the planning commission and approve
a building permit for Steve Childers to build a shed at 29341 South Goldenpond Road. Roll call vote: 5 YEAS, no NAYS. Motion
It was moved by Paul TenHulzen, seconded by Thelma DeYong, to accept the recommendation of the planning commission and
approve a building permit for Chad Baker to build a business building at 204 Nemaha. Roll call vote: 5 YEAS, no NAYS. Motion
Kase Kroese was present to request an administrative subdivision as he is purchasing approximately 17 feet of land from his neighbor
to the south. It was moved by Jarred Meyer, seconded by Paul TenHulzen, to approve the administrative subdivision. Roll call vote:
5 YEAS, no NAYS. Motion carried.
Betsy Ashman was present and gave an update on the Farmers Market that will begin this Friday, June 4 and run every Friday evening
through October. It was agreed that Nemaha Street could be blocked off for the Farmers Market on Friday evenings. The Board also
agreed that picnic tables from the park could be used for seating during the Farmers Market provided at least one table is left in each
On behalf of Sadie’s and Papa D’s, Betsy Ashman requested board approval for a special event liquor license for the evening of July
2. The businesses want to have a special event in conjunction with the annual Firth Community Association sponsored fireworks. It
was moved by Diane Wieskamp, seconded by Jarred Meyer, to grant permission for a special liquor license for July 2. Roll call vote:
5 YEAS, no NAYS. Motion carried.
Bob Baker was present on behalf of the Firth Community Association and asked if the board would consider being the judging panel
for the parade floats at the Fall Festival, September 25th. The Board agreed that at least 3 members would be part of the judging panel.
It was moved by Dave Hobelman, seconded by Paul TenHulzen, to approve an administrative subdivision of the property the village
purchased from Gerald TeKolste for the new well. Legal description of purchased parcel: Beginning at the NW corner of Lot 24,
Irregular Tracts located in said SW1/4; thence SO2°31’47”E (assumed bearing) on the west line of said Lot 24, 100.22 feet to the SW
corner of said Lot 24; thence S87°15’32”W on the north line of Country View Addition extended, 108.18 feet to the east line of Lot 5,
Tekolste Addition as it is now platted; thence N03°06’24”W on the east line of said Lot 5, as it is now platted, 100.30 feet; thence
N87°18’02”E parallel with the south line of said SW1/4, 109.19 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 0.25 of an acre more or
less. Roll call vote: 5 YEAS, no NAYS. Motion carried.
It was moved by Dave Hobelman, seconded by Thelma DeYong, to deny a building permit for Dave Musiel to build a 4-unit mini-
storage building at 501 Everett due to unresolved floodplain issues on another property in town. Roll call vote: 5 YEAS, no NAYS.
It was agreed that Dave Hansmeyer would purchase a used refrigerator for the concession stand with ball field funds.
It was moved by Diane Wieskamp, seconded by Jarred Meyer, to approve the Olsson Associates CDBG Grant Administrator contract.
Roll call vote: 5 YEAS, no NAYS. Motion carried.
It was moved by Jarred Meyer, seconded by Thelma DeYong, to adopt the CBDG Citizen Participation Plan, CBDG Procurement
Procedures and Code of Conduct, and the CBDG Use of Excessive Force Policy. Roll call vote: 5 YEAS, no NAYS. Motion carried.
It was moved by Diane Wieskamp, seconded by Paul TenHulzen, to approve Resolution 2010-0601 executing the contract for a loan
between the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and the Village of Firth Nebraska. Roll call vote: 5 YEAS, no NAYS.
It was moved by Dave Hobelman, seconded by Diane Wieskamp, to approve Resolution 2010-06-2 establishing a $9.96 SRF loan
repayment fee to be accessed monthly to each water customer beginning July 2010 and running through the life of the loan. Roll call
vote: 5 YEAS, no NAYS. Motion carried.
The Board agreed to the creation of a new standing committee to be named the “Personnel and Policy Committee.” This committee
will consist of the Chairman of the Board and one other member. Thelma DeYong agreed to serve along with Chairman Hobelman
through their remaining terms.
The possible need for town-hall type meetings was discussed. It was stated this might be a way to better inform the public regarding
village issues and give an opportunity to voice their comments or suggestions. The Board also discussed placing a bulletin board of
some sort outside the community center where village news and information could be posted.
The Brush Dump policy was discussed. It was agreed to have the dump open from 3:30-8:00 on Wednesday evenings and 8:00am-
1:00pm on Saturdays. A letter will be sent to all households within village limits informing them of the new dump policy. The letter
will also state that if the policy is abused the dump will be closed. It will also remind village residents that only those who live within
the village of Firth are allowed to use the dump and ONLY yard and garden waste and brush are allowed in the dump. A sign will be
ordered which clearly states what is allowed to be dumped.
It was stated that the mosquito sprayer has been delivered. Spraying will start mid-June.
Two Board of Trustee positions are up for election this year. Non-incumbents must file with the Village Clerk by August 1 st.
Committee reports were given.
It was agreed that the park committee could purchase flowers and bushes for the main park flower beds – limit of $100.00.
Jill A. Hoefler, Village Clerk
Board Approval – Chairman Date