President Bob Lambert reported that Omaha Village TIF funds may be used for economic development and improvements at the reservoir/park. He suggested that such improvements as correct signage, widening the road, increasing the camp sites, including primitive site for tents, a landing zone for the emergency air lift, lock box and surveillance for camping fees and installing a new breaker box and wiring to support electricity use, be considered.
The June 11th meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by President Bob Lambert.
All members were in attendance, along with Clerk Patti Chittenden, and Treasurer Jane Schultz.
The minutes from the last meeting were approved and the bills were approved for payment. Jane reported that the yearly audit from Botsch and Associates was completed on Friday but not ready to be presented yet. The board is still waiting to hear from the USDA audit. Last month’s water loss was estimated at 5.3%. That is diminishing.
There was no new business to report from the Fire Department.
The ice cream social had a nice turn out. There were inflatables, face painting and ice cream. The social was shut down early because of the threat of inclement weather.
Several choices were presented to the board for naming the reservoir. Residents will get to choose a name and submit their choices in a drop box located at the post office if they will allow a drop box.
The village has not yet received the estimated budget, tax levy or appropriations from Botsch and Associates yet.
The board voted to offer part time temporary employment to Bryce Jolly for the summer. Several water meters need replacing in the Village. The board voted to purchase and replace two water meters per month for the next 12 months.
President Bob Lambert presented a septic system field report for the board’s approval. Each system will be checked annually except for the one with higher use. They will be checked more often. Sand filters can be changed in approximately one hour. This will be done the first week of every month. The supervisor has been instructed to weed the area on a weekly basis and to apply week killer as needed.
A TIF application was given to the board by Dustin Nelson, who is requesting the use of TIF funds. The board voted in favor.
There were no visitor concerns. There is unkempt properties brought to the board’s attention, one at 3rd and Lincoln.
Visitors were dismissed at 7:55 p.m. so the board could go into executive session. The topics were the Code of Conduct for the Employee Handbook, blighted buildings and the TIF purchase. The board came out of executive meeting minutes were accepted.
The board voted in favor of purchasing the Hendrix property with TIF funds, 5-0. Scott introduced the idea of using TIF funds to develop a solar field.
The board adjourned at 8:48.