Saturday, January 18, 2020

Exeter Village Board Discusses Cleaning Up Properties

The Exeter Village Board met on Tuesday, January 7 at 7 p.m. with all members present.

After approving the minutes and the invoices the board discussed the League of Nebraska Municipalities midwinter conference before addressing the marshals report.

The board discussed the quality of surveillance cameras available and asked Clerk Erdkamp to contact the company the school uses to get information on their system.

Board member Justin Harre broached the subject of the board dealing with some of the abandoned property in town, “This year are we going to try to focus on sinking our teeth into a house and get one done?”

Chairman Michl was sure that one of the police officers would be able to serve in the legal capacity to inspect the properties.

After board member Kathy Erdkamp asked if the board was looking at their top three houses on the list, Michl remarked that the office could approach all three property owners to see if one or more would agree to have their property cleaned up.

Maintenance Supervisor John Mueller reported that the water tower was inspected, “It looks fine, it has some wear but it is fine.

He also, along with Michl, noted that the original well water sample was retested and the arsenic levels were lower than the first test.

Mueller reported that he and village employee Terry Salyer have been working on the fire hall.  They have raised the ceiling, installed ceiling fans and worked in the bathrooms.  They plan to replace the rotting wood around the overhead doors next.

Clerk Erdkamp reported that sales tax for October was $11,779.37 and keno for November was $290.44.  She has several office furniture representatives who are planning to share some ideas for replacing her desk.

The board set the next meeting for February 11th at 7 p.m. at the Exeter Village office.

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