VILLAGE OF ALLEN
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
May 13, 2024

The Village Board of Trustees had a special Zoning Public Hearing at 6 p.m. on May 13, 2024 in the Village Office/Library. Chairman Jones opened the public hearing with board members Judy Nice, Derick Nick, and Dean Chase present. Absent – Brett Koeppe. Also present were Larry Boswell, Chris & Miah Blohm, Lexi & Nick Curnyn, Dawn Oswald, Chris & Jaclyn Beach, Charlie Curnyn, and Clerk Jean Rahn. Several comments and concerns were presented. Some of them were safety, noise, location, parking, street parking, trash, and the value of homes. Being no other discussion, J. Nice made a motion to close the public hearing, seconded by D. Chase. All present voted aye, motion carried. Chairman Jones read the recommendation from the Zoning Board. It was their recommendation to keep the zoning of that property as is. Motion was made by D. Nice to follow their recommendation, seconded by J. Nice. All present voted aye, motion carried. Property will remain residential.
Chairman Jones opened the regular meeting at 6:35 p.m. Chairman Jay Jones called the meeting to order with Trustees Judy Nice, Dean Chase, and Derick Nice answering roll. Absent – Brett Koeppe. Also present were Charlie Curnyn, Nick & Lexie Curnyn, Dawn Oswald, Larry Boswell, and Clerk Jean Rahn. Chairman Jones informed the audience where to find the posted copy of the Open Meetings Act. Motion made by D. Nice seconded by J. Nice to approve the minutes of the last meeting. All present voted aye, motion carried. Motion made by D. Chase, seconded by D. Nice to accept the treasurers’ report as read. All present voted aye, motion carried. The following bills were presented for approval US Treasury – 2306.48, taxes, NNPPD –1681.36, elec., NNTC – 205.61, tele/internet, Aramark – 113.46, rugs, L.P Gill – 836.87, landfill, Nebraska Journal Leader – 171.04, pub, Nebraska Public Health Lab – 33.00, tests, Nebraska Dept. of Revenue – 382.36, tax, Payroll Salaries – 10153.66, wages, Countryside Gas & Grocery – 646.80, fuel, Chestermans –7.00, water, Butch’s Propane – 464.69, propane, Johnson & Mock – 41.00, legal, Overhead Door – 212.25, rep. Cardmember Service – 132.41 sup, Cardmember Service – 130.89 postage/sup/fuel, Ekberg Auto – 76.58 sup, Laurel Ace Hardware – 158.18, sup, Robertson Imp – 7.00 rep, Rod’s Repair – 50.00, rep., NENEDD – 670.00, dues, Post Office – 295.00 postage. Motion made by D. Nice, seconded by J. Nice to pay the bills as listed. All present voted aye, motion carried.
Discussion was held with Charlie Curnyn concerning blocking off the street in front of the fire hall for a street dance as a fundraiser for the Allen Senior Center on June 22nd. Motion by D. Chase, seconded by D. Nice to allow them to do that.
Discussion was held on signs at dump and speed limit signs, summer help, property, ditches, and water project.
Nick and Lindsay Tramp entered the meeting at 6:55 p.m.
D. Chase gave an update on street repair.
Motion was made by D. Nice, seconded by D. Chase to allow Jay Jones and Jean Rahn sign all financial documents at the Security Bank and make banking changes as needed. All present voted aye, motion carried.
Chairman Jones relayed the decision of the Public Hearing on the rezoning of property to the Tramps and answered their questions concerning the decision.
Village Board recessed at 7:45 p.m. to go to Concord to meet with their board about our nitrate issue.
8:06 p.m. Board met with Concord Board and Engineer at the Concord Village Office. Discussion was held on the future of safe water in area communities
Village Board left Concord meeting at 9:20 p.m. and adjourned.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Allen, Nebraska will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. June 10, 2024 in the Village Office.

Jay L. Jones, Chairman

Jean I. Rahn,
Village Clerk/Treasurer

ATTEST:
I, the undersigned Village Clerk of Allen, Nebraska, do certify that all the subjects in the attached proceedings, were contained in the agenda for the meeting on May 13, 2024 kept current and available for public inspection at the office of the Village Clerk, during regular business hours, that such subjects were contained in said agenda for at least twenty-four hours prior to the meeting, that said minutes were in written form and available for public inspection within ten working days prior to the next convened meeting of said body.
IN WITNESS HERETO, I, have here unto set my hand the 14th day of May, 2024.

Jean I. Rahn, Village Clerk/Treasurer