VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
July 15, 2020 – 7:00 PM
REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Meeting Held at Elmwood Village Hall
The Village Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Chairperson Miki Bruns called the meeting to order at 7:01pm. Bruns stated that a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act was posted. Roll Call was answered by Pat Wray, Angela Lancaster, David Ernst, Miki Bruns. Absent: Becky Kicak
Wray made a motion, seconded by Lancaster to approve the July 1, 2020 minutes with the 2 corrections made. RCV: Yes: All. Motion approved 4-0.
Ernst made a motion, seconded by Lancaster to approve the payroll, and claims as presented.
Claims: ADP $161.90, CPA $245.00, Water Reimbursements $243.77, Barco Municipal Products $ 203.04, Black Hills Energy $110.37, Elmwood C Store $90.06, Frontier Cooperative $181.72, HTM Sales $210.00, MADS Inc. $224.00, Midwest Laboratories $216.08, Municipal Supply $638.07, Nebraska Digging Services $5,850.00, One Call Concepts $55.35, Personal Concepts $24.92, U.S. Postal Services $8.25, Verizon $112.45, WireBuilt Company $29.00, Payroll $4,846.92 RCV: Yes: All. Motion approved 4-0.
Discussion/Action Tree’s located by Curt Poole’s house/damage to property
Bruns asked Curtis to get bids on trimming/removal of these trees. Board commented that tree maintenance on the towns right away is exhausted for this year. Tree’s planted in the right of way are also the owner’s responsibility to keep up on tree maintenance.
Discussion/Action Street project – Possible additional cost
Bruns stated that the construction crew still has a little of B street to rock. On E street 2 blocks from Town Hall the construction crew was supposed to tie in a driveway but cut too much asphalt when they were trying to cut the height off of the road and had to go further down the road to tie in the concrete/ asphalt. They will pour concrete where we originally talked about and patch in the remaining with asphalt to not go over estimated cost. Moriah had a few complaints about redirecting the garbage, mail, and other deliveries and Bruns stated that it is the homeowner’s duties to get these taken care of.
Discussion/Action Resolution No. 07152020. Confirmation of Ordinance 2020-5
This resolution needed to be presented to finish up our bond paperwork for the street project. Motioned by Wray and second by Lancaster to waive the 3 readings. RCV- yes information. Lancaster read Resolution: 07152020 to the Board. Ernst made a motion second by Wray to approve Resolution No. 07152020. RCV: Yes: all Motion approved 4-0, Kicak absent
Discussion/Action Building on South 4th St
Bruns wanted to make it clear that the Village will just be a tenant of the building. We did not purchase the building. It will be ready for us to move in around September 1st. Bonnie Drake offered to help the Village consolidate/destroy old papers as needed for the move to the new building. Linda Blunt was present and stated that the Food Bank might be interested in renting City Hall office space. This was tabled until the next meeting.
Discussion/Action on bids for the 1994 pump replacement/repairs
Tabled/ Need bids
Discussion/Action Tree on 216 N 5th St- Maddux
Curt got a bid and the tree will cost $1,650.00 for removal. The removal will not happen until it becomes available in the budget.
Discussion/ Action Wellness Committee Proposal
Nicole Hoffman is looking into the original water fountain Lancaster found that is specifically designed for being outside. Bruns will update at following meetings.
Discussion/Action Phone line for water plant
Moriah got a quote from Windstream on adding a line in for the water plant and will call to get that hooked up soon.
Discussion on Weeping Water “Welcome to Weeping Water Sign”
Moriah got information on the sign that Weeping Water put up and it would cost roughly around $1,200. Bruns stated we do not have the money in the budget at this time for signs entering Elmwood.
Reports of Boards, Commissions, and Committees
Park: Firework stand is gone, and the tape is removed from the grills. The water hydrant by the Gazebo is shut off to avoid overuse of water. Reminder that the Bathrooms are now open at the park.
Streets: Curt has been cold patching holes along the edge of the streets for the Car show coming up. Blake Ulmer will have a street sweeper cleaning off main street in preparation of the show and will also be pulling the weeds on main street. Ulmer is estimating at least 200 cars. Blake Ulmer talked to Bruns about closing another block to the south of the Quonset. Bruns told Ulmer that he needed to contact the State to make sure it is okay since we sent in paperwork with specific areas of closing. Reminder that the Car Show is August 1st from 8am -4pm.
Sewer: The new starter arrived and just needs to be installed.
Public Comment: None
Correspondence: Nothing to report
Future Agenda Items:
Street Project, 1994 Pump at water Plant, Wellness Committee
Meeting adjourned at 7:47pm.
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2020-07-31 Clements Column – Session Resumed
The Legislature resumed its 2020 session on July 20th after the COVID-19 shutdown caused us to recess for four months. I have had no health problems and I hope you are staying safe and
well. We are keeping the Capitol building clean and safe, and it is still open for tours.
With less than seven Legislative days left, it is still unknown whether we will pass property tax relief. LB 1106, which I support, lowers school property taxes and replaces that amount with
state aid. There are many strong views on the bill, making progress difficult. LB 1106 has majority support, but not enough to pass a filibuster. Several Omaha and Lincoln senators
oppose the limit on school spending growth. I will keep working toward a solution.
Another major bill is LB 814, a dismemberment abortion ban. Last week we had a successful vote to move it out of the Judiciary Committee and onto the floor for debate. It was filibustered
for three hours and the Speaker needs enough support shown for debate to continue. I am optimistic that enough votes will be found.
LB 870, which I prioritized, was signed into law and is now in effect. This new law allows cities to directly borrow from banks during disasters to make repairs and restore disrupted services.
This would help cities like Peru that had to truck in drinking water during the 2019 floods. LB 153 excludes 50% of military retirement pay from Nebraska income tax. It is on Final
Reading with unanimous support and should pass. However, it may not be effective until January 1, 2022 due to the $14 million cost and lower state revenues.
LB 147 would have provided training and guidance to school staff on how to intervene when students interrupt the classroom, harm others, or themselves. LB 147 failed by one vote due to a
filibuster. It provided teachers legal protection if they responded reasonably to disruptive situations. Good teachers are leaving the profession because of increased violence in some
The bill adjusting the 2019-2021 budget passed Friday July 31st. It allows for $46 million for 2019 state flood damages not paid by FEMA, and $9 million more for FEMA cost shares to
counties. Correction worker pay increased by $5.7 million to help retain prison staff. Homestead exemption payments to counties increased by $5 million due to increased benefits.
Also, $1.5 million was added for public health departments that are stressed by flood relief and COVID work. There was excess revenue in March, but now the budget just breaks even.
Remaining bills with added spending will be difficult to fund.
Feel free to contact me or my staff for assistance, information, or questions on issues. You may reach me at: Senator Rob Clements, State Capitol Rm 812, Lincoln, NE 68509,
Phone 4024712613, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elmwood Farmers Market
MAKE SURE TO COME OUT THIS SATURDAY
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU WILL FIND
If you are looking for tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchinis you will find it here. Need a watermelon or cantaloupe then pick one up on Saturday.
If you have EXTRA produce, then bring it along.
For the latest news from our vendors
We can always use more vendors. More vendors attract more people. More people mean more vendors, more vendors mean more variety!!
More variety means you can do more of your shopping local instead of the "box" stores.
Join our Facebook group and stay up to date on who will be showcasing their produce, baked goods, and other items. Ask if anyone is bringing eggs, honey, cinnamon rolls.
July 31, 2020 9:00 am
On the last day of July, plan to eat lunch at the Community Center at noon.
Call for reservations: 402-994-2145 by 9:00 a.m.
Then plan to visit the Aldrich House to see the fabulous QUILTS on display - admission $5.00.
New Office Space in Elmwood
There are business opportunities in Elmwood for office space and shared space opportunities.
If you know of a business needing a formal business setting then consider relocating to Elmwood.
Or if you business is growing and physical space would be beneficial now is your chance to stay local.
Bess Street Aldrich House Quilt Show
You may have noticed street barricades on West E street, heck if you live on the west side of town there is pretty much no way you can avoid the signs. So what are they doing? Repaving and putting in curbs.
Grandpas Woods Open
We have tee times available!
Give us a call at 402-994-2100 to reserve your spot!
The wellness committee with the United Methodist Church is raising money for a new park drinking fountain (current drinking fountain is out of order) and park bike pump!!!
Click the link below to donate❤️ Thank you!***When donating, go to the link under Elmwood and add the word “park improvements” to the comments section in PayPal.
Cash donations are being accepted at the C store in Elmwood NE!!!
Check donations can be mailed to the church-
PO Box 130
Elmwood, Nebraska 68349
**add a note to the envelope-park improvements — in Elmwood, Nebraska.
400 West G Street
Elmwood, NE 68349
The daycare phone is 402-994-2384.
Pastor Michelle Chesnut
Cell Phone 402-314-7988 Church Phone: 402-994-6735
Monday 8:00 - Noon
Tuesday 8:00 - Noon & 12:30 -4:30
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 - Noon & 12:30 -4:30
The Elmwood Library is open again. Regular hours with just a few adjustments for social distancing.
Easy Library Links
Online Card Catalog https://elmwoodpubliclibrary.follettdestiny.com/
Libby Library App https://help.libbyapp.com/index.htm
Reminder, if you’re leery to go out, but need something to read, try either the Libby or Overdrive app. Use your card # and the PIN number (streeter) to see available titles online.
It's easy to get a library card and borrowing electronic books can be done on your tablet or Kindle. It's an easier process. Anyone can be a library member. Even if you live in another town or state. Did you grow up here and want access to thousands of free books.
It's just $10.00. Really. When you are visiting stop by and find out how to become a member.
Access digital media! Audiobooks, eBooks, magazines! There's a new library app called, "Libby" to help you with all of your things. Works much easier than OverDrive! Try it out on your phone, computer or other device today!
Spread the word about the Elmwood Public Library!
Visit the Overdrive website for more information on checking out electronic books and media.
Take It Or Leave It Pantry
The free pantry is here to serve our community. It is for neighbors helping neighbors. Take what you need or leave what you can.
Those who wish to contribute may do so at their discretion when convenient. If the box if full please bring your items back later. So what should you contribute? During this coronavirus situation, there will be an increased need for healthy snack items for kids. Obviously items like toilet paper, sanitizer may be needed by many.
Please avoid harsh strong-smelling chemicals that may transfer to food items.
Here are some ideas that may be useful:
The Little Free Pantry is located between Hufstader Chiropractor, the Elmwood Meat Market, and the Village Hall.
To learn more about the program and find Little Free Pantry in your area visit their WEBSITE
Check out the calendar on the Elmwood Website
Send your updates, announcements, and photos of the events, at email@example.com
Don't forget to send me your news
There are things happening. Who is in the news, who is making the news? This is what I need for the upcoming year
SEND NEWS and PHOTOS to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently serving hard ice cream in dishes.
we have 8 different flavors to choose from.
Elmwood C Store
Platte River State Park
Scott Lodge Restaurant
Saturday Steak Night
Now open Friday, Saturday and Sundays for Dine-in and pick up.
4-H & Youth Development
Nebraska 4-H Summer Camp
Nebraska 4-H will be offering 3 days of socially distanced in-person camp at the Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center in Gretna, Nebraska. Adventure Day Camps will take place on August 3, 5 & 7 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (with an extended evening option on Friday).
Sign up for 1 day OR all 3! Join us for zipline, fishing, canoeing, archery, crafts, water games and lots of fun!!!
All CDC, UNL, ACA and Local Health Department guidelines and regulations will be followed. More info, full camp descriptions and online registration click here.
Pricing: $80 per day (includes sack lunch and snack). $20 for extended Friday evening option (includes camper dinner). Registration includes a camper t-shirt!
Weeping Water Pool is OPEN
40 person capacity (Capacity has the possibility to increase)
Groups will be assigned seating areas to ensure Social Distancing
Groups are required to Social Distance from other groups
Pool swim shifts 12-3 and 3:30-6:30 Currently you will only be allowed one shift, this may change at a future date;
(Sign up link to the Pool Reservation Form will be posted on Weeping Water Pool Facebook page and City of WW web page. You will need to sign up daily, the link will be available at 6 AM every day)
Season passes will be available: Family, Single and 10 punch passes (waivers stating you understand the risk of exposure to COVID will be signed on pass forms a long with a one time signing when attending with Daily admission)
Family season pass - $100
Single season pass - $50
Individual 10-Punch - $35
Daily - $4
Fitness Swim - $4
Purchase your WW Pool Pass here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSct2ziXRiyVQ6KWMUVjrOXGAIjY3mtbCsIidwOCI6ee8CyN7g/viewform?usp=sf_link
Reserve your swim spot starting June 18th at 6 am, here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-pPwoTCIM2Ivv5ld66rYD2MPsB7P_uC7-eYYE-L6pTt6Hlw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Eagle Farmers Market
Opens May 28th at 4 pm to 6:30 pm at 5th and Hwy 34.
Every Thursday thru Sept 3.
Anyone wishing to set up a booth for a month or more can contact Trisha.
$5/month or $10 for the summer
CORNHUSKER COUNTRY MUSIC THEATER
211 Main St.
$4 SHOW admission for all ages over 13.
FREE admittance for all under 13!
Sat., August 8, 7:30, Alex VanDerbeek & Friends
Sat., August 8, 7:30 Midnight Wanderers
Sun., August 9, Sunday Jam Session. Bring your instrument and join us from 1-4:30 pm!
Sun., August 9, Sunday Jam Session. Bring your instrument and join us from 1-4:30 pm!
Located at 211 Main St., Louisville, NE. For more information, call 800-480-8797, ext. 211 or email us at email@example.com
Home Furnishings/Few Acreage Items Auction
*Kubota RTV 900, 4x4, Diesel--Power Steering*
*John Deere 525 Riding Mower*
*Sleep Number Bed, Split King, M7 Memory Foam--Great Condition*
*Leather Furniture* *Newer Mission Oak Sofa* *Home Furnishings*
*Indian Pottery/Carvings* *Costume Jewelry*
*Exercise Equipment* *Ping Eye 2 Golf Clubs*
*Fender Jazz Bass Electric Guitar* *Peavy Turbo II Electric Guitar*
*Oscar Schmidt Banjo* *Ukulele*
Saturday, August 8th, 2020 9:00 AM Preview 8:00 AM
25815 "O" Street Rural Elmwood/Eagle, Nebraska
Sleep Number Bed, Split King, M7 Memory Foam; Oak Office Roll Top D;esk;
Bookcases; Leather Sofa, Loveseat & Side Chair; Leather Recliner; Ultra Suede Recliner;
Coffee & End Tables; Area Rugs; Rocking Chairs; Danish Dresser; Lamps;
Home Décor; (3) Pc. Bedroom Set; (2) Sony Flat Screen TV’s
Minolta Maxxium SPxi Camera; Camera Tripod.
Kona Wood, Cigar Humidor & Kona Wood, Jewelry Chest;
5 Gallon Redwing Crock & Jug; Dutch Themed Prints;
Asian Themed Prints; Yellow, 1950's Dinette Set;
Eastlake, Marble Top Parlor Table; Eastlake Parlor Chair & Foot Stool;
Snow Shoes; Copper Boiler; Kerosene Lamp; Decanters; Lead Crystal;
Danbury Mint Bone China Birds. Myron Sarracino Indian Pottery--Laguna, Pueblo; Helen ShendoJemez--New Mexico; Westly B--Butterfly & Grasshopper Pot; Kachina Dolls; LLadro Figurine; Desert Southwest Paintings by A. Shuler; Neal Anderson Trumpeter Swans--AP 53/150; Costume Jewelry; Strombecker Monaco Car Racing Set; Tyco Twin Turbo Train Set; Model Cars; Die Cast Cars; Hard Plastic Madame Alexander Bride Doll; Wedgewood Peter Rabbit China. Fender Jazz Bass Electric Guitar; Peavy Nitro II Electric Guitar; Oscar Schmidt (4) String Banjo; Harmony Acoustic Guitar; GLi Pro Amplifier; Peavy Heritage VTX Series Amplifier; Fender Bassman Amplifier; Kala Ukulele; Propane, Flame Patio Heater; Char-Broil TRU Infrared Grill;
Chimera Outdoor Fireplace; Veg Trug Garden Tables; Patio Furniture;
Fishing Rods, Reels & Lures; Ammo; Sony AV Receiver;
Surround Sound Infinity Speakers/Woofer; Advent Wireless Stereo Speakers--New in Box;
TEAC Stereo Set; Whisper Belt 360 Vacuum; Singer Stylist Sewing Machine;
NordicTrack SL 728, Easy Entry Exercise Bike; NordicTrack Treadmill;
The Soloflex Equipment Organizer; Char-Broil, Digital Electric Smoker—New;
New, Small Kitchen Appliances and Kitchenware; Keurig Hot K200 Plus Coffee Maker;
Large Set of Fine China; Magic Chef Wine Refrigerator;
Fortress Ultra Quiet Air Compressor; Large Shop/Vac; Lawn & Garden Tools;
Camping & Sporting Goods; Lots of Books, CD's & DVD's;
Ping Eye 2 Golf Clubs; Golf Travel, Hard Side Cases
Dog Carriers, Mats & Accessories--for dog shows. Big Sale!! Early Start!!
We are selling for Jack Takemoto.
Jack is selling everything and moving to Hawaii.
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