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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

January 6, 2016


The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session with Trustees Allgayer, Anderson, Krass, Wray, and Chairperson Wilhelm presiding. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Chairperson Wilhelm declared the “Open Meeting Act” posted. All signed the “Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting”. Visitors present were: Troy & Stephanie Gubser, Patricia Brennen, Sherryl Vogt, Keith Hammons, Blake Ulmer, Michael Bestwick, Ben Kastens, Jean Reinke, Darlene Middleton, and Eugenia Bornemeier. Ed Blunt and Connie Carlton were also present.


Motion by Wray to approve the minutes of the December 16, 2015 Regular Board Meeting as presented; second by Anderson. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.


REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Streets: Costs for street crack filling still being obtained. Snow removal on B Street discussed. Park: No Report. Library: December Meeting minutes, Librarians Report, and Council Approval Report submitted. Motion by Krass to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Anderson. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Water: Plant heater malfunctioning. Due to age of heater, it was decided to purchase a new heater vs. replacement of a motor for the old heater. Motion by Krass to purchase a new heater not to exceed $2,200.00 for the water plant; second by Allgayer. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Sewer: A 24-hour composite test was transported to Lincoln. Planning/Zoning: December 17th meeting minutes presented. Motion by Wray to approve Brody Baer as the new alternate member of the Planning Commission; second by Anderson. RCV: Ayes: All, Nays: None. Motion approved. It was decided that building permits along with a copy of the surveyor certificate will need to be submitted to the Village Office no later than 7 days prior to the next Board Meeting. The permits will be forwarded to the Planning Commission no less than 48 hours prior to the Board Meeting.


Unfinished Business: Building permits previously issued were discussed. No action taken. Abatement of nuisance properties discussed.


New Business: Troy and Stephanie Gubser spoke regarding the opening of an auto dealership at their home located at 1319 North 286th Street; no action by the Board is needed. A sales tax increase will be placed on the May ballot in order to raise funds for future street and other projects to be named. Discussion of One & Six Year Street Plan; hearing will be held Wednesday, February 3rd. Discussion regarding increasing Summer Help wage from $8/hr to $9/hr; no action taken.   Will obtain bids for installation of a new front door for the Village Office building. RESOLUTION 01062016 (Declared Nuisance) WHEREIN, The Board Chairperson and Board of Trustees of the Village of Elmwood (hereinafter noted as the Village), in regular session assembled at the Village Office Building in Elmwood, Nebraska on this 6th day of January, 2016; hereby resolve as follows: WHEREAS, the Village of Elmwood desires to declare Nuisances pursuant to the Village Code of Ordinances 4-301 through 4-309. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following property located within the nuisance jurisdiction of the Village of Elmwood, Nebraska has been submitted to the Village Board at its regular meeting on


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January 6th, 2016: Case #2015-Elm-002 (117 East D Street), and; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Village Board found at said meeting that the following property is declared to have nuisances upon it, contrary to Elmwood Municipal Code of Ordinances and that said nuisance is ratified by this resolution: Case #2015-Elm-002 (117 East D Street); BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the Village of Elmwood shall proceed as determined under the administrative procedure of 4-303. PASSED AND APPROVED this 6th day of January, 2016. Motion by Allgayer to approve Resolution 01062016 as written; second by Wray. RCV: Aye: Allgayer, Krass, Anderson, Wray, Wilhelm. Nay: None. Motion approved. Certified Motion to Abate: In the regular meeting of the Elmwood Village Board of Trustees held on January 6, 2016, and assembled in the Village Office, 113 West E Street, Elmwood Nebraska, the Governing Board took the following action: It was moved by Allgayer with second by Wray to abate the nuisance properties identified by the following case number and addresses: CASE #2015-Elm-009 Address: 225 East C Street, CASE #2015-Elm-013 Address: 204 South 5th Street, CASE #2015-Elm-014 Address: 212 South 5th Street. As per SECTION 4-303: NUISANCES; ABATEMENT PROCEDURE: Municipal Code: RCV: Aye: Allgayer, Krass, Anderson, Wray, and Wilhelm; Nay: None. Motion carried. Motion by Allgayer to exclude Case #2015-Elm-001 Address: 132 North 4th Street from the Motion to Abate as the owner has met requirements of the Board; placing the property for sale; second by Wray. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Motion by Anderson to remove Case #2015-Elm-004 Address: 209 East D Street from the Certified Motion to Abate as long as the vehicle is removed from the property by January 20th Board Meeting; second by Allgayer. Vote: Yes: All; No: None. Motion approved.


Presentation of Claims for Payment: American Exchange Bank $5,000.00 (street loan); Cass County Refuse $65.00 (Dec refuse service); Columbus Telegram $76.00 (minute/notice publications); Elmwood Public Library $1,664.09 (Jan 2016 Monthly Allotment); HD Supply Waterworks $278.02 (repair clamps); JEO Consulting Group $1,575.00 (Blight Study Redevelopment Plan/Street Superintendent Services); Menards $1.87 (cleaning products); Office Depot $328.19 (office supplies/equipment); OPPD $3,577.49 (Nov-Dec electricity expense); Payroll $2,993.83; Quill Corp $190.48 (supplies, laser toner); R.H. Construction Corp $1,300.00 (repair 4” watermain on West G Street); Soil Dynamics $1,000.00 (load/haul debris from old tree dumpsite); US Postal Service $234.00 (postage); Windstream $126.46 (telephone). Motion by Wray to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Allgayer. RCV: Yes: Anderson, Krass, Wray, Wilhelm, Allgayer. No: None. Motion approved.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:54 p.m.





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Connie Carlton, Clerk/Treasurer                Curt Wilhelm, Chairperson

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