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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

February 3, 2016


The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session with Trustees Allgayer, Anderson, Krass and Wray present with 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 included: Jack Hovick, Linda Blunt, Jean Reinke, Dana Krass, Sgt Larry Bonnema, Ben Kastens, Sharon Rorie, and Eugenia Bornemeier. Ed Blunt and Connie Carlton were also present. Motion by Allgayer to approve the minutes of the January 20, 2016 Regular Board Meeting as presented; second by Wray. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.


REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Streets: Snow removal. Park: No Report. Library: Febr. 2016 Council Approval Report – Motion by Wray to approve the report as presented; second by Anderson. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Water: Water leak at 146 North 4th repaired. Testing within normal limits. Sewer: A 24-hour composite test will be started on Monday. Planning/Zoning: Special Meeting February 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the City Hall to discuss approval of Elmwood Blight Study and application for Verizon cell tower within village one-mile jurisdiction.


Unfinished Business: Request for hearing by property owner Mike Hromanik, regarding nuisance property located at 117 East D Street; hearing was set for February 17th. First reading of ANIMAL ORDINANCE No. 2016-002 was introduced and read by Trustee Anderson. This ordinance is available in its’ entirety at the Village Office.


New Business: The One & Six Year Street Plan Hearing was convened at 8:14 pm. Chairperson Wilhelm opened hearing for public comment; there was no public comment and the hearing was closed at 8:22 pm. RESOLUTION NO. 02032016: The following resolution was introduced by Allgayer, who moved its adoption, seconded by Wray. “Whereas, the City Street Superintendent has prepared and presented a One Year & Six Year Plan for Street Improvement Program for the Village of Elmwood, and Whereas, a public meeting was held on the 3rd day of February, 2016 to present this plan and there were no objections to said plan; Therefore, be it resolved by the Chairperson and Village Board of Trustees of Elmwood, Nebraska, that the plans and data as furnished are hereby in all things accepted and adopted.” Upon role call vote as follows: Yes: Allgayer, Krass, Anderson, Wray, and Wilhelm. No: None. Motion approved. A letter received from village resident Jack Hovick contained several areas of concern; Chairperson Wilhelm addressed each subject in the letter and clarified misinformation.  


Presentation of Claims for Payment: American Exchange Bank $5,000.00 (street loan); Cass County Refuse $65.00 (Jan refuse service); Elmwood Public Library $1,664.09; HD Supply Waterworks $1,083.53 (water meters); JEO Consulting Group $575.00 (Blight Study/Redevelopment Plan); NE Dept of Revenue $774.94 (2015 4th Qtr 941N Tax Pymt); NE Public Health Environmental Lab $53.00 (lab testing); Office Depot $126.97 (office supplies);





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OPPD $3,949.55 (Dec-Jan electricity expense); Payroll $2,670.33; R.H. Construction Corp $1750.00 (water main repair); SENDD $2,022.06 (Nuisance Abatement Program); Todd Valley Plumbing & Heating $1978.00 (install new heater at water plant); US Treasury $120.89 (2015 940 Tax Pymt); Windstream $126.60 (Dec-Jan telephone expense). Motion by Wray to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Anderson. RCV: Yes: All; No: None. Motion approved.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:38 p.m.




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Connie Carlton, Clerk/Treasurer                 Curt Wilhelm, Chairperson

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