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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

March 15, 2017


The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session with Trustees Anderson, Baer, Hovick, Krass, and Chairperson Wray presiding. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Chairperson Wray declared the “Open Meeting Act” posted. All signed the “Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting”. Visitors present included Terry Galloway, Eugenia Bornemeier.


Motion by Anderson to approve the minutes of the March 1, 2017 Regular Board Meeting as presented with second by Hovick. Vote: Yes: Baer, Anderson, Hovick, Krass, Wray; No: None, Motion approved.


REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Streets: Motion by Anderson to approve the Homan Const. estimate of $1,960.00 for street work to be completed at 3rd/D Streets; second by Wray. RCV: Anderson, Hovick, Krass, Baer, Wray; No: None. Motion approved. Motion by Hovick to approve Rice Auto Repair’s estimate for repair of a leaking manifold on the 1994 Pickup of $296.32; second by Krass. RCV: Yes: Anderson, Baer, Krass, Hovick, Wray; No: None. Motion approved. Park: Bits n Pieces sponsored a fundraiser for park improvements with $285.43 being raised along with cash donations for a total of $400.43. Library: Febr Librarian’s Report presented along with the A/P approval report. Motion by Hovick to approve the Library claims as presented for payment; second by Baer. RCV: Yes: Hovick, Anderson, Krass, Baer, and Wray; No: None. Motion approved. Water: Febr Water Usage – 1,399,000 gallons pumped; 1,265,000 gallons treated; 134,000 gallons wasted RO; 5.9 average nitrates; 49,000 gallons average daily usage. Sewer: Testing WNL. Sat. March 11th, jet pump no. 3 not functioning; wiring replaced. Planning/Zoning: Next meeting to be held Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6:30 pm at City Hall.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


Unfinished Business: Interlocal agreement with Cass County for The Quonset Bar & Grill to operate keno will be addressed at the April 5th meeting. Nuisance property with trash at 308 West D Street has not been cleaned up, and no homeowner contact for a hearing; will proceed with next step toward clean up.


New Business: Terry Galloway, CPA w/Almquist, Galloway, Maltzahn & Luth, presented the 2015-2016 audit findings by his firm of the village financials. He stated that the audit findings were within normal limits and the village is in good financial shape.


Presentation of Claims for Payment: American Exchange Bank $5,000.00 (Street loan); Black Hills Energy $407.50 (Feb-Mar natural gas); Columbus Telegram $53.28 (Febr. publications); D.R. Ortlieb $1,114.14 (Alley/street rock); K2 Const $58,704.57 (Pymt No 2 – Streets); League of Nebraska Municipalities $174.67 (conference/board member books); Meeske Ace Hardware $61.30 (Supplies); Midwest Farmers Coop $127.12 (Febr pickup fuel); NE Dept of Revenue $1,462.28 (Febr Sales/Use Tax); Olsson Associates $4,406.55 (Engineering Expense); Payroll $2,907.95 (Mar 8 Payroll); Rice’s Auto Repair $20.00 (Pickup repair); Safeguard Business Systems $71.21 (Office supplies); US Treasury $2,051.98 (Febr federal payroll deposit); Verizon


$67.83 (Feb-Mar cell phone expense); WireBuilt Co $29.00 (Mar txt alert system). Motion by Anderson to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Wray. RCV: Yes: Anderson, Hovick, Baer, Krass, Wray. No: None. Motion approved.


Motion by Baer to enter Executive Session at 9:03 pm for the purpose of discussing the hiring for the PT Maintenance Position; second by Anderson.  Motion by Krass to exit Executive Session at 9:08 pm with second by Baer.


Hovick motioned to offer applicant Michael Rice the position of PT Maintenance at $9.00 per hour; with second by Anderson. Vote: Yes: Baer, Hovick, Anderson, Krass, and Wray; No: None. Motion approved.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:15 p.m.





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Connie Carlton, Village Clerk                                              Pat Wray, Chairperson

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