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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

May 3, 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 Tim Callaway, Ben Kastens, Michael Winters, Jim Peterson, Justin Baumeister, Brianna Westover, Eugenia Bornemeier.


Motion by Anderson to approve the minutes of the April 19, 2017 Regular Board Meeting with change; second by Hovick. Vote: Yes: Baer, Anderson, Hovick, Krass, Wray; No: None, Motion approved. 


REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES:  Streets:  Street crack filling – Motion by Baer with second by Hovick to contract with Hein Const. for street crack filling at .40 per lineal foot not to exceed $7,500.00. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.  Park: No Report.  Library: April A/P Report – Motion by Krass with second by Hovick to approve the A/P Report for payment; RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Water:  Well No 3 overload relay was replaced.  GIS utility mapping complete on west half of town. Testing WNL. Sewer:   E-coli and sludge sampling completed.  Five loads sludge hauled from plant.  Motion by Krass with second by Baer to purchase AC unit from J. Clark for the amount of $1,278.00; RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.  Ed will attend class on May 10thPlanning/Zoning:   No report.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


Unfinished Business:  Revision of One/Six Year Street Plan – RESOLUTION NO. 05032017: The following resolution was introduced by Anderson, who moved its adoption, seconded by Baer, WHEREAS, the City Street Superintendent has prepared and presented a Notification of Revision of One Year and Six Year Plan for the Village of Elmwood, Nebraska, as attached, and WHEREAS, the Village Board deems it to be in the best interest of the Village. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Village Board of Trustees of Elmwood, Nebraska, that the revision as presented is hereby in all things accepted and adopted.  RCV: Yes: Wray, Anderson, Hovick; No: Krass, Baer. Motion approved.


New Business:  Jim Peterson, Cass County Commissioner, presented a “Memorandum of Understanding” to allow the placement of equipment on the Village water tower.  This equipment will aide in emergency communications throughout southeast Nebraska and Cass County.  Motion by Hovick with second by Anderson to accept the MOU between NRIN and the Village of Elmwood.  RCV: Yes: Anderson, Krass, Hovick, Wray; Abstain: Baer; No: None. Motion approved.


Dog/Cat Licensing Update – Saturday Vaccination Clinic licensed 38 pets with 12 animals receiving vaccinations and nail trimming.  To date, there are 37 cats and 97 dogs licensed with the village.  The Elmwood Ball Assn. asked for funds to improve the baseball and softball fields in the amount of $3,500.00-4,500.00.  This will be budgeted for 2017-18 from the Community Development Fund.  Fence Permit for 208 West D Street – Motion by Hovick with a second from Baer to table the permit and send to the Planning Dept. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion


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approved.  Motion by Anderson to approve the fence permit as presented contingent on the planning committee ruling; second by Baer. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.


Presentation of Claims for Payment:  Cass County Refuse $65.00 (Apr refuse service); Elmwood Equipment $60.00 (used push mower); Meeske Ace Hardware $154.79 (Water/sewer/park supplies); Midwest Labs $748.78 (Oct-March Lab Testing supplies); NE Public Health Labs $63.00  (water testing); OPPD $3,300.92 (Mar-Apr electricity); Payroll $3,116.80 (May 3 payroll); Randy Bornemeier $1,050.00 (sludge hauling); Utility Service Co $2,196.47 (water tower maintenance contract); Windstream $141.09 (Mar-Apr telephone service).  Motion by Hovick to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Anderson. RCV: Yes: Anderson, Hovick, Baer, Krass, Wray. No: None. Motion approved. 


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:52 p.m.




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Connie Carlton,  Village Clerk                                               Pat Wray, Chairperson

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