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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

June 7, 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 Ryan Anderson and Dawn Romine.


Motion by Hovick to approve the minutes of the May 17, 2017 Regular Board Meeting as presented; second by Baer. Vote: Yes: All. Motion approved.


REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Streets: Will obtain estimate to paint lines on the main street. The work on 3rd/D Streets is complete and crack sealing of streets is complete. Library: A/P Approval Report – Motion by Hovick with second by Anderson to approve the accounts payable report as presented. RCV: Yes: All. Motion approved. Water: May 2017 Water Usage Report – 1,709,000 gallons pumped; 1,550,000 gallons treated; 159,000 gallons wasted; average daily usage 55,000 gallons; average nitrates 5.6. Sewer: WNL.


Unfinished Business: Fence permit for 312 West E Street – Motion by Anderson to approve the fence permit for 312 West E; second by Hovick. Vote: Yes: Anderson, Krass, Hovick, Wray; Abstain: Baer; No: None. Motion approved.


New Business: Tobacco Free Cass County – RESOLUTION NO. 06072017 as follows: This Resolution by the Chairperson and Board of Trustees of the Village of Elmwood, Nebraska, approves a tobacco free policy for recreational facilities. WHEREAS, there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke, whether indoors or outdoors; tobacco products and secondhand exposure to tobacco smoke are related to adverse health risks, and; WHEREAS, parents, coaches, and officials serve as role models for youth and should model positive lifestyle choices, including not using tobacco products; and, WHEREAS the use of tobacco products in public places can result in litter and debris that is unsightly and may pose a risk of ingestion by toddlers; and, WHEREAS, restricting the use of tobacco products in outdoor facilities is intended to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of community residents. NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Board of Elmwood, Nebraska as follows: That all recreational facilities shall be designated as “Tobacco Free” and tobacco use shall be prohibited. Included, but not limited to parks, playgrounds, walking or biking trails, buildings, and their surrounding grounds, including exterior open spaces, sidewalks, and parking lots. Appropriate signage shall be posted to designate tobacco free areas; The residents of Elmwood shall be notified of this Resolution and the designation of the tobacco free zones; This policy is intended to be enforced through public information and awareness. The foregoing resolution was passed and approved this 7th day of June, 2017. RCV: Yes: All; No: None. Resolution approved. Grading/Rocking of “B” and “C” Streets – Motion by Anderson to approve rocking of “B” St with 3 loads 1-1/2” cr run rock and “C” St with 2 loads 1-1/2” cr run rock; grading of “C” St by Rutalkn; second by Baer. RCV: No: Hovick, Krass; Yes: Anderson, Wray; Abstain: Baer. Motion not approved. Motion by Hovick to rock “B” St with up to $1,500 of 1-1/2”-2” cr run rock; second by Krass. RCV: Yes: Anderson, Wray, Hovick, Krass; Abstain: Baer. Motion approved.


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Presentation of Claims for Payment: Cass County Refuse $65.00 (May Refuse Service); Columbus Telegram $200.55 (Publication minutes/water report); Elmwood Equipment $83.50 (Repair belt – Dixon mower); Ethan Homan Const $1,960.00 (Repair Street); Hein Const $7,500.00 (Street Crack Sealing); JEO Consulting Group $13,500.00 (Water/Sewer GIS Mapping);

Layne Christiansen Co $175.37 (Install starter Well No. 3); MADS, Inc. $320.00 (Computer Updates); Meeske Auto Parts $14.48 (Part – Dixon mower); Midwest Farmers Coop $238.14 (May fuel expense); NE Public Health Environmental Lab $15.00 (lab testing – water); OPPD $3,108.58 (April-May Electricity expense); Payroll $3,004.92 (May 31 Payroll); Verizon Wireless $67.90 (April-May Cell Phone); Windstream $139.14 (April-May Telephone Usage); WireBuilt Co. $29.00 (Monthly text alert system). 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.


Motion by Anderson to enter Executive Session to discuss the PT Maintenance position; second by Hovick. RCV: Yes: All. Motion approved. The Board entered Executive Session at 8:23 p.m. Motion by Anderson to exit Executive Session; second by Baer. RCV: Yes: All. Motion approved. The Board exited Executive Session at 8:42 p.m.


Motion by Baer to retain current PT Maintenance person for additional two weeks during personnel absence; second by Krass. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.




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Connie Carlton, Village Clerk                                              Pat Wray, Chairperson

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