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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting


April 4, 2018



The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Elmwood Village Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.   Chairperson Anderson stated that a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act was posted; additional meeting documents were available. Roll Call was answered by Brandon Collins, Miki Bruns, Trenton Shrader, and Julie Anderson. Kathy Goerlitz was absent from the meeting. All signed the “Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting”. A copy of the proof of publication, as well as the Chairperson and Trustees’ acknowledgement of receipt of notice, are on file.  Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by posting in three (3) public places (the Post Office, Village Office, and Elmwood Convenience Store).  Minutes were taken by Connie Carlton, Clerk/Treasurer.



Approval of Minutes:  Motion by Collins with second by Bruns to approve the minutes of the March 21, 2018 Board Meeting as presented.  RCV: Yes: Bruns, Collins, Shrader, Anderson; No: None; Absent: Goerlitz.  Motion approved 4-0. 



Approval of Claims for Payment: Aerzen $300.11 (Supplies); Bromm Lindahl Freeman-Caddy & Lausterer $70.00 (Legal Expense); Cass County Refuse $65.00 (March Refuse Service); Columbus Telegram $99.23 (Publications); Connie Carlton $243.34 (Postage; Education Expenses); Elmwood Public Library $1,666.67 (April Allotment); Jacob Blunt $166.00 (HP Printer/Ink); Just Right $237.50 (Park Repairs); L & K Electric $130.00 (Electrical Repair); MADS Inc. $54.99 (Battery Backup); Midwest Farmers Coop $503.93 (Diesel/Fuel Expense); NE Digging Service $370.25 (Street Surface Supplies); One Call Concepts $5.28 (Utility Locates); OPPD $3,650.27 (Febr-Mar Electricity); OPPD $70.87 (Xmas Lights); Payroll $3,524.84; Windstream $140.74 (Feb-Mar Phone); WireBuilt Co $29.00 (April Alert texts). Motion by Shrader with second by Collins to approve the claims of March 31-April 4 as presented for payment. RCV: Yes: Collins, Shrader, Bruns, Anderson; No: None; Absent: Goerlitz. Motion approved 4-0.



New Business: A. Proposed Street Paving Project – Lou Allgayer introduced Brad Slaughter with Ameritas Investment Group.  They presented proposals for the financing of a street paving project.  No action taken.  B. Downtown Historic Preservation Project – Pat Wray met with Ryan Hinz of CLH Architects for a tour of the mainstreet.  She presented his notes and spoke regarding growth to the community.  C. PT Maintenance Position – Motion by Shrader to hire Dylan Bruns to the PT Maintenance Position for the summer through August; with second by Collins. RCV: Yes: Collins, Shrader, Bruns, Anderson; No: None; Absent: Goerlitz. Motion approved 4-0.  D. An ATV/UTV Poker Run will take place through the Elmwood area Sunday, May 6th. 



Unfinished Business:  Discussion of water plant upgrades with no additional bids received from bid letting.  Motion by Shrader with second by Bruns to postpone action until April 18th Board Meeting.  RCV: Yes: Collins, Bruns, Shrader, Anderson; No: None; Absent: Goerliltz. Motion approved 4-0.




Page 2 – April 4, 2018 Board Meeting Continued



REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Street:  Additional bids for street striping, alley work, and street repair/repaving have not been received. Park: Matting and reseeding at the park have been completed. Marie Gregoire met informally with the NRD at the park regarding funding. The “Grass Pad” has donated an oak tree to the park.  The Quarter Auction raised $2,632.00 towards the Mommy & Me swing.  Library:  Motion by Shrader with second by Bruns to approve the minutes and A/P approval report as presented. RCV: Yes: Collins, Shrader, Bruns, Anderson; No: None; Absent: Goerlitz.  Motion approved 4-0.  Water: WNL. Sewer: A new printer was purchased/installed at the sewer plant. Planning/Zoning: A workshop to discuss changes to ordinances with a regular meeting to follow will be held Thursday, April 26th at 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. consecutively.



Public Comment Period:  No Public Comments.



Future Agenda Items:  Building permits; Water System Upgrades; and Comprehensive Plan Update Presentation.



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:14 p.m.  I, the undersigned Clerk/Treasurer hereby certify the foregoing is a summary of all matters discussed at the April 4th meeting of the Board of Trustees, and was available to the public within ten working days. All proceedings were contained in the agenda for at least twenty-four hours prior to said meeting.





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Connie Carlton, Clerk /Treasurer                              Julie Anderson, Chairperson






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