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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

October 17, 2018


The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session on Wednesday, October 17, 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, Julie Anderson, Miki Bruns, Kathy Goerlitz, and Trent Shrader. 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 Bruns with second by Collins to approve the minutes from the October 3, 2018 meeting as presented.  RCV: Yes: Collins, Goerlitz, Bruns, Shrader, Anderson; No: None.  Motion approved 5-0.


Approval of Claims for Payment:  A. Ak-Sar-Ben Pipe & Sewer Cleaning $810.00 (Jetted lines); American Exchange Bank $5,000.00 (Street Loan); Black Hills Energy $129.99 (Natural Gas); Christiansen Tree Service $1,150.00 (Tree removal); Intuit Quickbooks $695.50 (Software); Marie Gregoire $362.65 (Mkt-2-Mkt Expenses); Midwest Labs $125.20 (Lab Fees); NE Public Health Environmental Labs $16.00 (Lab Fees); NE Dept of Revenue $1,577.80 (Sept Sales/Use Tax); Payroll $3,181.42; Rice’s Auto Repair $105.00 (Pickup Battery); Tammy Brummer $86.67 (Mkt-2-Mkt Expenses); US Treasury $2,364.00 (Federal Payroll Deposit); Verizon $55.82 (Cell Phone); WireBuilt Co. $29.00 (Txt Alerts).  Motion by Shrader with second by Bruns to approve the claims as presented, except Dylan Bruns. RCV: Yes: Collins, Shrader, Bruns, Goerlitz, Anderson; No: None.  Motion approved 5-0.  B. Dylan Bruns $30.48 (Payroll). Motion by Shrader with second by Collins to approve the payroll as presented for Dylan Bruns.  RCV: Yes: Collins, Goerlitz, Shrader, Anderson; No: None; Abstain: Bruns.  Motion approved 4-0.


New Business:  Ordinance No. 2018-021: AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD, NE, RECODIFYING THE GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE; REPEALING PRIOR ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.  Trustee Shrader introduced Ordinance No. 2018-021 for adoption of the revised municipal code and moved the statutory rules requiring reading on three different days be suspended.  Trustee Goerlitz seconded the motion to suspend the rules, and upon roll call vote on the motion, the following board members voted YEA: Goerlitz, Shrader, Collins, Bruns, Anderson.  The following voted NAY: None. The motion to suspend the rules was adopted by the entire Board and the statutory rules were declared suspended for consideration of said ordinance.  Said Ordinance was then read by  title, and Trustee Bruns moved for final passage of the ordinance, seconded by Trustee Collins.  The chairperson stated the question was “Shall Ordinance No. 2018-021 be passed and adopted?” Upon roll call vote, the following trustees voted YEA: Shrader, Collins, Goerlitz, Bruns, and Anderson.  The following voted NAY: None.  The passage and adoption of said ordinance having been concurred in by a majority of all members of the Village Board, the Chairperson declared the ordinance adopted.  The Chairperson, in the presence of the Board, signed and approved the ordinance and the clerk attested the passage and approval of the

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same and affixed her signature hereto.  RESOLUTION NO. 10172018 was introduced and moved for passage by Trustee Bruns that Ordinance No. 2018-021 be published in book form by Municipal Code Services and that copies be made available for public inspection.  The motion was seconded by Trustee Collins, and on roll call the following voted YEA: Collins, Goerlitz, Bruns, Shrader, Anderson.  Opposed: None. Motion carried.  RESOLUTION NO. 10172018.2 – WHEREAS, THE CHAIRPERSON AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD, NEBRASKA, CONSIDERS IT BENEFICIAL AND PROPER TO NAME, DESIGNATE, AND DEDICATE CERTAIN PROPERTY OWNED BY THE VILLAGE AS THE “BESS STREETER ALDRICH PARK”.  Trustee Shrader introduced the resolution to rename the park by title only, with second by Bruns.  Upon roll call vote the following voted YEA: Bruns, Collins, Shrader, Goerlitz, Anderson. Opposed: None. Motion carried.  Marie Gregoire updated the Board on the Market-2-Market fundraiser.


Unfinished Business:  None.


REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES:  Street: Stop sign and street sign at 4th/F Streets will need to be replaced. Streetlight out at 1st/D has been called to OPPD.  Park:  No Report.  Library:  No Report.  Water:  HOA here 1st of next week.  Sewer:  Two plug ups near school, and one at 1st/D Street.  Planning/Zoning:  Noted was that conditional use permits are to be renewed annually; and that Romero’s will need to complete a new building permit after one year.  A citation will be issued for failure to clean up demolition site on East D Street.


Public Comment Period:  No Comment.


Future Agenda Items:  JEO Consulting Group engineering report for main street.


Adjournment:  There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:48 p.m.  I, the undersigned Clerk/Treasurer hereby certify the foregoing is a summary of all matters discussed at the October 17, 2018 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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