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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

November 7, 2018


The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session on Wednesday, November 7, 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, and Kathy Goerlitz.  Trent Shrader 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 from the October 17, 2018 meeting as presented.  RCV: Yes: Collins, Goerlitz, Bruns, Anderson; No: None.  Absent: Shrader.  Motion approved 4-0.


Approval of Claims for Payment:  A.  Ak-Sar-Ben Pipe & Sewer Cleaning $1665.00 (Sewer jetting); American Exchange Bank $5,000.00 (Street Loan); Cass County Refuse $65.00 (Refuse service); Iowa Pump Works $5,570.56 (Rebuild pump); JEO Consulting Group $3,332.50 (Comp Plan/Structural engineer); Meeske Hardware $62.73 (supplies); Midwest Farmers Coop $234.75 (fuel/supplies); Midwest Labs $180.75 (Lab fees); Municipal Code Services $3,250.00 (Code Book); NE Dept of Revenue $907.44 (State w/h tax); Nebr Public Health Environmental Services $38.00 (Lab fees); NE Municipal Clerks Assn $50.00 (Membership dues); Office Depot $105.41 (Supplies); OPPD $3,720.74 (Sept-Oct electricity); Payroll $3,759.67; Randy Bornemeier $1,050.00 (Sludge hauling); Staples $542.28 (Computer/printer); Windstream $140.07 (Telephone); WireBuilt $29.00 (Texting alerts).  Motion by Bruns with second by Collins to approve the claims as presented excluding Dylan Bruns payroll. RCV: Yes: Collins, Bruns, Goerlitz, Anderson; No: None; Absent: Shrader.  Motion approved 4-0.  B. Dylan Bruns $116.35 (Payroll). Motion by Collins with second by Goerlitz to approve the payroll as presented for Dylan Bruns.  RCV: Yes: Collins, Goerlitz, Anderson; No: None; Abstain: Bruns; Absent: Shrader.  Motion approved 3-0.


New Business:  Action on building permit for Brian Hoffman at 115 Sydney Lane – Motion by Bruns with second by Collins to approve the building permit for 115 Sydney Lane. RCV: Yes: Goerlitz, Collins, Bruns, Anderson; No: None; Absent: Shrader. Motion approved 4-0.  Board was updated on PT Office training.  JEO Consulting Group engineering report regarding main street buildings 1-7 discussed.  The report will be sent to the property owners on main street.


Unfinished Business:  None.


REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES:  Street: New cutting edge for snowplow has been ordered.  Park:  Action on “Mommy & Me” Swing – A total of $9,246.00




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was raised toward the swing.  Motion by Bruns to approve the purchase and install of the

 “Mommy & Me” Swing for the amount of $7,751.28; seconded by Collins. RCV: Yes: Collins, Goerlitz, Bruns, Anderson; No: None; Absent: Shrader. Motion carried 4-0.  Library:  A/P approval report – Motion by Bruns with second by Collins to approve the report as presented. RCV:  Yes: Goerlitz, Collins, Bruns, Anderson; No: None; Absent: Shrader.  Motion approved 4-0.  Water:  Pumped 2,574,000 gal; Treated 2,156,000 gal; Wasted 418,000 gal; Daily Average 83,000 gal.  New scale ordered for measuring chlorine.  Sewer:  A 24-hour composite test was sent in today. The UV lights will be ordered for install in Spring. Planning/Zoning:  Next meeting to be held Wednesday, November 14, 2018.


Public Comment Period:  Citizen expressed concerns regarding main street apartment.


Correspondence:  Discussion of recent emails – no action taken.


Future Agenda Items:  None noted at this time.


Adjournment:  There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.  I, the undersigned Clerk/Treasurer hereby certify the foregoing is a summary of all matters discussed at the November 7, 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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