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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting


December 19, 2018



The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the Elmwood Village Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.   Chairperson Bruns stated that a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act was posted; additional meeting documents were available. Roll Call was answered by Kathy Goerlitz, Becky Kicak, and Miki Bruns. 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 Goerlitz with second by Kicak to approve the minutes from the December 5, 2018 meeting w/changes to Kicak-Goerlitz names on motion.  RCV: Yes: Kicak, Bruns, Goerlitz; No: None.  Motion approved 3-0.



Approval of Claims for Payment: Black Hills Energy $632.76 (natural gas); Cass County Economic Development $1,000.00 (annual membership); Cass Co Treasurer $100.00 (Nov general election charges); Cline, Wms Wright Johnson $264.00 (legal expense); Connie Carlton $119.14 (office supplies); JEO Consulting Group $4,225.00 (Nov Comp Plan Services); JEO Consulting Group $170.00 (mainstreet improvement project); Midwest Farmers Coop $227.80 (fuel); Midwest Labs $111.25 (lab supplies); NE Dept of Revenue $1,556.40 (Nov Sales/Use Tax); NE Digging Services $9,514.75 (street repair/materials); 12/12/18 Payroll $3,016.56; Title Tracts $250.00 (title searches); US Treasury $2,315.84 (federal payroll deposit); Verizon $55.82 (cell phone); WireBuilt $29.00 (monthly alert texting). Motion by Kicak with second by Goerlitz to approve the claims as presented. RCV: Yes: Goerlitz, Kicak, Bruns; No: None.  Motion approved 3-0. 



New Business:  Motion by Kicak to adopt Hearing Rules of Procedure for Chapter 3 of the Ordinance Book, with second by Goerlitz.  RCV: Yes: Kicak, Goerlitz, Bruns; No: None. Motion approved 3-0.  January 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm: NERWA will present a workshop for New Board Members prior to the Board Meeting.  Motion by Bruns with second by Goerlitz to appoint Becky Kicak as Hearing Officer for the Village of Elmwood as per statute.  RCV: Yes: Goerlitz, Bruns, Kicak; No: None. Motion approved 3-0.



Unfinished Business:  Resolution No. 12202018 w/Attachments will be discussed and action taken at a Special Meeting to be held Thursday, December 20th.  This resolution is in regards to nuisance properties located on mainstreet.



REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES:  Street:  No Report.  Park:  Swings to be delivered Friday; placed in storage.  Library: No Report. Water: Main break Sun @ 4 pm repaired by next day.  November Water Usage – Pumped 2,488,000; Treated 2,106,000; Wasted 382,000. 




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Sewer: A future presentation will be given by Johnson Service Co in regards to replacing sewer lines. Planning/Zoning:  Appoint Daren Petersen – Motion by Goerlitz with second by Kicak to appoint Daren Petersen to the Planning & Zoning Committee.  RCV: Yes: Goerlitz, Kicak, Bruns; No: None.  Motion approved 3-0.  Appoint Deanna Sporhase - Motion by Goerlitz with second by Kicak to appoint Deanna Sporhase to the Planning Committee. RCV: Yes: Goerlitz, Kicak, Bruns; No: None. Motion approved 3-0.



Public Comment Period: No comments. 



Correspondence:  Discussion of emails.



Personnel:  PT Maintenance Position Applications will be reviewed by Bruns, Goerlitz, and Ed Blunt.



Future Agenda Items:  None noted.




Adjournment: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:48 p.m. I, the undersigned Clerk/Treasurer hereby certify the foregoing is a summary of all matters discussed at the December 19, 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.







Miki Bruns, Chairperson







                                                                        Connie Carlton, Village Clerk                                                                                                                                                                        

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