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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

January 16, 2019

The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 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. David Ernst 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 January 2, 2019 Minutes: Motion by Kicak with second by Goerlitz to approve the minutes, as presented, of the January 2, 2019 meeting.  RCV: Yes: Kicak, Bruns, Goerlitz; No: None; Absent: Ernst.  Motion approved 3-0. 

Approval of Claims for Payment: American Exchange Bank $5,000.00 (Street Loan); Barco Municipal Products $719.90 (Street Supplies); Black Hills Energy $720.07           (Dec-Jan Natural Gas Expense); Connie Carlton $522.00 (Intuit Annual Payroll Software; Postage; Batteries); Elmwood Fire Dept. $207.56 (Santa Bag Supplies); EMMA $25.00 (Membership Dues); IIMC $210.00 (Membership Dues); Midwest Farmers Coop $162.12 (Dec Fuel Expense); Midwest Labs $115.20 (Lab Test Supplies); Municipal Supply $212.79 (Water Supplies); NE Dept of Revenue $1,526.28 (Dec Sales/Use Tax); Payroll $3,589.70 (Payroll – Trustees/Employees); Rice’s Auto Repair $132.50 (Repairs); US Treasury $1932.68 (Dec Federal Payroll Deposit); Verizon $55.86 (Cell Phone Expense); WireBuilt $29.00 (Monthly Texting Alerts). Motion by Kicak with second by Goerlitz to approve the claims as presented. RCV: Yes: Goerlitz, Kicak, Bruns; No: None; Absent: Ernst.  Motion approved 3-0. 

New Business:  Monte Dakan of Johnson Service Co. gave a presentation on the services that their company offers for sewer cleaning, maintenance, and replacement of lines.  The One & Six Year Street Plan was reviewed by the Board.

Unfinished Business:  Commission Appointments – Motion by Bruns to appoint Kicak to the Utility Commission; with second by Goerlitz.  RCV: Yes: Goerlitz, Bruns, Kicak; No: None; Absent: Ernst.  Motion approved 3-0.  Motion by Kicak to appoint Goerlitz to the Park Commission; with second by Bruns.  RCV: Yes: Kicak, Bruns, Goerlitz; No: None; Absent: Ernst.  Motion approved 3-0.

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES:  Street:  No Report.  Park:  No Report. Library: December Librarians Report and A/P Report. Amazon $65.14 (New Books); Black Hills Energy $99.81 (Natural Gas Expense); OPPD $74.08 (Dec-Jan Electricity); Payroll

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$702.76; Petty Cash $202.19 (Postage, Books, Supplies); Scott Bornemeier $65.34 (Dec Internet); Windstream $48.22 (Telephone).  Motion by Goerlitz to approve the Librarians Report and to pay the claims as presented; second by Kicak.  RCV: Yes: Kicak, Goerlitz, Bruns; No: None; Absent: Ernst. Motion approved 3-0.  Water: Conduit replacement at water plant – Motion by Kicak with second by Goerlitz to approve $150.00 for replacement of conduit at water plant.  RCV: Yes: Kicak, Goerlitz, Bruns; No: None; Absent: Ernst. Motion approved 3-0. Sewer:  Ed presented reports showing testing WNL.  Planning/Zoning: The December 28, 2018 minutes were discussed. 

Public Comment Period: No comment. 

Future Agenda Items:  Six Year Street Hearing Will be held February 6, 2019 Board Meeting at 7:05 p.m.


Adjournment: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m. I, the undersigned Clerk/Treasurer hereby certify the foregoing is a summary of all matters discussed at the January 16, 2019 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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