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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting


February 20, 2019



The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session on Wednesday, February 20, 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, David Ernst, and Miki Bruns. Rebecca Kicak entered the meeting at 7:46 pm. 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 February 6, 2019 Minutes: Motion by Ernst with second by Goerlitz to approve the minutes, as presented, of the February 6, 2019 meeting.  RCV: Yes: Bruns, Goerlitz, Ernst; No: None; Absent: Kicak.  Motion approved 3-0. 



Approval of Claims for Payment: Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway & Luth - $265.00 (prepare tax reports); Black Hills Energy $782.46 (natural gas); Bromm Lindahl Freeman-Caddy $638.00 (attorney fees); JEO Consulting Group $1,350.00 (engineering expense); Meeske Hardware $61.93 (office supply); Midwest Labs $180.75 (lab testing); NE Public Health Environmental Lab $38.00 (lab fees); NE Dept of Revenue $1618.06 (Jan Sales/Use Tax); NE Snow Equipment $76.21 (snow plow parts); Payroll $2,906.84; US Treasury $2,284.48 (Fed Payroll Tax); Utility Service Co. $2,438.09 (water tower service contract); Verizon $55.86 (cell phone); WireBuilt Co. $29.00 (monthly alerts texting). Motion by Goerlitz with second by Ernst to approve the claims and payroll as presented. RCV: Yes: Goerlitz, Ernst, Bruns; No: None; Absent: Kicak.  Motion approved 3-0. 



New Business:  1.  Repairs are needed to the Village sign at Fire Station.  Ed will schedule a company to troubleshoot. 2.  Snow Removal on Main Street – Motion by Ernst with second by Kicak to approve snow removal on mainstreet for safety reasons, at $50/hr hauling with Ortlieb Trucking and $50/hr for loading of snow by Ken Kunz. RCV: Yes: Kicak, Ernst, Goerlitz, Bruns; No: None.  Motion approved 4-0. Will send a letter to business owner in regard to placing snow on the mainstreet. 3.  The One & Six Year Street Plan Resolution No 02202019 – The following resolution was introduced by Kicak, who moved its adoption, seconded by Ernst, “WHEREAS, the Village Street Superintendent has prepared and presented a One Year and Six Year Plan for Street Improvement Program for the Village of Elmwood, and WHEREAS, a public meeting was held on the 6th day of February, 2019, to present this plan and there were no objections to said plan; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Chairperson and Village Board of Trustees of Elmwood, NE, that the plans and data as furnished are hereby in all things accepted and adopted.” Upon Roll Call Vote as follows: RCV: Yes: Ernst, Kicak, Goerlitz, Bruns; No: None. Motion approved 4-0.  4.  January Treasurer’s report – Motion by Ernst with second by Goerlitz to accept the January Treasurer’s Report.  RCV: Yes – Ernst, Goerlitz, Kicak, Bruns; No: None.  Motion approved 4-0.





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Unfinished Business:  Marie Gregoire presented an update to the Gazebo Park Project.  Motion by Kicak with second by by Ernst to order GC02 Gazebo Kit from Crouch Recreation for the amount of $37,130. Including shipping.  RCV: Yes: Becky, Ernst, Bruns; No: Goerlitz. Motion approved 3-1.  Motion by Kicak with second by Goerlitz to approve the usage of $5,000.00 from the EPIC Fund for gazebo cost overages.  RCV: Yes: Ernst, Goerlitz, Kicak, Bruns; No: None. Motion approved 4-0.



REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES:  Street:  Snow removal.  Park:  No Report. Library: No Report. Water:  Coliform testing WNL.  Due to snow, the utility bills will be estimated for February. Sewer:  Composite sample completed.  Planning/Zoning: The next meeting will be Thursday, March 28th.



Public Comment Period: Bill Connour noted that NPPD replaced all of Plattsmouth’s street lights with LEDs. He asked if OPPD would do the same for Elmwood.  Lou Allgayer commented on a stripped down car located on property behind his.



Future Agenda Items:   PT Maintenance Position/Summer Help; Clark-Enerson Bid Plan; Park Fee/Reservation System; Proposed Brick Paver Project for Park; Appoint Health Board, Street Superintendent, and Building Inspector.




Adjournment: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m. I, the undersigned Clerk/Treasurer hereby certify the foregoing is a summary of all matters discussed at the February 20, 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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