VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
October 2, 2019
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Meeting Held at Elmwood Village Hall
The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm, Chairperson Miki Bruns stated that a current copy of the Nebraska Opens Meetings Act was posted. Other meeting materials were available. Roll Call was answered by Miki Bruns, Pat Wray, David Ernst, and Becky Kicak. Kathy Goerlitz was absent.
Wray made a motion, seconded by Ernst to approve the September 18th meetings, with corrections. RCV: Yes: All. Motion approved 4-0. A motion was made by Kicak, seconded by Ernst, the approve the September 26th special meeting minutes. RCV: Yes: Bruns, Ernst, Kicak; No: Wray. Motion approved 3-1.
Wray made a motion, seconded by Kicak, to approve Payroll and Claims. RCV: Yes: All. Motion approved 4-0. Payroll: 3,073.75. Claims: American Exchange Bank: 148,955.24; Ak-Sar-Ben Pipe & Sewer: 810.00, Cass County Refuse: 74.00, Clark Enersen Partners 3,872.00, Elmwood Equipment: 157.00, Grainger: 40.44, Hein Construction: 7,500.00; JEO Consulting Group: 2,300.00; Johnson Service Company: 4,627.15; NE Public Health, Environmental: 895.00, Nebraska Department of Revenue: 25.09; OPPD: 3,297.85; Windstream: 144.35; Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway & :3,700; HOA: 20,276.50.
- Kathy Goerlitz turned in a letter of resignation from the board on 9-18-2019. A motion was made by Ernst, seconded by Kicak to accept the resignation of Kathy Goerlitz. RCV: Yes: Bruns, Kicak and Ernst. No: Wray. Motion approved 3-1.
- Marie Gregoire was absent
- Evan Wickersham from JEO presented a plan for street improvements based on the accountants recommendation. It was an updated improvement plan from a few years ago. It would cost roughly $150,000 per city block to do the 7 long blocks suggested. The discussion was tabled until next meeting so the board could look at the streets and decide which ones or all they wanted to proceed with. Wickersham suggested getting bids for the project no later than February so work can begin as soon as possible.
- Part-time clerk stated that she had an appointment on Monday, October 7th and probably would not be able to be open during that time. It was discussed and the office would remain closed while she was gone and would only reopen if she made it back in time to open during regular hours.
- Received another complaint about dogs on 224 S 4th Clerk stated that two letters had already been sent to the owners, the second one picked up on September 19th and the owners contacted the office on September 20th stating they were going to put a fence up. Clerk provided copies of second letter stating that it shows we asked them to remove the invisible fencing that is still being used. Clerk was to forward letters to lawyer for guidance. Tabled until next meeting.
- Ed Blunt gave letter of resignation for retirement on or before December 31, 2019 depending on when someone can get hired. Clerks to revise help wanted ad and see about costs to post online. Tabled until next meeting.
- Bruns provided information about what her an Kicak came up with for the Lower Platte South Hazard Mitigation plan. Clerk to submit before October 4, 2019.
- The clerk presented prices for the Voice News prices for legal notices, it was higher than the Plattsmouth Journal and Lincoln Journal Star. Clerk to talk with lawyer about going to online publishing. Tabled until next meeting
- Eric for Olsson’s called Ed and told him that they have plans drawn up for B St to be concrete. He didn’t give Ed a cost estimation but was going to call to ask about the cost.
- The lawyer information was given on who we needed to contact, clerk was to contact.
Reports of Boards, Commissions, and Committees
Library: One beacon approved hail claim and paid out some money to go towards heating/cooling units
Park: Delayed because of rain, but shouldn’t be an issue for the grant
Streets: No parking signs on “A” St put up, “no outlet” sign put up, patching done
Water: Wireless is in and is working great
Sewer: UV lights turned off, but not removed yet. Sewer samples will be taken next week
Ryan Andersen expressed concerns about his water bill, his concerns were on the sewer portion of his bill. Clerk to investigate it and present at next meeting. He also stated he heard back from the state regarding driveways at the apartments and it was noted that no permit was needed from the village for the work.
Future Agenda Items
Street project, dog complaint, job posting, newspaper publication information, letter for unsafe building, B St
Without any further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:16pm
Minutes taken by Kristen Janssen, Clerk