September 2, 2009
The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in regular session with Trustees Fields, Ronhovde, Clymer, & Ernst present and with Chairman Blunt presiding. All signed the "Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting". Bonita Drake, Dan Spaulding, Mike Winter, & Richard Hawks, were, also, in attendance.
Chairman Blunt declared the Open Meeting Act Posted.
Presentation of the minutes of the August 19, 2009, meeting. Chairman Blunt declared the minutes approved as presented.
Presentation and discussion of the Financial Report for August 2009. Motion by Ernst, 2nd by Fields, to accept the report as given. RCV: Aye: Ronhovde, Fields, Ernst, Clymer, Blunt. Nay: none.
Streets: Richard Hawks present to request permission to place a "No Parking " Sign on F Street west of West Street to make it easier for the busses to make the turn from the school. He was asked to check with the property owner for any conflict. Spaulding reported the new shop building is complete all but a gas meter. Clymer reported on the crack sealing and should have a bid by the next meeting.
Park: Ronhovde reported that the turtle needs to be removed, the elephant slide needs to be moved and the tornado slide needs repair. She indicated top soil has been brought to the park by Johnny Oehlerking and that she and Jacob Blunt have been distributing it as needed. The Tennis Court and Basketball Court are in need of having the joints cleaned out and caulked. Clymer will ask about having the joints blown out when the street cracks are cleaned and Ronhovde will check on a compressor to caulk them. Electricity to the shelter needs to be repaired, also. These things will be added to the to do list.
Sewer & Water; Usage is down this year causing a shortage in the budgeted receipts for the year in the Water & Sewer Funds. Bids on the New Wastewater Treatment Plant will be received on September 15th.
Presentation of the Claims. Federal Withholding $1,407.10; Elmwood Public Library $1,183.33; Ed Blunt $26.62; Omaha Public Power $3,323.75; Nebraska Department of Revenue $25; Quill Corporation $58.53; Cass County Refuse $60; Windstream $105.61; James Macdonald $117.70; Payroll 8/19/09 $2,585.03. Motion by Ernst, 2nd by Fields to approve the claims as presented and instruct the Treasurer to pay the claims RCV: Aye: Clymer, Ernst, Fields, Ronhovde, Blunt. Nay: none.
Budget Hearing called to order by Chairman Blunt. Discussion of the budget document. Motion by Fields, 2nd by Ernst, to approve a 1% increase to the restricted funds. RCV: RCV: Aye: Ronhovde, Fields, Ernst, Clymer, Blunt. Nay: none
Ordinance # 313 (Appropriation Bill) introduced by Fields. Motion by Ernst, 2nd by Clymer to approve ordinance 313 as presented. RCV: Aye: Ronhovde, Fields, Ernst, Clymer, Blunt. Nay: none
Levy Hearing called to order by Chairman Blunt. Resolution 90209 a resolution to set the tax request for 2009-10 at the same amount as 2008-09 was introduced by Fields. Motion by Ernst, 2nd by Ronhovde to approve resolution #90209. RCV: Aye: Clymer, Ernst, Fields, Ronhovde, Blunt. Nay none.
Mike Winter present to request a "Building Permit" be issued to the school for the placement of the "Champions Sign". Motion by Ronhovde, 2nd by Fields, to approve the building permit. RCV: Aye: Ronhovde, Fields, Ernst, Clymer, Blunt. Nay: none
Resolution #90209-2 a resolution to set Water & Sewer Rates for 2009-10 introduced by Ernst. Motion by Ernst, 2nd by Ronhovde, to approve Resolution #90209-2. RCV: Aye: Clymer, Ernst, Fields, Ronhovde, Blunt. Nay: none.
Personnel issues: Motion by Blunt to enter executive session to discuss applications for the Clerk position 2nd by Ernst, at 8:25 p.m.. Board left executive session at 9:55 p.m. No action taken.
Bonita Drake Edward Blunt