December 2, 2009
The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in regular session with Trustees Ronhovde, Ernst, Clymer and Fields present and with Chairman Blunt presiding. All signed the "Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting". Becky vonRentzell and Dan Custard were also in attendance.
Chairman Blunt declared the Open Meeting Act Posted.
Presentation of the minutes of the November 18, 2009, meeting. Chairman Blunt declared the minutes approved as presented.
Streets: The "No Parking" signs on "F" Street across from the school have been erected.
Water: Motion by Fields, 2nd by Ernst to accept a payment of $100.00 from Dan Custard in lieu of the assessment lien at209 East H Street, Elmwood, NE. Aye: All, Nay: None. RCV: Clymer, Ernst, Fields, Ronhovde, and Blunt. Absent: None.
Sewer: JEO conducted a Pre-Construction conference on December 1 at 9:30 at the City Hall. Project Managers discussed plans for the new Wastewater Treatment Facility. Clerk vonRentzell presented a Loan Resolution from USDA and a request of CDBG grant funds to be approved by the Board of Trustees. Motion by Fields, 2nd by Ernst to approve the Loan of Resolution to accept a loan amount of $604,000.00 and to accept a grant in an amount not to exceed $357,000.00. Aye: All. Nay: None. RCV: Ronhovde, Fields, Ernst, Clymer, Blunt. Absent: None. Motion by Clymer, 2nd by Ronhovde to approve a request of CDBG grant funds. Aye: All. Nay: None. RCV: Clymer, Ernst, Fields, Ronhovde, and Blunt. Absent: None.
Presentation of the Claims. JEO Consulting: $2,400.00; Motion Industries: $141.99, Mid-American Research Chemical: $26.42, NRWA: $150.00, OPPD: $2,913.65, Cass County Refuse: $60.00, C-D's Express: $309.83, Windstream: $147.13, Labor Law Center: $57.85, Nebraska Public Health Environmental Lab: $37.00, Postmaster: $324.00, payroll for 11/25/09; $2,307.17. Motion by Ernst, 2nd by Fields to approve the claims as presented and instruct the Treasurer to pay the claims. Aye: All, Nay: None. RCV: Fields, Ernst, Ronhovde, Clymer, and Blunt. Absent: None.
Unfinished Business The board instructed Clerk vonRentzell to contact Attorney Bargen to start proceedings of Stansell's unlicensed dogs.
New Business: Election of Officers; Chair-Blunt, Vice-Fields, Park-Ronhovde, Street-Clymer, Water and Sewer-Ernst. Motion by Ernst, 2nd by Fields to accept the election of officers. RCV: Ronhovde, Fields, Ernst, Clymer and Blunt. Aye All. Nay: None. Absent: None.
Motion by Ronhovde, 2nd by Fields to Appoint JEO as the Village Engineer. Aye: All, Nay: None. RCV: Clymer, Ernst, Fields, Ronhovde, and Blunt. Absent: None.
Board of Trustees instructed Clerk vonRentzell to post Ordinance 172.109 MUNICIPAL WATER DEPARTMENT; WATER BILLS and advised this ordinance should be strictly followed at all times.
No action taken.
Personnel Issues: Motioned by Fields, 2nd by Ernst to give a Holiday Bonus of $50.00 to employees Drake and Spaulding. Aye: Fields, Ernst, Ronhovde, and Blunt. Nay: Clymer. Absent: None.
No action taken.
There being no further business, Chairman Blunt declared the meeting adjourned.
Becky vonRentzell Edward Blunt