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Village of Elmwood
November 4, 2010

The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in regular session with Trustees Ernst, Ronhovde, Clymer, and Chairman Blunt presiding. Fields was absent. All signed the "Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting". Lou Allgayer, Diann Stille, Brad Jossoff, Linda Blunt, Jacob Blunt, Dan, Mimm and Curt Custard, Don Cronk, Kurt Shrader and High School FBLA students, Lynn Duncan, Dan Spaulding and Becky vonRentzell were also in attendance.
Chairman Blunt declared the Open Meeting Act Posted.
Minutes from the October 21, 2010 meeting were presented. Ronhovde pointed out the payroll claim should have been October 13, not September 16. Chairman Blunt declared the minutes approved as presented, with the exception of the payroll date error.
Reports
Streets: Constructors should begin black topping on East F Street around 11/10/10. Constructors also bid $6,550 to fix the culvert issue on West F Street. No Action Taken.
Park: Ronhovde will call Christiansen Enterprises to get a date when he will trim the trees at the park. Spaulding reported the bathrooms were winterized. No Further Action Taken.
Library: Trustees requested Clerk to notify the recording secretary that minutes must be filed within 10 days of their meetings or before the next meeting, whichever comes first. No Further Action Taken.
Water: No Action Taken.
Sewer: Motioned by Ernst, 2nd by Clymer to approve the "Recommendation of Acceptance for the 2008 WWTF Improvements as provided by JEO Consulting Inc." RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: Fields. Clerk vonRentzell was instructed to add a WWTF Open House to the "To Do List".
Planning Committee: No Action Taken.
Community Development: No Action Taken.
Presentation of the Claims:
October 27, 2010 Payroll: $1,940.23
JEO $3,389.50
JEO $12,450.00
Elmwood Public Library $1,350.91
OPPD $3,117.65
Black Hills $218.86
NE Dept of Revenue $95.17
Quill Corporation $309.48
Municipal Supply $784.35
Cass County Refuse $60.00
Windstream $173.98
Big Dan's Body Shop $60.00
NE Public Health Env Lab $538.00
Total Bills to Pay $24,488.13
Motioned by Ernst, 2nd by Ronhovde to approve the claims as presented, and instruct the Treasurer to pay the claims. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: Fields.
Unfinished Business: No Action Taken.
New Business: Lou Allgayer would like to park the recycle trailer at C&D's. The Board had no issues since that is private property. Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Ernst to approve a SDL (Special Designated License) to Shannon and Brad Jossoff through C & D's Express on November 27, 2010 from 4:00 pm to 1:00 am at Jossoff's Social Hall and Event Center. C & D's volunteered to sponsor the event in order to comply with Nebraska Liquor Control Commission Laws. RCV: Aye: Ronhovde, Ernst, and Blunt. Nay: Clymer. Absent: Fields. Lou Allgayer is asking citizens to join a committee to help with ideas and planning for Elmwood's 125th Birthday Celebration. Motioned by Ernst, 2nd by Clymer to approve a created committee called "Elmwood's 125th Birthday Celebration Committee". Allgayer will be the Chairman of the committee. RCV Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: Fields. Students from FBLA gave a presentation of different ideas they had for the celebration. No Further Action Taken.
Building Permits: Brenda Vogt: Enclosing existing porch. Motioned by Ernst, 2nd by Ronhovde to approve Brenda Vogt's permit to enclose an existing back porch. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: Fields. Dan Custard: Building new garage. Tabled until further information is available. Tracey Falk: Fence permit. Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Ernst to approve fence permit. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: Fields
Personnel Issues: Concerns expressed regarding handling of personnel issues. Discussion involved claims that personnel policies were not followed in payment for services performed without the Board's knowledge. Discussion continued with regards to recent termination and hire events, and whether or not these actions were in compliance with current personnel policies. Further discussion was addressed as to necessary disclosures and hourly employee time must be properly documented. No Action Taken.
Correspondence: No Action Taken.


There being no further business, Chairman Blunt declared the meeting adjourned.
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Becky vonRentzell              Edward Blunt

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