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Village of Elmwood
December 2, 2010


The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in regular session with Trustees Fields, Ernst, Ronhovde, Clymer, and Chairman Blunt presiding. All signed the "Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting". Lou Allgayer, Diann Stille, Dan, Miriam and Curt Custard, Don Cronk, Eugenia Bornemeier, Dan Spaulding and Becky vonRentzell were also in attendance.
Chairman Blunt declared the Open Meeting Act Posted.
Minutes from the November 18, 2010 meeting were presented. Chairman Blunt declared the minutes approved as presented. Motioned by Fields, 2nd by Ernst to approve the November 2010 Financial Report. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: None.
Reports
Streets: Discussion of Don Cronk filling in for snow removal while Spaulding is taking time off. Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Ernst to hire Don Cronk if snow removal is needed. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: None. Motioned by Ernst, 2nd by Fields to pay Cronk $12.00/hour for removing snow using the Village equipment. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: None. No Further Action Taken.
Park: The Ronhovde family volunteered to decorate the park tree with Christmas lights. Plans of planting new evergreens in the spring were discussed and placed on the "To Do List". Christiansen Enterprises cut down more rotting trees. No Further Action Taken.
Library: Minutes from the 11/9/10 meeting were presented. No Further Action Taken.
Water: No Action Taken.
Sewer: Alarms keep going off due to relay malfunctions. Lucas, with JEO, will check into the problem. No Further Action Taken.
Planning Committee: No Action Taken.
Community Development: No Action Taken.
Elmwood's 125th Birthday Celebration Committee: Allgayer reported the committee is filing for an advertisement grant and looking for possible themes. The next meeting will be 1/6/11 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.
Presentation of the Claims:
November 24, 2010 Payroll: $2,161.15
JEO $604.50
JEO $4,000.00
NRWA $150.00
Ed Blunt $45.00
OPPD $3,304.42
Black Hills $29.89
NE Dept of Revenue $736.70
SENDD $4,643.38
CCR $60.00
Constructors $13,787.86
C-D's Express $309.83
Windstream $146.67
Christensen Enterprises $480.00
Scott Bornemeier, LLC $472.94
Total Bills to Pay $30,931.34
Motioned by Ernst, 2nd by Fields to approve the claims as presented, and instruct the Treasurer to pay the claims. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: None.
Unfinished Business: Mr. and Mrs. Custard: Permit to build a new garage. Motioned by Ernst, 2nd by Ronhovde to approve the Custard's permit to build a garage. RCV: Aye: Clymer, Ernst, Fields and Ronhovde. Nay: Blunt. Absent: None.
New Business: Oath of Office read and signed by Lou Allgayer.
2011 Election of Office
Chairman-Ernst
Vice-Chairman-Blunt
Street Commissioner- Clymer
Utility Commissioner-Allgayer
Park Commissioner-Ronhovde
Motioned by Allgayer, 2nd by Blunt to appoint JEO as the Village Engineer for 2011. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: None. Motioned by Blunt, 2nd by Allgayer to appoint Evan Wickersham, with JEO, as the Elmwood Street Superintendent for 2011. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: None. No Further Action Taken.
Building Permits: No Action Taken.
Personnel Issues: Discussion of hiring Blunt for backup sewer operator, with a compensation rate of $15.00/day for the Village until the Board deems otherwise. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Abstained: Blunt. Absent: None. Motioned by Clymer, 2nd by Ronhovde to approve a $100.00 Christmas bonus for Spaulding and Clerk vonRentzell. RCV: Aye, Allgayer, Clymer, Ronhovde and Ernst. Nay: Blunt. Absent: None. Allgayer recommended a different sitting arrangement for Board meetings. No Further Action Taken.
Correspondence: No Action Taken.


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

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