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Village of Elmwood
December 16, 2010
The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in regular session with Trustees Allgayer, Blunt, Ronhovde, Clymer, and Chairman Ernst presiding. All signed the "Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting". Don Cronk, Michael Reeves and Becky vonRentzell were also in attendance.
Chairman Ernst declared the Open Meeting Act Posted.
Minutes from the December 2, 2010 meeting were presented. Chairman Ernst declared the minutes approved as presented.
Reports
Streets: Discussion of the mailboxes at 1st and F Street. The mailboxes were moved to 1st Street for the F Street improvement project. When the project was completed, Constructors moved the mailboxes back to F Street. The Postal Carrier requested the mailboxes to be moved forward so she can reach them. In addition, the stop sign at 3rd and G Street needs to be straightened. Clerk vonRentzell will contact Constructors to fix these problems. No Further Action Taken.
Park: No Action Taken.
Library: Minutes from the 12/6/10 meeting were presented. No Further Action Taken.
Water: No Action Taken.
Sewer: Resolution #121610 regarding raising sewer rates an additional $5.00 for basic service and $0.50 per thousand gallons, in order to meet the 2011 budget requirements. The raised rates would make the basic sewer fee $25.00 and $3.25 per thousand gallons used. Motioned by Blunt, 2nd by Clymer to approve Resolution #121610 and raise the sewer rates. RCV: Aye: All. Nay: None. Absent: None.
Planning Committee: No Action Taken.
Community Development: Discussion of purchasing a recycle trailer for the village. Trustee Allgayer is looking into a grant and possibly finding a business partner to help with the expenses. The cost of buying a trailer is $15,000.00. Allgayer reported Cass County has collected $800.00- $900.00 for cardboard this year. Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Clymer to give permission to Allgayer to secure a DNEQ grant. RCV: Aye: All. Nay: None. Absent: None.
Elmwood's 125th Birthday Celebration Committee: The next meeting will be 1/6/11 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.
Presentation of the Claims:
December 8, 2010 Payroll: $2,241.00
Federal Withholding $937.99
Midwest Farmers Co-op $168.30
Great Plains One-Call $2.85
The Journal $80.80
NE Dept. of Revenue $843.50
American Legal Publishing $650.00
Verizon $55.38
Cass County Treasure $50.00
NE Public Health Env. Lab $52.00
Cronk Construction $500.00
Total Bills to Pay $5,581.22
Motioned by Blunt, 2nd by Allgayer to approve the claims as presented, and instruct the Treasurer to pay the claims. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: None.
Unfinished Business: Discussion of tree removal at 212 West F. Christianson Enterprises submitted a bid of $525.00. Clerk vonRentzell was instructed to contact Christianson Enterprises to remove the tree.
New Business: Discussion of adopting Ordinance #315 regarding the 2011 Nebraska Basic Codes. Motioned by Blunt, 2nd by Allgayer to adopt the 2011 NBC. RCV: Aye: Blunt, Clymer, and Ernst. Nay: Ronhovde and Allgayer. Absent: None. Michael Reeves, a representative from Aflac, gave a presentation of the benefits of Aflac. No Further Action Taken.
Building Permits: No Action Taken.
Personnel Issues: Motioned by Blunt, 2nd by Ronhovde to enter executive meeting at 8:53 to evaluate Clerk vonRentzell's job performance. Left executive meeting at 9:21. Motioned by Blunt, 2nd by Ronhovde to compensate vonRentzell with a 5% wage increase and evaluate again in April. RCV: Aye: All. Nay: None. No Further Action Taken.
Correspondence: No Action Taken.


There being no further business, Chairman Ernst declared the meeting adjourned.
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Becky vonRentzell               David Ernst

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