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Village of Elmwood
January 6, 2011

The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in regular session with Trustees Allgayer, Ronhovde, Clymer, and Vice-Chairman Blunt presiding. All signed the "Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting". Diann Stille, Dan Spaulding and Becky vonRentzell were also in attendance.
Vice-Chairman Blunt declared the Open Meeting Act Posted.
Minutes from the December 16, 2010 meeting were presented. Vice-Chairman Blunt declared the minutes approved as presented.
Streets: Discussion of a proposed One and Six Year Plan from JEO. A hearing will be held on January 20, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. No Further Action Taken.
Park: Trustee Ronhovde is looking for volunteers to clean up branches at the park. Ronhovde also reported EMMA (Elmwood-Murdock Merchants Association) volunteered to pay 50% for two new evergreens to be planted at the park. Motioned by Allgayer, 2nd by Clymer to move forward with the trees. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: Ernst.
Library: No Action Taken.
Water: A water line was hit at 317 West E. The resident hired Roto-Snake to fix a sewer issue. Clerk was instructed to send a bill for the village's costs to Roto-Snake and a copy to the property owner. Spaulding was instructed to write a report of the incident. No Further Action Taken.
Sewer: Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Allgayer to approve pay application #12 in the amount of $30,273.08 to Hawkins Construction. RCV: Aye: All. Nay: None. Absent: Ernst.
Planning Committee: No Action Taken.
Community Development: No Action Taken.
Elmwood's 125th Birthday Celebration Committee: Discussion of the village paying insurance for the 125th Celebration. The cost is $43.00/year to cover the committee and the one day event. Ronhovde suggested the board cancel the policy on June 1, 2011 and instructed Clerk vonRentzell to place a reminder on the "To Do List". The next meeting will be 1/20/11 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.
Presentation of the Claims:
December 8, 2010 Payroll: $2,440.68
Midwest Farmers Co-op $87.88
JEO $1,000.00
Elmwood Library $1,350.91
Ed Blunt $240.00
OPPD $3,430.77
Black Hills $327.65
Postmaster $216.00
D. R. Ortlieb Trucking $631.67
IIMC $160.00
Cass County Refuse $60.00
Windstream $150.74
Todd Valley Plumbing $393.82
Clements Ins. Agency $43.00
Clements Ins. Agency $350.00
NE Public Health Env. Lab $37.00
Cronk Construction $48.00
Total Bills to Pay $11,045.62
Clymer questioned the Clements Insurance bill of $350.00. He doesn't think Clerk vonRentzell needs to be bonded for $100,000.00. The board suggested holding the check until more information is available. Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Allgayer to approve the claims as amended, and instruct the Treasurer to pay the rest of the claims. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: Ernst.
Unfinished Business: Discussion of when the clerk's raise went into effect. Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Allgayer that the raise is retroactive to the clerk's anniversary hire date. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: Ernst.
New Business: No Action Taken.
Building Permits: No Action Taken.
Personnel Issues: No Action Taken.
Correspondence: No Action Taken.


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


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