Village of Elmwood
July 21, 2011
The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in regular session with Trustees Ronhovde, Clymer, Allgayer
and Chairman Ernst presiding. Blunt was absent. All signed the “Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting”.
Chairman Ernst declared the Open Meeting Act Posted. Pat Wray, Rick Hawks, Teresa Hawks, Clyde Hatch,
Diann Stille, Bob West, Mike Winters, Erin Clymer, Carrie Nunez, Eugenia Bornemeier and Becky vonRentzell
were also in attendance.
Minutes from the meeting on 7/7/11 were presented. Motioned by Allgayer, 2nd by Clymer to approve the
minutes as presented. Aye: All. Nay: None. Absent: Blunt. Blunt entered the meeting at 7:45 p.m.
Streets: John Bruns submitted a bid in the amount of $675.00 to repair the gutter on the corner of 4th and G
Streets. Motioned by Allgayer, 2nd by Ronhovde to approve the bid. RCV: Aye; All. Nay; None. Absent:
Park: Rick and Teresa Hawks, Erin Clymer and Carrie Nunez presented an update regarding the Knights
Kingdom and requested to form a committee under the Village Board of Trustees. Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd
by Allgayer to approve the Knights Kingdom Committee and to assign Clymer as the Superintendent. RCV:
Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: Blunt. Rick Hawks presented a preliminary drawing. The committee has applied
for a $150,000.00 grant with an 80/20 match. In order to receive the grant, the bike trail must be maintained.
Ronhovde offered to transfer the new tree fund to buy screening for the trail. Blunt entered the meeting at 7:45
p.m. Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Allgayer to transfer money from the tree funds to pay for screening. RCV:
Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: None. Allgayer offered on behalf of the 125th Celebration Committee to donate
up to $100.00 to help pay for the screening.
Library: No Action Taken.
Water: The contract with Rural Water has expired; a new contract for three months was presented. West
explained the rates for August and September would go up from $1,500.00 to $2,000.00. Motioned by
Ronhovde, 2nd by Allgayer to approve the new contract. RCV: Aye: All, None. Absent: None.
Sewer: Discussion regarding the standpipe needs to be raised in order to remove sludge, approximately
$575.00. The north clarifier is down. No Action Taken.
Comp & Zoning: Public hearing opened for discussion regarding re-zoning Block 31 from residential to
industrial. Mike Winters voiced concerns of water run off on 2nd and B Streets. Introduction of Ordinance
#264, AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD, NEBRASKA, AMENDING THE OFFICIAL
ZONING MAP FOR THE VILLAGE; REPEALING ALL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motioned by Blunt, 2nd by Ronhovde to approve Ordinance #264.
Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: None. Blunt moves that Statutory Rule requiring reading on three different days
be suspended, 2nd by Clymer. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: None. Chairman Ernst declares motion
adopted by a majority vote. Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Allgayer to approve Midwest Farmers Co-op’s
permit to build fuel storage on Block #31. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: None.
Planning Committee: No Action Taken.
Community Development: No Action Taken.
Elmwood’s 125th Birthday Celebration Committee: No Action Taken.
Presentation of the Claims:
Payroll for June 22, 2011: $1,571.46, Federal Withholding: $221.60, Great Plains: $12.12, Meeske: $357.94,
Ed Blunt: $50.00, Municipal Supply: $766.70, Midwest Laboratories: $106.29, HACH: $71.39, Hawkins Water
Treatment: $162.75, Elmwood Equipment: $24.60, Verizon: $57.98, NE Public Health Lab: $10.00, Grace
Ronhovde: $60.00, David Ernst: $60.00, Jeff Clymer: $50.00, Samantha Jennings: $5.82, Scott Bornemeier:
$178.08, Lou Allgayer: $50.00, Cass County Rural Water #2: $1,500.00, Bill Connour: $14.36, Northwest
Electric: $5,636.51, Jim Jicha: $10.93, Hotsy: $96.81, Motioned by Allgayer, 2nd by Ronhovde to approve and
instructed the Treasurer to pay the claims as presented. RCV: Aye: All. Nay: None. Absent: None.
Unfinished Business: Discussion of vacating the alley West of 1st Street; between F and G Streets. School is
willing to deed property to owners if the Village vacates the alley. No further action taken. Discussion of Pat
Wray’s drainage concerns. Wray is requesting the Village help share the cost of removing the old culvert and
installing a new culvert and at the top of her driveway. Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Clymer to pay no more
than $125.00 for removal and installation of culverts. RCV: Aye: Clymer, Ronhovde, Allgayer, Ernst. Nay:
None. Absent: Blunt.
New Business: Discussion of unlicensed dogs. Clerk instructed to send letters to the owners and collect a late
fine of $50.00 per dog.
Building Permits: No Action Taken.
Personnel Issues: No Action Taken.
Correspondence: Carolyn O’Toole and Eugenia Bornemeier signed a complaint letter regarding the property
at 205 East C Street. They asked the Trustees to help with the weeds and trash. Clerk will send out a certified
letter and give the owners until 8/1/11 before taking legal action.
Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Allgayer to enter into executive meeting at 9:23 p.m. to discuss Clerk’s
evaluation. Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Allgayer to exit executive session at 10:40 p.m. Motioned by
Allgayer, 2nd by Ronhovde to give Clerk vonRentzell a 7.1% raise. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: None.
Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Blunt to amend Clerk’s pay retroactive from 5/1/11.
Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Allgayer to enter into executive meeting at 10:45 p.m. to discuss maintenance
position. Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Allgayer to exit executive session at 11:10 p.m. No Action Taken
There being no further business, Chairman Ernst declared the meeting adjourned.