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Village of Elmwood

August 22, 2011

The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in regular session with Trustees Ronhovde, Blunt, Allgayer and Chairman Ernst presiding. Clymer was absent. All signed the “Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting”.

Chairman Ernst declared the Open Meeting Act Posted. Sharron Zimmerman, Jim Ronhovde, Jim Phillips, Mike Krass, Sally Huffstader and Becky vonRentzell were also in attendance. Clymer entered the meeting at 7:08 p.m.

Minutes from the meeting on 8/4/11 were presented. Motioned by Allgayer, 2nd by Ronhovde to approve the minutes as presented. Aye: All. Nay: None. Absent: Clymer.


Streets: Blunt reported he would contact John Bruns in regards to seeding grass at 1st and F Streets. Blunt also reported a stop sign was down on 5th and F Streets and he will order more posts and a stop sign. Clymer entered the meeting at 7:08 p.m. Ronhovde reported the water was still standing on 4th Street between F and G Streets. Clymer will re-contact NDOR.

Park: Ronhovde requested spraying the weeds on the bike trail.

Library: Discussion and possible action regarding hiring Alicia Graybill as the new library director. Motion by Ronhovde, 2nd by Blunt to hire Graybill as the new library director. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: None. Sally Huffstader spoke on behalf of the library board concerning the 2012 budget. She requested a $500.00 increase to pay for the required book purchases in order for the library to be accredited. Motioned by Allgayer, 2nd by Ronhovde to approve the budget increase of $500.00. RCV: Aye: Clymer, Blunt, Allgayer, Ronhovde and Ernst. Nay: None. Absent: None.

Water: Discussion of approving a letter of acknowledgement regarding a study proposal from UNO. The study would involve developing a forward osmosis for drinking water. This study would be at no cost to the Village. Motioned by Allgayer to sign the letter of acknowledgement, motion 2nd by Ronhovde. RCV: Aye: All, None. Absent: None.

Sewer: Discussion regarding Lee’s Welding increasing the height of the load out pipe so routine jetting can be done. No Further Action Taken.

Comp & Zoning: No Action Taken.

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: $1,408.83. No Further Action Taken.

Unfinished Business: Discussion of vacating the alley West of 1st Street; between F and G Streets. No further action taken.

New Business:

Building Permits: No Action Taken.

Personnel Issues: No Action Taken.

Correspondence: No Action Taken.

Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Clymer to enter into executive meeting at 9:50 p.m. to discuss maintenance position. Blunt excused himself from the meeting. Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Allgayer to exit executive session at 10:23 p.m. Motioned by Allgayer, 2nd by Ronhovde to interview Ed Blunt for the maintenance position. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: Blunt.

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

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Becky vonRentzell                  David Ernst

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