Village of Elmwood
October 6, 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. Debra
McNaught, Jim Nelson, Jake Dugger, Andy Clements, Mike Krass, Eugenia Bornemeier, Sharron Zimmerman
and Becky vonRentzell were also in attendance. Clymer entered the meeting at 8:19 p.m.
Minutes from the meeting on 9/15/11 were presented. Allgayer requested amending the minutes to include he
was absent and did not approve the claims. Motioned to approve the minutes as amended. RCV: Aye: All. Nay:
None. Absent: Clymer.
Streets: Allgayer reported ordering new stop signs and posts.
Park: Discussion of renaming the 125th Celebration Committee to Special Events Committee and transferring
any remaining funds from the 125th Celebration Committee to the new Special Events Committee. Motioned
by Allgayer to approve the changes, 2nd by Blunt. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: Clymer. Motioned by
Blunt, 2nd by Ronhovde to close the Park Improvement Grant account and transfer the remaining funds into the
Special Events account. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: Clymer. Motioned by Blunt, 2nd by Ronhovde
to remove prior signatures of Bonnie Brewer and Lou Allgayer from the 125th Celebration Committee. RCV:
Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: Clymer. Motioned by Blunt, 2nd by Allgayer to add Andy Clements’s and
Ronhovde’s signatures to the new Special Events Committee Account. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent:
Clymer. Ronhovde voiced appreciation for the Market to Market volunteers for all their help.
Library: Minutes from the 9/12/11 meeting were presented. No Action Taken.
Water: Jake Dugger, from Utility Services, presented a utility contract regarding upkeep of the water tower.
The contract would cover all maintenance to the tower. Dugger will prepare a formal proposal for the trustees.
Blunt reported new water meters need to be ordered. Motioned by Allgayer, 2nd by Blunt to approve purchasing
a case of Neptune water meters. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: Clymer. Blunt reported well house #6 has
a new meter, but is still out of service. The new water operator is Jack Faubion. Clymer entered the meeting.
Sewer: Blunt reported the plant’s year warranty is almost up. The filters need replaced every year. Motioned
by Allgayer, 2nd by Clymer to approve ordering 3 new filters at $113.00 each. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None.
Absent: None. Blunt reported the sensitivity problems in the UV lights have been resolved and the lights have
been removed for the winter. The open house at the WWTF was a success.
Comp & Zoning: No Action Taken.
Planning Committee: No Action Taken.
Community Development: No Action Taken.
Special Events: Discussion of current lighting conditions possibly in the way of new park renovations,
overhead line may need to be buried or removed. Cost would approximately be $300.00. No Action Taken.
Presentation of the Claims:
Payroll for September 28, 2011: $1,478.59, Federal Withholding: $429.50, Elmwood Public Library:
$1,405.07, OPPD: $4,058.84, The Journal: $70.70, Black Hills: $104.07, NE Dept. of Revenue: $1,009.11,
USTI: $257.95, American Exchange Bank: $5,000.00, SENDD: $425.00, Quill: $177.43, Municipal Supply:
$888.52, Midwest Laboratories: $183.79, CCR: $62.00, Windstream: $149.80, U.S.A. Bluebook: $95.98, Big
Dan’s Body and Parts: $155.29, Verizon: $89.28, NE Public Health Env. Lab: $112.00, Clements & Drevo:
Unfinished Business: Debra McNaught and James Nelson informed the trustees they have purchased the
convenience store and have renamed it CD’s Xpress. Motion to send a recommendation letter to the Liquor
Control office. Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: Clymer.
New Business: Motioned by Clymer, 2nd by Allgayer to approve purchasing a Werner 19’ ladder for $219.00.
RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: None. Discussion of bill from Clements & Drevo regarding legal matters
of alley easement to Mike Krass and Sharron Zimmerman. Chairman requested to wait until all issues are
resolved before paying the invoice. Blunt presented his resignation from the Board on 10/6/11 at 11:58 p.m.,
resignation was accepted. Clymer motioned Andy Clements fill the vacancy, 2nd by Ronhovde. RCV: Aye:
All, Nay: None. Abstained: Blunt. Absent: None. Discussion of Vrchota’s dogs. Clerk instructed to contact the
Village attorney regarding Steve and Michelle Vrchota violating the Village ordinances.
Building Permits: No Action Taken.
Personnel Issues: Motioned by Allgayer, 2nd by Clymer to formally offer Ed Blunt the Village maintenance
position to begin 10/31/11. RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: None.
Correspondence: No Action Taken.
There being no further business, Chairman Ernst declared the meeting adjourned.