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Village of Elmwood
November 3, 2011
The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in regular session with Trustees Ronhovde, Clements, Allgayer and Chairman Ernst presiding.  All signed the “Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting.  Pat Wray, Jake Dugger, Ed Blunt, Curt Wilhelm and Becky vonRentzell were also in attendance.  
Minutes from the meeting on 10/25/11 were presented.  Allgayer motioned to approve the minutes as presented, 2nd by Ronhovde. RCV: Aye: All. Nay:  None.  Absent: None.  
Reports
Streets:  Blunt reported the sand spreader had been installed on the Village truck, but the warning light is not working.  Motioned by Allgayer, 2nd by Ronhovde to approve the purchase of a new warning light not to exceed $140.00.  RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: None. Pat Wray requested the stop sign on 4th and C to be straightened.
Park:  Blunt reported the restrooms at ballpark have been winterized and the park restrooms will be winterized on 11/7/11.  Ronhovde requested to have Blunt hang Christmas lights prior to 11/24/11.
Water: Discussion of a possible contract with Utility Services regarding maintenance of the water tower.  No Action Taken. Blunt reported the starter at the plant failed on 10/30/11, a temporary replacement was installed.  The water system ran on bypass for about 90 minutes as directed by the water operator.  Nitrate levels never exceeded 9.1 and DHHS was notified.  Ernst will order a new starter.
Sewer: Blunt reported sludge would be hauled and applied to land this weekend.  
Comp & Zoning:  No Action Taken.
Planning Committee:   No Action Taken.
Special Events:  No Action Taken.
Presentation of the Claims:
Payroll for October 26, 2011: $1,045.68, Cass County Dept. of Roads: $255.20, Elmwood Public Library: $1,405.07, OPPD: $3,595.60, American Exchange Bank: $5,000.00, Quill: $77.47, CCR: $62.00, Windstream: $146.73, Jack Faubion: $1,250.00. Motioned by Allgayer, 2nd by Clements to approve the claims as presented and instruct the treasurer to pay the claims.  RCV: Aye: Ronhovde, Allgayer and Ernst.  Nay: None.  Abstain: Clements.  Absent: None.  
Unfinished Business:  Andy Clements swore the Oath of Office. Discussion of appointing a village resident to fill a board vacancy.  Pat Wray and Curt Wilhelm showed interest of becoming board members.  Motioned by Allgayer to appoint Curt Wilhelm, 2nd by Clements.  RCV: Aye: All, Nay: None. Absent: None.
New Business:  Starting in January, meetings will be moved to the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.
Building Permits:  No Action Taken.
Personnel Issues:  No 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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