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Village of Elmwood

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting – September 5, 2012

The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in regular session with Trustees Ronhovde, Clements, Wilhelm, Allgayer and Chairman Ernst presiding. Call to Order at 7:00 p.m.  All signed the “Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting”.

Chairman Ernst declared the Open Meeting Act Posted. Jim Nelson, Rob Clements, Jim Nelson, Lois Bornemeier, Eugenia Bornemeier, TJ Hansen, Ed Blunt and Nicole Folden were also in attendance.  Minutes from the meeting on August 15, 2012 were presented.  Motioned by Allgayer, 2nd by Wilhelm to approve the minutes as presented.  Aye: Ernst, Clements, Ronhovde, Wilhelm, Allgayer. Nay:  None.    

Minutes from the meeting on August 15, 2012 were presented.  Allgayer motioned to approve the minutes of the August 15, 2012 meeting, 2nd by Wilhelm. RCV: Aye: All, Nay:  None.  Motion passed to approve the August 15, 2012 meeting minutes.  Minutes from the special meeting on August 27, 2012 were presented.  Wilhelm motioned to approve the minutes of the August 27, 2012 meeting, 2nd by Clements. RCV: Aye: All, Nay:  None.  Motion passed to approve the August 27 , 2012 special meeting minutes.

Reports

Street:  Blunt reported fire extinguishers have been installed in the Village trucks.  Requests for trees to be cut down (2 on North 3rd and 2 on North 1st) were discussed.  Ronhovde volunteered to speak with the owners at both locations to determine why the requests have been made.

Park:  Ronhovde reported that the Market to Market race will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 and the park needs to be ready before that date.

Water:  Jack Faubion reported the total water usage for August was 2,714,000 gallons.  Blunt reported a water leak at 421 North Street.  The leak may be caused by the water shut off being run over by vehicles too many times.  Blunt reported Jack Faubion will check the level of wells on September 6, 2012.

Sewer:  Motion made by Wilhelm to purchase a sump pump costing up to $250.00, 2nd by Ronhovde, RCV:  Aye:  All  Nay:  None.  Motion approved to purchase a sump pump up to $250.00.

Special Events:  Market to Market race will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012.

Library:  Blunt reported he looked at the repairs needed to the library and makes the following suggestions: crack in the west wall needs repair and ceiling needs to be dry walled.  Water leaks have been previously fixed but there are stains.  Blunt reported he repaired the downspouts.  Blunt was requested to contact Gonzalo Romero to get an estimate for the work that needs to be completed to the library. 2013 Library budget proposal was approved.

Presentation of the Claims: Claims #1: Payroll - $1,965.91, Health Insurance $150.00, OPPD $4,397.14, Black Hills Energy $83.48, Postmaster $398.00, Municipal Supply $50.83, Quill Corporation $83.34, Midwest Laboratories $154.01, Cass County Refuse $62.00, Windstream $163.24, Todd Valley Plumbing $145.98, Nebraska Public Health Envir. Lab $123.00, Lou Allgayer – reimburse for pothole patch $59.24, Jack Faubion $1,250.00, McNel Company $55.13.

Motioned by Clements, 2nd by Ronhovde to approve Claims #1 for payment as presented. Aye: Ernst, Clements, Ronhovde and Wilhelm.  Abstain: Allgayer. Nay:  None.   Claims #2:  Elmwood Public Library $1,405.07, American Exchange Bank $5,000.00.  Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Wilhelm to approve Claims #2 for payment as presented. Aye: Ernst, Allgayer, Ronhovde and Wilhelm.  Abstain: Clements. Nay:  None.  Claims #3:  Water reimbursement to six residents $138.85, Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Allgayer to approve Claims #1 for payment as presented. Aye: Ernst, Clements, Ronhovde, Allgayer and Wilhelm.  Nay:  None.     

Unfinished Business: 

Budget:  Budget items were discussed.  No action taken.

Noon Whistle:  Motion by Allgayer to vote on spending $1,200.00 for timer to return the new whistle, 2nd by Wilhelm.  RCV: Aye:  Ernst  Nay:  Wilhelm, Ronhovde, Allgayer and Clements.  Purchase of a timer to return the noon whistle denied.

Hammons Building at North 4th Street:  Board requested clerk to follow up on letter previously sent by telephone requesting a representative be present at the next meeting to discuss intentions of building.

New Business:  Motion by Wilhelm to approve bid from Prairie Technology to move service attachment to above roof on pump house, 2nd by Allgayer, RCV:  Aye:  All.  Nay:  None.

There being no further business, Chairman Ernst declared the meeting adjourned at 10:55 p.m..

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Nicole Moreau Folden, Village Clerk                                                 David Ernst, Chairman

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