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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting – October 3, 2012

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

Chairman Ernst declared the Open Meeting Act Posted. Robert Pegler, Pat Beckman, Deanna Sporhase, Brooke Campbell, Bonnie Drake, Dave Coleman, Jim Nelson, Ed Blunt and Nicole Folden were also in attendance.  Minutes from the meeting on September 18, 2012 were presented.  Motioned by Allgayer, 2nd by Clements to approve the minutes from September 18, 2012.   Aye: Ernst, Clements, Ronhovde, Allgayer. Nay:  None. Absent: Wilhelm.   

Reports

Planning Committee:  Discussion was held with members of the Planning Committee regarding zoning and conditional use permits.  No action taken.

Street:  Blunt reported he took tires in for recycling.

Park:  Ronhovde requested the park be mowed before the Market-to-Market race.  Ed stated he will ask part-time summer employee to mow the park.

WaterBlunt reported nitrates are running between 5 and 6 which is good.  Blunt recommended discontinuing the voluntary water restriction.  The Board requested clerk to post that the voluntary water restriction has been lifted.

Sewer:  Blunt reported the UV lights are out and a locate cleanout has been scheduled for the end of next week.

Library:  Brooke Campbell reported the Library would like to have two new board members approved in place of Mark Sheldon and Amanda Cronk.  Motion by Clements to approve Carrie Nunez as a member on the Library Board, 2nd by Ronhovde.  Aye:  All  Nay:  None  Absent:  Wilhelm

Motion by Ronhovde to approve Casey Clements as a member on the Library Board, 2nd by Allgayer.  Aye:  Ronhovde, Allgayer and Ernst.  Abstain:  Clements  Absent:  Wilhelm.

Repairs needed to be completed on the Library building were discussed.  Campbell will obtain two bids for the repairs. Campbell reported it was very much appreciated that Blunt fixed the halyard on the flag pole at the library.

Presentation of the Claims: Claims #1: Payroll - $2,097.26, American Exchange Bank $5,000.00.  Motioned by Ronhovde, 2nd by Allgayer to approve Claims #1 for payment as presented. Aye: Ernst, Ronhovde, Allgayer.  Nay:  None.  Abstain:  Clements.  Absent: Wilhelm.   Claims #2:  OPPD $4,228.86, Nebraska Department of Revenue $854.86, Cass County Refuse $62.00, Dana F. Cole $3,000.00.  Windstream  $122.11, Todd Valley Plumbing  $232.63, Aye: Ernst, Clements, Ronhovde and Wilhelm.  Abstain: Allgayer. Nay:  None.  Motioned by Ronhovde to approve Claims #2 for payment with the exception of Dana F. Cole until an itemized statement is obtained.  2nd by Allgayer Aye: Ernst, Ronhovde, Allgayer and Clements.  Nay:  None. Absent: Wilhelm.  

Budget hearing was held at 7:59 p.m.. 

Resolution 1032012.2 was presented as follows:

RESOLUTION # 1032012.2

A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013

BE IT RESOLVED by the Chairman and Board of trustees of the Village of Elmwood, Cass County, Nebraska:

            WHEREAS, a proposed Budget for the Fiscal year October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013, was provided to the Village Board on the 3rd day of October, 2012.

            NOW THEREFORE, the Governing Body of the Village of Elmwood, by a majority vote, resolves that:

            The budget for the Fiscal Year October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013 is hereby adopted as the Budget for the Village of Elmwood for said fiscal year.

Motion by Ronhovde to approve Resolution #1032012.2 as read, 2nd by Clements, RCV:  Aye:  Ronhovde, Allgayer, Clements and Ernst,  Nay:  None  Absent:  Wilhelm

Ordinance 315 was presented as follows:

ORDINANCE No. 315

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO the adoption of Budget Statement for Fiscal year 2012-2013 and the Appropriation Bill for the 2012-2013 fiscal year beginning October 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2013.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD according to Nebraska Statute 17-704 the adoption of the budget statement to appropriate funds and Nebraska Statute 17-708 requiring funds be appropriated by ordinance.

The Board of Trustees hereby approves the budget statement for 2012-2013 and thus appropriates funds for the fiscal year as declared within the accompanying statement. 

This resolution shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage, approval, and posting as required by law.

Motion by Ronhovde to approve Ordinance No. 315 as read, 2nd by Clements, RCV:  Aye:  Ronhovde, Allgayer, Clements and Ernst,  Nay:  None  Absent:  Wilhelm

Levy Hearing was held at 8:12 p.m.

Resolution #1032012 was presented as follows:

RESOLUTION # 1032012

A RESOLUTION OF THE CHAIRMAN AND THE VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD, NEBRASKA ESTABLISHING THE PROPERTY TAX REQUEST FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013

BE IT RESOLVED by the Chairman and Board of trustees of the Village of Elmwood, Cass County, Nebraska:

            WHEREAS, Nebraska Revised Statute 77-1601.02 provides that the property tax request for the prior year shall be the property tax request for the current year for the purposes of the levy set by the County Board of Equalization unless the governing Body of the Village of Elmwood passes by a majority vote a resolution or ordinance setting the tax request at a different amount; and

            WHEREAS, a special hearing was held as required by law to hear and consider comments concerning the property tax request for the current year be a different amount than the property tax request for the prior year.

            WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the Village of Elmwood that the property tax request for the current year be a different amount than the property tax requested for the prior year.

            NOW THEREFORE, the Governing Body of the Village of Elmwood, by a majority vote, resolves that:

1.     The 2012-2013 property tax request be changed to $108,784.07 which would require a levy of $0.371269

2.     A copy of this resolution be certified and forwarded to the County Clerk on or before October 13, 2012.

Motion by Ronhovde to approve Resolution #1032012.2 as read, 2nd by Clements, RCV:  Aye:  Ronhovde, Allgayer, Clements and Ernst,  Nay:  None  Absent:  Wilhelm

Back to regular session at 8:14 p.m.

Revised building permit for Dave Coleman at 124 North 1st Street was reviewed.  Motion by Clements to approve the revised building permit for 124 North 1st Street, 2nd by Allgayer.  RCV:  Aye:  Ronhovde, Allgayer, Clements and Ernst.  Nay:  None  Absent:  Wilhelm.  Building permit for 124 North 1st Street approved.

A bid from HTM Sales was presented for repairs on the sewer scum pump.  Motion by Allgayer to approve HTM Sales to make the repairs not to exceed $1,192.79, 2nd by Clements, RCV:  Aye:  Ronhovde, Allgayer, Clements and Ernst, Nay:  None  Absent:  Wilhelm.  HTM Sales bid approved to make repairs to sewer scum pump not to exceed $1,192.79.

Jim Nelson discussed concerns regarding parking, safety issues, inebriated customers, and garbage in and around the Elmwood C-Store location and neighboring streets.  The Board is in receipt of a letter dated October 3, 2012 detailing the concerns and reported he previously discussed his concerns with Shannon Josoff.  Nelson suggested exploring programs that can help the community comply with zoning and adopted building codes to promote safety within the Village.  Allgayer will contact the 1st District for suggestions regarding these concerns.

Correspondence was read from DHHS regarding water tower interior recoating and repairs and a bid reviewed from Cummins Central Power, LLC regarding the waste water treatment plant.  No action taken.

There being no further business, Chairman Ernst declared the meeting adjourned at 10:04 p.m..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ________________________________                        _____________________________

Nicole Moreau Folden, Village Clerk                                  David Ernst, Chairman

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