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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting – January 15, 2014

The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in regular session with Trustees Allgayer, Clements, Ronhovde, Ernst, and Chairman Wilhelm presiding. The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. All signed the “Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting”. Chairman Wilhelm declared the “Open Meeting Act” posted. Visitors present were Janet Sorensen, Carrie Nunez, Melanie Matulka, Craig Schultz, Pat Beckmann, Cody Bornemeier, Hayden Ernst, Brenda Bornemeier, Josh Bornemeier, and Ed Blunt.

Motion by Allgayer to approve the minutes of the December 18, 2013 Board Meeting as presented; second by Clements. Vote: Yes: All; No: None. Motion carried.

Streets: Rock screenings delivered.

Park: No Report.

Library: Claims for payment. Motion by Ernst to approve payment of claims as presented; second by Ronhovde. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion carried.

Water: Well House #6 insulated; installed water meters.

Sewer: Testing within normal limits.

Comp/Zoning: No Report.

Planning: No Report.

Special Events: No Report.

Safety Committee: Inspection completed w/findings as follows: Village Maintenance Building needs two sawhorses to perform maintenance on items at waist level instead of working on the floor; Well House #6 needs insulation repaired; Well House #3 pressure switch needs repaired or replaced; Water building and sewage treatment buildings both need 8 ft. floor mats for floor entranceways; Water building needs a new A/C-Heater window unit to replace nonfunctioning unit currently in the building; Shelves are needed at sewage treatment building for filter storage; several electrical boxes in picnic area at park have exposed wiring and need to be tested for proper functioning; playground equipment and bicycle rack at park need to have missing or damaged hardware replaced. Trustee Allgayer will purchase sawhorses, floor mats, and shelving. Insulation has been installed in Well House #6.   Electrical boxes in park have been repaired. Playground equipment, park bench, and bicycle rack scheduled to be repaired in April 2014.

To Do List: See above Safety Committee recommendations.

Old Business: Tree removal tabled until next meeting; discussion of removal vs trimming of tree.

New Business: Grain storage facility building permit - Motion by Allgayer to approve the building permit application submitted by Midwest Farmers Cooperative for a grain storage facility; second by Clements. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion carried. Excavation work will be done to restore water service to 417 West F Street. The Library is in the planning stages of a Shakespeare Festival for April 26th; want to close the street in front of the library on that date. The One and Six Year Street Plan as prepared by JEO was reviewed by Board Members. There were no changes to proposed plan; One and Six Year Hearing will be held to approve the plan at the February 5, 2014 meeting.

Presentation of Claims for Payment: Cass County Refuse $62.00; Columbus Telegram $19.95; Cummins Central Power LLC $120.83; D.R. Ortlieb Trucking $134.00; JEO Consulting Group $1,000.00; Meeske Ace Hardware $55.80; Michael Todd & Co $151.24; Mid-American Research Chemical $160.85; Midwest Farmers Cooperative $257.37; Midwest Laboratories $82.70; NE Public Health Environmental Lab $30.00; Office Depot $82.97; One Call Concepts $37.05; NE Dept of Revenue $506.13; US Treasury $2,179.32; OPPD $3,957.59; Postmaster $206.70; S & K Services $175.00; Verizon $68.55; Windstream $125.78; Dec 30 payroll $2,092.53; Jan 15 payroll $2,368.97. Motion by Clements to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Allgayer. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion carried.

Personnel: Motion by Clements to change signers on bank account to Curt Wilhelm, Lou Allgayer, and Connie Carlton; second by Ronhovde. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion carried.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:19 p.m.

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Connie Carlton, Village Clerk                              Curt Wilhelm, Chairman




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