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VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD

Board of Trustees Budget Hearing/Regular Meeting – September 17, 2014

 

The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session with Trustees Ernst, Wray, Clements, and Chairman Wilhelm presiding. Trustee Allgayer was absent from the meeting. The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. Chairman Wilhelm declared the “Open Meeting Act” posted. All signed the “Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting”. Visitors present: Julie Anderson, Ben Kastens, Ross Lawrence, Rod Meier, Jordan Meier, and Eugenia Bornemeier.

Ed Blunt and Connie Carlton were also present.

 

Motion by Clements to approve the minutes of the September 3, 2014 Board Meeting as presented; second by Wray. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.

 

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Park: Diseased pine tree removed. Seeking volunteers to install the court surface in park – Please speak w/Andy Clements @ the Bank. Water: Three water leaks have been repaired. Coliform test: 0. Sewer: A 24-hour composite test result: Non-detectable. Planning/Zoning: Next meeting Thursday, September 25th, 6:30 p.m. at the Village Hall. Special Events: Harvest Moon Run scheduled Friday, September 26th.

 

Unfinished Business: Motion by Clements to accept the change order decrease of $249.00 of total cost of project; second by Ernst. RCV: Yes: All, No: None, Absent: Allgayer. Motion approved. Motion by Clements to approve the recommendation of acceptance for the D Street Drainage Improvement Project; second by Ernst. RCV: Yes: All, No: None, Absent: Allgayer. Motion approved. Motion by Clements to approve the application for payment of the D Street Drainage Improvement Project in the amount of $45,119.25; second by Wray. RCV: Yes: All, No: None, Absent: Allgayer. Motion approved.

 

New Business: Conditional Use Permit: Motion by Ernst to approve the conditional use permit for 126 South 4th Street with the condition that the Planning/Zoning Committee review and accept the conditional use permit; second by Wray. Vote: Yes: All, No: None; Absent: Allgayer. Motion approved. Building permit at 30805 Havelock Avenue: Motion by Wray to approve the building permit for 30805 Havelock Avenue; second by Clements. Vote: Yes: All, No: None, Absent: Allgayer. Motion carried. Deck Permit at 124 North 1st Street: Motion by Clements to approve the deck permit for 124 North 1st Street; second by Wray. Vote: Yes: All, No: None, Absent: Allgayer. Motion carried. Backup Water Operator discussion; no action taken at this time. 2014-15 Class C Liquor License Occupation Tax Refund for 126 South 4th Street; no action taken. Discussion regarding Telecommunications Tower Permit fees/application process; no action taken at this time. Chairperson Wilhelm opened the public hearing regarding the proposed budget and the special hearing to set the final tax request at 8:14 p.m. No public comment was heard. Chairperson Wilhelm closed the public budget hearing at 8:20 p.m. The following resolution was read: RESOLUTION NO. 09172014.1, A RESOLUTION OF THE CHAIRMAN AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD, NEBRASKA ESTABLISHING THE PROPERTY TAX REQUEST FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015. 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 purposes of the levy set by the County Board of Equalization unless the Board of Trustees of the Village of Elmwood, Nebraska passes by a

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majority vote a resolution or ordinance setting the tax request at a different amount; and WHEREAS, a special public hearing was held as required by law to hear and consider comments concerning the property tax request; and WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the Village of Elmwood, Nebraska that the property tax request for the current year be a different amount than the property tax request for the prior year. NOW THEREFORE, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Elmwood, Nebraska by a majority vote resolves that: 1. The 2014-2015 property tax request be set at $136,023.00, which would require a tax rate of $0.457669. 2. A copy of this Resolution be certified and forwarded to the County Clerk on or before September 20, 2014 as part of the village budget. PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 17TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2014. Motion by Clements to adopt RESOLUTION NO. 09172014.1 as read; second by Wray. RCV: Yes: All, No: None; Absent: Allgayer. Motion carried. The following resolution was read: RESOLUTION NO. 09172014.2: A RESOLUTION OF THE CHAIRMAN AND THE VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD, NEBRASKA INCREASING THE RESTRICTED FUNDS LID BY 1% FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015. WHEREAS, pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. 13-519, the Village of Elmwood is limited to increasing its total of budgeted restricted funds to no more than the last prior year’s total of budgeted restricted funds plus population growth plus two and one-half percent expressed in dollars; and WHEREAS, 13-519 authorizes the Village of Elmwood to exceed the foregoing budget limit for a fiscal year by up to an additional one percent increase in budgeted restricted funds upon the affirmative vote of at least 75% of the governing body; and WHEREAS, the Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 in the Lid Computation Fiscal Year 2014-2015 supported by the detail relating to restricted revenue accounts, proposes an additional increase in budgeted restricted funds of one percent as provided by statute; and WHEREAS, approval of the additional one percent increase in budgeted restricted funds is prudent fiscal management, does not increase authorized expenditures, and is in the best interests of the Village of Elmwood and its citizens. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD BOARD OF TRUSTEES: THAT upon affirmative vote by more than 75% of the Village Board, the budgeted restricted funds for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 shall be increased by an additional one percent as provided by Neb. Rev. Stat. 13-519. PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 17TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2014. Motion by Clements to adopt RESOLUTION NO. 09172014.2 as read; second by Wray. RCV: Yes: All, No: None, Absent: Allgayer. Motion approved. The following resolution was read: RESOLUTION NO. 09172014.3: A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015. 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 beginning October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015, was provided to the Village Board on the 17th day of September, 2014. NOW THEREFORE, the Governing Body of the Village of Elmwood, Nebraska, by a majority vote, resolves that: The Budget for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015 is hereby adopted as the Budget for the Village of Elmwood, Nebraska for said fiscal year. PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 17th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2014. Motion by Clements to adopt RESOLUTION NO. 09172014.3 as read; second by Wray. RCV: Yes: All, No: None, Absent: Allgayer. Motion approved. The following ordinance was read: ORDINANCE NO. 2014-319: AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT THE BUDGET STATEMENT TO BE TERMED THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION BILL: TO APPROPRIATE SUMS FOR NECESSARY EXPENSES AND LIABILITIES; TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CHAIRPERSON AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD, NEBRASKA: SECTION 1. That after complying with all procedures required by law, the budget presented and set

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forth in the budget statement is hereby approved as the Annual Appropriation Bill for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015. All sums of money contained in the budget statement are hereby appropriated for the necessary expenses and liabilities of the Village of Elmwood, Nebraska. A copy of the budget document shall be forwarded as provided by law to the Auditor of Public Accounts, State Capitol, Lincoln, NE and to the County Clerk of Cass County, Nebraska for use by the levying authority. SECTION 2. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage, approval, and publication or posting as required by law. PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 17TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2014. Motion by Clements to approve ORDINANCE 2014-319 as read; second by Wray. RCV: Yes: All, No: None, Absent: Allgayer. Motion approved.

 

Presentation of Claims for Payment:  Ak-Sar-Ben Sewer Cleaning $3,000.00, Black Hills Energy $111.13, Columbus Telegram $58.24, HD Supply Waterworks $150.42, Meeske Ace Hardware $44.97, Midwest Farmers Coop $277.57, Midwest Labs $177.92, NE Public Health Environ-mental Lab $46.00, Payroll $2,299.09, Ray Lipsey, Inc. $45,119.25, Second Generation Plumbing $1,682.43, US Treasury $1,820.20, Verizon $68.47. Motion by Clements to approve claims as presented for payment; second by Wray. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Absent: Allgayer. Motion approved.

 

Motion by Wray to enter Executive Session for the protection of the public interest; second by Clements. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion carried. The Board entered executive session at 9:22 p.m. Motion by Wray to exit Executive Session at 9:28 p.m.; second by Clements. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion carried.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:28 p.m.

 

                                                                        


 

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Connie Carlton, Village Clerk                                       Curt Wilhelm, Chairman

 

 

 

 

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