VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting – December 17, 2014
The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session with Trustees Allgayer, Wray, Clements, Ernst and Chairperson Wilhelm presiding. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Chairperson Wilhelm declared the “Open Meeting Act” posted. All signed the “Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting”. Visitors present were Julie Anderson, Mike Krass, Dana Krass, Melanie O’Brien and Marie Gregoire.
Motion by Allgayer to approve the minutes of the December 3, 2014 Regular Meeting as presented; second by Clements. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.
REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Park: Restrooms re-winterized due to vandalism. Water: Sampling within normal limits. Sewer: Testing within normal limits.
Unfinished Business: Emergency Alert Messaging System presentation by Marie Gregoire. Julie Anderson will train w/Webkid on new text message alert system. Master Fee Schedule was further reviewed; ORDINANCE2014-320, MASTER FEE SCHEDULE, AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN FEES AND TAXES CHARGED BY THE VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD FOR VARIOUS SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS; INFRASTRUCTURE FEES, ZONING FEES, OCCUPATION TAX, PUBLIC RECORDS, RESPONSE TO CODE VIOLATIONS & OTHER INCIDENTS, ANNUAL FEES AND LICENSES, RETURNED CHECK FEE; MUNICIPAL UTILITIES INCLUDING WATER AND SEWER FOR RESIDENTIAL USERS AND COMMERCIAL USERS (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL USERS) OF THE VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD AND TO PROVIDE THE EFFECTIVE DATE HEREOF, AND ORDERING THE PUBLICATION OF THE ORDINANCE IN PAMPHLET FORM. Motion by Wray to approve the Master Fee Schedule, ORDINANCE 2014-320 as presented; second by Clements. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.
New Business: Annexation of properties located at 405 West D Street and 413 West D Street will be addressed at the next village board meeting. Fence Permit Application for 113 North 3rd Street – Motion by Wray to approve the fence permit application with the following stipulations: Setbacks from the front sidewalk of five feet; allow easy access to water meter on south side of house; and fencing placed with posts on inside; second by Allgayer. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. The newly elected Board Members Lou Allgayer, Michael Krass, and Julie Anderson took the Oath of Office. Election of Officers/Commissions: Chairperson – Motion by Allgayer to appoint Curt Wilhelm to remain as Chairperson; second by Wray. Vote: Yes: All; No: None. Motion approved. Utility Commissioner: Motion by Wray to appoint Lou Allgayer as the Utility Commissioner; second by Krass. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Street Commissioner: Motion by Allgayer to appoint Mike Krass as the Street Commissioner; second by Wray. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Park Commissioner: Motion by Wray to nominate Julie Anderson as the Park Commissioner; second by Krass. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Vice-Chairperson: Motion by Krass to nominate Pat Wray as the Vice-Chairperson; second by Anderson. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.
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Presentation of Claims for Payment: Claim #1: Black Hills Energy $626.91; Columbus Telegram $45.62; Elmwood Public Library $1,512.81; HTM Sales $4,512.56; Meeske Hardware $156.22; Midwest Labs $145.64; NE Rural Water Assn $150.00; NMPP $1,901.00; Payroll $2,223.49; Tase
Electronics $94.95; Cass County Treasurer $84.21; US Postal Service $234.00; US Treasury $1,859.84; Verizon $68.48. Motion by Allgayer to approve Claim #1 as presented for payment; second by Ernst. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Claim #2: American Exchange Bank $5,000.00. Motion by Allgayer to approve
Claim #2 as presented for payment; second by Wray. RCV: Allgayer: Yes, Wray: Yes, Clements: Abstain; Ernst: Yes, Wilhelm: Yes. Motion approved.
Personnel: Motion by Wray to approve Christmas Bonuses in the amount of $100 for full-time Village employees and $25 for part-time employees in the form of gift cards purchased from local businesses; second by Clements. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
Connie Carlton, Village Clerk Curt Wilhelm, Chairman