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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting – January 7, 2015


The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session with Trustees Allgayer, Wray, Anderson, Krass, 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 Christopher Vogt, Thomas Huston, Ben Kastens, Marie Gregoire, BJ Burrows, Tom & Mary Lenz.


Motion by Allgayer to approve the minutes of the December 17, 2014 Regular Meeting as presented; second by Wray. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.


REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Street: Road gravel ordered.   Gravel will be applied to streets and intersections. Christmas lights have been disconnected and dates reported to OPPD. Park: Photos and estimates of damage to park sign and tree to be completed. Library: Council approval report and minutes submitted for approval. Motion by Wray to approve the claims for payment as presented; second by Anderson. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion carried. Water: December 2014 stats include 2,476,000 gallons pumped, 2,175,000 treated with 301,000 gallons wasted; average nitrates 5.5. Sewer: Testing within normal limits. Planning: Pat Beckmann has resigned from the Planning Commission with Michael Bestwick as a possible candidate for alternate member.


Unfinished Business: Emergency Alert Messaging System follow-up by Marie Gregoire and Julie Anderson. Annexation of 403 West D Street and 413 West D Street discussed; no action taken at this time.


New Business: Presentation by Thomas Huston of Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP regarding Village Blight Studies and Tax Increment Financing. Will proceed with creating a Community Development Agency and obtaining quotes for a Village Blight Study. Discussion regarding Annual and Long-Term Goals for the Village. They include Housing Development, Street Improvement, Blight Study, Business District Development, Drainage Issues, and a Splash Park, Play Structure, and Handicap-Accessible Shelter at Village Park. Proposed One & Six Year Street Plan reviewed; no action taken at this time. One & Six Year Street Plan Hearing is scheduled for February 4, 2015 Board Meeting. ORDINANCE NO. 001.2015: AN ORDINANCE TO REQUIRE PAYMENT OF ALL VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD WATER AND SEWER ASSESSMENTS AS A CONDITION FOR RECEIVING UTILITY SERVICE FROM THE VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD ON MULTIPLE PROPERTIES. This ordinance is passed under authority granted by Nebraska Statutes 17-530 through 17-546 (R.R.S. 2012), and shall take effect and be in force after its passing, approval, and publication as provided by law. Motion by Allgayer to approve Ordinance No. 001.2015 as read; second by Wray. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.


Presentation of Claims for Payment: Block Ten Apts $12.82, Cass County Refuse $62.00, Columbus Telegram $43.69, Elmwood Convenience Store $10.77, Elmwood Public Library $1,512.81, JEO Consulting Group $1,155.00, Meeske Ace Hardware $326.68, Menards $3.41, Midwest Farmers Coop $240.38, NE Public Health Environmental Lab $15.00, Office Depot $91.95, OPPD $4,192.44, Payroll $2,894.12, Tase Electronics $10.50, Sherwin Williams $168.83, US Postal Service $20.00, US Treasury $2,892.58, Windstream $125.10.

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Motion by Wray to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Allgayer. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.


Personnel: Discussion regarding January meter readings vs estimating. Motion by Anderson to approve backup snow removal rate of pay at $15 per hour; second by Allgayer. RCV: Yes: Allgayer, Krass, Anderson, Wilhelm; No: Wray. Motion approved. Motion by Wray to approve Village Clerk to attend the 2015 Municipal Clerk Institute and Academy, and 2015 Municipal Clerk Financial Institute; second by Allgayer. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:52 p.m.




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Connie Carlton, Village Clerk                                       Curt Wilhelm, Chairman

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