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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

March 4, 2015


The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session with Trustees Allgayer, Krass, Wray, Anderson, 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 Eugenia Bornemeier, Vicki Fleischman, Loren Miller, Mark Spracklin, and Jacquet Monaghan. Ed Blunt and Connie Carlton were also present.


Motion by Allgayer to approve the minutes of the February 18, 2015 Regular Meeting as presented; second by Wray. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.


REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Street: No Report. Park: Quote of $156.68 to replace vandalized crank for net system at park. It was decided to fix basketball hoops at regulation height and use crank from basketball hoops to replace one on net system. Library: Council approval report presented.Motion by Wray to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Allgayer. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Water: Incoming 2,471,000 gallons, outgoing 2,211,000 gallons, wasted 260,000 gallons. Average nitrates 6.2 mg/L (within normal limits). Water main break at East 5th/F Streets on Friday, February 27th; repaired same day. Sewer: Ak-Sar-Ben jetted sewer line on North 5th Street with findings of grease and tree roots. Repair made to plugged lift screw with findings of tea towel and socks.


Unfinished Business: Discussion of housing development southwest of village with ten acres available. No action taken at this time. Further discussion to take place at March 18th Board Meeting. Ordinance No. 2015-004: An ordinance to provide for abatement of nuisances and enforcement procedures presented with second reading of the ordinance. No public comment. Discussion of local option sales tax increase from 0.5% to 1.5% as a revenue source for streets and water/wastewater vs. raising water/wastewater rates as recommended by auditor. No action taken at this time.


New Business: Mark Spracklin presented options for video surveillance equipment. No action taken at this time. Board member Pat Wray introduced USDA Development Grants available.


Presentation of Claims for Payment: Ak-Sar-Ben Sewer Cleaning $660.00; American Exchange Bank $5,000.00; Cass County Refuse $65.00; Elmwood Public Library $1,512.81; NE Public Health Environmental Labs $15.00; Office Depot $143.97; OPPD $4,067.76; Payroll $2,519.49; UNO Clerks Institute $393.00; Windstream $125.99. Motion by Wray to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Krass. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:57 p.m.




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Connie Carlton, Village Clerk                                       Curt Wilhelm, Chairperson

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