VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
April 1, 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 6:58 p.m. Chairperson Wilhelm declared the “Open Meeting Act” posted. All signed the “Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting”. Visitors present were Deb Lenz, Carrie Nunez, Eugenia Bornemeier, Diann Stille, Mike Winter, Michael Bestwick, and Ben Kastens. Ed Blunt and Connie Carlton were also present.
Motion by Wray to approve the minutes of the March 18, 2015 Community Development Agency as presented; second by Anderson. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.
Motion by Wray to approve the minutes of the March 18, 2015 Regular Board Meeting as presented; second by Krass. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.
REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Street: No Report. Park: The women’s restroom faucet has been repaired. There will be a meeting of the Elmwood Park Improvement Committee on April 23rd. The water has been turned on at the ballfield. New LED bulbs have been installed near the restrooms. Motion by Wray to approve the purchase of one truck load of mulch for the park; second by Anderson. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Different types of matting for the Gaga Ball Court were discussed; no action taken. Library: The 2nd Annual Shakespeare Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.Motion by Krass to approve the Library claims as presented for payment; second by Anderson. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Water: Soft start pumps will be installed next week. Sewer: HOA replaced batteries and reprogrammed computers. Sludge will be hauled from site in next 30 days. Planning: Minutes from the March 26th meeting presented. Motion by Wray to appoint Michael Bestwick as an alternate to the Planning Committee; second by Krass. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Special Events: There will be a Family Field Day at the Park on Saturday, May 23rd sponsored by local business.
Unfinished Business: Motion by Wray to accept the nuisance abatement contract with SENDD; second by Allgayer. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Building Permit for 221 North 1st Street by Mike Winter – Motion by Wray to approve the building permit as presented by Mike Winter; second by Allgayer. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.
New Business: Motion by Allgayer to approve an increase of the Capitalization Threshold from $250 to $1,000; second by Wray. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. The 4th Street Market was granted permission for a temporary outdoor plant enclosure to be located on the sidewalk. Motion by Allgayer to approve the temporary outdoor plant enclosure; second by Anderson. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. The Community Vision Meeting Report was given by Pat Wray. Suggestions for future needs were an assisted living facility, grocery store, and other mainstreet businesses. Trustees Krass and Wray will continue to meet with the organization. There has been concern from citizens of solicitors and peddlers after hours and on weekends. The solicitors need to purchase a Peddler’s Permit for $50 per person from the Village Clerk who will copy their ID on the Permit and record their vehicle license information.
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All residents should ask to see the permit and deny them access to their home if no license is issued. These solicitors come on weekends and at night when they know our office is closed, and are unable to obtain a permit. Please be careful of these peddlers or solicitors and feel free to post “No Solicitor” signage at your home. Discussion whether we should allow solicitors at all in the village.
Presentation of Claims for Payment: AP Touch (signs) $180.00; Black Hills Energy $675.64; Cass County Refuse $65.00; Connie Carlton (Mileage/Lodging/Meals/Postage) $573.45; DHHS Division of Public Health (lab fees) $15.00; Hach Company (Chlorine tablets) $140.37; HD Supply Waterworks (meter/parts) $183.79; League of Nebr Municipalities (manuals) $122.97; Office Depot (Ink Cartridges/Misc) $143.97; OPPD $3,968.82; Payroll $2,520.53; Staples (HP Printer) $196.09; Windstream $124.06. Motion by Allgayer to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Wray. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.
Personnel: Trustees Wilhelm and Anderson will interview summer job applicants.
Motion by Wray to enter Executive Session at 9:40 p.m. for the protection of the Village; second by Anderson. Motion approved.
Motion by Wray to exit Executive Session at 9:52 p.m.; second by Krass. Motion approved.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:52 p.m.
Connie Carlton, Village Clerk Curt Wilhelm, Chairperson