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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

August 5, 2015


The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session with Trustees Allgayer, Krass, Anderson, Wray, 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 and David Ernst. Ed Blunt and Connie Carlton were also present.


Motion by Wray to approve the minutes of the July 15, 2015 Regular Board Meeting as presented; second by Anderson. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.


REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Street: Will obtain bids for street crack sealing. Park: Surveillance cameras have been installed. Library: June Librarian’s Report, June Minutes, and council A/P approval report. Motion by Wray to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Anderson. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Water: July water usage: Incoming 2,458,000 gallons, Outgoing 2,206,000 gallons, wasted 252,000 gallons. Average nitrates 5.7. Water/Sewer rate study and July Water Rate Report presented; no action taken. Sewer: Water/Wastewater Continuing Ed Hours Aug 12-13th. Planning: Special meeting August 6th, 7:00 pm, at City Hall. Special Events: Meeting of the Community Development Agency will take place on Wednesday, August 12th, 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.


Unfinished Business: Nuisance Property update at Sept 2nd meeting.


New Business: RESOLUTION NO. 08052015: WHEREAS, the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 was signed in to law on October 30, 2000, placing new emphasis on state and local mitigation planning for natural hazards and requiring communities to adopt a hazard mitigation action plan to be eligible for pre-disaster and post-disaster federal funding for mitigation purposes; and WHEREAS, a Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan was prepared by Lower Platte South Natural Resources District with assistance from JEO Consulting Group, Inc. of Lincoln, Nebraska which includes the jurisdiction of the Village of Elmwood, Nebraska, Cass County. WHEREAS, the purpose of the mitigation plan was to lessen the effects of disasters by increasing the disaster resistance of the Natural Resources District and participating jurisdictions located within the planning boundary by identifying the hazards that affect the Village of Elmwood, Nebraska and prioritize mitigation strategies to reduce potential loss of life and property damage from those hazards, and WHEREAS, FEMA regulations require documentation that the plan has been formally adopted by the governing body of the Village of Elmwood, Cass County, in the form of a resolution and further requesting approval of the plan at the Federal Level; and NOW THEREFORE, the governing body of the Village of Elmwood, Nebraska, Cass County, does herewith adopt the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update in its entirety; and PASSED AND APPROVED this 5th day of August, 2015. Motion by Allgayer to adopt Resolution 08052015 as presented; second by Wray. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. David Ernst discussed with the Board the 2015-2016 preliminary budget reports; no action taken. Further discussion at next meeting.


Presentation of Claims for Payment: American Exchange Bank $5,000.00 (street loan); Black Hills Energy $90.47 (natural gas); Cass County Refuse $65.00 (refuse service); Clements & Drevo $344.00 (legal services); Connie Carlton $61.09 (Cash Receipt - Christmas bulb replacement); Elmwood Public Library $1,512.81 (Aug 2015 allotment); HD Supply Waterworks $295.21 (lab testing supplies); Mick’s Diesel Repair $291.77 (service Cummins engine); NE Dept. of Revenue $1,207.63 (June sales/use tax); NE Dept. of Revenue $612.10 (2nd Qtr Form 941N taxes); NE Public Health Environmental Lab $15.00 (lab test); NMPP $46.08 (supplies); OPPD $3,713.58 (electricity); Payroll $2,938.50; Tammy Marcoe $100.00 (deposit reimbursement); Todd Valley Plumbing & Htg $14.61 (air conditioner repair); US Postal Service $259.00 (postage); Utility Service Co. $6,165.61 (water tower maintenance); Verizon Wireless $68.53 (cell phone); Windstream $127.90 (telephone).  Motion by Allgayer to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Krass. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.


Personnel: Discussion regarding mileage tracking of village vehicles. Motion by Wray to have village employees record daily mileage of village vehicles; second by Krass. Vote: Aye: Wray, Anderson, Krass; Nay: Allgayer, Wilhelm. Motion approved. A mileage form will be presented at the next meeting for approval.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m.





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Connie Carlton, Clerk/Treasurer                           Curt Wilhelm-Chairperson

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