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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

August 19, 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 7:05 p.m. Chairperson Wilhelm declared the “Open Meeting Act” posted. All signed the “Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting”. Visitors present were Terry Galloway, David Ernst, Janet Sorensen, Alicia Clements, Danielle Dunker, Brad Johnson, Bruce Meyer, and Laurel McReynolds. Ed Blunt and Connie Carlton were also present.


Motion by Krass to approve the minutes of the August 5, 2015 Regular Board Meeting as presented; second by Wray. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.


REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Street: No Report. Park: No Report. Library: 2015-2016 Library Budget presented. Water: Well #3 controls were switched to Well #5. Last week 12 end-of-line tests completed; 2 water meters installed; and water leak on South 6th repaired. Sewer: A 24-hour composite test was performed last week. Planning: August 6th meeting minutes.


Unfinished Business: The 2015-2016 budget was discussed with members from the library board, David Ernst, and Terry Galloway, CPA. The budget hearing was set for Sept. 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Elmwood City Hall. Terry Galloway discussed the need to increase the water base rate by $10.25 to $24.00 for the 2015-2016 budget year. This will be discussed further at the Sept. 16th board meeting. Blight Study: Motion by Wray to approve an agreement between the Village of Elmwood and JEO Consulting Group for a blight study to be conducted for the village; second by Anderson. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.


New Business: Building permit: Motion by Allgayer to approve the building permit for Lot 2 – Rust Subdivision; second by Wray. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Building Permit: Motion by Krass to approve the building permit for 104 North 4th Street; second by Wray. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Christmas Candy: Motion by Allgayer to appropriate funds not to exceed $450.00 for the purchase of Christmas candy; second by Anderson. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.


Presentation of Claims for Payment: Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway & Luth $750.00 (accountant expense); Black Hills Energy $103.73 (natural gas); Columbus Telegram $55.47 (publication); Connie Carlton $152.53 (Christmas bulbs, cleaning supplies, postage); Cope Plastics $83.50 (plastic sheeting); Elmwood C-Store $18.84 (antifreeze/oil); Hawkins $283.80 (water supplies); HD Supply Waterworks $1084.16 (water meters); Meeske Ace Hardware $166.50 (supplies); Menards $97.99 (street supplies); Midwest Farmers Coop $239.67 (fuel); Midwest Laboratories $266.25 (Lab fee expense); NE Dept of Revenue $1,244.95 (July sales/use tax); NE Rural Water Assn. $280.00 (education); Payroll $2,599.19; SENDD $425.00 (membership dues); US Treasury $3,006.06 (payroll deposit); Verizon $69.44 (cell phone). Motion by Wray to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Anderson. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.



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There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:47 p.m.





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Connie Carlton, Clerk/Treasurer                           Curt Wilhelm-Chairperson

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