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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

October 7, 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 Rian Harkins, Keith Hammons, Madison Zoz, Brody Baer, Pat Kennedy, and Teresa Brown. Ed Blunt and Connie Carlton were also present.


Motion by Wray to approve the minutes of the September 16, 2015 Regular Board Meeting as presented; second by Allgayer. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.


REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Street: A blade has been purchased for the tractor. Snowplow has been serviced and is ready for winter. Park: Julie continues painting equipment in the park. It was discussed to possibly use the Market-2-Market donation to purchase a new trash bin. Library: August payroll and claims for payment were presented. Motion by Allgayer to approve claims as presented for payment; second by Anderson. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Water: Motion by Krass to approve the purchase of a bench scale to measure chlorine not to exceed $325.00; second by Wray. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Sewer: E. Coli Test 0. Motion by Wray to approve maintenance be completed on the sewer generator; 2nd by Allgayer. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.


Unfinished Business: Several more complaints have been received regarding cats and/or feral cats. Letters have been sent to homeowners with multiple cats unlicensed and unvaccinated. No response to date. The Board is in the process of updating the ordinance associated with cats and/or feral cats. Public comment/suggestions are welcomed at the next board meeting to be held October 21st.


New Business: Show Cause Hearing regarding the Declared Nuisance at 132 North 4th Street opened at 7:05 pm. Comments from Rian Harkins (SENDD nuisance coordinator), Keith Hammons, and the Village Board were heard. It was noted that there is no plan at this time for the declared nuisance property. Show Cause Hearing was closed at 7:15 pm. Motion by Allgayer to uphold the nuisance resolution at 132 North 4th Street and to grant a 60-day continuance for the owner to formulate a plan for said site; 2nd by Wray. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Nuisance Contract Update: Motion by Allgayer to approve the amendment to nuisance contract to extend ending date to December 31, 2015; 2nd by Anderson. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Tree Dump Site: The NRD has granted permission for the Village of Elmwood to relocate the tree dump from Railroad Avenue to their property adjacent to the bike trail. Trustee Allgayer is gathering information on costs to move the site, i.e. camera, LED lighting, fence/gate, signage, and road maintenance. No action taken at this time.






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Presentation of Claims for Payment: Ak-Sar-Ben Pipe & Sewer $3,515.00 (sewer main maintenance); American Exchange Bank $5,000.00 (street loan); ARID Resources, Inc. $1,850.00 (caulking of water treatment bldg./clarifier tanks); Cass County Refuse $65.00 (refuse service); Columbus Telegram (publication); Connie Carlton (postage); D.R. Ortlieb $159.71 (47B rock); Elmwood C-Store $4.76 (scrubber pads-sewer); Elmwood Public Library $1,664.09 (Oct 2015 monthly allotment); Hach Co. $198.08 (water supplies); IIMC $155.00 (Membership Dues); JEO Consulting Group $575.00 (Redevelopment Plan); Meeske Ace Hardware $109.57 (supplies); Midwest Farmers Coop $171.95 (fuel); NE Public Health Environmental Health $985.00 (water testing); NE Dept of Revenue $25.03 (waste reduction fee); Office Depot $119.98 (office supplies); One Call Concepts $35.80 (locates); OPPD $3,643.44 (electricity); Payroll x 2 $5,519.41 (Sept/Oct payrolls); Rob’s Electronics $87.00 (timer-sewer); Safeguard Business Systems $247.85 (office supplies); Steve Nickel $450.00 (rear blade for Case tractor); US Postal Service $273.00 (postage); US Treasury $1,917.38 (federal payroll deposit); USDA $96,280.00 (Loan Pymt - Sewer Plant); Windstream $126.22 (telephone). Motion by Allgayer to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Wray. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.

Motion by Allgayer to approve the transfer of $20,373.00 from the General Fund to WWTP Savings Account; 2nd by Wray. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:28 p.m.




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Connie Carlton, Clerk/Treasurer                Curt Wilhelm, Chairperson

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