VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
November 4, 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 6:58 p.m. Chairperson Wilhelm declared the “Open Meeting Act” posted. All signed the “Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting”. Visitors present were Kieth Boetel, Rian Harkins, and Eugenia Bornemeier. Ed Blunt and Connie Carlton were also present. Motion by Allgayer to approve the minutes of the October 21, 2015 Regular Board Meeting as presented; second by Anderson. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.
REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Street: Fuel spill from 4th/D Streets to 3rd/B Streets contained. Park: The tree stump has been cleared from the park. Julie is looking into securing an army tank for the park. Library: Motion by Wray to approve the Council Approval Report for October bills/payroll; second by Allgayer. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Water: Water meter at school repaired. A needs survey was completed and sent to the State Department of Health. Sewer: Composite test was transported to Lincoln. A needs survey for the NDEQ is being completed; low-interest loans may be available to purchase new equipment and software. Cummins Central Power performed a full-service inspection as part of planned maintenance. A new 4D30 battery was installed.
Unfinished Business: Building permit for Tina Vanderpool at 1615 298th Street: Kieth Boetel was in attendance from Champion Windows for questions. Motion by Allgayer to approve the building permit for 1615 298th Street as presented; second by Wray. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.
A nuisance abatement update was presented by Rian Harkins with SENDD. The next steps in the process are to abate properties and declare additional nuisance properties. Motion by Wray to abate Case 2015-6 of 320 East C Street and Case 2015-7 of 328 East C Street; second by Allgayer. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Notice will be sent informing the property owners. Motion by Wray to declare the following properties as nuisances – Case 2015-4 of 209 East D Street, Case 2015-9 of 225 East C Street, Case 2015-13 of 204 South 5th Street, and Case 2015-14 of 212 South 5th Street; second by Anderson. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. In follow up, Rian Harkins will send notice to the property owners.
A preliminary copy of the ordinance relating to cats, feral cats, and dogs was presented for discussion. The first reading of this ordinance is scheduled for the November 18th meeting.
New Business: Discussion of 2015 Goals for the Village will be discussed at the November 18th Board Meeting.
Presentation of Claims for Payment: American Exchange Bank $5,000 (street loan); Cass County Refuse $65.00 (refuse service); Cummins Central Power $345.15 (maintenance inspection); Elmwood Public Library $1,664.09 (November allotment); HOA Solutions $416.17 (Lambda Power Supply); JEO Consulting Group $3,450.00 (Blight Study/Redevelopment Plan partial pymt); NE Public Health Environmental Labs $99.00 (coliform/nitrate testing); NE Dept of
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Revenue $776.45 (NE Withholding); NMPP $92.99 (utility billing forms); Office Depot $323.73 (office supplies); OPPD $3,161.73 (electricity expense); SENDD $2,325.89 (Nuisance Abatement Expenses to Date); Windstream $127.21 (telephone expense). Motion by Wray to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Anderson. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.
Motion by Wray to enter Executive Session; second by Allgayer. The Village Board entered Executive Session at 8:30 p.m. Motion by Wray to exit Executive Session; second by Anderson.
Executive Session exited at 9:03 p.m.
Motion by Allgayer for the Maintenance Supervisor, Ed Blunt, to receive a 3% pay increase effective November 2nd with the understanding that he will receive a .75/hr raise when he achieves his Grade 2 Sewer Operator License; second by Anderson. RCV: Wray-No, Anderson-Yes, Krass-No, Allgayer-Yes, Wilhelm-Yes. Motion approved.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:12 p.m.
Connie Carlton, Clerk/Treasurer Curt Wilhelm, Chairperson