VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
March 16, 2016
The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session with Trustees Allgayer, Anderson, and Wray present with Chairperson Wilhelm presiding. Trustee Krass was absent from the meeting due to vacation. 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 included: Rian Harkins, Eugenia Bornemeier, Blake Ulmer, Jean Reinke, Michael Bestwick, and Jack Hovick. Ed Blunt and Connie Carlton were also present. Motion by Allgayer to approve the minutes of the March 3, 2016 Regular Board Meeting as amended to change meeting date to March 16th; second by Anderson. Vote: Yes: All, No: None; Absent: Krass. Motion approved.
REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Streets: East F Street rocked. Park: Bathrooms open; trash cans installed; and drinking fountains are being repaired. Cameras are installed/working. Library: Librarians report and council approval report presented. Motion by Wray to approve the council approval report as presented; second by Allgayer. RCV: Yes: All, No: None; Absent: Krass. Motion approved. Water: Pumped 1,472,000 gallons; Treated 1,290,000 gallons; Wasted RO 182,000 gallons; Average Nitrates 6.4; Daily Usage 46.86 thousand gallons. Sewer: Testing of 24-hr composite within normal limits. Planning/Zoning: Scheduled meeting/hearing March 31st @ 6:30 pm.
Nuisance Property Update: Rian Harkins with SENDD noted there was no response from letters sent to Eugene Sailors regarding nuisance properties at 320-328 East C Street. A final notice will be sent, and the Village may then begin abatement of these properties. Rian will follow up on 225 East C Street and 304 East C Street properties.
ORDINANCE NO. 2016-003--MASTER FEE SCHEDULE: AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN FEES AND TAXES CHARGED BY THE VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD FOR VARIOUS SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: BUILDING PERMIT & INFRASTRUCTURE FEES, ZONING FEES, OCCUPATION TAX, PUBLIC RECORDS, RESPONSE TO CODE VIOLATIONS & OTHER INCIDENTS, ANNUAL FEES AND LICENSES, RETURNED CHECK FEE; MUNICIPAL UTILITIES INCLUDING WATER AND SEWER FOR RESIDENTIAL USERS AND COMMERCIAL USERS (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL USERS) OF THE VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD AND TO PROVIDE THE EFFECTIVE DATE HEREOF, AND ORDERING THE PUBLICATION OF THE ORDINANCE IN PAMPHLET FORM. Motion by Wray to approve ORDINANCE NO. 2016-003—MASTER FEE SCHEDULE as read; second by Anderson. RCV: Yes: All, No: None, Absent: Krass. Motion approved.
New Business: Fence permit application submitted by Blake Ulmer for 209 South 3rd Street. Motion by Wray to approve the fence permit as submitted contingent on Keith Wynegar signing off on the shared fence; second by Allgayer. Vote: Yes: All, No: None; Absent: Krass. Motion approved. A proposal for codification of the municipal code book presented. Motion by Anderson to approve the codification and updating of the municipal code book by Municipal Code Services, Inc.; second by Wray. RCV: Yes: All, No: None; Absent: Krass. Motion approved. The Elmwood Clean-Up Day will be June 18th.
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Presentation of Claims for Payment: Black Hills Energy $504.94 (natural gas expense); Columbus Telegram $78.22 (publication notices/minutes); Cornhusker Press $97.05 (animal licensing supplies); Elmwood Convenience Store $7.98 (oil-sand spreader); League of Nebraska Municipalities $57.77 (Midwinter Conference Handbook); MADS Inc. $240.00 (update computer); Midwest Farmers Coop $108.44 (fuel expense); Midwest Labs $109.70 (lab testing fees); Midwest Valve & Controls Inc. $150.66 (seal/diaphragm repair kit-Water); Pall Filter Specialists $126.74 (water filters x 15); Payroll $2,297.49 (03/09/16 payroll); Prairie Technology Solutions $4,889.00 (Park camera system installation); RH Construction Co. $1,500.00 (repair ¾” waterline – 4th St); Schmader Electric Const Co $987.00 (Siren service/repair); US Postal Service $196.00 (Postage); US Treasury $1,944.82 (federal payroll deposit); Verizon Wireless $69.00 (Febr-Mar cell phone); WireBuilt Co. $2.55 (Febr text alert system). Motion by Allgayer to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Wray. RCV: Yes: All; No: None; Absent: Krass. Motion approved.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:48 p.m.
Connie Carlton, Clerk /Treasurer Curt Wilhelm, Chairperson