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VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

April 6, 2016

 

The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session with Trustees Allgayer, Anderson, Krass, and Wray present with Chairperson Wilhelm presiding. The meeting was called to order at 7:12 p.m. Chairperson Wilhelm declared the “Open Meeting Act” posted. All signed the “Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting”. Visitors present included: Heather Carver, Ryan Anderson, BJ Burrows, Scott Jensen, Brody Baer, Andy Clements, Robert Clements, Erin Ball, Jean Reinke, and Jack Hovick. Ed Blunt and Connie Carlton were also present. Vice- President Wray left the meeting at 8:40 p.m. Motion by Allgayer to approve the minutes of the March 16, 2016 Regular Board Meeting as presented; second by Wray. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.

 

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Library: March Council Approval Report presented. Motion by Allgayer to approve the council approval report as presented; second by Wray. RCV: Yes: All, No: None . Motion approved. Water: February 2016 Water Report presented. Sewer: Jet pump went down on March 26th; replacement w/new ABS pump with 5-year guarantee cost $4,691.00 plus $450.00 installation. Motion by Anderson to purchase new jet pump as provided by HTM Sales at a cost of $5,141.00; second by Planning/Zoning: Approved Elmwood Blight Study/Redevelopment Plan. Special Events: Bubble Soccer Fundraiser September 11, 2016 in the park.

 

Unfinished Business: RESOLUTION NO. 04062016—BLIGHT AND SUBSTANDARD DECLARATION AND REDEVELOPMENT PLAN. A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD, NEBRASKA, DECLARING A PORTION OF THE VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD, NEBRASKA TO BE BLIGHTED AND SUBSTANDARD, AND APPROVING A REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD, NEBRASKA. Motion by Anderson to approve RESOLUTION NO. 04062016 as read; second by Krass. RCV: Yes: Anderson, Krass, Wray, Wilhelm; No: None, Abstain: Allgayer. Motion carried.

 

Nuisance abatement update was discussed. Motion by Krass to grant a 60 day extension to Eugene Sailors for Case 2015-Elm-006 and Case 2015-Elm-007, 320-328 East C Street, pending letter from Sailors’ attorney, stating that on Day 61 (June 7, 2016) the Village will begin clean-up at the sites listed above; second by Allgayer. Vote: Aye: All, Nay: None. Motion approved.

 

New Business: Street crack filling estimates were reviewed. It was decided to postpone until the April 20, 2016 board meeting. Costs of crates/live traps for animal control will be obtained.

Ball Insurance representatives Andy Clements, Robert Clements, and Erin Ball submitted an annual cost for the village insurance coverage in the amount of $13,213.00 plus an additional $3,077.00 for workman’s compensation. The decision will be postponed until the April 20, 2016 board meeting. Scott Jensen asked that an ash tree adjacent to the property at 324 East D St be removed; Todd & Amanda Stevens of 320 North 3rd St asked that a tree adjacent to their property be removed. Christiansen Tree Service, licensed arborist, will assess the trees for damage. Tree removal decision postponed until April 20, 2016 board meeting.

 

 

Page 2 – April 6, 2016 Minutes Cont.

 

Fence permit application submitted by Brody Baer for 113 South 3rd Street. Motion by Allgayer to approve the fence permit contingent on neighbors signing off on the shared fence; second by Anderson. Vote: Yes: All; No: None. Motion approved. Fence permit application received by David Baer at 316 West E Street. Motion by Allgayer to table the permit application until next meeting on April 20, 2016; second by Wray; in order that all Board Members look at the property.

 

Presentation of Claims for Payment: Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway & Luth $6,765.00 (Audit ending 09/30/2015; Tax Prep); American Exchange Bank $5,000.00 (street loan); Cass County Refuse $65.00 (March refuse service); Cline Williams $1,000.00 (Attorney Fees-Blight/TIF); Columbus Telegram $126.68 (Notice/Minutes Publications); Connie Carlton $161.14 (Lodging/ Postage Expense); Elmwood Public Library $1,664.09 (April Library Allotment); HD Supply Waterworks $95.80 (curb box supplies); Meeske Ace Hardware $11.50 (Park drinking fountain parts); Midwest Farmers Coop $134.53 (March fuel expense); NE Dept of Revenue $1,311.88 (Febr Sales/Use Tax); Office Depot $53.98 (copy paper); OPPD $3,319.62 (Febr-March electric expense); OPPD $56.03 (Christmas light electric expense); Payroll $5,406.18 (March payrolls); SENND $244.84 (Nuisance Abatement); USA BlueBook $149.56 (sewer sampling supplies); Windstream $127.37 (Febr-Mar telephone expense). Motion by Allgayer to approve the claims as presented; second by Anderson. Vote: Yes: All, Nay: None, Absent: Wray. Motion approved.

 

Personnel: Motion by Krass; second by Anderson, to hire Jerry Herbster as the part-time Summer Help employee at a rate of $9.00/hr effective March 7, 2016. Vote: Aye: Allgayer, Krass, Anderson, Wilhelm; Nay: None; Absent: Wray. Motion carried.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:21 p.m.

 

 

 

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Connie Carlton, Clerk/Treasurer                            Curt Wilhelm, Chairperson

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