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VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

November 16, 2016

The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session with Trustees Anderson, Baer, and Wray present with Chairperson Wilhelm presiding. Board member Krass was absent from the meeting. 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 Ben Kastens, Louie Allgayer, and Ed Blunt.

Motion by Wray to approve the minutes of the November 2, 2016 Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees meeting as presented; second by Anderson. Vote: Yes: All, No: None; Motion approved.

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Streets: Stop signs and posts have been ordered. Christmas lights will be installed next week. Motion by Wray with second by Anderson to accept Christiansen Tree Service estimate of $850 for trimming of trees on city right-of-way. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Park: Park restrooms will be closed and winterized November 17. Library: Librarian’s report presented along with A/P Report. Motion by Anderson to approve the Library claims as presented for payment with second by Baer. Vote: Yes: All; No: None. Motion approved. Water: Motion by Baer to approve the purchase and installation of a water valve at 1st/D Streets; second by Anderson. RCV: Yes: All; No: None. Motion approved. Sewer: A 24-hr composite test was completed. Six loads sludge hauled from treatment plant. Planning/Zoning: Discussed parking situation near daycare on 4th/D Streets; a letter will be written asking employees to park west of 4th /D Streets. A concern was expressed regarding the footing installation at 104 North 1st Street; The Garage Company and County Zoning will be contacted.

Unfinished Business: Trail Ridge Project Update – Dirt work completed. Roofing of village buildings – Motion by Wray to approve $2,970.00 for upgrade from Class III to Class IV shingles on village buildings; second by Baer. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Review of the Ordinance Book Recodification continued.

New Business: Board member Baer presented a stop sign assessment map to the board; no action taken. Discussed options for site of old tree dump; will contact NRD re: habitat replace-

ment with trees and grasses. One option discussed was a dog park; no action taken.

Presentation of Claims for Payment: American Exchange Bank $1,568.47 (Final Pymt Street Loan); Black Hills Energy $128.02 (Oct-Nov Natural Gas Expense); Columbus Telegram $102.18 (Publication Minutes); HD Supply Waterworks $1,060.00 (Purchase water meters); Home Construction Services $24,136.34 (Final Pymt Roofing Contract); IIMC $160.00 (2017 Membership Dues); Marie Gregoire $260.21 (Mkt-2-Mkt Expense Reimbursement for Park Fundraiser); Midwest Farmers Coop $465.28 (Oct Fuel Expense/Sewer Supplies); Nov 16 Payroll $2,474.32 Rice’s Auto Repair $20.00 (Pickup tire repair); US Treasury $2,035.02 (Federal Payroll Deposit); Verizon $67.90 (Oct-Nov Cell Phone Expense).

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Motion by Wray to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Anderson. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.

There being no further business, the village board meeting was adjourned at 8:54 p.m.

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Connie Carlton, Clerk /Treasurer                             Curt Wilhelm, Chairperson

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