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VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

December 21, 2016

The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session with Trustees Anderson, Krass, Wray, Baer, 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: Jack Hovick.

Motion by Wray to approve the minutes of the December 7, 2016 Regular Board Meeting as presented; second by Anderson. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Street: No report. Park: Trees need trimmed on west side of park. Library: No Report. Will check new gutters on library bldg. Water: No E-coli. Mapping of the water and sewer system details will be located by Blunt w/paint. The mapping will be then be available on city computers. Will need a GPS unit to locate shut-offs. Sewer: A 24-hour composite test within normal limits. Planning/Zoning: December 29th meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall.

Unfinished Business: Trail Ridge Development update includes sewer was installed. Further testing will be done. Tree planting in the village right-of-way not allowed. Motion with second was made for Christmas Bonuses of $150.00 each to Blunt and Carlton; RCV: Yes: Wray, Anderson, Wilhelm; No: Krass, Baer. Motion approved.

New Business: Newly elected trustees Wray and Hovick gave the Oath of Office. Motion by Krass with second by Hovick to nominate Wray as Chairperson; RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion carried. Motion with second to nominate Krass as Vice-Chairperson. RCV: Yes: Baer, Krass, Wray, Hovick; No: Anderson. Motion carried. Motion with second to nominate Baer as Street Superintendent. RCV: Yes: Baer, Hovick, Krass, Wray; No: Anderson. Motion carried. Motion with second to appoint Hovick as Utilities Commissioner. RCV: Yes: Baer, Krass, Wray, Hovick; No: Anderson. Motion carried. Motion with second to nominate Anderson to continue to serve as Park Commissioner. RCV: Baer, Hovick, Krass, Wray; No: Anderson. Motion carried.

2017 Reappointment of Village Engineer – Motion by Hovick with second by Krass to reappoint JEO Consulting Group as the Village Engineer for 2017. RCV: Yes: Anderson, Krass, Hovick, Wray, Baer. No: None. Motion Approved. 2017 Reappointment of Village Street Superintendent – Motion by Hovick with second by Baer to reappoint Evan B. Wickersham of JEO Consulting Group as the Village Street Superintendent for 2017. RCV: Yes: Krass, Anderson, Wray, Baer, and Hovick. No: None. Motion approved. Motion by Anderson with second by Hovick to reappoint Clements & Drevo as village attorneys; American Exchange Bank as the preferred banking institute; and The Plattsmouth Journal as the office newspaper for publications. RCV: Yes: All; No: None. Motion carried. Motion by Anderson with second by Baer to approve the November Treasurer’s Report. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved.

Presentation of Claims for Payment: Black Hills Energy $253.87 (Nov-Dec Natural Gas Expense); Cass Co Treasurer $100.00 (General Election Fee); Cline Williams $10,000.00 (Attorney Fee Expense – Trail Ridge); EM Public Schools - $400.00 (Liquor License Fees – School Portion); Huber Technology $130.00 (Sewer Supplies); M.A.D.S. Inc. $169.60 (Tech Support); Meeske Ace Hardware $47.67 (Xmas Bulbs; Glass Panes); Midwest Farmers Coop $192.61 (Nov Fuel Expense); NE Dept of Revenue $1,329.14 (Nov Sales/Use Tax); NE Public Health Lab $15.00 (Lab Testing); NE State Treasurer $197.64 (2016 Pet Licensing Fees); OPPD $3,417.88 (Nov-Dec Electricity); Payroll $2,559.54; Rice’s Auto Repair $55.00 (Oil Change-Pickup); US Treasury $3,502.28 (Nov federal payroll deposit); Verizon $67.90 (Nov-Dec Cell Phone Expense). Motion by Anderson to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Baer. RCV: Yes: All; No: None. Motion approved.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

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Connie Carlton, Village Clerk                                              Pat Wray, Chairperson

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