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VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

March 1, 2017

The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session with Trustees Anderson, Baer, Hovick and Chairperson Wray presiding. Trustee Krass was absent from the meeting. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Chairperson Wray declared the “Open Meeting Act” posted. All signed the “Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting”. Visitors present: Lindsey Bornemeier, John Hassett, and Sara Tanner.

Motion by Hovick to approve the minutes of the February 15, 2017 Regular Board Meeting as presented; second by Anderson. Vote: Yes: All, No: None, Absent: Krass. Motion approved.

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Streets: Ed Blunt noted that alleys need rock. Motion by Baer to approve the purchase of up to 10 loads rock for alleys and roads; second by Hovick. Vote: Yes: All, No: None, Absent: Krass. Motion approved. Will check into the hiring of a streetsweeper to remove debris from curbed streets. Park: “No Loitering” signs to be purchased. Library: No Report. Water: WNL. Sewer: Need to replace the current air conditioner/heater unit; will look at replacement cost. Planning/Zoning: No Report.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Unfinished Business: John Hassett of Advanced Gaming and Lindsey Bornemeier spoke regarding proposed keno operations for The Quonset Bar & Grill. Discussion regarding options – General election, Special election by mail, or running under an interlocal agreement with Cass County Keno. Motion by Baer to allow keno inside the village limits @ The Quonset Bar & Grill with consideration of an interlocal agreement at future meeting; second by Anderson. Vote: Yes: All, No: None, Absent: Krass. Motion approved. The Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8th at the City Hall, for a workshop regarding the dangerous building and animal ordinances.

New Business: No Report.

Presentation of Claims for Payment: Cass County Refuse $65.00 (Febr Refuse Service); NE Public Health Environmental Lab $237.00 (Lab Testing); NE Digging Services $268.50 (Ice Melt – Snow Removal); Office Depot $423.40 (Office Equipment/Supplies); OPPD $3,661.89 (Jan-Febr Electricity Expense); Payroll $2,365.23 (Febr 22 Payroll); Rice’s Auto Repair $72.76 (Truck parts); USA BlueBook $202.58 (Sewer Equipment); US Postal Service $170.00 (Postcard Postage); Windstream $138.43 (Jan-Febr Telephone Expense). Motion by Hovick to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Baer. RCV: Yes: Anderson, Hovick, Baer, and Wray. No: None, Absent: Krass. Motion approved.

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

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Connie Carlton, Village Clerk                                   Pat Wray, Chairperson

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