VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
April 5, 2017
The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session with Trustees Anderson, Baer, Hovick, Krass, and Chairperson Wray presiding. 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 included C.J. Thoma and Mike Murray of FES Marketing, Tom Huston of Cline Williams, Ryan Anderson, B.J. Burrows, Janet Sorensen, Danielle Dunker, Nancy Vogt, Lou Allgayer, Diann Stille, Chadd & Lindsey Bornemeier, Eugenia Bornemeier, and Rob Predmore.
Motion by Hovick to approve the minutes of the March 15, 2017 Regular Board Meeting as presented with second by Baer. Vote: Yes: Baer, Anderson, Hovick, Krass, Wray; No: None, Motion approved.
REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Streets: Railroad Avenue will be assessed for future grading and/or rocking of surface. Replacing signage was discussed. No action taken. Park: A resident volunteered to supply needed waste cans for restrooms. Another resident will donate two large barrels for students to paint for the park. Library: March A/P Report - Motion by Krass to approve the Library claims as presented for payment; second by Anderson. RCV: Yes: Hovick, Anderson, Krass, Baer, and Wray; No: None. Motion approved. Janet Sorensen and Danielle Dunker from the Library asked that a portion of West D Street in front of the Library and Post Office be closed off on Sunday, April 30th from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with “Stories in the Streets” beginning at noon. There will be stories, music, face painting, other activities, and a petting zoo. Come dressed as your favorite storybook character. Water: On March 22nd Well No. 3 quit operating. Layne Christiansen Co. replaced the motor on the pump, and everything back in operation by March 29th with follow-up testing WNL. GPS mapping of water utilities continue. Sewer: Brett Anderson w/DEQ performed physical inspection of plant and stated system is WNL.
Unfinished Business: Interlocal Agreement to Allow Keno Operation at The Quonset Bar & Grill – Motion by Anderson to allow Keno to operate at The Quonset Bar & Grill in accordance with an interlocal Agreement with Cass County; second by Hovick. Vote: Aye: Hovick, Krass, Baer, Anderson, Wray. No: None. Motion approved. Access/Rocking of “C” Street into Trail Ridge Subdivision – Motion by Anderson with second by Wray to approve the purchase of rock for “C” Street between 1st and 2nd Streets. Vote: Yes: Anderson, Wray; No: Krass, Hovick, Baer. Motion denied. Discussion regarding costs to open “B” Street into Trail Ridge Subdivision with estimate of $15,000.00. Motion by Anderson with second by Wray to approve “B” Street grading and rocking at a cost of $15,000.00. Vote: Yes: None. No: Anderson, Hovick, Krass, Baer, Wray. Motion denied. Ryan Anderson of Rutalkn Inc. presented the Board an invoice in the amount of $25,000.00 for the removal and replacement of damage left by footprints on a newly poured street. Board member Hovick said that he was the one who had walked on the street. Ryan stated he would like “C” Street opened up into the Trail Ridge Subdivision, and he would be willing to tear up the invoice if access was approved.
Motion by Baer to rock access on “C” Street with 3” and ¾” rock, provided rocks be raked out of homeowner’s yard at 204 South 2nd Street; second by Anderson. RCV: Yes: Anderson, Hovick, Krass, Baer, Wray. No: None. Motion approved. The invoice from Rutalkn Inc. was torn up by Chairperson Wray per Ryan Anderson.
New Business: Tom Huston spoke in regards to the Blight Study, Redevelopment Opportunities, and TIF funding. C.J. Thoma and Mike Murray of FES Marketing gave a presentation of what their company could do for the Village of Elmwood in regards to “branding” or marketing our community. The goal is to enhance pride and unify the community toward future growth. It was suggested by an Elmwood resident that there might be local talent that could provide some of these services such as website, a motto, and logos, etc. No action taken at this time.
Fence Permit for Nancy Vogt, 207 North 3rd St – Motion by Krass to approve the fence permit for 207 North 3rd St as presented; second by Baer. Vote: Aye: All, No: None. Motion approved. Rob Predmore, a realtor representing Joe Swartz, suggested that Joe was possibly interested in donating some land north of the Village for commercial use along with ideas for commercial growth, a community center, townhomes and other types of housing to the northeast. No action taken at this time.
The Village of Elmwood Clean-Up Day is set for Saturday, June 17th from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Contact City Hall or a Board Member for details.
Presentation of Claims for Payment: Cass County Refuse $65.00 (March Refuse Service); Christiansen Tree Service $850.00 (Tree trimming); Columbus Telegram $68.93 (Publication Expense); Connie Carlton $296.92 (Postage, Cleaning Supplies, Meals/Mileage for Meetings and Education); Elmwood C-Store $7.98 (Supplies); Hawkins Inc $1,387.67 (Supplies); Layne Christensen $4,224.70 (Well No. 3 Pump Motor); Mid-American Research Chemical $187.59 (Supplies); NE Public Health Environmental Lab $15.00 (Lab Testing); Nebraska Digging Services $750.75 (Rock – Streets/Alleys); Office Depot $66.28 (Office Supplies); OPPD $3,267.96 (Electricity Expense); Pat Wray $16.87 (Supplies – Park); Payroll $3,526.30 (April Payroll); Rice’s Auto Repair $296.32 (1994 Pickup Repair); Rodeway Inn $236.00 (Lodging); USABlueBook $144.14 (Supplies); Windstream $137.33 (Telephone Expense). Motion by Hovick to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Anderson. RCV: Yes: Anderson, Hovick, Baer, Krass, Wray. No: None. Motion approved.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:45 p.m.
Connie Carlton, Village Clerk Pat Wray, Chairperson