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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

April 19, 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 Michael Bestwick, Danny Rice Sr., Kurk Shrader, Taylor Fleischman, Cathy & Tim Callaway, Daren Petersen, Lou Allgayer, Ben Kastens, Terry Bevans, Michael Winters, Ryan Anderson, Eric Beiermann, B.J. Burrows.


Motion by Anderson to approve the minutes of the April 5, 2017 Regular Board Meeting with addition to Page 2, Paragraph 1 to include “per Ryan Anderson”; second by Hovick. Vote: Yes: Baer, Anderson, Hovick, Krass, Wray; No: None, Motion approved.


REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Streets: Bid rock hauling and drainage project. Park:. Motion by Anderson to purchase one load of wood chips to be placed under equipment; second by Baer. Vote: Aye: All, No: None. Motion approved. Library: March Meeting Minutes presented. “Stories in the Streets” will be held Sunday, April 30, Noon – 4:00 pm. Water: GIS utility mapping almost complete. Testing WNL. Sewer:   A 24-hour composite result not received yet.   Planning/Zoning: March 30th meeting minutes presented. Motion by Baer to accept changes to Planning Committee Book; second by Wray. RCV: Yes: Anderson, Baer, Wray; No: Hovick, Krass. Motion approved.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


Unfinished Business: Trail Ridge Drainage Project – Motion by Krass with second by Hovick to appoint Eric Beiermann of Olsson Associates as the Village Engineer on the drainage project. Vote: Aye: All, Nay: None. Motion approved. An estimate for grading at the old tree dump will be obtained. Regarding nuisance property at 308 West D Street; work has been started to clean up site; Wray will contact homeowner in regard to help with clean up. May 17th Board Meeting will focus on Main Street Project/Community Development.


New Business: New home building permit for 338 East E Street – Motion by Krass with second by Baer to approve the building permit for Daren Petersen at 338 East E Street. RCV: Yes: All; No: None. Motion approved. Aldrich fence permit – Motion by Anderson with second by Krass to approve the fence permit for the Aldrich House at 204 East F Street. Vote: Yes: All; No: None. Motion approved. Aldrich pergola building permit – Motion by Anderson with second by Hovick to approve the permit for a pergola to be built at the Aldrich House at 204 East F Street. Vote: Yes: All; No: None. Motion approved. Kurk Shrader presented a letter asking the Board to waive the permit fees for a non-profit organization. Motion by Hovick with second by Krass to waive the permit fees for the Aldrich House. Vote: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Outbuilding permit for 204 South 4th Street – Motion by Hovick to approve the accessory building permit for Taylor Fleischman at 204 South 4th Street; second by Baer. RCV: Yes: All, No: None. Motion approved. Revision of One/Six Year Street Plan – Postponed until next meeting pending further explanation from Evan Wickersham.




Page 2 – April 19, 2017 Meeting Minutes


Presentation of Claims for Payment: Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway & Luth PC $6,600.00 (2015-16 Audit); Black Hills Energy $351.33 (Natural Gas Expense); Clements Insurance Agency $3,089.00 (2017-18 Workers Compensation); Clements Insurance Agency $10,802.00 (2017-18 Insurance Expense); DR Ortlieb Trucking $540.20 (Street Material); EMMA $337.06 (Cost Share Pole Banners); Landis Engine Co. $424.98 (Mowing Equipment); Meeske Ace Hardware $15.37 (Supplies); Midwest Farmers Coop $203.58 (March Fuel Expense); NE Dept of Revenue $1,559.73 (March Sales/Use Tax); Office Depot $61.62 (Office Supplies); Olsson Assoc. $541.19 (Engineering Expense); One Call Concepts $15.51 (Qtrly Locate Service); Payroll $2,606.58; US Treasury $2,051.20 (Federal Payroll Deposit); Verizon Wireless $67.90 (Mar-Apr Cell Phone Expense); WireBuilt Co $29.00 (Apr Alert Texting). Motion by Hovick to approve the claims as presented for payment; second by Krass. RCV: Yes: Anderson, Hovick, Baer, Krass, Wray. No: None. Motion approved.


There being no further business, motion by Anderson with second by Krass to adjourn the meeting; Vote: Aye: All. The meeting was adjourned at 10:01 p.m.




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Connie Carlton, Village Clerk                                              Pat Wray, Chairperson

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