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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting


March 21, 2018



The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the Elmwood Village Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m.   Chairperson Anderson stated that a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act was posted; additional meeting documents were available. Roll Call was answered by Trenton Shrader, Brandon Collins, Miki Bruns, and Julie Anderson.  All signed the “Notice of Acknowledgement of Meeting”. A copy of the proof of publication, as well as the Chairperson and Trustees’ acknowledgement of receipt of notice, are on file.  Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by posting in three (3) public places (the Post Office, Village Office, and Elmwood Convenience Store).  Minutes were taken by Connie Carlton, Clerk/Treasurer.



Approval of Minutes:  Motion by Bruns with second by Collins to approve the minutes of the March 7, 2018 Board meeting as presented. RCV: Yes: Shrader, Collins, Anderson, Bruns; No: None.  Motion approved 4-0. 



Approval of Claims for Payment: Black Hills Energy $694.41 (Febr-March Natural Gas Expense); Genine Hovick $493.00 (reimbursement); Midwest Labs $29.75 (March Lab Fee); NE Public Health Environmental Lab $15.00 (Lab Fee Expense); NE Dept of Revenue $1,674.27 (Febr Sales/Use Tax); Office Depot $191.93 (Supplies); March Payroll $2,447.91 (Payroll); US Postal Service $390.00 (postage); US Treasury $2,199.34 (Fed Payroll Deposit); USA BlueBook $132.20 (Supplies); Verizon $69.07 (Cell Phone Expense); WireBuilt Co $29.00 (Mo. Alert texts). Motion by Shrader with second by Bruns to approve the claims of March 14-20th as presented for payment. RCV: Yes: Collins, Shrader, Anderson, Bruns; No: None. Motion approved 4-0.



New Business: Action New Board Member Oath of Office – New Board Member Kathy Goerlitz took the Oath of Office.



Unfinished Business:  None.



REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Street:  New pickup tires are needed. Will get additional bids for street striping, alley work, and Railroad Avenue repaving. Park: Men’s restroom is open; Women’s restroom still closed for repairs.  Discussed repairs to be made to drinking fountain. Motion by Shrader with second by Collins to allow Marie Gregoire to submit a grant application for $20,000.00 to Cass County Tourism. RCV: Yes: Bruns, Goerlitz, Collins, Shrader, Anderson; No: None. Motion approved 5-0. Library:  No report.  Water: No chloroform or E-coli noted. Request for bid to replace outdated equipment at the water plant was sent to the newspaper. Sewer: WNL. Planning/Zoning: A workshop was held to discuss changes to the ordinances.



Public Comment Period:  Comment was received from two residents regarding dogs at 4th/B Streets acting in a malicious manner towards pedestrians 






Future Agenda Items:  Trash dump east of Post Office.  Public use of Village Office dumpster.



Motion by Shrader with second by Collins to enter into Closed Session to discuss the hiring for the PT Maintenance Position. RCV: Yea: Bruns, Collins, Goerlitz, Shrader, Anderson; No: None. Motion approved 5-0.



Closed Session:  The Board entered Closed Session at 8:12 p.m.  Chairperson Anderson restated the purpose of Closed Session to discuss the hiring for the PT Maintenance Position.  Discussion by Board.  Regular Board Meeting was resumed at 8:30 p.m.



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:31 p.m.  I, the undersigned Clerk/Treasurer hereby certify the foregoing is a summary of all matters discussed at the March 21st meeting of the Board of Trustees, and was available to the public within ten working days. All proceedings were contained in the agenda for at least twenty-four hours prior to said meeting.





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Connie Carlton, Clerk            /Treasurer                              Julie Anderson, Chairperson





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