VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
April 18, 2018
The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees met in Regular Session on Wednesday, April 18, 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 Brandon Collins, Trenton Shrader, Kathy Goerlitz, and Julie Anderson. Miki Bruns was absent from the meeting. 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 Collins with second by Shrader to approve the minutes of the April 4, 2018 Board Meeting as presented. RCV: Yes: Collins, Shrader, Anderson; No: None; Abstain: Goerlitz; Absent: Bruns. Motion approved 3-0.
Approval of Claims for Payment: American Exchange Bank $5,000.00 (April Street Loan); Black Hills Energy $601.14 (Mar-Apr Natural Gas); E.T. Window Repair $214.00 (Repair); Meeske Hardware $329.26 (Supplies – Park/Sewer); Payroll $2,549.93; Ramada Midtown Conference Center $359.80 (Lodging Expense); Rice’s Auto Repair $90.00 (Service/Repair); US Treasury $1,948.04 (Federal Payroll Deposit); Verizon $66.06 (Cell phone). Motion by Shrader with second by Goerlitz to approve the claims as presented for payment. RCV: Yes: Collins, Shrader, Goerlitz, Anderson; No: None; Absent: Bruns. Motion approved 4-0.
New Business: A. The Comprehensive Study Presentation will be rescheduled for a later date. B. Elmwood Park Master Plan with Karen Nalow – Motion by Shrader with second by Collins to postpone discussion and action on the Park Master Plan until the next meeting, May 2, 2018. RCV: Yes: Collins, Shrader, Goerlitz, Anderson; No: None. Absent: Bruns. Motion carried 4-0. C. Action on building permit for Rutalkn Inc at 418 West C Street – Motion by Collins with second by Shrader to approve the building permit for 418 West C Street. RCV: Shrader, Collins, Goerlitz, Anderson; No: None; Absent: Bruns. Motion approved 4-0. D. Action on building permit for Rutalkn Inc at 178 Sydney Lane – Motion by Shrader with second by Goerlitz to approve the building permit for 178 Sydney Lane. RCV: Yes: Goerlitz, Collins, Shrader, Anderson; No: None; Absent: Bruns. Motion approved 4-0. E. March Treasurer’s Report – Motion by Shrader to approve the March treasurer’s report, with second by Goerlitz. RCV: Yes: Goerlitz, Shrader, Collins, Anderson; No: None. Absent: Bruns. Motion approved 4-0.
Unfinished Business: A. Discussion/Action of upgrades to water system – Motion by Shrader to approve the bid for upgrades of $46,015.00 by HOA Systems for the water treatment plant; second by Collins. RCV: Yes: Collins, Shrader, Goerlitz, Anderson; No: None; Absent: Bruns. Motion approved 4-0. B. Discussion of street paving project – Lou Allgayer will meet with Brandon Collins and Ed Blunt to discuss possible street improvements.
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REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES: Street: No Report. Park: The Women’s restroom is open; the drinking fountain will be repaired in a few days; and two trees, an oak tree and a black gum tree will be donated by the “Grass Pad”. Library: As a kickoff to their Summer Reading Program, the Library is hosting a “String Beans” Concert in the park on Sunday, June 3rd. Water: 2017 Quality on Tap Report is available. Test results showed no E-Coli or Coliform. There were 45 Reminders sent out and 20 Orange Tags for past due accounts in February. Sewer: No Report. The Board will tour the Plant in the future. Planning/Zoning: A workshop to discuss changes to ordinances with a regular meeting to follow will be held Thursday, April 26th at 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. consecutively.
Public Comment Period: A citizen expressed concern regarding a grate near the retention pond located in the Trail Ridge Subdivision.
Future Agenda Items: Approval of Cass County Tourism $20,000.00 grant and the Park Master Plan Contract with Clark Enerson.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:58 p.m. I, the undersigned Clerk/Treasurer hereby certify the foregoing is a summary of all matters discussed at the April 18th 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.
Connie Carlton, Clerk /Treasurer Julie Anderson, Chairperson