VILLAGE OF ELM CREEK
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 16, 2023, 7:00 P.M.
A Regular Meeting of the Elm Creek Village Board of Trustees was convened in open and public session at the Elm Creek Village Center, 535 W. Boyd Avenue, Elm Creek, Nebraska at 7:00 p.m. on November 16, 2023. Advance Notice of this meeting was given in advance thereof by posting of Notice in three public places within the Village and publication in the Beacon Observer, as shown in the Certificate of Posting affixed to these minutes. Advance Notice was simultaneously given to the Chairman and all members of the Board of Trustees and their acknowledgment of receipt of Notice and the agenda are affixed to these minutes. Tanner Tool called the meeting to order at 7:01p.m. by calling for the roll with the following members responding: Davis Miner, Michael Strong, Tanner Tool, Mike Brown & Kyle Lawrence. Tanner announced that in accordance with Section 84-1412 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes, a current copy of the Open Meetings Act is available for review and is posted on the east wall of the meeting room.
It was moved by Tanner and seconded by Davis to approve the Consent Agenda consisting of the minutes of the Regular Meeting on October 19, 2023, and the Claims for the month of November in the amount of $69,993.31. Ayes: Kyle, Mike, Davis, Michael & Tanner. Nays: None. The motion carried.
SHERIFF’S REPORT: Capt Anderson said there has been lots of activity in the Village this past month, so they have seen an increase in directed patrol. The Buffalo County Sheriff’s office has positioned a speed trailer over at the Village shop so they can monitor the area more frequently.
AGENDA ITEM #1: DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: Discuss Water Meters
Lance Harter and Dana Peterson presented information on costs associated with installing water meters and a new lagoon cell for our sewer. Our water and sewer usage has seen an increase over the past few years, and we aren’t able to tell why. Our sewer lagoons are running over capacity in the winter months, so multiple solutions were discussed. No action was taken at this meeting.
AGENDA ITEM #2: DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: Discuss and consider accepting bid on generator for south well
Dusty presented a bid from Nebraska Generator Services for a diesel generator for the south well. It was moved by Tanner and seconded by Kyle not to accept the bid on the generator for the south well. Ayes: Michael, Kyle, Mike, Tanner, and Davis. Nays: None. The motion carried.
AGENDA ITEM #3: DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: Discuss and consider bid on a 2004 International Truck Dump Box
Dusty presented 4 bids to the board for a new truck dump box. The bid from Klute Truck Equipment was the lowest at $20,900.00 and the box is in stock. It was moved by Tanner and seconded by Davis to accept the bid from Klute Truck Equipment for the 2004 International Truck Dump Box. Ayes: Kyle, Michael, Tanner, Davis and Mike. Nays: None. The motion carried.
AGENDA ITEM #4: DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: Approve and authorize the signing of the Year-End Certification of City Street Superintendent 2023 by Resolution
Tanner introduced and read in full Resolution 2023-6. It was moved by Tanner and seconded by Mike to approve Resolution 2023-6 to approve the signing of the Year-End Certification of City Superintendent 2023. Ayes: Michael, Kyle, Mike, Tanner and Davis. Nays: None. The motion carried.
We had a resident request stop signs be added to the intersection of Elm Avenue and Beecroft Street. Since the street no longer has the dips people speed down the street. We will have to pass an ordinance adding additional stop signs at a future meeting.
Our attorney let Dusty know that as a village we are not able to extend our jurisdiction to two miles.
The Village Offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday November 23 & 24 for Thanksgiving.
Christmas lights are working and will go up in the next few days.
Mike Brown installed 8 new light fixtures up at the ballfield and will finish up soon.
Due to the holidays our December meeting will be on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 7:00pm.
AGENDA ITEM #5: Adjournment
All agenda items having been considered, it was moved by Mike and seconded by Michael to adjourn this Regular Meeting. Ayes: Tanner, Davis, Kyle, Mike and Michael. Nays: none. The motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 8:51p.m.