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The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Rural Water District No. 2 of Cass County, Nebraska was held at 108 So. 4th Street, Elmwood, Nebraska on the 11th day of August 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Present were Don Edwards, John Wagoner, Ted Retzlaff, Bill Ross, Martha Rhoades, Travis Isaacs, Kiel Lawrence, Assistant Manager Troy Callaway, and Manager Mark Hogue. ALL in attendance

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by newspaper publication and posting at the District Office, two of the designated methods of giving notice, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication (Certificate of Posting Notice) attached to these minutes. Notice of this meeting and an agenda were emailed to the Chairman and all members of the Board and are attached to the minutes. All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

Chairman Don Edwards called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. and he announced the open meetings act is posted on the wall in the office.
July Meeting Minutes approved as distributed. No corrections
Treasurer’s Report: Explanation/Update on financials by Mark. Motion to approve treasurer’s report by Martha -2nd John, Roll Call Vote – Motion approved 7-0.

Assistant Manager’s Report – Troy Callaway – Troy has been working on locates, worked with Lovell excavating to replace another service and meter pit on C rd. Worked with Lovell excavating on replacing an exposed water main in a creek bed. Installed a new water service on Van Dorn. Took routine samples and started having to do drawdowns on well #3 everyday. Checked chlorine residual everyday. Repaired chlorine pump on 8-5-22, Replaced the chlorine injector on 8-8-22. Read meters on 7-26-22.

Office Report – 6 customers on the late list that will be sent a reminder if not paid by the 15th. Customer bills went out on 7-27-22.

Manager’s Report – Mark Hogue –
Cross connection forms completed until 2027.
Copper and Lead Rule regulations and service inventory forms sent to customers. 54% received. This will be an ongoing project that has to be completed by 2024.
Otoe Dept. of Roads reimbursement check has been received for work done on C Road West of Woodland Hills.
Well #3 had an inadequate drawdown. We had to slow the well pump down to keep the pump under water.
Reconnection Fee review – Current fee is $600, Motion to charge customer all costs associated to update and repair a meter pit when they are reconnected by Travis – 2nd Martha, Roll Call Vote – Motion approved 7-0.
Water usage is up and it is currently a challenge to keep up with demand.
Discussion on two possible locations to drill new wells in the future. Motion to move forward with getting easement on land West of 238th along Fletcher for a possible well site by Travis – 2nd John, Roll Call Vote – Motion approved 7-0. Mark will continue to work with the attorney and the landowner.
Water conservation. Ongoing discussion but Mark will work on a letter to send to customers.

Meeting Closed 8:50 pm by Board Chair Don Edwards
Ted Retzlaff Treasurer/Secretary
Mark Hogue Manager