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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 12th day of December 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Present were, Don Edwards, John Wagoner, Ted Retzlaff, Eric Towle, Travis Isaacs, Martha Rhoades, Manager Mark Hogue, Assistant Manager Troy Callaway, Operator in Charge Dale Miller and Office Manager Tina Douglas.
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 is attached to the minutes. All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.
President –President Don Edwards called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
Interviews for the open CCRWD2 Board Member position were conducted. Those interviewed were – Bill Ross, Bernie Ketterl and Tom Hudson.
Minutes were approved as distributed.
Treasurer’s Report: John Wagoner moved to accept the treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Seconded by Travis Isaacs. Motion carried.
Assistant Manager’s Report: Assistant Manager Troy Callaway reported that on November 11th Troy and Mark repaired a leak that was caused when a crew was installing tile off Adams and 178th Street.
November 18th two pits were replaced and retrofitted. He also replaced a flush out hydrant. The first sample for the state was taken on November 19th, Meters were read on November 21st On December 3rd Mark and Troy replaced two miu’s. The second sample for the state was taken on December 4th.
Routine samples were taken at the booster station and Murdock pit on December 9th. On December 11th Kerns came out to start pot holeing for our new lines that need to be bored. The first line is located on 262nd and A Street, the second is located on 286th and Havelock and the third is located at 250th and Adams.
On December 12th Kerns returned and bored two of the locations and put pipe in the ground. They will return to bore the third and put the pipe in the ground.
Troy has also been busy doing locates, pit checks and filling chlorine at the well house.
Office Manager’s Report: – 13 delinquent letters were mailed on November 6th with a November 20th shut off date. Money has been received by all.
Manager’s Report: —
Appraisals done and offer letters sent – We have received two easements so far. Still waiting on a few more.
Creek Crossings ~ *See Troy’s report above
Solar Farm ~ As requested; Mark spoke with the attorney concerning the Solar Farm. We are not owed anything for the lost potential customers. This is due to no annexation – just change in zoning for the area.

1. Power Manager Plus. ~ Mark, after checking in to several different software billing
companies and speaking with water districts that use the software, petitioned the board for the authorization to discontinue our Omnis 7 billing software and employ Power Manager Plus. Travis Isaacs moved that the Board approve the discontinued use of Omnis 7 and switch to Power Manager Plus. Seconded by John wagoner. Motion carried.
USDA Loans ~ Mark checked into what the USDA is offering with their loan program
and learned the following – a loan~not a grant – is being offered at 3.0% for 40
Proposed 2020 Budget ~ Ted Retzlaff moved to accept the proposed 2020 Budget.
Seconded by John Wagoner. Motion carried.
Open Board Member Position John Wagoner made the motion to offer Bill Ross the
open position on the CCRWD2 Board of Directors. Seconded by Martha Rhoades. Approved 5-0 Travis Isaacs abstained. Motion carried.
Regular meeting adjourned at 9:04 p.m.
Ted Retzlaff Secretary/Treasurer

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