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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 8th day of February 2024 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.

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 7:29 p.m. and he announced the open meetings act is posted on the wall in the office.

December Meeting Minutes distributed and approved no changes / corrections. January meeting was canceled due to weather.
Treasurer’s Report: Mark discussed CD’s, financials with one question to Beth. Where does the cafeteria plan show up on the financial report? Motion to approve financials made by Martha -2nd Bill, Roll call vote motion approved 7-0.

Assistant Manager’s Report – Troy Callaway – Troy Callaway – Troy has been working on locates, took monthly routine samples and checked and recorded chlorine residual everyday. Read meters on 1-23-24.

Office Report – Two customers on the late list and a notice has been sent if not paid by the 15th water will be disconnected. Customer bills sent on 1-24-24. Mark has been working with Beth and the auditor to get reports and information as needed to complete the annual audit.

Manager’s Report – Mark Hogue –
JEO for the repiping project design at the Wellhouse for the 10” main project. No new information.
Well #3 bypass work will be scheduled when the weather permits.
Booster station Feb. 1-2: new water meter, bypass valve replaced, rewire with new control switches, and remote speed control from office.
Tower #1 Jan. 30th a new generator was installed.
Well #1 new water level probe installed on2-5-24.
Well #2 Feb. 2nd: well was sucking air at 175 gpm reset high limit to only pump 100 gpm.
Well #3 Feb. 2nd: Internet connection was made at this site. Waiting on a new personality module to complete communication and updates for controls.
Waiting on estimate for changes in MicroComm SCADA system. During inclement weather we are still losing radio communications.
Mark is still working on water Loss report and will keep the board updated.
NRD sample results
Motion to drill a test well at booster station site by Travis -2nd John, Roll call vote motion approved 7-0. To be scheduled as soon as possible. Mark/Troy will decide on a company to drill the well.

Meeting Closed 9:00 pm by Board Chair Don Edwards
Ted Retzlaff, Secretary/Treasurer