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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 13th day of July 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Present were Don Edwards, John Wagoner, Ted Retzlaff, Bill Ross, Martha Rhoades, Travis Isaacs, Assistant Manager Troy Callaway, and Manager Mark Hogue. Not in attendance, Kiel Lawrence

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 7:31 p.m. and he announced the open meetings act is posted on the wall in the office.


June Meeting Minutes distributed and approved.
Treasurer’s Report: Overview by Mark of financials/high points with checking and CD’s. Motion to approve treasurer’s report by Martha -2nd John, Roll Call Vote – Motion approved 6-0.

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. Did well drawdowns on 6-1-23. Read meters on 5-25-23. Worked with Jeff to get meter pits, retrofit or repaired.

Office Report –20 customers on the late list and a notice will be sent if not paid by the 15th. Customer bills went out on 6-27-23.

Manager’s Report – Mark Hogue –
2019 Ford F150 truck for 3rd field employee purchased and in use.
Mark is still reviewing the District plan for next steps if water consumption continues to rise and water levels do not recover.
Motion to approve the application for water service #819 at 1077 N 162nd St by Ted – 2nd Travis, Roll Call Vote. Motion approved 4-2
Motion to approve the application for water service #820 at 245 N 162nd St made by Travis – 2nd John, Roll Call Vote – Motion approved 6-0 (contingent upon Lancaster County ROW permit approval.)
The Tower #2 generator was replaced on July 13th because it failed during the thunderstorm on July 4th.
Motion to approve the changes made to Right of Way easement document by attorney Alan Wood by Martha – 2nd Bill, Roll Call Vote – Motion approved 6-0
Board approval for the Benefit Unit Certificate changes made by attorney Alan Wood was tabled until further review.

Meeting Closed 8:38 pm by Board Chair Don Edwards

Ted Retzlaff, Secretary/Treasurer