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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 14th day of March 2024 at 7:30 p.m. Present were Don Edwards, John Wagoner, Ted Retzlaff, Bill Ross, Martha Rhoades, Kiel Lawrence, Assistant Manager Troy Callaway, and Manager Mark Hogue. Not in attendance Travis Isaacs

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.

February Meeting Minutes distributed and approved no changes / corrections.
Treasurer’s Report: Update by Mark on current CD’s. Mark will check with AEB on possible interest on the checking account. Mark will look into a short term CD for the $295k in the tower savings account. Motion to approve financials made 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. Read meters on 2-22-24.

Office Report – One customer on the late list and a notice will be sent if not paid by the 15th. Customer bills sent on 2-26-24.

Manager’s Report – Mark Hogue –
Waiting on JEO for the repiping project design at the Wellhouse for the 10” main project.
Well #3 bypass materials received and work will be scheduled.
Well #3 Waiting on a new personality module to complete communication and updates for controls.
Waiting for Sargent to drill a test hole at the booster station site.
Resolution 24-01 adjustments to annexation charges. Motion to approve resolution 24-01 made by Martha -2nd Bill. Roll Call Vote motion approved 6-0. Mark will work with our attorney to complete the approved resolution.
Reschedule annual dinner for April 5th location to be determined.

Meeting Closed 8:26 pm by Board Chair Don Edwards

Board met in executive session to determine that the entire policy and procedure handbook needs to be updated.

Ted Retzlaff, Secretary/Treasurer