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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 10th day of November 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Present were Don Edwards, Ted Retzlaff, Bill Ross, Travis Isaacs, Kiel Lawrence, Assistant Manager Troy Callaway, and Manager Mark Hogue. Not in attendance Martha Rhoades, John Wagoner

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

October Meeting Minutes approved as distributed. No corrections
Treasurer’s Report: Explanation/Update on financials by Manager Mark. Motion to approve treasurer’s report by Travis -2nd Bill, Roll Call Vote – Motion approved 5-0.

Assistant Manager’s Report – Troy Callaway – Troy has been working on locates, Working with customers and contractors to install a new water service on Van Dorn. Took routine samples and recording drawdowns on well #3 everyday. Checked chlorine residual everyday. Read meters on 10-25-22.

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 10-26-22.

Manager’s Report – Mark Hogue –
Letter to encourage water conservation to be sent with new rate structure.
Copper and Lead Rule regulations and service inventory. Project is 61% complete as of 11/7/22.
Test well agreement draft for Mickle Farms from Alan Wood. Mark will have the letter finalized.

Discussion on Water Rates/ Rate structure/ Quantity Ranges. Motion to update the water rates made by Travis – 2nd Kiel, Roll Call Vote – Motion approved 5-0. Customers will be given 3 months notice of the rate change before implementation.
Horizon cd mature on 10-23-22 new rate 2.15% for 19 mo
AEB cd mature on 10-29-22 Mark is pursuing better CD rates @ Edward Jones and other banks.
Mark is continuing to research a replacement truck.
Well #3 failure Early cost estimate to replace pump and motor $34,000. Mark will look into insurance coverage for this failure.
AT&T Cell tower inquiry, Mark will pursue and ask more questions.

Meeting Closed 8:28 pm by Board Chair Don Edwards
Board went into executive session.

Ted Retzlaff, Secretary/Treasurer
Mark Hogue Manager