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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 9th day of November 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Present were Don Edwards, Ted Retzlaff, Bill Ross, Martha Rhoades, Travis Isaacs, Kiel Lawrence, Assistant Manager Troy Callaway, and Manager Mark Hogue. Not in attendance 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 7:31 p.m. and he announced the open meetings act is posted on the wall in the office.

October Meeting Minutes distributed and approved.
Treasurer’s Report: Update of the dollar amount in the checking account. Overview of financial reports. Motion to approve treasurer’s report by Martha -2nd Bill, 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 10-24-23.

Office Report – 2 customers on the late list and a notice will be sent if not paid by the 15th. Customer bills sent on 10-25-23.

Manager’s Report – Mark Hogue –
2” water main extension on 162nd St. Work in progress.
Mickle Farms has received our easement letter. We are waiting for an answer at this time.
Drought Rate proposal for board. Work in progress
Mark passed the Grade 3 Water Operators Exam!
New Meter for the booster station is still 2 months out.
Working with JEO on a repiping project for the Wellhouse to prepare for the 10” main project.
Work in progress for the replacement of the abandoned bypass for well #3.

Meeting Closed 7:58 pm by Board Chair Don Edwards

Ted Retzlaff, Secretary/Treasurer