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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 October 2022 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. Also in attendance Beth Korcek and Alan Wood.

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

Attorney Alan Wood. Explanation of Rules and Regs with a focus on page 5 #22. Motion to amend the Rules and Regulations per Alan Woods suggestion made by Travis – 2nd Bill, Roll Call Vote – Motion approved 7-0
Motion to approve release and relinquish- Annexation for Joe Carr South of Eagle on Hwy 34 made by Ted – 2nd John, Roll Call Vote – Motion approved 7-0

September Meeting Minutes approved as distributed. No corrections
Treasurer’s Report: Explanation/Update on financials by Manager Mark. Motion to approve treasurer’s report by Ted -2nd Travis, Roll Call Vote – Motion approved 7-0.

2023 Budget: Budget committee and Manager Mark presented the budget to the Board. Motion to approve the budget made by John – 2nd Bill, Roll Call Vote – Motion approved 7-0

Assistant Manager’s Report – Troy Callaway – Troy has been working on locates, worked with Lovell excavating to install a meter pit that was pre-sold to Kment. Repaired water main leak on 262nd and A St. Repairing meters that didn’t read last month. Working with customers and contractors to install a new water service on Van Dorn. Took routine samples and recording drawdowns on well #3 everyday. Did final required drawdowns. Checked chlorine residual everyday. Read meters on 8-23-22. Troy may have more notes to share at the meeting.

Office Report – 8 customers on the late list that will be sent a reminder if not paid by the 15th. Customer bills went out on 9-28-22.

Manager’s Report – Mark Hogue –
Letter to encourage water conservation.
Copper and Lead Rule regulations and service inventory. Project to be completed by 2024.
Alan Wood is working on an agreement for Mickle Farms location to drill a new well in the future..
Alan Wood discussed the Contractor Damage letter.
Review of Public Relations procedures
Mark presented the board with a new engineer study of water capacity on C Road
Mark hired part time/temp help for fall instead of summer.

Meeting Closed 8:55 pm by Board Chair Don Edwards

Ted Retzlaff, Secretary/Treasurer
Mark Hogue Manager