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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 12th day of October 2023 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.

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.

September Meeting Minutes distributed and approved.
Treasurer’s Report: Update of the dollar amount in the checking account. Opening another CD was discussed. Review of CD’s, next one to mature in February of 24. Motion to approve treasurer’s report by Martha -2nd Kiel, Roll Call Vote – Motion approved 7-0.

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 10-1-23. Read meters on 9-26-23. Tuesday Oct. 3rd storm took the power out at all sites but the office. Tower 1 and booster station generators failed at 8:30pm.

Office Report – 2 customers on the late list and a notice will be sent if not paid by the 15th. Customer bills sent on 9-27-23.

2024 Budget Review – Overview of the 2024 Budget provided by Mark. The board will take action on budget during future months.

Manager’s Report – Mark Hogue –
Discussion on plan for future emergency drought mitigation. Possible use of secondary rate structure in the future in a declared drought situation. Mark will draft up an extreme water fees rate structure to be submitted to the board at a future meeting.
Water main extension North of Hwy 34 on 162nd to start the week of 10-11-23.
Gordon Application for Service on 196th & Adams. Capacity study complete and approved. This will be acct # 0821.
Mickle Farms easement letter was reviewed and a motion to approve the letter pending the addition of an offer amount of $7500 for one acre per site (new well site and well #3 site) was made by Travis – 2nd Martha, Roll Call Vote – Motion approved 7-0.
No potential USDA grant for a solar power source for the water district. CCRWD2 doesn’t qualify for this grant; it is for small businesses.
Mark took the grade 3 course the first week of October and took the exam on 10-6. No results as of now.

Meeting Closed 8:32 pm by Board Chair Don Edwards

Ted Retzlaff, Secretary/Treasurer