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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 September 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.

August Meeting Minutes distributed and approved.
Treasurer’s Report: Overview by Mark of financials. 2 Horizon CD’s merged into one, 2023 year to date income minus expenses in the black for the first time this year. Mark also shared information on increased vehicle expenses with the addition of a 3rd company vehicle in regular use. Motion to approve treasurer’s report by Martha -2nd Travis, 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 with Jeff on 9-1-23. Read meters on 8-24-23. Troy is waiting on the final results from the 3 year lead and copper samples.

Office Report – 5 customers on the late list and a notice will be sent if not paid by the 15th. Customer bills sent on 8-25-23.

Manager’s Report – Mark Hogue –
CCRWD2 plan for future emergency drought mitigation.
Water main extension on 162nd to start the week of 9-11-23
Mark and Jeff to do continuing ed. on 9-21-23 in Grand Island.
2024 Budget meeting scheduled for 9-28-23 @ 6pm

Meeting Closed 8:01 pm by Board Chair Don Edwards

Ted Retzlaff, Secretary/Treasurer