Meeting Minutes

Village of Greenwood

Wednesday August 21, 2017


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special Meeting of the Greenwood Board of Trustees will be held at 6:30 pm on Friday August 21, 2017, at the Greenwood Fire Station 231 Broad ST, Greenwood, Nebraska. Said meeting is open and the public is encouraged to attend. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to adjourn to Executive Session per State Statute 84-1410. The open meetings act is posted in the meeting room for the public to view.

Call to Order

Matt Starr called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. and publicly stated to all in attendance that a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act and a copy of all documents being discussed at the meeting were available for inspection and indicated the location of such copies in the room where the meeting was being held.

Roll Call

Starr called each board member by name Meyer, Piehl, Gerlach and Starr

New Business

The board had discussion about what information the village had received from HBE as far as some of the suggestion from HBE. Piehl and Meyer had met earlier in the day and went over some of the numbers. Gerlach spoke about putting the fire department and rescue squad together. Gerlach spoke about how the rescue squad was money from the village and also from rescue calls it appeared it was like receiving double funds. Meyer spoke about the fact the county gives tax dollars which the squad does not receive money from the county as the other departments do. Piehl spoke about how there are several areas that you can’t change. Piehl spoke about the fact the park and rec didn’t use their money that was budgeted last year so it should carry over and they should still receive their 5000.00 that was allocated. Starr agreed. The board talked about how wonderful the firework display was. Piehl also talked about changing the animal control line item to nuisances than adding money to it. Meyer stated he would like to see HBE allocated out of all departments. Meyer thinks the legal needs to be reduced as we have spent too much this last year. Gerlach spoke about that the contract adjustment at the end of the year. Piehl thinks the Law enforcement expense should be adjusted and they do not take action nor were they in town during Greenwood days. Meyer stated Tony (HBE) would like to have the budget completed by the last week of the month. Set a meeting for next Wednesday at 6:30 pm August 30, 2017. Meyer talked about the loans the village currently has and would like one of the goals to be to work on paying them off.

Starr made a motion to adjourn the meeting Meyer seconded.

Aye – Meyer, Piehl, Gerlach and Starr    Nay – none    Motion carried

Meetingadjourned at 6:29 am

Marcia Fiala, Village Clerk/Treasurer


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