VILLAGE OF UNADILLA, NEBRASKA
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
August 14, 2019
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Unadilla, Nebraska, was held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m. at the Unadilla Community Library. Notice of said meeting and proposed agenda of then known subjects was given by posting in the three following places within the Village: Countryside Bank, Post Office, and Community Center Notice Board; and by serving a copy of said notice to each member of the Board of Trustees more than 5 days prior to said meeting. Trustees present: Dan Crownover, Janet Oelke, Lynn Schomerus and Dale Stoner arriving at 7:45. Absent and not voting Scott Hincker. Visitors: Dennis Schulz and Neil Johnson.
Chairman Crownover called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. He reminded everyone of the location of the Open Meetings Act Poster.
Oelke made a motion to approve the July 2019 minutes, Stoner seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Schomerus made a motion to approve the July 2019 treasurer’s report, Oelke seconded, motion carried 3-0.
The amount of the Keno check was $2,307.46
Water consumed: 804,000; water paid for: 586,000; balance for month:
-218,000; YTD: -2,153,000. Discussion of water rates, mains and replacement will continue. The Contingency/Emergency Response Plan was updated and approved by DHHS and will be valid for 3 years. A grant Application was received from DHHS for a Public Water System Security Grant. The application will be reviewed to see if we qualify for the funds.
Sales Tax – The 1½% local sales tax ballot passed on August 13th. According to the Otoe County Clerk, the vote unofficially was 58 for 25 against. Clerk to find out more guidelines and details from the Nebraska Dept. of Revenue. This sales tax will go into effect January 1, 2020.
Schoolhouse items: The water backflow at the Community Center was inspected by Bohl Plumbing and the Certification was sent to DHHS.
Cardinal Heights – The Village is waiting on the final plat details.
Public Comments: None
Dennis Schulz and Neil Johnson from SmallDatatech gave a presentation on water meter reading via gps. They discussed with the board the advantages and cost savings of this technology. A small device will need to be added to the
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existing meters and they will research to see if there is funding available for that or if the grant from DHHS can be used. This technology would be available for the sewer lift station as well. Cost of the project and funding will be discussed when they get that information to us to see if this is something the Village would be interested in.
In accordance with state law, current salaries are as follows: Clerk $18.00/hr, Deputy Clerk $15.50/hr, Maintenance $15.50/hr, Chairman $150.00/meeting, trustees $125.00/meeting, Wastewater Operator $17.50/hr plus mileage, General Hire $11.00/hour, General Office Hire $11.50/hour, mileage of .58/mile. Clerk posted these wages in 3 places around town.
The Board discussed if there are any new projects for the year for our budget workshop. It was decided to keep the budget the same as last year adding $60,000.00 for water line replacement.
Stoner made a motion to approve and pay the Insurance Premium Notice for $1,563.00 to Travelers Insurance Company for the fire and rescue workers comp, seconded by Schomerus, motion carried 3-0.
Schomerus made a motion to approve a $100.00 donation to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for their help at the BBQ, seconded by Oelke, motion carried 3-0.
The following claims were reviewed for August payment:
7829 Dwight Kastens wages/106 hrs 1,282.31
7830 Chad Duerfeldt wages/78 hrs 782.13
7831 Barb Wilhelm wages/27.5 hrs 358.64
7832 Corinne Zahn wage/96.75 hrs 1,551.05
7833 NC Utilities util 1,782.75
7834 Zito Media isi 88.45
7835 OPPD water pit 33.00
7836 B&B Pump diesel 100.02
7837 Kastens Elec boiler, sewer 528.63
7838 RWD#3 water 1,978.60
7839 ABC Pest Control 2 month/spraying 240.00
7840 Bohl Plumbing backflow inspec 139.79
7841 Grainger cold patch 329.10
7842 Syr Do It Best paint, flags, screws 99.50
7843 Recycling Ent. Recycling 200.00
7844 DHHS water test 15.00
AWD IRS 941 tax 1,269.22 IRS 941 tax 686.23
7845 Arlin Rohlfs wage/56.5 hrs 593.28
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7846 Papillion Sanitat garbage 2,107.75
7847 Midwest Coop spray 55.00
7848 Syr Motor Supply hose clamp 6.27
AWD NE Dept of Rev Sales tax 335.11
7849 USPS stamps 110.00
7850 Chad Duerfledt wage/3.5 hrs 38.79
7851 Nitty Gritty fuel, batteries 359.34
7852 Dan Crownover wage 138.52
7853 Dale Stoner wage 115.44
7854 Janet Oelke wage 115.44
7855 Scott Hincker wage 115.44
7855 Lynn Schomerus wage 115.44
7857 Gatehouse Media election ballot 101.17
7858 Windstream phone 73.20
7859 Sendd membership 368.00
7860 Dan Crownover 2nd meeting 138.52
7861 Dale Stoner 2nd meeting 115.44
7862 voided check
7863 Lynn Schomerus 2nd meeting 115.44
7864 Janet Oelke 2nd meeting 115.44
7865 BF Const. clean up cement 12,875.00
7866 Kay Park Recreat benches for park 1,062.00
7867 Travelers Ins. Fire/rescue comp 1,563.00
7868 Boy Scouts donation 100.00
7869 Girl Scouts donation 100.00
7870 Rpl Ck for lost ck boy scouts 00.00
7871 League of Mun water training 45.00
Oelke made a motion to approve the claims, Stoner seconded, and motion carried 3-0.
The list of delinquent water and sewer patrons was reviewed: Account # 002, 017, 048, 063, 088, 141, and 189.
In correspondence, The Village received a donation from the Rhinehart Kruse Family for the use of the park shelter. Clerk received certification for completion of NIMS 100 and 200 training.
The meeting adjourned at 10:10 p.m.
A complete and current copy of these proceedings is available for
inspection at the Village Office during normal business hours.