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

                                                          TOTAL                        $31,756.22                         

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.


                                                                             Village Clerk-Treasurer


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