April 13, 2022


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Unadilla, Nebraska, was held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 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, Dale Stoner, Janet Oelke, Scott Hincker and Clark Stubbendeck. Visitors:  None

Chairman Crownover called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. He reminded everyone of the location of the Open Meetings Act Poster.

Stubbendeck made a motion to approve the March 2022 minutes, Oelke seconded. On a roll call vote, Stoner, Hincker, Oelke, Stubbendeck and Crownover voted yea, none voted nay.  Motion carried 5-0.

Hincker made a motion to approve the March 2022 treasurer’s report, reconciliation of bank statements and receipts.  Stoner seconded. On a roll call vote, Stoner, Hincker, Oelke, Stubbendeck and Crownover voted yea, none voted nay.  Motion carried 5-0.

            The following claims were reviewed for April payment:


            Corinne Zahn                       wage 105.75 hrs                              $1,803.20

            Barb Wilhelm                        wage 17.5 hrs                                        223.58

            Arlin Rohlfs                           wage 20.5 hrs                                        312.38

            Ed Meinke                             wage 153.25 hrs                               2,041.91

            NE Child Support Ctr           child support                                         793.00

            Countryside Bank                Bond Interest Pmt.                            5,996.25

            Dan Crownover                    wage 1 meeting                                     138.52

            Clark Stubbendeck              wage 1 meeting                                     115.44

            Dale Stoner                           wage 1 meeting                                         0.00

            Janet Oelke                           wage 1 meeting                                     115.44

            Scott Hincker                        wage 1 meeting                                     115.44

            Post Office                            stamps                                                    116.00

            RWD#                                    water purchase                                  1,847.50

            Dish Network                        TV/Cable                                                 84.69

            Brandt, Horan, Hallstrom    professional fee’s                                739.50

            Municipal Supply                 6” Coupling water main                        612.96

            DHHS                                    water test                                                  49.00

            Papillion Sanitation             garbage service                                        0.00

            IRS                                         941                                                       1,226.91

            NE Dept. of Rev                   sales tax                                                 170.76

            OPPD                                     water pit electric                                      33.00

            NC Utilities                            util park, water, street, sewer           2,086.02

            One Call Concepts              diggers hotline                                        17.90

            Midwest Lab                          sewer samples                                        55.14

            Windstream                           telephone                                                 75.07


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                        Syr Lumber                           lumber/garbage fence                           76.14

                        Syr Motor Supply                 salt spreader switch                               15.48

                        JEO                                        St. project professional fee’s           4,500.00

                        Kastens Electric                   water locating                                          95.00

                        Home Depot                          hrd roll towels                                          90.83

                        Municipal Supply                 hydrant oil                                                94.14

                        Municipal Supply                 4” Bend bolts, for sewer                       119.26

                        Grainger                                cold patch                                               352.50

                        Westover Rock                     rock for park                                        1,092.02

                        Quill                                        ink, corr tape, office supp                    167.22

                        NE Dept. of Rev                   lottery tax                                                273.00

                        NE Dept. of Rev                   lottery license                                        100.00                                          NE Dept. of Rev                   941N                                                       236.00

                        Lovell Excavating                 water main repair 7th St.                    1,600.00



            1. The amount of the Keno check was $1,090,57

            2. Water consumed: (639,000) water paid for: (571,000 month) (-68,000 month)

            (-674,000 YTD).

            3. Schoolhouse items –The gym floor has been sanded and recoated by Eagen Supply due to the peeling of the coating applied in June of 2021.  They suggested next time we redo the floor to take it completely down by sanding it until the color appears white, the lines will need to also be repainted.  They indicated there is getting to many coats on it. Discussion was held on purchasing a cleaning system for the floor.  Stoner made a motion to purchase a mop, cleaning liquid and a dispenser for up to $300.00.  Oelke seconded.  Stoner, Oelke, Hincker and Crownover voted yea, Stubbendeck voted nay.  Motion carried 4-1. Zahn indicated the hard roll towel holders were getting bad in the bathrooms and requested to purchase new automatic ones for $67.14 each.  The board agreed to purchase those as well.  Zahn reported that the glass in the north gym door was broke during a kid’s ball practice on April 7th.  Clerk to get an estimate.

4. Clean up Day is scheduled for June 18th; Papillion Sanitation will be bringing a 40 yd dumpster. A suggestion was made to contact Lemka Recycling to see if they would want to take a cart down that day for metals and recycling items.

5. BBQ Preparations:  Clerk is trying to find someone to do the BBQ food.  The Ebert Family will do the fun run, and the Young Men’s Club will do the horseshoe contest and help set up the water slide Friday evening.  Clerk will contact some coaches to see about ball games. 

6.  Quonset Property:  Hincker made a motion to sign the OPPD lease agreement for the land east of the Quonset building that the Village will be using, seconded by Stubbendeck. On a roll call vote, Stoner, Hincker, Oelke, Stubbendeck and Crownover voted yea.  None voted nay.  Motion carried 5-0. Zahn emailed the lease to the board members prior to the meeting to review.   

7. Public Comments:  None.


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            1.  Papillion Sanitation sent a letter to the Village that was received on March 24th, stating the garbage rates would be increasing on April 1st.  Chairman Crownover called Stoner, Oelke, Hincker, and Stubbendeck by phone that day to see if the clerk should send out letters to raise our rates in town before the first so the Village would not loose money.  It was decided by phone to raise the rate for senior citizens to $14.00 per month and the residents that are not senior citizens to $19.90 per month. Stubbendeck made a motion to raise the rates, seconded by Hincker.  On a roll call vote, Stoner, Oelke, Hincker, Stubbendeck and Crownover voted yea.  None voted nay.  Motion carried 5-0.

            3.  Stoner made a motion to sign the Notice of Award, Notice to Proceed and Agreements and to finalize the 2021 Street Project. Oelke seconded the motion.  On a roll call vote, Stoner, Oelke, Hincker, Stubbendeck and Crownover voted yea.  None voted nay.  The next and last step will be to have the pre-construction meeting with JEO, Pavers, USDA and the Village. JEO will set up that meeting.

            4.  Hincker made a motion to approve the Nextlink Tower Site Lease Agreement that the clerk emailed to the members prior to the meeting to review.  Stoner seconded.  On a roll call vote, Stoner, Oelke, Hincker, Stubbendeck and Crownover voted yea.  None voted nay.  Motion carried 5-0This lease is to let Nextlink keep their internet antennas on our tower.  The Village will keep three free hookups per year.

The list of delinquent water and sewer patrons was reviewed. Account #037, 067, 088, 098, 104, 113, 114, 115, 137 and 183.

In Correspondence:   Dog License renewal letters were sent out to Village Residents.  Free COVID tests were dropped off at the Village Office from the SE Area Health District to anyone wanting a test.  The Library Board will host a Memorial Day Lunch in the gym this year.

The meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.

NEXT MEETING: 5-11-22 at Village Library                                                         



                                                                                                Village Clerk-Treasurer


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