November 12, 2008

A regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Unadilla, Nebraska, was held on Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 7:30 p.m. at the Village Office. Notice of said meeting and proposed agenda of then known subjects was given by posting in the three following places within the Village: The Bar, Post Office, and Village Office window, and by publishing in the Syracuse Journal-Democrat on November 6, 2008; 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: Russell Ziemann, Dale Stoner, Dan Crownover, Arliss Wassenberg, and Janet Oelke. Visitors: Lynn Schomerus.

Chairman Ziemann called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. He reminded everyone of the location of the Open Meetings Act poster; and that the meeting was being recorded. The meeting acknowledgement was signed.

Trustee Oelke made a motion to approve minutes of the October 2008 meeting. Trustee Wassenberg seconded, and motion carried 5-0. Trustee Stoner made a motion to accept the October 2008 treasurer’s report. Trustee Wassenberg seconded, and motion carried 5-0.


Wassenberg made a motion to approve change order #6: install three posts and handrail by the east bank steps; Addition curb and gutter along south parking; remove & replace sidewalk in front of hardware store; and additional electrical wiring & fittings for additional ornamental light. This increased the amount by $3619.48 for a total contract price of $435,879.33. Crownover seconded and motion carried 5-0. Stoner then made a motion to pay warrant #5 in the amount of $79,925.26, Wassenberg seconded, and motion carried 5-0.

The amount of the keno check was $1237.19.

The amount of water consumed was 743,000 gallons as opposed to 761,000 gallons paid for. (-606,000 YTD).

There were no public comments.

The Board decided against buying wheel weights for the lawnmower from Keith Block.

In reviewing the Keno Use of Funds List, it was noted the $10,000 donation for the new ambulance was omitted. That would bring the amount of money donated to Fire & Rescue to $41, 877.84 and the grand total of money spent from keno funds to $210,538.15.

Speed bumps, item in memory of Ardie Hopp, and purchasing a water detector remain tabled until a later date.


The request from the Unadilla Groundhog traveling baseball team was discussed. Clerk will check with Syracuse Parks & Rec to see what their plans are for the upcoming season.

In reviewing the quote for a new lawnmower & snow blower attachment from Stutheit Implement, Stoner made a motion to just buy the lawnmower, Oelke seconded, and motion carried 5-0. Clerk was instructed to get walk-behind snow blower prices from them.

The documents prepared from Melinda Clarke, CPA, as the audit waiver were reviewed. Crownover made a motion to approve said documents, Wassenberg seconded, and motion carried 5-0. Clerk will send to the State Auditor along with a copy of these minutes.

Insuring the new railing along Main Street was discussed and approved.

The Lot Split application for Dwight & Bernice Roberts was discussed. It was previously approved by the Planning Commission. Stoner made a motion to approve the application, Oelke seconded, and motion carried 5-0. Clerk will send copies to Roberts and the County Surveyor.

Capping the remaining well was discussed. This item will be tabled until Clerk finds out if State will pay for it.

The following claims for November were reviewed for payment:

Check # Payee Description Amount

3809 Nemaha Valley Refuse trash 2252.10

3810 Barb Wilhelm wages/134 hours 1437.45

3811 Keith Block wages/75.5 hours 539.77

3812 Russ Ziemann wages 110.82

Dale Stoner wages

3813 Dan Crownover wages 27.70

3814 Arliss Wassenberg wages 27.70

3815 Janet Oelke wages 27.70

AWD IRS 941 tax 696.84

3816 NC Utilities village accounts 826.52

3817 Windstream office phone 64.11

AWD OPPD water 14.58

3818 RWD#3 water purchased 1847.45

AWD NE Dept of Rev sales tax 374.41

AWD NE Dept of Rev SWH

3819 G Lewis park 80.75

3820 K Liesemeyer park/street 68.00

3821 L Larson park 73.25

3822 Added Touch Stoner funeral 56.98

3823 TR Mart park/street 460.66

3824 City of Syracuse cold patch 207.10

3825 Una Hardware park 25.00

3826 Payless office products 113.97

3827 Gr Pl 1-call hotline 5.05

3828 NE PHE Lab water 16.00

3829 Countryside Agency insure lightpoles 93.00

3830 Heartland Class adv 32.43

3831 Westover Rock & Sand street/sand 330.62

3832 Gilmore & Assoc str project 1010.60

3833 Farmer’s Coop sewer 76.40

3834 EAS sewer 406.66

3835 Municipal Supply fire hydrant 1572.60

3836 Pete’s Plumb install hydrant 845.00

3837 M Clarke audit waiver 735.00

3838 The Printer water book stickers 44.00

3839 N Duncan mow water tower 76.50

3840 Kastens Electric sewer/water 169.10

Total 14,745.82

Stoner made a motion to pay November claims, Oelke seconded, motion carried 5-0.

Delinquent water & sewer patrons were reviewed. Shut-offs will be sent to: Connie Coffey, Matt Daharsh, Chris Isaacs, Ron Isaacs, Robert Schutz, and Storm Thomas.

Correspondence included a quote from Kevin Randall for $1625.00 to install extra lighting east of the tree area of the south parking. Crownover made a motion to accept said proposal, Wassenberg seconded, and motion carried 5-0. The pole removed from in front of the Bank will be used. Clerk will also order a load of rock for the space between the elevator bins and the tree area.

The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.


Village Clerk-Treasurer

A complete and current copy of these proceedings is available for inspection at the Village Office during normal business hours.