REGULAR BOARD MEETING
A regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the
Chairman Ziemann called the meeting to order at He reminded everyone of the location of the Open Meetings Act poster; and that the meeting was being recorded. The Clerk read the certified election results from the Otoe County Clerk, with Lynn Schomerus and Charles McGowan being elected to four year terms. Schomerus was sworn in by taking and signing the Oath of Office, which is attached to these minutes. Clerk then stated that McGowan had resigned, said letter also attached to these minutes. Stoner made a motion to appoint Wassenberg to fill the vacant seat, Oelke seconded, and motion carried 5-0.Oelke then made a motion nominating Dan Crownover as Chairman of the Board for a term of two years. Wassenberg seconded, and motion carried 4-0 with Crownover abstaining. Best wishes were given to Ziemann for a job well done and farewells were said. (Bob Wilhelm took photographs.) The new reorganized Board then signed the meeting acknowledgement.
The following committees were appointed:
Streets & Alleys-------------Lynn Schomerus
Sewer & Keno---------------Dan Crownover
Environment & Safety------Arliss Wassenberg
Water & Lights---------------Janet Oelke
Barbara Wilhelm was reappointed Clerk-Treasurer and Keith Block was reappointed Utility-Maintenance Supervisor on a motion by Wassenberg, seconded by Schomerus, motion carried 5-0.
Stoner made a motion to reappoint Chad Pester to the Planning Commission for a term of 3 years, Wassenberg seconded, motion carried 5-0.
Oelke made a motion to reappoint Wilhelm, Block, and Wassenberg to the Safety Committee, Stoner seconded, and motion carried 5-0.
Schomerus made a motion to reappoint Wilhelm as Zoning Administrator and Crownover as Building Inspector, Wassenberg seconded, motion carried 5-0.
Stoner made a motion to reappoint Wilhelm as Flood Plain Administrator and Cross-connection Control Officer, Oelke seconded, motion carried 5-0.
Stoner then made a motion to raise Wilhelm’s salary to $13.55/hour, Block’s to $10.86/hour, and extra labor hires to $10.00/hour. Schomerus seconded and motion carried 5-0.
The following salaries will be used beginning
Chairman of the Board----------------75.00/meeting
Legal Counsel--------------------------as billed
Water/Wastewater--------------------15.00/hour plus mileage
Snow removal (our truck)-----------13.00/hour
Snow removal (his tractor)----------35.00/hour
The Countryside Bank in
Trustee Wassenberg made a motion to approve minutes of the November 2008 meeting. Trustee Schomerus seconded, and motion carried 5-0. Trustee Stoner made a motion to accept the November 2008 treasurer’s report. Trustee Wassenberg seconded, and motion carried 5-0.
Ordinance #248-08, bonding for the street project, was delayed until the proper paperwork is in place. Stoner made a motion to include special assessments to the business owners in the bonding process, Oelke seconded, and the motion carried 4-0 with Wassenberg abstaining. Schomerus made a motion to assess $75. per running foot to business owners, Oelke seconded, and motion carried 4-1 by voting as follows: Crownover, yea; Stoner, yea; Oelke, yea; Schomerus, yea; Wassenberg, nay.
The amount of the keno check was $911.97.
The amount of water consumed was 738,000 gallons as opposed to 645,000 gallons paid for. (-699,000 YTD).
There were no public comments.
Stoner made a motion to delete “tree for Ardie” from the list of tabled items; Wassenberg seconded, and motion carried unanimously. Oelke made a motion to delete “water detector/locator” from the list of tabled items; Schomerus seconded, and motion carried 5-0. Stoner made a motion to remove “capping remaining well” from the list of tabled items; Oelke seconded, motion carried 5-0.
Speed bumps and traveling baseball team remain tabled until further notice.
The quote for a walk-behind snow blower from Stutheit Implement for $1499. was reviewed. Stoner made a motion to purchase said snow blower, Wassenberg seconded, and motion carried. Clerk was instructed to call salesman Chris Lutjemeyer. It was also noted that there are other businesses that could have been contacted for quotes.
Oelke made a motion to donate $100. to the Unadilla Merchant’s candy fund. Schomerus seconded and motion carried 5-0.
Salary increases were the next item on the agenda. Wilhelm and Chadwick removed themselves from the Office. At Stoner made a motion to go into executive session, Schomerus seconded, and motion carried 5-0. The Board left the executive session at on a motion by Schomerus, seconded by Stoner, and carrying 5-0. Salary increases are reflected in the organizational portion of these minutes.
Clerk reported she was almost finished with the Keno Audit and would have it mailed in by
The following claims for December were reviewed for payment:
Check # Payee Description Amount
3841 Nemaha Valley Refuse trash 2252.10
3842 Barb Wilhelm wages/90 hours 907.99
3843 Keith Block wages/56 hours 348.70
3844 Russ Ziemann wages 73.88
3845 Dale Stoner wages 27.70
3846 Dan Crownover wages 27.70
3847 Arliss Wassenberg wages 55.41
3848 Janet Oelke wages 27.70
AWD IRS 941 tax 580.52
3849 NC Utilities village accounts 837.02
3850 Windstream office phone 54.68
AWD OPPD water 14.58
3851 RWD#3 water purchased 1836.70
3852 G Lewis park 42.50
3853 Gilmore & Assoc str project 600.00
3854 NE PHE Lab water test 16.00
3855 EAS sewer test 109.57
3856 Farmer’s Coop send sewer test 20.50
3857 Syr Lumber doorknob 22.75
3858 Westover rock by elevator 530.39
3859 Mun Supply hydrant parts 249.85
3860 Gr Pl 1-call hotline 4.87
3861 Heartland Class publish 18.91
3862 Pete’s Plumb water leak/Randy Eis 997.80
3863 Travelers Insurance fire dept WC 104.00
Stoner made a motion to pay December claims, Oelke seconded, motion carried 5-0.
Delinquent water & sewer patrons were reviewed. No shut-offs will be sent until after the first of the year.
Correspondence included approving an extra $30. for an outlet on the pole put up by Kevin Randall. Requests from Bob Bryan and Dale Isaacs were resolved before the meeting. A letter was received from Gilmore stating the warranty on the railings has been extended to 2 years. Oelke reported the burned-out pickup in front of Ron Rumery’s was still on the street. Clerk will request an Otoe County Deputy tag it for towing.
The meeting adjourned at
A complete and current copy of these proceedings is available for inspection at the Village Office during normal business hours.