December 9, 2009

Postponed Until December 15, 2009


            A regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Unadilla, Nebraska, was held on Wednesday, December 15, 2009, (postponed from December 9, 2009 due to a snow storm), 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 30, 2009; 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, and Lynn Schomerus. Absent: Arliss Wassenberg. Visitors: none.  

Chairman Crownover called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. He reminded everyone of the location of the Open Meetings Act poster.

Schomerus made a motion to accept the November 2009 minutes, Stoner seconded, and motion carried 4-0. Absent and not voting: Wassenberg.

Stoner made a motion to accept the November 2009 treasurer’s report; Oelke seconded, motion carried 4-0. Absent and not voting: Wassenberg.





            The amount of the Keno check was $1739.99.  

            Water consumed for November was 506,000; water paid for 671,000; +165,000 for month;

 -172,000 YTD.

            Clerk advised the Board that the Public Forum in regards to future use of the Unadilla School was cancelled until 1-4-10 @Syracuse Elementary auditorium 6:00 p.m.




            Since Santa won’t be coming to the School, the Board authorized $100 for Bob Brandt to use for candy for the appearance of Santa at the Countryside Bank Holiday Open House. (Brandt declined.)

            Salary increases were discussed. Stoner made a motion to raise Kastens, Wilhelm, and Kempkes’ salaries 60 cents across the board. Schomerus seconded and motion carried 4-0. Absent and not voting: Wassenberg.

            The Keno Audit and the NBCS report were reviewed and signed. Clerk will mail them both to the appropriate State of Nebraska departments.

            Clerk presented information on recycled tire mulch to be used on the playground. She indicated it was possible the Village would qualify for an environmental grant. Clerk was given permission to pursue this project.

            Schomerus made a motion to transfer $4500. from the Bond account to the General Account and to use these funds to pay the Ameritas bill for the bonds. Oelke seconded, and the motion carried 4-0. Absent and not voting: Wassenberg.


 Claims for December 2009 were reviewed:


4153   Nemaha Valley Refuse         trash                            2168.50

4154   Barb Wilhelm                         98.5 hours                  1082.58

4155   Amber Kempkes                   per ser 24.5 hrs           245.00

4156   Dwight Kastens                     95 hours                       752.32

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4157   Dan Crownover                     wages                          69.26

4158   Dale Stoner                           wages                             46.17

4159   Arliss Wassenberg               wages                             46.17

4160   Janet Oelke                           wages                             46.17

4161   Lynn Schomerus                   wages                             46.17

AWD   IRS                                          941 tax                        511.63

4162   NC Utilities                             village accounts         874.82

4163   Windstream                           office phone                   50.38

AWD   OPPD                                     water                               14.58

4164   RWD#3                                  water                          1337.90

AWD   NE Dept of Revenue sales tax                      386.59

AWD   NE Dept of Revenue SWH                            000.00

4165   J Vogt                                     sewer                            411.96

4166   D Crownover                         lights/street                    87.00

4167   NeRWA                                  dues                              125.00

4168   NE PHE Lab                          water test                       16.00

4169   TR Mart                                  street                              13.95

4170   Heartland Classified             adv                                  15.35

4171   Syr Lumber                            park                                88.92         

4172   Farmer’s Coop                      sewer test                      20.50

4173   EAS                                        sewer test                      38.56

4174   Ameritas                                bonding fee                4500.00

4175   Darrell Hillman                       seeding/park             1230.00

4176   Gilmore & Assoc                   NBCS report                292.00


TOTAL CLAIMS FOR DECEMBER                               14,517.48                  


Stoner made a motion to pay claims, Schomerus seconded, and motion carried 4-0. Absent and not voting: Wassenberg.

            Delinquent water & sewer patrons were reviewed. Shut-offs will be sent to: Dale Bailey, Ron Isaacs, and Kathryn Romine.

            Correspondence included a variance request from Norman Duncan to waive the 6” overhang on detached garages. After discussion by the Board, this request was denied. A letter of recommendation for NC Utilities to be included in their grant proposal was approved and signed. Clerk reported that mileage reimbursement will decrease to .50/per mile on 1-1-2010. Different street projects were discussed. Clerk will contact Gary Krumland at League of NE Municipalities or the Otoe County Clerk, to see if we can use money in the Bond account for unbonded street projects and if we can do major street repairs without an engineer.


            The meeting adjourned at 9:45 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.