May 12, 2010


            A regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Unadilla, Nebraska, was held on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 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: Countryside Bank, Post Office, and Village Office window, and by publishing in the Syracuse Journal-Democrat on May 3, 2010; 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, Lynn Schomerus, and Arliss Wassenberg, who entered the meeting at 7:40 p.m. Absent:  None. Visitors: none.

 Chairman Crownover called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. and informed everyone of the location of the Open Meetings Act poster.

Schomerus made a motion to accept the April 2010 minutes, Oelke seconded, and motion carried 4-0. Absent and not voting: Wassenberg

Stoner made a motion to accept the April 2010 treasurer’s report; Schomerus seconded, motion carried 4-0. Absent and not voting: Wassenberg.




            The amount of the Keno check was $1,020.48

            Water consumed for April was 692,000; water paid for 634,000; -58,000 for month;

 +59,000 YTD.

            There were no public comments.

            An update on the BBQ was given by the Clerk. The Fun Run was approved by the County as well as the Sheriff’s office. Clerk will contact Fire Chief Vodicka and ask that the Rescue Squad be on stand-by. Various youth groups will join forces to serve a polish dog meal at the park.  The American Legion Auxiliary of Post #100 will feed the 43rd Army Band at the Duncan Building. Clerk will put up flyers and remind everyone to bring their own lawn chairs. There will be city-wide garage sales that day, but the dedication of the park shelter will be delayed until next year as the project will probably not be finished in time. Clerk was instructed to contact Ashland Tree Service and have them remove the branch above the playground equipment before the BBQ/concert.

            The speeders on Main Street were discussed. Stoner made a motion to purchase 4 heavy-duty, portable speed bumps and two warning signs; Wassenberg seconded, and motion carried 5-0.

            Due to the weather, not much progress had been made on the park shelter project.  





            Oelke made a motion to donate $100 to the Unadilla Fun Run, Schomerus seconded, and motion carried 5-0.

            The passing of LB910 concerning the licensing fees of dogs and cats and sending $1 to the State for each was discussed.  Schomerus made a motion to leave the licensing fee at $5 and to not license cats at this time; Wassenberg seconded; motion carried 5-0.

            Clerk passed out state LP gas codes received from Steve Vodicka. After reviewing them, Crownover stated he would inspect the LP gas tank on the property of Rick Royal at 245 8th Street.

            Stoner made a motion to pay membership dues to the Unadilla Merchants Association in the amount of $50.

            Clerk relayed concerns from the Planning Commission about the situation in Hickman as it would pertain to the removal of the BBQ shed/old concession stand. Stoner made a motion to give the building to Dwight Kastens in lieu of a moving charge and/or demolitions costs as the building had 

to be removed before construction of the park shelter project. Schomerus seconded, and motion carried 5-0.



 Claims for May 2010 were reviewed:


4266   Nemaha Valley Refuse         trash                            2144.70

4267   Barb Wilhelm                         92.5 hours                  1008.75

4268   Amber Kempkes                   44 hours                       415.72

4269   Dwight Kastens                   114.5 hours                  1090.85

4271   Sheena Kastens                   17.5 hours                    175.00

4272   Dan Crownover                   wages                         69.26

4273   Dale Stoner                           wages                             46.17

4274   Arliss Wassenberg             wages                          46.17

4275   Janet Oelke                           wages                             46.17

4276   Lynn Schomerus                   wages                             46.17

AWD   IRS                                          941 tax                        679.39

4277   NC Utilities                             village accounts         940.65

4278   Windstream                           office phone                   56.06

AWD   OPPD                                     water                               15.14

4279   RWD#3                                  water                          1737.80

AWD   NE Dept of Revenue sales tax                      379.62

AWD   NE Dept of Revenue SWH                            ----------

4270   D Kastens                              bonus                             200.00

4280   Dan’s Tire                              oil                                       7.70

4281   J Vogt                                     sewer                            258.00

4282   Gr Pl 1-Call                            hotline                                2.02

4283   NE PHE Lab                          water                                16.00

4284   Pete’s Plumbing        curbstop/Daryl Werner          732.20

4285   Farmer’s Coop                      sewer test                       24.30

4286   Kreifels Concrete                  park shelter                1040.00

4287   Syr Lumber                            park shelter                4444.09

4288   Syr Iron Works                       park shelter                5814.28

4289   Stutheit                                   leafblower & oil             193.97

4290   Heartland Classified             adv                                   34.27

4291   S Kroese                    1st half by Locker                      490.00

4292   Unadilla Merchants               dues                                 50.00

4293   S Kroese                    2nd half by Locker                     380.00

4294   S Kroese                    reface Office brick                   850.00


TOTAL CLAIMS FOR MAY                                  23,434.45


Oelke made a motion to pay claims, Schomerus seconded, all Trustees voted aye.

            Delinquent water & sewer patrons were reviewed. Shut-offs will be sent to Dale Bailey, Ron Isaacs, Ken Johnson, David Lewis, Aaron Paul, Kathryn Romine, Dean Speth, and Loren Stubbendick.

            Correspondence included filling out survey forms from RC & D; discussing school property/disposal statutes; reply letter from the Gaming Commission; information from All-Roads Barricades on temporary speed bumps; information on a NE Dept of Roads meeting; and the clarification on small tree removal at the park – it was not included in the park shelter. Stoner will 

check to see if we can use the school gym if the BBQ concert gets rained out. In further discussion, Wassenberg made a motion to have Kroese reface the brick on the front of the Village Office, Stoner seconded, and motion carried 5-0.




            The meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.






                                                                                                Village Clerk-Treasurer


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