January 12, 2011


            A regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Unadilla, Nebraska, was held on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 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 Village Office, and by publishing in the Syracuse Journal-Democrat on January 6, 2011; 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, Arliss Wassenberg, Janet Oelke, and Lynn Schomerus. Visitors: Amy Vrtiska, Craig Wacker, and Evan Wickersham, all JEO, and Paul Tingler, Unadilla.

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

Stoner made a motion to approve the December 2010 minutes; Wassenberg seconded, motion carried 5-0.

Schomerus made a motion to approve the December 2010 treasurer’s report, Oelke seconded, motion carried 5-0.




            The amount of the Keno check was $1323.77

            Water consumed: 522,000; water paid for: 540,000; balance for month: +18,000; YTD:


            In public comments, Paul Tingler appeared to discuss renting Suite #2 of the Community Center and using it as a photography studio. Rent was agreed upon in the amount of $250. plus a $250. deposit. Clerk will have Atty. Horan approve a six-month lease form.

            Clerk reported that Andy DeGolyer and the youth group wanted to have concessions during the Twin Rivers ball games on Saturday afternoons. The Board approved as long as there are always 2 adults present.

            The wiring/generator project has been tabled until further notice.

            Installation of speed bumps & signs was tabled until better weather.

            Board reviewed the lawnmower quotes from Keim’s and Stutheit’s. It was decided to keep our machine for another year since it has one year left on the warranty.

            Clerk reported that Roger Kastens said one way to lower the electric bill would be to move the thermostats for the gym furnaces to the east side of the gym. Board approved this action.




             Craig Wacker, Amy Vrtiska, and Evan Wickersham from JEO appeared to introduce themselves and discuss upcoming projects. Wickersham will prepare our One & Six reports.

            Oelke made a motion to approve the Special License dates for TR Unadilla Mart; Stoner seconded, and motion carried.

            Clerk requested that the Main Street be blocked off for the Groundhog Day parade. Board approved the request.

            Paul Tingler appeared to request permission to rent Suite #2 for use as a photography studio. Schomerus made a motion to charge $250/month for rent and a $250 deposit. Oelke  

seconded, and motion carried. Clerk will come up with a rental agreement, have it approved by John Horan, and she will check with Barry Brandt about the liability insurance. Tingler indicated he would like to move in Feb. 1.


 The following claims were reviewed for January payment:


4490   DHHS                                     water school                              80.00

4491   Nemaha Valley Refuse         trash pickup                           2132.70

4492   Barb Wilhelm                         wages /127.5                         1541.19

4493   Amber Kempkes                   wages /34.5                             322.73

4494   Dwight Kastens                     wages /120.5                         1249.74

4495   Jeff Vogt                                 sewer/2                                      30.00

4496   Sheena Kastens                   per ser/12.5                             125.00

4497   Dan Crownover                     wages                                         69.26

4498   Dale Stoner                           wages                                         46.17

----       Arliss Wassenberg               wages                                         ----

4499   Janet Oelke                           wages                                         46.17

4500   Lynn Schomerus                   wages                                         46.17

AWD   IRS                                          941 tax                                   800.01

4501   N.C. Utilities                                                                         2753.49

4502   Windstream                           office phone                              63.32

AWD   OPPD                                     water                                          15.14

4503   RWD#3                                  water                                     1372.30

AWD   NE Dept of Rev                     sales tax                                 247.91

AWD   NE Dept of Rev                     SWH                                       195.00

4504   Midwest Livestock                park bridge                            112.00

4505   Kimbell Constr                       concession stand                     95.00

4506   GR Pl 1-call                                                                                 1.84

4507 Otoe Co Clerk                         election                                      50.00

4508   Kastens Electric                    see bill                                    4071.57

4509   Syr Iron Works                       bridge, sander                       2260.29

4510   AmSan                                   cleaning supplies                    608.40

4511   Kreifels Concrete                  bridge                                       350.00

4512   NE PHE Lab                          water                                           16.00

4513   Gilmore & Assoc                   NBCS                                       348.00

4514   Heartland Class                    adv                                              19.90

4515   Heartland Lawn Service       SH                                               10.00

4516   Pete’s Plumb             water break/C Church                      1118.65

4517   Void – Target wouldn’t take check from us                                    -

4518   R & R Service                        2 – doors                                    79.05

4519   NE Dept of Revenue 4th Qtr Keno Tax                      859.00                                 


TOTAL                                                                                           21,136.00


Stoner made a motion to pay claims, Wassenberg seconded, and motion carried 5-0.


            The list of delinquent water and sewer patrons was reviewed. Shut-offs will be sent to Dale Bailey, Helen Baker McKinney, Ashley Field, Ron Isaacs, David Lewis, Robert Schutz, Aaron Paul, Chad Pester, Danny Pester, and Shon Ryan.

            In correspondence, Wassenberg made a motion to certify John A. Seamann, 1033 N. 26th Road, Unadilla, to become a member of the Unadilla Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Schomerus seconded, and motion carried.



The meeting adjourned at 9:30 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.