May 11, 2011


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Unadilla, Nebraska, was held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 7:40 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 Community Center Notice Board, and by publishing in the Syracuse Journal-Democrat on May 5, 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, Janet Oelke, and Lynn Schomerus; Arliss Wassenberg entered the meeting at 7:50 pm. Visitors: Susanna Porter.

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 April 2011 minutes; Oelke seconded, motion carried 4-0. Absent and not voting: Wassenberg.

Schomerus made a motion to approve the April 2011 treasurer’s report, Oelke seconded, motion carried 4-0. Absent and not voting: Wassenberg.


            The amount of the Keno check was $11022.55

            Water consumed: 554,000; water paid for: 620,000; balance for month: +66,000; YTD:


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

            The installation of speed bumps and signs on Main Street was completed on 4-29-11.

            Susanna Porter appeared before the Board; there will be a 5K Fun Run the morning of June 25, 2011. She requested barricades be put up, and asked that the Clerk contact the Sheriff’s Dept. and District Commissioner, Steven R. Lade. Porter also requested that the Rescue Squad be on standby during the race, 7:00 – 9:00 am.

            Schoolhouse items: Clerk reported that Barry Brandt had asked whether we wanted to carry insurance on the books, computers, etc. in the Library. Wassenberg asked if our policy included replacement costs for sewage backup, water breaks, theft of money, and other items. Clerk will call Brandt and ask him to come to the next meeting.

            There was nothing new to report on Unadilla Day, except the stainless steel tables had arrived and were put together and installed. Clerk reminded everyone about the Volunteers meeting on May 18, 7:30 pm at the Library. (No one showed up.)

            The Planning Commission meeting minutes were reviewed. Sending letters to offending residents and updating ordinances were discussed; John Horan will be contacted.


Clerk reminded everyone about the Red Cross Shelter Class on 5-23-11, from 7 – 10 pm. There are 10 volunteers coming from Fire & Rescue.

A request was made by UVFD for $2000 towards purchasing a newer utility vehicle. No action was taken.

The buried cable request from Windstream was approved, Crownover attached his signature.

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Sam Mandolfo, representative for AT&T Wireless did not appear, calling to say he would come to the next meeting. Clerk was instructed to call JEO for a clearer definition of our comprehensive plan concerning cell towers.

Stoner made a motion to pay $50 in dues to the Unadilla Merchants Association; Schomerus seconded, motion carried 5-0.

 The following claims were reviewed for May payment:

4601   Nemaha Valley Refuse                                                         2108.90

4602   Barb Wilhelm                         wages /117.5                         1437.91

4603   Amber Kempkes                   wages /32                                 305.03                     

4604   Dwight Kastens                     wages/141                            1499.89

4605   Sheena Kastens                   per serv/23.5                           235.00

4606   Dan Crownover                     wages                                         70.76

4607   Dale Stoner                           wages                                        47.17

            Arliss Wassenberg               wages                                         -------

4608   Janet Oelke                           wages                                         47.17

4609   Lynn Schomerus                   wages                                         47.17

AWD   IRS                                          941 tax                                     730.11

4610   N.C. Utilities                                                                          2109.96

4611   Windstream                           office phone                               53.41

AWD   OPPD                                     water                                           15.14

4612   RWD#3                                  water                                      1441.10

AWD   NE Dept of Rev                     sales tax                                  248.88

AWD   NE Dept of Rev                     SWH                                                00

4613   Kastens Electric                    water/park                                126.00

4614   NE PHE Lab                          water                                          16.00

4615   Stutheit Imp                            mower/park                             416.32

4616   Farmer’s Coop                      send sewer test                         18.70

4617   Syr Lumber                            park                                            83.82

4618   Gr Pl 1-Call                                                                                  4.87

4619   Zito                                          cable/his                                     79.51

4620   Al’s                                          computer                                    62.50

4621   CS Agency                            ins audit                                  1197.00

4622   Gatehouse Media                 adv                                              19.54

4623   Westover                                rock                                          326.24

4624   EAS                                        sewer test                                  97.00

4625   TR Mart                                  village accounts                       208.13

4626   Unadilla Merchants Assn     dues                                            50.00

4627   D Crownover                         work on park shelter  730.00

4628   Christiansen Tree Service        SH                                      1135.00

4629   Allied Insurance                     treas bond                                100.00


TOTAL                                                                                          15,068.23

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

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The list of delinquent water and sewer patrons was reviewed. Shut-offs will be sent to: Aaron Paul, Ashley Field, Ken Johnson, and Danny Pester.

            In correspondence, Clerk reported there was an “Elected Official Training” on June 7th; an estimate was received from Al Allen for a new computer tower; cold patching streets was discussed and Clerk will order some. Disposal of the office on Main Street was discussed. Clerk will finish getting it cleaned out and Horan will be notified, so that it will be done properly; he will also draft a bill of sale for us to use.

The meeting adjourned at 9:10 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.