March 14, 2012


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Unadilla, Nebraska, was held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 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 Community Center Notice Board; 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: Dale Stoner, Janet Oelke, and Lynn Schomerus. Absent and not voting: Crownover and Wassenberg. Visitors: none.

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

Schomerus made a motion to approve the February 2012 minutes; Oelke seconded, and motion carried 3-0.

Oelke made a motion to approve the February 2012 treasurer’s report, Schomerus seconded, motion carried 3-0.


          The amount of the Keno check was $1423.83

          Water consumed: 652,000; water paid for: 591,000; balance for month:

 -61,000; YTD: +286,000.

          The wiring/generator project was tabled.

          There were no public comments.

         In regards to Schoolhouse items: replacing water heater, purchasing new air compressor, and shutting off water in the men’s locker room, were tabled.

          There will be a joint workshop for the Village Board and Planning Commission on March 22 at 6:30 pm.

          Water tower information from JEO was reviewed and will be filed for reference.

          What to do about poles and rip/rap for the sewer pond was tabled.

          Trustee Oelke reported she had taken her NIMS test and gave the certificate to the clerk.


          Schomerus made a motion to approve bond interest payments in the amounts of $935 for “03 and $6708.75 for ’09; Oelke seconded, and motion carried 3-0.

Oelke made a motion to approve payment for the lawnmower and a new set of blades; Schomerus seconded, and motion carried 3-0.

          Unadilla Day (6-23-2012) plans were discussed. The board would like to install a retaining wall on the east side of the picnic shelter before the BBQ. Clerk reported she had booked the SE Community Band for 1 hour and the Lil’ Tuggers Tractor Pull. Clerk will contact Dan Masters about the catering and Cassie Royal about the sand volleyball tournament. The horseshoe pitching contest was also discussed, as well as having the youth group help carry meat, serving, clean-up, etc.

          Unadilla Clean-up Day was discussed. Seneca Sanitation only has 30 yd dumpsters and clerk expressed her frustration at not being able to talk to the owner directly. Schomerus brought up some items to include on the poster.

          Sign estimates from WriteTime Communications were reviewed. The Community Foundation will need to give final approval.

          Removing the occupation tax from the appropriation ordinance was tabled.

The following claims were reviewed for March payment:

4881           Barb Wilhelm                wages/74                         922.28

4882           Sheena Kastens           wages/86.75                   844.41

4883           Dwight Kastens            wages/136                     1509.80

4884                    Dan Crownover            wages                             141.52

4885           Dale Stoner                  wages                               94.35

                   Arliss Wassenberg      wages                              

4886           Janet Oelke                  wages                               94.35

4887           Lynn Schomerus          wages                               94.35

4888           Seneca Sanitation                                              2138.60         AWDIRS         941                                                                  675.88                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tax                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

4889           N.C. Utilities                                                        3107.03

4890           Windstream                  office phone                     60.14

AWD          OPPD                           water                                 15.67                        

4891           RWD#3                         water                             1651.80

AWD           NE Dept of Rev            sales tax                          262.28

AWD           NE Dept of Rev            SWH

4892          Syr Iron Works             repair snow blade            33.56

4893          Westover                      rock                               254.79     

4894          Syr Lumber                   concrete mix                      3.65

4895          Gatehouse Media         adv                                   15.11

4896          TR Mart                         water/snow rem            170.00

4897          Zito                                his                                     84.26

4898          Christianson Tree Serv   rem tree w of SH                   355.00

4899          Stutheit Imp                  new mower & blades             3432.03

4900          Kastens Electric           SH – furnaces                         192.21

4901          S Kastens                     final wages 21.5 hrs               198.00                

TOTAL                                                                                          16,352.83

Schomerus made a motion to pay claims, Oelke seconded, and motion carried 3-0.

The list of delinquent water and sewer patrons was reviewed. Shut-offs have been sent to: Dale Bailey, Aaron Paul, Loren Stubbendick, David Lewis, and Christina Long.

In correspondence, collapsible picnic tables were discussed. Oelke will check prices. Clerk was approached about grinding stumps; no action taken. Purchasing a metal detector to locate curb stops was discussed, Schomerus will check prices. Clerk asked if anyone knew where the little bench in the gym entrance hallway went, and what was the big box there now. Trustees didn’t know either.

The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.


                                                                             Village Clerk-Treasurer






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