August 8, 2012


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Unadilla, Nebraska, was held on Wednesday, August 8, 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: Dan Crownover, Dale Stoner, Janet Oelke, and Lynn Schomerus. Absent and not voting:  Arliss Wassenberg. Visitors:  Mindi Clarke, Linda Effle, and John Hassett.

 Chairman Crownover 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 July 2012 minutes with the following corrections: page 2, “Janet Oelke seconded the motion to donate $100 to Troop #21, motion carried” and “Check 4980 was written to Bob Wilhelm for supplies for the BBQ in the amount of $331.91”. Oelke seconded, and motion carried.

Stoner made a motion to approve the July 2012 treasurer’s report, Schomerus seconded, motion carried 4-0. (Clerk noted that we finally got 2 franchise fee payments from Zito.)


          The amount of the Keno check was $1491.99.

          Water consumed: 957,000; water paid for: 839,000; balance for month:

 -118,000; YTD: -103,000.

          The wiring/generator project was tabled until after the paving project is finished.

          There were no public comments.

          There were no Schoolhouse items to discuss.

          No action was taken on the paving project. Crownover will ask Munford to come to the next meeting, and Clerk will ask Wickersham to attend also.

Clerk provided the Board with an updated Keno Use list. To date the Village has used $279,437.15 in Keno funds for community projects/community betterment.



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Mindi Clarke, CPA, appeared and the upcoming budget documents were discussed as was the paving project, generator project, and other concerns of the Board. She will prepare the documents and have them ready by the September meeting.

          John Hassett, Advanced Gaming Technologies appeared and proposed a 10-spot Keno game that would pay out a maximum prize of $100,000. He will also provide insurance to guarantee the prize amount. Oelke made a motion to accept Hassett’s proposal, Stoner seconded, motion carried 4-0.

          In accordance with state law, salaries for Village employees are as follows: Chairman of the Board $75/meeting; Trustee $50/meeting; Clerk/Treasurer $15/hour; Deputy Clerk $10/hour; Maintenance $12/hour.

          Clerk asked that raising the water and sewer rates be discussed. She stated that the rates had not been raised since January 1, 2008, and the disbursements for the both water and sewer fund were increasing, but the income was not. The new rates would go into effect January 1, 2013, and she would like enough time to get new stickers and books printed. No action was taken.

          Fire Chief Vodicka reported that the lower siren did not work. Clerk will call for repairs.

The following claims were reviewed for August payment:

5011           Barb Wilhelm                wages/80                       1007.20

5012          Linda Effle                    wages/38                        328.43

5013           Dwight Kastens            wages/123                     1294.05

5014          Dan Crownover            wages                               70.76

5015           Dale Stoner                  wages                               47.17                           

5016           Janet Oelke                  wages                               47.17

5017           Lynn Schomerus          wages                               47.17

5018           Seneca Sanitation                                              2132.50

AWD          IRS                               941 tax                           676.37                                      IRS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    941 tax                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             686.23

5019           N.C. Utilities                                                        2182.08

5020           Windstream                  office phone                     64.59

AWD          OPPD                           water                                  15.67                        

5021           RWD#3                         water                             2307.55

AWD           NE Dept of Rev            sales tax                          288.93

AWD           NE Dept of Rev            SWH                               000.00 

5022          Zito                                hsi                                      84.26

5023          Unadilla Hardware                                                   52.50

5024          City of Syracuse           water help                         52.52

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5025          State of NE                             boiler Insp                         61.00

5026          Kastens Electric           SH, P, Water                1394.01

5027          NE PHE Lab                 water                                 14.00

5028          LNM                               membership dues          418.00

5029          Travelers/RMD             WC for Fire Dept.        2103.00

5030          SENDD                         membership dues          275.00

5031          SENDD                         housing dues                    93.00

5032          Gatehouse Media         print/pub                            37.22

5033          TR Unadilla Mart           park/water                       139.45


TOTAL                                                                                15,233.70

Schomerus made a motion to pay claims, Oelke seconded, and motion carried 4-0.

The list of delinquent water and sewer patrons was reviewed. Shut-offs have been sent to: Dale Bailey, Matt Daharsh, Kyle Gress, Amanda Herold, Eliu Peralez, and Brenda Walker.

In correspondence, Clerk reported Kastens had flushed and oiled all the fire hydrants and found them all to be working. Adding rip-rap around the sewer ponds was tabled until the next meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.


                                                                             Village Clerk-Treasurer


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