August 14, 2013


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Unadilla, Nebraska, was held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 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, , Janet Oelke, Sharon Baker and Scott Hincker. Absent and not voting:  Dale Stoner. Visitors:  Gary Pavel

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

Baker made a motion to approve the July 2013 minutes, Hincker seconded motion carried 3-0.

Oelke made a motion to approve the July 2013 treasurer’s report, Baker seconded, motion carried 3-0.


          The amount of the Keno check was $2,095.23

          Water consumed: 1,012,000; water paid for: 630,000; balance for month:

 -382,000; YTD: -1,674,000. Clerk noted that RWD#3 was contacted about the water use, they did check our meter and it was decided to wait and check next months usage sense we repaired the water leak.

          There were no public comments

          Schoolhouse items: The upgrade to the security system and additional camera were tabled.  Hincker made a motion to go ahead with a smaller air conditioner unit for the village office from Unadilla Hardware, Baker seconded, motion carried 3-0

          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.


Gary Pavel, CPA, discussed the upcoming budget and expenses for the following year.  He will prepare the documents and have them ready by the September budget meeting.

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                    In accordance with state law, salaries for Village employees are as follows: Chairman of the Board $75/meeting; Trustee $50/meeting; Clerk/Treasurer $12.50/hour; Deputy Clerk $15/hour; Maintenance $12.50/hour, Sewer maintenance $15/hr with mileage of .55 1/2/mile.

          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 inspection of the water tower is due next year. The new rates would go into effect January 1, 2014, Hincker made a motion to raise the base from $15 to $17.50 and the sewer raise from $7.50 to $8 per month, Baker seconded, motion carried 3-0.

          The property at 263 6th Street was discussed. The current renter is delinquent on his water bill. The towns maintenance man went to turn the water off.  Once at the property fleas were noticed covering his shoes and legs.   The Chairman of the Board was notified. The village fire chief along with the maintenance man went back to the property to see about turning the water off and the fire chief deemed the property no longer livable, ref. letter dated 8-05-13.   It was decided that a Board Trustee talk to the property owner. Dwight to be reimbursed for flea spray for his house and dogs. Letters to 4 nuisance property owners would follow.

The following claims were reviewed for August payment:

5314           Barb Wilhelm                wages/40                        454.10

5313          Corinne Zahn               wages/91                        900.48

5312           Dwight Kastens           wages/149                              1690.01

5315          Dan Crownover           wages                               69.26

5316           Dale Stoner                  wages                               46.17                           

5317           Janet Oelke                  wages                              46.17

5318           Sharon Baker               wages                               46.17

5319          Scott Hincker                wages                               46.17

5320           Seneca Sanitation                                             2102.60

AWD          IRS                               941 tax                           787.88                                      IRS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 941 tax                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  686.23

5322           N.C. Utilities                                                       2197.85

5335           Windstream                  office phone                    59.89

AWD          OPPD                           water                                           16.53                        

5321           RWD#3                         water                                      2425.80

AWD           NE Dept of Rev           Sales tax                        275.15

AWD           NE Dept of Rev           SWH                               000.00 

5323          Zito                                hsi                                     88.07

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5324          Egan Supply                gym floor                       1000.00

5325          DHHS                           wat test                             14.00

5333          Pete’s Plmb                  st/water                           948.35    

5327          One Call                                                                    1.10                            

5328           Stutheit Imp                  mover                                68.00       

5329           Kastens Electric           sch/wat                           505.35

5330          Dan’s Tire                     04 Chev                            69.50

5331          Midwest Coop              park                                  52.63

5332          Glass Dr.                      school                             596.08

5330           JEO                               St. Proj                .         1900.00

5336           TR Mart                         wat/prk gas                               217.55

5337          Una Found.                  BBQ                                 120.00


TOTAL                                                                                16,744.86

Baker 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: Erin Moody, Chad Pester, Amanda Herold, and Helen McKinney, and Erin Paul.

In correspondence, property evaluations for insurance purposes were decided to leave the same.  Baker made a motion to pay the dues for the League of Nebraska Municipalities and Hincker seconded, motion carried 3-0.

The meeting adjourned at 10:10 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.