REGULAR BOARD MEETING & Statutory Reorganization

December 10, 2014


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Unadilla, Nebraska, was held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 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, Scott Hincker, Sharon Baker and Janet Oelke.

Chairman Crownover called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. He reminded everyone of the location of the Open Meetings Act Poster. The Clerk reported that Dan Crownover, Dale Stoner and Janet Oelke had been re-elected.  Crownover received 82 votes, Stoner 69 and Oelke 72 votes.  Stoner made a motion to nominate Crownover as Chairman of the Board for a term of two years; Baker seconded, motion carried 4-0.

Stoner made a motion to approve the November 2014 minutes; Oelke seconded, and motion carried 4-0.

Hincker made a motion to approve the November 2014 treasurer’s report; Baker seconded, motion carried 4-0.

Baker made a motion to appoint the following committees:

          Streets & Alleys………….Scott Hincker

          Sewer & Keno……………Dan Crownover

          Environment & Safety…..Sharon Baker

          Water & Lights…………..Janet Oelke

          Park………………………Dale Stoner

Oelke seconded, motion carried 4-0.  Corinne Zahn was reappointed Clerk-Treasurer, and Dwight Kastens was reappointed Utility & Maintenance Supervisor on a motion by Hincker, seconded by Stoner, motion carried 4-0.

Hincker made a motion to appoint Barb Wilhelm as Deputy Clerk, seconded by Baker, motion carried 4-0.

Baker made a motion to appoint Zahn, Kastens, and Baker to the Safety Committee; appoint Zahn as Zoning Administrator and Crownover as Building Inspector; appoint Zahn as Flood Plain Administrator and Cross Connection Control Officer, Hincker seconded, motion carried 4-0.

Countryside Bank in Unadilla was designated as the official depository for village funds on a motion by Oelke, seconded by Stoner, motion carried 4-0.

Salaries were discussed.  Stoner made a motion to raise Zahn to $15.00 per hour; Hincker seconded, motion carried 4-0. Hincker made a motion to raise Kastens to $13.50 per hour, Stoner seconded, motion carried 4-0. Stoner made a

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motion to retain Vogt as wastewater operator, Hincker seconded, motion carried 4-0.                                                                     

The following salaries will be used beginning 1-01-2015:


          Utility-Maintenance………… 13.50/hour



          Legal Counsel……………….as billed

          CPA………………………… billed

          Water/Wastewater…………..15.00/hour plus mileage

          Extra Labor…………………..10.00/hour


          The Keno check was in the amount of $2,139.58

          Water consumed: 661,000; water paid for: 600,000; balance for month:

 -61,000; YTD: -1,930,000.

          Schoolhouse items: Stoner made a motion to use Keno funds to pay for the two new smoke detectors for the Community Center, Baker seconded, motion carried 4-0.  Clerk reported all the paper work for the grant on the gym roof has been submitted.

          Public Comments:  None


          Baker made a motion to go ahead with the audit waiver for this year, Hincker seconded, motion carried 4-0.

          Oelke made a motion to appoint Evan Wickersham with JEO as our Street Superintendent for 2015, Hincker seconded, motion carried 4-0.     

          Hincker made a motion to appoint Evan Wickersham with JEO as our Village Engineer for 2015, Baker seconded, motion carried 4-0.

          The One and Six Year Plan was discussed on any upcoming streets that need to be done.  Board members are to be noting any streets in need of repair or replacement.

          New carpet was discussed for the kids playroom off the gym, Oelke made a motion to purchase new carpet from Staack Furniture and take the funds out of Keno, Stoner seconded, motion carried 4-0. 

The following claims were reviewed for December payment:

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5739           Barb Wilhelm                wages/17                        185.49

5740          Corinne Zahn               wages/80.75                  869.45

5737           Dwight Kastens           wages/126.5                 1473.69

5738          Arlin Rohlfs                            wage/8.5 hrs                    78.50

5753          Dan Crownover           wage                                         138.52                           

5754           Dale Stoner                  wages                               46.17                           

5755           Janet Oelke                  wages                              92.35

5756          Sharon Baker               wage                                           92.35

5757           Scott Hincker                wages                               92.35

5736          Sam Club                     TV                                    362.58

5762           Seneca Sanitation                                             2037.30

AWD          IRS                               941 tax                           675.74                                      IRS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 941 tax                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  686.23

5751           N.C. Utilities                                                       1345.39

5760           Windstream                  office phone                    70.53

AWD          OPPD                           water                                           16.53                        

5421           RWD#3                         water                                      1671.15

AWD           NE Dept of Rev           sales tax                         284.16

AWD           NE Dept of Rev           SWH                               ---------

5748           Zito                                hsi                                   107.75

5750          NE PHE Lab                 water test                          15.00

5745          Gen Fire & Safety        inspection                         93.00

5742          Westover Sand            salted sand                            2191.73

5758          One Call                        diggers hot                                   2.20

5763          TR Mart                         chev/mow                       153.82

5741          Kastens Ele                  water tank                         36.00

5747          NE Dept Roads           cold patch                      504.00

5744          Quill                               envelopes                        47.98

5752          League of Munci                   water school                     35.00

5761          Evang Special              banners                          571.44

5743          Gatehouse Med           adv                                    19.46

TOTAL                                                                                13,309.63

          Baker made a motion to approve the claims, Hincker seconded, motion carried 4-0.

The list of delinquent water & sewer patrons were reviewed:  Dana Boyce, Ashley Field, Amanda Herold, Chad Pester, Jesus Gutierrez, Ken Johnson, Cay Rowley, Andrew Kimbell and David Lewis.

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In Correspondence:  Barb attended water school and was recertified for another year.  An account has been opened with B&B in Syracuse to purchase gas.  Nebraska Rural Water membership renewal is due.  Red Cross Shelter Facility renewal is due in January.

The Village Board went into executive session at 8:30.

The Village Board came out of executive session at 9:10

The meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

NEXT MEETING:  1-14-15 at the Village Library


                                                                             Village Clerk-Treasurer


A complete and current copy of these proceedings is available for

inspection at the Village Office during normal business hours.