REGULAR BOARD MEETING & Statutory Reorganization

December 09, 2015


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Unadilla, Nebraska, was held on Wednesday, December 09, 2015, 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.  Stoner made a motion to nominate Crownover as Chairman of the Board; Baker seconded, motion carried 4-0.

Baker made a motion to approve the November 2015 minutes; Hincker seconded, and motion carried 4-0.

Stoner made a motion to approve the November 2015 treasurer’s report; Baker seconded, motion carried 4-0.

Oelke made a motion to appoint the following committees for 2016:

          Streets & Alleys………….Scott Hincker

          Sewer & Keno……………Dan Crownover

          Environment & Safety…..Sharon Baker

          Water & Lights…………..Janet Oelke

          Park………………………Dale Stoner

Baker seconded, motion carried 4-0.  Corinne Zahn was reappointed Clerk-Treasurer, and Dwight Kastens was reappointed Utility & Maintenance Supervisor and Barb Wilhelm as Deputy Clerk, on a motion by Stoner, seconded by Baker, motion carried 4-0.

Hincker made a motion to appoint Irene Rodaway for another 2 yr. term on the Planning Commission, seconded by Stoner, motion carried 4-0.

Hincker 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, Baker seconded, motion carried 4-0.

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

Salaries were discussed.  Stoner made a motion to raise Zahn and Wilhelm to $15.50 per hour; Kastens to $14.00 per hour, Baker seconded, motion carried 4-0.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   December 09, 2015 page 2                                                          

Stoner made a motion to retain Vogt as wastewater operator and raise his pay to $16.00 per hour, Baker seconded, motion carried 4-0.                                                                      

The following salaries will be used beginning 1-01-2016:





          Legal Counsel……………….as billed

          CPA………………………… billed

          Water/Wastewater…………..$16.00/hour plus mileage

          Extra Labor………………….. $10.50/hour


          The Keno check was in the amount of $2,383.74

          Water consumed: 728,000; water paid for: 600,000; balance for month:

 -128,000; YTD: -1,497,000. There was a water main break at 653 6th St., which was fixed.

          Schoolhouse items: Clerk reported gym roof is complete and Neeman’s will be finishing the gutters this week.  The funds were received by the USDA and they will be coming the 17th to do a final inspection.

          Bike/Walk path:  Clerk reported the benches are in and that one was purchased by Bob and Barb Wilhelm and the two other benches were purchased by Jerry Leefers Memorial.

          Property by the elevator:  No discussion at this time

          Public Comments:  None


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

          Hincker made a motion to appoint Evan Wickersham with JEO as our Street Superintendent for 2016, Baker seconded, motion carried 4-0.        

          Hincker made a motion to appoint Evan Wickersham with JEO as our Village Engineer for 2016, 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 noted that due to the cost of repairing streets without raising people’s taxes, maintenance will be on the upcoming plan.

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          The Clerk reported to the Board what Payport was and explained that it is a point of sale for payments for the public and there is no cost to the Village for that service.  Baker made a motion to proceed with getting that service, seconded by Hincker, motion carried 4-0.

The following claims were reviewed for December payment:

6089           Barb Wilhelm                wages/20.5                                233.97

6090          Corinne Zahn               wages/81.75                  982.44

6087           Dwight Kastens           wages/95                      1,084.38

6088          Arlin Rohlfs                            wage/35 hrs                    323.22

6106          Dan Crownover           wage                                            92.35             

6107           Janet Oelke                  wages                               69.26

6108          Sharon Baker               wage                                            69.26

6109           Scott Hincker                wages                                69.26

6110           Seneca Sanitation       garbage                        2,090.80

AWD          IRS                               941 tax                            717.69                                     IRS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 941 tax                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  686.23

6096           N.C. Utilities                  util                                 1,778.76

6113           Windstream                  office phone                     66.83

6091           RWD#3                         water                                      1,804.45

AWD           NE Dept of Rev           sales tax                          270.76

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

6093           Zito                                hsi                                    117.10

6098          NE PHE Lab                 water test                           15.00

6092          Kay Park Rec.              park benches               1,473.00

6099          Westover Sand            rock                                  376.59

6094          Kastens Ele                  sewer,wat, boil             1,070.84

6097          NE Dept Roads           cold patch                      576.00

6101          Quill                               office supplies                  80.93

6102          Syr Lumber                  park                                    35.69

6103          Syr Motor Sup              battery                              104.00

6095          B&B Pump                              fuel                                     78.43

6100          Syr Do It Best               mop heads                                  14.58

6104          NE Rural Water            Membership                    125.00

6105          Pete’s Plumb                water main brk                775.64

6112          Recyc Enterprises       recycling                        200.00

6111          Una Hardware             air/furn filters                   204.50

6114          Surplus Center             pump                                         179.99

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TOTAL                                                                                15,080.72



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

The list of delinquent water & sewer patrons was reviewed:  Dana Boyce, Ron Isaacs, Nora Snyder, Ken Johnson, and Jeff Moody.                                                                                     

In Correspondence:  Barb attended water school and was recertified for another year.  Burr and Associates have been hired for our CPA services.  Thank you to Lynn Schomerus for helping unload, put together and install the new park benches.  The All Fund Drive is completed for another year.  Jim Fields inquired about the alley behind his house and wanted to know the plan for it.  Dwight would like to purchase a pump for the sprayer for watering at the park for $180.00.  Students of Service finished up their service by cleaning in the gym and Community Center.  They also spent a lot of time picking up rocks around the new bike/walk path. 

The meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

NEXT MEETING:  1-14-16 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.