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
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
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
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
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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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
NEXT MEETING: 1-14-16 at the Village Library
A complete and current copy of these proceedings is available for
inspection at the Village Office during normal business hours.