October 12, 2016


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Unadilla, Nebraska, was held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 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, and Lynn Schomerus.  Absent and not voting, Dale Stoner and Scott Hincker. Visitors:  Peggy Leefers, Sharon Damaree and Corey Schulze.

 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 September 2016 minutes; Oelke seconded, and motion carried 3-0. Oelke made a motion to approve the September 2016 treasurer’s report; Schomerus seconded, motion carried 3-0.


          The amount of the Keno Check was $3,575.66

          Water consumed: 744,000; water paid for: 640,000; balance for month:

 -104,000; YTD: -1,263,000.          Paperwork has been signed and submitted for the remapping the water and sewer lines with JEO.  The grant will be used for this project.

          Schoolhouse items: Quick Connect was hired to fix the internet and email problems at the Community Center Library and Office.   

          Property by the Elevator:  Discussion was held on Midwest Coop excepting our bid on the property.  John Horan, Village Attorney, will be working on the purchase agreement and will notify the board when he has it ready for review.

                    Public Comments:  None



          Peggy Leefers and Sharon Damaree representing the Library, gave a brief discussion on barn quilts to the board.  They requested to put some at the downtown street scape, park, welcome sign, and at the community center.  They showed the board pictures of what they look like from the towns they have visited around Nebraska and the discussed possible business they might bring to our community. 

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          Corey Schulze requested a building permit for a fence for his back yard.  A plan of the backyard was presented to the board.  The board approved his plan as presented. 

          Discussion was held on the repair of some of the holes in the streets.  Pavers will give us an estimate on those repairs.  The clerk received the estimate the 13th, and the Village will proceed with the repairs.

          A motion by Schomerus to adopt and pass Ordinance #258-16 water and sewer rates to become in effect January 1st, 2017, seconded by Oelke, motion carried 3-0.

          A resignation letter was accepted by Jeff Vogt as our wastewater operator effective December 31, 2016.  The board held discussion on getting someone to training to become certified or to hire someone already certified.  The clerk will do some checking with other villages and the DEQ for someone qualified.

          The following claims were reviewed:                                                                                 

6023           CS Bank                       09 &13 bond              44,602.50                       

6389           Barb Wilhelm                wages/20.75 hrs                       262.03

6390          Corinne Zahn               wages/84 hrs                1,102.40

6387           Dwight Kastens           wages/92.5 hrs            1,095.93

6388          Arlin Rohlfs                            wage 54.5/mil $145.80             674.27

6410          Dan Crownover           wages                                 92.35

6411           Dale Stoner                  wages                                 69.26                         

6412           Janet Oelke                  wages                                69.26

6414           Lynn Schomerus                   wages                                 69.26

6413          Scott Hincker                wages                                 69.26

6408           Seneca Sanitation                                             2,102.80

AWD          IRS                               941 tax                             765.31                                    IRS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 941 tax                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  686.23

6403           N.C. Utilities                                                        2,613.35

6409           Windstream                  office phone                      68.48                      

6392           RWD#3                         water                                       1,849.60

AWD           NE Dept of Rev           sales tax                           303.20              

AWD           NE Dept of Rev           SWH                                  300.00                       

6393           Zito                                hsi                                     124.91

6395          DHHS                           water test                           15.00

6402          SENDD                         dues                                  368.00

6399          Gen Fire                       SH/testing                         120.00

6397          Syr Do it Best               filters, grease, paint         143.94

6400          Gatehouse Media        adv                                      42.75

6401          Keim Imp                      oil, filter                             105.58

6404           One Call                       dig hotline                           14.01

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6398          B&B Pump                             fuel                                      66.93

6394          Reycl Ent.                     recycling                           200.00

6415          NE Dept. of Rev          Lottery tax                      1,957.00

6406          NE Munci Clerks                   dues                                     15.00

6407          IRS                                941                                       11.49

6391          Quick Connect             internet/email                    189.00

6396          Beatrice Concrete       concrete                            216.35

6416          Sam’s Club                            envel all fund dr.                 44.52

6417          Office Depot                 printing, envelopes             97.97

TOTAL                                                                                 $59,841.71                           

Schomerus made a motion to pay claims, Oelke seconded, and motion carried 3-0.                                                                                  

The list of delinquent water and sewer patrons was reviewed: 

Brenda Walker, Cay Rowley, and Chad Pester.

In correspondence: Dwight reported all fire hydrants have been flushed and oiled.  The fire alarm system and fire extinguishers have been inspected by General Fire and Safety.  A donation from the Otoe County Genealogical Society was received.  A building permit was received from Ashley Oelke for a garage.

The meeting adjourned at 9:00 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.