VILLAGE OF UNADILLA, NEBRASKA
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
June 08, 2022
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Unadilla, Nebraska, was held on Wednesday, June 08, 2022, 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, Janet Oelke, Scott Hincker and Clark Stubbendeck. Visitors: Malanie Wallen, Matt Wallen, and Troy Whitehead.
Chairman Crownover called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. He reminded everyone of the location of the Open Meetings Act Poster.
Hincker made a motion to approve the May 2022 minutes, Stubbendeck seconded. On a roll call vote, Stoner, Oelke, Hincker, Stubbendeck and Crownover voted yea, none voted nay. Motion carried 5-0.
Stoner made a motion to approve the May 2022 treasurer’s report, bank statements, reconciliation, and receipts Oelke seconded. On a roll call vote, Stoner, Oelke, Hincker, Stubbendeck and Crownover voted yea, none voted nay. Motion carried 5-0.
The following claims were reviewed:
Corinne Zahn Wage 97.25 hrs $1,646.21
Barb Wilhelm Wage 16 hrs 260.52
Arlin Rohlfs Wage 34.5 hrs 525.71
Ed Meinke Wage 160.75 hrs 2,097.15
NE Child Support child support 793.00
Dan Crownover Wage 138.52
Clark Stubbendeck Wage 115.44
Dale Stoner Wage 115.44
Janet Oelke Wage 115.44
Scott Hincker Wage 115.44
Mannschreck Masonry brickwork on bell 600.00
RWD#3 Water 2,890.00
Dish Network Television 84.68
Keim Farm Equip. hose, hose fittings 203.50
Nitty Gritty fuel, soap 373.69
DHHS Water test 15.00
Papillion Sanitation Garbage 2,186.19
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IRS 941’s $1,302.58
NE Dept. of Rev. Sales tax 78.29
OPPD Water pit 33.00
General Fire & Safety alarm inspec. & detec. 213.00
NC Utilities Utilities 1,837.46
Windstream Phone 75.12
Quill ink, labels 160.18
Syr Do It Best paint, paint kit 79.17
ABC Pest Control Pest control 120.00
Pavers cold patch 2,430.04
Blue Rivers support, dues 155.00
Syr Motor Supply oil, filter, wrench 78.43
Stubbendeck made a motion to approve the claims, seconded by Hincker. On a roll call vote Stoner, Oelke, Hincker, Stubbendeck and Crownover voted yea, none voted nay. Motion carried 5-0.
The amount of the Keno check was $873.09.
Water consumed: 960,000; water paid for: 565,000; balance for month:
-395,000; YTD: -1,440,000. There was a water leak at 333 Main St and one at 809 9th St. Both leaks were repaired by Lovell Excavating and were the property owner’s responsibility. Viking cleaned and disinfected the water tower as part of their contract on the 9th of June. The water tower had to be drained for them to do that.
Schoolhouse items: Clerk is waiting on estimates still on the gym glass door and for the light fixtures. Discussion was held on updating our QuickBooks for the office. Our 2019 version is no longer supported online. Stoner made a motion to update it, seconded by Hincker. The update will be around $300.00. Hincker suggested to look into different software companies and prices. On a role call vote, Stoner, Oelke, Hincker, Stubbendeck voted yea. None voted nay. Motion carried 5-0. Clerk will research other software companies.
Clean Up Day: Cleanup day is set for June 18th at the park. Papillion Sanitation will be bringing a dumpster. Lemka Recycling will bring a wagon for appliances and metal. Clerk reported a dish washer in the little dumpster down at the park and that a gentlemen’s garbage from Syracuse was in it. Stubbendeck made a motion to discontinue having that dumpster, seconded by Hincker. On a role call vote, Hincker and Stubbendeck voted yea. Stoner, Oelke, and Crownover voted nay.
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Clerk is going to contact Papillion Sanitation to see if they have a dumpster that locks so only the Village can use it. They do and they will swap them out next week and provide us with 2 keys.
Ballfield Lights: Musco has us on their schedule to reposition the ball field lights and will contact us when they get us when they are ready to do it. The estimate is $3,000.00 and we have a $2500.00 deductible from the insurance company for wind and hail.
Public Comments: Malanie and Matt Wallen approached the Board and asked if Mal’s Bar and Grill could sponsor Unadilla Days this year. They would like to have a street dance on the ballfield and have a beer garden. The band would play from 8:00-Midnight. They will get two food trucks and possibly do fireworks depending on the weather and how dry it is. They will take responsibility if there is an incident that occurs. Clerk to check on permits. The Young Men’s Club will help set up the water slide and run the horseshoe tournament. A ballgame may also be held that day along with garage sales. Mal’s Bar and Grill will do the advertising. Hincker made a motion to allow them to run and sponsor it, seconded by Stubbendeck. On a role call vote, Stoner, Oelke, Hincker, Stubbendeck and Crownover voted yea. None voted nay. Motion carried 5-0. June 25th will be the date.
The second item of interest is allowing Mal’s Bar and Grill to have a beer garden in front of their storefront. Matt will build a pass thru gate at both ends of their building. These gates will be open during the day when the bar is not opened. Mal will check with the other businesses on main street to see if they are ok with that. Mal’s will be responsible for any liability or repairs if the railing was to get damaged. The Handicap ramp will not be affected. Stoner made a motion to approve the gates to allow a beer garden seconded by Stubbendeck. On a roll call vote, Stoner, Oelke, Hincker, Stubbendeck and Crownover voted yea. None voted nay.
The third item of interest for Mal’s Bar & Grill would be to have a bike night on Wednesdays and allowing them to section off an area with cones on main street for the bikers to park their bikes. They would be providing the cones. The Board approved them to let them have their designated parking area.
Hincker made a motion to approve and sign Ordinance #258-22, setting of water, sewer, and garbage rates, seconded by Stubbendeck. On a roll call vote, Stoner, Oelke, Hincker, Stubbendeck and Crownover voted yea. None voted nay. Motion carried 5-0.
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Discussion of allowing tiny houses in town was held. The Village Zoning regulations don’t allow a dwelling to be built less than 900 sq ft.
Oelke made a motion to approve the building permit issued to Skillet Construction for the property at 395 N. 21st Rd. seconded by Stoner. On a roll call vote Stoner, Oelke, Hinker, Stubbendeck and Crownover voted yea. None voted nay. Motion carried 5-0. The Planning Commission approved it at their special meeting on May 24th. The trustees were emailed the permit to approve it prior to this meeting.
The Otoe County Board of Commissioners sent an application to the clerk’s office to apply for up to $30,000.00 of their ARPA funds they received as a grant. Hincker made a motion to apply for the funds seconded by Stoner. The funds can reimburse what the town as already spent on waterlines to repair and replace them. On a roll call vote Stoner, Oelke, Hincker, Stubbendeck and Crownover voted yea. None voted nay. The clerk will send the application along with receipts to the Otoe County Clerk.
Several dead trees were discussed on 7th street by the Community Center. Hincker made a motion to have them all cut down seconded by Stubbendeck. Clerk will get an estimate from Christiansen Tree Service. On a roll call vote Stoner, Oelke, Hincker, Stubbendeck and Crownover voted yea. None voted nay. It was later discovered that one of those tree’s was a memorial tree. Per phone call to the Trustee’s from Crownover, it was decided to cut and remove the dead ones only.
The list of delinquent water and sewer patrons was reviewed. Hookup #037, 067, 113, 115, 183, & 189.
Correspondence: Randy Crownover and Candace Cordon donated funds to the park for using the park shelter. Meinke to take the wastewater training the 22nd and 23rd of June.
The meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.
Next Meeting: 07-13-22 at the Village Library
A complete and current copy of these proceedings is available for
inspection at the Village Office during normal business hours.