February 11, 2009

A regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Unadilla, Nebraska, and the 1 & 6 Hearing, was held on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 7:30 p.m. at the Village Office. Notice of said meeting and proposed agenda of then known subjects was given by posting in the three following places within the Village: The Bar, Post Office, and Village Office window, and by publishing in the Syracuse Journal-Democrat on February 2, 2009; 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, Arliss Wassenberg, Janet Oelke, and Lynn Schomerus. Visitors: John & Irina Harrington.

Chairman Crownover called both meetings to order at 7:30 p.m. He reminded everyone of the location of the Open Meetings Act poster; and that the meeting was being recorded.

Stoner made a motion to approve the January 2009 minutes, Oelke seconded, motion carried 5-0.

Schomerus made a motion to approve the January 2009 treasurer’s report, Wassenberg seconded, motion carried 5-0.


There were no public comments.

Various aspects of the sidewalk project were discussed. Clerk reported there were a lot of good comments about Main Street on Groundhog Day. The only complaint lodges was that there wasn’t any seating available.

The amount of the Keno check was $1473.82.

Water consumed was 484,000 gallons as opposed to 738,000 gallons paid for, leaving an overage of 182,000 gallons year-to-date. Clerk reported she had collected a lot of back bills. This amount does not reflect the water leak by Ken Johnson on January 24th.

A snow removal ordinance was discussed. No action was taken at this time. In a related matter, Schomerus made a motion declining payment of the bill from Tonya Johnson for snow removal; Stoner seconded, motion carried 4-0, with Wassenberg abstaining.

Installing speed bumps and the DeGolyer traveling baseball team remain tabled at this time.

Clerk reported that a representative from Topkote, Yankton, SD, visited with her about the condition of the streets, however, when she asked for specific quotes, the gentleman refused. The Board decided against contacting this company.


John & Irina Harrington, Nebraska Community Websites, gave a presentation to the Board on building a website for the Village of Unadilla. Stoner made a motion to accept and sign the Charter, Wassenberg seconded, and motion carried 5-0. The Harrington’s stated it would take about 30 days to get the website up and running.

Since no one showed up to make comments on the 1 & 6 Plan, Oelke made a motion to accept Resolution R1-09, approving the 1 & 6 Plan. Schomerus seconded, and motion carried 5-0.

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In a short discussion on the operation of the concession stand, Janet Oelke stated her group would like to do it again this year.

Clerk reminded everyone about the awards banquet honoring Russ Ziemann on Wednesday, February 18, at The Bar.

The following claims for February were reviewed for payment:

Check # Payee Description Amount

3892 Unadilla Merchants candy/dues 100.00

3893 Nemaha Valley Refuse trash 2144.70

3894 Barb Wilhelm wages/127.25 hours 1392.34

Keith Block wages/ ---------

3895 Dan Crownover wages 69.26

3896 Dale Stoner wages 46.17

3897 Arliss Wassenberg wages 46.17

3898 Janet Oelke wages 46.17

3899 Lynn Schomerus wages 46.17

AWD IRS 941 tax 455.89

3900 NC Utilities village accounts 1169.61

3901 Windstream office phone 58.64

AWD OPPD water 14.58

3902 RWD#3 water purchased 1290.60

AWD NE Dept of Rev sales tax 399.77

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

3903 Rixstine Recognition Russ’ award 46.50

3904 Mun Supply water/parts 39.16

3905 Gilmore & Assoc 1 & 6 Plan 275.50

3906 Payless Office office supplies 99.77

3907 Heartland Classified advert 65.84

3908 NE PHE Lab water tests 16.00

3909 Gr Pl 1-call hotline 2.85

3910 Matt Friend Trucks snowplow parts 59.40

3911 Pete’s plumbing water break/Ken Johnson 1392.50

3912 Kastens Electric sewer/water 228.39

3913 The Bar Russ’ retirement 259.64

Total 9765.62

Oelke made a motion to pay February claims, Wassenberg seconded, motion carried 5-0. Stoner made a motion to pay warrant #107 in the amount of $8876.06, Oelke seconded, motion carried 5-0.

Delinquent water & sewer patrons were reviewed. Shut-offs will be sent to: Debbie Beers and Ron Isaacs.

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Correspondence included SENDD proposal for grant requests; email from Ken Johnson about snow removal; request to move groundhog poker from the Duncan Building to either the town shop or the fire barn.

The meeting and the 1 & 6 Hearing adjourned at 9:45 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.