March 11, 2009


            A regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Unadilla, Nebraska, was held on Wednesday, March 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 March 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: Steve Vodicka.

Chairman Crownover called the meeting 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.

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

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




            Steve Vodicka, Fire Chief, appeared before the Board to discuss the new Local Emergency Operations Plan. Vodicka handed out a copy of the section pertaining to Unadilla specifically, and especially RESPONSIBILITY FOR DISASTER OPERATIONS: The responsibility for the welfare of the residents during a disaster rests with the Unadilla Village Board Chairperson and the Village Board. The Village Board Chairperson will be responsible for the coordination of disaster operations. The elected officers of the jurisdiction shall be responsible for ensuring that emergency management services are provided to their citizens and for coordinating emergency operations in their respective jurisdictions, as well as making executive decisions necessary to provide an effective response and recovery to the disaster.

            Vodicka also stated that all members of the Board need to be NIMS certified except Wassenberg, and Clerk Wilhelm. The training can be taken online and he will send us the website.

            Clerk reported she had received a letter from Gilmore & Assoc. questioning the boundaries between the buildings in the Street Renovation Project. Clerk stated she had made copies of the letter and attachments and sent one set to Attorney Horan and one to Ameritas. Oelke made a motion to purchase benches and trash receptacles for Main Street, Stoner seconded, and motion carried 5-0. Oelke and Schomerus took books home to narrow down the choices for purchasing said items.

            The amount of the Keno check was $1332.24.

            Water consumed was 642,000 gallons as opposed to 662,000 gallons paid for, leaving an overage of +202,000 gallons year-to-date.

            Oelke made a motion to remove “Installing speed bumps” from tabled items; Schomerus seconded, and motion carried 5-0. The DeGolyer traveling baseball team remains tabled at this time.

            There were no public comments.




            The plat for the Dwight Roberts subdivision was received from County Surveyor, David Schmitz. It was signed by Steve Vodicka, Planning Commission Chairman, Dan Crownover, Village Board Chairman, Allen Dwight and Bernice Roberts, and Clerk and Notary, Barbara J. Wilhelm. It will be returned to Schmitz for county signatures and he will return a completed copy to the Village.

            Stoner made a motion to pay $2025.00 in interest for the 2003 bonds, Wassenberg seconded, and motion carried 5-0.


The following claims for March were reviewed for payment:


Check #          Payee                                     Description                            Amount          

3914               Nemaha Valley Refuse         trash                                        2168.50

3915               Barb Wilhelm                         wages/133.5 hours               1470.55

3916               Keith Block                            wages/58                                 381.70

3917               Dan Crownover                     wages                                 69.26                 

3918               Dale Stoner                           wages                                         46.17

3919               Arliss Wassenberg               wages                                         46.17

3920               Janet Oelke                           wages                                         46.17

3921               Lynn Schomerus                   wages                                         46.17

AWD               IRS                                          941 tax                                     715.21

3923               NC Utilities                            village accounts                     1120.07

3924               Windstream                           office phone                               53.96

AWD               OPPD                                     water                                           14.58

3925               RWD#3                                  water purchased                   1630.30

AWD               NE Dept of Rev                     sales tax                                   364.11

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

3922               G Lewis                                  per ser park                               40.00

3926               Kastens Electric                    sewer                                          87.13

3927               Dan’s Tire                              fix tractor/street                        505.50

3928               C Kimbell                               str/water (Feb & Mar)             200.00

3929               T Crownover                          snow rem                                 429.00

3930               Gr Pl 1-Call                            hot line                                          7.07

3931               Added Touch                         Block                                          33.50

3932               Westover                                salted sand                            1048.23

3933               TR Mart                                  water/snow rem                       105.36

3934               NE PHE Lab                          water test                                   16.00

3935               Heartland Class                    adv                                              17.93

3936               Stutheit Imp                            mower                                    2400.00


Total                                                                                                             13,062.64


            Oelke made a motion to pay March claims, Schomerus seconded, motion carried 5-0.


            Delinquent water & sewer patrons were reviewed. Shut-offs will be sent to: Dale Bailey and Connie Coffey/Jim Bartling.


            Correspondence included a report on the Community Foundation meeting at which Ernie Weyeneth representing the Kimmel Charitable Foundation attended. He implied that money raised to build a roof over the picnic table slab would be matched by his organization 2 for 1. Quotes from Robert Schutz/TruGreen were examined. Board decided to have them spray the park and to make sure that price included spraying underneath the bleachers. Spraying the sewer was put on hold until Clerk can speak to Jeff Vogt. The alley between McWilliams and Fields was also discussed. Crownover said he would grade it and rock it as a temporary fix. Crownover will also work on the alley behind the businesses.


            The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.          






                 Barbara J. Wilhelm, Village Clerk-Treasurer




A complete and current copy of these proceedings is available for inspection at the Village Office during normal business hours.