Mayor Howard Stubbendieck opened the public hearing regarding applications for small tract subdivisions requested by Harold Wade and Charles and JoAnn Miller at 5:50 p.m., on May 10, 2004 at City Hall. Council members answering roll were Melody Falcone, Larry Bauers, and Ray Frew. Absent: Bob McCaulley.
Notice of the public hearing and the City Council
meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the April 29,
2004 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.
Following review of the information presented and the Planning Board's
recommendation regarding the small tract subdivision applications of
Harold Wade and Charles and Joann Miller, the public hearing was closed
and the regular monthly meeting was opened with all members of the
Council except McCaulley answering roll.
Minutes of the April 12, 2004 meeting were approved as written.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Bauers to adopt Resolution No. 04-7, which
approves an administrative subdivision of the North 1/2 of Lots 5 &
6, and all of Lots 7 & 8, Block 84, Original Town, City of Weeping
Water, located in the SE1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 2-T10N-R11E of the
6th P.M., Cass County, Nebraska, requested by Harold Wade. Motion
carried with Falcone, Bauers and Frew voting aye. Nays: None.
Motion by Bauers, seconded by Falcone to adopt Resolution No. 04-8,
which approves an administrative subdivision of Lots 5 & 6, and the
South 4 feet of Lot 7, Block 8, Carter's Addition to the City of
Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska, requested by Charles and JoAnn
Miller. Motion carried with Falcone, Bauers and Frew voting aye. Nays:
Motion by Falcone, seconded by Bauers to approve a waiver of the Rescue
Squad By-Laws regarding residency requirements to allow Lisa Cerveny, a
new resident who has been a driver for the Syracuse Rescue Squad, to
join the Weeping Water Rescue Squad Ride-a-long Program. Motion carried
with all members of the council present voting aye.
The Monthly Police Activity Report was presented, in which it was noted
that 173 hours were patrolled during the month with 29 calls of
service. Concern was expressed by a member of the council regarding the
County Sheriff's Department's policy in handling proper notification to
a community when a sex offender moves into the area.
The Monthly Water/Wastewater Report and Monthly Maintenance Report were presented for council review.
Councilman Bob McCaulley entered the meeting at 6:15 p.m.
In regard to Monthly Health Board concerns, the following actions were
noted: M. Tittsworth-agreed to complete necessary measures toward
compliance by May 14, to avoid any court action; J. Wilson-pending, as
continual progress has been made; letters sent regarding property
conditions, animals, and/or vehicles- compliance met by Nickels'
tenants, Karnish, Stawniak, and Krier. The City Attorney will proceed
with the abatement process for Welander and Hickey, due to no response.
The Mayor noted that he had been contacted by W. Meisinger advising
that four vehicles had been moved and hoped to have other vehicles
relocated prior to the next meeting. The City Attorney recommended, to
which the council agreed, that a Notice of Non-Compliance be served on
Mr. Meisinger to assure compliance within the month. After considerable
discussion with Beverly Taylor regarding conditions of her property, it
was mutually agreed that Ms. Taylor would compensate the city at a
reasonable rate for hauling the brush that she will cut from her
property. Other areas of concern were addressed, for which the Clerk
was advised to send appropriate letters.
Ben Day of Olsson Associates updated the Council on the completion of
the swimming pool improvements, noting that the final inspection was
approved by the State Health Department. It was also noted that the
pool has been painted and filled and is ready for operation.
Following an overview of the recent bid opening for the Downtown
Revitalization Project, a motion was made by Bauers, seconded by
McCaulley to approve the low bid of M.E. Collins for the base bid price
of $508,8l4.00 and that Bid Alternate "A", allowing for a $1,000 credit
for extending the construction period, not be awarded, as recommended
by the City Engineer. Motion carried with all members of the council
voting aye. It was noted that construction would commence shortly after
Motion by Bauers, seconded by Frew to approve Drawdown #6, requesting
$2,381.00 in CDBG funds for engineering and administration fees, with
the city match being $2,403.36. Motion carried with all members of the
Council voting aye.
The Council agreed to seek proposals and costs for improving the city's
vacant lots across from City Hall, as interest has been expressed by a
citizen to assist in funding the same.
The application of Dan Welander to join the Fire Department was tabled for further review.
The following Ordinance was presented: ORDINANCE NO. 538
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA AMENDING ORDINANCE
NO. 509, OF THE WEEPING WATER MUNICIPAL CODE, TO ADOPT REVISIONS
REGARDING MAXIMUM SIZE AND HEIGHT OF ACCESSORY BUILDINGS, TO ADOPT
REVISIONS REGARDING THE MINIMUM LOT SIZE IN THE RURAL RESIDENTIAL
ZONING DISTRICT, TO REPLACE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENTS WITH
RESIDENTIAL/MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT ZONING DISTRICT, TO ADOPT REVISIONS
ADDING SPECIFICATIONS FOR DRIVEWAY CONSTRUCTION, AND SIDEWALK PLACEMENT
AND DESIGN, TO ADOPT REVISIONS REGARDING GROUND SIGN PROVISIONS AND TO
ADD PROVISIONS REGARDING ADULT ENTERTAINMENT, TO PROVIDE FOR THE REPEAL
OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES OR SECTIONS AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE. Motion by Frew, seconded by Falcone that the statutory rules be
suspended so that Ordinance No. 538 might be introduced, read by title
and adopted. Motion carried with McCaulley, Falcone, Bauers and Frew
voting aye. Said Ordinance will be posted in the manner provided by
law, with a true, correct and complete copy of the Ordinance being on
file in the City Clerk’s Office.
Motion by Falcone seconded by Bauers to approve the request of Hopkins
Tavern to operate a beer garden in front on their premises during
Limestone Days on June 26, 2004 and to operate a beer garden behind
their premises for the July 10, 2004 fishing tournament, subject to the
owner’s compliance with all state regulations. Motion carried with
Falcone, McCaulley and Bauers voting aye. Nays: Frew.
Building Permits activity during the month included the following: Bergmann-new house; Misc. permit: Fleming-fence.
Various other items addressed included: city-wide street sweeping to
commence within the week, weather permitting, with the Clerk being
advised to post notice of the same to seek cooperation in removing
vehicles from the streets as they are being cleaned; Life Line
Screening to be held at the Community Building from 9a.m.to 5 p.m. on
May 24, 2004; copies of the monthly Animal Control Report, Housing
Board minutes, Housing Authority newsletter and Library Board minutes
were available for review; paper trailer restrictions regarding plastic
and paper bags; and continued pursuit of a proposed Economic
Motion by Falcone, seconded by McCaulley to accept the following
claims: Salaries-6355.57; All Seasons Pool & Spa, cap imp-2533.33;
Stephens & Smith, cap imp-31491.13; Alltel, util-532.74; Ameritas,
emp ben-550.49; Aquila, util-663.45; Farmers & Merchants Bank,
whlg-1737.27; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, whlg sls tx-1724.83; OPPD,
util-2494.20; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-1008.39; The Travelers,
ins-3252.00; United Healthcare, ins-882.99; Weeping Water Stoneworks,
cap imp-6,500.00; PeopleService, cont fee-9816.00; Cass County Refuse,
reimb-8225.43; Water Bond payment-18490.00; CDBG Matching
funds-8517.02; Quik Dump, maint-771.15; Miller Monroe Co., ins-4780.50;
Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-782.67; The Journal, publ-425.97; WW Express
Lane, fuel-186.69; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-6.00; L. Bauers, mlg-25.88;
WW Fire Dept., schooling-829.70; Cass County Sheriff, prof-2711.80;
Linweld, sup-25.65; Hartman’s Foods, maint-159.47; Mobile
Communication, maint-40.00; Alliance Medical, sup-77.01; Fireguard,
sup-46.75; Concrete Industries, cap imp-432.00; Olsson Associates,
prof-1861.98; Aqua Chem, sup-236.90; Frenzel Trenching, maint-316.50;
NOGG, sup-106.55; Nielsen Fertilizer, sup-191.50; Murray Bldg &
Supply, sup-260.37; Hoss’s Lawn Care, maint-870.00; Kep Harding,
sup-707.62; Ingram Library, bks-176.19; J. Aronson, mlg-53.25; C.
Roninson, maint;30.00; Bickford Electric, maint-224.30; EMS Billing,
reimb-591.83; City of Papillion, resc reimb-255.17; Great Plains One
Call, serv-7.83; A. Carr, maint-330.00; Keckler Oil Co., fuel-215.92;
Plattsmouth Ready Mix, cap imp-483.00; Snow Dog Printing, off
sup-86.79; Municipal Supply, sup-657.53. Motion carried with McCaulley,
Falcone and Frew voting aye. Abstain: Bauers, due to conflict of
Motion by Falcone, seconded by Bauers to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
Kay Gerdes, City Clerk