Weeping Water Nebraska
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: None.

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 Limestone Days.

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 Development Plan.

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 interest.

Motion by Falcone, seconded by Bauers to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

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Kay Gerdes, City Clerk                       Howard Stubbendieck