Improvement Plan at 5:45 p.m. on February 14, 2005 at City Hall. Councilmembers answering
roll were Bob McCaulley, Larry Bauers and Ray Frew. Absent: Melody Falcone.
Notice of the hearing was given in advance thereof by publication in the January 27, 2005
edition of the Plattsmouth Journal as well as being posted in three public places in the City on
Ben Day of Olsson Associates briefly reviewed the city’s proposed One and Six Year Street
Improvement Plan for the ensuing year, which included projects on Eldora Avenue, “F” and Elm
Street intersection, “H” Street, Walnut Circle, Clinton Street and “P” Street, as well as general
maintenance. It was noted that projects listed in the 2004 plan which were completed included
the renovation of the three block area of the Business District on Eldora Avenue and general
maintenance. There being no public objection to the proposal presented, the public hearing was
closed and the regular meeting was opened with all members of the Council except Falcone
Notice of the regular monthly meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the
February 10, 2005 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.
Minutes of the January 10, 2005 meeting were approved as written.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Bauers to adopt Resolution No. 05-2, which approves the
2005 One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan as proposed. Motion carried with all members
of the council present voting aye.
Ben Day advised members of the council that the warranty on the swimming pool improvements
expires on April 7, 2005 and recommended that an assessment be made to see if any warranty
items need corrected prior to said date. Other items discussed with Mr. Day included the settling
of concrete in front of the Fire Barn and the water damage claim of Farmers & Merchants Bank,
both of which were tabled for further review.
Melanie Capps addressed the council in regard to health board compliance issues and was
commended for cleaning up her property satisfactorily.
Copies of the Monthly Police Activity Report were distributed for review, as no representative
from the Sheriff’s Department was in attendance.
The Monthly Water/Wastewater Report was presented by Bruce Sorensen and the Monthly
Maintenance Report was presented by Rob Bauers.
Motion by Bauers, seconded by McCaulley to accept the bid of Stubbendick Implement
Company for the purchase of a post hole digger with a 6 inch and 12 inch auger bit at a cost not
to exceed $l,700.00. Motion carried with all members of the council present voting aye.
Randy Hansen presented the annual report of the Weeping Water Public Library advising of
current statistics and accomplishments and outlining future goals.
The Monthly Health Board Report resulted in the following: The City Attorney advised that he
will file an Answer to the Thomas negligence suit. Legal action is currently pending on the
Meisinger and Hickey properties. Notice to be sent to owner of property at 309 West Eldora
Avenue regarding conditions of property. Action pending on the Taylor and SENAHC properties
until weather permits.
Discussion was held regarding parking limitations on city streets during inclement weather
conditions, consideration of limiting the number of vehicles parked on private property and
consideration of a revised parking fine schedule, with all being tabled for further review.
Motion by Frew seconded by McCaulley to adopt Resolution No. 05-3, which increases the daily
board fee for dogs and cats impounded to $20.00 per day. Motion carried with McCaulley and
Frew voting aye. Nays: Bauers. Motion by Bauers seconded by McCaulley to continue contract
negotiations with the Animal Control Officer and to approve reimbursement to said officer of
state fees required for providing an animal control facility. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bauers seconded by Frew to approve the claim of B & R Wallrock in the amount of
$2,058 for work performed in conjunction with the city lake renovations. Motion carried
unanimously. Action was tabled on the additional claim received from said vendor for charges
involved with North Commercial Street, to allow for further clarification.
Members of the Council were advised that alternative measures are being evaluated in seeking a
remedy for seepage of the weir structure, which was a part of the city lake renovations. Due to
uncertainty of costs for the same, it was agreed that the landscape proposal received for bank
stabilization of the lakes be tabled for further review.
Motion by Bauers seconded by McCaulley to adopt Resolution No. 05-4, which resolves that the
City of Weeping Water is the owner of record of Lots 4, 5, and 6 in Block 34, in the City of
Weeping Water and that the special assessments over said real estate are null and void and
should be removed from the Cass County Treasurer’s records. Motion carried unanimously.
Following discussion of problems with paper recycling trailer, it was agreed by the council to
personally notify local paper carriers of the problems incurred and to post notices at the trailer
site advising that continued problems with people scattering newspaper, Kleenex, school papers
and plastic bags could result in the city discontinuing the privilege of providing a source for
disposal of recyclable paper.
In regard to the Weeping Water Trail, the following documents were presented for review with
action being tabled for further review and clarification: Resolution No. 05-5, authorizing the city
to enter into an Agreement with the Nebraska Department of Roads, the Agreement between the
city and the Nebraska Department of Roads, and a Task Order from Jacobson Helgoth
Consultants for design and construction of the Weeping Water Trail.
Motion by Bauers seconded by McCaulley to approve the new state mileage rate of 40.5 cents
per mile. Motion carried unanimously.
A letter received requesting that the City Council ban smoking at specific public entities was
presented for consideration, with action being tabled by the Council pending the results of new
state legislation. Various other correspondence was presented for review and discussion.
Parking concerns around the school during school events was discussed with no action taken.
Motion by McCaulley seconded by Bauers to accept the following claims:
Salaries-5987.62; Pruss Excavation, cap imp.-33497.43; Alltel, util-613.13; Ameritas, emp ben-
567.21; Aquila, util-1561.97; Ball Insurance, ins-1950.00; Farmers & Merchants Bank, whlg-
1645.81; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, sales tx, whlg-2242.06; NSVFA, dues-164.00; OPPD, util-
2541.45; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300.00; United Healthcare, ins-1053.98; PeopleService,
prof-10110.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-7000.00; Post Office, pstg-84.00; The Journal, publ,
subsc-313.03; Murray Bldg & Supply, maint-243.93; Meeske Auto Parts, maint-77.47; Keckler
Oil Co., fuel, rep, pstg mtr-704.49; WW Express Lane, fuel-231.65; A&S Concrete, sup-
1371.44; Meeske Hardware, maint-1724.14; Cass County Sheriff, prof-2711.80; EMS Billing,
reimb-953.28; Dale Nielsen Inc., rep-464.52; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-6.00; Jacobson
Helgoth, prof-1255.88; Martin Marietta, sup-837.35; Ingram Library System, bks-491.86; Glass
Doctor, rep-221.07; Southeast Com. College, resc. trng-102.00; Snow Dog Printing, off sup-
231.65; B&R Wallrock, cap imp-2058.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bauers seconded by Frew to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously
Kay Gerdes, City Clerk Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor