Hall for the purpose of considering the Rescue Squad’s proposal for replacement of the
secondary rescue unit, as well as addressing other matters brought to the attention of the Council.
Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the special meeting to order with Councilmembers Bob
McCaulley, Melody Falcone, Larry Bauers and Ray Frew answering roll. Absent: None.
Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by posting in three public places in Weeping
Water on May 12, 2005.
Members of the Council reviewed proposals for the purchase of a 2006 Ford Rescue Unit to
replace the city’s secondary rescue unit (a 1990 Ford Type III Collins). A survey of rescue
equipment of local communities and city rescue statistics were also presented for review.
Following considerable discussion a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to
have the existing vehicle professionally inspected to check out the feasibility of making repairs
to improve the suspension system, in lieu of vehicle replacement. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bauers, seconded by Frew to approve purchasing a new Stryker Medical Cot for the
existing secondary unit. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Bauers to approve the proposal of Travl Construction for the
removal of 30 tree stumps on various city properties at a cost of $900.00. Motion carried
Motion by Bauers seconded by Falcone to adopt Resolution No. 05-9, which approves the City’s
support of services provided by the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP). Motion carried
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to pursue the Chamber of Commerce’s support in
sharing the costs of a quarter page ad supporting the community in the Nebraska Life Magazine.
Motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Frew expressed concern over the amount of money that the city spends annually on
street cleaning only to have residents continually blowing grass clippings out into the streets. It
was agreed to include an appropriate message on the next utility billing and pursue as necessary
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Frew to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk