in open and public session at 6:00 p.m. on June 13, 2005 at City Hall. Mayor Howard
Stubbendieck called the meeting to order with Council Members Bob McCaulley, Larry Bauers
and Ray Frew answering roll. Absent: Melody Falcone.
Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the June 9, 2005 edition of
the Plattsmouth Journal.
Minutes of the May 9, and May 17, 2005 meetings were approved as written.
Following the opening and review of bids received for advertised excess city property, a motion
was made by Bauers, seconded by McCaulley to accept the bid of Larry Hraban for the purchase
of Lots 4, 5, and 6 and one-half of the adjacent vacated alley in Block 34, City of Weeping
Water, Cass County, Nebraska, subject to easements and restrictions of record, in the amount of $1,656.00. Motion carried with all members of the Council present voting aye.
Under Open Forum, Lora Markham expressed concerns with vehicles speeding through the alley
near her home at 206 South Elm Street, after which a motion was made by Bauers, seconded by
McCaulley to approve the placement of a “Slow Children Playing” sign and a sign designating
the speed limit in said area at ten miles per hour. Motion carried unanimously.
No Police Report was available, but the Monthly Water/Wastewater Report and the Monthly
Maintenance Report were presented for review. Concern was expressed over the areas of asphalt
milling applications which were not treated appropriately, which will continue to be pursued.
A report of Monthly Health Board Activities resulted in the following: Fletcher/Christian
Church rental, Kerans, and Patterson properties-some progress noted, follow-up letters to be sent for continued efforts toward compliance; Wolfe property-certified letter to be sent regarding
weeds and debris in lawn; letters to be sent to property owners to remove weeds along the
hillside of a portion of Eldora Avenue; pursue completion of clean up of J. Wilson property on S.
Commercial; new areas of concern were addressed and will be assessed prior to the next
meeting. The Clerk advised that she had located a contact number for specific vacant properties
and had informed them of the need to maintain their properties. Motion by Bauers, seconded by
Frew to authorize the city to file continuing special assessments to abate nuisances existing on
the SENAHC and B. Taylor properties, which will allow for regular maintenance on said
properties as needed. Motion carried unanimously. In regard to wrecked vehicles stored on a
truck, a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Frew to pursue notification for removal of
the same, if said vehicles were not removed within the next week. Motion carried unanimously.
Following review of the estimated costs for repairs to 1990 Ford backup Rescue Unit, a motion
was made by McCaulley, seconded by Bauers to proceed with the necessary steering and
undercarriage repairs on said unit with costs for the same estimated at $3,700. It was further
agreed that upon completion of said repairs, to consider pursuit of the suggested spring work, if
necessary. Motion carried unanimously.
Members of the Council were advised of a reimbursement from the Fire Department for unused
funds allocated for Fire School, which amounted to $167.95. Based on the recommendation of
the Fire Department, a motion was made by Frew, seconded by Bauers to approve the
application for membership of Marc Cappen. Motion carried unanimously. It was noted that
Lisa Jorn recently resigned from the Fire Department and the Rescue Squad.
An update on city lake improvements was provided. Pursuing any corrective measures to the
weir structure, as proposed, was tabled for further assessment.
In regard to the upcoming Weeping Water Trail Project, it was noted that the Trail Committee
recommended that the historic bridge be utilized in the project, which met with full council
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Bauers to approve the request of Richard Nichols, d/b/a
Hopkins Tavern for a Special Liquor Permit to operate a beer garden both behind and in front of
his premises for the annual Limestone Days Celebration. Motion carried unanimously.
An estimate for replacement of a portion of the chain link fence at the Ball Park, which was
damaged by throwing balls against the fence, was tabled to allow for additional estimates to be
Members of the Council were provided with updated information regarding Jessica Woolhiser’s
proposal to create a mural on the side of a building in the main business district.
Various other items discussed were budget preparations, Tire Amnesty Days, commencing of the new detailed study of the city’s flood hazard areas, National Incident Management System
certification requirements, and monthly correspondence.
The City Attorney provided the following information: recommendations regarding the July 1st
effective date of the Nebraska Energy Code, with action being tabled; advised of the need to
prepare a Resolution stipulating guide lines for the Sales Tax Committee in designating use of
sales tax revenue; advised of the need for an ordinance prohibiting the parking of vehicles
containing hazardous materials in the city limits; and advised that current city regulations
provide for enforcement of abandoned/dilapidated houses.
Motion by Frew, seconded by McCaulley to revise the existing allocation for the Rescue Sinking
Fund from $40 per each service call paid in full to 20% of the net income from service calls and
authorize the City Attorney to prepare a Resolution reflecting the same to be approved at the July
meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Building Permits approved during the month included: Misc. Permits: United Church of Christ- accessory building; Robert Schreiner-accessory building addition.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Bauers to accept the following claims: Salaries-6706.05; Bond
Anticipation payoff-300216.66; Farmers & Merchants Bank, whlg, s/c-1789.59; Cass County
Refuse, reimb-8576.50; PeopleService, prof-10110.00; Travl Construction-maint-900.00; Nebr.
Dept. of Revenue, whlg, sales tax-1529.79; Ameritas, emp ben-577.42; Aquila, util-301.75;
OPPD, ut8il-2666.14; Alltel, util-622.44; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-1064.42; United
Healthcare, ins-1053.98; Capital City Roll-Offs, clean-up day maint-1445.19; Great Plains One
Call, serv-3.00; Nebr. Rural Water Dist., dues-150.00; Post Office, pstg-158.00; Ump Fees: Bob
Lawrence-240.00, Kelli Eidenmiller-40.00, Erin Hammons-200.00, Brian Lawrence-240.00,
Kristin Patterson-80.00, Amanda Adkins-20.00; Lofte Theatre, equip-300.00; The Journal, publ-
260.88; WW Public School-liq lic trans-350.00; Display Sales, sup-837.00; GovDocs.Com, sup-
19.99; Keckler Oil Co., fuel, rep-278.12; Nielsen Fertilizer, maint-50.00; Meeske Auto Parts,
rep-1.49; Barco Products, signs-44.46; Cass County Sheriff, law enf cont-2711.80; Accumed,
ALS reimb-275.00; Linweld, sup-60.60; Shaffer Communications, equip-499.40; Aqua Chem,
sup-628.4l; Superior Spa & Pool, sup-104.18; Direct Safety Co., sup-194.27; Kiefer &
Associates, sup-40.19; Coca Cola Co., sup-190.00; Farmers National Co., lake imp-4529.54;
Bob McCaulley, mlg, misc-65.00; Todd Valley Farms, maint-184.00; Plattsmouth Ready Mix,
sup-367.22; Collegiate Pacific, equip-623.18; Willow Lake Fish Hatchery, maint-1150.00;
Dokter Trucking, serv-570.00; Keckler Bottle Garden, sup-25.98; Frenzel Trenching, rep/maint-
3480.00; Lou’s Sporting Goods, equip-698.24; R & R Wilson Welding, imp-1082.50; Ingram
Library System, bks-457.57; Andrew Murphy, reimb, maint-14.87; Reminisce, bks-14.98;
Country Home, bks-21.97; Alliance Medical, sup-144.02; Bickford Electric, rep, maint-1768.85;
EMS Billing, reimb-720.18; WW Express Lane, fuel, sup-410.61; J. Donham, animal cont-
85.92; Miller-Monroe-Farrell, ins-2357.00; Asphalt Maintenance Inc., imp, rep-11500.00;
Nebraska Sports, equip-7.48; Randall Hansen, reimb lib equip-663.80; Redfield & Co., off sup-
63.43; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-2919.68; Sheri Stubbendieck, reimb sup-17.00; Chamber of
Commerce, mtg-6.00; Anderson Ford, rep-1409.30. Motion carried with all members of the
council present voting aye. Abstain: McCaulley, due to conflict of interest.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Frew to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk