in open and public session at 6:10 p.m. on July 11, 2005 at City Hall. Mayor Howard
Stubbendieck called the meeting to order with Council Members Bob McCaulley, Melody
Falcone and Ray Frew answering roll. Absent: Larry Bauers.
Notice of the meting was given in advance thereof by publication in the July 7, 2005 edition of
the Plattsmouth Journal.
Minutes of the June 13, 2005 were approved as written.
The Monthly Police Activity Reports for May and June were presented for council review,
noting that 178 hours were patrolled in May and 180 hours were patrolled in June.
Bruce Sorensen presented the Monthly Water/Wastewater Report and Robby Bauers provided
the Monthly Maintenance Report.
The City Attorney was advised to pursue the services of Norm Patzel for proper completion of
Upon review of information received from the Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness
regarding grant funding available for mosquito and vector control, it was agreed by the council to
pursue the application process for said funds.
The Monthly Health Board Report resulted in the following actions: City Attorney agreed to
send letters to specific residents who need to clean up debris, remove vehicles, and/or mow
weeds on their property; upon review of S. Patterson’s wildflower habitat proposal, it was agreed
to advise by means of a letter that said proposal would be allowed on a trail basis to see the
seasonal output, as long as the ledge along the property frontage was adequately maintained;
formal legal abatement procedures to be pursued on the properties of J. Wilson, G. Kerans, R.
Wolfe; pursue contempt of court process on W. Meisinger; discussed lack of response from the
railroad to keep trees adequately trimmed along Garfield Street; discussed awareness of proper
animal licensing requirements to residents offering free kittens. Other areas of concern which
were addressed will be assessed prior to the August meeting.
Wayne Rupp addressed the Council in regard to a Community Foundation Proposal. Following
a lengthy discussion, the City Attorney agreed to review said information presented and provide
legal counsel at the August meeting.
An update on completion of the City Lakes Improvements Project included: options to alleviate
seeping problems of the wetland (weir gate) structure, awaiting contractor to complete leveling
and re-seeding of sediment disposal area, and request the Lake Board’s proposal for fishing
regulations to be incorporated into the Lake Management Plan, which is yet to be completed by
Action on approving any engineering proposal for the City Trail Project was tabled for further
Motion by Falcone, seconded by McCaulley to adopt Resolution No. 05-10, which establishes
guidelines for a designated committee to make recommendations to the City Council for the use
of sales tax revenue. Motion carried unanimously. Members of the Council were advised that
notice was received from the Nebraska Department of Revenue advising of a processing error
affecting the sales and use tax reimbursement received for the month of April, which results in
an additional $830.8l to be reimbursed.
An Ordinance proposed to prohibit the parking of vehicles in the city limits that are transporting
hazardous material was tabled for further review.
It was noted that seven new rock camper pads and six additional electrical pedestals were
installed at the City Lake Camping Area. Due to recent problems in collecting camping fees for
spaces occupied during the Limestone Day Celebration, a motion was made by McCaulley,
seconded by Falcone to appoint John Bauers as “Camp Host” to collect camp fees that are not
paid in advance at City Hall in exchange for free camping privileges. Motion carried
The suggestion was made to request the Fire Department’s assistance in washing down the
streets and sidewalks of the “downtown business district” following the Limestone Day
activities, which will be pursued.
Due to concerns expressed, clarification was issued that City Council approval must be obtained
prior to closing a street for a particular event.
Motion by Frew, seconded by McCaulley to approve renewal of SENDD membership,
authorizing payment of dues for the same in the amount of $924, but to deny support of the
SENDD Housing Activities. Motion carried unanimously.
Discussion was held regarding budget concerns and projections for the ensuing fiscal year.
Motion by Falcone seconded by Frew to authorize Robby Bauers to assess the condition of
picnic tables available at the former Thorenhaven property and determine how many frames
were worth the quoted $35 fee. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Falcone, seconded by McCaulley to accept the following claims: Salaries-12,119.59;
Alltel, util-767.37; Aquila, util-197.46; OPPD, util-3,383.14; Ameritas, emp ben-575.02;
Farmers & Merchants Bank, whlg, s/c-2,869.10; Nebraska Department of Revenue, whlg, sls
tax-1373.76; Svoboda & Chebatoris,prof-300.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-8,505.50;
PeopleService, prof-10,110.00; United Healthcare, ins-1,053.98; Umpire Fees: Brenda Dieter-
40.00, Erin Hammons-40.00, Miles Weber-20.00, Kristin Patterson-200.00, Bob Lawrence-
140.00, Brian Lawrence-320.00, Joey Wipf-60.00; NSVFA, dues-182.00, Keckler Oil, fuel,pstg-
347.08; Great Plains One Call, serv-4.83; Post Office, pstg-74.00; Nebr. U.C. Fund, unemp-
53.59; Julie Donham, animal cont-70.00; K. Gerdes, sup reimb-48.09; Business Forms
& Accounting, off sup-119.17; NASB, prof-38.50; Reliable, off sup-290.44; The Journal, publ-
181.52; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-1,046.96; Hoss’s Lawn Care, maint-235.00; National
Paper Co., maint-110.00; Mogensen Garage, rep-693.33; Meeske Auto Parts, rep-9.09; Cass
County Sheriff, prof-2,7ll.80; EMS Billing Service, reimb-130.01; Alliance Medical, sup-48.32;
WW Express Lane, fuel, sup-525.82; Coca Cola Co., sup-209.00; Kiefer & Assoc., sup-55.02;
Aqua Chem Inc., sup-299.31; Quality Fence, maint-155.00; Bimms, ball sup-763.66; Jacobson
Helgoth, prof-655.83; Nielsen Fertilizer, maint-35.00; L. Sorensen Trucking, serv-174.81;
Bickford Electric, elec imp-3,377.71; Frenzel Trenching, cap imp-500.00; Willow Lake Fish
Hatchery, maint-1,030.00; Rachel Mason, rmb ball equip-394.80; Johnny On The Spot, maint-
393.84; Martin Marietta, cap imp sup-2,880.42; Husker Chem Sales, maint-952.00; Lawn Order,
rep-411.00; Lou’s Sporting Goods, ball equip-115.65; Ingram Library System, bks-525.82; J.
Aronson, mlg, mtg-94.77; Rest Room World, sup-1,226.28; C. Cook, mlg-61.56; Anderson Ford,
rep-3,775.23. Motion carried unanimously.
Due to complaints received and the high costs of maintenance, the Council agreed that the
pressure washers should be strictly used for city vehicles and not for personal use.
Members of the Council were reminded of the Open House to be held at the Library on July 19,
2005 from 6-8 p.m., in honor of Beth Beard, who is moving to Lincoln.
Correspondence received, Library Board minutes, Housing Board minutes and newsletter were
presented to the Council for review.
Motion by Frew, second by McCaulley to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk