in open and public session at 6:00 p.m. on December 12, 2005 at City Hall. Mayor Howard
Stubbendieck called the meeting to order with Council Members Bob McCaulley, Melody
Falcone, Mitch Miller and Ray Frew answering roll. Absent: None.
Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the December 8, 2005
edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.
Minutes of the November 14, 2005 meeting were approved as written.
Under Open Forum, Rich Nichols addressed the Council in regard to Health Board concerns. He
advised that he is willing to work with the Council in regard to specific issues and requested that
an open line of communication be maintained for future issues.
The liquor license proposal of Kris Houston, for off sale wine, beer and spirits, which was
approved by the County Commissioners, was discussed and approved by all members of the
The Monthly Police Activity Report was presented, in which it was noted that 187 hours were
patrolled during the month, with 22 calls of services, 4 citations and 11 warnings being issued. It
was noted that several vehicles in violation of city parking regulations were recently red tagged
and will continue to be pursued. Dave Lampbrecht also provided an assessment of several
unregistered vehicles on private property.
A review of Monthly Health Board Activity result ed in the following: City Attorney to request
court order to have Meisinger vehicles removed at owner’s cost; discussed response from Union
Pacific Railroad in regard to overhanging branches along Garfield Street; updated assessments
provided on previously addressed Health Board issues, letters of request sent out in regard to
trimming of trees, and unauthorized building activity.
Copies of the Monthly Water/Wastewater Report were distributed for council review in the
absence of Bruce Sorensen.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew to approve the purchase of a snow blower from Meeske
Hardware at a cost of $649.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to approve the Letter Agreement between the City
of Weeping Water and Olsson Associates and Exhibit “A” Attachment to said Letter Agreement,
which authorizes Olsson Associates to provide professional engineering services for the City.
Motion carried unanimously.
Action on approval of the NIMS Implementation Plan was tabled, due to recently updated
training requirements, which need to be incorporated into the Implementation Plan.
It was noted that authorized representatives of the Fire Department pursued the purchase of the
1989 GMC 7000 Walk-In Unit, to be used as a Fire Equipment Van, at the negotiated price of
$43,000. The Clerk noted that $5000 was applied as a down payment for the same, with the
balance being financed in monthly installments for a period of five years.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller to approve the ne wly elected officers for the Fire
Department, which included the following: Fire Chief-Aaron Eckley, 1st Assistant Chief-Rex
Schreiner, 2nd Assistant Chief-Daryl Ervin, President-Kurt Powles, Vice President-Scott
Schreiner, Training Officer-Justin Backhaus, Secretary/Treasurer-Jerry Markham. Motion
carried unanimously. It was noted that William Cover recently transferred from active service to
retired service with the Fire Department in accordance with the Department Bylaws.
Upon review of a letter from Terry Meier at SENDD regarding community needs, it was agreed
that the Mayor seek committee members to serve on a Strategic Planning Committee for
The Clerk agreed to pursue the scheduling of an informal meeting with OPPD officials to discuss
A Service Agreement from Cass County Implement, Inc., for maintenance of city lawn and
garden equipment, was presented for council review with action on the same being denied.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to adopt Resolution No.05-14, which declares the
1979 Ford Equipment Van as surplus property and authorizes advertisement of bids for the sale
of the same. Motion carried unanimously.
Discussion of a proposal from Dale Nielsen to sell his property along the Weeping Water Creek
between Randolph and South East Street to the city was discussed, with action tabled for further
review and negotiation.
Correspondence received was presented for council review, which included: notice of a Galaxy
Cablevision rate increase in January of 2006, an invitation to the Eagle Scout Court of Honor,
and copies of the Library Board and Housing Board minutes.
As part of the annual reorganization meeting, the Mayor recommended the following
appointments and standing committees for the ensuing year, which met with full council
approval: Maintenance Supt.-Robert W. Bauers Jr., City Clerk/Treasurer-Kay Gerdes; City
Attorney-Firm of Svoboda & Chebatoris; City Engineer-Firm of Olsson Associates;
Water/Sewer Maintenance-contracted through PeopleService; Law Enforcement-contracted
through the Cass County Sheriff’s Department; Mayor-Howard Stubbendieck, City Council-
Robert McCaulley, Melody Falcone, Mitch Miller and Ray Frew, Council President-Ray Frew;
Water/Sewer Committee-Melody Falcone & Robert McCaulley; Streets/Alley Committee-Ray
Frew and Mitch Miller; Finance Committee-Mayor, Clerk & all Council Members. A review of
the list of City Boards and Commissions was made, in which it was noted that the following have
agreed to term reappointments: Pool Board-Linda Fleming and Bob McCaulley; Planning
Board-Marty Rupp; Housing Authority Board-Cora Yard; Communications Board-Bruce
Sorensen, Jean Thomassen, and Wesley Redden. Aaron Eckley to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Earnest West on the Communications Board. Vacancies remaining on the
Planning Board and the Ball Team Committee will be pursued prior to the January meeting.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller to approve the proposal for lawn care services around the
gazebo for the ensuing year at a cost of $193.84. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Falcone to approve the following claims: Salaries-5976.62; Alltel,
util-645.50; Ameritas, emp ben-586.51; Aquila, util-301.88; OPPD, util-1526.77; Farmers &
Merchants Bank, whlg, s/c-1658.19; Post Office, pstg-74.00; Nebr. Dept. Revenue, sls tx, whlg-
1655.17; Cass County Refuse, reimb-7000.00; Reuse Loan-35,000.00; PeopleService, prof-
10434.00; Fire Equipment pmt-5000.00; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-636.00; Bond Interest-
5831.97; United Healthcare, ins-1268.17; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-325.32; J. Donham,
animal cont-203.06; American Legal Publishing, prof-257.00; JP Cooke Co., sup-48.15;
Reliable, off sup-240.58; The Journal, publ-20.20; SE Nebr. Tourism, dues-25.00; IIMC, dues-
100.00; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-6.00; WW Express Lane, fuel-284.96; Meeske Auto Parts,
rep-231.07; Keckler Oil Co., fuel, rep-1256.50; A & S Concrete Recycling, sup-936.30; Frenzel
Trenching, imp-425.00; Sign & Screen Design, signs-124.91; Fremont National Bank, prof-
450.00; Ball Insurance Co., ins-1755.00; W.S. Darley & Co., sup-433.30; Cass County Sheriff,
prof-2711.80; SE Community College, trng-554.42; Alliance Medical, sup-123.57; Lawn Order,
maint-203.00; Prime Time Sporting Goods, sup-559.00; Ingram Library System, bks-68.19;
Baker & Taylor Books, bks-220.30; Micro Marketing, bks-12.90; WW Public Library, sup
reimb-210.00; Good Housekeeping, bks-21.97; Concrete Industries, imp-350.26; K. Gerdes, pstg
rmb-13.65; Pruss Excavation, cap imp-800.00; Linweld, sup-32.80. Motion carried
Motion by Falcone, seconded by McCaulley to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk