The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Weeping Water was convened
in open and public session at 6:00 p.m. on January 9, 2006 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 January 5, 2006 edition
of the Plattsmouth Journal.
Minutes of the December 12, 2005 minutes were approved as written.
The Monthly Police Activity Report was presented for Council review noting that 197 hours
were patrolled during the month with 47 calls of service, 16 warnings and 6 citations being
issued. Unsafe archery practice in the city limits was discussed, with the City Attorney advising
that citations could be issued for the same. It was noted that the council is considering having all
archery targets removed from the city limits if the situation doesn’t improve. Members of the
council expressed their displeasure with the County Commissioners’ proposal to pursue a county sales tax suggested for safety purposes to increase law enforcement protection, since the City of Weeping Water has paid an extra contracted law enforcement fee for several years.
The City Attorney provided an overview of previously addressed Health Board issues, which
will continue to be pursued. The Council discussed the pursuit of an ordinance which would
limit the number of registered vehicles per household and possible revisions to the Health Board,
which will continue to be pursued. Willie Meisinger was present to discuss options toward
compliance of issues at large.
Following discussion of the proposed One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan, it was agreed
to maintain the existing projects that have not yet been completed, and to add a portion of East
Eldora Avenue to be milled and resurfaced. The public hearing for the proposed One and Six
Year Street Improvement Plan was set for Monday February 13, 2006 at 5:45 p.m.
Motion by Frew, seconded by McCaulley to approve cost sharing one third of the total costs of
approximately $3200 for a 4500# Cascade System with the Fire Department and the Rural Fire
Board, pending Rural Fire Board approval. Motion carried unanimously.
It was noted that Dan Welander and Tom McCormick are no longer on the Fire Department
In regard to storage of firemen gear, the City Council maintained the policy that all gear be
stored in the Fire Barn, rather than in personal vehicles.
Following review of bids received for the 1979 Ford Econoline Cutaway Van, which had been
declared as excess city property, a motion was made by Frew seconded by Miller to accept the
high bid of Robert W. Bauers in the amount of $50l.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Copies of the Monthly Maintenance Report and the Monthly Water/Wastewater Report were
distributed for council review. Following discussion of a concern with a residential sewer line, a
motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to authorize Rob Bauers to oversee the
appropriate repairs for the repair of the Steinhauser sewer line according to Municipal Code
Section 3-908. Motion carried unanimously.
An update of the tree assessment was provided, noting that all but about eight of the residents
notified had either complied with regulations or had made contact with the City regarding their
intent to comply with regulations. Those not yet in compliance will be pursued as weather
The Project Status Report with an updated Project Schedule for the City Trail Project was
presented for Council review.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to appoint Ray Frew as Liaison for the Local
Emergency Operation Plan. Motion carried with McCaulley, Falcone and Miller voting. Aye.
Nays: None. Abstain: Frew.
Motion by Falcone seconded by Miller to approve the City of Weeping Water National Incident
Management System (NIMS) Implementation Plan as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Discussion was held regarding annexation of a portion of Martin Marietta property, with action
being tabled for further review.
It was noted that the City received $12,000 from the Day Trust Fund to assist with costs of
constructing a pedestrian bridge across the city lake.
Establishment of a Strategic Planning Committee to assist in planning for community needs and
development was again discussed and will continue to be pursued.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to approve the new state recommended mileage rate of 44.5 cents per mile. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Falcone, seconded by McCaulley to deny the proposal of Baburek Metal Preserving
Company to power wash the exterior of the city water storage reservoir in the amount of $5,500.
Motion carried unanimously.
Various other items discussed included the upcoming Mid Winter Conference, updated air
quality regulations, a summarization of the recent meeting with OPPD officials, the upcoming
Golden Anniversary celebration of Olsson Associates, the Weeping Water Lake Management
Plan and Water Quality Monitoring Plan, and Community Building maintenance.
It was noted that Steve Oliver has agreed to serve on the Planning Board, replacing John
Wessels, whose term expired, and that Chad Heath and Ron Hermann have agreed to serve on
the Ball team Committee, all of which met with full council approval.
A copy of the Weeping Water Housing Authority minutes and correspondence received was
presented for council review.
Motion by Falcone, seconded by Miller to accept the following claims: Salaries-6615.89;
Farmers & Merchants Bank, whlg-1892.31; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, whlg, sls tx-1118.65; Cass
County Refuse, reimb-8334.25; PeopleService, prof-10434.00; Alltel, util-598.84; Aquila, util-
1114.39; OPPD, util-2615.33; Ameritas, emp ben-636.50; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-1139.52;
Keckler Oil Co., pstg, fuel-274.77; Dean Henley, maint-60.00; EMS Billing, reimb-408.05; Jan
Aronson, maint-30.00; United Healthcare, ins-1268.17; Post Office, pstg-42.00; Nebr. U.C.
Fund, unemp-13.97; Miller Monroe Farrell, ins-242.00; Business Forms & Accounting, off sup-
82.95; The Journal, publ-219.36; Snow Dog Printing, off sup-142.71; General Fire & Safety,
maint-388.75; WW Express Lane, fuel-351.80; L. Sorensen Trucking, maint-167.08; Meeske
Auto Parts, rep/maint-98.76; Dale P. Nielsen, Inc., rep-194.20; Martin Marietta Aggregates,
maint-106.60; Chad Spangler, rep-150.00; A & S Concrete Recycling, sup-1065.60; Justin
Backhaus, reimb-770.68; Steve Meyer, reimb-203.03; Shaffer Communications, rep-44.25; Cass
County Sheriff, prof-2711.80; Midwest Vehicle Professionals, rep-86.15; Jacobson Helgoth,
prof-6379.35; Dokter Trucking, serv-690.00; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-123.13; Ingram Library
Service, bks-57.86; Seventeen, bks-12.00; R&S Heating, rep-445.00; Chamber of Commerce,
mtg-12.00; Jerry Markham, fire sec’y comp-36.00; Meeske Ace Hardware, rep/maint-998.73;
FireGuard, sup-75.00; Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk