convened in open and public session at 5:45 p.m. on February 13, 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 Februa ry 2, 2006
edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.
Minutes of the January 9, 2006 meeting were approved as written.
Upon review of the proposed revision to the 2005 Street Improvement Plan to move a specific
project from the Six Year Plan to the One Year Pla n for completion in 2005, a motion was made
by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to adopt Resolution No. 06-1, which approves said revision
to reflect project completion. Motion carried unanimously.
The public hearing regarding the One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan was then opened
with all members of the council answering roll. Notice of the public hearing was given in
advance thereof by publication in the January 26, 2006 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal, as
well as being posted in three public places in the City on said date.
Ben Day of Olsson Associates briefly reviewed the city’s proposed One and Six Year Street
Improvement Plan for the ensuing year, which included milling and overlay projects on Eldora
Avenue, “P” Street, Clinton Street, and “H” Street, widening the corner of Elm and “F” Street,
and general maintenance. Following a period of public comment, the public hearing regarding
the One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan was closed and the public hearing regarding the
application for a small tract subdivision, requested by Gerald and Shirley Nutter, was opened
with all members of the council answering roll. Notice of the public hearing was given in
advance thereof by publication in the February 2, 2006 edition of the Plattsmouth Jour nal, as
well as being posted in three public places in the City.
Following review of the information presented and the Planning Board’s recommendation
regarding the Nutter small tract subdivision application, the public hearing was closed and the
regular monthly meeting was resumed.
Motion by Frew, seconded by McCaulley to adopt Resolution No. 06-2, which approves the
2006 One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan as proposed. Motion carried with McCaulley,
Falcone, Miller and Frew voting aye. Nays: None.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew to authorize Olsson Associates to proceed with a
preliminary study of project No. 618(52) to be known as the “Gospel Hill Project”. Motion
Motion by Falcone, seconded by Miller to adopt Resolution No. 06-3, which approves an
administration subdivision of Lots 10 and 11, Block l, Heritage Hills 1st Addition to the City of
Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska, requested by Gerald and Shirley Nutter. Motion
carried with McCaulley, Falcone, Miller and Frew voting aye. Nays: None.
Discussion was held with Bob Steinhauser regarding a dispute over sewer line repairs and costs
involved. Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone that the city and Steinhauser equally
share the costs of jetting the sewer line, which temporarily solved the problem, as said services
were requested by the city. Motion carried unanimously. It was noted, however, that all future
charges would be the responsibility of Steinhauser in accordance with Municipal Code 3-908,
which states that it is the responsibility of the customer to repair or replace all sewer pipe and
appurtenances from the main to and including the customer’s property.
Rob Hartman addressed the council regarding property adjoining his residence, which was zoned
Commercial in 2004, and requested that the city pursue the initial agreement with owners of the
property to construct an appropriate privacy fence or replace existing structures with storage
facilities, which will be pursued by the City Attorney.
Concerns expressed by Teresa Duncan regarding the handling of complaints of unsafe archery
practice in the city limits were addressed by the Council.
Nancy Reissig provided information regarding the availability of a Mobile Nursing Center for
specific health screenings. Members of the council felt that such a service would be of great
benefit to the community and agreed to work out specific details to host said mobile health clinic
some time in April.
The Monthly Police Activity Report was presented, in which it was noted that 187 hours were
patrolled during the month, with 25 warnings and 18 citations being issued.
Monthly Water/Wastewater and Maintenance Reports were presented by Bruce Sorensen and
Robby Bauers, respectively.
Following review of an insurance proposal for city coverage presented by Ball Insurance
Services, it was agreed to maintain existing coverage with Miller Monroe Farrell for the ensuing
year, as the bid letting for the same is not scheduled until next year.
Terry Meier of SENDD addressed the council with the need for strategic planning for the city,
with the Mayor agreeing to pursue the establishment of a Strategic Planning Committee. Several
goals for city development were discussed, including the need for a larger community center.
An update of the Rescue Squad roster was provided, noting that Larry Bauers has resigned from
the squad, and Troy McCaulley and Marc Cappen are no longer on the Ride-a-long program.
It was noted that building permit activity during the past two mont hs included: Miscellaneous
Permits: Ray Harms-accessory building; Glenda Fisher-deck. Ray Frew proposed that the city
request an assessment by the Planning Board of residential building design and specifications for possible revision, which met with council agreement.
Current Occupation Tax fees were discussed and tabled for further review. Revision of the entire
City Code Book was also discussed and will continue to be pursued.
The Clerk was advised to advertise for summer employment positions and operation of the
concession stand at the ball field.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to purchase carbon monoxide detectors for the
Library, Community Building and City Hall. Motion carried unanimously.
A report of Monthly Health Board activities resulted in the following: City Attorney to pursue
appropriate legal action on Meisinger and Quick properties, legal action pending on Thomas
property, letters to be sent out regarding property conditions on newly addressed areas, and city
regulations to be reviewed regarding posting of temporary signs and time limits for the same.
Proposing an ordinance limiting the number of vehicles on private property was discussed, as
was revising the Health Board membership and duties, both of which were tabled for further
The Mayor summarized information he received which was presented at the recent League of
Nebraska Municipalities Midwinter Conference.
Other items discussed included an update of the Weeping Water Trail activity, Community
Building maintenance, the county sales tax proposal, air quality, correspondence, donation
received from Howard & Sheri Stubbendieck to be applied for costs incurred in creating the
downtown mural, and the Housing Board minutes and monthly newsletter.
Copies of information received from the County Attorney’s Office regarding a proposed county
resolution pertaining to minors under the influence of alcohol was presented for council review,
with the Clerk advising that the County Attorney plans to attend the March City Council meeting
to discuss the issue.
Motion by Falcone, seconded by McCaulley to accept the following claims: Salaries-5618.41;
Alltel, util-691.78; Ameritas, emp ben-582.58; Aquila, util-1603.97; Farmers & Merchants Bank,
whld-1557.18; Nebraska Department of Revenue, sales tax, whlg-1308.66; OPPD, util-2522.49;
Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300.00; United Healthcare, emp ins-1268.17; PeopleService, prof-
10,434.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-7000.00; Post Office, pstg-78.00; Alliance Medical, sup-
319.76; American Legal Publishing, prof-450.00; Baker & Taylor Books, bks-403.95; Better
Business Equipment, rep-114.00; Chamber of Commerce, mtg, dues-52.00; EMS Billing
Service, reimb-885.84; Cass County Sheriff, law enf cont-2711.80; Ingram Library System, bks-
8.09; H. Stubbendieck, mlg/mtg exp-59.17; Jacobson Helgoth, prof/trail-2481.64; K. Gerdes,
mlg, reimb-102.03; Keckler Oil, fuel, pstg-262.75; Great Plains One Call, serv-2.02; League of
Nebr. Municipalities, mtg/prof-355.00; Linweld, sup-32.80; Meeske Hardware, rep,maint-
373.25; Meeske Auto Parts, rep-43.86; Miller Monroe Farrell, ins pmt-1826.00; Murray Bldg &
Supply, rep/maint-368.52; Overhead Door Co., of Omaha, rep-367.50; Reliable Office Supplies,
sup-206.67; Reminisce, bks-19.98; The Journal, publ, bks-204.43; WW Express Lane, fuel-
265.61; WW Public Library, reimb-80.00; Roto-Rooter, maint-569.78; Dale Nielsen Inc. rep-
36.94; Midwest Laboratories, prof-78.2l. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk