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 March 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 March 9, 2006 edition
of the Plattsmouth Journal.
Minutes of the February 13, 2006 meeting were approved as written.
County Attorney, Nathan Cox addressed the Council to encourage support of a proposed county
resolution regarding minors under the influence of alcohol.
James Wall, Owner/Head Coach of the Cass County Renegades expressed a desire to play their
home football games in Weeping Water again this year, after which a motion was made by
McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to approve a Contract authorizing the same, providing for
payment to the City of Weeping in the amount of $100 for each home game played on the
Weeping Water field, but waiving the required fee for the game to be held during Limestone
Days. Motion carried unanimously.
The Monthly Police Activity Report was presented, in which it was noted that 162 hours were
patrolled during the month, with 2 citations and 18 warnings being issued. Possible ordinance
revision regarding skateboarding in the Business District was discussed and will be pursued due
to hazards involved and recent damage to the gazebo. Other areas of concern included
improperly licensed vehicles and recent criminal mischief in the destruction of several signs and
mailboxes in the city.
Motion by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to deny any bids received for operation of the
concession stand and to pursue the appropriate advertisement for re-opening of the bids. Motion
Upon review of the bids received for cleaning the Community Building, a motion was made by
Miller, seconded by McCaulley to approve the bid of Debra Wilson for cleaning the same on a
one year basis. Motion carried unanimously.
The annual report of the Weeping Water Public Library was presented by the Library Board.
Copies of the Monthly Water/Wastewater Report and the Monthly Maintenance Report were
presented for Council review. It was agreed to pursue replacement of a portion of fencing at the
ball field, which has been damaged by batting of balls against said fence. It was also agreed, due
to safety hazards, to replace the wooden play house and the concrete tubes in the playground area of the ball park with a new swing set. It was noted that appropriate measures will be taken to reestablish an adequate water level in the city lakes.
Ben Day presented a scope of services and fee schedule for Olsson Associates to perform a water system study for the city and advised of the eligibility of CDBG funds for the same. Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Frew to pursue application of Community Development Block Grant
funds to perform said water system study, with maximum matching funds required by the city
being 30%. Motion carried unanimously.
Following completion of a recent survey, a preliminary assessment of the proposed “Gospel Hill
Project” was discussed and will continue to be pursued.
An update on consultant fees for the Weeping Water Trail Project resulted in the following:
Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller to approve invoice No. 13444 in the amount of $1,957.83,
which revises the previously approved invoice No.13347 and claim of $2,481.64, and to approve
Invoice No. 13446 in the amount of $10,404.74. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Falcone, seconded by McCaulley to adopt Resolution No. 06-4, subject to bank approval, which establishes an appropriate line of credit with Farmers & Merchants Bank to be used for payment of bills as they become due under the Weeping Water Trail Project during interim of state reimbursement for the same. Motion carried unanimously.
Upon review of applications received for city maintenance positions, the following actions were
taken: Motion by Miller, seconded by Falcone to approve the hiring of Rich Bauers for part-time
maintenance year round at the rate of $8.00 per hour. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by
McCaulley, seconded by Miller to hire Eric Sorensen for summer maintenance and Trenton
Bickford for summer park maintenance, both at the rate of $7.00 per hour. Motion carried
Economic Development issues including strategic planning, the BizFIND proposal and the city
web site were discussed and tabled for further review. The Council denied a request to cosponsor
an ad with the Chamber of Commerce in the Cass County Pride & Progress section of
The Plattsmouth Journal.
It was agreed to sponsor the annual City Clean-up Day in Weeping Water on Saturday, April 29,
2006, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ball field, with gate fees as follows: Car load-$10.00; pickup
load-$20.00; larger trucks or trailers(based on size of load) – minimum of $25.00; Appliances-
A request from the City Lake Committee to pursue a fund raising program for the purchase and
planting of additional trees at the city lake area was discussed, but discouraged for the time
being, due to existing weather conditions.
Motion by Frew, seconded by McCaulley to approve the suggested revisions to the Occupation
Tax charges for the city, and to authorize the preparation of an ordinance reflecting the same to
be presented for consideration at the April meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Other topics discussed, which were tabled for further review, were: sidewalk conditions near the
railroad tracks on South East Street; previously addressed health board concerns, zoning
concerns, the proposed revision of city regulations regarding abandoned motor vehicles on
public and private property; proposed access to a new area for brush/compost disposal; city code update; community improvements; and update on county issues.
Correspondence received was presented for council review.
Motion by Falcone, seconded by Miller to accept the following claims: Salaries-5961.48; Alltel,
util-615.18; Ameritas, emp ben-621.91; Aquila, util-1184.01; Farmers & Merchants Bank, whlg,
s/c-1700.02; Kansas State Bank, equip pmt-770.62; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, sales tax, whlg-
1075.32; OPPD, util-2528.75; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-689.59; United Healthcare, ins-
1268.17; paving Bond int pmt-3547.50; PeopleService, prof-10434.00; Cass County Refuse,
reimb-8351.62; Baker & Taylor Books, bks-326.44; Better Business Equipment, equip-995.00;
CAS Medical Systems, rep-289.00; Cass County Sheriff, law enf cont.-2711.80; J. Aronson,
mlg-48.06; D. Henley, maint-40.00; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12.00; C. Cook, sup reimb-
80.80; Dale P. Nielsen, Inc., rep-11.16; D. Wilson, maint-144.00; EMS Billing, reimb-260.37;
Fireguard, equip-470.00; HHS Regulations, pool permit-40.00; Great Plains One Call, serv-8.91;
Post Office, pstg-78.00; Keckler Oil Co., fuel-69.26; Lawn Order, maint-36.00; Linweld, sup-
65.60; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-335.45; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-152.16; Miller
Monroe Farrell, ins pmt-9912.00; Olsson Associates, prof-356.94; SE Clerk’s Assoc., prof-
10.00; Stubbendick Implement, rep-64.7l; The Journal, publ, subsc-373.06; The Travelers, ins
pmt-76.00; Tri County Small Engine, rep-42.63; WW Express Lane, fuel-125.06; Jacobson
Helgoth, cap imp prof-12362.57. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk