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 June 12, 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 June 8, 2006 edition of
the Plattsmouth Journal.
Minutes of the May 8, 2006 meeting were approved as written.
The Monthly Fire/Rescue Activity Report was presented noting that there were 9 rescue calls
during the month, resulting in 39.9 man hours. The Fire Department responded to three calls
during the month. A report of fire school activities was provided, as well as a list of monthly
training for both departments. Motion by Frew, seconded by Falcone to approve a Rescue
Squad Bylaws change regarding “quorum”, as recommended by the Rescue Squad. Motion
It was noted that Joshua Hanes was approved by the Rescue Squad for the Ride-a-long program,
which met with full council approval.
Due to the continual decline in EMTs available to respond to rescue calls, discussion was held
regarding the need to offer some type of incentive to compensate for the amount of time and
training involved to maintain the EMT status, which will continue to be pursued. A current
roster update was provided, noting that Randy Jones and Kurt Powles have resigned from the
Squad and that Melissa Markham is no longer on the Ride-a-long program.
The Monthly Police Activity Report was presented, in which it was noted that 215 hours were
patrolled during the month, which included 35 calls of service, 8 citations and 1 warning.
The Monthly Water/Wastewater Report and the monthly activities of the Park and Maintenance
department were presented for review and discussion. In addition to maintaining routine upkeep,
it was agreed to repaint the parking lines in the one block area of Randolph Street south of
Eldora Avenue, and to pursue painting of curbs. It was agreed that appropriate signs be posted at
the shower facilities at the City Lake Campgrounds to deter misuse of the same by non-paying
The Monthly Health Board Report resulted in the following: update on pending legal cases,
newly addressed concerns and follow up on concerns with the Wessels property to be pursued by the City Attorney.
The City Attorney was authorized to proceed with the preparation of the League model
ordinance regarding sex offender residency restrictions, to include a “loitering” clause.
In regard to the Weeping Water Trail Project, the Council was advised that as the historic bridge
intended for use in the trail project does not have an adequate span for the designated area,
confirmation has now been received from the state that there are currently no other historic
bridges available for the project, so the engineering firm will proceed with the appropria te design
for a pedestrian bridge to span the creek, which is proposed to result in an approximate four to
six week delay in the project.
Discussion of other old business included the following: reconstruction of the limestone pillars
at the ball field entrance-tabled until the committee report is available; continue to pursue street
improvements which have not yet been completed by Norm Patzel; proposed revision of
abandoned vehicle regulations, proposed annexation, and relocation of the brush/compost
disposal site-tabled for further council review.
It was agreed to maintain paying the existing rate for umpire fees, as the fees are consistent with
the amounts paid by other local communities.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to tentatively autho rize the discharge of firearms in
the city limits by an approved party for the purpose of eliminating the muskrats and beavers
which are creating problems at the city lakes. Motion carried unanimously.
It was agreed that no action be taken on the notice of the West Nile Prevention Funding
Opportunity, as the city still has an adequate supply of supplies received as a result of the grant
funds allocated last year.
Following discussion on the status of current Reuse Business Loans, the City Attorney was
authorized to proceed with the necessary procedures on a delinquent loan.
Councilman Frew distributed for review and reference pamphlets from the Pandemic Flu
It was agreed to send a letter and a copy of responsibility guidelines to all City Boards and
Committees to clarify board/committee responsibilities and to express City Council appreciation
for services provided.
Preliminary budget plans and departmental needs were discussed and will continue to be
pursued. It was agreed to proceed with the purchase of additional electrical supplies to add
additional full service camper pads at the City Lake area.
Due to continual problems with non residential solicitors, it was agreed to prohibit the same,
authorize the City Attorney to prepare an appropriate ordinance for consideration at the July
meeting, and to order appropriate signs to replace the existing signs.
The Clerk advised that the Chamber of Commerce is in the process of creating new brochures
promoting the community, with the he lp of a grant recently received from the Cass County
Visitor Promotion Committee.
It was noted that Meghan and Kaitlin Bauers will be planting some flowers and caring for City
Park landscaping as part of a Girl Scout badge requirement.
The City Attorney was authorized to pursue the necessary procedures for a new residence that
has not complied with city sidewalk regulations and for unpaid pet citations.
Monthly Building Permit activity included: Building Permits: B. Hanes-garage; K. Kastens-
Sunroom; R. Ashlock-residence. Miscellaneous Permits: J. Heneger-deck; B. Hanes-Accessory
Building; and T. McCaulley-deck.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller to accept the following claims: Salaries-7190.62; Alltel,
util-577.52; Ameritas, emp ben-607.87; Aquila, util-186.66; Farmers & Merchants Bank, whlg,
s/c-2080.l4; Kansas State Bank, equip pmt-770.62; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, sls tax, whlg-
1650.80; OPPD, util-2652.69; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300.00; United Healthcare, ins-
1268.17; Bond pmt int-5907.50;Trns Library grant to Spec Acct-6878.00; Trns Sales Tx Acct to
WW Com Bldg Fndtn-5000.00; PeopleService, prof-10434.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-
7000.00; Post Office, pstg-78.00; WW Fire Dept., trng-707.25; A-1 Sweeping, maint-3580.00;
AmSan, sup-479.94; Aqua Chem Inc., sup-609.32; Baker & Taylor Books, bks-482.07; Bimms,
ball equip-169.05; Bob Lawrence, ump fees-220.00; Brian Lawrence, ump fees-280.00; Cass
County Sheriff, prof-2711.80; Chad Heath, rmb ball equip-369.97; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-
12.00; Collegiate Pacific, maint-139.95; Cyndi Bailey, rmb trng fee-40.00; Dean Henley, lib
maint-200.00; Direct Safety Co., sup-161.95; Dale Nielsen, equip imp-2035.68; Frenzel
Trenching, rep-130.00; Great Plains One Call, serv-11.11; EMS Billing, reimb-426.55;
Fireguard, equip-500.00; Randall Hansen, lib equip rmb-677.07; Ingram Library System, bks-
77.24; John’s Appliance, equip-375.00; Jordan Redden, ump fees-20.00; K. Gerdes, sup reimb-
124.37; Keckler Oil Co., fuel, rep, pstg-1494.41; L. Fleming, maint-50.00; Lou’s Sporting
Goods, ball equip-358.00; M & M Portable Toilets, maint-102.50; Martin Marietta Materials,
sup-83.54; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint, equip-1036.44; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-56.18;
Naden Industries, rep-312.00; Nickelodeon Magazine, bks-21.97; Nielsen Fertilizer, maint-
74.50; Prime Time Sporting Goods, ball equip-325.80; Reliable Office Supplies, sup-93.04; Rod
Weber, ball equip reimb-109.96; Sign & Screen Design, ball equip, sign-728.75; Stacy Bickford,
trng reimb-40.00; Stubbendick Implement, rep-48.62; The Journal, publ-247.39; Water
Warehouse, sup-99.84; WW Express Lane, fuel, sup-223.52; Xerox Corp., maint agreemt-30.00
Lifeguard Inc., equip pmt-3252.67; Jacobson Helgoth, prof-2352.59; R & S Htg and A/C, rep-
201.00; Coca Cola Co., sup-196.00; Linweld, sup-85.50; Rachel Mason, trng reimb-40.00.
Motion carried unanimously.
Action on a claim for pump renovations was tabled for further clarification.
The suggestion to obtain a Special Designated Liquor License for a benefit event to be held at
the City Lakes on July 15, 2006 was denied.
Motion by Falcone, seconded by McCaulley to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk