Weeping Water Nebraska

The Weeping Water City Council met in special session at 5:00 p.m. on June 6, 2007 at City Hall to evaluate the completed Water System Study and the assessment of street conditions, as well as other matters brought to the attention of the Council.

Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the special meeting to order and announced the location of a posting of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act.  Council members answering roll were Robert McCaulley, Melody Falcone, Mitch Miller and Ray Frew.  Absent:  None.

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the May 31, 2007 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.

Following an assessment of the completed Water System Study, a motion was made by Frew, seconded by Miller to pursue recommended General Improvements No. 1, which allows for the addition of a 6” main from the water reservoir to the east side of the city and No. 3, which allows for replacement of a 4” main with a 6” main on Adams Street from Eldora Avenue to Mulberry Street, as well as routine maintenance and addition of fire hydrants as needed, and allow for costs for the same to be budgeted during the ensuing fiscal year.  Motion carried unanimously.

Upon completion of discussion regarding the assessment of street conditions, a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to proceed with the planning process for the street improvement proposal presented and to pursue financing measures for the same, which included the following projects: “Gospel Hill” Project, milling and asphalt overlay of East Street from “F” Street to the city limits, and from “M” Street to “P” Street; Eldora Avenue from Chicago to Shryder Streets; and “H” Street from Clinton to Elm Streets.  Motion carried unanimously.

Following review of a water rate survey of Nebraska communities of comparable population and a proposed rate schedule, it was the Council’s general consensus, that since water rates were last increased in 1995, that measures be taken to pursue option No.4, which proposes a base residential monthly rate of $15.00 and $l.50 per hundred cubic feet (no minimum usage), pursue a comparable percentage increase in rural and industrial rates and propose increasing water connection fees to $250 and sewer connection fees to $200.  It was agreed to present said proposals to the City Attorney for preparation of an Ordinance reflecting the same. 

 

Motion by Falcone, seconded by McCaulley to adjourn.

/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor

/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk