Weeping Water Nebraska

AUGUST 4, 2008

Mayor Howard Stubbendieck opened the public hearing regarding the request of Charles and Dixie Dobbs for a small tract subdivision at 5:45 p.m. on August 4, 2008 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll:  Bob McCaulley, Melody Falcone and Ray Frew.  Absent:  Mitch Miller.  Notice of the public hearing and the monthly meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the July 24, 2008 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.  Members of the Council reviewed the proposed small tract subdivision and the Planning Board’s recommendation for the same.  There being no public objection to the proposal presented, the public hearing was closed and the monthly meeting was opened with all members of the Council, except Miller, answering roll.  The posted location of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act was noted by the Mayor. 

Minutes of the July 14, 2008 meeting and public hearing were approved as presented.

Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to adopt Resolution No. 08-14, which approves an administrative subdivision, Tax Lot 31, being a fraction of Lots 10 and 20, located in the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 2-T10N-R11E of the 6th P.M., City of Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska.  Motion carried with McCaulley, Falcone and Frew voting aye.  Nays:  None. Absent:  Miller

Under Open Forum representatives of the Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council provided information regarding the goals of CCNEDC and requested a financial commitment from the City of Weeping Water.  Action on the same was tabled until later in the meeting.

Mitch Miller entered the meeting at 6:05 P.M.

Monthly Reports:  No Fire Report was available.  Copies of the Rescue Squad Report were distributed by Chuck Cook, noting that there were 7 rescue calls during the month resulting in a total of 28 man hours.  Copies of the Police Activity Report were reviewed, noting that there were 40 calls of service during the month with 18 citations and 8 warnings being issued. The Water/Wastewater Report noted the following:  repairs have been completed on well #2 and it is now back in service; new water main and service lines have been installed in the area of the Gospel Hill Paving Improvement Project.  Maintenance Report: The portable generator has been picked up from the State Federal Surplus facility and city officials will be looking into some type of trailer for the same.  Other items addressed included equipment needs, proposed street repairs, ball field maintenance needs and the need to pursue dust control measures on the roadways around the City Lakes, the Basketball Court area and the Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

Members of the Lake Board addressed the Council regarding campground regulations.  Upon review of the draft of proposed regulations, it was agreed to edit the draft with the necessary revisions and present for final approval at the September meeting.  It was further agreed that camp fees for electrical camper pads or tents place on a camper pad be increased to $15.00 per night, effective January 1, 2009.

Ben Day of Olsson Associates provided a report of the following ongoing projects:  WWTP UV Disinfection Project-plans and specifications are 90% complete and will continue to be pursued.  WEEPING WATER TRAIL PROJECT-concerns expressed regarding timing and scope of the seeding, which is mostly completed; the drain tile issue was addressed and will be pursued.  Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to approve Pay Request #6 in the amount of $27,075.10 to M.E. Collins Contracting Company, Inc.  Motion carried unanimously. GOSPEL HILL PAVING IMPROVEMENT PROJECT-majority of the project is complete; it was mutually agreed that a portion of the sidewalk needs to be replaced.  Other concerns addressed which will be pursued included painted traffic lines, parking restrictions and erosion control.   Motion by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to approve Pay Request #1 in the amount of $79,846.64 to Tab Construction Company.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ben Day also noted that documentation requirements have been verified for the emergency erosion control repairs to the creek bank.

Current Health Board issues were addressed and will continue to be pursued.  It was agreed to have the City Attorney pursue areas where residents have failed to comply with regulations regarding weeds and tall grass. 

Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to adopt Resolution No. 08-15, which authorizes the sale of the following property under sealed bid to the highest bidder:  Lot 1 and the East 1/6 of Lot 2, Block 68 in the City of Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska, and to provide notice of the sale pursuant to law.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Falcone seconded by Miller to approve the proposal of TimRon’s Plumbing for water meter installation to supplement the obligated meter replacement policy of PeopleService.  Motion carried unanimously.

Following review and discussion of budget projections, a motion was made by Frew seconded by Miller to approve the Sales Tax Committee’s recommended allocations for the ensuing year, to approve the proposed budget projections and to set the budget hearing for Monday, September 8, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by McCaulley seconded by Falcone to pledge a three year commitment to Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council in the amount of $1,500 per year, with the first payment to commence on January 1, 2009.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Frew seconded by McCaulley to commence with foreclosure proceedings on two Reuse Loans, which have been consistently delinquent.  Motion carried unanimously.

Other issues addressed included the need to actively pursue asphalt milling street repairs, and to perform an annual assessment of trees that require trimming.  A request for a
designated area on city property  for skateboard use was addressed, with the Council being advised by the city’s insurance carrier that liability issues and specific guidelines create a major factor in pursuing such a venture on city property.  It was agreed that city officials might possibly help the individuals seek a suitable site on private property.

Correspondence and minutes of monthly board/committee meetings were presented for council review, after which a motion was made by Miller, seconded by Falcone to accept the following claims:  Salaries-13,493.29; Aflac, emp ben-26.62; Alltel, util-89.15; Ameritas, emp ben-879.88; Aquila, util-202.94; Constellation New Energy, util-33.15; Farmers & Merchants Bank, whlg-3,372.46; Kansas State Bank, equip pmt-770.62; Miller Monroe Farrell, ins-1,936.00; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, sls tx, whlg-2,011.40; OPPD, util-4,372.97; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300.00; United Healthcare, ins-1,835.48; Windstream, util-573.63; Post Office, pstg-192.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-7,762.94; PeopleService, prof-11,123.00; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-6.00; League of Nebr. Municipalities, dues-1,564.00; SENDD, dues-1,425.00; Morgan Pet Clinic, serv-20.00; Keckler Oil Co., rep-405.42; Concrete Industries, rep-214.00; Olsson Associates, prof-11,432.50; Kerns Excavating, cap imp-12,009.30; Sign & Screen Design, signs-463.42; WW Express Lane, fuel-67.47; Nielsen Fertilizer, sup-281.50; NSVFA, dues-270.00; Cass County Sheriff, prof-2,711.80; Shaffer Communications, rep-181.00; Aqua Chem, sup-317.00; M. Barrett, serv-240.00; Martin Marietta, maint-364.42; Tab Construction Co., cap imp-79,846.64; Dept. of Correctional SVCS, equip-2,500.00; Stop N Shop, fuel, sup-1,505.87; D. Henley, maint-80.00; Layne Christensen Co., cap imp-9,868.37; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-311.33; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-684.15; M.E. Collins Contracting Co., cap imp-27,075.10.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by McCaulley seconded by Miller to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously.

/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk