Weeping Water Nebraska
MINUTE RECORD
CITY OF WEEPING WATER
PUBLIC HEARING/SPECIAL MEETING PROCEEDINGS
SEPTEMBER 17, 2008


Mayor Howard Stubbendieck opened the Public Hearing regarding the proposed budget and the special hearing to set the final tax request at 6:00 p.m., on September 17, 2008 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll:  Bob McCaulley (via telecommunication), Mitch Miller and Ray Frew.  Absent:  Melody Falcone.

Notices of the budget hearing and the special hearing to set the final tax request were given in advance thereof by publication in the September 11, 2008 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.  The location of a posting of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act was noted by the Mayor. Members of the Council reviewed the proposed budget requesting a total $201,597.30 in property taxes, which represents a calculated levy before exemptions of .391418.  There being no public objection to the proposal presented, the budget hearing and the hearing to set the final tax request were closed and the special meeting was opened with the following members of the Council answering roll:  McCaulley (via telecommunication), Miller and Frew.  Absent:  Falcone.  Notice of the special meeting was given in advance by posting in three public places in the City on September 12, 2008.

Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew to approve the proposed budget for the ensuing fiscal year and adopt Resolution No. 08-16, which approves the setting of the property tax request at a different amount than the prior year tax request.  Motion carried with McCaulley, Miller and Frew voting aye.  Nays:  None.  Absent:  Falcone.

Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to approve an increase of the base of restricted funds by an additional one percent, as allowed by law.  Motion carried with McCaulley, Miller and Frew voting aye.  Nays:  None.  Absent:  Falcone.

The following Ordinance was presented:  ORDINANCE NO. 576
AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT THE BUDGET STATEMENT TO BE TERMED THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION BILL; TO APPROPRIATE SUMS FOR NECESSARY EXPENSES AND LIABILITIES; TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.  Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 576 might be introduced, read by title and adopted.  Motion carried with McCaulley, Miller and Frew voting aye.  Nays:  None.  Absent.  Falcone.  Said Ordinance will be posted in the manner provided by law, with a true, correct and complete copy of the Ordinance being on file in the City Clerk’s Office. 

Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller to transfer the necessary funds from the general fund for public works, public health, safety, cultural and recreational needs.  Motion carried with McCaulley, Miller and Frew voting aye.  Nays:  None.  Absent:  Falcone.

In regard to the Gospel Hill Paving Improvement project, a motion was made by Miller, seconded by Frew to approve Change Order #1, which represents a net increase of $12,782.24 from the original contract price, and to approve Pay Request No. 2 to Tab Construction Company in the amount of $54,383.61.  Motion carried with McCaulley, Miller and Frew voting aye.  Nays:  None.  Absent:  Falcone.

Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew to adjourn.  Motion carried with McCaulley, Miller and Frew voting aye.  Nays:  None.  Absent:  Falcone.


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