CITY OF WEEPING WATER
JANUARY 12, 2009
CITY OF WEEPING WATER
JANUARY 12, 2009
Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 12, 2009 at City Hall with the following members of the council answering roll: Bob McCaulley, Melody Falcone, Mitch Miller and Ray Frew. Absent: None. Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the January 8, 2009 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The location of a posting of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor. Minutes of the December 8, 2008 meeting were approved as presented. As Ray Frew was unable to attend the December reorganization meeting, he was administered the Oath of Office and presented a Certificate of Election.
The following monthly reports were presented: Police Activity Report-noting that there were 198 hours patrolled during the month with 29 calls of service resulting in 8 citations and 12 warnings being issued; Rescue Squad Activity Report – 11 calls resulting in a total of 73 man hours; Water/Wastewater Report; Maintenance Report; and the Health Board Activity Report-noting that continued progress is being made on previously addressed issues. No Fire Department Report was available.
The following Annexation Ordinance was presented for the third and final reading:
ORDINANCE NO. 578
AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN CONTIGUOUS LAND TO THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA, AND DEFINING THE BOUNDARIES THEREOF.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Falcone to approve the 3rd and final reading of Ordinance No. 578. Motion carried with McCaulley, Falcone Miller and Frew voting aye. Nays: None. 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.
The following Ordinance was presented:
ORDINANCE NO. 581
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA, TO INCREASE THE MONTHLY COMPENSATION PAID TO THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER TO THE SUM OF $150.00 PER MONTH AND TO INCREASE THE MONTHLY COMPENSATION PAID TO CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER TO THE SUM OF $100.00 PER MONTH; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DATE UPON WHICH THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.
Motion by Falcone, seconded by McCaulley that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 581 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried with McCaulley, Falcone, Miller and Frew voting aye. Nays: None. 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.
The following Ordinance was presented:
ORDINANCE NO. 582
AN ORDINANCE PERMITTING THE USE OF A UTILITY TERRAIN VEHICLE (UTV) FOR CITY MAINTENANCE PURPOSES IN THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER; TO PROVIDE FOR OPERATING REQUIREMENTS; TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 582 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried with McCaulley, Falcone, Miller and Frew voting aye. Nays: None. 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.
An updated tree assessment was provided, with the Clerk being advised to issue appropriate notices of the need to comply with city regulations as the weather permits.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Falcone to authorize the City Attorney to proceed with the necessary steps in order to vacate a portion of West “P” Street from South Park Street west to the city limit boundary and to prepare an ordinance reflecting the same to be acted upon at the February meeting.
Updated information regarding the status of the two delinquent business reuse loans was provided.
It was noted that Diana Wohlers has agreed to serve on the Pool Board, filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Linda Fleming and that James (Beau) Flint has agreed to fill the vacancy on the Planning Board created by the term expiration of Steve Oliver, all of which met with full council approval. Existing Health Board membership was addressed, with action being tabled for further review.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to approve the Agreement between the City of Weeping Water and General Excavating with regard to the Wastewater Treatment Plant UV Disinfection Project and authorize appropriate execution of said Agreement and the Notice to Proceed forms. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Frew, seconded by McCaulley to approve Drawdown #1 for CDBG#07-PW-020 in the amount of $6,981.00, and to approve SENDD Billings #1-7 reflecting the same for General Administration costs. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Falcone to adopt Resolution No. 09-01, which adopts the Lower Platte South NRD Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan in its entirety and requests approval of the plan at the Federal level. Motion carried unanimously.
Copies of the tabulated Library Survey were distributed for Council review, noting that of the 110 surveys returned, 56 voted for the relocation of the Library and 54 voted to maintain the existing location. Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Frew to notify the Library Board that based on the public consensus, the City Council is strongly considering the relocation of the Public Library to the lower level of the Auditorium, upon completion of building renovations. Motion carried unanimously.
It was agreed to authorize the City Attorney to pursue zoning regulations and building code violations which have not yet met compliance.
Discussion was held regarding the readiness of Galaxy Cable to provide the digital conversion, with the Clerk being advised to seek verification of the same. It was also noted that the Clerk contacted the Manager of Galaxy Cable in regard to the possibility of providing high definition service and was advised that the company anticipates such services to be available by the end of 2009.
Correspondence received was presented, after which a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to approve the following claims: Salaries-9,973.89; Aflac, emp ben-26.62; Post Office, pstg-261.00; Alltel, util-88.20; Black Hills Energy, util-278.09; Constellation New Energy, util-1,127.98; Farmers & Merchants Bank, whlg, s/c-2,980.66; Kansas State Bank, equip pmt-770.62; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, whlg, sls tx-1,303.49; OPPD, util-2,784.91; Ameritas, emp ben-1,056.65; PeopleService, prof-11,746.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,633.50; EMS Billing, reimb-1,050.48; Terminix, serv-1,418.29; Fremont National Bank, prof-450.00; United Healthcare, ins-3,488.99; Windstream, util-558.46; Paving Bond Interest pmt-3,216.25; T. Anderson, maint & sup reimb-161.55; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12.00; Nebr. U.C. Fund, unemp-19.38; Baburek Computer Services, rep-110.00; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-1,554.27; Journal Consumer Connection, publ-202.42; League of Nebr. Municipalities, mtg-333.00; K. Gerdes, mlg & sup reimb-150.37; Reliable Office Supply, sup-324.66; Unlimited Visions, off sup-97.42; Business Forms & Acctg, off sup-83.35; Keckler Oil Co., rep-227.60; Husker Chem Sales, sup-44.85; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-2,511.54; Weeping Water Foods, maint-32.81; R&S Heating, equip-895.00; Larry Sorensen Trucking, maint/sup-1,627.28; Nebraska Salt & Grain, sup-2,569.13; Choice Electric, maint-820.00; Bobcat of Omaha, rep-154.29; Meeske Auto Parts, rep-210.75; NMC, Inc., rep-631.66; WW Fire Department, equip reimb-2,398.35; Cass County Sheriff, prof-2,711.80; Allmed, sup-271.60; Linweld, sup-46.15; Midwest Vehicle Profession, rep-179.14; Shaffer Communications, rep-2,866.74; Lawn Order, maint-196.69; Johnny On the Spot, maint-54.25; Baker & Taylor, bks-423.49; D. Henley, maint-100.00; J. Aronson, mtg/mlg-38.61; Ball Insurance, ins-1,560.00; Miller Monroe Co., ins pmt-1,936.00; HD Waterworks, equip-6,700.00; Olsson Associates, prof-249.60; Timron’s Plumbing, maint-120.00; Great Plains One Call, serv-2.02; Stop n Shop, fuel-669.76; Fleet Services, fuel-243.77. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Falcone, seconded by Miller to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk