Weeping Water Nebraska

MARCH 30, 2009

    The Weeping Water City Council met in special session at 10:00 a.m. on March 30, 2009 at City Hall for the purpose of acting on the annual audit report, as well as addressing other matters brought to the attention of the Council.
    Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the meeting to order and announced the location of a posting of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act.  Council members answering roll were Bob McCaulley, Melody Falcone, Mitch Miller and Ray Frew.  Absent:  None.
    Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by posting in three public places in the City of Weeping Water on March 24, 2009.
    Following review of the annual audit report, presented by Angie Vrtiska of Dana F. Cole & Company, a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to approve the audit report as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.
    Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to adopt Resolution No. 09-06, which authorizes the City of Weeping Water to guarantee an annual payment of $30,000 to be applied toward the USDA loan payment schedule for renovation of the Multi-purpose Community Building, with said proceeds being derived from city sales tax revenue.  Motion carried with McCaulley and Falcone voting aye.  Miller and Frew abstained due to conflicts of interest. 
    Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller to deny the Weeping Water Housing Authority’s request to waive the annual PILOT payment to the City, noting that said request is subject to annual review.  Motion carried with Falcone, Miller and Frew voting aye.  Nays:  None.  McCaulley abstained, due to conflict of interest.      Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller to approve the Request for CDBG Funds, Drawdown #2 in the amount of $1932.00 for SENDD administrative expenses.  Motion carried unanimously.
    Following discussion regarding several issues previously presented by members of the Pool Board, a motion was made by Frew, seconded by Miller to maintain the existing admission prices to the Swimming Pool for the ensuing season.  Motion carried unanimously.  Policies regarding pool parties and swimming lessons were also clarified and will be referred to the Pool Board.
    In response to an offer of a newly formed Community Garden Club to assist with various projects, the Council agreed to request the club’s assistance with landscaping around the “Welcome to Weeping Water” sign, maintaining the planters at the Ball Park and at the City Lakes, and assisting in maintaining the landscaping along the Weeping Water Recreational Trail.
    Updates on progress toward opening the new brush/compost site were tabled until the Mayor has had the opportunity to finalize details with the adjoining property owner.
    City Maintenance equipment purchases and annual city-wide street cleaning were discussed, with action being tabled for further review.
    The Mayor noted that Janelle Gegg has agreed to fill the vacancy on the Lake Board, created by the resignation of Art Davis, which met with full council approval.
    In regard to the Wastewater Treatment Plant UV Disinfection Project, a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to add the construction of concrete foundations for a future UV unit, as proposed.  Motion carried unanimously.
    Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to adjourn at 11:20 a.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

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