CITY OF WEEPING WATER
PUBLIC HEARING/CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
MAY 11, 2009
CITY OF WEEPING WATER
PUBLIC HEARING/CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
MAY 11, 2009
Mayor Howard Stubbendieck opened the public hearing regarding the request for a Conditional Use Permit for Darwin and Martin Agena to construct a garage as a primary structure on a residential lot and the request for a Conditional Use Permit for James and Carolyn Flint to operate a home business in a residential zone at 6:00 p.m. on May 11, 2009 at City Hall. Council members answering roll were Bob McCaulley, Mitch Miller and Ray Frew. Absent: Melody Falcone.
Notice of the public hearing and regular monthly meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the May 7, 2009 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal, as well as being posted in three public places in the city on May 1, 2009. The location of the posting of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was announced by the Mayor.
Based on the recommendation of the Planning Board, a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Frew to approve a Conditional Use Permit for Darwin and Martin Agena for construction of a garage as a primary structure on a residential lot in a Medium Density Residential Zoning District. Motion carried with McCaulley, Miller and Frew voting aye. Nays: None. Based on the recommendation of the Planning Board, a motion was made by Miller, seconded by Frew to approve a Conditional Use Permit for James and Carolyn Flint to operate a home business in a Medium Density Residential Zoning District. Motion carried with McCaulley, Miller and Frew voting aye. Nays: None.
The Public Hearing was closed and the monthly meeting was opened with all members except Falcone answering roll. Minutes of the April 13, 2009 meeting were approved as presented.
The Monthly Police Activity Report was presented, in which it was noted that 177 hours were patrolled during the month with 43 calls of service, resulting in 15 warnings and 9 citations being issued.
Ben Day of Olsson Associates advised that he has inspected the “Gospel Run” area and addressed concerns of severe erosion, which the Council agreed to authorize pursuit of feasible solutions for the same.
Motion by Frew, seconded by McCaulley to adopt Resolution No. 09-08, which authorizes the City’s declaration of intent under Internal Revenue Code Regulation Section 1.150-2 to provide for the advancement of funds as a result of the indebtedness incurred in connection with the construction of sewer system improvements in Sanitary Sewer District No. 2009-1, and to authorize reimbursement of expenditures made by the City in connection with said project from proceeds of the issuance of its debt obligations. Motion carried with McCaulley, Miller and Frew voting aye. Nays: None.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to approve Pay Request No. 2 in the amount of $31,725.45 for construction completed to date in regard to the Wastewater Treatment Plant UV Disinfection Project. Motion carried with McCaulley, Miller and Frew voting aye. Nays: None.
No Monthly Rescue Squad or Fire Department Report was available, but a motion was made by Miller, seconded by Frew to approve the Fire Department Application of Brad Wright, which was presented for consideration. Motion carried with all members of the Council present voting aye. Copies of the Monthly Water/Wastewater Report were presented for council review in the absence of Bruce Sorensen. Rob Bauers was present to discuss monthly maintenance activities. In regard to Health Board issues, the City Attorney provided an update on ongoing issues pertaining to zoning/building code violations, and the City Clerk was advised to send letters to owners of properties that need to be mowed.
An update was provided in regard to the acquisition of a new brush/compost site, as there have been continual problems with people abusing the current brush site by disposing of grass clippings and leaves. As grass and leaves are not allowed at the current site, it was agreed to keep the gate locked and post signs advising of the same. Efforts will continue to be pursued to provide a new brush/compost site.
In regard to several requests for assistance requested by the Limestone Day Committee, it was agreed that the committee would be provided with access to necessary replacement items such as light bulbs, garbage bags, sanitation items, etc., and would provide authorization to contact specific professionals for emergency utility or electrical repairs, but would not authorize that a city employee or city equipment be made available for the event. It was further agreed to that the cost for the Special Events insurance coverage would be paid by the City and to purchase “No Alcoholic Beverages Allowed” signs to be posted at the entrances of the Ball Field and the City Lakes.
An update was provided regarding the FEMA Flood Insurance Study, upcoming public hearings and conference training for Floodplain Managers, all of which will be pursued.
Updates were also provided on the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, and the Joint Purchasing/Grant Program for Early Warning Systems.
It was noted that Dawn Hall has assumed the position of Animal Control Officer, which met with full council approval. Notice of the same, with contact numbers, will be posted on the web site and at various locations in the city.
The following correspondence and notices received were presented for Council review: Galaxy Cable- notice of price increase, Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council-notice of upcoming annual meeting, and Nebraska of Economic Development – Grant Survey. Council members were also reminded of the upcoming Stroke Detection Plus Screening to be held in Weeping Water on May 19th and May 20th at the Methodist Fellowship Hall.
Motion by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to accept the following claims: Salaries-9420.84; Travelers RMD, ins-87.00; Aflac, emp ben-26.62; Alltel, util-72.81; Ameritas, emp ben-1040.30; Black Hills Energy, util-253.99; Constellation New Energy, util-954.46; Farmers & Merchants Bank, whlg, s/c-2587.19; Kansas State Bank, equip pmt-770.62; Miller Monroe Co., ins-4208.00; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, sales tx, whlg-1600.29; OPPD, util-3028.83; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300.00; United Healthcare, ins-3488.99; Windstream, util-545.66; Water Bond pmt-22060.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10677.00; PeopleService, prof-11746.00; General Fire & Safety, maint-317.01; K. Gerdes, mlg, sup reimb-72.95; Cass County Court, ct fees-17.00; Journal Consumer Connection, publ-146.72; H. Stubbendieck, mlg-36.30; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12.00; Fleet Service, fuel-121.71; Stop N Shop, fuel-537.51; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-957.41; Stubbendick Implement, rep-166.91; R. McCaulley, rep-20.00; J. McKinstry, maint-280.00; Meeske Auto Parts, rep-44.40; Fireguard, sup-76.94; Cass County Sheriff, prof-2711.80; Papillion Fire/Rescue, ALS reimb-107.80; Allmed, sup-362.68, EMS Billing, reimb-779.15; Linweld, sup-46.15; Shaffer Communications, rep-473.50; Stacy Bickford, trng reimb-50.00; Sport Supply Group, maint-318.71; Martin Marietta Materials, sup-526.48; Bauers Trucking, LLC, trkg-750.00; Nielsen Fertilizer, sup-186.25; Lou’s Sporting Goods, ball equip-534.73; Union Jack Screen Printing, equip-300.60; Allen Bauers Trucking, trkg-150.00; Pro Shirt Shop, ball equip-126.00; Dean Henley, maint-50.00; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-872.06; HD Supply Waterworks, equip-697.56; Olsson Associates, prof-2333.50; Johnny On The Spot, maint-71.06; General Excavating, cap imp-31725.45; Great Plains One Call, serv-15.15; In The Swim, sup-406.59; Reliable, off sup-99.22; Conley Safety, sup-264.45; R & S Heating & A/C, rep-125.00; Timron’s Plumbing, rep-150.00; Keckler Oil Co., rep-49.18. Motion carried with Miller, Frew and McCaulley voting aye, with McCaulley abstaining from the vote on the claim to himself, due to conflict of interest.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk