CITY OF WEEPING WATER
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
JUNE 8, 2009
CITY OF WEEPING WATER
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
JUNE 8, 2009
Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 9:00 a.m. on June 8, 2009 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll: Bob McCaulley, Melody Falcone and Mitch Miller. Absent: Ray Frew. Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the June 4, 2009 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. Notice of the change of time for said meeting was posted in three public places in the City on June 4, 2009. The location of a posting of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor. Minutes of the May 11, 2009 meeting were approved as presented.
Chuck Cook presented the Monthly Rescue Squad Report, noting that there were 10 rescue calls during the month, resulting in a total of 62 man hours. It was noted that the replacement of the windshield in unit 212 was recently completed.
Council Member Miller introduced the following Ordinance and moved its adoption:
ORDINANCE NO. 585
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF VARIOUS PURPOSE BONDS, SERIES 2009, OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA, IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($170,000) ISSUED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE COST OF PAVING INTERSECTIONS AND AREAS FORMED BY THE CROSSING OF STREETS AND ALLEYS WITHIN THE CITY IN STREET IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 2008-1 AND PAYING THE COST OF PAVING STREETS AND ALLEYS WITHIN SAID DISTRICT EXCLUSIVE OF SAID INTERSECTIONS; PRESCRIBING THE FORM OF SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR A SINKING FUND AND FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF TAXES TO PAY SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF BONDS; AUTHORIZING THE DELIVERY OF THE BONDS TO THE PURCHASER; PROVIDING FOR THE DISPOSITION OF THE BOND PROCEEDS AND ORDERING THE ORDINANCE PUBLISHED IN PAMPHLET FORM
and moved that the statutory rule requiring reading on three different days be suspended. Council Member Falcone seconded the motion to suspend the rules and upon roll call vote on the motion the following Council Members voted yea: McCaulley, Falcone and Miller. Nays: None. The motion to suspend the rules was adopted by three-fourths of the Council and the statutory rule was declared suspended for consideration of said ordinance. Said Ordinance was then read by title and thereafter Council Member Miller moved for final passage of the ordinance, which motion was seconded by Council Member Falcone. The Mayor then stated the question was “Shall Ordinance No. 585 be passed and adopted?” Upon roll call vote, the following Council Members voted Yea: McCaulley, Falcone and Miller. Nays: None. The passage and adoption of said ordinance having been concurred by three-fourths of all members of the council, the Mayor declared the ordinance adopted and the Mayor in the presence of the council signed and approved the ordinance and the Clerk attested the passage and approval of the same and affixed her signature thereto and ordered the Ordinance to be published in pamphlet form as provided therein and to be posted in three public places within the City. A true correct and complete copy of said ordinance is on file at the City Clerk’s Office.
Motion by Falcone, seconded by McCaulley to approve the Bond Purchase Agreement between the City of Weeping Water and Ameritas Investment Corporation. Motion carried with McCaulley, Falcone and Miller voting aye. Nays: None.
Ben Day of Olsson Associates provided an update on the status of the Wastewater Treatment Plant UV Disinfection Project. Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to approve Pay Request #3 in the amount of $13,030.42 for construction completed to date in regard to said project. Motion carried with McCaulley, Falcone and Miller voting aye. Nays: None.
Don Day of Olsson Associates provided a brief summarization of the proposed “Gospel Run Bank Stabilization Project”, and provided a proposal for professional engineering services for the same. Motion by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to approve the Letter Agreement for Professional Services between the City of Weeping Water and Olsson Associates for said project. Motion carried unanimously.
Copies of the Monthly Police Activity Report were distributed for Council review, noting that there were 189 hours patrolled during the month with 42 calls of service, resulting in 8 citations and 8 warnings being issued.
Bruce Sorensen presented the Monthly Water/Wastewater Report and presented the proposal received from Layne Christensen Company for replacement of the existing vertical turbine pump in well #1. Motion by Miller, seconded by Falcone to approve said proposal with total project cost being $10,690.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Rob Bauers presented the Monthly Maintenance Report and addressed various areas of concern. Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to pursue measures of dust control on the unpaved road around the city lakes and at the site of the basketball courts, following appropriate grading of said areas. Motion carried unanimously. It was agreed to pursue dust control measures on the road to the Wastewater Treatment plant as soon as the UV Disinfection Project is completed. Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to install 6 x 6 treated posts at designated intervals to serve as a barrier for the parking area above the ball diamond, replacing the existing deteriorated utility poles. It was noted that treated boards would be attached to the top of several of the posts to serve as benches. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Falcone, seconded by Miller to eliminate the deteriorated crows nest at the ball diamond and replace with a combination bench/table and an electric pedestal for use in operating the scoreboard. Due to the current condition of the dugout walls, it was agreed to remove the deteriorating blocks, fill in the dugout out area with dirt, and pour a concrete pad for the base of the dugout, as the ball season schedule allows. It was agreed to install two permanent horseshoe pits and two temporary pits near the Weeping Water Trail.
Motion by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to approve the applications of Lawrence Mozena and Shane Yard to join the Fire Department, based on the recommendation of the Fire Department. Motion carried unanimously.
A summary of recent Health Board activity was discussed, noting the need for continued monitoring of various properties in need of maintenance. Also addressed was the need to monitor specific areas where accessory building and/or fences have been constructed without acquiring appropriate permits for the same.
Updates were provided on the ongoing FEMA Flood Insurance Study and the proposed early warning systems improvements.
A proposal requesting membership in the Scenic Weeping Water Valley Association was presented for council consideration, with action being tabled for further review.
It was agreed to schedule a public hearing on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. to consider an application for the city’s Community Development Reuse Program.
Due to continued problems with misuse of the brush/compost site, a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to specify that use of the site is designated for Weeping Water residents only. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to allow the closing of a portion of Eldora Avenue on Saturday, September 26, 2009 for a car show, as requested by the Chamber of Commerce’s Fall Festival Committee. Motion carried unanimously.
Correspondence received was presented for council review, after which, a motion was made by Miller, seconded by Falcone to approve the following claims: Salaries-10,449.21; DT Imp Bond pmt-25,272.50; Farmers & Merchants Bank, whlg, s/c-2,832.21; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, sls tx, whlg-1,248.64; OPPD, util-3,023.30; United Healthcare, ins-3,488.99; Windstream, util-531.72; Black Hills Energy, util-440.47; Alltel, util-178.97; Ameritas, emp ben-1,082.15; PeopleService, prof-11,746.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,797.75; Constellation Energy, util-279.44; Aflac, emp ben-26.62; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-820.00; Post Office, pstg-201.00; Miller Monroe Farrell, ins pmt-4,083.00; EMS Billing, reimb-394.50; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-18.00; Weeping Water Public Library, reimb-738.00; Banyon Data Systems, prof-195.00; Olsson Associates, prof-466.70; Great Plains One Call, serv-2.85; Plattsmouth Journal, publ, subsc-323.09; CLIA Laboratory Program, prof-150.00; WW Express Lane,sup-222.54; Hoss’s Lawn Care, maint-50.00; SyracuseVeterinary Service, prof-161.03; JP Cooke Co., off sup-45.05; Reliable Office Supply, sup-316.47; WW Foods, maint-50.84; Better Business, off sup-198.00; Dana F. Cole & Co., prof-3375.00; H. Stubbendieck, mlg-50.60; K. Gerdes, mlg-28.60; D. Hall, Humane Officer-1,021.39; Mick’s Diesel Repair, rep-908.58; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-27.99; L. Wipf reimb-35.00; M. Barrett, reimb-35.00; R. Wilson, reimb-70.00; P. Petereit, reimb-35.00; A. Snodgrass, sup reimb-71.44; HD Waterworks, imp-2,975.50; Cass County Sheriff, prof-2,711.80; WW Public School, liquor lic trans-850.00; Allmed, sup-12.00; Lifeguard MD Inc., sup-288.14; M. Weber, trng reimb-50.00; Timron’s Plumbing, rep-550.00; Aqua Chem Inc., sup-743,70; Linweld, sup-81.50; Medco Supply, sup-99.58; Central States Group, rep-47.56; W. Wilson, ump fees-15.00; M. Wilson, ump fees-85.00; Lou’s Sporting Goods, sup-273.49; Creative Edge Graphics, signs-1,080.00; Amsan, sup-671.77; Awards Unlimited, sup-8.82; R&R Wilson Welding, equip-1,500.00; Kerns Excavating, maint-200.00; Nebraska Sports, ball sup-869.29; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-360.43; Follet Software Co., sup-82.15; Country Living, bks-24.00; D. Henley, maint-100.00; Shaffer Communications, prof-365.00; J. Aronson, mlg-82.50; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-2,204.58; Stop N Shop, fuel-257.76 Fleet Services, fuel-227.72; United Seeds Inc., sup-240.00; General Fire & Safety, sup-132.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk