Weeping Water Nebraska

JULY 13, 2009

    Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. on July 13, 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 July 9, 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 June 8 and June 22, 2009 meetings 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 65 man hours.  EMS Billing Services, Inc., provided a proposed rate schedule agreement for 2009 through 2012, with action on the same being tabled for further review.
    Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew to approve the Fire Department’s recommendation to purchase a sign to be posted at the Fire Barn which lists the contact number for obtaining a
local burn permit.  Motion carried unanimously. 
    Motion by Frew, seconded by Falcone to approve the annual authority for Fire-Extrication/Hazmat Billing, LLP to bill for hazardous material incidents and extrication services provided by the Weeping Water Fire Department and to approve the proposed billing rate schedule attachment.  Motion carried unanimously.
    The Monthly Police Activity Report was provided noting that there were 20 calls of service during the month resulting in 11 citations and 13 warnings being issued.
    Following discussion with Terry & Chris Meeske regarding the condition of a concrete wall adjoining City Hall and the Meeske Auto Parts building, a motion was made by Miller, seconded by McCaulley that the City of Weeping Water would equally share the costs with the Meeskes for appropriate repair of the wall.  Motion carried unanimously.  The City Attorney agreed to prepare a legal agreement regarding the same.
    Bruce Sorensen presented the Monthly Water/Wastewater Report and provided an update on the following concerns:  the existing vertical turbine pump in well #1 has been replaced with a new stainless steel submersible pump, lowering the pump setting from the existing location, and is now again in service after obtaining the required water sampling results.  It was noted that additional sampling will be completed to monitor a continued nitrate level increase.
    The Monthly Maintenance Report was provided by Rob Bauers noting various street conditions, manhole covers that need repairs, and proposed improvements at the ball field and along the trail.  It was noted that approval was given to purchase a Scag 61” ZTR mower at a cost of $6,500, replacing the Snapper mower which is currently inoperable.  A proposal for a specific grass treatment at the ball field, which should promote better root control was tabled for further review.
    The City Attorney provided an update on the conditions of various properties in need of maintenance and agreed to pursue the necessary measures to assure compliance with city codes.
    Ben Day of Olsson Associates provided an update on the status of the WWTP UV Disinfection Project, noting that a change order will be prepared to reflect the proper elevations for the new manhole, with any costs for the same to be assumed by Olsson Associates.  It was agreed that the city would assume the costs for proper grouting of the existing manhole.
    It was noted that the topographic survey has been completed for the Gospel Run Bank Stabilization Project, and a special meeting was scheduled at 8:00 a.m. on July 15, 2009 to go over the conceptual design and proposed costs for the same.
    The City Attorney was authorized to pursue the appropriate action on delinquent Reuse Loans.
    Motion by Frew seconded by Falcone to approve the proposal for Silver Membership in the Scenic Weeping Water Valley Association with annual dues for the same being $100.  Motion carried unanimously.
    Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to renew the city’s membership with Southeast Nebraska Development District with annual dues being $1,575.00.  Motion carried unanimously.  No action was taken on the request for SENDD Housing Support membership.
    Updates were provided on the status of the new brush/compost site and the LPA Financial Management Certification, both of which will continue to be pursued.    Correspondence received was presented for council review, which included summarized results of the recent Stroke Detection Plus Screening, information regarding Galaxy Cable Internet services, Black Hills Energy, and PCS Phosphate.
    The Clerk provided an update on the proposed Cass County Recycling Program, which received a favorable response from the Council.
    Preliminary budget projections were addressed and will continue to be pursued.
    Motion by Falcone, seconded by McCaulley to approve the following claims: Salaries-15,760.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10740.62; PeopleService, prof-11,746.00; Post Office, pstg-200.00; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, sls tx, whlg-1,425.28; Alltel, util-68.72; Aflac, emp ben-26.62; Ameritas, emp ben-1,053.16; Black Hills Energy, util-42.18; Constellation New Energy, util-40.84; Farmers & Merchants Bank, whlg, s/c-3,581.26; Kansas State Bank, equip pmt-770.62; OPPD, util-4,004.74; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300.00; United Healthcare, ins-3,488.99; Windstream, util-571.60; Bond Int pmt-3,216.25; Mr. Landscape, maint-235.77; R & S Heating/AC, rep-226.00; Fleet Services, fuel, sup-323.67; Taste of Home, bks-11.00; Sensus Metering System, rep-220.00; HD Waterworks, cap imp-5,100.19; Heartland Machine & Welding, imp-1,660.00; Layne Christensen, well rep-10,690.00; Stop N Shop, sup-591.26; General Excavating, cap imp-13,030.42; Ump Fees: A. Schneider-50.00; B. Lawrence-315.00; D. Hlavac-100.00; D. McKenzie-570.00; M. Wilson-170.00; ET Lawn & Leisure, rep-274.00; Journal Consumer Connection, publ-107.87; K. Gerdes, pstg/mlg reimb-50.20; NEFSMA, mtg-10.00; Miller Monroe Farrell, ins pmt-1976.00; Syracuse Veterinary, serv-35.87; Unlimited Visions, off sup-118.94; WW Foods, rep/maint-65.68; D. Hall, animal Control, reimb-1,486.65; Nebr. U.C. Fund, unemp-176.63; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12.00; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-389.77; T. Campbell, serv-62.50; Johnny On The Spot, maint-165.00; Consumer Report, bks-26.00; Nebr. Rural Water Assoc., dues-175.00; Dale P. Nielsen, park imp-314.55; Concrete Industries, park imp-225.00; Great Plains One Call, serv-11.76; D. Henley, maint-100.00; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-1,986.05; Stubbendick Implement, rep-245.92; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-590.58; Olsson Associates, prof-672.25; R & R Wilson Welding, rep-48.64; B&W Company, st sweeping-2,500.00; NSVFA, dues-225.00; Creative Edge Graphics, sup-95.00; Whiz Repair,maint-175.00; Shaffer Communications, rep-1,012.35; Cass County Sheriff, prof-2,711.80; EMS Billing, reimb-760.96; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins reimb-605.24; Papillion Fire and Rescue, ALS reimb-184.80; Linweld, sup-86.30; Lifeguard MD, sup-175.00; Allmed, sup-278.73; WW Express Lane, sup-293.71; L. Barrett, trng reimb-50.00; Aqua Chem, sup-710.08; Husker Chem Sales, maint-879.86; Nielsen Fertilizer, maint-161.13; Kerns Excavating, maint-200.00.  Motion carried unanimously.  It was noted that the June claim for Nebraska Sports in the amount of $869.29 was in error and should be deleted.    Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to adjourn at 8:15 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

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