CITY OF WEEPING WATER
PUBLIC HEARING/REGULAR MEETING
DECEMBER 14, 2009
Mayor Howard Stubbendieck opened the public hearing regarding the request for a Conditional Use Permit for Martin and Jamie Agena for a change of location for their dog grooming business at 6:00 p.m. on December 14, 2009 at City Hall. Council members answering roll were Bob McCaulley, Melody Falcone, Mitch Miller and Ray Frew. Absent: None. Notice of the public hearing and regular monthly meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the December 3, 2009 edition of The Journal. The Mayor announced the posted location of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act. It was noted that Martin and Jamie Agena currently have a Conditional Use Permit to operate their dog grooming business out of their residence, but are seeking a new Conditional Use Permit to relocate their business in their garage located across the street from their residence on West M Street, both sites being located in a Medium Density Residential Zone. It was noted that traffic concerns were not considered a problem at the newly proposed location. There being no public objection, the public hearing was closed and the regular monthly meeting was opened with all members of the Council answering roll.
Minutes of the November 9th and December 2nd 2009 meetings were approved as presented.
Based on the Planning Board recommendation, a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to approve the application of Martin and Jamie Agena for a Conditional Use Permit to relocate their dog grooming business to 307 West M Street. Motion carried with all members of the Council voting aye.
Monthly Reports: Police Activity-177 hours patrolled during the month resulting in 16 calls of service with 3 citations and 2 warnings being issued. Discussion regarding the current law enforcement contract was held, with no action being taken; Fire Department-2 fire calls during the month and it was noted that Ahrens Grain Service donated two complete sets of bunker gear to the Department; Rescue Squad-6 rescue calls during the month resulting in a total of 26.89 man hours; Water/Wastewater Report-provided by Bruce Sorensen noted that recent nitrate sampling showed a slight decrease in nitrate level. Due to recent malfunction concerns, a motion was made by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to approve the proposal of West-E-Con for the installation of a new radio control system for the water wells in the amount of $6,798.55. Motion carried unanimously. Maintenance Report-provided by Rob Bauers included an overview of recent snow removal for which the Street Department was commended. Complaints regarding vehicles parked on the streets which inhibited snow removal and proper snow/ice removal on residential and commercial sidewalks were addressed with the Clerk being advised to pursue appropriate notification to the parties in violation of city regulations.
Ben Day of Olsson Associates provided an update on the status of the WWTP UV Disinfection Project and the Gospel Run Bank Stabilization Project, both of which are currently being delayed due to weather conditions. It was noted that pending issues with the Corp of Engineers on the Gospel Run Bank Stabilization Project have been resolved.
Ben also advised that he received notification that the recent application of the City of Weeping Water for CDBG funding to perform a flood and urban drainage systems study was denied.
Following review of the current One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan, it was agreed to propose maintaining the existing one and six year plan, which provides for general maintenance only. The date for the public hearing to consider action on the proposed plan for the ensuing year was scheduled on January 11, 2010 at 5:45 p.m.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Falcone to accept the bid of Shane Hauschild in the amount of $25 for the purchase of Lot 16 in the SW1/4 of the NW ¼ of Section 1, Township 10 North, Range 11 East of the 6th P.M., Cass County, Nebraska, which was previously declared and advertised as excess city property. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to continue pursuit of the US Cellular Tower proposal and to approve the Right of Entry and Testing Agreement for the same. Motion carried unanimously.
It was noted that an allocation from the Eugene C. and Lenore K. Day Foundation Trust in the amount of $6,000 has been received to assist with costs incurred for roof replacement of the swimming pool bath house, and the restroom building and picnic shelter at the ball park.
The Clerk advised of notice received regarding filing deadlines for the upcoming primary election.
Motion by Falcone, seconded by McCaulley to approve Drawdown #4 in regard to CDBG#07-PW-020 requesting $46,474 in CDBG funds, with the local match being $139,646. Motion carried unanimously
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to approve the proposal from Cornhusker State Industries for construction of the office furniture and cabinetry for the office portion of the Auditorium in the amount of $8,665. Motion carried unanimously.
As part of the annual reorganization meeting, a motion was made by Falcone, seconded by Miller to approve the following appointments and standing committees for the ensuing year: Maintenance Supt.,-Robert W. Bauers Jr., City Clerk/Treasurer-Kay Gerdes, Deputy Clerk-Linda Fleming; City Attorney-The Firm of Svoboda and Chebatoris; City Engineer-Olsson Associates; City Depositories-Farmers & Merchants Bank and Heartland Community Bank; Water/Wastewater Maintenance-Contracted with PeopleService; Law Enforcement-Contracted with Cass County Sheriff's Department; City Council President-Ray Frew; Streets/Alleys Committee-Ray Frew and Mitch Miller; Water/Sewer Committee-Melody Falcone and Rob McCaulley, Finance Committee-Mayor, Clerk and All Council Members. Motion carried unanimously. Following review of the list of City Boards and Committees, it was noted that the following have agreed to term re-appointments: Pool Board-Diana Wohlers, Bob McCaulley and Melody Falcone; Housing Authority Board-Keith Hammons; Communications Board-Chuck Cook. It was agreed to change the Health Board membership listing from Dr. Allan Wilsey to Local Health Practitioner and request services as needed from the Weeping Water Clinic. A complete list of all City Boards and Committees is available at the City Clerk's Office and is listed on the city web site.
Information received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency included the following: public notification has been made in The Plattsmouth Journal that the proposed modifications in Base Flood Elevations (BFE) are posted on the FEMA Website, that a 90 day appeal period following the second newspaper publication will be allowed, after which, if there are no appeals submitted, the proposed BFEs will be finalized and become the basis for the floodplain management measures that the City must have in effect in order to remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program.
A newly proposed schedule of Library hours was presented for Council review, which met with full council approval.
Correspondence received was presented for Council review, after which a motion was made by Miller, seconded by Frew to accept the following claims: Salaries-7,865.06; Aflac, emp ben-26.62; Ameritas, emp ben-1,005.05; Black Hills Energy, util-187.79; Constellation New Energy, util-421.98; Farmers & Merchants Bank, whlg-2,142.37; Kansas State Bank, equip pmt-770.62; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-1,617.82; United Healthcare, ins-3,833.83; Nebr. Dept. Rev., sales tax, whlg-1,562.31; OPPD, util-3,259.76; Verizon, util-122.42; Windstream, util-535.90; Post Office, pstg-200.00; PeopleService, prof-11,499.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,557.29; L. Hraban, easement-2,100.00; Columbus Telegram, publ-154.86; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-386.35; Syracuse Veterinary, serv-35.87; Miller Monroe Farrell, ins-3,671.00; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12.00; Stop N Shop, fuel-203.60; Fleet Services, fuel-90.81; NMC Exchange, rep-16.62; Olsson Associates, prof-2,711.60; Keckler Oil Co., rep-216.68; Meeske Auto Parts, rep-111.41; Concrete Industries, rep-144.00; Cass Co., Sheriff, prof-2,711.80; J. Backhaus, mlg reimb-114.05; Shaffer Communications, rep-63.75; EMS Billing, reimb-90.20; Methodist Physicians Clinic, vaccine-109.00; Linweld, sup-23.40; Allmed, sup-473.53; Papillion Fire Dept. ALS reimb-326.70; Baker & Taylor, books-558.63; T. Anderson, maint-84.00; Reliable, off sup-82.98; Business Forms, off sup-374.94; Great Plains One Call, serv-14.14; Kerns Excavating, rep/maint-2,498.75; Fire Ext/Hazmat Billing, reimb-308.50; R. Sterner, reimb-85.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Falcone, seconded by McCaulley to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk