CITY OF WEEPING WATER
PUBLIC HEARING/CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
APRIL 12, 2010
Mayor Howard Stubbendieck opened the public hearing at 5:45 p.m. on April 12, 2010 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll: Bob McCaulley, Melody Falcone, Mitch Miller and Ray Frew. Absent: None. The purpose of the public hearing was to consider action on the request for a Small Tract Subdivision, requested by Timothy and Michelle Dieter and to consider annexation of a portion of said property.
Notice of the public hearing and monthly meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the April 1, 2010 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.
Members of the Council reviewed the information presented regarding the proposed small tract subdivision. 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. The Mayor announced the posted location of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act. Minutes of the March 8, 2010 meeting were approved as presented.
Based on the recommendation of the Planning Board, a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to adopt Resolution No. 10-05, which approves an administrative Subdivision of Lot 49 in the NW1/4 of the SW1/4 of Section 1, T10N., R11E., of the 6th P.M., City of Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska, to be known as the "Dieter-Lawson Subdivision". Motion carried unanimously. In regard to annexation of a portion of said property, it was agreed that due to property use and location, there was no need to pursue annexation of the same.
Under Open Forum, the following issues were addressed: Steve Mason expressed interest in the consideration of local contractors for miscellaneous city construction projects. The Pool Board Report was presented for council review, addressing various operation and maintenance issues. Motion by Falcone, seconded by McCaulley to approve the recommendation of a fifth member of the Pool Board and to approve the appointment of April Cave for the same. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to approve the recommended pool employees and wage scale for the 2010 season. Motion carried unanimously. Ron Wilson requested clearance for placement of sludge on farm ground outside the city limits, but within the city jurisdiction. Motion by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to approve the appropriate sludge application on said property and to provide the requested letter of authorization for the same. Motion carried unanimously. Following review of an Application for a Special Designated Liquor License for Hopkins Tavern to operate a beer garden during Limestone Days on June 26, 2010, a motion was made by Miller, seconded by Falcone to approve said SDL application. Motion carried unanimously.
Monthly Reports: Police Activity Report-183 hours patrolled with 41 calls of service, resulting in 3 citations and 14 warnings being issued. Due to concerns expressed, it was suggested that speed control on West River Street be monitored. Fire Department Report-2 calls during the month. Based on recommendation of the Fire Department, a motion was made by Frew, seconded by McCaulley to approve the application of Bryce Bantz to join the Fire Department. Motion carried unanimously. It was noted that three members were interested in attending the upcoming Fire School. Water/Wastewater Report-various operational and maintenance activities provided during the month were noted. A brief update on the recent NRD Groundwater Management Meeting that was held in Weeping Water on April 8, 2010 was provided. Maintenance Report-it was noted that various projects have been completed at the City Lakes, the Ball Field and the Swimming Pool in anticipation of spring activities, and that roof replacement on the Pool Bath House and the Ball Park Restroom Building has been completed. Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller to approve the bid received from McGill Restoration to sandblast, remove and replace defective caulking and paint the swimming pool at a cost of $9,695. Motion carried with Falcone, Miller and Frew voting aye. Nays: McCaulley. Health Board-the Mayor and City Attorney agreed to assess the areas of concern and pursue the necessary measures to assure compliance.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller to approve the City Lake Committee's proposal for the fish stocking program. Motion carried unanimously
USW Utility Group presented a proposal for the operation and maintenance of the water/wastewater systems, with action being tabled for further review.
An update was provided on the US Cellular tower proposal. It was noted that the Board of Adjustment denied the request for a Variance of height restrictions and that US Cellular will evaluate other feasible options to comply with city regulations.
Following review of bids received for excess city property, a motion was made by Falcone, seconded by McCaulley to accept the high bid of Wayne Chriswisser for the purchase of the 1976 Fruehauf 45' Semi Trailer Van in the amount of $795, and the high bid of Terry Meeske for the purchase of the WinPower 25kw AC Generator in the amount of $250. Motion carried unanimously.
An update was provided on the Appraisal Reports for the Community Building and the City Hall Building. It was noted that the appropriate measures have been taken to advertise for sealed bids of the City Hall Building with bid opening date being set for May 17, 2010.
Progress on the Gospel Run Bank Stabilization Project was discussed, after which a motion was made by Frew, seconded by Falcone to approve Certificate of Payment #2 to Judds Bros. Construction in the amount of $39,561.03. Motion carried unanimously. Action on approving Change Order #2 was tabled for further clarification.
Based on a recent assessment of street conditions, a motion was made by Frew, seconded by Falcone to approve the bid of Midwest Coatings for the routing and crack sealing of various streets in the amount of $16,500. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller to approve the bid of B & W Co., Inc., to perform city-wide street sweeping services in an amount not to exceed $3,200. Motion carried with Falcone, Miller and Frew voting aye. Nays: McCaulley.
An update was provided on the acquisition and proposed opening of the brush/compost site.
In regard to CDBG #07-PW-020, a motion was made by Frew, seconded by Falcone to approve Drawdown #6 in the amount of $27,813. Motion carried unanimously.
Clarification of the responsibility for street maintenance of the unpaved street in the Vogler Addition was discussed, with the City Attorney being advised to pursue proper notification of the original maintenance agreement.
A copy of the minutes of the Library Board meeting was presented for review and an update was provided on the proposed relocation of the Library facilities.
Recent Permit activity approved included: Building Permit-Bruce Lawson-house; Curb Cut Permit-Glenda Fisher.
Due to recent state legislation which requires a portion of local pet licensing fees to be paid to the State Treasurer, a motion was made by Frew, seconded by McCaulley to increase the city pet license fees by $1.50, and to authorize the City Attorney to prepare an appropriate ordinance pertaining to the same, to be considered for adoption at the next meeting. It was noted that said increase in pet license fees to $6.50 per license would become effective fifteen days after the adoption of said ordinance.
Copies of the Community Building Committee's Building Rental Policies and Guidelines were reviewed and met with full council approval.
Other items addressed included: maintenance measures that need to be taken to preserve the Welcome to Weeping Water sign, possible review and update of the Campground Regulations, and the need for the City Council to be proactive rather than reactive in regard to wind generators in residential yards.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller to approve the following claims: Salaries-8,623.86; Aflac, emp ben-26.62; Ameritas, emp ben-1,098.28; Black Hills Energy, util-377.65; Constellation, util-1,259.29; D. Hall, animal control-1,075.33; Farmers & Merchants Bk, whlg, s/c-2,324.74; HHS Regulation, pool permit-40.00; Kansas State Bank, equip pmt-770.62; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, whlg, sls tx-1,626.32; OPPD, util-3,070.84; SE Girls Softball League, lge fees-300.00; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-1,000.00; United Healthcare, ins-3,833.83; Verizon, util/cell-122.09; Windstream, util-633.52; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,464.62; PeopleService, prof-11,499.00; Post Office, pstg-200.00; Great Plains One Call, serv-21.84; Kerns Excavating, rep-360.00; Staack Furniture, floor covering-3,519.00; Nebr. U.C. Fund, unemp-529.98; Columbus Telegram, pub fees-137.13; Appraisal One, prof-1,500.00; Reliable, off sup-264.27; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12.00; Meeske Auto, rep-187.72; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-968.31; Midwest Farmers Co-op, sup-400.50; Bobcat of Omaha, rep-92.99; Dale P. Nielsen, rep-28.63; Stop N Shop, fuel-173.81; Keckler Oil Co., rep-136.57; Frenzel Trucking, maint-150.00; Amsan, sup-445.46; Bauers Trucking, LLC, maint-540.00; Kerford Limestone, sup-3,087.99; Olsson Associates, prof-939.94; EMS Billing, reimb-422.14; Conney Safety, sup-107.44; Martin Marietta, sup-414.68; Cass County Sheriff, prof-2,711.80; Linweld, sup-113.72; Syracuse Medical Center, vac-176.13; Lawn Order, maint-175.00; United Seeds, sup-412.50; WW Public Library, st aid reimb-738.00; Timron Plumbing, rep-431.00; Martha Stewart Living, bks-23.88; Baker & Taylor, bks-404.46; Nebr. Assigned Risk Pool, ins-38.00; Travelers-RMD, ins pmt-4,853.00; WW Express Lane, fuel-310.25; T. Weber, trng reimb-50.00; R&R Wilson, trkg-200.00; C. Knutson, cap imp-3,820.00; Pro Shirt Shop, sup-63.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Falcone, seconded by Miller to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk