CITY OF WEEPING WATER
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
MAY 10, 2010
Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. on May 10, 2010 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll: Bob McCaulley, Ray Frew, Melody Falcone and Mitch Miller. Absent: None. Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the May 6, 2010 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The Mayor noted the posted location of the Open Meeting Act. Minutes of the April 12, 2010 meeting were approved as presented.
Under Open Forum, John & Teresa Bauers discussed existing campground regulations and expressed concerns that a camper was using the campground as a permanent residence. It was noted that the matter of the campground regulations was scheduled to be addressed later in the meeting.
Monthly Reports: Fire Department Report-2 calls during the month; department received two sets of bunker gear donated by Ahrens Grain; proposed costs for Fire School were presented, Rescue Squad Report-9 calls were made in March resulting in a total of 48 man hours; 9 calls were made in April resulting in a total of 71 man hours. As the submission of paper NARSIS forms is in the process of being eliminated, it was requested that the Council include the purchase of an appropriate laptop for filing of the same to be included in the upcoming budget and plan for the purchase of the second laptop in the following year's budget. Water/Wastewater Report-various operational and maintenance activities provided during the month were noted. Maintenance Report-in addition to routine monthly maintenance, the following activities have been completed: Street crack sealing, swimming pool has been sandblasted, painted and is now filled, new diving board has been delivered, city lakes have been stocked, Community Building and former City Hall Building roofs have been repaired, and street sweeping services are to commence as weather permits. It was agreed to obtain prices for painting center lines on Gospel Hill curves and for parking lines on Eldora Avenue. It was also agreed to apply gravel and calcium chloride on the road around the city lakes and to apply calcium chloride on the drive to the Wastewater Treatment Plant and the drive to the basketball courts, all in an effort for dust control measures. Health Board-letters were sent out by the City Attorney during the month regarding various issues and will continue to be monitored. City Attorney Report- letter regarding unpaved street maintenance agreement in Vogler Additon was sent and will continue to be pursued.
The following Ordinance was presented: ORDINANCE NO. 590
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA, AMENDING SECTION 93.40 (A) OF THE WEEPING WATER MUNICIPAL CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR AN INCREASE IN THE ANNUAL LICENSE TAX FOR DOGS AND CATS TO $6.50 FOR EACH DOG OR CAT; TO PROVIDE FOR A DATE UPON WHICH THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.
Motion by Frew, seconded by McCaulley that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 590 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried with McCaulley, Frew, Falcone and Miller voting aye. Nays: None. Said Ordinance will be posted in the manner provided by law, with a true, correct and complete copy of the Ordinance being on file in the City Clerk's Office.
Upon review of the two bids received for Fire, Rescue, and Rural Fire Insurance Coverage, a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to approve the low bid of Continental Western Group in the amount of $5,748. Motion carried unanimously
Ben Day of Olsson Associates advised that although the WWTP UV Disinfection System has been lowered, it is not yet working properly, but that they are currently working with NDEQ to determine a feasible solution, for which Olsson Associates will stand behind.
In regard to the Gospel Run Bank Stabilization Project, highlights of the Project Close Out Meeting, which was held earlier in the day, were provided for council review, noting a punch list of items yet to be completed. Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew to approve Change Order #2, which results in a net increase from original contract price of $12,310.88, and to approve Certificate of Payment No. 3 in the amount of $27,031.43. Motion carried unanimously.
Updated information regarding CDBG 07-PW-020 was provided, noting that a second request for an extension of the completion date to June 10, 2010 has been requested with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and that the monitoring visit for the grant project has been scheduled on June 8, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.
Updates were provided regarding the status of the proposed cell tower construction, the pending payment for the snowstorm disaster grant and the pending Early Warning System Grant Application.
The monthly Police Activity Report was provided, noting that there were 179 hours patrolled during the month, with 54 calls of service, resulting in 7 citations and 19 warnings being issued.
In regard to the suggestion of reviewing the Campground Regulations, McCaulley expressed strong concerns that if the regulations weren't changed, he was thinking of resigning from the City Council. McCaulley specifically expressed concern with the time frame that a camper could be parked in the same spot, improperly licensed campers and concerns with people using the campground as a residence. Following a considerable amount of discussion, a motion was made by McCaulley to change the Campground
Regulations, which motion died for lack of a second. Motion by Falcone, seconded by Miller to forward the Campground Regulations to the City Lake Committee for review and have them report their decision to the City Council prior to the next meeting. Ayes: Frew, Miller and Falcone. Nays: McCaulley.
It was agreed to set the date for a public hearing on a Reuse Loan Application on Monday, May 17, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. and to set the date for a Special Meeting to act on bids received for the former City Hall Building on May 17, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.
Various zoning compliance issues were addressed and will continue to be monitored.
Motion by Falcone, seconded by Miller to approve the proposal of Quality Fence Company to replace the damaged backstop fencing and an adjoining 40 foot section of fencing at a cost of $3,428.09, and to request cost sharing for the same from the school. Motion carried unanimously.
A list of upcoming meetings and workshops was provided for council review, after which a motion was made by Miller, seconded by Falcone to approve the following claims: Salaries-8,114.79; Aflac, emp ben-26.62; Ameritas, emp ben-1,223.94; Black Hills Energy, util-263.83; Constellation New Energy, util-494.95; Farmers & Merchants Bk, whlg-3,093.28; Kansas State Bank, equip pmt-770.62; Nebr. Dept. Rev., sales tx, whlg-1,802.16; OPPD, util-3,103.34; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-530.00; United Healthcare, ins-3,833.83; Verizon, util-122.40; Windstream, util-73.11; PeopleService, prof-11,499.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,486.00; Post Office, pstg-400.00; Judds Bros Construction, cap imp-39,561.03; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-1,228.36; WW Foods, maint-60.54; Paper Tiger Shredding, maint-75.00; R & S Htg/AC, rep-350.00; Reliable, off sup-117.44; D. Hall, animal control-781.17; K. Gerdes, sup reimb-95.23; Syracuse Veterinary, serv-97.44; Cornhusker State Industries, equip-7,957.00; Dana F. Cole & co., prof-3,600.00; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12.00; T. Anderson, maint-176.00; Stop N Shop,fuel-362.56; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-114.84; WW Express Lane, fuel-96.33; Fleet Services, fuel-145.22; Keckler Oil, rep-553.73; Creative Edge Graphics, signs-729.00; Olsson Associates, prof-2,973.28; Whiz Repair, rep-185.00; Cass Co. Sheriff, prof-2,711.80; Allmed, sup-365.34; Linweld, sup-35.10; EMS Billing, reimb-330.73; SE Com. College, trng-826.20; Shaffer Communications, equip-850.00; NMC Exchange, equip rental-130.00; Cass County Little League, lge fees-300.00; Ash Grove Cement Co., lease pmt-10.00; Nielsen Fertilizer, maint-246.99; Willow Lake Fish Hatchery, maint-980.00; Timron Plumbing, rep-300.00; A. Morlan, bk reimb-12.78; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-543.56; SE Seamless Gutter, rep-199.00; Roofer's Inc., roof rep-6,625.00; Choice Electric, maint-290.00; Miller Monroe, ins pmt-4,380.00; Columbus Telegram, publ-161.05; C. Heath, sup reimb-380.76; Aqua Chem, equip-1,963.70; Great Plains One Call, serv-22.04; Ball reg reimb: M. Nehring-20.00; S. Barber-40.25; B. Meredith-20.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Falcone, seconded by Miller to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk