Weeping Water Nebraska




FEBRUARY 8, 2010


Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 P.M., on February 8, 2010 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll:  Bob McCaulley, Melody Falcone, and Ray Frew.  Absent:  Mitch Miller.  Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the February 4, 2010 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.  The posted location of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act was noted by the Mayor.  Minutes of the January 11, 2010 meeting were approved as presented.

Upon review of the three bids received for renewal of municipal insurance coverage, a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Frew to approve the low bid of Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies in the amount of $17,475, rejecting the offer for terrorism coverage.  Motion carried unanimously.

The following Monthly Reports were presented:  POLICE REPORT-copies of the monthly report were distributed for council review, noting that there were 182 hours patrolled during the month with 32 calls of service resulting in 19 warnings and 5 citations being issued.  Dave Lamprecht advised that he will work with the County Sheriff to set up a meeting with city officials to discuss law enforcement contract issues.  WATER/WASTEWATER REPORT- Bruce Sorensen presented the monthly report, noting that the new well controls have been installed and are working properly.  It was also noted that preliminary testing of the lowering of the UV System at the Wastewater Treatment Plant has been successful and will be completed as weather permits. MAINTENANCE REPORT- Rob Bauers presented the monthly report and noted that snow removal consumed most of the time during the month.  Rob agreed to contact an electrician to pursue the necessary wiring for the generator to be compatible with connections at the city water wells, the Auditorium and Emergency Management generators.  FIRE/RESCUE REPORT-no reports were available for either department, but the City Attorney’s report regarding the request for Volunteer Rescue Squad membership perks was presented,  in which it was noted that allowing the same would be in violation of state statutes.

An update was provided on letters that were sent out during the past month regarding snow removal and vehicles left parked on public streets during recent storms.

A proposed ordinance revising parking regulations during inclement weather between October 1st and May 1st of each year was presented for council review with action on the same being tabled for further review and revisions.

In regard to the Gospel Run Bank Stabilization Project, a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Falcone to approve Change Order #1 resulting in a net decrease in contract price of $1,366.00, to approve Certificate of Payment #1 to Judds Bros. Construction for construction completed to date in the amount of $39,148.38, and to approve the request for a winter shutdown on said project, with a startup date no later than April 1, 2010.  Motion carried unanimously.

Recommendations from the City Attorney regarding the proposed Ground Lease for the cell tower were addressed with action being tabled for further review.

Motion by Frew, seconded by Falcone to adopt Resolution No. 10-02, which authorizes the purchase of a 2010 Erskine Snow Blower attachment for the Bobcat from Stubbendick Implement in the amount of $5,500, authorizes financing of the same for a three year period with First National Bank & Trust in Syracuse, Nebraska, and authorizes the Mayor to execute the necessary documents reflecting the same.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Falcone, seconded by Frew to approve the request of F & B Constructors Inc., for a formal contract performance time extension to April 30, 2010, due to inspection and special order delays, and to authorize the Mayor’s execution of a letter to the Nebraska Department of Economic Development requesting approval of the same.  Motion carried unanimously.

Copies of the Annual Library Report and January Library Board minutes were presented for council review.  It was agreed to set up a meeting with members of the Library Board to discuss future plans for the Library.

Disposition of the City Hall Building was discussed, and it was agreed to begin pursuit of the legal process for the same.

It was agreed to maintain the existing park use fees for the 2010 ball season.

The Clerk was advised to advertise for bids for operation of the concession stand and to advertise for summer employment positions, with action for same to be considered at the March meeting.

An update on the “Cass County Going Green” recycling program was provided by the Clerk, along with the proposed schedule that the recycling trailer will be in Weeping Water.  As these trailers will accommodate newspaper, it was agreed to eliminate the current “paper trailer”.  A Kick-off promotional event for the recycling program will be held at the Cass County Fair Ground Expo Building on Saturday, February 27th from 1-4 p.m.  Additional information will be posted on the city web site, the city newsletter and on the county website.

It was agreed to pursue the proper procedure for declaring specific items as excess property and disposition of the same.

Replacement of the diving board/boards at the Swimming Pool was discussed with action being tabled to allow for input from the Pool Board.

Motion by Falcone, seconded by McCaulley to approve the proposed three year contract with Lawn Order for lawn care at the Ball Park, subject to approval by the School Board, per terms of the Lease Agreement between the City and the School.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Falcone, seconded by Frew to approve the following claims:  Salaries-10,828.48; Paving Bond int pmt-2,833.57; Farmers & Merchants Bank, whlg, s/c-2,984.35; Aflac, emp ben-26.62; Ameritas, emp ben-1,190.60; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-1,021.00; Ball Insurance, ins-1,521.00; Black Hills Energy,util-418.09; Constellation New Energy, util-1,500.03; D. Hall, animal control-998.31; Kansas State Bank, equip pmt-770.62; Nebr. Dept. Revenue, sales tax, whlg-1,913.90; OPPD, util-3,424.51; T. Anderson, maint-20.00; United Healthcare, ins-3,833.83; Verizon Wireless, util-120.11; Windstream, util-529.36; transfer funds for CD purchases-185,000.00; post office, pstg-200.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,505.00; PeopleService, prof-11,499.00; American Legal Publishing, prof-639.00; K. Gerdes, mtg/mlg-57.00; WW Foods, sup-13.67; Chamber of Commerce, mtg, dues-52.00; Stop N Shop, fuel-663.04; Syracuse Medical Center, serv-94.00; Fleet Services, fuel-640.67; BK Boylan, trkg/sup-1,371.08; Keckler Oil Co., rep-520.67; Stubbendick Implement, equip-445.00; Paltec Truck Equipment, rep-97.95; Bauers Trucking, LLC, trkg/sup-613.00; Bobcat of Omaha, rep-366.16; Olsson Associates, prof-2,739.25; Allen Bauers Trucking, trkg-422.50; Shaffer Communications, equip-731.71; Cass County Sheriff, prof-2,711.80; EMS Billing, reimb-310.14; L. Klostermeyer, resc reimb-30.00; Allmed, sup-497.32; Linweld, sup-78.18; D. Henley, maint-130.00; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-727.06; HD Waterworks, equip-2,957.84; Great Plains One Call, serv-8.32; West-E-Con, cap imp-6,789.55; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-419.62.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Frew to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously.


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Kay Gerdes, City Clerk                 Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor