Weeping Water Nebraska




JULY 27, 2010

The Weeping Water City Council met in special session at 9:00 a.m. on July 27, 2010 at City Hall for the purpose of acting on a bonding ordinance for the Gospel Run Bank Stabilization Project (Flood Control Bonds), as well as addressing other matters brought to the attention of the Council.  Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the meeting to order and announced the posted location of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act.  Council members answering roll were Mitch Miller, Kelly Nutter, Bob McCaulley and Ray Frew.  Absent:  None.  Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the July 22, 2010 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal and by posting in three public places in the city on July 16, 2010.

Council Member McCaulley introduced Ordinance No. 592 entitled:

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF FLOOD CONTROL BONDS OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA, IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($185,000) FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING FLOOD CONTROL IMPROVEMENTS TO PREVENT FLOODING WITHIN THE CITY; PRESCRIBING THE FORM OF SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF TAXES TO PAY THE SAME; PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF THE BONDS; AUTHORIZING THE DELIVERY OF THE BONDS TO THE PURCHASER; PROVIDING FOR THE DISPOSITION OF THE BOND PROCEEDS AND ORDERING THE ORDINANCE PUBLISHED IN PAMPHLET FORM and moved that the statutory rule requiring reading on three different days be suspended.  Council Member Miller seconded the motion to suspend the rules and upon roll call vote on the motion the following Council Members voted yea:  Miller, Nutter, McCaulley and Frew.  Nays:  None.  The motion to suspend the rules was adopted by a majority of the Council and the statutory rule was declared suspended for consideration of said Ordinance.  Said Ordinance was then read by title and thereafter Council Member Miller moved for final passage of the ordinance, which motion was seconded by Council Member Frew.  The Mayor then stated the question was “Shall Ordinance No. 592 be passed and adopted?”  Upon roll call vote, the following Council Members voted yea:  Miller, Nutter, McCaulley and Frew.  Nays:  None.  The passage and adoption of said ordinance having been concurred in by a majority of all members of the Council, the Mayor declared the ordinance adopted and the Mayor in the presence of the Council signed and approved the ordinance and the Clerk attested the passage and approval of the same and affixed her signature thereto and ordered the Ordinance to by published in pamphlet form as provided therein and to be posted in three public places within the City.  A true, correct and complete copy of said Ordinance is on file at the office of the City Clerk.

Mike and Barb Slattery addressed the Council regarding the Scenic Weeping Water Valley Association’s efforts in proposing an amendment to the Cass County Zoning Regulations to include an Agri Tourism Zoning Designation to assist in local economic development endeavors.  Following discussion, a motion was made by Frew, seconded by McCaulley to adopt Resolution No. 10-07, which authorizes support of the same by the Weeping Water City Council.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Nutter, seconded by Miller to approve the final pay request of Judds Bros., which includes the retainage withheld for completion of the Gospel Run Bank Stabilization Project.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to authorize Judds Bros., to proceed with the proposed estimated items and costs to repair the areas of the Gospel Run Bank Stabilization Project which were damaged as a result of recent flooding.  Motion carried unanimously.

Action on the request for cost sharing the extra 2 inches of concrete for the alley behind the Auditorium was tabled until actual costs could be reviewed.

Motion by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to approve the Sales Tax Committee’s proposal for distribution of sales tax revenue for 2010-11, which includes allocations for the final pool improvement loan payment, a portion of the fire truck payment, the trail loan payment, the motor vehicle tax allocation, and the auditorium loan payment.  Motion carried unanimously.  Budget proposals for the ensuing fiscal year were discussed and will continue to be pursued.

Based on the recommendation of the Library Board, the employment application of Christina Lawrence to work as a Sub Librarian was presented for consideration, which met with full council approval.

Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to adjourn at 9:45 a.m.  Motion carried unanimously.


/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor

/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk