CITY OF WEEPING WATER
PUBLIC HEARING/MONTHLY MEETING
OCTOBER 11, 2010
Mayor Howard Stubbendieck opened the Public Hearing regarding the proposed adoption of the revised Zoning Overlay District Floodplain Management Ordinance at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, October 11, 2010 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll: Bob McCaulley, Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter, and Mitch Miller. Absent: None. Notice of the public hearing was given in advance thereof by publication in the September 23, 2010 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal, as well as being posted in three public places in the City of Weeping Water. The posted location of the Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor.
Members of the Council reviewed the proposed Zoning Overlay District Floodplain Management Ordinance. There being no public objection to the same, the public hearing was closed and the regular monthly meeting was opened with all members of the Council answering roll. Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the October 7, 2010 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. Minutes of the September 13th and September 20th, 2010 meetings were approved as presented.
The following Ordinance was presented:
ORDINANCE NO. 594
AN ORDINANCE INTRODUCED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA CREATING FLOODWAY AND FLOOD FRINGE DISTRICTS DEFINING THE SAME AND SETTING FORTH REGULATIONS THEREOF. Motion by Frew, seconded by McCaulley that the statutory rule requiring reading on three different days be suspended. Motion carried with McCaulley, Frew, Nutter and Miller voting aye. Nays: None. Said Ordinance was then read by title, and thereafter Councilman Miller moved for final passage of the ordinance, which motion was seconded by Councilman Nutter. Motion carried with McCaulley, Frew, Nutter 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.
Under Open Forum, Peter Schneider addressed the Council regarding vehicle parking issues on East Eldora Avenue and agreed to work on a feasible solution to the concerns at large.
Monthly reports available included the following: Water/Wastewater Report presented by Bruce Sorensen, Health Board Report presented by the City Attorney, and the Maintenance Report presented by Rob Bauers.
Upon review of bids received for various street repairs, a motion was made by
Miller, seconded by McCaulley to accept the bid of Ashpalt Maintenance Inc., in the amount of $13,353 for said repairs. Motion carried unanimously.
Updates were provided on the proposed flood repairs to stabilize the Weeping Water Creek Bank and the Gospel Run Channel Bank Stabilization projects.
The following Ordinance was presented:
ORDINANCE NO. 595
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA, AMENDING SECTION 91.30 OF THE WEEPING WATER MUNICIPAL CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR AN OPEN BURNING BAN; TO PROVIDE FOR EXCEPTIONS THERETO; TO PROVIDE FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES OR SECTIONS; TO PROVIDE FOR A DATE UPON WHICH THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT. Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew that the statutory rules requiring reading on three different days be suspended so that Ordinance No. 595 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried with McCaulley, Frew, Nutter 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.
Previously addressed parking concerns along a portion of South Garfield Street, South Elm Street, and near various intersections were discussed and will continue to be monitored. It was agreed to notify the appropriate property owners of the need to cut back trees, brush and other vegetation which is extending out onto public streets.
Upon review of proposals received for the installation of a security system at various city properties, a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Nutter to approve the proposal of SEI Security Equipment, Inc., at a cost of $12,690. Motion carried unanimously.
Updated information on the progress with the Southeast Nebraska Early Warning System Project was provided by the Clerk.
It was agreed by the Council to pursue measures to allow the use of the Auditorium for a community walking program during daytime hours.
Motion by Nutter, seconded by Miller to reimburse mileage costs for two individuals who recently successfully completed EMT classes. Motion carried unanimously.
Correspondence sent and received during the month was presented for Council review. A letter received regarding conditions of the Cemetery will be forwarded to the Cemetery Board.
It was mutually agreed that recognition be made to the Masonic Lodge for their civic contribution in the construction of a new sidewalk from “J” Street south toward the railroad tracks.
Motion by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to accept the following claims: Salaries-10,507.38; Aflac, emp ben-26.62; Ameritas, emp ben-1,089.96; Black Hills Energy, util-186.18; Constellation New Energy, util-9.85; Verizon, util-131.56; Windstream, util-962.12; OPPD, util-4,464.82; WWCBF, concrete reimb-1,497.87; Farmers & Merchants Bank, whlg, s/c-2,867.63; Kansas State Bank, equip pmt-770.62; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, whlg, sls tax-2,147.57; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300.00; United Healthcare, ins-3,842.83; Nebr. State Treasurer, pet lic alloc-32.01; PeopleService, prof-11,499.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,751.87; Post Office, pstg-200.00; Marquette Bank, equip pmt-31,156.25; Loan pmts-196,087.80; Nebr. UC Fund, unemp-316.26; Columbus Telegram, publ-88.52; K. Gerdes, mlg reimb-26.43; Awards Unlimited, sup-6.92; Banyon Data Systems, prof-2,310.00; Rishel & Pfeifer, prof-1.500.00; D. Hall, animal cont-974.37; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12.00; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-576.12; Meeske Auto Parts, rep-123.16; Hoss’s Lawn Care, maint-150.00; Rich Bauers, mach hire-110.00; Dale P. Nielsen, rep-55.33; Bauers Trucking, LLC, rep/maint-1,192.17; Shaffer Communications, rep-185.50; EMS Billing, reimb-935.87; BC/BS of Nebr., resc reimb-2,191.13; Linweld, sup-133.75; Fluid System Components, rep-45.81; Frenzel Trenching, maint-2,660.00; M. Hanes, trng/mlg reimb-773.84; T. Hanes, trng/mlg reimb-773.57; Stop N Shop, fuel-578.43; Fleet Services, fuel-168.78; IIMC, dues-135.00; WW Foods, maint-10.64; Great Plains One Call, serv-17.05; West-E-Con, rep-2,419.45; HD Supply, equip-1,155.66; Olsson Associates, prof-1,163.06; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-824.55. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk