Weeping Water Nebraska




AUGUST 9, 2010


Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. on August 9, 2010 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll:  Bob McCaulley, Ray Frew and Mitch Miller.  Absent:  Kelly Nutter.

Notice of the meting was given in advance thereof by publication in the August 5, 2010 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.  The posted location of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor.  Minutes of the July 12, and July 27, 2010 meetings were approved as presented.

The following Monthly Reports were presented:  Fire/Rescue-no report of monthly activity of the Fire Department was available, but a motion was made by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to accept the recommended application of Kent Drake for membership to the Manley Division of the Weeping Water Rural Fire Department.  Motion carried unanimously.  Copies of the June and July Rescue Squad Activity Reports were presented for review, noting that 11 rescue calls were made in June, resulting in a total of 85 man hours and 11 rescue calls were made in July, resulting in a total of 74 man hours.  Motion by Frew, seconded by McCaulley to approve the recommended application of Ashton Abbott to join the Rescue Squad Ride Along Program.  Motion carried unanimously.  Water/Wastewater Report-in addition to the various operational and maintenance activities performed during the month, emphasis was placed on the ongoing problem with the GFI outlets on the UV System at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and the continued high volume of water usage.  Copies of the Maintenance Report and the Police Report were distributed for council review. Health Board-The City Attorney advised that the city should pursue the necessary measures to clean up the Thomas property.  Other issues addressed included the demolition of the Martin Marietta property, open burning complaints, and various other hazardous property complaints, all of which will continue to be pursued.

Updates were provided on pending compliance issues at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and the proposed Gospel Run flood repairs.

Preliminary budget proposals for the ensuing fiscal year were reviewed, with the Council agreeing to schedule the budget hearing on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.

Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew to approve the request of American Legion Post 237 for a Special Designated Liquor Permit for an event to be held at the Auditorium on October 9, 2010.  Motion carried unanimously.

Discussion was held regarding a proposed revision to the layout of the cell tower, with the council agreeing that the originally proposed layout be maintained.

Motion by Frew, seconded by McCaulley to authorize the City Attorney to pursue legal action on residents who have failed to license cats and/or dogs.  Motion carried unanimously.

Correspondence received during the month was presented for Council review, after which a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to approve the following claims:  Salaries-15,929.78; bond int pmts-5,573.61; Farmers & Merchants Bk, whlg, s/c-3,705.21; Aflac, emp ben-26.62; Ameritas, emp ben-1,133.83; Black Hills Energy, util-175.84; Cornerstone Energy, util-8.06; Kansas State Bank, equip pmt-770.62; M. Wilson, ump fees-25.00; Nebr. Dept. Revenue, sls tx, whlg-2,086.81; N Bowman, ump fees-30.00; OPPD, util-4,791.87; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-974.74; United Healthcare, ins-3,842.83; Verizon, util-119.91; Windstream, util-822.43; PeopleService, prof-11,499.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,481.08; CDBG matching funds-21,514.00; Miller Monroe Farrell, ins pmts-10,130.00; Nebr. Bureau of Animal Ind., lic fee-150.00; D. Hall, animal control-1,030.08; K. Gerdes, sup reimb-34.61; Syracuse Veterinary, serv-36.06; Olsson Associates, prof-92.38; Reliable, off sup-305.91; SENDD, dues-1,575.00; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-6.00; Fleet Services, fuel-156.61; Stop N Shop, fuel, sup-923.35; Judds Bros., Cap imp-6,115.68; Husker Chem Sales, maint-1,122.30; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-951.25; Pankonins, rep-41.90; Meeske Auto Parts, rep-461.83; Fireguard, rep-336.00; NSVFA, dues-255.00; Keckler Oil Co., rep-166.86; Roto-Snake, rep-104.75; Linweld, sup-200.42; Papillion Fire/Rescue, ALS reimb-325.37; Larry’s Music, rep-10.00; Aqua Chem, sup-647.36; Kerns Excavating, maint-200.00; Larry Sorensen, trkg-738.57; Kerford Limestone, rep-1,434.60; Dale P. Nielsen, rep-698.65; Quality Fence, cap imp-3,428.09; EMS Billing, reimb-209.36; Baker & Taylor, bks-265.34; HD Waterworks, cap imp/sup-1,688.43; West-E-Con, rep-4,181.84; Post Office, pstg-200.00; Great Plains One Call, serv-25.37; Better Business Equipment, off sup-198.00; Hoss’s Lawn Care, maint-150.00; WW Rescue Squad, trng/sup reimb-233.12; Columbus Telegram, publ-93.69.  Motion carried unanimously.

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


/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor

/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk