Weeping Water Nebraska



NOVEMBER 8, 2010


Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. on November 8, 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 meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the November 4, 2010 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.  The posted location of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor.  Minutes of the October 11, 2010 meeting were approved as presented.


Monthly Reports available included the following:  Water/Wastewater Report presented by Bruce Sorensen; Maintenance Report presented by Rob Bauers; It was agreed to assess the city equipment inventory to determine potentially excess property, which will be addressed at the December meeting.  Fire Department Report presented by Earnest West, noting that there were seven fire calls during the month and five classes for Fire Prevention Week.  Questions regarding the recently adopted Ordinance relating to opening burning regulations were addressed and clarified;  Health Board-it was noted that letters were sent out to three property owners regarding brush and/or vegetation extending out onto East Eldora Avenue, with the Council agreeing to continue monitoring these areas to assure compliance with city regulations as weather permits.

Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Frew to approve payment of $8,820.00 to Judds Bros., Construction Company for flood repairs to the Gospel Run Bank Stabilization Project completed to date.  Motion carried unanimously.

Members of the Council were updated on the documentation completed for FEMA Flood Disaster assistance.  Motion by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to pursue Hazard Mitigation Plans for areas on Commercial/D Streets and Randolph/Commercial Streets, as recommended by FEMA representatives.  Motion carried unanimously.

Options available for recycling brush at the new brush/compost site were discussed, with action being tabled until next spring.

Updates were provided on the progress being made with the acquisition and installation of the city security system, and the recent meeting with Paul Zillig, of Lower Platte South NRD regarding future flood control issues.

Permit activity during the past few months included the following:  Building permits: US Cellular-cell tower, Dean Henley-garage; Miscellaneous Building Permits: Jim Flint-deck/fence, Martin Agena-deck, Timron Gilfert-deck, Jim Leverton-deck; Curb Cut Permits: Bob McCaulley, Bruce Lawson, Jeanne Anderson, and Aaron Hanson;  Sign Permit:  Stop N Shop/Phillips 66.

Motion by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to go into closed session at 7:15 p.m., for the purpose of annual salary reviews.  Motion carried unanimously.  Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to reconvene the meeting in open session at 7:35 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to approve a 2% salary increase for all current city employees, effective November, 2010.  Motion carried unanimously.

Due to complaints received regarding the discharge of a cannon in residential areas, the City Attorney was advised to pursue the appropriate measures to assure compliance with city regulations. Discussion was held regarding safety concerns with the location of venting of a wood burning stove in the business district, which will continue to be monitored.

Correspondence received was presented for council review, after which a motion was made by Miller and seconded by McCaulley to accept the following claims:  Salaries-10,155.85; Aflac, emp ben-26.62; Ameritas, emp ben-1,097.05; Black Hills Energy, util-133.68; Constellation New Energy, util-11.64; Farmers & Merchants Bank, whlg, s/c-2,727.70; Kansas State Bank, equip pmt-770.62; OPPD, util-3,551.53; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-775.50; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, sales tx, whlg-1,234.20; United Healthcare, ins-3,842.83; Verizon, util-122.52; Windstream, util-751.21; PeopleService, prof-12,323.00; Water Bond int pmt-1,112.50; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,744.00; CDBG match-28.24; Olsson Associates, prof-3,300.96; Kerns Excavating, rep-561.55; A. Morlan, mlg/mtg-132.00;  Business Forms & Acctg, off sup-376.28; Municipal Supply, rep-75.41; West-E-Con, imp-253.85; WW Foods, maint-16.78; Miller Monroe Farrell, ins pmt-4,480.00; Reliable, off sup-274.37; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12.00; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-493.84; Dale P. Nielsen, sup-13.75; PalFleet Truck Equipment, sup-191.95; Rich Bauers, equip rental-200.00; Terminix, maint-160.00; Asphalt Maintenance, st. rep-14,207.00; Bobcat of Omaha, rep-235.60; Concrete Industries, rep-387.00; Keckler Oil Co., rep-201.56; ASAP Containers, maint-425.00; Moore Medical, sup-128.85; Firefox Rescue Equipment, sup-68.00; Lifeguard MD Inc., sup-244.61; Linweld, sup-117.35; Kerford Limestone, maint sup-378.24; L. Sorensen Trucking, trkg-298.09; B & R Wallrock, maint-562.50; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-483.24; Fleet Services, fuel-284.16; Copple Chevrolet, rep-1,019.26; EMS Billing, reimb-167.85; Great Plains One Call, serv-16.43; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-2,255.42; Post Office, pstg-200.00; Columbus Telegram, publ-231.57; Stop N Shop, fuel-348.37; Quality Fence, rep-1,231.43; H. Stubbendieck, sup reimb-31.95; Judds Bros Construction, cap imp-8,820.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

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


/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor

/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk