Weeping Water Nebraska


DECEMBER 13, 2010

Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. on December 13, 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 December 2, 2010 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.  The posted location of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor. Minutes of the November 8, 2010 meeting were approved as presented.

Monthly Reports available included the Water/Wastewater Report, presented by Bruce Sorensen, the Maintenance Report, presented by Rob Bauers and the Health Board Report. 
Updates were provided on the pending Weeping Water Creek bank erosion repairs, the Wastewater Treatment Plant pump station installation, the Gospel Run Channel flood repairs and mitigation proposals for the same.
It was agreed to assess city street conditions in anticipation of preparation of the One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan for the ensuing year.
The following Ordinance was presented:  ORDINANCE NO. 596
AN ORDINANCE TO REVISE ALL OF THE ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER BY ADOPTING THE NEBRASKA BASIC CODE OF ORDINANCES, 2010; TO REPEAL PRIOR ORDINANCES; TO REQUIRE FILINGS; AND TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE.  Motion by Frew, seconded by McCaulley that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 596 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.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to adopt Resolution No. 10-09, which declares a 60” Snapper Mower and a 5’metal railed set of steps as excess property and authorizes appropriate sale of the same.  Motion carried with all members of the Council voting aye.
Members of the Council were advised that information received regarding funds available through the SENAHC Storm/Flood Damage Housing Repair Program was posted in various places and sent to any affected residents.
The following were distributed for Council review: copies of the recent Notice of Ambient Air Monitoring Alert, notice of the recent enactment of LB997, which requires that an energy element be included in the City Comprehensive Development Plan by January 1, 2015, notice of an upcoming public hearing of the Cass County Planning Commission regarding Amendment #59 to the Cass County Zoning Regulations, and information regarding the upcoming Stroke Detection Plus Screening, which will be available to the public on January 12, 2011.  
Unauthorized building activity within the city limits was addressed, with the Clerk being advised to pursue as necessary to assure compliance with City Zoning Regulations.
As part of the annual reorganization meeting, acknowledgement was made of the re-election of Howard Stubbendieck for a four year term as Mayor and Mitchell Miller and Kelly J. Nutter for four year terms as City Councilmen, and oaths of office were administered appropriately.  The Mayor then recommended the following appointments and standing committees for the ensuing year: Maintenance Supt.-Robert W. Bauers Jr.; City Clerk/Treasurer-Kay Gerdes; Deputy Clerk-Linda Fleming; City Attorney-The Firm of Svoboda & Chebatoris; City Engineer-The Firm of Olsson Associates; Water/Wastewater Maintenance-Contracted with PeopleService; Mayor-Howard Stubbendieck, City Council-Robert McCaulley, Raymond Frew, Mitchell Miller and Kelly J. Nutter.  Council President-Raymond Frew; Streets/Alleys Committee-Raymond Frew and Mitchell Miller; Water/Sewer Committee-Kelly J. Nutter and Robert McCaulley; Finance Committee-Mayor, Clerk and all members of the Council; City Depositories-Farmers & Merchants Bank and Heartland Community Bank, both in Weeping Water, NE.  A review of the list of City Boards and Committees was made, in which it was noted that the following have agreed to term re-appointments: Pool Board-April Cave; Planning Board-William Cover, Randall Beins and Leona Andes; Housing Authority Board-Cora Yard; Library Board-Sharon Crosby and Renee Hart Thacker; Communications Board-Earnest West.  It was noted that Adelay Idler has agreed to assume the Pool Board term of Diana Wohlers, who recently resigned. Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to approve the aforementioned appointments.  Motion carried unanimously.  It was noted that a complete list of all City Boards and Committees is available at the City Clerk’s Office and is listed on the city web site.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to pay Terry Anderson $10.00 per hour for snow removal on various city sidewalks.  Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to accept the following claims:  Salaries-8,849.36; Aflac, emp ben-26.62; Ameritas, emp ben-1,152.82; Cass County Court, fees-17.00; D. Hall, animal control-2,822.06; Farmers & Merchants Bk, whlg, s/c-2,523.29; Kansas State Bank, equip pmt-770.62; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, whlg, sales tax-1,733.04; Utilities:  OPPD-3,448.01, Verizon-123.31, Windstream-757.46, Black Hills Energy-203.00; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300.00; T. Anderson, maint-59.50; United Healthcare, ins-4,300.13; PeopleService, prof-11,911.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,732.50; paving bond payments-4,582.50; American Legal Publishing, prof-1,613.00; Columbus Telegram, publ-80.65; JP Cooke Co., sup-78.15; Unlimited Visions, sup-43.00; K. Gerdes, mlg/pstg reimb-41.00; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-6.00; Stop N Shop, fuel-409.86; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-462.42; Dale P. Nielsen, rep-1,544.96; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-337.19; Omaha Truck Center, rep-499.20; Nebr. Salt & Grain, sup-1,413.30; Bauers Trucking, sup-704.44; Shaffer Communications, rep-243.50; Keckler Oil Co., rep-1,151.99; Papillion Fire & Rescue, reimb-121.13; EMS Billing, reimb-449.44; Linweld, sup-85.55; Allmed, sup-20.82; Lawn Order, maint-200.00; Fluid Systems & Components, rep-156.56; HD Supply Waterworks, sup-301.16; Great Plains One Call, serv-7.28; Olsson Associates, prof-54.00; Post Office pstg-200.00; CCNEDC, dues-1,500; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-455.39; Fleet Services, fuel-119.63; Baburek Computer Service, prof-160.50; Cass County Election Com, elec fees-50.25.  Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously.

/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk