Weeping Water Nebraska

City Council Minutes




FEBRUARY 14, 2011


Mayor Howard Stubbendieck opened the public hearing regarding the one and Six Year Street Improvement Plan at 5:45 p.m. on February 14, 2011 at City Hall.  Council members answering roll were Bob McCaulley, Kelly Nutter, and Mitch Miller.  Absent:  Ray Frew.

Notice of the public hearing and the monthly meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the January 20, 2011 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal, as well as being posted in three public places in the City.  The posted location of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was announced by the Mayor.

Members of the Council briefly reviewed the City’s proposed One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan for the ensuing year, which consists of general maintenance and two projects containing approximately three blocks of milling existing pavement and replacing with a 2” asphalt overlay.  There being no public comment, the public hearing was closed, and the monthly meeting was opened with all members of the Council except Frew answering roll.  Minutes of the January 10, 2011 meeting were approved as presented.


Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to adopt Resolution No. 11-01, which approves the 2011 One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan as proposed.  Motion carried unanimously.

MONTHLY REPORTS:  No Fire or Rescue report was available, but the Clerk updated the Council of ongoing procedures being pursued to comply with electronic filing of Rescue Narsis forms.   WATER/WASTEWATER-in addition to routine maintenance, it was noted that water system repairs made during the month included  a service line, the main transition line and replacement of a water meter that froze and broke.  It was suggested to consider the assessment of a small percent rate increase, which will continue to be evaluated.  Bruce advised that the two new dry pit pumps have been delivered and installed at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  MAINTENANCE- in addition to a considerable amount of time involved with snow removal, plans are being developed to move several of the camping pads around the north side of the west lake.  HEALTH BOARD- the City Attorney advised that a letter was sent out regarding the Yard property on South Commercial Street.  Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to authorize the City Attorney to pursue the proper measures to complete the clean up of the Parson property located on West P Street.  The urgency in having the Fire Department complete the control burns of the vacant house on North East Street by the Cemetery steps and the brush piles at the City Lakes was also discussed.

The Annual Library Report was presented by Librarian, Aimee Morlan.  Copies of minutes of recent Library Board meetings were presented for Council review.

A letter received from Dan Schulz of Lower Platte South Natural Resources District was presented for review, which provided an update on the activities of the advisory group for the Otoe County RWD#3/Weeping Water CWSPA and provided a list of the program recommendations.

Updates were provided on the status of the Southeast Nebraska Siren Project and the city’s request for assistance from the Lower Platte South Natural Resource District in performing a flood management assessment.

Motion by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to approve the proposal of Orville and Janine Cruz to serve as Camp Hosts for the Weeping Water City Lakes Campground for the upcoming year.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Nutter, seconded by McCaulley to adopt Resolution No. 11-02, which amends the previously adopted Resolution No. 09-06 and provides the correct term of the guarantee of a portion of sales tax revenue to be applied toward the USDA loan.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Nutter to authorize advertisement for summer employment positions available.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to continue the Agreement with Fire-Extrication-Hazmat Billing, LLP to provide billing and collection services for the Fire Department for fire suppression, rescue and extrication services, hazardous material clean up and other services related to the protection of life and property in the Weeping Water Fire District, and the existing rate schedule for the same.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Nutter, seconded by McCaulley to raise all Park Use Fees $5.00 to compensate for increased league fees.  Motion carried unanimously.

Updates were provided on the recent Cass County Going Green Team meeting and the statistical results of the Stroke Detection Plus event.  Correspondence received was presented for council review.

Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Nutter to approve the following claims:  Bond pmts-15,452.50; EFTPS, emp whlg-2,800.35; Nebr. Dept. Rev, lodging tx, sales tx, whlg-1,845.34; Salaries-10,373.71; Aflac, emp ben-26.62; Ameritas, emp ben-1,248.50; Ball Insurance, ins-1,560.00; Utilities:  Black Hills Energy-1,611.23; OPPD-3,367.05; Verizon-122.57; Windstream-793,32; First National Bank & Trust, equip pmt-2,017.84; Kansas State Bank, equip pmt-770.62; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300.00; T. Anderson, maint-360.00; D. Hall, animal control-849.92; United Healthcare, ins-5,384.36; Farmers & Merchants Bank, s/c-45.00; PeopleService, prof-11,911.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,603.25; Post Office, pstg-188.00; Columbus Telegram, publ-112.35; Des Moines Stamp Co., off sup-26.95; Reliable, off sup-407.87; SE Clerk’s Association, dues-10.00; WW Foods, maint sup-12.08; Better Business Equipment, off sup-147.00; Fleet Services, fuel; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-243.39; Stop N Shop, fuel-557.40; Mick’s Diesel Repair, rep-1,886.46; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-239.12; L. Sorensen, trkg-289.28; Keckler Oil Co., rep-653.96; Kerford Limestone, st maint sup-377.38; Olsson Associates, prof-217.01; NMC Exchange, equip rental, rep-2,323.63; EMS Billing, reimb-693.04; Papillion Fire Rescue Dept., reimb-311.13; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-480.40; Baker & Taylor, bks-491.64; Great Plains One Call, serv-7.90; WPS Medicare, reimb-483.24; Blue Cross, Blue Shield, reimb-109.10; Gurney, cap imp-10,351.29; Travelers, ins-58.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

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



/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor

/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk