Weeping Water Nebraska




JUNE 13, 2011

            Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. on June 13, 2011 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll:  Bob McCaulley, Kelly Nutter, and Mitch Miller.  Absent:  Ray Frew.  Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the June 2, 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 noted by the Mayor and the minutes of the

May 9, 2011 meeting were approved as presented.

            In addition to routine monthly maintenance activity, the following was noted: Maintenance Report--electrical service has been added to the newly relocated camper pads; fire rings and new picnic tables have been constructed and have been added to the campground.  Water/Wastewater Report—updates were provided on the Water System Treatment Study and on meter pit responsibility.  Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to authorize the City Attorney to prepare an Ordinance that will clarify the meter pit responsibility.  Motion carried unanimously.  Under Health Board activity, a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Nutter, to direct the City Attorney to pursue the necessary measures to determine if the trailer house on Garfield Street falls under the unsafe building category of the Building Code. Motion carried unanimously.  It was agreed to schedule a special meeting on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 at 8:05 a.m., to consider any action on the City Attorney’s findings of said trailer.

            Updates were provided on proposed recycling measures at the brush/compost site, the status of the vacant building on Chicago Street, which is pending settlement of the Vontz estate, unpaved street repairs, water drainage concerns, and curbside recycling service, which Cass County Refuse proposes to implement in August.

            Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to adopt Resolution No. 11-06, which authorizes that the imposing of an additional one-half percent City Sales and Use Tax shall be submitted to the voters at the general election to be held November 8, 2011.  Motion carried unanimously.

            Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to approve the Library Board’s recommendation of increasing Librarian, Aimee Morlan’s salary to $10.10 per hour.  Motion carried unanimously.

            It was noted that several potentially destructive actions were observed on the city’s security camera system, with the City Attorney pursuing by issuing warning letters to the people involved.  Monitoring various areas of the city lakes/campground area was discussed and will continue to be pursued.

            Following discussion regarding the illegal use of  ATVs/UTVs on city streets/property and littering by discharging grass clippings onto city streets, a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to accept public complaints which will be forwarded to the City Attorney for appropriate action.  Motion carried unanimously.

            Other items discussed included animal control, City Board/Committee responsibilities, and vacant properties that need to be maintained.

            Motion by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to approve the following claims:    Bond pmt-24,612.50; Salaries-11,158.01; D. Hall, animal cont-1,664.42; EFTPS, whlg-2,865.53; Nebr. Dept. of Rev., whlg, sales tx-1,594.90; Utilities:  OPPD-3,567.72, Verizon-120.38; Windstream-801.88; Black Hills Energy-465.02; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-830.00; United Healthcare, ins-5,384.36; Ameritas, emp ret-1,207.56; Aflac, emp ben-26.62; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,670.44; PeopleService, prof-11,911.00;  Post Office, pstg-175.00; Creative Edge Graphics, sup-381.14; WW Foods, sup-74.97; Columbus Telegram, publ-84.16; General Fire & Safety, serv-333.50; Stop N Shop, fuel, sup-884.65; N. Bowman, ump fees-80.00; Print Like Flint, sup-249.84; Stubbendick Implement, rep-108.27; Meeske Auto Parts, rep-109.75; B & R Wallrock, rep/maint-1,500.00; Dale Nielsen, Inc., rep/maint-2,897.06; Conney Safety Products, sup-462.85; B & W Company, serv-3,200.00; Concrete Industries, sup-326.25; Fireguard, sup/rep-3,780.00; Public Safety Center, sup-182.13; CLIA Laboratory Program, prof-150.00; EMS Billing, reimb-226.08; Matheson TriGas, sup-90.50; WW Express Lane, sup-28.50; Fleet Services, fuel-359.39; Water Warehouse, sup-633.86; K. Gerdes, sup reimb-27.99; Aqua Chem, sup-480.03; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-1,585.49; United Seeds Inc., sup-290.00; B. Lawrence, ump fees-415.00; R&S Heating & A/C, rep-310.00; Hauff Sports, sup-103.35; Big Red Elec., park imp-8,210.00; Frenzel Trenching, park imp-975.00; L. Sorensen, trkg, park imp-203.13; Kerford Limestone, park imp-812.52; Nielsen Fertilizer, sup-267.50; Lawn Order, serv-178.00; The Penworthy Co., bks-80.00; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-508.88; Banyon Data Systems, prof-195,00; HD Supply Waterworks, sup-34.37; Kerns Excavating, rep-1,256.70; WW Public School, liquor lic trans-950.00; Johnny On The Spot, maint-330.00; Great Plains One Call, serv-21.63; Hoss’s Lawn Care, maint-700.00; A. Schneider, ump fees-50.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

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

/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor

/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk