CITY OF WEEPING WATER
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
OCTOBER 10, 2011
Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. on October 10, 2011 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 October 6, 2011 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor and the minutes of the September 12, 2011 meeting were approved as presented.
Sealed bids received for the purchase of city excess property described as the West 1/3 of Lot 1, Block 69 were opened by the Mayor, with action on the same being tabled until the latter part of the meeting.
Brad Slaughter of Ameritas provided updated information in regard to the refunding of the Series 2005 Bonds, which would allow a savings of $18,555 to the City over the term of the bond. Following review of the same, a motion was made by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to adopt the following Resolution. Motion carried unanimously.
RESOLUTION NO. 11-12
BE IT RESOLVED AND ENACTED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA, as follows:
Section 1. That the following bonds, in accordance with their option provisions, are hereby called for payment on November 17, 2011, after which date interest on the bonds will cease:
Various Purpose Bonds, 2005 Series, dated May 17, 2005, in the principal amount of $200,000, numbered as they are shown on the books and records of the Paying Agent and Registrar, maturing in the principal amount and bearing CUSIP numbers as follows:
Principal Amount Maturity Date CUSIP No.
$20,000 May 15, 2012 948577BT7
$20,000 May 15, 2013 948577BU4
$25,000 May 15, 2014 948577BV2
$25,000 May 15, 2015 948577BW0
$25,000 May 15, 2016 948577BX8
$25,000 May 15, 2017 948577BY6
$30,000 May 15, 2018 948577BZ3
$30,000 May 15, 2019 948577CA7
Section 2. These bonds are to be paid at the office of the City Treasurer in Weeping Water, Nebraska, as Paying Agent and Registrar.
Section 3. A true copy of this Resolution shall be filed by the City Clerk with the Paying Agent at least thirty (30) days prior to call date and the Paying Agent is hereby irrevocably instructed to take appropriate action to mail notice to the registered owner at least thirty (30) days prior to the call date.
PASSED AND APPROVED this 10th day of October, 2011.
ATTEST: /s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk
The following Ordinance was presented: ORDINANCE NO. 599
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF REFUNDING BONDS, OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA, IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF TWO HUNDRED FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($205,000) ISSUED TO REFUND CERTAIN OUTSTANDING BONDS OF THE CITY; PRESCRIBING THIS FORM OF SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR A SINKING FUND AND FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF TAXES TO PAY SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF THE BONDS; AUTHORIZING THE DELIVERY OF THE BONDS TO THE PURCHASER; PROVIDING FOR THE DISPOSITION OF THE BOND PROCEEDS AND ORDERING THE ORDINANCE PUBLISHED IN PAMPHLET FORM.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Nutter that the statutory rule requiring reading on three different days be suspended. Upon roll call vote the following Council Members voted Yea: McCaulley, Frew, Nutter and Miller. Nays: None. The motion to suspend the rules was adopted by three-fourths of the Council and the statutory rule was declared suspended for consideration of said ordinance. Said Ordinance was then read by title and thereafter a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Nutter to approve final passage of the ordinance. Upon roll call vote, the following Council Members voted Yea: McCaulley, Frew, Nutter and Miller. Nays: None. The passage and adoption of said ordinance having been concurred in by a majority of all members of the Council, the Mayor declared the ordinance adopted and the Mayor in the presence of the Council, signed and approved the ordinance and the Clerk attested the passage and approval of the same and affixed her signature thereto and ordered the Ordinance to be published in pamphlet form as provided therein. 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.
Chuck Cook provided a report regarding the Communications Systems related to the FCC mandate that all radio frequencies be changed to Narrow Band by December 31, 2012. Following review of UHF/City Frequency and VHF/Cass Fire Frequency, a motion was made by Miller, seconded by Frew to proceed with the conversion to the VHF/Cass Fire Frequency, which allows a cost savings of approximately $11,229. Motion carried unanimously. It was further agreed to pursue potential cost sharing ventures with the Rural Fire Board and/or local industries.
Melissa Cave provided a Monthly Rescue Squad Report noting that there were 12 calls during the month resulting in a total of 70.65 man hours. Various other issues addressed included the fact that the new computer is operating and that four Rescue Squad members will serve as administrators to oversee the submission of E-Narsis forms. Other items addressed included license renewal procedures, CMS validation, Rescue Sinking Funds, and planning for replacement of Unit #212. No Fire Report was available. Rob Bauers presented the Monthly Maintenance Report, noting that in addition to routine maintenance and servicing of vehicles and equipment, he has had to replace the control board for the sprinkling system at the ball field and he plans to overseed the football field next week. Bruce Sorensen provided the Monthly Water/Wastewater Report, noting that in addition to routine monthly maintenance, the annual testing of the wells has been completed by Layne Western, who will be forwarding a written report of the results within the next few weeks; the inspection of the water reservoir has been completed, and shows no problems, but it was recommended that the exterior of the tank be power washed next spring. It was noted that continual quarterly nitrate sampling is showing a gradual decline in the nitrate levels. The City Attorney provided an update on pending Health Board issues on the Yard and Thomas properties.
The Mayor and Bruce Sorensen provided an update on a recent meeting held with Louisville officials regarding water availability and other pertinent information pertaining to the ongoing Water Supply and Treatment Study being conducted by Olsson Associates.
Based on evaluation of the bids received for Community Building located at 303 West Eldora Avenue, a motion was made by Frew, seconded by Miller to reject all bids submitted and to re-advertise a Notice to Bidders, with action on the same to be considered at the November meeting.
The City Attorney provided an update on the status of citations issued for failure to license pets and noted that efforts would be continued to assure that a current pet license for 2011 be obtained even though the citations had been issued and paid.
Other items discussed, with no actions being taken included annexation, water billing delinquency, wellhead protection signs, swimming pool operations and safety compliance issues, and the Library Board Report.
Building permits approved during the month included: Miscellaneous Permit-C. Heath for an accessory building.
Correspondence received was presented for council review, after which a motion was made by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to approve the following claims: Salaries-10,207.88; bond pmts-16,940.00; bank s/c & box rent-50.00; Aflac, emp ben-26.62; Ameritas, emp ben-1,214.47; Utilities: OPPD-4,498.45, Black Hills Energy-167.03, Verizon-121.51, Windstream-800.43; EFTPS, emp whlg-2,712.98; D. Hall, animal control-1,652.82; Nebr. Dept. Rev.-whlg, sales tx-1,671.79; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-1,038.28; United Healthcare, ins-5,384.36; loan payments/transfers-21,000.00; PeopleService, prof-11,911.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,404.03; Post Office, pstg-190.00; Best Buy, equip-1,249.96; Banyon Data, prof-2,310.00; Olsson Associates, prof-2,560.00; Layne Christensen, rep-979.50; Midwest Labs, prof-1,0l7.60; HD Waterworks, sup-169.05; Great Plains One Call, serv-32.65; Nebr. State Treasurer, pet lic fees-279.36; Nebr. U.C. Fund, unemp tax-282.45; Columbus Telegram, publ-175.34; Reliable, off sup-463.71; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12.00; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-307.95; Stubbendick Implement, rep-349.75; Dale P. Nielsen, Inc., rep-240.31; J. McKinstry, maint-535.00; Keckler Oil Co., rep-650.99; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-165.04; SENDD, siren grant match-8,945.75; Fireguard, sup-214.01; Matheson TriGas, sup-175.85; Creighton University, EMT trng-735.00; L. Grafe, ump fees-40.00; Frenzel Trenching, maint-170.00; A. Morlan, maint, mlg-102.70; Stop N Shop, fuel, sup-312.66; WW Foods, sup-35.74; EMS Billing, reimb-594.52; Fleet Services, fuel-339.20; Marquette Bank, equip pmt-31,156.25; The Penworthy Co., bks-125.93; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-602.68. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nutter, seconded by Miller to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk