CITY OF WEEPING WATER
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
DECEMBER 12, 2011
Ben Day of Olsson Associates briefly discussed plans for the upcoming One and Six Year Street Improvement plan, which will continue to be pursued. Copies of the Preliminary Engineering Report for the Water Treatment Evaluation For Nitrate Removal were distributed for review, with Mr. Day summarizing the report’s findings and recommending that members of the Council study the entire report in order to be adequately prepared for implementation of the options available, should the need arise.
Monthly Reports included the following: Fire Report: 3 calls during the month. Storage of the antique fire truck was again discussed, with no decision being made. The application of Mike Bradbury to join the Fire Department was presented, with action being tabled for further review. Rescue Report: 10 calls during the month resulting in a total of 66.5 man hours. Maintenance Report: Motion by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to approve up to $2,800 for the purchase of tires for the loader. Motion carried unanimously.
Water/Wastewater Report: In addition to routine maintenance, Bruce Sorensen noted that he received the results of the quarterly nitrate water sample, which is now in compliance with state regulations. Health Board: It was noted that compliance measures have been met on the Hohn property. Motion by Frew, seconded by McCaulley to adopt Resolution No. 11-12, which authorizes the assessment of special assessments for costs incurred by the City in abating and removing the declared public nuisance on the Yard property and to adopt Resolution No. 11-13, which authorizes the assessment of special assessments for costs incurred by the City in abating and removing the declared public nuisance on the Thomas property. Motion carried unanimously.
The following Ordinance was presented: ORDINANCE NO. 599
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA, VACATING THE EAST-WEST ALLEY IN BLOCK 72 IN THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, CASS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, FROM ELM STREET ON THE WEST TO EAST STREET ON THE EAST, ALL IN THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, CASS COUNTY, NEBRASKA. Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Nutter that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 599 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried unanimously. Said Ordinance will be posted in the manner provided by law, with a true, correct and complete copy of the Ordinance being on file at the City Clerk’s Office.
Based on recommendation of the City Attorney, a motion was made by Miller, seconded by Nutter to approve the proposed Windstream Agreement to place buried cable on public right of way within the city limits, subject to clarification of the correct work order number. Motion carried unanimously.
The City Attorney advised that he has completed all of the necessary documentation for the sale of the old Community Building and is awaiting the purchaser’s execution of the same.
The following Ordinance was presented: ORDINANCE NO. 600
AN ORDINANCE TO REVISE ALL OF THE ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER BY ADOPTING THE NEBRASKA BASIC CODE OF ORDINANCES, 2011; 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. 600 might be introduced, read by title, and adopted. Motion carried unanimously. Said Ordinance will be posted in the manner provided by law, with a true, correct and complete copy being on file at the City Clerk’s Office.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew to authorize the City Attorney to prepare an Agreement between the City of Weeping Water and the Weeping Water Community Building Foundation which designates that the City of Weeping Water agrees to assume property insurance coverage for the entire Auditorium building and its contents. Motion carried unanimously.
Members of the Council were advised that the City received an allocation of $9,000 from the Day Trust for enhancements to the Weeping Water Trail.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to approve the proposal of Lawn Order to lock in 2011 pricing for the 2012 Five Step Granular Program plus aeration at cost of $1,859.70. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller to approve the proposal of Big Red Lighting & Electrical for lighting replacement in City Hall and the Conference Room at a cost of $1,630.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Correspondence received included the following: a notice from Zito Media regarding an upcoming rate increase for cable television services, Cass County Election Commissioner regarding filing deadlines for the 2012 primary election, and a copy of the Library Board minutes.
As part of the annual reorganization meeting, a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Nutter to retain all existing Appointments and Standing Committees, a copy of which is attached to the minutes. Motion carried unanimously. Following review of the City Boards and Committees, the following term renewals were noted: Planning Board - James Flint and Marty Rupp; Housing Authority Board - Pam McCaulley; Library Board – Cindy Spilinek; Communications Board – Bruce Sorensen, Justin Backhaus and Wes Redden. It was noted that Sarah Kneeland chose not to renew her term on the Sales Tax Committee, with no replacement being made and that the following members, recommended by the Weeping Water Community Building Foundation, have agreed to comprise the Community Building Board: Deb Wilson, Linda Fleming, Bob Pinkerton, Mitch Miller and Scott Hanson. A motion was made by Nutter, seconded by McCaulley to appoint Janelle Gegg to serve on the Library Board, replacing Bob Pinkerton, who chose not to renew his term on said board and to approve all other board recommendations and reappointments. 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 Frew to approve the following claims: Salaries-9,437.47; Aflac, emp ben-26.62; Ameritas, emp ben-1,275.78; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-318.11, Verizon-174.98, Windstream-816.99, OPPD-3,677.27; D. Hall, animal cont-1,846.52; EFTPS, whgl-2,576.70; Nebr. Dept. of Rev., sales tax, whlg-1,582.07; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-721.18; United Healthcare, ins-6,005.02; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,221.20; PeopleService, prof-11,911.00; Post Office, pstg-146.00; Refund Bond proceeds-200,046.78; Bond int pmt-4,212.50; Gospel Run loan pmt-10,000.00; Farmers & Merchants Bank, s/c-48.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield of NE, ins-3,279.45; Wellman Htg & Air, rep-278.65; JP Cooke, sup-72.83; Columbus Telegram, publ-142.11; B&R Wallrock, mach hire-6,700.00; Chamber of Commerce, mtg/dues-52.00; Meeske Hdw, rep/maint-1,059.54; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-289.13; Bauers Trucking, LLC, sup/trkg-1,124.88; Nebr. Salt & Grain, sup-1,468.69; Shaffer Communications, rep-16.00; EMS Billing, reimb-770.70; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-175.50; Windstream, cap imp-3,695.58; Reliable, off sup-162.76; Egan Supply, cap imp-210.73; C&H Distributors, cap imp-1,586.95; WW Foods, sup-39.92; Olsson Associates, prof-1,920.00; Business Forms & Acctg, sup-392.08; Great Plains One Call, serv-9.15; Fleet Service, fuel-265.89; Stop N Shop, fuel-180.04; American Legal Publishing, prof-650.00; A. Morlan, mlg-82.28; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-550.00; Nissen Body Shop, rep-284.39; BoundTree Medical, sup-228.05. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk