Weeping Water Nebraska


FEBRUARY 13, 2012

    Mayor Howard Stubbendieck opened the public hearing regarding the One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan at 5:45 p.m., on February 13, 2012 at City Hall and announced the posted location of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act.  Council members answering roll were Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter, and Mitch Miller.  Absent:  Bob McCaulley.
    Notice of the public hearing and the monthly meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the February 2, 2012 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal, as well as being posted in three public places in the city on January 30, 2012.
    Members of the Council reviewed the City’s proposed One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan for the ensuing year, which consists of general maintenance and seven projects containing a total of approximately nine blocks of milling existing pavement and replacing with 2 inch asphalt overlay.  There being no public objection, the public hearing was closed, and the monthly meeting was opened with all members of the Council except McCaulley answering roll.  Minutes of the January 9, 2012 meeting were approved as presented.
    Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to adopt Resolution No. 12-02, which approves the 2012 One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan as proposed.  Motion carried unanimously.
    Under Open Forum, Gary Wockenfuss discussed clarification of street maintenance concerns near his property.
    Angie Vrtiska of Dana F. Cole & Associates summarized results of the annual audit, with full council approval being given to approve the preliminary Audit Report, as presented.
    The Annual Library Report was presented to the council by Librarian, Aimee Morlan.
    No Monthly Fire, Rescue or Maintenance Reports were available at the meeting.  Under Health Board action, Mr. Gilfert provided a response to a letter he received regarding his property conditions and assured the council that he would make every effort to comply with city regulations. An update on the status of the Yard property was provided by the City Attorney.      Bruce Sorensen presented the Water/Wastewater Report.  Upcoming items that were addressed included the need to proceed with finalizing the preliminary Water Treatment Study and the need to seek bids for cleaning the exterior of the water reservoir as weather permits.
    Executive Director, John Yochum, provided a brief presentation on the Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council’s economic development activities.
    It was noted that the previously attached appliances removed from the old Community Building have since been returned.
    Information received regarding Drinking Water Protection signs for the “Wellhead Protection Area” was presented, with action being tabled for further review.
    It was agreed by the Council to provide the necessary documentation to EMS Billing Services Inc., to bill for city ambulance services in 2012 and to maintain the existing rate schedule.
    Updated information received from Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality regarding air quality issues was presented for council review.
     Recent Building Permit activity included the following:  Misc. Permits:  Meeske Hardware-fence; Jerry Nutter-Carport.  Building Permits: Richard Ashlock-house addition; Jim Murphy-accessory building.  
    Discussion was held regarding a request to close a portion of North Randolph Street from “D” Street 132 feet north, which was tabled for further review.
    It was agreed to maintain the existing Ball Park Use Fees for the ensuing year.
    In regard to a pending Reuse Loan Application, the Council agreed to schedule a public hearing on February 23, 2012 at 8:10 a.m., to consider action on the same.
    Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew to approve the following claims:  Salaries-8,899.77; Bond Payments-20,307.50; Ameritas, emp ret-1,211.37; Utilities:  Black Hills Energy-1,158.44, OPPD-3,303.83, Verizon-123.06, Windstream-839.09; Blue Cross Blue Shield of NE, ins-3,279.45; EFTPS, emp whlg-2,368.82; First National Bank & Trust, equip pmt-2,017.84; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, whlg, sls tx-1,403.26; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300.00; United Healthcare, ins-193.33; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,236.34; PeopleService, prof-12,340.00; Bank wire fees and s/c-63.00; Post Office, pstg-218.00; T. Anderson, maint-145.00; Egan Supply, maint-184.00; Columbus Telegram, publ-114.87; D. Hall, animal cont-1,437.17; WW Foods, maint-100.08; Reliable, off sup-213.61; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-18.00; Stop N Shop, fuel-248.50; Fleet Services, fuel-211.41; Pomp’s Tire Service, sup-2,800.00; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-991.26; Keckler Oil Co., rep-747.06; Olsson Associates, prof-464.14; Great Plains One Call, serv-6.03; Miller Monroe Farrell, ins-1,976.00; EMS Billing, reimb-1,020.53; Blue Cross, Blue Shield, resc rmb-1,809.18; C. Lusso, resc rmb-72.00; Matheson TriGas, sup-136.60; Nissen Body Shop, rep-682.91; Jr. Library Guild, bks-125.55; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-408.70; Penworthy Co., bks-115.37; Comm Clean, maint-140.00; C&H Distributors, sup-176.99; Sensus, prof-1,452.00; Futuramic Products, sup-35.80.  Motion carried unanimously.
    Motion by Nutter, seconded by Miller to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously.

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Kay Gerdes, City Clerk        Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor