Weeping Water Nebraska





MAY 14, 2012



            Mayor Howard Stubbendieck opened the public hearing at 6:00 p.m., on May 14, 2012 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll: Bob McCaulley, Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter and Mitch Miller. Absent: None. The posted location of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor. The purpose of the public hearing was to consider action on a request for a Small Tract Subdivision, requested by Cynthia Bailey.

            Notice of the public hearing and the monthly meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the May 3, 2012 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal, as well as being posted in three public places in the City on said date.

            Members of the Council reviewed the information presented regarding the proposed small tract subdivision. There being no public objection, the public hearing was closed and the regular monthly meeting was opened with all members of the Council answering roll. Minutes of the April 9, 2012 meeting were approved as presented.

            Based on the recommendation of the Planning Board, a motion was made by Miller, seconded by Nutter to adopt Resolution No. 12-07, which approves an administrative subdivision, being all of Sublot 2 of Tax Lot 14 and a fraction of the S1/2 of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4, (sometimes referred to as Tax Lot 12,) all located in the S1/2 of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 36-T11N-R11E of the 6th P.M., Cass County, Nebraska, to be named “Tax Lot 17 and Tax Lot 18”. Motion carried unanimously.

            There were no issues addressed during Open Forum.

            Monthly Reports included the following: No Fire Department Report was available; Rescue Squad-11 calls during the month resulting in a total of 47.4 man hours; Water/Waste-

Water Operation and Maintenance Report was provided by Bruce Sorensen; Maintenance Report-in addition to routine maintenance, Rob noted problems with recent vandalism at the City Lakes Restrooms and discussed the need for a mulching kit for the new mower. Motion by Miller to purchase said mulching kit, which motion died for lack of a second. Kelly Nutter left the meeting at 6:20 p.m. Health Board Report-discussion of previously addressed issues, with no action being taken.

            Discussion was held regarding the swimming pool operations for the upcoming season. Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller that since the City Council has not yet received any proposals for the management and operation of the pool for the ensuing season, that the admission prices remain the same as last year, and that wages would not be approved until the June meeting, at which time the Council requests the representation of a Pool Board Member to provide wage recommendations. Motion carried unanimously.

            Following discussion, a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Frew to notify the owner of the vehicles located in the 100 East Eldora Block of the need to comply with city regulations regarding abandoned, unlicensed vehicles, or parked vehicles that exceed the maximum time limit. Motion carried unanimously. It was reiterated that written complaints must be filed with the City Clerk before any official action will be taken by the City Council. The City Attorney was authorized to pursue the notification of the owners of abandoned properties that are in need of mowing/maintenance.

            A request to consider placement of stop signs at the intersection of Randolph and “R” Streets was addressed, with no action being taken. Unpaved street maintenance, and drainage concerns at the Chicago and “J” Street intersection were addressed with action being tabled for further review.

            The Clerk provided an update of the recent organizational meeting of “Keep Cass County Beautiful” which she attended and advised of potential grant opportunities that the organization will pursue.

            Kelly Nutter re-entered the meeting at 7:12 p.m.

            Discussion was held regard current budget status and the need to begin planning for the 2012-13 budget projections. Upon review of the proposals received for preparation and submission of the annual budget forms for a three year period, a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to approve the proposal of Dana F. Cole & Company, LLP for a three year total of $3,300, with the first year’s charges being $975. Motion carried unanimously.

            Discussion regarding the operation and maintenance of the compost/brush site was held with the council agreeing on the following: the gate will be open daily during regular working hours; a key may be checked out at City Hall for after hours and weekends; and cost estimates for grinding the brush into mulch will continue to be pursued.

            As the use of all terrain vehicles is currently prohibited within the city limits, discussion was held regarding controlling the unauthorized use of the same.

            Information received from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development regarding the proposed compliance monitoring review of all Revolving Loan Funds received was presented for council review and will continue to be pursued. Other information received, with no action being taken, included the following: Security ID Theft Proposal, West Nile Prevention, and notice of receipt of the Lower Platte South NRD Annual Ground Water Report.

            Following review of correspondence received, a motion was made by McCaulley, seconded by Frew to approve the following claims: Salaries-11,162.03; Ameritas, emp ret-1,170.52; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-274.03, Verizon-132.26, Windstream-832.67, OPPD-3,576.24; EFTPS, emp whlg-2,815.34; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-3,279.45; D. Hall, animal cont-1,180.57; Farmers & Merchants Bk, equip pmt-712.49; Nebr. Dept. of Rev., sales tx, whlg-1,592.44; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-985.50; United Healthcare, ins-205.33; Bond pmt/bank wire fees-25,592.50; Reuse Loan-25,000.00; WWCBF, sales tax alloc-30,000; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,120.20; PeopleService, prof-12,340.00; Post Office, pstg-186.00; Miller Monroe Co., ins-11,002.00; Dana F. Cole & Co., prof-3,900.00; General Fire & Safety, maint-240.00; Business Forms & Acctg, sup-146.52; Mid America Pest Control, maint-145.00;          K. Gerdes, mlg/mtg reimb-12.30; Reliable, off sup-567.94; Continental Alarm, insp fees-288.00; Wessels Bros Storage, rental-60.00; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-18.00; Wright Express, fuel-139.78; Columbus Telegram, publ-105.20; Stop N Shop, fuel, sup-893.51; Bobcat of Omaha, rep-251.64; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-892.02; Meeske Auto Supply, rep-39.24; Keckler Oil Co., rep-12.15; B&W Company, st cleaning-3,000.00; Dale P. Nielsen, Inc., rep-591.57; Bound Tree Medical, sup-720.98; Matheson Tri Gas, sup-131.85; EMS Billing, reimb-433.90; Travelers of America, resc reimb-56.37; Papillion Fire Dept., ALS reimb-98.91; Fluid Systems & Components, rep-325.00; Print Like Flint, ball sup-457.22; Sport Supply Group, rep/maint-477.28; Kerns Excavating, maint-215.00; Lou’s Sporting Goods, ball sup-598.05; Creative Edge Graphics, ball sup-158.00; United Seeds Inc., maint-193.75; Junior Library Guild, bks-125.55; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-634.59; Smart Apple Media, bks-120.01; Great Plains One Call, serv-16.64; Martin Marietta, maint-738.34. Motion carried unanimously.

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


/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor

/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk