CITY OF WEEPING WATER
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
OCTOBER 8, 2012
Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on October 8, 2012 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 October 4, 2012 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal, as well as being posted in three public places in the City. The posted location of the Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor.
Under open forum, Jon Truell discussed a proposal of Future Technologies Wireless of Nebraska, Inc., to provide high speed wireless internet service to the community, with the Council agreeing to table for further review at the November meeting. Chuck Cook also addressed the Council and provided information on the communication system update.
Several citizens were in attendance to present a proposal to allow for the use of all terrain vehicles within the city limits. Following discussion and review of the same, a motion was made by Nutter, seconded by Miller to forward said proposal to the City Attorney and authorize him to prepare an appropriate ordinance allowing for the use of all terrain vehicles within the city limits for consideration of approval at the November meeting. Motion carried with Nutter and Miller voting aye. Nays: McCaulley.
Following review of the Library Board Minutes, a motion was made by Nutter, seconded by McCaulley to provide a trash receptacle for the Library parking lot, but deny the purchase of a bike rack. Motion carried unanimously.
Monthly Reports included the following: No Fire Department Report was available. Rescue Squad-14 calls were made during the month, resulting in a total of 99.15 man hours. It was noted that David Stander has been approved as a member of the Rescue Squad, having recently completed the Ride-A-Long Program. It was also noted that Brittney Bauers is no longer on the Ride-a-long program, due to relocation. Members of the Council were encouraged to attend an upcoming Mass Casualty training class on October 20th and 21st at the CCEM Office. Maintenance Report-in addition to routine maintenance, it was noted street repairs were recently completed, the concrete trail extension has been poured, and the football field has been over seeded. Recent vandalism at the ball field prompted discussion of increased security measures, which will be pursued. Water/Wastewater Report-in addition to routine maintenance, it was noted that recent quarterly results of the nitrate sampling were received, and that they are lower than the previous quarter and remain in compliance. Health Board/Safety Issues-an update on the tree limb assessment was discussed, with action being tabled for further review. It was agreed to obtain cost estimates for various trees that the city needs to maintain.
The following Ordinances were presented:
ORDINANCE NO. 605
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA, AMENDING SECTION 172.03 OF THE WEEPING WATER MUNICIPAL CODE, PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN THE SEWER USE RATE; TO PROVIDE FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES OR SECTIONS; TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
ORDINANCE NO. 606
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA, AMENDING SECTION 172.01 OF THE WEEPING WATER MUNICIPAL CODE, PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN THE WATER USE RATE; TO PROVIDE FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES OR SECTIONS; TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Motion by Miller, seconded by McCaulley that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinances No. 605 and 606 might be introduced, read by title and adopted at the meeting. Motion carried with McCaulley, Nutter and Miller voting aye. Nays: None. Said Ordinances will be posted in the manner provided by law, with a true correct and complete copy being on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
Discussion was held regarding an incident that occurred at the Campground during Memorial Day Weekend, for which the party involved refuses to pay for the clean up and damages, was tabled for further review.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to approve renewal of the Silver Membership with the Scenic Weeping Water Valley Association at an annual cost of $100. Motion carried unanimously.
It was suggested that the City consider charging a specific annual fee to owners of vacant buildings in the business district, in an effort to promote economic development, with action being tabled for further review.
Updated permit activity included the following: Miscellaneous Building Permits: JoAnn Boardman-deck; Colleen Groleau-deck. Curb Cut Permit-Art Davis.
Motion by Miller, seconded by McCaulley to approve the following claims: Salaries-9,742.62; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-160.26, OPPD-4,714.40, Verizon Wireless-129.81, Windstream-848.29; Ameritas, emp ret-1,213.84; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-606.00; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-3,279.45; D. Hall, animal cont-515.78; EFTPS, emp whlg-2,561.76; Farmers & Merchants Bk, loan pmts-30,893.53; James March, cap imp-9,500.00; Nebr. Dept. Rev., sales tx, whlg-1,787.41; Nebr. St. Treasurer, st pet lic fees-279.36; United Healthcare, ins-205.33; Nebr. U.C. Fund, unemp-300.92; Bond payments & wire fees-16,910.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,981.75; PeopleService, prof-12,340.00; Post Office, pstg-122.00; Nebraska DED, RLF reimb-6,913.57; Columbus Telegram, publ-167.42; IIMC, dues-145.00; Wessels Bros Storage, maint-60.00; Awards Unlimited, sup-11.30; Banyon Data Systems, prof-2,310.00; Creative Edge Graphics, sup-80.00; Stop N Shop, fuel-560.56; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-406.77; Wright Express, fuel-181.28; Asphalt Maintenance, st imp-15,900.00; Meeske Auto Parts, rep-75.30; K. Gerdes, pstg reimb-14.00; Martin Marietta, sup-180.77; West-E-Con, rep-2,860.00; United Seeds, Inc., sup-310.00; Johnny On The Spot, maint-358.05; Reliable, off sup-263.94; Marquette Bank, equip pmt-31,156.25; Creighton University, EMT trng-1,300.00; SCC Continuing Ed, trng-199.00; Papillion Fire/Rescue, ALS reimb-192.50; Great Plains One Call, serv-23.29 Karen St. Pierre, bk reimb-66.88; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-91.85; WW Fire Dept., equip reimb-800.00; Smart Apple Media, bks-123.24; Junior Library Guild, bks-125.55; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-616.10; EMS Billing, reimb-164.30; Bound Tree Medical, sup-301.85; Nebraska City EMS, trng-240.00; Scenic Weeping Water Valley Assoc., dues-100.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McCaulley, seconded by Miller to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk