Weeping Water Nebraska






NOVEMBER 12, 2012



            Mayor Howard Stubbendieck opened the Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m., on November 12, 2012 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll: Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter and Mitch Miller. Absent: Bob McCaulley. 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 an Application for a Small Tract Subdivision, requested by representatives of the Irene Patton Estate.

            Notice of the public hearing and the monthly meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the November 1, 2012 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.

            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 October 8th and October 30th, 2012 meetings 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. 12-12, which approves an Administrative Subdivision located in the W1/2 of the SW1/4 of Section 6-T10N-R12E of the 6th P.M., Cass County, Nebraska, to be named “Tax Lot 32”. Motion carried with all members of the Council present voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: McCaulley.

            The following Ordinance was presented: ORDINANCE NO. 607

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA AMENDING SECTION 173.00 OF THE WEEPING WATER MUNICIPAL CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION OF AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS; TO PROVIDE FOR OPERATING REQUIREMENTS; TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES; TO ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; AND PROVIDING WHEN THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT. Motion by Nutter, seconded by Miller that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 607 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Miller voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: McCaulley. Said Ordinance 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.

            Following an assessment of a proposed Commercial Lease Agreement between the City of Weeping Water and Future Technologies Wireless of Nebraska, Inc., a motion was made by Frew, seconded by Miller to renegotiate the terms of the Lease, specifically addressing paragraphs 3, 6, 10, 16 and 17. Motion carried unanimously.

            As the Rescue Squad currently has eight hand held UHF radios which are obsolete, a motion was made by Frew, seconded by Nutter to adopt Resolution No. 12-13, which declares said radios as excess property and authorizes proper disposition of the same to an available buyer at $200 each. Motion carried unanimously.

            Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to authorize the City Attorney to pursue the necessary procedures to collect the amount due for costs involved with eliminating the hazards of a campfire site following an incident during Memorial Day weekend in which a magnesium log was thrown into a burning fire pit. Motion carried unanimously.

            In an effort to discourage unoccupied buildings in the business district, a motion was made by Frew, seconded by Miller to authorize the City Attorney to prepare a sample draft ordinance appropriate for Weeping Water for further evaluation.

            The Monthly Water/Wastewater Report was presented by Bruce Sorensen.

            Motion by Miller seconded by Nutter to approve the proposal of Jerry McKinstry to trim specific trees along South Garfield Street for an amount not to exceed $2,500. Motion carried unanimously.

            Members of the Council were advised that a check was received during the month from PeopleService in the amount of $3,526.00, which represents excess budgeted maintenance/repair expenses for the preceding contract period. Notice was also received from PeopleService of contract changes for the ensuing year, which included an increase in the annual budgeted maintenance/repair expenditure amount from $17,064 to $17,303 and an increase in the monthly contract compensation from $12,340 to $12,513 per month, both of which represent a 1.4% increase based on the Consumer Price Index.

            A request for right-of-way easement requirements for maintaining existing fiber optic cables was addressed, with the City Attorney agreeing to contact Unite Private Networks, LLC advising that an easement for said request would not be necessary for the specified project.

            Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to enter into executive session at 7:21 p.m., for the purpose of annual salary reviews. Motion by Nutter, seconded by Frew to come out of executive session at 7:44 p.m. Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to approve the recommended salary increases for city employees, which represent an approximate overall average of 2.28%. Motion carried unanimously.

            Discussion was held regarding additional available help in the event of the need for snow removal, which will be pursued.

            Motion by Nutter, seconded by Miller to adopt Resolution No. 12-14, which declares the l988 Chevrolet Pickup as excess property and authorizes proper disposition of the same. Motion carried unanimously.

            Correspondence received included information regarding waste reduction and recycling incentive grants, the Great American Nebraska Cleanup and a card of thanks from the family of Deane Nutzman.

            Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to approve the following claims: Salaries-10,621.42; Ameritas, emp ben-1,364.45; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-3,396.97; D. Hall, animal cont-500.00; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-164.36, OPPD-3,786.23, Windstream-849.03, Verizon-71.81; EFTPS, whlg-3,097.82; Farmers & Merchants Bk, equip pmt-712.49; Nebr. Dept. Rev., whlg, sls tx-1,436.37; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300.00; United Healthcare, ins-205.33; Terminix, maint-194.00; Copple Chevrolet, equip-27,984.00; PeopleService, prof-12,340.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,408.37; Post Office, pstg-340.00; Wessels Bros Storage, maint-60.00; Cassgram, adv-78.00; Dana F. Cole & Co., prof-1,225.00; Reliable, off sup-769.54; Miller Monroe Farrell, ins pmt-5,251.00; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12.00; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-311.60; Keckler Oil Co., rep-644.58; Nebr. Salt & Grain, sup-1,456.54; Bauers Trucking LLC, trkg/sup-750.27; Concrete Industries, sup-719.88; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-296.52; Matheson Tri Gas, sup-151.65; RotoSnake, rep-93.75; GTS Tire/ Towing, maint-380.00; EMS Billing, reimb-233.18; Shaffer Communications, rep-l,454.25; Papillion Fire, ALS reimb-241.88; B&R Wallrock, trail imp-500.00; A. Morlan, mlg-154.35; Great Plains One Call, serv-16.63; PeopleService, util reimb-1,416.78; West-e-Con, rep-2,076.00; Kerns Excavating, rep-5,834.05; Layne Western, well rep-7,399.28; Stop N Shop, fuel, sup-216.88; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-826.95; Fleet Services, fuel-314.33; Columbus Telegram, publ-56.73; Workhorst, equip-5,470.00; Bound Tree Medical, sup-163.15. Motion carried unanimously.

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




/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor

/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk