CITY OF WEEPING WATER
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
MARCH 11, 2013
Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on March 11, 2013 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll: Lawrence Mozena, Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter, and Mitch Miller. Absent: None. Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the March 7, 2013 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor, and the minutes of the February 11, 2013 meeting were approved as presented.
Under Open Forum, Bryce Thompson of Deffenbaugh Industries addressed the Council and expressed an interest in submitting a proposal for trash and recycling services when the current contract for the same expires.
Kurt Powles presented copies of the Monthly Maintenance Report, in which the following issues were addressed: we are waiting on a price for a set of chains which are needed for the Ford Dump Truck; the feasibility of keeping the International Dump Truck was discussed, with action tabled for further review; the suggestion of putting in speed bumps at the City Lakes property was addressed, with action being tabled to allow further monitoring. Bruce Sorensen presented the Monthly Water/Wastewater Report and provided copies of Layne-Christensen Company’s results of the annual well and pump preventative maintenance testing. It was agreed to authorize the request of Lower Platte South Natural Resources District to sample the city wells again this summer, as part of its annual groundwater quality monitoring program. Members of the Council were advised that the 2012 Annual Ground Water Management Report has been received and is available for review. Monthly Fire and Rescue Reports were not available at the time of the meeting. Under Health Board activity, the City Attorney advised that he is still awaiting verification that the Behrns estate has been filed in order to proceed with the necessary abatement procedures. Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter that the Health Board schedule an assessment of the Chambers property and file a report with the City Attorney for appropriate action. Motion carried unanimously.
The following Ordinance was presented: ORDINANCE NO. 609
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA, AMENDING SECTION 92.05, AND AMENDING SECTION 92.50, OF THE WEEPING WATER MUNICIPAL CODE; PROVIDING FOR THE REMOVAL OF SNOW, SLEET, ICE, MUD OR OTHER SUBSTANCE FROM THE SIDEWALKS WITHIN THE BUSINESS DISTRICT AND SIDEWALKS WITHIN THE RESIDENTIAL AREA OF THE CITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REMOVAL OF SUCH SUBSTANCES FROM SIDEWALKS BY THE CITY AND CHARGING AGAINST THE PROPERTY AND OWNER THE EXPENSE OF THE REMOVAL AND ASSESSING THE COST OF THE REMOVAL AGAINST THE PROPERTY AS A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES OR SECTIONS; TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion by Nutter, seconded by Miller that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 609 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Miller voting aye. Nays: None. 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.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller to authorize the City Attorney to proceed with the preparation of an ordinance, to be presented for consideration at the April meeting, which would authorize the rededication of a portion of Elm Street. Motion carried unanimously.
The Mayor advised that there were no updates on the status of the maintenance of the compost/brush site.
Members of the Council were advised that April 6th, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. is the corrected date scheduled for clean up of the cemetery.
James Wall had to cancel his scheduled appearance at the Council meeting, but requested to appear at the April meeting to address a proposal for the Renegade Football Team.
Robert Bauers Jr. addressed the Council and presented a list of concerns regarding public records. It was noted that information at hand was offered to Mr. Bauers, and other documentation requiring research will be forwarded as requested.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to approve the request of Richard T. Nichols, dba Hopkins Tavern, to include the addition of the adjoining building to the description of premises for his upcoming liquor license renewal. Motion carried unanimously.
As some Weeping Water residents are members of the Louisville Legion Ball Team, a motion was made by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to allow the use of the Weeping Water Ball Field for some of the team’s games, at a cost for the team of $25 per game to cover lighting costs and field prep. Motion carried unanimously.
Discussion was held regarding plans to grade and rock the parking lot adjacent to the alley behind the Auditorium, with action being tabled until estimated costs could be provided.
As the current Agreement for hauling refuse and recycling expires July 31, 2013, a motion was made by Miller, seconded by Mozena to begin seeking Requests for Proposals for said services. Motion carried unanimously.
Following review of applications received for summer ballpark/maintenance employment, a motion was made by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to hire Andrew Dehne at a wage of $8.00 per hour. Motion carried unanimously.
It was agreed to pursue bids for street cleaning services prior to the April meeting.
Following review of information received regarding an upcoming Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness, it was agreed that two representatives from the city would attend if limited space permits.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller to approve the following claims: Salaries-9,881.14; Ameritas, emp ret-1,199.07; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-1,204.37, OPPD-3,724.33, Verizon Wireless-138.96, Windstream-697.83; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-6,504.57; D. Hall, animal cont-500.00; EFTPS, emp whlg-2,791.12; Farmers & Merchants Bk, loan pmts-20,807.81; Nebr. Assigned Risk, ins-124.00; Nebr. Dept. Rev., sales tax, whlg-1,461.74; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-800.00; United Healthcare, ins-315.70; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,107.75; PeopleService, prof-12,340.00; Post Office, pstg-132.00; bond int pmt/wire chg-1,820.00; Wirebuilt Co., prof-150.00; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12.00; Bobcat of Omaha, rep-187.39; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-300.98; Olsson Associates, prof-320.65; NMC Exchange, rep/maint-226.66; Bound Tree Medical, sup-786.44; Matheson TriGas, sup-93.40; Aqua Chem, equip-5,039.00; DHHS, pool permit-40.00; Lawn Order, maint-1,944.32; Wessels Bros Storage, maint-60.00; Stop N Shop, fuel-598.45; Wex Bank, fuel-361.77; Sensus Metering Systems, prof-1,524.60; One Call Concepts, maint-3.70; Meeske Auto Parts, rep-693.42; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-698.39; Junior Library Guild, bks-128.25; Dana F. Cole & Co., prof-4,100.00; EMS Billing, reimb-567.99; Columbus Telegram, publ-49.24. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk