Weeping Water Nebraska




APRIL 8, 2013



            Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on April 8, 2013 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll: Lawrence Mozena, Ray Frew, and Kelly Nutter. Absent: Mitch Miller. Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the April 4, 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 March 11, 2013 meeting were approved as presented.

            Under Open Forum the Weeping Water School Bond 2013 Yes Committee provided a brief presentation of the upcoming school bond proposal.

            Tara Hanes provided the Monthly Rescue Squad Report, noting that there were 6 calls during the month resulting in a total of 40.29 man hours. Motion by Nutter, seconded by Mozena to approve the Rescue Squad’s recommendation to allow Andrew Dehne and Tyron Moore to join the Ride-a-Long Program. Motion carried unanimously. The Monthly Maintenance Report and the Monthly Water/Wastewater Report were presented by Kurt Powles, and Bruce Sorensen, respectively.

            Under Health Board activity, it was noted that following an earlier assessment of the Chambers property, family members provided updated photos noting considerable progress in addressing some of the issues at large. Further action was tabled as Mr. Chambers provided a detailed timeline for completion of proposed renovations. In regard to the Behrns property, it was noted that the City Attorney advised that he was still waiting for proper filing of the estate.

            It was noted that there was no update on the status of the compost/brush site.

            James Wall presented a proposal to play the Renegade Home Football games on the Weeping Water Ball Field, with action being tabled to allow for the School’s joint consideration and to verify summer baseball scheduling

            Following discussion of truck traffic on specific streets, it was agreed to place another “Designated Truck Route” sign on “H” Street.

            Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to approve the request of the American Legion Post 237 for a Special Designated Liquor License for a special event to be held on May 4, 2013 at Gibson Hall. Motion carried unanimously.

            The following Ordinance was presented: ORDINANCE NO. 610

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA, REDEDICATING THAT PART OF ELM STREET FROM THE NORTH SIDE OF “M” STREET BETWEEN LOT 10, BLOCK 72, AND LOT 6, BLOCK 73, TO THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 11, BLOCK 72, AND THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 5, BLOCK 73, ALL IN THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, CASS COUNTY, NEBRASKA; TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 610 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew and Nutter voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Miller. 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.

            It was noted that Martin Marietta has agreed to donate rock to the Weeping Water Community Building Foundation for the proposed parking area adjoining the alley behind the Library and Community Center.

            Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to approve the proposal of B&W Co., Inc., for city wide street sweeping services, as weather permits, in an amount not to exceed $3,200. Motion carried unanimously.

            It was noted that Requests For Proposals for solid waste collection, disposal and recycling services were sent out, with the bid opening date for the same being set on April 25, 2013. It was agreed to set a special meeting on April 26, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. to consider action on bids received.

            Following discussion of a complaint received regarding the lack of a curb on the east side of the property located at 100 West M Street, it was noted that the street in said area was designed as such to allow for proper drainage to the storm sewer and to eliminate hazards of flooding.

            Correspondence received included the following: Monthly Library Board Minutes, Legislative Bulletins, Sarpy/Cass Department of Health, and the Nebraska Department of Roads regarding updates for ADA compliance.

            Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to approve the following claims: Salaries-9,025.68; Ameritas, emp ben-1,280.85; Ash Grove Cement Co., lease pmt-10.00; BHHC, qrtly ins prem-5,315.00; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-1,102.39, OPPD-3,666.51, Verizon-117.13, Windstream-845.61; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-6,504.57; Cass County Little League, league fees-500.00; SE Girls Softball League, league fees-620.00; D. Hall, animal cont-500.00; EFTPS, emp whlg-2,631.19; Farmers & Merchants Bk-712.49, equip pmt; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, whlg, sales tax-1,466.15; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300.00; United Healthcare, ins-315.70; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,272.62; PeopleService, prof-12,340.00; Post Office, pstg-189.00; One Call Concepts, serv-3.30; Travelers RMD, ins-5,880.00; Nebr. U.C. Fund, unemp-222.05; Miller Monroe Co., ins pmt-407.00; Wirebuilt, prof-150.00; Plattsmouth Journal, publ-44.70; WW Foods, maint-33.16; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-24.00; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-456.80; P. Houchin, reimb-50.09; Print Like Flint, signs-159.84; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-105.12; Kerford Limestone, sup-243.46; L. Sorensen, trkg-157.82; Keckler Oil Co., rep-15.00; Creative Edge Graphics, signs-100.00; Olsson Associates, prof-1,045.19; Wex Bank, fuel-284.73; Dale P. Nielsen Inc., rep-408.49; EMS Billing, reimb-395.95; Matheson Tri Gas, sup-130.35; Papillion Fire Dept., ALS reimb-275.00; B. Frank, dep ref-3.62; BSN Sports, sup-315.88; Conney Safety Products, maint-156.86; Amsan, maint-297.14; Wessels Bros. Storage, maint-60.00; Junior Library Guild, bks-132.75; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-1,198.63; Stop N Shop, fuel-723.47; Nebraska City EMS Association, trng-20.00; C. Heath, ball sup; Columbus Telegram, publ-50.33; J. March, cap imp-3,850.00. Motion carried unanimously.

            Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.




/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor

/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk