Weeping Water Nebraska





MAY 13, 2013



            Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on May 13, 2013 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll: Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter and Mitch Miller. Lawrence Mozena was absent at roll call, but entered the meeting at 6:08 p.m. Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the May 9, 2013 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor. Minutes of the April 8, 2013 meeting were approved as presented, and the minutes of the April 26, 2013 Special Meeting were approved as corrected, noting that Lawrence Mozena abstained from the voting on the motion regarding pool employee wages.

            Under Open Forum, Librarian, Aimee Morlan presented a booklet prepared by several of the children who frequent the Library which suggested the need for a bike rack to be placed in the Library parking lot. The request for the Council’s reconsideration of purchasing a bike rack was tabled for further review. Also under Open Forum Bryce Thompson of Deffenbaugh Industries expressed appreciation for the Council’s consideration of his recent solid waste/recycling collection proposal and expressed an interest in any future proposals.

            MONTHLY REPORTS: Fire Department-it was reported that there were two mutual aid fire calls during the month. Rescue Squad-no report was available at the time of the meeting. The Maintenance Report and Water/Wastewater Report were presented by Kurt Powles and Bruce Sorensen, respectively. Health Board-a projected timeline of progress on the Chambers property was presented, which was acceptable to the Council. Action on the Behrns property was again tabled pending proper filing of the estate.

            Dan Nielsen advised that Sinclair plans to initiate updating to his business facade and requested the Council’s input for possible relocation of the city’s stop sign, with action being tabled for further review.

            Following discussion with Nick Switzer regarding the ongoing problem with trucks driving across the corner of his property, a motion was made by Miller, seconded by Nutter to evaluate the street for possible widening of the corner, send a letter to one of the trucking firms known to be driving across the property, and install the newly purchased sign on “H” Street, which directs truck traffic to the designated truck route. Motion carried unanimously.

            Members of the Council were advised that it is anticipated that street cleaning will commence May 15th, weather permitting.

            Following discussion of the proposed 180 day salary review for Kurt Powles, a motion was made by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to approve a $.50 per hour salary increase. Motion carried unanimously.

            Updates were provided on the following: pursuing enforcement of unauthorized building permit and sign permit activity, the recent LPSNRD Integrated Management Plan Agency Information Meeting, and the recent Local Officials All Hazards Preparedness Meeting, from which the need to review the Local Emergency Operations Plan for necessary updates was requested.

            Members of the Council were reminded of the May 30, 2013 Lower Platte South NRD meeting regarding Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, to be held at Weeping Water City Hall.

            Discussion was held regarding preliminary budget plans, which will continue to be pursued.

            Correspondence received was presented for council review, after which a motion was made by Miller, seconded by Mozena to approve the following claims: Salaries-9,208.57; Ameritas, emp ben-1,334.26; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-844.35, OPPD-3,652.28, Windstream-705.50, Verizon-115.60; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-716.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield of NE, ins-6,504.57; D. Hall, animal cont-500.00; EFTPS, emp whlg-2,672.81; Farmers & Merchants Bk, equip pmt-712.49; Nebr. Dept. of Rev., sales tax, lodging tax, whlg-1,602.70; United Healthcare, ins-315.70; Miller Monroe Farrell, ins pmt-6,887.00; PeopleService, prof-12,340.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,163.62; Post Office, pstg-480.00; Medicare, prof fees-532.00; General Fire & Safety, prof-240.00; K. Gerdes, sup reimb-114.49; WW Foods, sup-26.62; Reliable, off sup-519.44; BHHC, ins prem-1,197.00; Heartland Machine/Welding, equip-350.00; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12.00; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-79.69; CRA Payment Center, sup-44.68; Olsson Associates, prof-152.97; Omaha Truck Center, rep-377.77; M. Tighe, trng/reimb-1,032.33; S. Bickford, trng reimb-60.00; One Call Concepts, serv-8.55; Matheson Tri Gas, sup-39.60; EMS Billing, reimb-356.16; Nielsen Fertilizer, sup-153.00; Menards, imp-243.60; Martin Marietta, sup-228.16; BSN Sports, equip-6,039.77; Lou’s Sporting Goods, sup-102.85; Johnny On The Spot, maint-228.69; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-899.66; WW Public Library, reimb-870.00; Wessels Bros. Storage, maint-60.00; John’s Appliance, rep-72.00; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-1,537.98; Wex Bank, fuel-210.84; Papillion Fire/Rescue, ALS reimb-99.75; Wire Built, prof-150.00; Smart Apple Media, bks-158.75; Columbus Telegram, publ-44.52; Creative Edge Graphics, ball equip, signs-531.50; Stop N Shop, fuel-280.89; Print Like Flint, signs-108.32. Motion carried unanimously.

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



/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor

/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk