CITY OF WEEPING WATER
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
AUGUST 12, 2013
Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on August 12, 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 August 8, 2013 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor, and the minutes of the July 8, 2013 meeting were approved as presented.
Monthly Reports: Josh Hanes presented the Monthly Rescue Squad Report, noting that there were 12 calls resulting in a total of 111 man hours. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Miller to accept the resignation of Timron Gilfert from the Ride-a-long Program. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to approve the application of Timothy Goepfert to the Rescue Squad Ride-a-long Program. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to approve the following as new officers of the Rescue Squad for the ensuing year: Josh Hanes-Chief, Tara Hanes-Assistant Chief, Micky Tighe-Secretary, Melissa Hanes-Treasurer, Training Officer-Bobby Lawrence, and Wes Redden-Maintenance. Motion carried unanimously. It was noted that efforts are still being pursued to seek a new rescue squad unit. Members of the Fire Department reported there were 4 calls during the month and that 4 of the air paks have been tested and are now certified. Motion by Nutter, seconded by Miller to approve the applications of Jacob Nash, Eric Nielsen, and Mark Anderson to join the Fire Department. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to authorize the relocation of the Jaws of Life from the Equipment Van to the City Pumper Truck. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Miller to authorize the Fire Department to pursue text paging for department calls at a cost of $500 per year, with cost sharing to be requested for consideration from the Rural Fire Board. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to authorize the purchase of two sets of bunker gear, not to exceed $2,800 per set and to purchase two air paks and bottles at a cost of $5,641.16 each. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to accept the resignation of Roger Cozad from the Fire Department. Motion carried unanimously. Other discussion included equipment needs and budget projections. Kurt Powles presented the Monthly Maintenance Report and addressed the early season closing of the swimming pool, due to mechanical pump failure. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Miller to authorize Kurt to deliver the pool motor/pump to ASC Pumping near Kansas City to assure compatible pump replacement. Motion carried unanimously. It was also noted that in anticipation of upcoming snow removal the need for a backup snow plow operator was addressed, with Councilman Nutter agreeing to assist as needed. The Monthly Water/Wastewater Report was provided by Bruce Sorensen. In regard to the Monthly Health Board Report, it was noted that ongoing concerns will continue to be monitored.
Following a brief summarization of the water supply system and water treatment options, a motion was made by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to approve the Agreement For Professional Services between Olsson Associates and the City of Weeping Water to pursue professional services for the Municipal Water Well Project. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Mozena seconded by Frew to adopt Resolution No. 13-06, which authorizes the necessary execution of documents to facilitate a grant between the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality to the City of Weeping Water for the purpose of planning for the repairing and improving the city public water supply system. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Mozena to approve the proposed License Agreement between the City of Weeping Water and Black Hills Energy, which authorizes the placement of a thirty foot meter reading tower to be erected on city property for a one time fee of $500. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nutter, seconded by Frew to approve the Manager Application for Rick Bruns in connection with the American Legion Post 237 in Weeping Water. Motion carried unanimously.
In regard to complaints received, the Clerk was advised to recommend that residents contact the Sheriff’s Department if they hear someone discharging fireworks in the city limits. A motion was made by Mozena, seconded by Nutter that a letter is sent to a resident who is in violation of the ATV/UTV regulations. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Mozena to adopt Resolution No. 13-07, which clarifies, for insurance purposes, employee status of volunteer personnel. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to approve the Sale Tax Committee’s proposal for distribution of sales tax revenue for 2013-14, which includes allocations for the ball park light project, the flood improvement loan payment, the auditorium loan payment, the allocation for rescue squad replacement and the motor vehicle tax allocation. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to approve the request to close a portion of Eldora Avenue for a Car Show to be held during the Fall Festival on September 28, 2013. Motion carried unanimously.
Preliminary budget projections and proposed capital outlay purchases for the ensuing year were reviewed, with the Council agreeing to schedule the annual Budget Hearing on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 5:45 p.m.
Discussion was held regarding the recent tree assessment, which will continue to be pursued by the city.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to appoint Kay Gerdes as the designated representative of Weeping Water to support the Cass County Going Green efforts in the creation of the new Waste Resource Plan for Cass County. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller to approve the appointment of Helen Burton to the Weeping Water Housing Board, replacing Irene Michelsen, who resigned. Motion carried unanimously.
Copies of the Library Board minutes and correspondence received were presented for review, after which a motion was made by Frew, seconded by Mozena to approve the following claims: Bond pmts/wire fees-19,882.50; Salaries-15,016.16; EFTPS, whlg-3,965.12; Farmers & Merchants Bank, loan pmts-885.39; Nebr. Dept. of Rev., whlg, sales & lodging tax-2,114.43; Utilities: OPPD-6,291.93, Verizon-115.99, Windstream-758.72, Black Hills Energy-181.95; D. Hall, animal cont-500.00; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300.00; United Healthcare, ins-315.70; Ameritas, emp ret-1,373.17; WW Foods, sup-40.73; Wirebuilt Co., prof-150.00; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-6.00; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-1,842.76; Bobcat of Omaha, rep-165.24; Dale P. Nielsen, rep-196.98; Keckler Oil Co., rep-693.97; Pine Valley Eco Products, sup-690.36; CRA Payment Center, rep-110.35; J. McKinstry, maint-440.00; Hoss’s Lawn Care, maint-350.00; Meeske Auto Parts, rep-112.43; M. Tighe, mlg reimb-70.00; Shaffer Communications, rep-91.85; Syracuse Rescue Service, trng-50.00; Matheson Tri Gas, sup-40.92; Aqua Chem, sup-622.59; WW Express Lane, sup-556.64; Kerns Excavating, maint-215.00; Choice Electric, rep-788.00; Johnny On The Spot, maint-176.00; Reliable, off sup-498.49; Summit Supply Corp, sup-358.00; Smart Apple Media, bks-158.75; M. Bauers, reimb-40.00; B. Thomas, reimb-40.00; A. Henley, reimb-40.00; K. Lorensen, reimb-40.00; Papillion Fire Dept., ALS reimb-92.63; EMS Billing, reimb-357.51; Stop N Shop, fuel, maint-806.09; Wex Bank, fuel-489.03; D. Wilson, ump fees-315.00; M. Wilson, ump fees- 60.00; S. Wipf, ump fees-50.00; One Call Concepts, serv-14.00; Penworthy Co., bks-199.13; Junior Library Guild, bks-42.75; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-524.53; Columbus Telegram, publ-55.38; League of Nebr. Municipalities, prof-1756.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk