Weeping Water Nebraska




OCTOBER 14, 2013


            Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on October 14, 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 October 10, 2013 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor, and the minutes of the September 9, 2013 public hearings and meeting were approved as presented.

            Monthly Reports: Fire Chief, Daryl Ervin reported that there were six fire calls during the month. He also noted that measures are being taken to meet equipment needs and to update the Fire Department Roster. Copies of the Rescue Squad Report were distributed for Council review, in which it was noted that there were l7 rescue calls during the month resulting in a total of 111 man hours. Motion by Nutter, seconded by Mozena to approve the Rescue Squad’s recommendations of approving Roseanne Degraff as a member of the Rescue Squad, having completed her 30 day Ride-a-long requirement, and to delete Diane Wade and Bruce Lawson from the roster as drivers. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to request that the Rescue Squad complete an inventory of the medical equipment storage room and dispose of any excess or unused equipment. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to approve the bid for the replacement of radios to be installed in the new rescue squad, at a cost of $3,917.03. Motion carried unanimously. Kurt Powles presented the Maintenance Report and noted the hazardous condition of the old siren tower behind the Fire Barn. Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to approve the proposal of Dale P. Nielsen Inc., to remove the siren tower at a cost of $1,000. Motion carried unanimously. Bruce Sorensen provided copies of the Water/Wastewater Report. In addition to routine maintenance activities, it was noted that the third quarter nitrate sample maintained compliance with state standards. Health Board-an update was provided on the status of the Chambers property, with the Council requesting an updated compliance schedule prior to the November meeting.

            Following a resident’s request to consider allowing the legal operation of golf carts in the city limits, based on guidelines similar to the ATV/UTV Ordinances, the Mayor suggested that the request be referred to the City Attorney for the preparation of an appropriate ordinance to be presented for consideration at the November meeting.

            Motion by Nutter, seconded by Mozena to charge a fee of $10 per load for non residential use of the compost/brush site. Motion carried unanimously.

            Cost proposals for the recommended additional fire extinguishers were presented for review, with action being tabled for further review.

            Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to purchase 25 gallons of an ice melt alternative for experimentation on the bridges and “Gospel Hill” during the upcoming winter season. Motion carried unanimously.

            Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to pursue an appropriate ordinance to enforce fishing limits for “wipers”, which the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission will soon be stocking in the City Lakes. Motion carried unanimously.

            In regard to concerns expressed regarding parked vehicles blocking alley access, it was agreed to send a letter to the property owner requesting cooperation in maintaining access to the alley.

            Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to approve the hiring of Chelsea Morlan as a substitute Librarian, as needed, at a wage of $7.25 per hour. Motion carried unanimously.

            It was agreed to have the City Attorney send a letter to Zito Media to address the numerous complaints that have been received regarding customer service.

            Copies of the recent Inspection Report of the South East Street Bridge and the minutes of the recent Library Board Meeting were presented for Council review.

            Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to approve the following claims: Salaries-10,143.98; Nebr. Dept. Rev.-Sales Tax, lodging tax, whlg-1,686.37; Post Office, pstg-237.00; Bond pmts, ins pmts, bk wire fees-26,835.00; Bank loan pms-30,893.53; Ameritas, emp ret-1,396.85; Utilities: Black Hill Energy-174.30, OPPD-5,149.94, Windstream-705.30, Verizon-116.14; Blue Cross Blue Shield, ins-6,504.57; United Healthcare, ins-315.70; D. Hall, animal cont-500.00; EFTPS, whlg-2,774.96; Firefox Rescue, equip pmt-50,000.00; Page My Cell, util-625.00; Svoboda Chebatoris, prof-300.00; Nebr. Dept. of Ag, A/C Facility Fee-150.00; PeopleService, prof-12,340.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-8,409.11; Wirebuilt, prof-150.00; Nebr. UC Fund, unemp-116.13; Columbus Telegram, publ, 105.21; Banyon Data Systems, prof-2,385.00; Creative Edge Graphics, sup-152.00; Reliable, off sup-357.39; WW Foods, maint-29.47; Page Wolberg & Wirth, trng-225.00; K. Gerdes, sup reimb-105.93; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12.00; Wex Bank, fuel, sup-234.52; Stop N Shop, fuel, sup-1,049.26; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-330.33; Meeske Auto Parts, rep-105.28; Dale P. Nielsen, Inc., re-385.53; NMC Exchange, rep-810.04; Olsson Associates, prof-400.00; One Call Concepts, serv-15.10; Danko, maint-399.00; Fireguard, maint-1,048.09; EMS Billing, reimb-637.44; Kerns Excavating, rep-381.00; Moore Medical, sup-97.96; Matheson Tri Gas, sup-100.79; Lawn Order, rep/maint-297.66; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-619.68. Motion carried unanimously.

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


/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor

/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk