CITY OF WEEPING WATER
PUBLIC HEARING/MONTHLY MEETING
FEBRUARY 10, 2014
Mayor Howard Stubbendieck opened the public hearing regarding the proposed application for the Safe Routes to School Program and the potential need to use condemnation to acquire property rights-of-way at 5:45 p.m., on February 10, 2014 at City Hall. Council members answering roll were Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter and Mitch Miller. Absent: Lawrence Mozena.
Notice of the public hearing and the monthly meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the January 30, 2014 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal, as well as being posted in three public places in the city on said date. The posted location of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was announced by the Mayor.
Justin Stark of Olsson Associates reviewed the proposed Safe Routes To School Program application and noted the modifications made to accommodate recommendations made by representatives of the Nebraska Department of Roads following the January site visit. Discussion was held regarding proposed sidewalk construction and the potential need to acquire property rights-of-way in certain areas. There being no public objection to the proposed plans, the public hearing was closed and the regular meeting was opened with all members of the Council present except Mozena.
Minutes of the January 13, 2014 meeting were approved as presented.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to adopt Resolution 14-02, which approves the process of the proposed grant application and the potential need to use condemnation to acquire property rights-of-way, is necessary. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Miller voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
The Monthly Rescue Squad Report was presented by Josh Hanes, noting that there were 11 calls during the month resulting in a total of 65 man hours. Scott Schreiner presented the Month Fire Department Report, noting that calls during the month consisted of: 2 fire calls,
1 rescue assist, 1 mutual aid, and 1 vehicle accident. It was noted that Mark Anderson is no longer on the Fire Department. As the Fire Department expressed a desire to dispose of the l984 station wagon, it was agreed by the Council to place the need to proceed with the proper procedures for the disposition of the same on the agenda of the next meeting.
Angela Murray of Dana F. Cole & Associates presented the annual audit report, which met with full council approval, and the Representation Letter was executed by the Mayor and Clerk. Lawrence Mozena entered the meeting at 6:32 p.m.
A representative of the League Association of Risk Management (LARM) presented a brief proposal regarding their desire to present an insurance proposal for city insurance coverage. It was agreed to set a special meeting on February 26, 2014 at 5:30 P.M., to consider action on insurance proposals received.
Kurt Powles and Bruce Sorensen presented the Monthly Maintenance Report and Water/Wastewater Report respectively.
Members of the Council were advised that the Ashley Annuity Funds have been received and have been deposited in the appropriate sinking fund.
Aimee Morlan presented the Annual Library Report noting that accreditation has been maintained and that the growth of the Library has shown a continual increase in new patrons, visits to the Library, computer use, total circulation and eBook/audio book checkout.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller to renew the Business Associate Agreement with EMS Billing Services Inc., for rescue squad billing services and to retain the same billing rates for the ensuing year. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew to approve EMS Billing Services, Inc., to bill for fire-extrication-hazmat services and to retain the same billing rates for the ensuing year. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to adopt Resolution No. 14-03, which authorizes the renewal of a line of credit not exceeding $50,000 at an annual rate of 1.25%. Motion carried unanimously.
Animal control measures were discussed and will continue to be pursued.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to pursue the request of the Nebraska Department of Labor to provide a hyperlink button to Nebraska’s public labor exchange website in an effort to provide better access to workforce services for citizens, which does not involve any costs on the city’s part. Motion carried unanimously.
The Clerk advised of the Nebraska Department of Roads’ notification of scheduled bridge inspections.
It was noted that a copy of the Monthly Library Board minutes were available for Council review.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Mozena to approve the following claims: Salaries-9,635.85; Bond payments-24,657.50; Bank Loan Payments/wire fees-20,837.17; Cass County Refuse, reimb-8,272.28; PeopleService, prof-12,763.00; Post Office, pstg-299.20; Ameritas, emp ret-1,355.62; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-1,693.55; Windstream-700.62; Verizon-116.71; OPPD-3,810.81; D. Hall, animal cont.-500.00; EFTPS, emp whlg-2,645.40; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, sales tx, whlg-1,468.48; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300.00; United Healthcare, ins-4,676.77; Business Forms & Acctg, off sup-80.00; SE Clerk’s Assoc., prof-10.00; WW Super Foods, maint-35.49; Chamber of Commerce, prof, mtg-58.00; Wex Bank, fuel-76.14; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-192.17; Keckler Oil Co., rep-512.95; Husker Chem Sales, sup-66.00; Olsson Associates, prof-1,346.00; Palfleet Truck Equipment Co., rep-180.00; One Call Concepts, serv-1.85; Moore Medical, sup-707.23; Shaffer Communications, rep-46.50; Firefox Rescue Equipment, rep-870.68; Matheson TriGas, sup-497.35; A. Morlan, mlg-24.64; Junior Library Guild, bks-42.75; Baker & Taylor, bks-672.74; Wirebuilt, prof-150.00; EMS Billing, reimb-550.17; Bobcat of Omaha, rep-891.02; R&R Wilson Welding, rep-627.82; Columbus Telegram, publ-139.54. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nutter, seconded by Miller to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk