Weeping Water Nebraska





MARCH 10, 2014



            Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on March 10, 2014 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll: Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter, and Mitch Miller. Absent: Lawrence Mozena. Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the March 6, 2014 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor, and the minutes of the February 10, and 26, 2014 meetings were approved as presented.

            The Monthly Fire Report was presented in which it was noted that there were two fires during the month. In an effort to provide adequate man power for critical incidents and improve response times, a motion was made by Nutter, seconded by Miller to approve the proposed Full Time Automatic Mutual Aid Agreement between the Avoca Rural Fire, Weeping Water and Manley Fire Departments. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew to declare the Fire Department’s 1984 Chevy Caprice Station Wagon as excess property and proceed with the proper disposition of the same. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Nutter, seconded by Miller to adopt Resolution No. 14-04, authorizing the proposed sale of the 1984 Chevy Caprice Station Wagon to Russ Skalak for $500. Motion carried unanimously. It was noted that Brad Wright and David Stander recently resigned from the Fire Department.

            Members of the Council were advised that PCS Phosphate is currently providing a series of Haz-Mat Training courses and meals for members of the Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

            No Rescue Squad Report was available at the meeting. Copies of the Maintenance Report were distributed for Council review and Bruce Sorensen presented the Monthly Water/Wastewater Report. He provided a summarization of the recent meeting with Olsson Associates regarding planning for a possible new well site and/or water treatment options, noting that measures are being pursued to obtain additional information regarding the process/costs of re-lining well number two and to obtain property access for test well drilling sites.

            There were no updates regarding Health Board concerns or animal control issues. Discussion was held and will continue to be pursued regarding vacant buildings in the business district which could be utilized as a viable business.

            Motion by Nutter, seconded by Miller to retain Ron Taylor for the cemetery maintenance at a wage of $10.50 per hour. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Nutter, seconded by Frew to authorize the Mayor and the Maintenance Superintendent to hire an appropriate employee for summer park maintenance, following the application deadline. Motion carried unanimously.

            Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew to approve a request to place near an appropriate area of the hiking/biking trail, a bench and a flowering ornamental tree, both of which were recently awarded to a Weeping Water Public School art student as a result of winning a poster contest. Motion carried unanimously.

            Motion by Nutter, seconded by Miller to authorize the placement of an appropriate sign on a portion of West “N” Street prohibiting parking from the school’s delivery driveway to the corner of South East Street. Motion carried unanimously.

            Motion by Miller seconded by Nutter to approve the following claims: Salaries-9,810.73; Ameritas, emp ret-1,366.50; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-1,463.75, OPPD-3,769.96, Verizon-116.65, Windstream-626.80; D. Hall, animal cont-500.00; EFTPS, emp whlg-2,700.28; Farmers & Merchants Bk, loan pmts-713.13, Nebr. Dept. Rev., sales tx, whlg-1,531.89; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300.00; United Healthcare, ins-4,756.96; Cass County Refuse, reimb-8,318.28; PeopleService, prof-12,763.00; Post Office, pstg-102.00; Dana F. Cole & Co., prof-4,300.00; WW Foods, sup-28.60; Reliable, off sup-364.15; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-18.00; Stop N Shop, fuel, sup-1,456.38; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-181.49; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-135.75; Olsson Associates, prof-1,582.86; Palfleet Truck Equipment, rep-408.00; Husker Chem Sales, sup-132.00; Miller Monroe Farrell, ins pmt-2,562.00; Papillion Fire Dept., ALS reimb-118.90; DHHS, pool permit-40.00; Cass County Little League, lge fees-500.00; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-689.21; Wirebuilt Co., prof-150.00; Wex Bank, fuel-310.59; One Call Concept, serv-8.45; Sensus Metering Systems, prof-1,524.60; Dultmeier Sales, sup-98.85; Matheson Tri Gas, sup-38.64; Hotsy, rep-1,426.13; Cassgram, adv-27.00; Columbus Telegram, adv-36.62; EMS Billing, reimb-164.13. Motion carried unanimously.

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


/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor

/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk