CITY OF WEEPING WATER
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
MAY 12, 2014
Mayor Howard Stubbbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on May 12, 2014 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll: Lawrence Mozena, Ray Frew and Mitch Miller. Absent: Kelly Nutter. Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the May 8, 2014 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor, and the minutes of the April 14, 2014 meeting were approved as presented.
Under Open Forum, Ryan Wilson advised the Council of a recent incident that occurred at the Ball Field.
Monthly Reports: Fire Department Report-9 calls were made during the month. Equipment needs were addressed, after which a motion was made by Mozena, seconded by Miller to purchase two more air paks totaling $11,282, with payment for the same to be made in two consecutive months, utilizing available funds in the Fire Equipment Fund. Motion carried unanimously. Based on recommendation of the Fire Department, a motion was made by Miller, seconded by Mozena to approve the application of Colton Nissen to join the Fire Department. Motion carried unanimously. Copies of the Maintenance Report were distributed for council review in the absence of Kurt Powles. Due to safety concerns, the Clerk was advised to pursue contact with the Construction Superintendent of the school renovation project to provide temporary asphalt covering on the portion of concrete that was removed on South East Street. Bruce Sorensen provided the Water/Wastewater Report. Discussion was held regarding the progress with the water well system project. It was agreed to seek the appropriate approval to proceed with drilling the proposed test well sites in the county/state right of way. It was also agreed to obtain costs of a new encasement for water well #2, to be presented for consideration at the June meeting. Health Board action was tabled, as there were no updates available at the meeting.
The following Ordinance was presented:
ORDINANCE NO. 615
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, CASS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, AMENDING SECTION 175.01, OF THE WEEPING WATER MUNICIPAL CODE, PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY OF OCCUPATION TAXES FOR BUSINESSES WITHIN THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES OR SECTIONS; TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Miller that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 615 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew and Miller voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Nutter. Said Ordinance will be posted in the manner provided by law, with a true, correct and complete copy being on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
The following Ordinance was presented:
ORDINANCE NO. 616
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, CASS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, AMENDING SECTION 174.35, PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION AND LICENSING OF KENNELS IN THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES OR SECTIONS; TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Miller that the statutory rules be suspended to that Ordinance No. 616 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew and Miller voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Nutter. Said Ordinance will be posted in the manner provided by law, with a true, correct and complete copy being on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
In an effort to promote economic development, the City Attorney was advised to propose an ordinance, to be considered at the June meeting, that would impose an annual fee for owners of vacant buildings in the Business District.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to charge $25 per night, to cover costs of lighting and field prep, for the Louisville/Weeping Water Legion Ball Teams to utilize Memorial Field for their ballgames. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Miller to approve the purchase of speed bumps, in an amount not to exceed $700 plus shipping, to be installed in areas around the campground. Motion carried unanimously.
Preliminary budget planning was discussed and will continue to be pursued
Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew to approve the following claims: Salaries-9,331.18; Ameritas, emp ret-1,370.28; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-883.86, OPPD-3,602.08; Verizon-116.68, Windstream-665.62; EFTPS, emp whlg-2,589.36; Farmers & Merchants Bank, equip pmt-712.49; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-885.00; Nebr. Dept. of Rev., sales tax, whlg, lodging tax-1,549.39; United Healthcare, ins-4,756.96; Cass County Refuse, reimb-8,294.53; PeopleService, prof-12,763.00; Post Office, pstg-215.00; WW Foods, maint-30.04; WW Public School, liq lic trans-1,000.00; Nebr. State Treasurer, pet lic fee-285.18; Wirebuilt, prof-150.00; Reliable, off sup-360.04; Continental Alarm/Detection, maint-288.00; General Fire/Safety, maint-240.00; Bobcat of Omaha, rep-17.53; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-18.00; Meeske Auto, rep-603.58; Danko Emergency Equipment, equip-4,742.89; Whiz Repair, maint-416.00; EMS Billing, reimb-419.25; Moore Medical, sup-112.21; Matheson Tri Gas, sup-150.29; Kiefer, sup-29.85; Omaha Door & Window, rep-734.14; Print Like Flint, sup-247.22; Eagle Services, maint-219.00; Hauff Sports, ball sup-42.95; Lou’s Sporting Goods, sup-350.53; One Call Concept, serv-8.45; Lowes, sup-1,756.25; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-1,303.71; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-654.67; Smart Apple Media, bks-100.00; Omaha Truck Center, rep-112.63;Columbus Telegram, publ-53.36; Wex Bank, fuel-180.31. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk