CITY OF WEEPING WATER
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
AUGUST 6, 2014
Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on August 6, 2014 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 July 31, 2014 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor, and the minutes of the July 14, 2014 meeting were approved as presented.
Under Open Forum, Mark and Vicki Dehne addressed concerns regarding two unleashed dogs that attacked their dog while being walked by their son. The Council agreed to investigate the matter further for discussion at the September meeting.
Monthly Reports: Fire Department-Motion by Frew, seconded by Miller to approve the application of Larry Hanson to be reinstated as an active member of the Fire Department to serve as a daytime pump operator. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye. Budget projections and equipment needs were addressed. Rescue Squad-14 calls were made during the month resulting in a total of 80 man hours. Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to approve the application of Jessica DeBaere to join the Rescue Squad as a trainee. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye. It was noted that the status of Brandon Nash has been changed from driver only to trainee status. Other items addressed included receipt of the new cot, scheduling EMT classes in Weeping Water, budget projections and the upcoming Rescue Squad picnic. Copies of the Maintenance Report and Water/Wastewater Report were distributed for council review. Under Health Board activity, an update was provided on the Chambers property, with the Council requesting a new written timeline for compliance.
It was noted that the proposed test well drilling is scheduled to commence within the next week.
The Clerk advised that notifications have been sent to the listed owners of vacant buildings in the business district advising of the recently adopted ordinance, which enforces the registration of vacant buildings and establishes vacant building fees.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Miller to approve the new Employee Handbook, subject to the changes proposed at the August meeting. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
In regard to animal control regulations, discussion was held regarding an appropriate animal holding shelter facility, which will continue to be pursued. It was agreed to forward a list of the remaining residents who have failed to comply with animal licensing regulations to the City Attorney for further action.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Mozena to adopt Resolution No. 14-06, which approves the Program Agreement between the City and the Nebraska Department of Roads for the Weeping Water Safe Routes project, and authorizes appropriate execution of the same. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Motion by Nutter, seconded by Miller to approve the request to close a portion of Eldora Avenue for a car show to be held on September 27, 2014. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Proposals for fence repairs and additional fencing at the ball park were presented for the council’s consideration, with action being tabled for further review.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to approve the proposal of Lawn Order to perform sprinkler system improvements in the amount of $1,194.09, with cost sharing for the same to be requested from the school. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to approve the renewal of SENDD membership and approve the proposed membership dues in the amount of $1,575, as well as the voluntary housing dues in the amount of $315. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to approve application in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System, in an effort to reduce community flood insurance premiums. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Information regarding a swimming pool resurfacing process was presented for council review, with action being tabled until cost estimates are received.
Street conditions on a portion of “N” street and a portion of “P” Street were addressed and will continue to be monitored for possible future repairs.
Following review of the LARM’s recently completed valuation report for city property, a motion was made by Mozena, seconded by Miller to approve the proposed valuations. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Following review of the proposed budget projections for the ensuing year, it was agreed to set the annual budget hearing for September 8, 2014 at 5:45 p.m.
Correspondence received was presented for council review, after which a motion was made by Miller, seconded by Nutter to approve the following claims: Salaries-15,273.87; bond pmts-19,422.50; Farmers & Merchants Bank, loan pmts/sc-1,091.53; Ameritas, emp ret-1,416.45; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-213.75; OPPD-6,125.55; Windstream-709.71; Verizon-116.38; EFTPS, emp whlg-3,915.37; Nebr. Dept. Rev., sales tax, whlg-1,525.13; United Healthcare, ins-4,756.96; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prov-780.00; PeopleService, prof-12,763.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-8,383.03; Post Office, pstg-200.00; Business Forms & Acctg-147.86; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-18.00; R&R Wilson Welding, rep-289.02; Keckler Oil Co., rep-13.25; L. Sorensen, trkg-116.03; Kerns Excavating, rep-3,817.50; Martin Marietta, sup-260.23; HD supply Waterworks, sup-457.46; Layne Christensen Co., maint-644.30; Firefox Rescue, equip-6,099.20; Matheson Tri Gas, sup-56.10; OHSS, resc trng-2,409.00; American Fence Co., rep-91.04; Aqua Chem, sup-338.73; Reliable, off sup-80.96; Millard Winnelson, sup-136.00; Dayne Wilson, ump fees-165.00; Wirebuilt, prof-150.00; Meeske Auto Parts, rep-132.05; Fireguard, equip pmt-5,641.16; Upton’s Market, sup-24.96; One Call Concepts, serv-11.10; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-649.92; Taylor Herman, ump fees-130.00; Wex Bank, fuel-241.90; Fluid Manufacturing-355.51; Moore Medical, sup-268.02; Lawn Order, rep-52.00; League of Nebr. Municipalities, prof-1,869.00; Olsson Associates, prof-238.47; Eagle Services, maint-177.24; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-797.10; Dave Huey, resc trng-80.00; EMS Billing, reimb-325.94; Stop N Shop, fuel, sup-821.86; Langfeldt Overhead Door, rep-140.00. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Motion by Nutter, seconded by Miller to adjourn. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk