CITY OF WEEPING WATER
APRIL 26, 2013
The Weeping Water City Council met in special session at 8:00 A.M., at City Hall on Friday, April 26, 2013 for the purpose of considering action on proposals received for solid waste collection, disposal and recycling services, as well as acting on other matters which were brought before the Council. Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the meeting to order and noted the posted location of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act. Council members answering roll were Lawrence Mozena, Ray Frew and Kelly J. Nutter. Mitch Miller was absent at roll call, but entered the meeting at 8:05 A.M. Notice of the meeting was posted in three public places in the City of Weeping Water on April 22, 2013.
Following review of the three proposals received for solid waste collection, disposal and recycling services, a motion was made by Frew, seconded by Nutter to accept the proposal of Cass County Refuse. Motion carried unanimously.
The following Ordinance was presented: ORDINANCE NO. 611
AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING THE PROPOSAL OF THE OMAHA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT, ITS SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS (HEREINAFTER “GRANTEE”) TO CONTINUE TO CONDUCT A RETAIL ELECTRIC ENERGY SUPPLY BUSINESS WITHIN THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA (HEREINAFTER “CITY”), AND GRANTING A FRANCHISE TO GRANTEE TO GENERATE, DISTRIBUTE AND DELIVER AN ADEQUATE AND CONTINUOUS SUPPLY OF ELECTRIC ENERGY TO THE CITY, EXCEPT FOR INTERRUPTIONS, BEYOND GRANTEE’S CONTROL; TO ERECT POLES AND INSTALL WIRES AND CABLES THEREON; TO CONSTRUCT UNDERGROUND CONDUITS AND MANHOLES AND TO INSTALL CABLES IN UNDERGROUND CONDUITS OR BURIED DIRECTLY IN THE GROUND, AND TO INSTALL SUCH FACILITIES ALONG, OVER, UPON, UNDER OR ACROSS PRESENT OR FUTURE STREETS, ALLEYS, AVENUES, HIGHWAYS AND OTHER PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF THE CITY, AND TO CONSTRUCT, OWN, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN ALL OTHER ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS NECESSARY TO SUPPORT AND CONDUCT A RETAIL ELECTRIC ENERGY SUPPLY BUSINESS WITHIN THE CITY. Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 611 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Miller voting aye. Nays: None. 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.
Motion by Nutter, seconded by Miller to approve the Pool Board’s recommendation of personnel to be hired for the ensuing season, with wages for the same to begin at $7.25 per hour for new employees, a $.25 per hour increase for all returning employees, and Manager’s salary to be $10.00 per hour. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Miller to approve the proposal to participate in a partnership agreement with Gretna Sanitation Inc., which provides for said company to utilize materials from the City’s Brush/Compost Site for composting purposes. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to approve the proposal from Roofers Inc., for recoating the roof on the Wastewater Treatment Plant at a cost of $3,000. Motion carried unanimously. It was noted that NDEQ would need to be notified to remove their air quality monitoring equipment and seek an alternate site for relocation to allow for the roof repairs and to validate the contractor’s warranty once repairs are completed.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Mozena to support the School’s recommendation to deny the use of the Football field by the Renegade Football team. Motion carried unanimously.
In regard to a recent update of ADA Compliance, a motion was made by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to approve the revised Grievance Procedure and the proposed ADA Policy Statement/Assurances. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Miller, seconded by Mozena to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk