Weeping Water Nebraska





JANUARY 13, 2014



            Mayor Howard Stubbendieck opened the public hearing regarding the One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan at 5:50 p.m. on January 13, 2014 at City Hall and noted the posted location of the Open Meeting Act.   Council members answering roll were Lawrence Mozena, Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter and Mitch Miller. Absent: None.

            Notice of the public hearing and the monthly meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the January 2, 2014 edition of The Plattsmouth Journal, as well as being posted in three public places in the city on said date.

            Members of the Council reviewed the City’s proposed One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan for the ensuing year, which consists of general maintenance, bridge repairs and seven projects containing a total of approximately thirteen blocks of milling existing pavement and replacing with asphalt overlay. There being no public objection, the public hearing was closed, and the monthly meeting was opened with all members of the Council answering roll. Minutes of the December 9, 2013 meeting were approved as presented.

            Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew to adopt Resolution No. 14-01, which approves the 2014 One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan as proposed. Motion carried unanimously.

            Monthly Reports: Rescue Squad-10 calls during the month resulting in a total of 61.58 man hours. Items addressed included an updated supply list and current financial status, quotes being obtained for a new cot, recall issues on the new squad have been addressed, and keeping apprised of the suggested County wide EMS. Motion by Nutter, seconded by Miller to approve the revised Rescue Squad Standard Operating Procedures, as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Fire Department-2 traffic control calls during the month. Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew to approve the application of Tyron Moore to the Weeping Water Fire Department and Rebecca Fortney to the Manley division of the Rural Fire Department. Motion carried unanimously. Following discussion of equipment needs, a motion was made by Mozena, seconded by Frew to approve the purchase of a thermal imaging gun at a cost of $9,300, with costs for the same to be shared equally with the Rural Fire Board. Motion carried unanimously.

Kurt Powles and Bruce Sorensen presented the Maintenance Report and Water/Wastewater Report respectively. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to approve the proposal for necessary repairs to the Hotsy Pressure Washer in the amount of $1,407. Motion carried unanimously.

            Justin Stark of Olsson Associates provided a brief summary of the city’s Intent to Apply for the Safe Routes to School Program, which has been submitted to the Nebraska Department of Roads. It was noted that a site inspection for the same is scheduled at 9:30 a.m., on January 16, 2014.

            Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to approve the Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement between the City and Consultants of Olsson Associates for the preparation of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Project Planning Activities and Report in order to comply with the NDEQ requirements for the Municipal Water Well and Study Project. Motion carried unanimously.

            Motion by Miller, seconded by Mozena to approve the new state approved mileage reimbursement rate of $.56 per mile. Motion carried unanimously.

            Members of the Council were advised that the deadline for incumbent filing for the upcoming primary election is February 18, 2014, and the filing deadline for all other candidates is March 3, 2014.

            An update of Building Permit activity included the following: Miscellaneous Permits: Nancy Krukow-fence; Terry Kuebler-deck/accessory bldg; Chris Stackpole-deck; Sampson Construction-parking lot; Roger Powles-accessory bldg; Peggy Nunn-fence. Building Permits: Roland Money-garage; Linda Lathrup-house; Beins Construction-house addition.

            In regard to parks and recreation, it was agreed by the Council to maintain the existing Camp Hosts, Park Use Fees and Umpire Fees for the ensuing year.

            Other issues addressed included the need to pursue proposals for appropriate exterior lighting for the Library and Hopper Community Center Parking Lot.

            Correspondence received was presented for Council review, after which a motion was made by Miller, seconded by Frew to approve the following claims: Salaries-10,254.55; bond pmts-17,320.00; Bank loan pmts/wire fees-11,011.94; United Healthcare, ins-4,837.15; Ameritas, emp ret-1,399.81; EFTPS, whlg-2,873.42; Cass County Refuse, reimb-8,362.61; PeopleService, prof-12,763.00; Post Office, pstg-191.00; Nebr. Dept. Rev., sales tax, whlg-1,530.06; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-793.14; Windstream-657.47; Verizon-116.24; OPPD-3,580.95; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-550.00; D. Hall, animal cont-500.00; Nebr. UC Fund, unemp-20.17; Columbus Telegram, publ-7.57; Wirebuilt, prof-150.00; Reliable, off sup-275.84; Nebr. Municipal Clerk’s Assoc., prof-25.00; K. Gerdes, mlg/sup reimb-90.80; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12.00; Wex Bank, fuel-199.52; Stop N Shop, fuel sup-824.18; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-387.29; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-85.92; NMC Exhange, rep-1,739.81; Olsson Associates, prof-2,259.54; Matheson Tri Gas, sup-4l.40; Moore Medical, equip/sup-4,859.58; Shaffer Communications, equip-4,367.08; Philips Healthcare, equip-15,299.55; EMS Billing, reimb-352.75; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-688.92; One Call Concepts, serv-7.40; HD Supply Waterworks, rep-80.71; WW Express Lane, sup-94.92; Choice Electric, rep-558.49; Husker Chem Sales, sup-66.00. Motion carried unanimously.

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



/s/ Howard Stubbendieck, Mayor

/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk