Weeping Water Nebraska

MINUTE RECORD

CITY OF WEEPING WATER

CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

OCTOBER 13, 2014

 

 

            Mayor Howard Stubbendieck called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on October 13, 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 October 9, 2014 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor, and the minutes of the September 8, 2014 meeting and public hearings were approved as presented.

            Under Open Forum, John Harrington was unable to attend, but information regarding the development of Municipal Alerts on the city web site was forwarded and presented to members of the council for review.

            Monthly Reports: Fire Department-it was noted that the department responded to four calls during the month. Motion by Nutter, seconded by Mozena to accept the application of Rayce Hoole to join the Fire Department. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye. It was agreed that the Fire Department By-laws should be reviewed for possible updates regarding membership. It was also agreed to allow Andrew Dehne to tentatively maintain active status on the department, as he is available to respond to calls on weekends. Rescue Squad-it was noted that there were 15 calls during the month resulting in a total of 119 man hours. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Miller to approve the application of Ryan Anderson to join the Rescue Squad. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye. It was noted that Melissa Hanes resigned from the Rescue squad, due to relocation, and that the Rescue Chief is currently in the process of appointing a replacement for Melissa’s position as Treasurer.   Maintenance- Motion by Nutter, seconded by Miller to approve the purchase of two loads of salt and 60 tons of sand, in preparation for the upcoming winter weather conditions. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Miller to approve the purchase of a pump and motor at a cost of $256, which is compatible to an existing tank that could be mounted in the back of the silver pickup to allow for spraying of liquid de-icing products. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye. The Water/Wastewater Report was presented by Bruce Sorensen.

            Craig Reinsch of Olsson Associates provided a summarization on the draft of the Municipal Water Well Siting and Design Study, which was distributed to members of the council for their review prior to the meeting. Following discussion on recommended action, a motion was made by Frew, seconded by Mozena to proceed with a full well scan of Test Well Site #1 and to abandon Test Well Site #2. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

           Updates were provided on the status of the Safe Routes to School project.

            Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to install an additional “No Parking This Side of Street” sign on North Clinton Street near the city lakes entrance and to tag the trailer that is currently parked in said area. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

            The following Ordinance was presented: ORDINANCE NO. 619

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA, AMENDING SECTION 172.01 OF THE WEEPING WATER MUNICIPAL CODE, PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN THE WATER USE RATE; TO PROVIDE FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES OR SECTIONS; TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 619 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye. 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. 620

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA, AMENDING SECTION 172.03 OF THE WEEPING WATER MUNICIPAL CODE; PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN THE SEWER USE RATE; TO PROVIDE FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES OR SECTIONS; TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 620 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye. 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.

            Following review of a recent assessment of street conditions, a motion was made by Miller, seconded by Frew to purchase 5 tons of cold patch for minor street repairs and to obtain an estimate for applying asphalt overlay on other listed streets in need of repair. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

            Motion by Miller, seconded by Nutter to approve the appointment of Fritz Staack to the Housing Board, replacing Cora Yard, who recently resigned. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

            Motion by Nutter, seconded by Miller to approve the proposal of Jerry McKinstry for tree removal at the City Lakes in the amount of $650. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

            Lawrence Mozena agreed to check out a resident’s water drainage concerns.

            Copies of the Library Board Minutes, as well as other correspondence were presented for council review.

            Motion by Miller, seconded by Frew to approve the following claims: Salaries-9,832.06; Nebr. Dept. Rev., sales tax, whlg, lodging tax-2,594.61; Commercial First National Bk, equip pmt-31,491.43; Farmers & Merchants Bk, box rent, loan pmts-20,732.49; Ameritas, emp ret-1,368.21; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-176.25, Windstream-671.61, Verizon-116.28, OPPD-5,187.27; EFTPS, whlg-2,722.90; United Healthcare, ins-4,756.96; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300.00; PeopleService, prof-12,763.00; Cass County Refuse, reimb-8,301.37; Post Office, pstg-245.00; Nebr. UC Fund, unemp-98.85; Columbus Telegram, publ-95.53; Nebr. State Treasurer, pet lic fees-292.94; Uptons Market, sup-40.97; Banyon Data Systems, prof-2,385.00; Wirebuilt, prof-150.00; Reliable, off sup-395.94; K. Gerdes, pstg reimb-15.64; Print Like Flint, sup-43.50; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-18.00; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-399.18; Stop N Shop, fuel-513.46; M. Richardson, rep-12.00; Meeske Auto Parts, rep-141.43; Bobcat of Omaha, rep-70.56; RR Wilson Welding, rep-104.22; Olsson Associates, prof-1,555.55; One Call Concepts, serv-9.65; E. Milligan, dep ref-100.00; M. Clark, dep ref-100.00; Fireguard, equip-1,989.90; EMS Billing, reimb-434.90; K. St. Pierre, trng-50.00; Matheson Tri Gas, sup-121.30; Kerns Excavating, maint-215.00; Choice Electric, rep-740.00; Quality Fence, rep-1,399.50; NMC, equip rental-890.23; Wex Bank, fuel-441.86; TREKK Design, maint-450.00; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-793.57; In Like Flint, maint-60.00; Dana F. Cole & Co., prof-1,200.00; Langfeldt Overhead Door, rep-240.00. 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