The Cedar Creek Board of Trustees met in regular session, at 7:35 p.m., immediately following the 7:00 p.m. Public Hearing, on March 5, 2002, at the Village Hall. Board members present: Reynolds, Bode, Swenson, Stauffer. Absent: Rydl. Advanced notice of the meeting was given by posting in the village and by publication in the Plattsmouth Journal.

Motion by Stauffer, second by Bode, to approve the minutes of the 2-05-02 meeting. All ayes.


Account Balances: Checking $28,131.51, Money Market $31,861.66

Claims: Rural Water #3..23.50 Plattsmouth Journal..132.27 Alltel..50.57 OPPD park..10.00 OPPD building..119.00 OPPD street lights..100.64 Ferrellgas..239.78 Jefferson Pilot..64.75 NAPA..13.98 Copple..1488.24 Viking Office Products..279.91 P Koehler..1926.40 R Moses..500.00 Cass County Sheriff..1214.88 B Reinsch..254.60 SE NE Tourism Council..25.00 Payroll..1693.27 Motion by Stauffer, second by Bode, to approve the treasurer's report and pay all claims. All ayes. Motion by Stauffer, second by Bode, to purchase twenty new tables, approximate cost $50 each table, cost to be shared with the Fire Department. All ayes. Motion by Bode, second by Swenson, to allow expenditures by the Park Board for landscaping at the playground. All ayes. At the request of the Fire Department, an electrician will be contacted and requested to inspect the wiring in the building and give an estimate of work required. Gene Stauffer explained to those present, the plaque listing names of those who donated over $100 each toward the new playground, is in the village office. The board will have it permanently mounted on a sign at the playground.


Captain Dave Lamprecht, of the Cass County Sheriff's Department, reported 65.88 hours of patrol were logged for Cedar Creek during the month of February. There were 5 calls for service: Assist Citizen, Animal/Dog, Two Welfare Checks, and Assist Other Agency.


Information on the Nebraska Community Improvement Program was discussed. At the request of the board, the clerk will submit the required papers to the NCIP.

OPPD Tree Promotion Program. Gene Stauffer will complete the application.


Gene Stauffer reported, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 11:00 a.m., on March 30th at the Village Park. The Park Committee has been very successful in receiving donations for the egg hunt from individuals and businesses in Cedar Creek, Louisville, and Plattsmouth.

Motion by Stauffer, second by Bode, to close Olive Street from B Street south on June 22, 2002 for Cedar Creek Day. All ayes.

Motion by Bode, second by Stauffer, to approve application of a Special Designated Liquor License for the Beer Garden during Cedar Creek Day on June 22, 2002. The licensed area to include both inside the fire barn and an outside fenced area. All ayes.


Proposals for garbage collection in the village were received from Waste Management the present hauler, and from Allied Refuse of Nebraska City. Waste Management presented a rate of $15.35 per month per household with a guarantee of no price increase for the next two years. Allied's cost rate for the service would be $11.25 per month per household. After discussion, a motion was made by Stauffer, to allow both Waste Management and Allied Refuse the option to solicit for services to individuals in the community, based on proposals presented to the board. Second by Swenson. All ayes. Both haulers were informed, collections will be monitored.

Housing code violations on the structure at Lot #284 are being corrected by the owner. Attorney Reinsch reported, the owner of Lot #100 had contacted him by telephone to inform the board she will be selling the property. An inspection by the building inspector of the exterior of the dwelling at Lot #100, showed only minor repairs were required. The inspector was unable to view the interior of the dwelling. Item tabled.

Cost of rip rap for the Platte River Dike was presented to the board. According to floodplain regulations, no rip rap may be added to the dike until a No Rise Certificate is completed by a certified engineer. An engineer will be contacted, item tabled.

At the February 4, 2002 meeting, residents voiced their concern of potential fire hazards and contamination from two fuel tanks at Ault's Store. At the request of the board, the Department of Environmental Quality and State Fire Marshal's Office were contacted. The DEQ informed the village office, they have not received any complaints nor do they have any findings of ground contamination at the site. The Fire Marshal's Office have inspected the fuel tanks at the store and are working with Mr. Ault to meet the objectives of orders for compliance. The Fire Marshal's Office has no suspicions that there are any ongoing health/safety issues concerning the one underground tank at this location. The second tank will be inspected when weather conditions allow.


Recommended procedures by the Nebraska Department of Roads, for patching of the streets, was discussed. The village will order necessary cold patch for required work and bill Rural Water District #3 for the material and labor to correct problem areas where water lines have been connected.

A list of needed minor repairs on the village building was discussed by the board. The board is in agreement to proceed with the repairs and to keep the total for all work below $500. The maintenance employee and a volunteer will furnish labor for the repairs.

Complaints were received, and certified letters sent regarding a pet owner who allowed his dogs to run at large, and a property owner obstructing traffic by parking vehicles in the street. Both violations have been corrected.

No permits were submitted for approval during the month.

In other business:

The board was informed, the village audit has been completed and the Keno Audit should be completed on 3-08-02.

No response has been received from FEMA.

Cedar Creek will hold it's annual clean up April 19-26. Both Waste Management and Allied Refuse have indicated they have containers which can be used for the clean up. A resident informed the board, Louisville collects appliances at a cost. Additional information on the appliance collection at Louisville will be requested.

There being no further business to come before the board, motion made by Bode to adjourn. Second by Swenson. All ayes.

Mary C. Terry, Municipal Clerk/Treasurer

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