The Cedar Creek Board of Trustees met in regular session, at 7:00 p.m., on May 7, 2002, at the Village Hall. All board members present.   Advanced notice of the meeting was given by posting in the village and by publication in the Plattsmouth Journal.

Motion by Swenson, second by Stauffer, to approve the minutes of the 4-02-02 meeting. All ayes.


Account Balances: Checking $25,069.19, Money Market $31,936.33

Claims: Rural Water #3..23.50  Plattsmouth Journal..226.81  OPPD park..10.00 OPPD building..119.00 OPPD street lights..100.64  Jefferson Pilot.. 62.90  Eagle Services..130.67  NAPA..2.72  Ace Hardware..94.63  Greenwood Farmers Cooperative..224.66  River Pro's..381.45  Asphalt & Concrete Mat Co..478.63  M & M Trenching..3600.00  L Stauffer..203.80  B Reinsch ..200.00  P Welte..85.00  Cass County Sheriff..1214.88    LARM..389.00  Payroll..2002.09

Motion by Stauffer, second by Swenson, to approve the treasure's report and pay all claims.  All ayes.  Motion by Stauffer, second by Bode, to accept direct billing from a motel used by Cedar Creek Volunteer Fire Department during Fire School 2002.  All ayes.  Motion by Rydl, second by Stauffer, before any municipal funds are spent for purchasing of tables and accountability of rented chairs and tables.  All ayes.


Captain Dave Lamprecht, of the Cass County Sheriff's Department, reported 69.68 hours of patrol were logged for Cedar Creek during the month of April. There were nine calls for service: Field Fire; Civil Matter; Assist Citizen; Parking; Trespass; Medical Emergency; Auto Theft; Assault; Assist Rescue.


Southeast Nebraska Development District, survey of support for affordable housing.  Board agreement, item of no benefit to the village.

Cass County Zoning Newsletter.  Board noted Don Garnett has been appointed Cass County Zoning Administrator replacing Randy Wilkens.


Chairman Reynolds commended Gwen Bode, Don Newton, Gene Stauffer, and Liz Stauffer, for weeding the village gardens and adding landscaping timbers to the gardens.


Dennis Jeppson of JEO, spoke to the board on various levels of street improvements and cost estimates.  It is the recommendation of JEO, random soil samples be taken, the road base be checked, road patching and a four inch overlay for all streets.  An estimated cost is $113,000 per inch of depth for all nine miles of roads.  Jeppson advised the board to make a decision before the end of the year for the project to begin in the spring of 2003.  John Trecek of Ameritas will be requested to attend the June board meeting for providing information on creating street improvement districts and financing of the project.

All required permits have been approved for adding rip rap to the Platte River Dike.  The rip rap will be added to the dike after the amount to purchase has been determined.

Monty McAllister reported on the cleaning out of the drainage ditches on B Street, Olive Street, A Street, and Walnut Street.  Information was given on work completed and on possible solutions requiring additional excavation.  McAllister will present the board with an estimate for installing an additional tube at the corner of A Street and Walnut Street.  Table to June.

It was reported, housing code violations at Lot #100, have not been corrected.  G. Stauffer spoke to the owner of the property and was told the property is to be sold.  Item tabled.

In reply to a question from the April meeting, Attorney Bill Reinsch informed the board, State Statues 60-6347 to 60-6352 does not allow for the operation of golf carts on public streets.  After discussion, the board was advised this is a state rule and not an issue for the board.


Chairman Reynolds and the board expressed their disappointment with misuse of the community burn site, and the disregard of posted regulations at the collection site during the Cedar Creek Community Cleanup week.  The burn site has been closed until further notice.  The County Sheriff has been instructed to ticket anyone found using the site.  This decision was made because items found in the burn pit which are not allowed.  Motion by Stauffer, second by Bode, to open the burn site one day per month for a 3 to 4 hour period during the week and one weekend per month for a 3 to 4 hour period, both dates to be manned by volunteers, burned, extinguished and closed until another date of the boards choice.  All ayes. Dates of the scheduled burns will be posted.  Numerous violations occurred during Cedar Creek Cleanup Week at the collection site.  A decision will be made at a later date as to offer the service in 2003 or to omit the service.  The littering on Spur 13H was also discussed.  Spur 13H is a state highway and state regulations and fines apply.  The Tree and Park Board will pick up litter on the spur June 15, volunteers are welcome.


Dennis Herskind, of Allied Refuse Services, presented the board with a proposal for a franchise agreement with the village.  Allied would offer to each resident: Weekly residential curbside service for solid waste; Bi-weekly residential curbside service for re-cycling; and Annual curbside service for appliances and bulky items, all include individual residential agreements.  Attorney Bill Reinsch requested a sample contract be forwarded to his office for review.  Table to June.

A response from FEMA was received.  Three items remain required action by the board.  Attorney Bill Reinsch will contact B. Fuxa in regard to the removal of two feet from the berm on Turkey Creek.  Results will be forwarded to FEMA.  The remaining items are tabled to the June meeting.


Lot # 259 Pole Barn, Application rejected by the Planning Commission due to Section 5.06 of the Cedar Creek Zoning Ordinance regulating size and construction of accessory buildings in residential districts.  Motion by Swenson, second by Stauffer, to deny the permit application.  All ayes.  The owner was advised to submit a revised application for a smaller structure.

Lot #26 Garage, Approved by the Planning Commission and Floodplain Manager.  Motion by Swenson, second by Bode, to approve the permit.  All ayes.

Lot #2 Fuxa Addition, Approved by the Planning Commission and the Floodplain Manager.  Motion by Swenson, Second by Bode to approve the permit.  All ayes.

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

Mary C. Terry, Municipal Clerk/Treasurer


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