MARCH 2 , 2004

The Cedar Creek Board of Trustees met in regular session at 7:00 p.m., on March 2, 2004, at the Village Hall. Board members present: Bode, Rydl, Stauffer. Absent: Swenson, Muntz. Advance notice of the meeting was given by posting in the village and publication in the Plattsmouth Journal.  


Motion by Ryal, second by Stauffer, to approve the minutes as written and published. All ayes.




Account Balances: Checking $25823.52, Money Market $28696.26
Claims: Rural Water #3..23.50 OPPD Christmas Lights..129.45 OPPD Building.. 163.00 OPPD Park..I0.00 OPPD Street Lights..103.04 Alltel..53.70 Jefferson Pilot..70.30 Cass County Sheriffs Dept..1214.88 B Reinsch..125.00 Springfield/Louisville Ins Ag..50.00 R Moses..1562.50 Payroll..1023.14 
Motion by Stauffer, second by Rydl, to approve the treasurer's report and pay all claims. All ayes.




The Cass County Sheriff's Department reported 73.73 hours of patrol were logged for Cedar Creek during the month of February.  There were four calls for service: Neglect, Civil Matter, Disturbance, Fire/Field. At the request of the Board, the deputy will tag an unlicensed vehicle which is blocking an alley.




Information from the State Emergency Management Agency on Homeland Security Funding 2004.


Received a Great American Cleanup 2004 registration form from Keep Nebraska Beautiful. The Board will not sponsor a Community Cleanup in 2004 due to cost. The board will have a Spur Cleanup and will maintain and clean village owned properties.


Notice from Nebraska Planning and Zoning Association of upcoming workshops and the Statewide Convention to be held in Kearney March 31 -April 2. 




Stauffer informed all present: A meeting of the Village Park Board will be held on March 18, 2004, at 7:00 p.m., at the Village Hall. Volunteers are needed to help with future park activities. If interested in helping, please attend the March 18th meeting; Cleanup of Spur 13H will be on Saturday, April 3, 2004, at 8:30 a.m. Meet at the Fire Barn; The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April l0th, at 11:00 a.m., at the Village Park. The Egg Hunt is open to children ages 2 thru 10 years.



Ken Riddle, Cass County Zoning Administrator and Justin Wolfe, corporate representative responsible for establishing the GIS Address System attended. A discussion was held on necessity of the system, assigned addresses, confusing system, and possibility of consolidating the present address system with the GIS system. Table until new numbers are established.

Attorney Bill Reinsch, informed the board he would begin legal action against the Cable Franchise for two years non-payment of the franchise fee. 

Appointments to the Park Board, Tree Board, and Planning Commission tabled to April.




Rick Hightree, Chief Cedar Creek Volunteer Fire Department, requested the village ordinance for burning in a barrel be changed to require a burning permit for all burning and to require the resident notify the Sheriff's Department of the permitted burn time. No vote was taken by the Board. The current ordinance remains in effect: Municipal Code allows for burning in a fireproof trash burner or incinerator with a metal fireproof screen of not more than one inch mesh, and located at least 20 feet from all buildings. All contained fires are to be built after 7:00 a.m., and completely extinguished by 8:00 p.m. and attended continuously until completely extinguished.  Violations of this code can result in fines up to $500.

R. Hightree also requested a second road be established for access to the lake area in case of a derailment. Item tabled.


Owners of 205 East B Street were present to complain about large amounts of snow pushed onto their property. Chair Bode apologized on behalf of the board , and explained due to the large amount of snow, the plows had a difficult time in finding locations to push the snow. In order to keep streets and alleys clear, it was necessary to utilize vacant properties as locations to push excess snow.


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

Mary C. Terry

Municipal Clerk/Treasurer