The Cedar Creek Board of Trustees met at 7:00 p.m., on May 6, 2003, at the Village Hall for a Public Hearing to consider issuing of a Conditional Use Permit to Theresa Metzger for operation of a Paintball Course and Shop at 18605 114th Street.  Advanced notice of the meeting was given by posting in 3 places in the village and publication in the Plattsmouth Journal.

The Public Hearing was called to order at 7:00 p.m.  All Board members were present.  Chair Bode stated the purpose of the Public Hearing and asked for comments.  There were no comments from the public.  Board members voiced their concerns on location of the proposed courses, safety, liability, noise, traffic, and use of paintball guns in and around town away from courses.  It was noted by the board, discharge of all firearms and use of paintball guns are illegal within the Cedar Creek corporate limits.  Attorney Reinsch advised the board, the general welfare of the community is to be considered when making the decision and the complete zoning regulations are to guide the decision.  He also advised, the proposed waiver would not prevent law suits against the Village or Metzger's in case of injury.

Teri Metzger and a representative of a paintball club spoke to the board on game operations, safety, carious paintball courses, group activities and projected business brought into town.

Motion by Muntz to adjourn public Hearing and enter into regular session.  Second by Stauffer.  All ayes.

Chair Bode opened regular session at 7:20 p.m.  All board members were present.  Chair Bode called for a motion and vote on the Conditional Use Permit for the proposed Paintball Course and Shop.  Motion by Rydl to approve the Conditional Use Permit, for a Conditional Use Permit for the proposed Paintball Course and Shop at 18605 114th Street.  Second by Muntz.  Roll call vote:  Bode-no, Stauffer-no,  Muntz-yes,  Rydl-yes,  Swenson-no.  The Conditional Use Permit denied.

Motion by Stauffer, second by Swenson, to approve the minutes of the 4/01/03 and 4-24-03 minutes as written.  All ayes..  All ayes.  


Account Balances: Checking $11,714.73, Money Market $32,347.06

Claims: Rural Water #3..23.50  Plattsmouth Journal..167.47  Alltel..60.63  OPPD street lights..100.64   OPPD building..116.00  OPPD park..10.00  Jefferson Pilot..64.75   Stander Ace Hardware..10.32  Reliable Office Supply..92.73  Eagle Services..150.00  B Reinsch..320.00  L Stauffer..194.81  Payroll..2085.30  

Motion by Stauffer, second by Swenson,  to approve the treasure's report and pay all claims.  All ayes.  

The board was informed, JEO had accepted the payment of $3680.00 as full payment for work done on the street improvement project.

Board was also informed, a request has been made to the Lower Platte South Natural Resource District for financial assistance of the cost of the work on the Platte River Dike.


The Cass County Sheriffs Department reported 71.77 hours of patrol were logged for Cedar Creek during the month of April.  There were 8 calls for service:  Field Fire, 2 Alarms/Undetermined Cause, 3 Assist Citizen, Medical Emergency, Welfare Check.


Notice received from the Nebraska Lt. Governor's office of upcoming meetings to address homeland security issues.

Information received from Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects on laws requiring the involvement of a licensed engineer and architect in designing and building certain structures.


Gene Stauffer reported, the Tree and Park Boards had approved the Pavilion plans submitted by Kip Fuxa at an estimated cost of $7130.  The project is to be completed before Cedar Creek Day and will be paid from Keno Funds.  The Tree and Park Boards are working on grants for further development of the Park, and funds to install lighting, develop parking areas, and purchase picnic tables.


D. Rydl reported, a temporary barricade has been installed on the curve at the river dike.  If funds are received from LPSNRD, a permanent guard rail will be installed at the location.  He also reported, additional regulatory signs will be purchased and installed.  Rydl, has looked into different ways of repairing village streets.  A propasal from NL Driveways Maintenance gave an estimate of $11,250 to $18,750 for repair of Platteview Drive only.  For the village to hire three workers and purchase cold patch, cost of the work would be between $8,632 and $13,672.  A Bobcat could be rented at a cost of $500 per month, which would save wear on the village tractor.  G. Stauffer had been contacted by J. Leach with a proposal that he patch the roads on a job cost instead of hourly rate if the Village would purchase the cold patch.  Item tabled to June.

No applications were received for the part time temporary summer maintenance position.

Two proposals were received for the maintenance of village gardens from Sasha Leach and Liz Stauffer.  After discussion by the board, motion by Rydl to contract with both individuals at $9.50 per hour, maximum of 10 hours per week, for care of all gardens and various duties in connection with grounds maintenance of all village owned property.  Second by Swenson.  All ayes.

The board reviewed documentation of insurance payment to an attorney representing the village in a suit of Metzger vs Village.


Review of procedures, from Municipal Code Services, for abatement of nuisances, weeds, junk cars, etc.


Motion by Rydl, second by Stauffer, to approve attendance at the State Fire Training School for 4 local fire department members, with limited reimbursement of expenses.  All ayes.

Motion by Stauffer, second by Rydl, to approve a Special Designation Liquor License application for a Beer Garden on June 28, 2003 from 4:00 p.m. to Sunday June 29th at 1:00 a.m., at the Cedar Creek Fire Barn during Cedar Creek Day.  Security to be provided and area fenced.  All ayes.

Bob Headlee Lot #187, reported dumping of various items and trash has occurred on village property across the street from his property.  The board will have the area cleared of all trash.


Lot #208   Garage  Permit approved by the Planning Commission on 4-29-03.    Motion by Swenson, second by Stauffer, to approve the permit on condition approval is given by the Floodplain  Manager.  All ayes.

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


Mary C. Terry

Municipal Clerk/Treasurer


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