CITY OF WEEPING WATER
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
JANUARY 12, 2015
Mayor Michael Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on January 12, 2015 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll: Lawrence Mozena, Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter and Timron Gilfert. Absent: None. Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the January 8, 2015 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor. Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to approve the minutes of the December 8, 2014 meeting. Upon roll call vote, the motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Monthly Reports: Fire Department-4 calls during the month. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to approve the recommended application of Mitchell Wachter to join the Fire Department, subject to receipt of favorable background check. Upon roll call vote, the motion carried with all members of the council voting aye. It was noted that Bryce Bantz and Tyrone Moore recently resigned from the department. RescueSquad-8 calls during the month resulting in a total of 13 man hours. The Maintenance Report and Water/Wastewater Report were presented by Kurt Powles and Bruce Sorensen respectively.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to approve the request to close the east-west alley in Block 76, and to authorize the City Attorney to prepare an Ordinance reflecting the same, to be considered for approval at the February meeting. Upon roll call vote the motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Following an update on the proposed well improvements and financing options for the same, provided by Ben Day of Olsson Associates, a motion was made by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to authorize Olsson Associates to submit a proposal to WWAC for SRF funding and to pursue the proposed well improvements, which include a new well, well house, backup generator, blending station, water main and property. Upon roll call vote, the motion carried with all members of the council voting aye. A proposed Option to Purchase approximately 10,000 square feet of property was signed by the Mayor and will be negotiated with the appropriate property owner.
Discussion was held with Ben Day of Olsson Associates regarding proposals for the upcoming 2015 One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan, which will be finalized for a public hearing to be held on February 9, 2015 at 5:45 p.m., to allow for public comment on the same.
The Maintenance Agreement with Oakwood Cemetery Association was discussed with action on renewal of the same being tabled for further review.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to maintain the existing Ballpark Use Fees and umpire fees for the ensuing year. Upon roll call vote, the motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to hire Rayce Hoole for snow removal on the bridge walkways and sidewalks following a substantial snowstorm at a wage of $8.00 per hour. Upon roll call vote, the motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to advertise for the operation of the Concession Stand at the Ball Park for the ensuing year. It was further agreed to maintain the existing Camp Hosts for the ensuing year. Upon roll call vote, the motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Sample employee evaluation forms were distributed, with action on approval of the same being tabled for further review and input.
The following Ordinance was presented: ORDINANCE NO. 621
AN ORDINANCE TO REVISE ALL OF THE ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER BY ADOPTING THE NEBRASKA BASIC CODE OF ORDINANCES, 2014, TO REPEAL PRIOR ORDINANCES; TO REQUIRE FILINGS; AND TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 621 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Upon roll call vote, the 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.
Existing vacancies on City Boards and Committees were addressed and will continue to be posted at various sites.
Members of the Council were advised that the City received an allocation of $9,000 from the Day Trust Fund for the installation of exterior lighting for the Library and Hopper Community Center and for flat screen televisions and accessories for Gibson Hall and the Hopper Community Center.
Invitations for the upcoming Chamber of Commerce Year End Banquet were distributed, after which a motion was made by Gilfert, seconded by Mozena to approve the following claims: Salaries-9,798.46; Ameritas, emp ben-1,537.40; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-1,047.09, Windstream-706.35, Verizon-116.52, OPPD-3,829.93; EFTPS, whlg-2,713.26; Farmers & Merchants Bk, loan pmts-28,356.29; Nebr. Dept. Revenue, sales tax, whlg, lodging tax-1,285.94; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-830.00; Bond payments-17,038.75; Cass County Refuse, reimb-8,163.78; PeopleService, prof-13,018.00; Post Office, pstg-249.00; United Healthcare, ins-4,468.30; WW Rural Fire, reimb-275.00; Chamber of Commerce, mtg exp.-10.00; Awards Unlimited, sup-52.65; Continental Alarm, maint-383.25; Columbus Telegram, publ-61.36; Comm Clean, maint-100.00; Nebr. Municipal Clerk’s Assoc., dues-25.00; Creative Edge Graphics, sup-276.00; Nebr. UC Fund, unemp tax-14.04; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-413.10; L. Sorensen, trkg-182.88; Stop N Shop, fuel-357.58; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-215.38; Keckler Oil Co., rep-32.00; Pavers Inc., sup-574.05; Martin Marietta, sup-816.86; Dultmeier Sales, sup-256.00; Bobcat of Omaha, rep-275.60; Print Like Flint, sup-342.78; Fireguard, equip-208.05; Interstate Battery, sup-352.85; EMS Billing, reimb-424.54; Matheson TriGas, sup-154.34; R&R Wilson Welding, rep-295.05; Quality Fence Co., rep-1399.50; Smart Apple Media, bks-96.42; Egan Supply, maint-97.60; Personal Concepts, sup-15.90; American Legal Publishing, prof-650.00; Papillion Fire/Rescue, reimb-248.00; Nebr. Rural Water Assoc., dues-105.00; One Call Concepts, serv-3.35; Banyon Data Systems, prof-995.00; Wirebuilt, prof-150.00; Olsson Associates, prof-193.04; Best Buy, equip-1,429.94; Wex Bank, fuel-427.81; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-503.67; Upon Roll call vote the motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
The meeting was adjourned at 8.25 p.m.
/s/ Michael Barrett, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk