CITY OF WEEPING WATER
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
MAY 11, 2015
Mayor Michael Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on May 11, 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 May 7, 2015 edition of The Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor. Motion by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to approve the minutes of the April 13, 2015 meeting. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye.
Under Open Forum, Bryce Bantz expressed a desire to have his application to join the Weeping Water Rural Fire Department reconsidered.
Monthly Reports: Fire Department-2 calls during the month. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to bring it up to a vote of the City Council as to whether the application of Bryce Bantz to join the Weeping Water Rural Fire Department would be reconsidered. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, and Nutter voting aye. Nays: Gilfert. Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to approve the application of Bryce Bantz to join the Weeping Water Rural Fire Department. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew and Nutter voting aye. Nays: Gilfert. Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to approve the application of Bill Breazile to join the Fire Department. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to approve the application of Ron Taylor to join the Fire Department. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Rescue Squad-11 calls during the month. Several items were discussed, which included: protocol for rescue squad response to mutual aid fire calls and consideration of approving rescue squad applicants who live outside of the rescue district, both of which were tabled for further review. An update on the status of the rescue billing was discussed and will continue to be pursued. In the absence of Kurt Powles, copies of the Monthly Maintenance Report were distributed for council review. It was agreed that a weekly list of proposed activities also be provided by the Maintenance Superintendent. Water/Wastewater Report was presented by Bruce Sorensen. Health Board-it was noted that an update on the progress with the Chambers property should be provided at the June meeting.
As the counter-offer of $50,000 for the proposed well site (100 by 100 foot tract of real estate, plus annual payments of $1,500 per year as long as S & R Wilson Family Farms LLC owns the property) was not acceptable, a motion was made by Mozena, seconded by Frew to authorize the City Attorney to negotiate a counter-offer on behalf of the City in the amount of $20,000 for said parcel of property. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to approve the application for a Special Designated Liquor License for Hopkins Tavern to operate a beer garden during Limestone Days from 8:00 a.m., on June 27, 2015 to 1:00 a.m., the following day. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye.
Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Mozena to adopt Resolution No. 15-03, which authorizes the Mayor to sign the Project Program Supplemental Agreement No. 1 between the City of Weeping Water and NDOR which amends the Safe Routes to School Program at 0% local match to the Transportation Alternatives Program at 20% local match. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. It was noted that Lower Platte South Natural Resources District has agreed to reimburse the City for 50% of the City’s 20% match.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to accept the low bid of Jerry McKinstry/Lonnie Iles for tree removal as specified. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye.
It was agreed that a request be made of the Planning Board to review the Zoning and Subdivision Regulations for possible revisions and updates.
Other items addressed included the upcoming city wide street cleaning, enforcement measures to discourage the mowing/blowing of grass clippings on the streets, and preliminary budget planning.
Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to accept the following claims: Salaries-9,656.32; Ameritas, emp ret-1,477.19; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-497.55, Verizon-116.88, OPPD-3,822.54, Windstream-623.91; EFTPS, emp whlg-2,945.95; Nebr. Dept. Rev., whlg, sales/lodging tax-1,773.25; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-1,802.00; United Healthcare, ins-4,468.30; Cass County Refuse, reimb-8,169.28; PeopleService, prof-13,018.00; Post Office, pstg-294.00; PSN, prof/sc-26.83; General Fire & Safety, prof-240.00; Eakes Office Solutions, sup-133.20; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-18.00; Wex Bank, fuel-196.36; Bobcat of Omaha, rep-111.00; Meeske Auto Parts, rep-113.27; Keckler Oil Co., rep-149.36; EMS Billing, reimb-11.70; Aqua Chem, sup-550.44; S. Bickford, trng reimb-60.00; UNMC Physicians, prof-375.00; Lou’s Sporting Goods, sup-692.98; Print Like Flint, sup-1,042.04; Kerns Excavating, rep-550.10; Olsson Associates, prof-160.19; Hauff Mid American Sports, sup-63.96; Reliable, off sup-141.74; Upton’s Market, sup-16.32; A. Powell, dep ref-76.02; Dultmeier Sales, rep-153.50; Eagle Services, maint-267.84; Matheson TriGas, sup-43.20; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-536.35; Stop N Shop, fuel-303.77; One Call Concept, serv-5.95; Diesel Power Equipment, equip-3,600.00; Futuramic Products, sup-37.80; Wirebuilt, prof-150.00; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-700.77; A. Thomas, trng reimb-40.00; Columbus Telegram, publ-59.68. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:07 p.m.
/s/ Michael Barrett, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk