CITY OF WEEPING WATER
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
JUNE 8, 2015
Mayor Michael Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on June 8, 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 June 4, 2015 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor. Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to approve the minutes of the May 11, 2015 meeting. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye.
Under Open Forum: Roy Goracke addressed concerns with residents blowing grass clippings out onto city streets and encouraged the City Council to pursue enforcement of the same. Concern was also expressed regarding specific residential property that has not been maintained. Ron Wilson addressed the Council to express his opposition to the City’s proposed well site being located on his property.
Monthly Reports: No Fire Report was available, but recognition was noted for the seven members of the Fire Department who recently attended Fire School and successfully completed 9 hours or more of course instruction. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to accept the application of Andrew Bauermeister to join the Weeping Water Rural Fire Department. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. No Rescue Report was available, but it was noted that Mickey Cave recently resigned as Rescue Chief and as a member of the Rescue Squad. It was noted that Assistant Chief, Tara Hanes agreed to assume the Chief’s position until the next annual election of officers in August. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to maintain all official Rescue Squad records at City Hall. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Copies of the Maintenance Report were distributed to the Council in the absence of Kurt Powles. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to proceed with the proposal of having a new motor installed in the Wildcat Scag 61” mower at a cost not to exceed $2,500. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Mozena voting aye. It was noted that 4 truck and pup loads of rock have been donated to the City for the City Lake/Park area. Bruce Sorensen provided the Water/Wastewater Report, noting that the nitrate levels are currently remaining steady. Health Board: An updated timeline for improvements on the Chambers property was received as requested and met with full council approval.
In a continued effort of negotiation for the purchase of a parcel of property for the proposed well site, a motion was made by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to offer $20,000 at closing and $1,000 per year for a period of 20 years provided the Wilson Family continues to farm the remainder of the property. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to approve the temporary closing of specific streets during Limestone days for the parade route, the water fights and the bike races. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye.
Notice of an upcoming Crises Leadership & Decision Making for Elected Officials was presented, with four members of the Council agreeing to attend.
Copies of the Library Board Minutes were distributed for review, in which it was noted that Bill Duff recently retired from the Library Board after 49 years of service. Efforts will be made to seek a replacement for his position.
A Right-of-Way Agreement for installation of fiber optic cables in the city limits was presented for council review, with action being tabled until further information could be provided.
Adequate sealing of the limestone “Welcome to Weeping Water” sign was discussed and will continue to be pursued.
Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to approve the application of Roy Goracke for a Chicken Permit/Building & Enclosure Permit. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. I was noted that a Chicken Permit/Building & Enclosure Permit requested by Will and Kat Cover was recently authorized by the Mayor, which met with full council approval.
Motion by Nutter, seconded by Mozena to approve the renewal of a Kennel Permit for Jeff and Dawn Hall. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to approve the following claims: Salaries-10,609.63; Bond payments/bank wire charges-31,115.00; Ameritas, emp ret-1,457.22; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-306.62; OPPD-3,984.67; Windstream-643.32; Verizon-117.09; EFTPS, emp whlg-3,156.96; Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, sales tax, whlg, lodging tax-1,710.71; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-1,035.00; United Healthcare, ins-4,468.30; PSN, prof/sc-51.35; Pool opening cash-100.00; PeopleService, prof-13,018.11; Cass County Refuse, prof-8,265.28; Post Office, pstg-245.00; Sales Tax Bldg Alloc.-30,000.00; Uptons Market, sup-20.99; Reliable, off sup-175.46; WW Public School, liquor lic trans-1,000.00; Wirebuilt, prof-150.00; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12.00; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-442.12; B&W Company, st maint-3,100.00; Bobcat of Omaha, rep-300.60; Bob’s Construction, cap imp-21,900.00; Whiz’s Repair, rep/maint-270.00; Papillion ALS, reimb-223.60; SECC, rescue trng-336.50; EMS Billing, reimb-1.50; CLIA Laboratory Program, prof-150.00; Mary Mozena, trng/sup reimb-89.05; Aqua Chem, sup-1,257.80; Kerns Excavation, maint-215.00; Lou’s Sporting Goods, sup-11.25; Umpire Fees: Kendall Barrett-65.00; Mike Barrett-25.00; Kevin White-105.00; Cory Lenton-370.00; Mason Heath-380.00; Collin Heath-440.00; WW Public Library, st aid reimb-858.00; Aimee Morlan, mlg/mtg reimb-138.88; Egan Supply, maint-183.66; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-440.31; Wm. Barnes, dep ref-68.92; One Call Concepts, serv-12.60; Banyon Data Systems, prof-295.00; Olsson Associates, prof-205.00; Wex Bank, fuel-118.44; Columbus Telegram, publ-41.24; Print Like Flint, sup-24.00; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-700.73; Eagle Services, maint-200.00; Moore Medical, sup-302.84; Matheson Tri Gas, sup-48.36; Stop N Shop, fuel, sup-778.99. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:05 p.m.
/s/ Michael Barrett, Mayor
/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk