Weeping Water Nebraska





JULY 13, 2015 

            Mayor Michael Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on July 13, 2015 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll:  Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter and Timron Gilfert.  Absent:  Lawrence Mozena.  Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the July 9, 2015 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.  The posted location of the Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor.  Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to approve the minutes of the June 8, 2015 meeting as presented.  Motion carried with Nutter Gilfert and Frew voting aye.  Nays:  None.

            Monthly Reports:  Fire Department-2 calls during the month.  It was noted that the new UTV with Fire/Rescue Skid and trailer, which was acquired through donated funds, has been delivered and should be in service within the month.  It was agreed to have the Maintenance Department install a solar spot light on the new flag pole at the Fire Barn.  Rescue Squad-8 calls during the month.  Motion by Nutter, seconded by Gilfert to approve the applications of Kendra Trauernicht-DeBaere and Mitchell Wachter for entry into the 90 day Ride-Along Program.  Motion carried with Gilfert, Frew and Nutter voting aye.  Nays:  None.  Kurt Powles presented the Maintenance Report and discussed proposed street repairs.  It was agreed to check on possible rental of a jack hammer attachment for the bobcat to assist with said repairs.  It was also agreed to get bids for stump removal of the two trees that were recently cut down.  The Water/Wastewater Report was presented by Bruce Sorensen.  In addition to the monthly routine maintenance, it was noted that the annual inspection of the three wells was recently completed, noting that no corrective actions were needed.

            Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to approve the Right-Of-Way Agreement with Unite Private Networks, LLC to allow for the proposed installation, operation and maintaining of fiber optic cables within the city.  Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting Aye.  Nays:  None.

            The City Attorney noted that the Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of the new water well site has been signed and the closing date for said acquisition is scheduled for July 21, 2015.

            Motion by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to approve the Sale Tax Committee’s proposal for distribution of sales tax revenue for 2015-16, which includes allocations for the ball park light project loan payment, the auditorium loan payment, the rescue squad loan payment, the motor vehicle tax allocation and the safe route to school trail project, and to approve the recommendation to propose a one-half cent increase in sales tax on the 2016 ballot, with revenue from the same to be allocated for street/sidewalk repairs and park expansion/improvements.  Motion carried with Nutter, Gilfert and Frew voting aye.  Nays:  None. 

            Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to adopt Resolution 15-04, which authorizes the City of Weeping Water to adopt the Lower Platte South Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan in its entirety.  Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye.  Nays:  None 

            An update on building permit activity included the following:  Miscellaneous Permits:  Jeremy Dean-fence; Martin Agena-Fence; Jessica DeBaere-Accessory Building; Will Cover-Accessory Building/Chicken Enclosure; Colleen Groleau-Fence; Roy Goracke-Accessory Building/Chicken Enclosure; Kevin Lindsey-Deck; Mary Jo Heneger-Accessory Building/Chicken Enclosure.  Building Permits:  Vantage Point Homes- New residence (Bauers); Bob’s Construction-restructure roof (Kecklers); Kevin Lindsey-Accessory Building Addition; J.B. Parks – New Residence & Accessory Building; Jeremy Dean-House Addition; Roy Goracke- Accessory Building.

            Copies of LARM’s proposed Safety/Loss Prevention Program were distributed for members of the Council to review to consider for adoption at a future date.

            Discussion was held regarding budget projections and capital expenditures for the ensuing year, which will continue to be pursued.

            Motion by Nutter, seconded by Frew to approve the following claims:  Bond interest pmts-1,750.00; Farmers & Merchants Bank, loan pmt, wire fees-5,015.00; Salaries-15,652.88; Ameritas, emp ret-1,422.16; Utilities:  Black Hills Energy-231.68, OPPD-5,193.71, Windstream-656.92, Verizon-116.88;  LARM, add’l ins-74.15;  EFTPS, Emp whlg-4,167.98; Nebr. Dept. Rev., whlg, sales tx, lodging tx-1,806.76; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300.00;  United Healthcare, ins-4,468.30; PeopleService, prof-13,017.89; Cass County Refuse, reimb-8,317.78; Post Office, pstg-294.00;  PSN, prof-135.06; Umpire Fees:  Brian Nelson-150.00, Mason Heath-140.00, Cory Lenton-410.00, Kendall Barrett-20.00, Jessie Houston-220.00, Kevin White-75.00, Garrett Neumeister-20.00, Mike Barrett-75.00, Collin Heath-300.00, Zach Weber-530.00; SCC, trng-727.00; Creative Edge Graphics, off sup-397.00; For Hire LLC, maint-800.00; Columbus Telegram, publ-44.52; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12.00; Wirebuilt Co., prof-150.00; Wex Bank, fuel-521.37; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-1,369.46; R&R Wilson Welding, LLC, rep-379.08; Meeske Auto Parts, rep-172.37; Myron Richardson, rep-22.25; Bobcat of Omaha, imp-2717.72; Interstate Battery, sup-323.55; NSVFA, dues-500.00; EMS Billing, reimb-71.86; Moore Medical, sup-84.78; Derby’s Htg & Air, rep-80.00; Matheson TriGas, sup-106.17; Aqua Chem, imp, sup-3,112.30; WW Express Lane, fuel, sup-482.18; Carol Thomassen, sup reimb-90.90; Eagle Services, maint-200.00; Kerns Excavating, maint-430.00; Chad Heath, sup reimb-45.32; Penworthy Co., bks-154.20; Baker & Taylor Co., bks-424.12; Jerry McKinstry, maint-750.00; Nebr. UC Fund, unemp tax-92.15; Awards Unlimited, sup-81.10; Tom Stander, maint-275.00; Stop N Shop, fuel, sup-386.12.  Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye.  Nays:  None.

            The meeting was adjourned at 7:05 p.m. 


/s/ Michael Barrett, Mayor 

/s/ Kay Gerdes, City Clerk