Weeping Water Nebraska




OCTOBER 12, 2015

            Mayor Michael Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on October 12, 2015 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll: Lawrence Mozena, Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter and Timron Gilfert. Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the October 8, 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 September 14, 2015 meeting as presented. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter, Gilfert and Mozena voting aye. Nays: None.

            Monthly Reports: Rescue Department-3 calls during the month. It was noted that attendance at the monthly Rescue meetings has been low. Fire Department-No calls this month. ISO report has been completed. The Water/Wastewater Report was provided by Bruce Sorensen. Motioned by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to approve the proposal from Layne Western to make the necessary repairs to Well #3 at a cost of $6,986.00. Ayes: Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert. Nays: None.  Maintenance Report-Ball Field gate will continue to be locked at night and permanently locked after the football season is over to deter vandalism. Small gate will remain unlocked for those who walk. Electrical posts at the campground to be replaced in the spring. Health Board-City Attorney advised Stohlmann pleaded guilty to failure to license pet and agreed to pay fines. Updates on property concerns were noted, with appropriate action having been taken. An additional property concern was addressed with action to be pursued.

            Under Old Business, it was noted that there will be a public hearing set for 5:45 p.m., November 9, 2015 on an Engineering Report for construction of a Municipal Water Well, as required by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.

            Discussion was held on the Safety/Loss Prevention Program with agreement being for employees to continue holding quarterly safety meetings instead of pursuing this program.

            Ryan Anderson and Sarah Huskey attended the meeting to discuss drainage issues on a lot purchased in the Vogler Addition with action being tabled for further review.

            Motioned by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to accept bid of $26,600 for asphalt overlay and crack-joint sealing by Asphalt Maintenance Inc. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter, and Gilfert voting aye.

            Motioned by Nutter, seconded by Mozena to approve the temporary closing of “O” Street from S. East Street to Gold Street on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye.

            Discussion was held regarding loitering in the library parking lot. It was agreed by the Librarian to shut off the WiFi during hours the library is closed to discourage anymore loitering.

            City Clerk was advised to advertise for part-time office help with undetermined hours and part-time maintenance help for snow removal.

            It was noted that the following permit activity was recently approved: Building Permit: Tom Sorensen-New Residence; Rex Boyd Construction-Garage (Knudsen); Scott Bickford-Accessory Building in excess of 120 square feet; John Gage-Garage; Miscellaneous Permit: Accessory Buildings-Jamie Cappen; Aaron Hanson; Jerry Frazier and Rich Bauers; Diane Reuss-Fence.

            Items discussed with action being tabled for further review included bridge inspection report, parking issues around the school, licensing of golf cars and water line replacement on High Street.

            City Clerk was advised to contact Cass County Refuse and ask for a representative to be at the next City Council meeting to discuss changes in the signed contract.

            Copies of the Library Board minutes and a Thank You note from Kay Gerdes were presented for council review, after which a motion was made by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to accept the following claims: Salaries-11,351.80; Bond/Loan pmts-21,620.00; Ameritas, emp ret-1,464.42; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-172.79; Windstream-618.55; Verizon-116.97; OPPD-5,790.32; United Healthcare, ins-4,468.30; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-650.00; Nebr. Dept. of Revenue, sales tax, whlg, lodging fee-1,994.72; EFTPS, whlg-3,112.86; Cass County Refuse, reimb-8,497.28; PeopleService, prof-13,018.00; PSN, prof-54.46; Post Office, pstg-245.00; Aimee Morlan, mlg-97.16; Baker & Taylor Co., books-543.43; Banyon Data Systems, sup-2,385.00; Bobcat of Omaha, rep-572.89; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-6.00; Choice Electric, rep-300.00; Columbus Telegram, publ-82.74; EMS Billing, reimb-646.24; General Fire & Safety, maint-607.00; Jerry McKinstry, tree rvml-750.00; Karen St. Pierre, trng-220.00; Kay Gerdes, mlg & sup reimb-35.76; Keckler Oil, tire rep-19.25; Kerford Limestone, sup-469.65; Kerns Excavating Co., rep-3805.45; LARM, ins prem & ins ovrpmt-33,328.42; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-46.80; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-411.42; NE State Treasurer, pet lic fee-297.79; Nebraska UC Fund, qtr unemp tx-88.58; Office Depot, sup-179.01; One Call Concepts, srv-12.50; R & R Wilson Welding, rep-320.00; SENDD, dues-1575.00; Stop N Shop, fuel-304.09; Upton’s Market, sup-17.93; West-E-Con, rep-1642.50; Wex Bank, fuel-308.92; Wire Built Co., prof-150.00; Concrete Industries, Inc., rep-128.40; Meeske Auto, sup-198.32; Olsson Assoc., prof-1334.45. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye.

            There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 P.M.

/s/ Michael Barrett, Mayor

/s/ Linda Fleming, City Clerk