Weeping Water Nebraska





DECEMBER 14, 2015

            Mayor Michael Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on December 14, 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 December 10, 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 November 9, 2015 meeting as presented. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None.

            Under Open Forum, Trista Farrens introduced herself as the new Director of the Cass County Economic Development Committee.

            The Weeping Water Cub Scouts, Wolf Den, presented solutions to issues that they felt were important to the community. The Wolf Den Cub Scouts are working on their Bear Badge.

            Monthly Reports: Fire Department-Motioned by Nutter, seconded by Gilfert to accept the application of Jeremy Ridge contingent on a background check. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Rescue Department-Motioned by Mozena, seconded by Frew to approve additional monthly charges to Verizon for WiFi. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Maintenance Report-Motioned by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to approve left rear wheel cylinder repairs to the International Truck. Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye. Water/Wastewater Report: After the repairs on well #3, performance tests came back very good. A new meter for Well #1 will need to be ordered. Health Board-Council approved bid of $280 from Jerry McKinstry to clean property on Gold Street.

            Under Old Business-Items discussed with action being tabled for further review included drainage issues in lot purchased in the Vogler Addition and part-time office help. Council decided not to pursue purchase of Tom Randolph property at this time. It was noted that no additional monies will be paid to Cass County Refuse for extra garbage charges dating back to 2012. Advertisement for bids for the Water Well Project will start next month. Action is still being pursued for residents who have failed to license their pets.

            Under New Business-Copies of the existing One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan as well as a copy of the compiled list of streets in need of repair were distributed for council review in an effort to allow members of the City Council to assess areas to be included in the upcoming One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan, for which final recommendations should be made at the January meeting.

            Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to accept Quit Claim Deed of two properties from the county that are within the city limits, with no cost to the City.   Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye.

            Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to cost share new goal posts at the football field with the school. Ayes: Gilfert and Nutter. Nays: Mozena and Frew. Motion carried with Mayor Barrett voting aye to break the tie.

            Purchase of a projector screen to have available at Gibson Hall was tabled for further review.

            Appointments and Standing Committees will remain the same with the exception of the City Clerk. Those Appointments and Standing Committees are as follows: Maintenance Supt.-Kurt Powles; City Clerk/Treasurer-Linda Fleming; City Attorney-Firm of Svoboda & Chebatoris; City Engineer-Olsson Associates; City Street Superintendent-Dennis C. Graham; Water/Sewer Maintenance-Contracted with PeopleService; City Council President-Ray Frew; Water/Sewer Committee-Kelly Nutter and Lawrence Mozena; Streets/Alleys Committee-Ray Frew and Timron Gilfert; Finance Committee-Mayor, Clerk & All Council Members; City Depositories-Farmers & Merchants Bank and First Nebraska Bank, Weeping Water, Nebraska. Following review of the City Boards & Committees, it was noted that the following have agreed to term renewals: Fritz Staack-Housing Authority Board; Susan Smith and Cindy Spilinek-Library Board and Chuck Cook-Communications Board. Council would like all boards & committees to meet at least twice a year with a report presented yearly to the council.

            Members of the Council were advised that the City received an allocation of $10,000 from the Day Trust for expansion of the camp ground.

            It was noted that the City received a letter from Zito Media advising of a rate increase for the community effective January 2016.

            Copies of the Library Board Minutes, as well as other correspondence were presented for council review.

            Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to accept the following claims: Salaries-8,842.53; NE Dept of Rev, sales tx, whlg, lodge tax-2,006.24; Ameritas, emp ret-1,059.35; Black Hills Energy, utl-191.77; Windstream, utl-611.46; Verizon, utl-116.86; OPPD, utl-4,288.94; EFTPS, whlg-2,635.35; United Healthcare, ins-3,327.69; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-941.74; PeopleService, prof-13,044; Cass County Refuse, reimb-8,252.53; Post Office, pstg-196; PSN, prof-146.56; Meeske Hardware, sup-309.55; Columbus Telegram, publ-12.20; Security Equip, rep/maint-442; Wirebuilt, prof-150; Business Forms, W2s-92; Wex Bank, fuel-177.68; Stop N Shop, fuel-328.73; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-6; Display Sales, bulbs-38.50; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-290.25; Keckler Oil, rep/maint-50; Asphalt Maintenance, impr-26,600; Plattsmouth Ready Mix, rep-178.30; NE Salt & Grain, salt-1,626.93; EMS Billing, reimb-775.93; Bound Tree Medical, sup-671.66; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-247.59; Farmers National, rep/maint-350; Bruce Lawson Trucking, maint-560; Lawn Order, maint-209; Demco, sup-89.56; Baker & Taylor, books-714.88; Office Depot, sup-173.50; Creative Edge Graphics, sup-120; Olsson Assoc, imp-39,012.50; One Call, loc fees-12.95; Kerns Exacavating, rep/maint-3,152.50; Layne Christensen, rep-11,689. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

            There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:50 P.M.      

/s/Mike Barrett, Mayor

/s/Linda Fleming, City Clerk