CITY OF WEEPING WATER
PUBLIC HEARING/MONTHLY MEETING
JANUARY 11, 2016
Mayor Michael Barrett opened the public hearing regarding the One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan at 5:45 p.m. on January 11, 2016 at City Hall and noted the posted location of the Open Meeting Act. Council members answering roll were Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter and Timron Gilfert. Absent: Lawrence Mozena.
Notice of the public hearing and the monthly meeting were given in advance thereof by publication in the December 31, 2015 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal, as well as being posted in three public places in the city on said date.
Members of the Council reviewed the City’s proposed One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan for the ensuing year and addressed public input for consideration in the proposed plan, which includes general maintenance, bridge repairs, and areas of milling existing pavement and replacing with asphalt overlay. There being no public objection, the public hearing was closed, and the monthly meeting was opened with all members of the Council, except Mozena, answering roll. Motion by Nutter, seconded by Gilfert to approve the minutes of the December 14, 2015 meeting as presented. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to adopt Resolution No. 16-01, which approves the 2016 One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan as proposed. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
No one spoke under Open Forum.
Monthly Reports- Rescue Department-The department has 5 EMT’s, 7 trainees and 3 drivers. There was a total of 109 calls made in 2015. Motioned by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to accept the application of Riley Kerans to the ride-a-long program. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena. Motioned by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to accept ALS Contract between Weeping Water Rescue and Cass County Emergency Management. Motion passed with Nutter, Gilfert and Frew voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena. EVOC training for all drivers will begin in the Spring. Fire Report-No report. Council approved the application of Jeremy Ridge after background check was complete. Maintenance Report-2 new picnic tables and a Japanese Liliac Tree were generously donated by Modern Woodmen. Water/Wastewater Report-Bruce reported that nitrate levels are down this month. Under Health Board activity, Council was informed that a bill was sent to property owner on Gold Street for costs incurred cleaning up his property.
Under Old Business-Items discussed with action being tabled for further review included the drainage situation at the Vogler Additon, part-time office help, animal control/unlicensed pets and goal posts at the ballfield.
Motioned by Frew, seconded by Nutter to adopt Resolution No. 16-02, which executes the contract for a loan between the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and the City of Weeping Water, Nebraska, designated as Project No. D311608, which directs Mayor Michael Barrett to execute the contract and all other documents necessary to facilitate the loan between the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and the City of Weeping Water, Nebraska for the purpose of repairing and improving the City public water supply system and authorizes and directs City Clerk Linda Fleming to sign all necessary documents, to furnish such assurances to the State of Nebraska as may be required by law or regulations, and to receive payment on behalf of the applicant. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena. It was also noted that the water well project will be advertised for bids this week.
Under New Business-Annual review of the cemetery agreement was discussed with all council members agreeing no adjustment to the contract needed to be made.
Motioned by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to adopt Resolution No. 16-03, which authorizes renewal of operating line of credit at Farmers & Merchants Bank, with monthly payments to be made. Motion carried with all members of the council present voting aye. Absent: Mozena.
The following Ordinance was presented: ORDINANCE NO. 625
AN ORDINANCE TO REVISE ALL OF THE ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER BY ADOPTING THE NEBRASKA BASIC CODE OF ORDINANCES, 2015, TO REPEAL PRIOR ORDINANCES; TO REQUIRE FILINGS; AND TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 625 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Upon roll call vote, the motion carried with all members of the council present voting aye. Absent: Mozena. Said Ordinance will be posted in the manner provided by law, with a true, correct and complete copy being on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
Motion made by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to approve the following claims: Salaries-8,216.90; NE Dept. of Rev, sales tx, whlg, unemp-1,127.51; Ameritas, emp ret-539.20; Black Hills Energy, util-571.20; Windstream, util-608.34; Verizon, util-132.82; OPPD, util-3,718.68; EFTPS, whlg-2,284.82; United Healthcare, emp ins-3,466.58; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-775.00; PeopleService, prof-13,044; Cass County Refuse, reimb-8,327.53; Post Office, pstg-245; PSN, prof-63.27; Meeske Hardware, sup-470.18; Columbus Telegram, publ-44.19; Creative Edge Graphics, off sup-397; Wirebuilt, prof-150; American Legal, annual updt-650; CCNEDC, quarter dues-500; Stop N Shop, fuel-196.60; Chamber, mtg-12; J. McKinstry, prop clnup-280; Meeske Auto Parts, rep/maint-113.95; Keckler Oil, rep/maint-17.02; Palfleet Truck, rep-831.81; M. Richardson, rep-12; R & R Wilson Welding, rep-103.75; WW Rural Fire, reimb-275; Bound Tree Medical, sup-49.99; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-48.36; Interstate Battery, imp-467.94; Miller Monroe Farrell, vol ins-1974; EMS Billing, reimb-61.09; Derbys Heating, rep/maint-80; Baker & Taylor, bks-469.67; Smart Apple Media, bks-100; Olsson Assoc, imp-8,944.50; One Call, lct fees-3.35; HD Supply, equip-164.52; Office Depot, sup-142.02; Egan Supply, sup-201.62; Uptons Market, sup-18.06; Upon Roll call vote the motion carried with all members of the council present voting aye. Absent: Mozena.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:07 p.m.
/s/Michael Barrett, Mayor
/s/Kay Gerdes, City Clerk