Weeping Water Nebraska




MARCH 14, 2016

            Mayor Mike Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on March 14, 2016 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 March 10, 2016 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor. Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Mozena to approve the minutes of the February 8, 2016 meeting. Ayes: Frew, Nutter, Gilfert and Mozena. Nays: None.

            During Open Forum, Patricia Petereit expressed concerns regarding a driveway being put in by her neighbors.

            Monthly Reports: Fire Department – There was one mutual aid call this month. The department will be holding a breakfast fundraiser May 1st at the Hopper Community Center. It was noted that because Heath Nielsen resigned from the Fire Department, he can no longer service the fire vehicles. Per Larry Schliefert, Patrick McAndrew is no longer on the Rural Fire Department. Rescue Department – No Report. Maintenance Report – A big thank you to Jo Nutter for fixing the gazebo after some vandalism took place over the weekend. Water/Wastewater Report – Pre-construction meeting for the water well project to be held Wednesday, March 15, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall. Items discussed with action being tabled for further review were water rate increases and VFD Pressure Pumps. Health Board – It was noted that D. Duwe is making monthly payments to the City for reimbursement of property clean up.

            Under Old Business – Concerning the drainage issues in the Vogler Addition, the property owner was notified that the City is not responsible for fixing the drainage issues on his property.

            Motioned by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to accept Beau Flint as the “Campground Host” for the ensuing year. Motion carried with Gilfert, Nutter and Mozena voting Aye. Nays: Frew.

            Motioned by Mozena, seconded by Frew to accept the bid of $500 from the Close Up Group to run the concession stand this summer. Ayes: Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert. Nays: None.

            Following review of applications received for summer employment positions available, a motion was made by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to hire Mary Mozena as Pool Manager at a wage of $10.50 and authorize her to hire lifeguards from the applications received. Motion carried with Gilfert, Nutter and Frew voting aye. Nays: None. Abstain: Mozena, due to conflict of interest.

            Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to hire Mason Heath, Jon Dehne and Justin Moore for part-time summer maintenance positions, with a starting wage of $8.00 and a $.25 raise increase for returning employees . Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

            Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to have the city attorney draw up a resolution to allow for a petty cash fund of no more than $50. Motion carried with all members voting aye.

            Membership into Keep Cass County Beautiful was tabled for further review.

            Under New Business – Items tabled for further review include tax incentives for new homes being built inside the city limits and building an animal control facility.

            Motioned by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to accept a 3 year contract with LawnOrder for lawn care at the ball field. Motioned carried with all members of the council voting aye.

            It was agreed by all members of the council to start a city wide calendar.

            Letters will be mailed to all residents and businesses regarding a proposed ½% sales tax increase that will be on the ballot in May.

            Correspondence included minutes from the Library Board and notification from the Masonic Lodge that they are planning on replacing a portion of existing sidewalk along Randolph Street. The Mayor and Council Members were given copies of the Employee Evaluation Forms to review before next month’s meeting.

            Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to approve the following claims: Salaries-8,149.05; Ne. Dept. of Rev., sls tx, whlg-1,698.00; Ameritas, emp ret-535.64; Black Hills Energy, util-1,147.23; Windstream, util-616.63; Verizon, util-139.85; OPPD, util-3,911.90; EFTPS, whlg-2,235.08; United Healthcare, ins-3,466.58; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-1,242; PeopleService, prof-13,044; Cass County Refuse, reimb-8,081.03; Post Office, pstg-268; PSN, prof-65.93; Meeske Hardware, sup-202.25; Columbus Telegram, publ-41.24; Ash Grove Cement, yr lease-10; Wirebuilt, prof-150; WW Express Lane, fuel-129.32; Chamber, mtg-6; Farmers & Merchants Bank, pmt-1,000; Fireguard, sup-55; EMS Billing, reimb-216.94; Meeske Auto, rep/maint-138.29; Keckler Oil, rep-136.66; Wex Bank, fuel-155.72; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-47.85; Aimee Morlan, reimb-100; Kay Gerdes, prof-86; Baker & Taylor, bks-503.22; Olsson Assoc, prof-16,802; Stop N Shop, fuel-365.44; Bobcat, rep/maint-431.72; Uptons Market, sup-15.38; Cass Co Little League, lge fee-500; Cassgram, adv-78; CCEDC, dues-500; Demco, sup-81.01; DHHS, pool permit-40; Eggert Auto, imp-3,539.50; Larry Sorensen, haul fees-150; Palfleet, sup-71; Pavers, cd mx-564.62; Smart Apple Media, bks-95.64; TEI Landmark Audio, bks-203.25; WinSupply, rep-457.49; Linda Fleming, reimb-20.02; One Call, lct fees-1.14; Sensus, ann sup-1,617.45; WWCBF, ann bldg. alloc-30,000; Office Depot, sup-298.71.

            Motion by Nutter, seconded by Mozena to adjourn. Motion carried with all members voting aye.

/s/ Michael Barrett, Mayor

/s/ Linda Fleming, City Clerk