Weeping Water Nebraska




JUNE 13, 2016

            Mayor Mike Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on June 13, 2016 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 June 9, 2016 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meetings Act was noted by the Mayor. Motion by Nutter, seconded by Frew to approve the minutes of the May 9, 2016 meeting. Ayes: Frew, Nutter, Gilfert. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.

            Under Open Forum Emily Wiles expressed concerns regarding the neighbor’s animals. Mayor Barrett will call the neighbor regarding these concerns. Kathy Schreiner and Lora Markham spoke regarding questions they had about the rules and regulations of the campground. It was noted that some of the campground regulations were outdated and will need to be changed.

            Monthly Reports: Daryl Ervin presented the Monthly Fire Report, stating there was one call during the month. Recognition was noted for the five member of the Department who recently attended Fire School and successfully completed 9 hours or more of course instruction.

Motioned by Frew, seconded by Nutter to accept the application of Hadley McDaniel to join the Weeping Water Fire Department. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Absent: Mozena. It was stated that fire pits are legal within the city limits, but must be contained.

            Lawrence Mozena entered the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

            Larry Schliefert from WW-Manley Rural Fire Department presented three applications for approval. Motioned by Nutter, seconded by Gilfert to approve the applications of Steven Group, Cortney Struthers and James Struthers to the WW-Manley Rural Fire Department. Motion carried with all council members voting aye.

            The Rescue Department has responded to 33 calls so far this year.

            Copies of the Maintenance Report were distributed to the Council for review. Motioned by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to approve the bid of Jamie March to fix the sidewalks and curbs at the intersection of H and Elm Street. Motion passed with all council members voting aye.
           Bruce Sorensen presented the Water/Wastewater Report noting that Sargent Drilling has finished drilling the new water well and K2 Construction will be on site by the end of the week to begin other construction.

            Health Board Report-updates were provided on pending property issues and several new complaints were addressed.

            Under Old Business-Campground improvements included the pouring of three new camper pads and new sidewalk to the restrooms and bathhouse with electric pedestals to be installed this week. A check list will be made up for the cleaning of the Hopper Community Building. Parking concerns a

round the school was tabled for further review.

            Under New Business the following Ordinance was presented: ORDINANCE NO. 627

AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT AND IMPOSE AN INCREASE IN THE SALES AND USE TAX OF ONE-HALF PERCENT (.50%), INCREASING THE SALES AND USE TAX TO ONE AND ONE-HALF PERCENT (1.50%), UPON THE SAME TRANSACTIONS WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, CASS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, ON WHICH THE STATE OF NEBRASKA IS AUTHORIZED TO IMPOSE A TAX; TO PROVIDE FOR THE DATE UPON WHICH THE INCREASE IN SALES TAX SHALL BE IMPOSED; AND FOR REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH. Motioned by Frew, seconded by Mozena that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 627 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. 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.

            Motioned by Frew, seconded by Nutter to set the pool wages as follows: $11/Pool Manager; $10/Assistant Managers; $8.00-$9.00/Lifeguards. Motioned carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Abstained due to conflict of interest: Mozena.

            Other items discussed and tabled for further review included garbage/recycling costs, mosquito repellent at the city lakes, use of the Hopper Community Building for a bereavement group, parking campers on public/private property, donation of Groleau property and water rates.

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

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

            Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to approve the following claims: Salaries-9,626.18; NE Dep of Rev-sls tx, whlg, ldg tx-1,911.53; Ameritas, emp ret-525.48; Black Hill Energy, utl-259.70; Windstream, utl-666.68; Verizon, utl-139.81; OPPD, utl-3,982.52; EFTPS, whlg-2,606.73; United Healthcare, ins-3,466.58; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-659; PeopleService, prof-13,044; Cass County Refuse, reimb-8,437.11; Post Office, pstg-196; PSN, prof-68.41; T McCaulley, reimb sup-250; Farmers & Merchants Bank, pmt-5,000; K Dettman, reimb pk use-40; Umpire Fees-K Barrett, 70; K White, 235; C Heath, 465; B Lawson, 50; C Christian, 80; A Nissen, 230; C Lenton, 80; A Bickford, 15; L Novotny, 235; Columbus Telegram, publ-32.91; Meeske Hardware, sup, DT flowers-881.49; Wirebuilt, prof-150; CCNEDC, dues-500; Cass Co Treasurer, elec chgs-594.45; Upton’s Market, sup-13.38; Office Depot, sup-359; Bobcat, rep/maint-431.58; Stop N Shop, fuel-367.20; WW Express Lane, fuel-126.02; Hoss’s Lawn Care, Duwe prop-200; Meeske Auto, maint-39.19; Keckler Oil, rep-19.03; Display Sales, flags-470; Matheson Tri Gas, sup-51.15; EMS Billing, reimb-357.22; Aqua Chem, sup-850.85; In The Swim, sup-59.95; Marylyn Mozena, reimb-40; Michael Barrett, sup-85.59; R & R Wilson Welding, sup-146.25; Lou’s Sporting Goods, sup-243.75; Print Like Flint, sup-366.63; LawnOrder, rep/maint-174.60; Kerns Excavating, maint-215; Eagle Services, maint-210; James March, imp-8,932; Smart Apple Media, bks-92.42; DEMCO, sup-68.36; Penworthy Co, bks-90.93; Baker & Taylor, bks-648.07; WW Public Library, st aid reim-650.00; Nielsen Fertilizer, sup-80; HD Supply, imp-8,348.59; One Call Concepts, lct fees-15.12; Banyon Data Systems, suppt-295; Olsson Assoc, prof-579.91; Futuramic Clean Water, salt-37.80; Schmader Elec, maint sirens-2,038. Motion carried with all council members voting aye.

            Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

/s/Michael Barrett, Mayor

/s/Linda Fleming, City Clerk