CITY OF WEEPING WATER
PUBLIC HEARING/MONTHLY MEETING
APRIL 10, 2017
Mayor Michael Barrett opened the public hearing at 6:00 p.m., on April 10, 2017 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll: Lawrence Mozena, Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter and Timron Gilfert. Absent: None. The posted location of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act was noted by the Mayor. The purpose of the public hearing was to consider action on a request for a Small Tract Subdivision, requested by Rebecca Meredith, and action on a request for a Small Tract Subdivision, requested by Randall Beins/PCS Phosphate.
Notice of the public hearing and monthly meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the March 30, 2017 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.
Members of the Council reviewed the information presented regarding the proposed small tract subdivisions. There being no public objection, the public hearing was closed and the regular monthly meeting was opened with all members of the Council answering roll. The Mayor announced the posted location of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act. Minutes of the March 20, 2017 meeting were approved as presented.
Based on the recommendation of the Planning Board, a motion was made by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to adopt Resolution No. 17-04, which approves an administrative subdivision of a tract of land located in the West ½ of the S.W. ¼ of Section 25, T.11N, R.11E, of the 6th P.M., Cass County, Nebraska. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to adopt Resolution No. 17-05, which approves an administrative subdivision located in part of Tax Lot 53 & Lot 1 (revised), Replat of Lots 1 & 2, Thoren Subdivision in the S.W. ¼ of the S.W. ¼ of Section 1, T.1ON., R.11E., of the 6th P.M., Cass County, Nebraska. Motion carried unanimously.
No one spoke during Open Forum.
The following reports were presented: Fire Report-4 calls during the month. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to approve the applications of Mike Mogensen and Trent Medley to the Fire Department. Motion carried unanimously. The department has 8 members going to fire school this year. Following discussion regarding a street dance being sponsored by the fire department on Limestone Days, motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to approve the request of Hide Away Bar for a Special Designated Liquor License to operate a beer garden in an appropriately enclosed area on the 200 block of W. Eldora Ave. on June 24, 2017 during Limestone Days festivities. Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye. The Rescue Department had 2 calls during the month.
Bruce Sorensen presented the Monthly Water/Wastewater Report. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to approve the 2nd pay request of K2 Construction in the amount of $240,100.13. Motion passed with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert all voting aye. Nays: None.
Kurt Powles presented the Monthly Maintenance Report. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to accept the proposal from Asphalt Maintenance to do asphalt overlay on West M Street from S. Randolph to S. Commercial and West H and S. East St from N. Elm to W. Eldora Ave., for a total cost of $33,015.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to approve the bid of Kurt Kastens Electric to install 4 camp pedestals with 50 amp at the new camper pad sites at a cost of $6,382.98. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter, Gilfert and Mozena all voting aye. Nays: None.
It was mutually agreed by all members of the council not to pursue professional street sweeping services this year. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to acquire bids for the rental of a street sweeper attachment for the Bobcat. Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye.
Hiring a new city attorney was tabled for further review.
Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to hire Joyce Clark as a new library employee at a salary of $8.54/hr. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Other items on the agenda noted were a Workers Comp Audit refund from LARM, Building Permit Activity Update which included 6 miscellaneous permits, 3 building permits, 1 sign permit and 1 chicken permit and a complaint regarding dirt bikes being ridden in town.
The Mayor and Council would like to thank Farmers & Merchants Bank, PSC Phosphate, WW Community Boosters, First Nebraska Bank, ILC Resources and Keckler Oil for their generous donations to the Ball Program.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to approve the following claims: Salaries-8,852.11; NE Dept of Rev, sls, whlg ldg tx-1,551.20; Ameritas, emp ret-583.72; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-713.85; Windstream-646.31; Verizon-139.63; OPPD-3,917.71; EFTPS, whlg-2,523.25; United Healthcare, emp ins-4,580.10; PeopleService, prof-13,148; Cass County Refuse, reimb-9.959.55; Post Office, pstg-200; PSN, prof-73.21; Cede & Co, int bd pmt-1,155; Farmers & Merchants Bank, wr fee, ln prin pmt-1,015; K2 Construction, pr #2-240,100.13; NE UC Fund, unemp tx-53.03; Wirebuilt, prof-150; Columbus Telegram, publ-69.78; CAN Surety, bd-1,147.50; The Journal, subr-44.70; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-12; Stop N Shop, fuel-232.15; Nielsen Fertilizer, maint-78; Bobcat, sup-217.53; Bruce Lawson Trucking, prof-560; Meeske Auto, maint-260.40; Martin Marietta, sup-841.38; Keckler Oil, rep-12; NMC Cat, rep-498.95; Larry Sorensen, haul-357.91; Stock Seed Farms, sup-348; Pavers Inc, sup-823.62; Kerford Limestone, rock-1,393.54; Hoss’s Lawn Care, prof-150; One Call, lct fees-13.26; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-55.80; Eagle Services, sup-97.50; Shelly Dieter, ref-40; Anne Rineer, ref-40; Susan Smith, ref-6; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300; TEI Landmark, bks-182.50; Baker & Taylor, bks-531.98; American Legal, prof-360; Meeske Hardware, maint-931.44; Express Lane, fuel-330.68; Kubota, rep-494.30; EMS Billing, reimb-901.33; Murray Building Supply, sup-211.72; Office Depot, sup-361.74; Coventry Healthcare, ref-449.74. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:23 p.m.
/s/Michael Barrett, Mayor
/s/Linda Fleming City Clerk