Weeping Water Nebraska

NOVEMBER 13, 2017 

Mayor Michael Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on November 13, 2017 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 November 9, 2017 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.  The posted location of the Open Meetings Act was noted by the Mayor.  Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to approve the minutes of the October 9, 2017 meeting as presented.  Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye.  Mozena abstained.

During Open Forum, Karna Loewenstein gave a short presentation about Heartland 2050, which is an eight county wide region working together through collaboration to address economic development, education, health and safety, housing, infrastructure and natural resources.

Monthly Reports:  Fire-4 calls for the month.  The Fire Department will be hosting a Chili/Chicken Noodle Soup Feed during the Come Home for Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 1-6 p.m. at the Legion Hall.  Rescue-Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to approve the recommended revisions to the Rescue By-Laws and Standard Operating Procedures.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.  It was noted that Jessie Houston will pursue an online EMT class with the City reimbursing her for the same.  The Monthly Maintenance Report and Water Wastewater Report were presented for council review.  Health Board-Several new complaints were discussed and will be pursued.

Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert, to direct the city attorney to propose a settlement to the developer of Vogler’s Addition, only as it relates to the now platted Indian Drive and reserving resolution of the issues with the Huskey lot, as discussed in the meeting, and to enter into a contract for the improvements with the contractor, S. Bescheinen, who provided the low bid of $2,735, and to authorize the Mayor to sign the contract for the grading of Indian Drive as currently platted.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

The cost share claim of Jim Wessels for work done for flood control on N. Commerical Street was tabled for further review.  

Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to wavier the Weeping Water Housing Authority PILOT payment for two years.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to approve the Letter Agreement For Professional Services between the City of Weeping Water and Olsson Associates.   Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

The request for a streetlight on the 200 block of West Park Street and the request for No Parking on the south side of “O” Street between S. East Street and Gold Street was tabled for further review.

Members of the Council were advised the PeopleService Operations and Maintenance Contract for the upcoming fiscal year was adjusted by an increase of 1.7% CPI-U, which represents a maximum annual maintenance and repair expenditure to be increased to $18,492, and a monthly compensation paid for operation and maintenance services to be increased to $13,372.  It was also noted that there was an overcap of $547 of the maintenance and repair costs for the 2016-17 fiscal year.    

Other items addressed included: installing speed limits signs on Schryder Street, updating the City’s website and notice from Zito Media regarding an upcoming rate increase.

Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to accept the following claims: Salaries-10,164.92; Ne Dept of Rev, sls, whlg, ldg tx-2,255.03; Ameritas, ret-578.86; Utilities:  Black Hills Energy-181.31; Windstream-631.06; Verizon-140.01; OPPD-5,024.47; EFTPS, whlg-2,874.99; United Healthcare, ins-4,580.10; PeopleService, prof-13,919; Cass County Refuse, reimb-9,992.70; Post Office, pstg-200; PSN, prof-95.84; Farmers & Merchants Bank, prin pmt-1,000; Meeske Hardware, sup/maint-413.30; Columbus Telegram, publ-62.44; Wirebuilt, prof-150; Brandie Morales, prof-185; Roger Johnson, prof-1,551.29; Dana F Cole & Co, prof-1,375; General Fire, prof-554; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-6; Larry Sorensen, prof-524.66; Express Lane, fuel-228.76; Stop N Shop, fuel-351.24; Meeske Auto, rep/maint-437.39; Reading Equip, equip-610.50; Murray Bldg & Supply, sup-11.09; Kerford Limestone, sup-528.34; Shamrock Concrete, rep-1,062.23; Keckler Oil, rep-429.29; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-60.45; EMS Billing, reimb-174.65; UNMC Physicians, prof-375; Eagle Services, maint-90; Kerns Excavating, maint-215; Baker & Taylor, bks-953.43; Demco, sup-84.79; Office Depot, sup-293.88; Johns Appliance, rep-175; MC Squared, sup-225; Lawn Order, prof-206; Sarah Eckert, reimb-78.01; One Call, lct fees-32.79; R Mather, reimb-249; Schmitz Land Surveying, prof-489.50; Nebraska Salt & Grain, sup-1,636.50; DXP, rep-109.93.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to go into executive session at 7:36 p.m., for the purpose of annual salary reviews.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.  Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to come out of executive session at 8:34 p.m.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.  

Meeting adjourned at 8:36 p.m.


/s/Michael Barrett, Mayor

/s/Linda Fleming, City Clerk