Weeping Water Nebraska

MAY 14, 2018

Mayor Michael Barrett opened the Public Hearing at 6:30 p.m., on May 14, 2018, at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll:  Lawrence Mozena, Ray Frew and Kelly Nutter.  Absent:  Timron Gilfert.  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 an Administrative Subdivision, requested by Larry and Kathleen Vogler.

Notice of the public hearing and monthly meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the May 10, 2018 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.

Members of the Council reviewed the proposed administrative subdivision.  There being no public objection, the public hearing was closed and the regular monthly meeting was opened with Mozena, Frew and Nutter answering roll.  Absent:  Gilfert.  Minutes of the April 9, 2018 meeting were approved as presented.

Gilfert entered the meeting at 6:36 p.m.

Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to approve an administrative subdivision of Lots 1, 2 & 3, Block 1, Vogler Addition to the City of Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

Motion by Nutter, seconded by Mozena to approve the application for a Special Designated Liquor License for Manley Hide Away LLC to operate a beer garden during Limestone Days from 7:00 p.m., on June 30, 2018 to 1:00 p.m., the following day.  A request to extend the closing time to 2:00 a.m., July 1, 2018 was tabled for further review and will be addressed at the June council meeting.

Under Open Forum John Wright, Program Lead for Omaha Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, spoke regarding an event they will be holding at the city lakes.  Project Healing Water Fly Fishing is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing.  They will be fishing at the city lakes on Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with approximately 20 veterans expected to participate. 

Monthly Reports:  Fire-13 calls for the month.  It was noted that 6-7 members of the fire department will be attending fire school this year.  Rescue-4 calls for the month.  Maintenance-Jeff Buffington provided information regarding monthly maintenance activity, which included ballfield improvements that have been completed.  The Water/Wastewater Report was presented by Bruce Sorensen.  Health Board-Various property conditions were addressed and will continue to be pursued.

Laying rock in the alley of the 100 block between O & P streets was tabled for further review.

Mayor Barrett gave an update on the Dollar General Store noting that construction had started this week.

Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to approve the purchase of a full set of overall policies at a cost of $800 to update the employee handbook.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye. 

Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of:


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 171.01 OF THE WEEPING WATER MUNICIPAL CODE TO CHANGE THE TIME WHEN THE REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE WEEPING WATER CITY COUNCIL ARE HELD; TO PROVIDE FOR THE REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES OR SECTIONS AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.  Motion by Nutter, seconded by Mozena to adopt by title only on third and final reading Ordinance No. 639.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

Motion by Nutter, seconded by Gilfert to release the Deed of Trust for ERAA Investments, Inc.  Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert all voting aye.

Repairs to the bridge on South Randolph Street were tabled for further review.

Due to non-compliance of individuals regarding the use of ATV’s and UTV’s on city streets, the city council will consider rescinding the ordinances that allows for their use at the June 11, 2018 council meeting.

Preliminary budget planning was discussed and will continue to be pursued.

Motion by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to approve the following claims:  Salaraies-10,530.50; NE Dept of Rev, sls, whlg, ldg tx-2,102.03; Ameritas, emp ret-330.81; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-899.57; Windstream-642.79; Verizon-166.41; OPPD-4,406.59; EFTPS, whlg-2,651.16; United Healthcare, ins-3,155.97; PeopleService, prof-13,372; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,452.55; Post Office, pstg-205; PSN, prof-105.68; B & D Diamond Pro-12,750; Mark Rathe, equip-7,500; Wirebuilt, prof-150; Meeske Hardware, sup/maint-1.079.31; Columbus Telegram, publ-61.79; Abes Trash Service, prof-1,170; Riteway Business Forms, sup-160.37; LARM, ins-221.86; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-7; Roger Johnson, prof-756; General Fire, prof-240; Danko Emergency Equip, sup-2,170.74; A-1 Locksmith, rep-138.14; Kubota, maint-110.73; Express Lane, fuel-411.02; Meeske Auto, rep/maint-105.75; Larry Sorensen, prof-448.52; Kerford Limestone, sup-2,589.79; Myron Richardson, rep-37.15; Stop N Shop, fuel-450.68; EMS Billing, reimb-224.22; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-58.50; Chris Spangler, reimb-180; Bob Lawrence, reimb-301.66; Linda Fleming, reimb-40; Marylynn Mozena, reimb-60; Recreation Supply, sup-340.94; Ferguson Enterprises, rep-699.87; Murray Building & Supply, sup-511.44; Kerns Excavating, maint-215; Supplyworks, sup-216.05; Eagle Services, maint-250; Shannon Brack, reimb-721.32; Hanson Woodworking, sup-50; Office Depot, sup-379.25; Smart Apple Media, bks-180.82; Kreifels Plumbing, rep-224; Hobart Service, rep-422.96; Demco, sup-80.17; Baker & Taylor, bks-807.18; Malloy Industrial, equip-3,772.50; JP Cooke Co-sup, 54.50; Triple R Welding, equip-637.47.  Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:31 p.m.


/s/Michael Barrett, Mayor

/s/Linda Fleming, City Clerk