Weeping Water Nebraska

JULY 16, 2018


Mayor Michael Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:30 p.m., on July 16, 2018 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 July 12, 2018 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 June 11, 2018 meeting as presented.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

Under Open Forum, Kelly Nutter addressed the council regarding building permit regulations.

Monthly Reports-Fire Report-Zero (0) calls for the month.  There was no Rescue Report available.  Maintenance Report-Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to declare the 1976 Ford Dump Truck as excess property and proceed with the proper disposition of the same.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.  Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to accept the following proposals from Asphalt Maintenance for street repairs:  asphalt overlay of O Street, from S. Randolph to S. East St-$12,600; New asphalt installation at 156th St. & Weeping Water Road with a total thickness of five (5) inches-$8,580; Mill and overlay eight (8) humps-$2,700.  Proposals were also received for crack filling and asphalt overlay on 144th Street which will be budgeted for in the 2018-19 fiscal year. Other items of discussion included Day Trust Funds, storage for salt and erosion issues at the lakes.  The Water/Wastewater Report was presented by Bruce Sorensen.  Health Board-Pet citations have been issued to individuals who have failed to license their pets. 

Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to approve cost sharing a new scoreboard at the ballfield with Weeping Water Public Schools.  Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye.

Financing for the purchase of a new truck was tabled for further review.

Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to approve an addendum to the interlocal agreement with Cass County Emergency Management for EMS Billing Services and request the same modification to the county.  Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye.    

Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to approve the Sales Tax Committee’s proposal for distribution of sales tax revenue for 2018-19, which includes allocations for the auditorium loan payment, street improvements, motor vehicle tax allocation, new banners, 50/50 cost share between the City and residents/businesses to repair sidewalks and economic development.  Motion carried unanimously.

An update of recently approved building permit activity included the following:  Building Permits:  Chris Stackpole-accessory building over 1080 sq. ft.; Seth LaPage-accessory building over 1080 sq. ft;  Miscellaneous Building Permits:  Andrew Dehne-fence; Allen Bauers-cement patio; Hadley McDaniel-accessory building.

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

A letter of resignation from Chris Lawrence was distributed to council members after which motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to accept the following claims:  Salaries-18,737.73; NE Dept of Rev-sls, whlg, ldg tx-2,674.72; Ameritas, emp ret-597.12; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-216.50; Windstream-688.94; Verizon-153.63; OPPD-5,827.03; EFTPS, whlg-4,276.43; United Healthcare, ins-3,155.97; PeopleService, prof-13,372; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,690.55; Post Office, pstg-240; PSN, prof-103.21; Cede & Co, bd int pmt-850; Farmers & Merchants Bank, wire fees, NSF check & fee-78; Brandon Nash, mow-37.50; Derby Heating & Air, rep-455; Musco Lighting, rep-130.20; Nebraska Medicine, prof-375; Umpire Fees:  Kevin White-45; Noah Patton-50; Peyton Weber-25; Peyton Barrett-160; Cory Groleau-200; Ken Aden-135; Wirebuilt, prof-150; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-2,057.95; Lincoln Journal, publ-68.60; Amazon Payments, sup-214.20; Aqua Chem, sup-721.57; Baker & Taylor, bks-855.07; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-7; Roger Johnson, prof-984.29; Meeske Auto, maint-290.24; Brandie Morales, sup-50; Express Lane, fuel, sup-458.94; CCNEDC, dues-500; Keckler Oil, rep-97; Copple Chevrolet, rep-1,157.46; Kerns Excavating, maint-430; Demco, sup-41.08; EMS Billing, reimb-185.23; Eagle Services, maint-220; General Fire & Safety, prof-197.58; Kerford Limestone, sup-552; Larry Sorensen, prof-218.15; Martin Marietta, sup-456.76; Mary Mozena, reimb-1,635.50; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-63.90; Nebraska UC Fund, unemp tx-113.81; NSVFA, dues-540; Office Depot, sup-512.89; Schmader Electric, rep-532.25; Scholastic, bks-150.50; United Rentals, equip rent-357.13; Wilson Family Farms, ann pmt-1,000; Samantha Ryan, dep reimb-69.77; One Call Concepts, lct fees-16.95; NE Rural Water Assoc, dues-175; Murray Building & Supply, rep-181.76;

SupplyWorks, sup-227.52.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

The next council meeting is scheduled for August 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.


/s/Michael Barrett, Mayor

/s/Linda Fleming, City Clerk