CITY OF WEEPNG WATER
AUGUST 13, 2018
Mayor Michael Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:30 p.m., on August 13, 2018 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 August 9, 2018 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meetings Act was noted by the Mayor. Motion by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to approve the minutes of the July 16, 2018 meeting as presented. Motion carried with all members of the council in attendance voting aye. Absent: Mozena.
No one spoke during Open Forum.
Monthly Reports-Fire Chief Daryl Ervin reported 3 calls for the month. There was no rescue report available. Mayor Barrett gave an update regarding the addition of an addendum to the interlocal agreement between Cass County Emergency Management and Weeping Water Rescue Squad. Changes to the agreement was tabled for further review. Copies of the Maintenance Report and the Water/Wastewater Reports were presented by Jeff Buffington and Bruce Sorensen, respectively. Under Health Board various issues were addressed and will continue to be pursued.
Review and approving a revised handbook for employees was tabled until the September council meeting.
Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to approve the closing of N Street from S. East St. to Gold St. on Thursday, August 16, 2018 for Weeping Water Public School for a school function from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Motion passed with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to approve payment for a computer cataloging system for the public library at a cost of $1,400 annually. Motion carried with all members of the council present voting aye. Absent: Mozena.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to adopt Resolution No. 18-07, entitled: A Resolution to mark the 1976 Ford L8000 Dump Truck w/ 10” Henke Snow Plow as excess property. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
Resolution No. 18-08 entitled: A Resolution to consider bank borrowing instead of a bond issue to finance the purchase of a new truck was tabled until the September council meeting.
Motion by Nutter, seconded by Gilfert to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of:
ORDINANCE NO. 640
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA TO ESTABLISH WAGES, SALARIES AND BENEFITS FOR CITY EIMPLOYEES AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS EFFECTIVE JUNE 11, 2018; TO REPEAL ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; TO PROVIDE FOR PUBLICATION IN PAMPHLET FORM; AND TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion carried with all members of the council present voting aye. Absent: Mozena. Motion by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to adopt by title only on third and final reading Ordinance No. 640. Motion carried will all members of the council present voting aye. Absent: Mozena.
Following review of the proposed budget projections for the ensuing year, it was agreed to set the annual budget hearing for September 10, 2018 at 6:15 p.m.
Correspondence received was presented for council review, after which a motion was made by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to approve the following claims: Salaries-18,561.66; Ne Dept of Rev, sls, whlg, ldg tx-2,544.19; Ameritas, ret-605.34; Utilites: Black Hills Energy-157.50; Windstream-688.53; Verizon-153.45; OPPD-7,766.06; EFTPS, whlg-4,294.39; United Healthcare, ins-3,155.97; PeopleService, prof-13,372; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,637.05; Post Office, pstg-120; PSN, prof-108.10; Murray Building & Supply, rep-181.76; SupplyWorks, sup-227.52; Mary Mozena, reimb-1,643; Cede & Co, st imp & swr bd pmts-17,290; Farmers & Merchants Bank, wire fees-45; Umpire Fees: Collin Heath-1,620; Mason Heath-1,364.38; Thomas Heller-45; Grace Cave-75; Avery Heath-300; Wirebuilt, prof-150; Meeske Hardware, imp, rep/maint-2,589.14; Lincoln Journal Star, publ-81.32; Cash, rep petty cash-50; Derby Heating, rep-1,223.75; League of NE Munic, dues-2,579; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-14; Roger Johnson, prof-2,197.04; JP Cooke, sup-57.50; Reimers Kaufman Concrete, imp-2,679.84; Expess Lane, fuel-344.49; Brandon Nash, prof-25; Keckler Oil, rep-947.06; Stop N Shop, fuel, sup-1,026.50; Kerns Excavating, prof-3,695.45; Larry Sorensen, prof-449.64; Meeske Auto, rep/maint-607.55; Martin Marietta, sup-250.34; Kubota, maint-1,125.82; Productivity Plus, sup-83.34; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-66.03; EMS Billing, reimb-95.45; Bound Tree, sup-458.76; NE Medicine, prof-375; Aqua-Chem, sup-781.21; Watkins Concrete, rep-93; Eagle Services, maint-250; Baker & Taylor, bks-731.64; Penworthy Co., bks-146.95; Olympia Books, bks-194.75; Office Depot, sup-278.53; One Call Concepts, lct fees-13.62; Midwest Farmers Coop, rent-60; Gurney, new pump-10,453.95; Asphalt Maintenance, imp-21,180. Motion carried with all members of the council present voting aye. Absent: Mozena.
Meeting adjourned at 7:33 p.m.
/s/Michael Barrett, Mayor
/s/Linda Fleming, City Clerk