Weeping Water Nebraska

OCTOBER 8, 2018

Mayor Michael Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:30 p.m., on October 8, 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 October 4, 2018 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.  The posted location of the Open Meetings Act was noted by the Mayor.  Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to approve the minutes of the September 10, 2018 meeting as presented.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

No one spoke during Open Forum.

Monthly Reports-There was no Fire or Rescue Report available at the meeting.  Jeff Buffington provided a maintenance report.  Items of discussion included installing new benches at the ballfield and taking bids for lawn care at the ballfield for 2019.  Bruce Sorensen distributed the Water/Wastewater Report for council review.  Health Board-Failure to license pets by one individual will be turned over to the city attorney.

Tom Farrell with Miller Monroe Farrell presented the city insurance package to the council, with a total premium of $34,465 for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

Travis Figard with Olsson Associates addressed the council regarding bank stabilization on Commerical Street between G and H Street (Gospel Run), bridge work on Randolph Street, and bank stabilization and repair work at the lakes/creek.  Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to prioritized the projects as follows:

  1. Bank stabilization on Commercial Street (Gospel Run)
  2. Bridge work on Randolph Street
  3. Bank stabilization and repair work at the lakes/creek

and give verbal notice to proceed with bank stabilization on Commercial Street (Gospel Run) to Olsson Associates.  Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye.    

Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to approve the revised city employee handbook.  Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye.

Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to closed the city campground on November 1st of each year.  Mozena-Yes.  Frew-No.  Nutter-Undecided.  Gilfert-Yes.  Mayor Barrett cast the deciding vote with a yes.  Motion carried.

Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to approve the placement of a fountain in the city campground requested by John Bauers in memory of his wife.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye. 

Drainage concerns on Kurt Stovall’s property along Schryder Street was tabled for further review.

Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to waive the Weeping Water Housing Authority PILOT payment for 2018.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Nutter, seconded by Mozena, to approve a Special Designated Liquor Permit for The Farmhouse Lounge to sell beer, wine and distilled spirits during the Warriormama Prom/Fundraiser at 101 W. Eldora Ave., Weeping Water, Nebraska from 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., on November 3, 2018.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

Correspondence received was presented for council review, after which a motion was made by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to accept the following claims:  Salaries-10,913.99; NE Dept of Rev, sls, whlg, ldg tx, rec fee-2,396.14; Ameritas, emp ret-571.49; Utilities:  Black Hills Energy-175.56; Windstream-646.49; Verizon-158.45; OPPD-6,297.42; EFTPS, whlg-2,797.78; United Healthcare, ins-3,155.97; PeopleService, prof-13,372; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,656.55; Post Office, ptsg-205; PSN, prof-105; Ty’s Outdoor Power, equip,maint-7,105.15; Copple Chevrolet, equip-31,716; Badger Body & Truck, equip-6,931; Lincoln Journal Star, publ-126.32; Roger Johnson, prof-1,252.04; NE UC Fund, emp tx-63.94; Banyon Data Systems, support-2,385; NE State Treasurer, pet lic fees-373.32; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-14; Mid American Pest Control, maint-65; CCEDC, dues-500; Office Depot, sup-33.56; Amazon, rep, sup-739.95; Productivity Plus, maint-52.82; Keckler Oil, equip, rep-1,267.46; Olsson Assoc, prof-38.50; Farmer & Merchants Bank, prin & int pmt-861.50; Shamrock Concrete, imp, rep-1,853.45; Cross Dillon, rep-177.63; Larry Sorensen, prof-966.30; Kerford Limestone, sup-760.52; Meeske Auto, maint-547.57; Menards, imp-1,697.26; One Call, ltc fees-18.06; JSM Concrete, rep-1,990; Core & Main, equip-3,785.68; General Fire, prof-519; Danko, equip-2,596.20; Fireguard, maint-300; EMS Billing, reimb-305.38; Eagle Services, maint-110; United Seeds, sup-360; Baker & Taylor, bks-892.01; Demco, sup-99.31; Murray Building, imp-38.92; Matheson Tri Gas, sup-63.90; WWPS, reimb-650; Meeske Hardware, maint, imp-519.76; Stop N Stop, fuel-487.20; Miller Monroe Farrell, fire/wc ins-14,747.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

Next council meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 12, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.


/s/Michael Barrett, Mayor

/s/Linda Fleming, City Clerk