Weeping Water Nebraska

MINUTE RECORD
CITY OF WEEPING WATER
PUBLIC HEARING/MONTHLY MEETING
DECEMBER 10, 2018


Mayor Michael Barrett opened the public hearing regarding the One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan at 6:17 p.m., on December 10, 2018 at City Hall and noted the posted location of the Open Meetings Act.  Council members answering roll were Lawrence Mozena, Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter and Timron Gilfert. Absent: None.

Notice of the public hearing was given in advance thereof by publication in the November 29, 2018 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal, as well as being posted in three public places in the city on said date.  

Justin Stark with Olsson reviewed the City’s proposed One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan with members of the council, which consists of general maintenance, bridge repairs and milling existing pavement and replacing with asphalt overlay.  There being no public objection, the public hearing was closed.

Mayor Barrett called the monthly meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.  Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the December 6, 2018 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meetings Act was noted.  Council members answering roll were Lawrence Mozena, Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter and Timron Gilfert. Absent: None. Minutes of the November 12, 2018 meeting were approved as presented.

Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to adopt Resolution 19-01, which approves the 2019 One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan as proposed.  Motion carried unanimously.

Monthly Reports-There was no Fire or Rescue Report given, however, it was noted that Andrew Bauermeister and Steven Group are no longer on the Rural Fire Department roster and Kaitlyn Baker, Nicole Bartlett, Alisha Ridge, Patrick Saxton and Kendra Trauernicht are no longer on the Rescue Ride-A-Long program.  Jeff Buffington and Bruce Sorensen presented the Maintenance Report and Water/Wastewater Report respectively. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to purchase benches for the ballfield, picnic tables for the campground and extended the walking trail with funds received from the Day Foundation. Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye.

Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to purchase new banners for the downtown area from Mosca Design Inc.  Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye.

Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to approve funding for a new website by Municipal Impact.  Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye.

After discussion, the council agreed to have the city attorney file a motion to dismiss a complaint against a resident who failed to license his pets, as he has since licensed them.

The following Ordinance was presented:  ORDINANCE NO. 642

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA TO ESTABLISH WAGES, SALARIES AND BENEFITS FOR CITY EMPLOYEES AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2018; TO REPEAL ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; TO PROVIDE FOR PUBLICATION IN PAMPHLET FORM; AND TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE.  Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Frew that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 642 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to adopt ORDINANCE NO. 642 on third and final reading by title only.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye. Said Ordinance will be posted in the manner provided by law, with a true, correct and complete copy being on file in the City Clerk’s office.

The Mayor and City Council thanked Timron Gilfert for his time served on the council.

Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to adjourn.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

Council President Ray Frew administered the Oath of Office to newly elected council member Michael Kindle, re-elected Mayor, Michael Barrett and re-elected council member, Kelly Nutter. The meeting was reconvened with the newly organized City Council, will all members of the council answering roll.

Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to approve Justin Stark from Olsson as the City Street Superintendent.  Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Kindle all voting aye. Nays: None.

Annexation of property was tabled for further review.

Motion by Mozena, seconded by Kindle to approve the purchase of two Certificates of Deposit from the Water/Wastewater account.  Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye.

Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to set the Spring Clean Up Day for April 27, 2019.  Keep Cass County Beautiful will be on hand to recycle electronics and metals. Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye.

Boards and Committees update was tabled until the January meeting.

Copies of the Library Board Minutes, a letter from Lower Platte South NRD approving a cost share of 50% for the Gospel Run Bank Stabilization Project, as well as other correspondence was presented for council review.

Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to approve the following claims:  Salaries-9,630.49; NE Dept of Rev-sls, whlg tx-2,051.66; Ameritas, emp ret-576.76; Utilities:  Black Hills Energy-364.93; Windstream-868.93; Verizon-158.68; OPPD-4,779.60; EFTPS, whlg-2,453.96; United Healthcare, ins-3,155.97; PeopleService, prof-13,894; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,374.55; Post Office, pstg-205; PSN, prof-197.02; Garrett Hill, prof-100; Cede & Co, bd pmt-315; Farmers & Merchants bk, wire fee, truck pmt-876.50; CCEDC, 1st qtr invst-500; Lincoln Journal Star, publ-61.20; Wirebuilt, web host-150; Meeske Hardware, sup/maint-316.14; Roger Johnson, prof-1,358.34; Office Depot, sup-435.29; Chamber of Commerce, dues, mtg-64; J P Cooke, sup-87.50; Linda Fleming, reimb-28.34; Miller Monroe Farrell, addtl ins-154; Express Lane, fuel-369.05; Barco Products, sup-1,047.95; Meeske Auto, sup-545.87; Triple R Welding, prof-136.25; Nebraska Salt & Grain, sup-1,674; Menards, sup-39.98; One Call, lct fees-4.17; NDEQ, pmt-18,513.03; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-63.90; EMS Billing, reimb-471.09; Baker & Taylor, bks-977.52; Mid America Pest Control, maint-65; Bound Tree, sup-801.55; Stop N Shop, fuel-492.13; Digital Express, sup-196.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

The next council meeting will be held January 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

/s/Michael Barrett, Mayor

/s/Linda Fleming