CITY OF WEEPING WATER
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
AUGUST 8, 2016
Mayor Michael Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on August 8, 2016 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 4, 2016 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 July 11, 2016 meeting. Ayes: Frew, Nutter, Gilfert. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
No one spoke during Open Forum.
Monthly Reports: Fire-4 fire calls during the month. Motioned by Frew, seconded by Nutter to approve the application of Trent Medley to the department. Ayes: Nutter, Gilfert, Frew. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena. Rescue-10 calls during the month. Motion by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to approve Jeremy Ridge to the rescue department as a driver only. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena. It was noted that new officers elected for the Rescue Squad for the ensuing year include: Bobby Lawrence- Chief, Justina Barnhart-Asst. Chief, Tara Hanes-Secretary/Treasurer, Jess DeBaere-Training Officer, Beau Flint-Maintenance all which met with full council approval. Discussion was held regarding the purchase of new power cot, which was tabled for further review. Maintenance-Copies of the maintenance report were handed out for council review. Blowing grass clippings into the city streets continues to be a concern as it creates problems with the storm drains. For those who don’t comply with cleaning up after mowing, fines will start being assessed. Water/Wastewater-Bruce provided the council with an update on the water well project, which is scheduled to be completed by August 31, 2016. Health Board-Updates were provided on pending issues with property clean-up, pet licensing and UTV/ATV concerns.
The following Ordinance was presented:
ORDINANCE NO. 628
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, CASS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, AMENDING SECTION 172.01 OF THE WEEPING WATER MUNICIPAL CODE, PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN THE WATER USE RATE; TO PROVIDE FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES OR SECTIONS; TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 628 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried with Gilfert, Frew and Nutter voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena. 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 following Ordinance was presented:
ORDINANCE NO. 629
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA, AMENDING SECTION 172.22 OF THE WEEPING WATER MUNICIPAL CODE, PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN THE FEE FOR MANDATORY SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITY; TO PROVIDE FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES OR SECTIONS; TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion by Nutter, seconded by Frew that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 629 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena. 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. It was noted that recycling will be collected weekly starting September 1, 2016.
Updating the Campground Rules and Regulations was tabled for further review.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to adopt Resolution No. 16-05, which authorizes interim financing for the Water Well Project at a sum not to exceed $560,100.00 at an annual rate of 1%. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting ayes. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to adopt Resolution No. 16-06, which authorizes an Interlocal Agreement for insurance renewal coverage at a 4% discount through the League Association of Risk Management (LARM). Motion carried with Nutter, Gilfert and Frew voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
After discussion regarding the time alcohol can be purchased on Sundays and Holidays, motioned by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to have the city attorney draw up a new ordinance allowing for the purchase of alcohol anytime during regular business hours. Motion passed with Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: Frew. Absent: Mozena.
The part-time Maintenance Position was tabled for further review by the Mayor and City Council.
Following review of the proposed budget projections for the ensuing year, it was agreed to set the annual budget hearing for September 12, 2016 at 5:45 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-14,516.12; NE Dept of Rev, sls tx, whlg, ldg tx -2,545.36; Ameritas, emp ret-543.42; Utilities: Black Hills Energy -189.96; Windstream-679.89; Verizon-139.86; OPPD-7,280.93; EFTPS, whlg-3,711.39; United Healthcare, ins-3,476.58; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-655; PeopleService, prof-13,044; Cass County Refuse, reimb-8,617.53; Post Office, pstg-196; PSN, prof-53.80; K2 Construction, pay req #1-225,792.74; Olsson Assoc, prof-3,159.58; One Call Concepts, lct fees-21.57; Brogan McDonald, ump fees-50; Jeremy Strong, ump fees-545; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-6; Farmer & Merchants Bank, pmt-1,000; Kay Gerdes, conslt-236.50; Cassgram, adv-72; League of NE Municipalities, dues-1,988; General Fire, insp-170; Office Depot, sup-358.08; Wirebuilt, prof-150; Watkins Concrete, sup-194.95; Productivity Plus, rep-159.01; Meeske Auto, rep/maint-173.11; Keckler Oil, rep-82.51; R & R Wilson Welding, rep-852.48; NSVFA, dues-580; EMS Billing, reimb-298.26; Derby Heating, rep-80; Aqua-Chem, sup-338.80; Malloy Industrial, rep-305.60; DXP Enterprises, rep-100.73; Eagle Services, maint-187.50; Creative Edge Graphics, sup-122.50; Kerns Excavating, maint-215; Baker & Taylor, bks-911.68; Smart Apple Media, bks-92.42; Columbus Telegram, publ-45.53; Western Sand & Gravel, sup-109.15; Kerford Limestone, sup-479.55; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-51.15; Stop N Shop, fuel/sup-541.24; Express Lane, fuel-278.50. Ayes: Frew, Nutter and Gilfert. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:39 p.m.