CITY OF WEEPING WATER
PUBLIC HEARINGS/MONTHLY MEETING
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
Mayor Michael Barrett opened the public hearing at 6:00 p.m., on September 12, 2016 at City Hall with the following members of the Council answering roll: Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter and Timron Gilfert. Absent: Lawrence Mozena. The posted location of the Open Meeting Act was noted by the Mayor. The purpose of the public hearings was to consider action on a request for a Small Tract Subdivision requested by Isabelle Lindsey, and a Small Tract Subdivision requested by PCS Phosphate.
Notice of the public hearings and the monthly meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the September 8, 2016 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal, as well as being posted in three public places in the City on said date.
Members of the Council reviewed the information presented regarding the proposed small tract subdivisions. There being no public objection, the public hearing was closed and the regular monthly meeting was opened with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert answering roll. Absent: Mozena. Minutes of the August 8, 2016 meeting were approved as presented.
A motion was made by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to approve an administrative subdivision located in the S.W. ¼ of the S.E. ¼ of section 31, T.10N, R.11E of the 6th P.M., Cass County, Nebraska to be named Revised Sublots 1 & 2 of Lot #4 for Isabelle Lindsey and an administrative subdivision of Tax Lot #65 located in part of Lot 28 in the N.E. ¼ of the S.E. ¼ and an existing 2.51 acre tract, all located in section 1, T.10N., R.11E., of the 6th P.M., Cass County, Nebraska to be named Tax Lot #65 for PCS Phosphate. Motion carried with Nutter, Gilfert and Frew voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
There were no issues addressed during Open Forum.
Monthly Reports: Fire Department – 5 calls during the month. Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to approve Jacob Patton to the Fire Department. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena. Rescue Department – 16 calls during the month. Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to approve Dominick Young to the Rescue Department. Motion carried with Gilfert, Nutter and Frew voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena. Motioned by Frew, seconded by Nutter to approve cost sharing with the rescue squad of the purchase price of $41,000 for a New Ferno Washington power cot. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena. Rescue picnic is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on September 18, 2016 at the Hopper Community Building.
Mozena entered the meeting at 6:20 p.m.
Maintenance Report – Motioned by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to purchase a utility trailer. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye. Kurt to get a bid from Tom Stander on sealing the Weeping Water Sign. The Water/Wastewater Report was provided by Bruce Sorensen, after which Craig Reisch of Olsson Associates gave an update on the Water Well Project. K2 has change the completion date of September 30, 2016 to October 7, 2016. At this time, the City is of the opinion that K2 still has a duty to perform under the terms of the contract. The City is choosing to not waive their right to liquidated damages. The City hopes that K2 will complete the project as expeditiously as possible. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) will be here on September 15, 2016 to conduct an onsite visit of the new water well and provide technical assistance on understanding the AIS (American Iron & Steel) requirements for communities who have received Clean Water or Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (CW/DWSRF) loans. Bruce and Duane Grasshorn from PeopleService, Craig Reisch from Olsson Associates and Mayor Mike Barrett will be in attendance. Health Board – Updates were provided on pending issues with property clean-up and pet licensing. Motioned by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to have the city attorney begin abatement procedures on the Meisinger property located on W Park Street. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
The following Ordinance was presented:
ORDINANCE NO. 630
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA, AMENDING SECTION 175.10 OF THE WEEPING WATER MUNICIPAL CODE, TO PERMIT THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON SUNDAY; TO PROVIDE FOR THE 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. 630 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried with Nutter, Gilfert and Mozena voting aye. Nays: Frew. 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.
Items discussed and tabled for further review included campground rules & regulations, block party on M Street and rental of employee’s equipment.
Discussion was held regarding Weeping Water being a host city for Bike Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN).
Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to renew the city’s membership with Southeast Nebraska Development District, with annual dues being $1,675.00. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. No action was taken on the request for Housing Dues for the ensuing year.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to accept the following claims: Salaries-14,386.86; Bond pmts-21,380; Ameritas, emp ret-527.82; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-231.73; OPPD-utl + new serv at well-20,649.21; Windstream-631.06; Verizon-139.86 ; United Healthcare, ins-3,476.58; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-680; NE Dept of Rev, sls tx, whlg, ldg tx, recycling fee-2,001.28; EFTPS, whlg-3,651.08; PeopleService, prof-13,044; Cass County Refuse, reimb-8,829.03; Post Office, pstg-196; PSN, prof-67.76; Farmers & Merchants Bank, prin pmt, wire fees-1,030; Wirebuilt, prof-150; Mid-American Pest Control, maint-145; Columbus Telegram, publ-46.80; CCNEDC, qtr dues-500; General Fire & Safety, maint-496; Office Depot, sup-341.49; WW Express Lane, fuel, sup-32.40; Stop N Shop, fuel-643.33; Meeske Hardware, sup-483.22; Grimms Gardens, sup-336; Meeske Auto, rep/maint-241.08; Martin Marietta, sup-23.57; Keckler Oil, rep/maint-592.85; Olsson Assoc, prof-5,690.66; Kubota of Omaha, rep-945.11; Bobcat of Omaha, rental-1,029.60; Community First National Bank, res squad pmt-31,491.43; BoundTree, sup-767.82; EMS Billing, reimb-293.97; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-55.80; Aqua-Chem, sup-238.65; Malloy Industrial, rep-761.74; SupplyWorks, sup-325.49; Shamrock Concrete, imp-234.20; LawnOrder, maint-55; Kerns Excavating, maint-430; Baker & Taylor, bks-493.49; Awe Acquisition, comp-2968; Demco, sup-999.90; Egan Supply, sup-201.60; One Call, locate fees-12.78; Layne Christensen, VFDs-6,860; Larry Sorensen, maint-279.65; Barco, sup-242.16. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 P.M.
/s/Michael Barrett, Mayor
/s/Linda Fleming, City Clerk