CITY OF WEEPING WATER
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
OCTOBER 10, 2016
Mayor Michael Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on October 10, 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 October 6, 2016 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meetings Act was noted by the Mayor. Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to approve the minutes of the September 12, 2016 meeting and the September 14, 2016 budget hearing. Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye. Absent: Mozena.
No one spoke during Open Forum.
Monthly Reports: Fire-One call during the month. Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to approve the purchase of two sets of bunker gear, fix the steering on the utility truck and repair the blade on the cutter. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena. Application for Zach Purcell was tabled for further review. Rescue-11 calls for the month. Chief Lawrence reported that an EMT class is starting October 25, 2016 with three members attending. Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to pay for tuition and books for the class at a cost of approximately $1,000 per member. Motion carried with Nutter, Gilfert and Frew voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena. Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to accept the application of Angela Sharpes to the ride-a-long program. Motion passed with Gilfert, Frew and Nutter voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena. Maintenance-Copies of the maintenance report were handed out for council review. Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to purchase a used jackhammer for the Bobcat. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent : Mozena. The Water/Wastewater Report was presented by Bruce Sorensen. It was noted that water usage was down this month and the UV System has been shut down. Ben Day from Olsson Associates presented an update on the ongoing water well project. New well should be up and running by the next council meeting. Under Health Board activity, abatement procedures have started on the Meisinger property. Mayor Barrett also approved a plan of action with Meisinger to get this property into compliance with city regulations. Other property concerns were tabled for further review.
Motion by Nutter, seconded by Gilfert to allow the 200 block of M Street to be block off from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on October 29, 2016 for a block party. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena
Trista Farrens from CCNEDC updated the council on the issues the committee is working on in our area. Also, she encouraged all community leaders to attend the Public Community Meeting on Hometown Housing Opportunities on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Gibson Hall.
Motioned by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to accept the Memorandum of Understanding between the City and Weeping Water Housing Authority and the Agreement between SENDD and the City for the completion of an Environmental Review process for HUD funding for the Weeping Water Housing Authority. Motion passed with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
Removal of a dead tree located along Gospel Run was tabled for further review.
It was agreed that representatives of the Council and Maintenance personnel would complete an assessment of the city streets to compile a prioritized list of necessary street repairs.
The Council approved Mike Baier to help with snow removal this winter season.
Motioned by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to accept the proposal of Mid-America Termite & Pest Control to treat the City Office, Gibson Hall, Hopper Community Center and the Library at a cost of $65 per quarter. Motion passed with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
Following discussion regarding an increase of fees to the State for dogs and cats, motion by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to increase pet licensing fees to $8 per pet starting January 1, 2017. Ayes: Nutter, Gilfert, Frew. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to accept the following claims: Salaries-10,765.38; F&B Bank, trns to intern financing, wtr well-235,792.74; NE Dept of Rev, sls, whlg, ldg tx-1,556.25; Ameritas, emp ret-515.64; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-172.61; Windstream-641.73; Verizon-139.86; OPPD-5,820.72; EFTPS, whlg-2,953.56; United Healthcare, ins-3,476.58; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-1,125; PeopleService, prof-13,148; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,598.38; Post Office, pstg-196; PSN, prof-60.79; F&M Bank, prn pmt-1,000; Wirebuilt, prof-150; NE State Treas Office, pet fees-360.11; Columbus Telegram, publ-106.64; NE UC Fund, unemp tx-61.01; Banyon Data Systems, support-2,385; LARM, ins-38,228.99; WW Express Lane, fuel-23.55; Stop N Shop, fuel-567.77; Meeske Hardware, sup-895.28; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-6; Meeske Auto, maint-49.35; Print Like Flint, signs-36; Keckler Oil, rep-786.69; Olsson Assoc, prof-8,333.50; Bruce Lawn Trucking, pro-570; Bobcat, rental-171; Productivity Plus, rep-117.60; BoundTree, sup-247.39; EMS Billing, reimb-1,151.31; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-54; Concrete Ind, rep-690.75; Sieh Construction, dirt-300; SupplyWorks, sup-70.46; Lifeguard, sup-385.50; LawnOrder, maint-206; Kerns Excavating, maint-215; Baker & Taylor, bks-895.05; WWPS, reimb-2,015.43; Prosource Specialities, bks-92.59; SENDD, dues-1,675; One Call, lct fees-20.04; Office Depot, sup-153.99; OPPD, undgrd wir-2,867. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:27 P.M.
/s/Michael Barrett, Mayor
/s/Linda Fleming, City Clerk