Weeping Water Nebraska




MARCH 20, 2017

            Mayor Michael Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on March 20, 2017 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 March 9, 2017 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. It was noted that the council meeting was postponed from the orginial date of March 13, 2017, as there was not enough council members for a quorum. Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2017 meeting. Motion passed with Nutter, Gilfert and Frew voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.

            Angela Murray of Dana F. Cole & Associates presented the annual audit report, which met with full council approval, and the Representation Letter was executed by the Mayor and Clerk.

            Daryl Ervin presented the Monthly Fire Report, noting that there were 3 calls during the month. Other Fire Department business discussed included a bench that was purchased by the department in memory of the Speer family, a section of H Street, from N. Elm to S. East St., in the 100 block will be closed for a controlled burn and the department will be hosting a Pancake Feed on April 23rd. The Monthly Rescue Report was presented by Bobby Lawrence noting 9 calls for the month of February. Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to approve Standard Operating Procedures that allow the Fire Department and non EMT Rescue personnel to drive the rescue squad, without an EMT on board, to the scene, provided that Emergency Management EMT/Paramedic are at the scene, subject to oversite by insurance. Motion carried with Nutter, Gilfert and Frew voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena. Bobby is currently working on a grant application from the Hopper Foundation for the Ferno Cot that was recently purchased and would like some input from the council. Kurt Powles presented the monthly Maintenance Report. Electrical bids are being sought for the four new camper pads that have been poured. Motion made by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to approve a new housing rebate to Trapper and April Cave for $1,350. Motion carried with Gilfert, Frew and Nutter voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena. Bids for street work will be pursued. Regarding maintenance of Schryder Street in the Vogler Addition, as of this month, the city attorney has advised the council that the city is responsible for the maintenance of the unpaved street. Bringing Indian Drive up to minimum maintenance standards is still being pursued. Bruce Sorensen provided copies of the Water/Wastewater Report for review noting that operation of the new water well is going smoothly, but we are still waiting for the VFDs to be installed. Other items of discussion included engineering fees over the allotted amount for the well project contract and getting a pay request from K2 Construction. Health Board Report-An extension was given on the Meisinger property, but council noted that they need to see some improvement on the property by the next council meeting.  

            Under Old Business-The request for a street light on West Park Street was tabled with no action being taken. Discussion was held regarding the campground rules and regulations. All camping pads will now be considered open if there is no camper on them.

            Spring Clean Up Day will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 on the east end of the ballfield, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with gates fees as follows: Car Load-$10.00; PickUp Load-$20.00.    Keep Cass County Beautiful will also be holding an Electronic Recycling Event at the same time on the west end of the ballfield.

            Following review of applications received for summer employment positions available, a motion was made by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to hire Mary Mozena as Pool Manager and Peyton Weber and Addie Thomas as Assistant Managers and authorize the pool manager to hire lifeguards from applications received. It was further agreed to authorize starting pay for pool manager to be $13.00 and lifeguards to be $9.00 with a $.50 raise for returning pool employees. Starting this year, lifeguarding classes will be reimbursed by the City at the end of the pool season, as long as employees are in good standing according to the pool manager.  Mason Heath and Nicholas Fleming were hired for part-time summer maintenance positions with a starting wage of $9.00 plus a $.50 raise for returning employees. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.    

            Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to authorize a bond for the Clerk, Mayor and Council at a cost of $1,150 for a 3 year period.

            Motion by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to approve the following claims: Salaries-7,840.45; Ne Dept of Rev, sls tx, whlg, ldg tx-2,306.31; Ameritas, emp ret-553.22; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-1,065.97; Windstream-547.11; Verizon-139.63; OPPD-4,002.51; EFTPS, whlg-2,229.28; United Healthcare, ins-4,580.10; Svoboda & Chebatoris, prof-300; PeopleService, prof-13,148; Cass County Refuse, reimb-9,768.05; Post Office, pstg-249; PSN, prof-93.94; Miller-Monroe-Farrell, addl fire ins-84; Riteway Business Forms, post cards-423.43; Farmers & Merchants Bank, prin pmt-1,000; Keep Cass County Beautiful, dues-150; Wirebuilt, web host-150; Columbus Telegram, publ-62.63; Meeske Hardware-407.52; Cassgram, publ-39; Mid America Pest Control, maint-65; CCNEDC, due-500; Office Depot, sup-346.38; SENDD, ct srvs-1,641.75; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-6; Meeske Auto, rep/maint-47.58; Stop N Shop, fuel-267; Express Lane, fuel-52.38; Olsson Assoc, prof-4,117.53; One Call, lct fees-1.89; SENSUS, sftwr sup-1,893.15; EMS Billing, reimb-828.63; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-50.40; Jerry McKinstry, prof-500; JSM Concrete, imp-8,467.20; LawnOrder, maint agr-2,094.28; R & R Wilson Welding, prof-939.47; Roto Snake, rep-315.75; Baker & Taylor, bks-704.43; General Fire & Safety, prof-300; Triple R Welding, rep-607.89; Martin Marietta, imp-845.11; Stock Seed Farms, maint-224; Banyon Data Systems, sftwr-169; NMC, rep-111.13; Ash Grove Cement Co, lease-10; SE NE Girls SB League, lg fees-900; Cass Co Little League, lg fees-400; Refunds, park use: J Rhodes-40; B Meredith-40; S Smith-40; B Brack-40; E Wehrbein-15; A Loos-15. Motion carried with Gilfert, Frew and Nutter voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.

            Motion by Barrett, seconded by Frew to enter into executive session at 8:02 p.m. Motion carried with all members of the council present voting aye. Motioned by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to come out of executive session and resume the regular meeting at 8:22 p.m. Motion carried with all members voting aye. Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to seek other legal council. Motion carried with Gilfert, Frew and Nutter voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.

            The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

/s/Mike Barrett, Mayor

/s/Linda Fleming, City Clerk