Weeping Water Nebraska




JUNE 12, 2017


Mayor Michael Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:02 p.m., on June 12, 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 June 8, 2017 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.  The posted location of the Open Meetings Act was noted by the Mayor.  Motion by Nutter, seconded by Gilfert to approve the minutes of the May 8, 2017 meeting and the May 16, 2017 special meeting.  Ayes:  Frew, Nutter and Gilfert.  Nays:  None.  Absent:  Mozena.

Under Open Forum, Camp Host Tom Compton discussed the campground rules, moving the Camp Host spot to #18 and having a doggy station.

There was no Fire Report available.

Kurt Powles and Bruce Sorensen presented the Maintenance Report and Water/Wastewater Report respectively.

Under Old Business, items of discussion included fixing the railroad crossing over South Randolph Street and finding a location for a Dollar General Store.

Under New Business, motion by Nutter, seconded by Frew to approve the closing of N Street, from S. Randolph to S. Commercial, on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 6-11pm for a block party requested by Linda Coster, contingent upon the council receiving signatures from everyone affected.   Motion passed with Nutter, Gilfert and Frew voting aye.  Nays:  None.  Absent:  Mozena.       

Motion by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to appoint Sherry Kunz to the Housing Authority Board to replace Bill Duff who is resigning after many years of service, subject to her acceptance.

Discussion was held regarding the City purchasing property owned by Tom Randolph, located on West Eldora Avenue, legal description as follows:  WEEPING WATER—FLEMING & RACE W2/3 OF LOT 3 BLK 3.  Item was tabled for further review.

The Rescue Report-7 calls during the month of May.  It was noted that Tara Hanes resigned from the department.  Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to approve the applications of Haley Dehne and Jessie Houston to the Ride-A-Long program.  Motion passed with Gilfert, Frew and Nutter all voting aye:  Nays:  None.  Absent:  Mozena.  Discussion was held regarding a First Responder Class available at Southeast Community College.   

Motion by Nutter, seconded by Gilfert to approve a new water waiver that is in the property owners name only.  Billing can still be mailed to renter.  After two months delinquent, notification will be sent to the landlord.  Motion passed with Nutter, Gilfert and Frew voting aye.  Nays:  None.  Absent:  Mozena.

Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to approve membership into International Institute of Municipal Clerks.  Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye.  Absent:  Mozena.

Discussion regarding budget projections and capital expenditures was held and will continue to be pursued.

Correspondence received was presented for Council review, after which a motion was made by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to approve the following claims:  Salaries-12,791.06; Ne Dept of Rev, sls tx, whlg, ldg tx-1,929.14; Ameritas, emp ret-615.35; Utilities:  Black Hills Energy-316.88; OPPD-4,141.57; Windstream-655.74; Verizon-139.76; EFTPS, whlg-3,711.32; United Healthcare, ins-4,580.10; PeopleService, prof-13,148; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,244.20; Post Office, pstg-234; PSN, prof-72.29; Farmers & Merchants Bank: prin pmt, op ln of cr-5,000; Opening cash pool-100; NSF chk-80; Interim Financing-wtr well loan payoff-240,532.42; DT Imp Bond, wire fees-30; Cede & Co, DT Imp Bd Pmt-25,786.25; NDEQ, well loan pmt-15,792.14; DHHS, Medicare revalidation fee-560; Abes Trash, dump chgs-780; Adam DeMike, ball sup-652.56; Danko, boots-298.41; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-6; WireBuilt, prof-150; Express Lane, fuel-214.70; Derby’s, rep-743; Meeske Auto, maint-146.54; Olsson Assoc, prof 528.55; Ump Fees: K. White-270; S. Mozena-125; A. Nissen-210; K. Powles, reimb-40; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-1062.88; Mid-America Pest Control, maint-65; EMS Billing, reimb-229.62; Office Depot, sup-402.01; Eagle Service, maint-785; Columbus Telegram, publ-41.67; Lou’s Sporting Goods, sup-615.92; CCNEDC, dues-500; Wayfair, equip-529.98; Eakes, sup-59.99; Hoss’s Lawn Care, maint-200; Keckler Oil, rep-12; Kubota, rep-306.60; Triple “R” Welding, rep-649.41; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-157.88; CLIA Lab, fee-150; Aqua-Chem, sup-1343.40; Kerford, sup-511.67; Eric Hartman, reimb-105; Kurt Kastens Electric, imp-6182.14; Friends of the WW Public Library, reimb-642; Roto Snake, rep-377.50; Roger Johnson, prof-2016; Futuramic Products, maint-28.35; Stop N Shop, fuel-651.30; Broad Reach, bks-130.70; Demco, sup-74.94; Baker & Taylor, bks-369.37; One Call, lct fees-8.67; Banyon Data Systems, sup-295.  Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye.  Absent:  Mozena.

Meeting adjourned at 7:16.

/s/Michael Barrett, Mayor

/s/Linda Fleming, City Clerk