Weeping Water Nebraska




AUGUST 14, 2017


Mayor Michael Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on August 14, 2017 at City Hall with the following members of the council answering roll:  Lawrence Mozena, Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter and Timron Gilfert.  Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the August 10, 2017 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal.  The posted location of the Open Meetings Act was noted by the Mayor, and the minutes of the July 10, 2017 meeting were approved as presented.


Under Open Forum Adelay Idler addressed the council with concerns regarding tree limbs and debris coming down the creek onto her property.

MONTHLY REPORTS:  Fire-3 calls during the month of July.  Discussion was held regarding the need for additional bunker gear and certification for the same.  Council members were advised that PSC Phosphate provided EVOC Training courses and meals for members of the Fire Department and Rescue Squad.  Rescue-9 calls for the month.   Items addressed included By-Laws, Standard Operating Procedures, State Statues and training, with the council agreeing to reimburse members for training required for certification/recertification.  Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to accept the application of Nicole Bartlett to the Rescue Squad.  Motion passed with Nutter, Gilfert, Mozena and Frew voting aye.  Nays:  None. Kurt Powles and Bruce Sorensen presented the Maintenance Report and Water/Wastewater Report respectively.  There was no Health Board update.

Drainage and street concerns in the Vogler Addition will continue to be pursued.

Additional insurance for fire/rescue personnel was addressed with no action being taken by the council.

It was agreed that Tobacco Free Cass County would pursue the preparation of a Resolution, to be presented at the September meeting, which makes the playground and pavilions at the campground tobacco free areas.  

Following discussion and review of the insurance proposal received for the city insurance package, motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to proceed with Miller Monroe and Farrell, contingent upon being able to opt out of LARM (League Association of Risk Management) and to do so without penalty.  Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye.

Selling parcel #130064831-Legal Description:  Weeping Water – Fitch L4 & 5 & ½ VAC FLORIDA ST BLK 2 was tabled for further review.

Following review of the proposed budget projections for the ensuing year, it was agreed to set the annual budget hearing for September 11, 2017 at 5:45 p.m.

It was noted that the City received $450 grant funds from Modern Woodmen through the Good Neighbor Project for the purchase of picnic tables and fire rings for the new camping pads at the city campground.   Also, it was mutually agreed that recognition be made to the Masonic Lodge for their $5,000 donation to the construction of a new sidewalk from the “walking trail” on S. Randolph Street, north across the railroad tracks, to the alley.

The following correspondence was received and presented for council review-Notice of upcoming Cass County Economic Development Council meeting and a Cass County Planning Commission Public Hearing regarding a proposed zoning amendment, after which a motion was made by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to approve the following claims:   Salaries-17,164.11; NE Dept of Rev, sls tx, ldg tx, whlg-2,985.71; Ameritas, emp ret-587.61; Utilities:  Black Hills Energy-220.15; Windstream-673.99; Verizon-139.76; OPPD-7,540.78; EFTPS, whlg-4,696.02; United Healthcare, emp ins-4,580.10; PeopleService, prof-13,148; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,965,70; Post Office, pst-185; PSN, prof-79.14; Farmers & Merchants Banks, prin pmt, swr bd wire fees, NSF check-1,131.13; Cede & Co, swr bd pmt-1,247.50; MAPA, dues-100; Mary Mozena, reimb-1,740.44; Mason Heath, ump fees, schdlng-1,158; UNMC Physicians, prof-375; WWPS, reimb liq lic-1,000; JSM Concrete, imp-7,200; League of NE Municipalities, dues-2,231; General Fire, insp-177.50; J Clark, repair-515; Roger Johnson, prof-2,063.25; WireBuilt, prof-150; Columbus Telegram, publ-50.08; Office Depot, sup-177.38; Nielsen Fertilizer, sup-70; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-566.78; Stop N Shop, fuel, sup-493.38; Meeske Auto, rep/maint-146.39; Kubota, rep-742.99; Shamrock Concrete, imp, rep-5,298.01; Keckler Oil, rep-169.49; Larry Sorensen, prof-293.33; Cross-Dillon Tire, imp-1,653.90; Olsson Assoc, prof-927.81; Menards, imp-188.79; Kerford Limestone, sup-931.93; Express Lane, fuel, sup-1,356.28; Langeldt Door, rep-90; WW Fire Dept, reimb-900; Matheson Gas, sup-60.45; EMS Billing, reimb-362.63; Cassgram, adv-72; Jodi Nissen, reimb-100; American Fence, rep-181.78; Swim Outlet, sup-343.73; AquaChem, sup-1,170.55; Eagle Services, sup-186.25; Kerns Excavating, maint-485; Triple R Welding, rep-127.71; Midwest Farmers Coop, maint-60; NE Rural Water, dues-175; One Call, lct fees-7.59; Demco, sup-145.01; Baker & Taylor, bks-783.07.  Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.

Meeting adjourned at 8:32 p.m.

/s/Michael Barrett, Mayor

/s/Linda Fleming, City Clerk