CITY OF WEEPING WATER
DECEMBER 18, 2017
Mayor Michael Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., on December 18, 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 December 14, 2017 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meetings Act was noted by the Mayor. Motion by Nutter, seconded by Frew to approve the minutes of the November 13, 2017 meeting as presented. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Monthly Reports-FIRE: Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to approve the application of Alan Barnes to the Manley Fire Department. Motion carried with Nutter, Gilfert, Mozena and Frew all voting aye. RESCUE: 8 calls for the month. Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to approve the application of Katie Baker to the Rescue Squad. Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye. Bruce Sorensen presented the Water/Wastewater Report. There was no Maintenance Report available. Health Board-updates on various property concerns were discussed.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to postpone any decisions regarding the drainage issues on the Neil Huskey property, located in the Vogler Addition, until Mr. Huskey can attend a council meeting to discuss the same. Motion carried with Gilfert, Mozena, Frew and Nutter voting aye. Nays: None.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of:
ORDINANCE NO. 636
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEEPING WATER, NEBRASKA TO ESTABLISH WAGES, SALARIES AND BENEFITS FOR CITY EMPLOYEES EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2017; TO REPEAL ALL ORDINANCES IN AND BENEFITS FOR CITY EMPLOYEES EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2017, TO REPEAL ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT, TO PROVIDE FOR PUBLICATION IN PAMPHLET FORM; AND TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to adopt by title only on third and final reading Ordinance No. 636. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Copies of the existing One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan as well as a copy of the compiled list of streets in need of repair were distributed for council review in an effort to allow members of the City Council to assess areas to be included in the upcoming One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan, including asphalting a portion of 156th Street, for which final recommendations should be made at the January meeting.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to approve a $350 rebate to Lock, Stock and Barrel Gun Works, LLC through the Retail, Commercial and Restaurant Incentive Program. Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye.
After review, the following Appointments and Standing Committees for the ensuing year include: Maintenance-Kurt Powles; City Clerk/Treasurer-Linda Fleming; City Attorney-Roger Johnson; City Engineer-Olsson Associates; City Street Superintendent-Dennis Graham; Water/Sewer Maintenance-Contracted with PeopleService; City Council President-Ray Frew; Water/Sewer Committee-Kelly Nutter and Lawrence Mozena; Streets/Alleys Committee-Ray Frew and Timron Gilfert; Finance Committee-Mayor, Clerk and All Council Members; City Depositories-Farmers & Merchants Bank and First Nebraska Bank, Weeping Water, Nebraska. It was noted that the following have agreed to term renewals under the City Boards & Committees-Wyman Mather and Marty Rupp-Planning Board; Linda Rhodes-Housing Authority Board. Forming a Park & Recreation Board was also discussed, with the city clerk advised to advertise for the same.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to renew the city’s membership with Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council, with annual dues being $2,000. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert all voting aye. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to have Kay Gerdes as the Weeping Water representative on the CCNEDC board. Motion passed with all members of the council voting aye.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to increase salaries for appointed officials by 2% effective January 1, 2019. After discussion, and before a vote was taken, Frew rescinded his motion. Item was tabled for further review.
Correspondence received was presented for council review, noting that the Weeping Water Public Library was again named a Star Library by the Nebraska Library Association.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Mozena to approve and ratify payment of the following claims: Salaries-10,030.91; NE Dept of Rev, sls, whlg, ldg tx-2,222.01; Ameritas, emp ret-594.23; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-371.95; Windstream-631; Verizon-140.01; OPPD-4,450.84; EFTPS, whlg-2,904.87; United Healthcare, ins-4,580.10; PeopleService, prof-13,372; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,046.25; Post Office, pstg-234; PSN, prof-162.66; Farmers & Merchants Bank, prin pmt-1,000; Ferguson Enterprises, rep-100.31; Meeske Hardware, sup, maint-637.62; Columbus Telegram, publ-39.64; Wirebuilt, prof-150; American Legal Publishing, prof-650; Roger Johnson, prof-2,661.75; A-1 Locksmith, rep-333; Riteway Business Forms, sup-111; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-6; Office Depot, sup-199.46; Wessels Trucking, imp-13,243.47; Stop N Shop, fuel-307.85; Meeske Auto, rep/maint-679.47; Cross Dillon Tire, sup-1,640; Ball Insurance, fire & res ins-2,100; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-58.50; EMS Billing, reimb-840.19; SCC, tng dues-622.50; Bound Tree, sup-54.24; One Call Concepts, lct fees-30.27; NDEQ, prin, int, adm fees, wt loan pmt-18,443.33; Triple R Welding, rep-107.50; Baker & Taylor, bks-885.40; Express Lane, fuel-151.89; Midwest Pest Control, maint-65; Bescheinen Earthmoving, imp-3050; Whispering Creek Wallrock, imp-270.75; Olsson Assoc, prof-202.34; Mallory Electric, rep-355. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Meeting adjourned at 7:59 p.m.
/s/Michael Barrett, Mayor
/s/Linda Fleming, City Clerk