CITY OF WEEPING WATER
JUNE 11, 2018
Mayor Michael Barrett called the monthly meeting of the Weeping Water City Council to order at 6:30 p.m., on June 11, 2018 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 7, 2018 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meetings Act was noted by the Mayor. Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to approve the minutes of the May 14, 2018 meeting as presented. Motion carried with all members of the council present voting aye. Absent: Mozena.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to approve the closing of N Street from S. Randolph to N. Commercial on July 14, 2018 for Linda Coster contingent upon signatures from neighboring property owners stating their approval. Motion carried with all members of the council present voting aye. Absent: Mozena.
Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to approve the closing of P Street from S. East St. to S. Elm St. on July 20-21, 2018 for Carole Cappen, contingent upon signatures from neighboring property owners stating their approval. Motion carried with all members of the council present voting aye. Absent: Mozena.
Motion by Nutter, seconded by Gilfert to approve a Special Designated Liquor Permit for Down Home Saloon to sell beer, wine and distilled spirits during the Junk Market at 506 S. East St., Weeping Water, Nebraska from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 20, 2018 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 21, 2018. Motion passed with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
Monthly Reports: Fire-No calls for the month. Zach Purcell, Michael Mogensen, Brandon Oliver, Rayce Hoole, Jeremy Ridge and Brad Schreiner completed at least 9 hours or more of course instruction at the 2018 Fire School. Because of time constraints regarding passing an ordinance to sell alcohol until 2 a.m. during the Limestone Days Celebration, motion by Nutter, seconded by Gilfert to allow the band to play from 10:00 p.m. on June 30, 2018 until 2:00 a.m., on July 1, 2018, but no alcohol sells after 1:00 a.m. Motion carried with all members of the council present voting aye. Absent: Mozena.
Jeff Buffington and Bruce Sorensen gave the Maintenance and Water/Wastewater Report respectively. Health Board-The fire department will work with the title holder of the trailer on River St. to see if it can be burned. Clean up will be up to title holder.
After discussion, the ordinances allowing usage of ATV’s and UTV’s on city streets will not be rescinded. The Mayor and the City Council are asking all citizens to please comply with the ordinances governing their usage, namely, registering the vehicle, equipping it with a flag and not allowing anyone under the age of eighteen (18) to operate the vehicle. Copies of the ordinances, in their entirety, will be posted at the Stop N Shop, WW Express Lane, the Post Office and City Hall, so everyone can be aware of the regulations.
Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to rock alleys on a case by case basis. The City will cost share 50/50 with the property owners the expense of the rock, including the haul. The City stipulates that all maintenance of the alley will be the responsibility of the property owners. Motion carried with Nutter, Gilfert and Frew voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to approve the engagement letter with Baird Holm to provide handbook provisions. Motion passed with all members of the council present voting aye. Absent: Mozena.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Gilfert to approve the closing a portion of W. Eldora Ave. and closing the 100 block of S Elm St. for a car show during Limestone Days. Motion passed with all members of the council present voting aye. Absent: Mozena.
Motion by Frew, seconded by Nutter to approve a $2.00/hour salary increase for Maintenance employee Jeff Buffington. Motion carried with all members of the council present voting aye. Absent: Mozena. Jeff was commended on a job well done.
Preliminary budget projections were addressed and will continue to be pursued.
Melissa Cave presented the Rescue Report, noting that there were 9 calls for the month. Haley Dehne resigned from the department.
Correspondence received was presented for Council review, after which a motion was made by Gilfert, seconded by Nutter to approve the following claims: Salaries-12,698.32; NE Dept of Rev, sls, whlg, ldg tx-2,136.25; Ameritas, emp ret-547.93; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-400.62; Windstream-707.02; Verizon-154.58; OPPD-4,090.94; EFTPS, whlg-3,199.08; United Healthcare, ins-3,155.97; PeopleService, prof-13,372; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,477.55; Post Office, pstg-205; PSN, prof-103.03; Cede & Co, DT bd prin & int pmt-30,592.50; Farmers & Merchants Bank, wire fees-30; Wirebuilt, web host-150; Meeske Hardware, sup, rep/maint-2,054.45; Lincoln Journal Star, publ-77.44; Dana Cole & Co, audit srv-5,250; Ron Taylor, prof-75; LARM, addtl ins-50; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-7; Roger Johnson, prof-1,826.83; Meeske Auto, maint-97.86; Stop N Shop, fuel/supp-958.76; Express Lane, fuel/sup-652.18; Kubota, rep-300.52; Keckler Oil, rep-361.23; Productivity Plus, maint-177.79; Matheson Tri-Gas, sup-66.03; EMS Billing, reimb-706.03; Aqua-Chem, sup-595.62; Kerns Excavating, maint-430; Umpire Fees: Kevin White-45; Peyton Barrett-175; Ken Aden-135; Cory Groleau-245; Wyatt Stute-50; Eagle Services, maint-220; Lou’s Sporting Goods, sup-154.15; Adam DeMike, sup-121.78; Erin Beth Designs, sup-175; The Locker Room, sup-805.50; SupplyWorks, sup-386.01; Mike Kindle, sup-47.84; Nebraska Irrigation, rep-94.91; WW Library, reimb-642; Smart Apple Media, sup-180.83; Baker & Taylor, bks-1,091.28; One Call, lct fees-8.31; Banyon Data Systems, support-295; Jeff Adsit, reimb-100; NDEQ, well prin & int pmt-18,568.01; Gurney, rep-6,033.67; Mid-West Pest Control, maint-65; Murray Building, sup-42.87. Motion carried with Frew, Nutter and Gilfert voting aye. Nays: None. Absent: Mozena.
It was noted that the next council meeting will be July 9, 2018. Timron Gilfert will not be able to attend, so all other members of the council will need to be present in order to have a quorum.
Meeting adjourned at 7:44 p.m.
/s/Michael Barrett, Mayor
/s/Linda Fleming, City Clerk