CITY OF WEEPING WATER
PUBLIC HEARINGS/MONTHLY MEETING
SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
Mayor Michael Barrett opened the Public Hearing regarding the proposed budget and the Special Hearing to set the Final Tax Request at 6:15 p.m., on September 10, 2018 at City Hall with the following members of the City Council answering roll: Lawrence Mozena, Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter and Timron Gilfert. Notices of the public hearings were given in advance thereof by publication in the September 6, 2018 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meetings Act was noted by the Mayor.
Angie Murray with Dana Cole & Co. presented the proposed budget to members of the Council. After reviewing the proposed budget requesting a total of $290,880 in property taxes, which represents a calculated levy before exemption of $0.445786, with an exemption of bonded indebtedness in the amount of $90,358, resulting in a net calculated levy subject to the limit of $0.307308. There being no public objection to the proposal presented, the budget hearing and the hearing to set the final tax request were closed at 6:25 p.m.
Mayor Michael Barrett opened the regular meeting of the city council at 6:30 p.m. with Lawrence Mozena, Ray Frew, Kelly Nutter and Timron Gilfert answering roll. Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the September 6, 2018 edition of the Plattsmouth Journal. The posted location of the Open Meetings Act was again noted. Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Frew to approve minutes of the August 13, 2018 meeting as presented. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to adopt Resolution 18-08, which approves the setting of the property tax request at a different amount than the prior year tax request and approves an increase of the base of restricted funds by an additional one percent, as allowed by law. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert all voting aye.
The following Ordinance was presented: ORDINANCE NO. 641
AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT THE BUDGET STATEMENT TO BE TERMED THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION BILL; TO APPROPRIATE SUMS FOR NECESSARY EXPENSES AND LIABILITIES; TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew that the statutory rules be suspended so that Ordinance No. 641 might be introduced, read by title and adopted. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Motion by Gilfert, seconded Frew to adopt ORDINANCE NO. 641 on third and final reading by title only. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye. Said Ordinance will be posted in the manner provided by law, with a true, correct and complete copy being on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
Under Open Forum, John Bauers addressed the council regarding placing a fountain at the campground in memory of his wife Theresa.
Monthly Reports: Fire-Scott Schreiner presented the Monthly Fire Report, stating there were 4 calls during the month. Motion by Mozena, seconded by Frew to approve the cost of replacing 4 Scott Air Bottles with a 60 minute duration at a cost of $632.80 each. Motion passed with Nutter, Gilfert, Mozena and Frew all voting aye. An additional 4 will be replaced in December. There was no rescue report available. Mayor Barrett did note that the addendum to the interlocal agreement between Cass County Emergency Management and Weeping Water Rescue, with regard to billing, was approved by the county. The Maintenance Report and Water/Wastewater Report were presented by Jeff Buffington and Bruce Sorensen respectively. Health Board-Discussion was held regarding several properties in town that need attention and updates were provided for those who still haven’t licensed their pets.
Review and approving a revised handbook for employees was tabled until the October council meeting.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Gilfert to adopt Resolution 18-09, entitled: A Resolution of the Mayor and City Council for the City of Weeping Water, Nebraska to authorize direct borrowing from a financial institution of an amount not to exceed $48,500 in the form of a single promissory note for the purpose of financing the purchase of a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck together with a snow plow attachment and flatbed platform; and authorizing the delivery of the promissory note to the financial institution. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nutter, seconded by Mozena to approve the sale of the 1976 Ford L8000 dump Truck w/10’ Henke Snow Plow, declared as excess property, to Rich Nichols for the sum of $500. Motion carried with Mozena, Frew, Nutter and Gilfert all voting aye.
Following review of a new Operation and Maintenance Agreement proposal with PeopleService, a motion was made by Frew, seconded by Mozena to approve said proposal, which represents an approximate 4% increase in monthly compensation for the ensuing year. Motion carried with all members of the Council present voting aye.
Motion by Gilfert, seconded by Mozena to approve the closing of the 200 block of W. Eldora Avenue and the 100 block of S. Elm Street for a car show on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Mozena, seconded by Nutter to approve the following claims: Salaries-16,707.61; NE Dept of Rev, sls, whlg, ldg tx, rec fee-2,876.11; Ameritas, emp ret-614.83; Utilities: Black Hills Energy-229.50; Windstream-666.75; Verizon-164.23; OPPD-7,064.54; EFTPS, whlg-4,064.19; United Healthcare, ins-3,155.97; PeopleService, prof-13,372; Cass County Refuse, reimb-10,688.55; Post Office, pstg-240; PSN, prof-108.18; Biblionix, sup-1,400; Farmers & Merchants Bank, NSF cks-83; Wirebuilt, prof-150; Meeske Hardware, rep/maint-1,716.34; Lincoln Journal Star, publ-49.66; Baird Holm, prof-800; Roger Johnson, prof-1,378.04; Chamber of Commerce, mtg-14; Keckler Oil, rep-94.46; Stop N Shop, fuel-769.59; Larry Sorensen, prof-531.60; Meeske Auto, rep/maint-165.97; Reimers Kaufman Concrete, imp-967.44; Bobcat, rep-582; MCSquared, prof-60; Kerford Limestone, sup-1,689.98; Amazon, rep-43.76; Murray Building, sup-21.58; One Call, lct fees-32.82; Danko, sup-146.41; EMS Billing, reimb-408.59; Matheson Tri Gas, sup-66.03; Community Leasing, prin & int 31,491.43; BoundTree, sup-619.99; Kerns Excavating, prof-430; Eagle Services, prof-110; Big Red Electric, imp/rep-8,340; TreeTop Products, imp-546.06; Baker & Taylor, bks-983.31; Office Depot, sup-121.77; WW Fire Dept, reimb-1,182.50. Motion carried with all members of the council voting aye.
Next council meeting will be held October 8, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m.
/s/Michael Barrett, Mayor
/s/Linda Fleming, City Clerk