Meeting Minutes

February 8 , 2006


A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, February 8, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Dave Pankonin, Council Members Clete Petrzilka, Alan Mueller, Steve Sherman and Roger Behrns. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson, City Supervisor Dan Henry and several guests.

Notice of the regular meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Plattsmouth Journal and by posting in three (3) public places as shown by the certificate attached to these minutes. Notice was simultaneously given to all council members. Their acknowledgement of receipt of notice and the agenda is attached to these minutes. All proceedings thereafter were taken while the convened meeting was open to the public.

Mayor Pankonin called the meeting to order and asked the council to review the consent agenda. Petrzilka moves, Mueller seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to open the public hearing on the One and Six Year Road Plan at 7:01 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. No one spoke in opposition. Petrzilka moves, Mueller seconds to close the public hearing on the One and Six Year Road Plan at 7:02 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Tracy Heard and Sheri White were present for the Louisville Ball Association. There is a new board and they want to be on the same page as far as what the city takes care of at the Ash Grove ball field. The lease for the property is in the city's name and the city pays liability insurance for that property. The city mows the field and pays for water and sewer services to the property. The ball association does spring and fall cleanups and runs the concession stand. If there is ever a problem, the ball association calls the city office and the maintenance crew fixes the problem. This was clarification on how things are handled and if this method is to continue. Dan says it works fine this way and mentioned a few things that probably need to be done at the field, such as figuring out why there is wash-out on the south bank. The council asked about future water desires, such as a sprinkler system. This could only be accomplished after the new tower goes in because there isn't enough pressure at the present time. This will be discussed at a future time. Neither Tracy nor Sheri knew the status of another field at the site. They are not pursuing it at this time.

Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve Resolution 06-03; the City of Louisville One & Six Year Road Plan. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Marvin McClure was not present to discuss an improvement on his property.

Kari Wockenfuss and Steve Amundson reported for the Care Center. Kari gave a progress report of the construction and Steve gave a financial report. He also explained some projects that were “not in contract” but recommended by the Care Center Board as part of the project. The planned and identified expenditures were discussed and it was noted that bids were reviewed and approved at the Care Center board meeting earlier in the evening for three separate projects all under $20,000 each; a new telephone system, cabling for cable TV, and cabling for the computer system.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve pay request #5 for Prairie Construction at the Louisville Care Center in the amount of $347,383.53. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The next item of discussion was cigarette receptacles on Main Street. Prices were reviewed. Ones that matched the trash cans were discussed too. More prices will be gathered and B.U.I.L.D. will be approached to see if they are interested in splitting the cost. No action was taken.

Heidi Warner was present to request a special designated liquor license for the JayCees Louisville Daz Street Dance. Mueller moves, Sherman seconds to approve the special designated liquor license on May 27, 2006 contingent upon the receipt of the sheriff's acknowledgement letter. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Heidi also asked for a street closing for Louisville Daz. Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the following street closings for Louisville Daz: South Depot Street from Thursday, May 25, 2006 to Monday, May 29, 2006 and Main Street, First to Second from 5:00 a.m. May 27, 2006 to 1:00 p.m., and Main Street, Second to Third from 5:00 a.m. on May 27, 2006 to 2:00 a.m. May 28, 2006. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jason McClun was present from the fire department requesting an additional fire hydrant on the north side of the Care Center. Dan will look into where the line will have to come from and what would be the most logical and cost effective way to add a fire hydrant.

Jason also asked if they could have the sheriff's deputies use the meeting room area for their space at the fire station because the office needs to be locked for privacy act reasons. The council feels this would meet the sheriff's department requirements. Mayor Pankonin will call the sheriff and explain the reasons for the change.

Levi Krause reported for the fire/rescue department. He wanted the council to know that a replacement squad needs to be looked into in the next few years.

Michelle Nickolson and Michele Zeluf were present to ask if there was anything they could do for a parking situation in front of the Christian Church on Tuesday afternoons for girl scouts. They meet at the church because of its proximity to the school and the parking spots are always full. They were told it is public parking and it can't be reserved. Their next step is to talk to Bob Copple about the issue.

The clerk has gotten several complaints about parking on the crest of Elm Street by 7 th Street. It is a hazard and no parking signs have been suggested. Christine Hlavac also pointed out that the corner of Maple and 7 th Street is also hazardous. Dan will investigate and a resolution will be presented at the next meeting.

The city has received the information for the Nebraska Department of Roads concerning Highway 50 Corridor Protection. Any improvements within 300 feet either side of the center line of Highway 50 between Springfield and Highway 66 need to be approved by the NDOR.

Mayor Pankonin proclaimed February 14, 2006 as A Day for Hearts – Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day.

A written sheriff's report was circulated. Ruth Ann Hlavac presented a written library report. Circulation is up a little from last year and computer use is constant. They would like to get an electrician to look at and upgrade the lighting. The clerk reported for B.U.I.L.D. She stated that they received a grant for advertising for the Last Hot Sunday in July. There were no reports for the Senior Center or JayCees.

Dan reported for Water, Wastewater and Maintenance. There are 64 pressure reducing valves already installed. The pile of concrete behind the elevator is going to be hauled out and ¼” minus and 3” material hauled in. The crew is going to be working on a road to the proposed well site. JEO is continuing to work on the well and water treatment facility. Dan had a sample of a service line that he showed the council that demonstrated the build up.

Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to enter executive session at 8:51 p.m. to discuss legal issues that relate to contract negotiations for economic development site. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Perzilka moves, Behrns seconds to exit executive session at 9:16 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Sherman moves, Mueller seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:16 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

I, the undersigned clerk, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the proceedings had and done by the Mayor and City Council of Louisville. To the best of my knowledge, the agenda was kept continually current and available for public inspection; and the minutes were in written form and available for public inspection within 10 working days. The minutes are published in summary form. Upon request a complete copy is available at City Hall.

Dee Arias
City Clerk 

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