CITY COUNCIL
Meeting Minutes

February 9, 2005

LOUISVILLE, NE


A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, February 9, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Dave Pankonin, Council Members Clete Petrzilka, Alan Mueller, Roger Behrns and Steve Sherman. 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. City Supervisor Dan Henry spoke in favor of the revised plan to include Sixth Street Bridge and Eastwood Drive Extension, and to move Sixth Street Bridge to the One year plan. No one spoke in opposition. Petrzilka moves, Mueller seconds to close the public hearing on the One and Six Year Road Plan at 7:09 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. 

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to open the public hearing for an amendment to the official zoning map and zoning classification from R-1 to B-2 located at Lot 139, Original Town, Louisville, Nebraska. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Melody Stohlmann spoke in favor. No one spoke in opposition. Mr. Jim Hrabik previously submitted a letter in opposition. Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to close the public hearing at 7:24 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. 

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve Resolution 05-02; One and Six Year Road Plan with Sixth Street Bridge placed in the One Year Plan. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. 

Mueller moves, Sherman seconds to suspend the three required statutory readings and introduce for passage and approval on first reading, by title only, Ordinance #769; Zoning Map Amendment for Lot 139, Original Town, Louisville, Nebraska. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to adopt on third and final reading, by title only, Ordinance #769. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. 

Discussion concerning exception to vendor fees per ordinance for Louisville Daz, which is consistent with cities including Weeping Water and Nebraska City, as approved event sponsored by a non-profit organization. No further action taken. 

Kendra Drake was present from the JayCees to report that they contracted a carnival again this year for Louisville Daz. No street closings will be necessary as far as Kendra knows. She also stated they would like to have a dunk booth and Bingo again this year. They would like to have these events in the bank parking lots, so nothing is necessary from the city; she just wanted the council to be aware of the activities. 

Kendra also reported for the JayCees. 

Katie Leibman and Michael Sjogren were present from Louisville High School Student Council. In the spring, they would like to do some painting and repair at the city park, including the picnic shelter, picnic tables, playground equipment and the basketball court. They would like to know if the city could fund this project. It would consist of paint and supplies. Mueller moves, Behrns seconds to approve funding the project with Dan’s coordination. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. 

Ruth Hlavac reported for the library. She presented a written report that is a duplicate of what she sends to the State Library Commission. It contains information regarding the facility, finances, materials, circulation and services. She reminded the council that the library still needs new back doors. 

Sherman moves, Behrns seconds to approve the subordination agreement for CDBG client # 99-LOU-06. Roll call vote: ayes – Petrzilka, Behrns, Sherman; abstain – Mueller. Motion carried. 

Three bids opened and read aloud for pressure reducing valves and resetters: National Waterworks, Stander Ace Hardware and Utility Equipment Company. City Supervisor recommended rejecting all bids and rebidding with different specifications and other changes. Mueller moves, Sherman seconds to reject all bids. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. 

Jason McClun was present to report for the Fire Department. He explained that in the past, the department has received grants for equipment and he listed those things received. This year, the state is requiring that cities adopt resolutions to accept these grant funds to prove that the cities are aware of these grants. Sherman moves, Mueller seconds to adopt Resolution 05-03; Authorizing the Fire Department to Accept Grant Money. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. 

The written sheriff’s report was circulated. 

Mayor Pankonin reported for Louisville Care Center. They are looking for a new board member and they will have their recommendation next month. They are also having a building committee meeting February 17, 2005 at 4:00 at the Care Center. 

There were no reports for B.U.I.L.D., water/wastewater/maintenance or Senior Center. 

Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to enter executive session for legal reasons at 8:25 p.m. Ayes – 4, nays – none. Motion carried. Sherman moves, Behrns seconds to exit executive session at 9:26 p.m. Ayes – 4, nays – none. Motion carried. 

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:27 p.m. Ayes – 4, nays – none. Motion carried. 

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, that 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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