CITY COUNCIL
Meeting Minutes

March 14, 2007

LOUISVILLE, NE


A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Alan Mueller, Council Members Roger Behrns, Bob Derby and Steve Sherman. Clete Petrzilka was absent. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson and 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 Mueller called the meeting to order, stated that the Open Meetings Act is posted at the rear of the room and asked the council to review the consent agenda. Behrns moves, Sherman seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Sherman moves, Derby seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #793; Water/Sewer Rates. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Sherman moves, Derby seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #793. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, Derby seconds to approve and authorize the execution of the contract for Phase I consulting services between the City and Olsson Associates for site development services with minor changes as recommended by the attorney. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Mueller and City Supervisor, Dan Henry met with the county roads superintendent and a US Army Corps of Engineer representative regarding 6th Street Bridge. The county is proceeding with the construction of a new bridge. After permits and applications, it’s possible the bid letting could be as early as September. The project will take approximately 120 days to complete. The design of the new bridge will eliminate the alley entrance to the east on the south side. The city’s agreement with the county is to pay for engineering and that has been budgeted. The state will inspect the bridge in the next 60 days and will likely be closed at that time.

Mayor Mueller attended a meeting with Doug Johnson regarding Tourism TV. The concept is to have a 30 minute TV production about Louisville which would be aired on cable access TV with all the tourist regions in the state. Included with the production is a 3-5 minute video that can be reproduced for tourism or economic development reasons. Mayor Mueller suggested that the Care Center might be interested in showcasing the new assisted living facility. Or the city could have a short video that showcased the new business park. Any video could also be available on the website. The total cost of the project is $3,435.10 and economic development money could be used for this project. Other funding sources will be looked into and a contract will be presented at the next meeting.

Jack & Marilyn Healey have requested a stop sign at the intersection of 2nd and Oak Streets westbound. Bob Derby did some work there recently and stated it is hard to see backing out of their driveway. There was a stop sign there at one time. It will be replaced.

Another stop sign issue at 7th and Sandhill Road was discussed. The stop sign at 7th and Hazel Street was a temporary sign during construction at the Care Center. It will be removed and placed at 7th and Sandhill Road. Behrns moves, Sherman seconds to approve the placement of a stop sign eastbound at 7th and Sandhill Road. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Sherman moves, Derby seconds to approve change order #1 from K.W. Boring, Inc. for a decrease of $2305.00 on Railroad and Highway Crossing Project. The casing size was decreased and the depth was raised for water table reasons. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Derby moves, Sherman seconds to award the bid for water/sewer materials for 2007 North Depot Street project to the lowest bidder, HD Supply Waterworks of $36,966.65. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

No bids were received for well house materials.

Behrns moves, Sherman seconds to award the bid for well house construction to the lowest bidder, Stohlmann Construction for $22,650.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Sherman moves, Derby seconds to award the bid for 2007 North Depot Street Water, Sewer and Paving Improvements to the lowest bidder, Kerns Excavating for $73,437.13. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Derby moves, Sherman seconds to award the bid for brickwork of the well houses to the only bidder, Simonson Masonry for $0.74/brick. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Derby moves, Sherman seconds to accept the financial statement for year ending 9/30/06. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Sherman moves, Behrns seconds to approve the appointment of Cory Chubb to the planning commission to replace Brian Orr until June 2008. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, Sherman seconds to approve the appointment of Kitran Geise as an alternate to the Board of Adjustments to replace Bob Derby. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was a lengthy discussion about a water main extension to provide a fire hydrant to the northwest corner of assisted living facility. Dan’s estimate for materials and permits to use the state right-of-way would be $8500.00. No council action was taken.

Derby moves, Sherman seconds to approve the special designated liquor license for the JayCees Beer Garden for Louisville Daz on May 26, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. to be located at Copple Chevrolet-GMC lot at 3rd and Main Streets. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Sherman moves, Derby seconds to approve the JayCees street closing request for Louisville Daz, May 26, 2007 from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Main Street from First to Third and Third Street west of Main for the parade and 2nd Street from Main east to the alley. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports for Fire, Rescue, JayCees, Care Center, Library or Senior Center.

John Plucknett reported for B.U.I.L.D. The Trivia Contest will be held on April 20. Louisville will be promoted as a “Hot Spot” for wireless internet users. The baseball park has been moved from Cedar Creek to Missouri Valley. Weeping Water is forming an economic development group which will help with the county’s economic development.

Dan reported for water, wastewater and maintenance. The engineer’s estimates are close on the well houses and low on the North Depot Street project. These costs are being monitored very closely. The water treatment facility building is being designed now and changes are being made to keep the final cost lower. Costs between stainless steel and aluminum are great. All of these things will be taken into consideration. The size of the clear well may have to be decreased to compensate for the water table level at the treatment facility site. The wells are dug and the casings are in place. Piping still needs to be done. Then the well houses can be built. Some patching will be done on the streets next week. Mayor Mueller thanked Dan and the crew for their great job doing snow removal.

Derby moves, Sherman seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:04 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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