CITY COUNCIL
Meeting Minutes

April 12 , 2006

LOUISVILLE, NE

 

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, April 12, 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 with the exception of the Care Center claim for Prairie Construction and the City claim for Maguire Iron which will be discussed later in the meeting. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to open the public hearing at 7:03 p.m. to consider the acquisition of a leasehold and a temporary easement interest in real estate as described in notice to build, maintain and repair water wells and water main with appurtenances and accessories. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. No public comment or objections were made. Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to close the public hearing at 7:04 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mueller moves, Behrns seconds to approve Resolution 06-05; Support for Missouri River Bridge at Plattsmouth. The resolution was read into the record. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve Resolution 06-06; Support for Plattsmouth Bypass. The resolution was read into the record. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve Resolution 06-07; To Authorize the Mayor to Execute Agreement with Nebraska Game & Parks Commission for Well Field. The resolution was read into the record. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Roger Kuhn and Jim Swenson were thanked for all their help in getting the lease agreement done, presented and signed by the NE Game & Parks Commissioners.

Sherman moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the purchase of six cigarette receptacles for Main Street at $66 each as proposed by the clerk. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mueller moves, Behrns seconds to approve the appointments of Terri Scholting, Dee Henry, Alan Mueller, Steve Rose and Maureen Gulizia to the application review committee for the economic development plan. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Mueller moves, Behrns seconds to approve the appointments of Shellie Fickler, Kurt Lamb, Ron Renner, Kitran Geise and Joan Knott to the citizen advisory review committee for the economic development plan. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. These committees needed to be updated for various reasons, such as some members had moved out of town, one has since become a council member, and some had other commitments.

Mueller moves, Behrns seconds to approve the agreement with Certified Payments to accept credit card payments for utility bills. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. There will be no cost to the city for this service; there will be a 4% convenience fee that the customer will pay.

Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the Housing Rehab Management Services Contract with Southeast Nebraska Development District. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, Mueller seconds to accept the financial statement and the report will be on file at the city office. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The next agenda item was a discussion of the county minor in possession resolution. The county attorney was looking for a resolution of support at the last meeting. Roger Johnson has samples of resolutions of support and the council decided the more generic one was more appropriate. That resolution will be prepared for the next meeting.

Behrns moves, Mueller seconds to approve pay request #6 for Prairie Construction in the amount of $197,670.65 for the Louisville Care Center/Assisted Living Project. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve change order #3 in the amount of $18,350.00 for the Louisville Care Center/Assisted Living Project. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Louisville Care Center. A new board member will be recommended at the next meeting to replace Loyd Braack. Typically, census remains low in the summertime. Tours will be held at the new facility during Louisville Daz. There has been a very strong interest in the assisted living facility. The Medicare certification has made a huge difference in the Care Center.

Sherman moves, Mueller seconds to approve reserved parking spots on April 15, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in front of Coop de Ville and the Cornhusker Music Theater for an Easter Bonnet Parade. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Candy McClun was present to request permission for the Firemen's Auxiliary for a fireworks stand. She explained the procedures and benefits of going through Bellino Fireworks. Bellino provides the license, certificate of insurance and all of the equipment. The auxiliary plans to split the profits with the JayCees again this year because they need the manpower to run the stand. Petrzilka moves, Sherman seconds to approve the firemen's auxiliary fireworks stand from June 25, 2006 to July 4, 2006. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mueller moves, Behrns seconds to approve pay application #7 to Maguire Iron in the amount of $33,426.28 for the water tower. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dave Wedekind was present to sign the bill of sale to turn over the water infrastructure in Timber Ridge to the city. He stated that the plan was to divide some of the ten acre lots into smaller lots. This would require rezoning the property.

A written sheriff's report was circulated. Jason McClun reported for the fire/rescue department. There are some concerns about the building, one being the south wall at the station leaks after a big rain. Dan will look into hiring a roofing contractor to look at it and give a recommendation. Also, some lights are out above the bay doors and new bulbs didn't last, so Cleary Electric has been called to look at those. Jason also presented a written report. Jason was thanked for all his work and was told to pass along the appreciation to the other members.

Steve reported for the JayCees. Dan reported that Dan Hrabik proposed $1100 to repair the bricks on the library. The library has a trust fund for building repairs and will be done as soon as possible. Clete also reported for the library. He worked on repairing the lens in the light fixtures. They are an odd size and Cleary Electric will order some. Clete also reported for the Senior Center. He had been approached about repairs to the building. Dan and Alan believe that there are no footings under the entrance section of the center and believe the structural problems are extensive in the rest of the building. The question is where to start and where to stop with repairs, or should the council think long term with a whole new facility. S.U.B.B. Contractors will be contacted to have them check it out, and decide from there what needs to be done. The clerk reported for B.U.I.L.D. The banners are in, purchased by businesses. New officers have been appointed because of resignations. Dee Arias is the new secretary and John Plucknett is the new treasurer.

Dan presented a written report for water/wastewater/maintenance listing all current and future projects including main well pump cleaning, pressure reducing valves, isolation valves, road clearing to new well site, 6 th Street repair, water main under railroad tracks, controls and alarms for well and wastewater plant, water treatment facility design and placement, replace fire hydrants, flush hydrant installation, nuisance letters follow-through, alley paving, boring under highway and installation of new water main.

Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to enter executive session at 8:40 p.m. to discuss legal and personnel issues. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Perzilka moves, Sherman seconds to exit executive session at 9:23 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, Mueller seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:24 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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