April 26, 2000


A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Louisville was held on Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 7:00 p.m., at the Village Offices. Present were: Chairman McManis; Trustees: Jim McClun, Frank Evans, Wayne Chriswisser; absent: Kevin Bender; Attorney Morten; 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 board members. Their acknowledgment 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.

Motion by McClun, seconded by Evans to approve the Consent Agenda which includes: Village minutes of April 12, 2000; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, McClun, McManis; absent: Bender; motion carried.

Attorney Morten noted the ordinances reflect the 1999 Legislative Statutory changes, the Village should adopt but some of the captions and code sections need clarified. Morten suggested the ordinances be placed on the May 10th agenda and asked the board review the ordinances prior to the May meeting. Clerk noted ordinances reflecting fiscal management, liquor commission, elections, municipal property and the board powers must be adopted to be consistent with state law. Morten noted the general offenses may have some discretion because citations should be issued under state law. County prosecutor should process the violations under state law.

Main Street project 99 PW 008 was duly advertised for bid. Eric Obert discussed Main St project bids received from M E Collins and L G Roloff for Group A and Group B included 4 bidders [bid tabs attached]. The option for 100 % concrete project requested 6" concrete and should have been 7" due to heavy traffic in town. McClun was concerned over M E Collins being a contractor he did not know. Eric stated Collins does quality work and JEO is very familiar with their work, does full width paving. Collins start date is July 15. There is 100 calendar working days for an asphalt project however Eric saw no reason Collins could not do the concrete within the same number of days; anticipated October completion. All concrete will require some design change [crown] at no cost to the Village. Collins asked if the Village has a need for a pile of asphalt milling, he could bring in the milling machine for a cost and the Village use the milling. Board noted the material could be used as the Senior Center, alleys, bike path, and ball fields. Eric will get a cost from Collins so the board can determine whether this would be cost effective for the Village verses purchasing rock. McClun said the millings could be stored at the shop area. McManis asked if this cost could be a separate from the Main St contract. Eric concurred and will have a cost and estimated tons for the May 10th agenda. Eric noted this is anticipated to be $8,000 - $10,000 difference and could be adjusted by a change order. Insituform was low bid of $38,610 for lining the concrete sewer main. Eric felt this was a good quote and the product will last forever. Eric felt the sewer line to be replaced for the same price as the liner bid because the old main will need dug up and the ground compacted as well as cost the pipe and installation. Insituform will probably be in town in a couple of weeks to do the sewer main if awarded the bid. Motion by Chriswisser, seconded by McClun to approve the bid from Insituform $38,610 sewer main work; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, McClun, McManis; absent: Bender; motion carried. Chriswisser asked if the money was available for a 100% paving of Main St. Clerk had prepared a projected outline of the Main Street total cost verses revenue for the Chairman to discuss with the board [attached]. McManis noted yes. Clerk stated there could be an estimated $50,000 short but felt the funds would be there if needed. Motion by Chriswisser, seconded by Evans to approve M E Collins Group A with alternate 1 of 100% paving project $394,468.10; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, McClun, McManis; absent: Bender; motion carried.

McClun asked when Prairie Hills will be put out for bid. Board noted they are getting a lot of heat because the residents do not want to go through another winter without paving. Eric working on it but needs to get Maxon worked out. Village needs the easement confirmed with Maxon.

Koterzina well test site could be approached by condemnation. Morten felt for a test hole condemnation was a little severe. McClun said to just go across the creek on the Village property. Eric noted the Village could not build there but perhaps look there to see if there is a formation [problems are relation to railroad and creek distance]. Board concurred to do test hole on Village lots SE of 6th St bridge. Evans noted it would be to the Village's advantage to find a source of water that would take care the Village needs and supply others at cost. Chriswisser asked if the Village should try South Bend. This was part of the consortium, which was started last year. McClun mentioned John Hoover property. Eric stated the Mead study is not feasible and selling contaminated water, which has been treated. McClun suggested the Village move over 10' at the shop and drill a new well [many problems associated with the location noted by Eric].

Motion by Chriswisser, seconded by McClun to enter executive session at 7:25 for negotiations; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, McClun, McManis; absent: Bender; motion carried. Motion by Evans, seconded by Chriswisser to exit executive session at 8:17; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, McClun, McManis; absent: Bender; motion carried.

Motion by Chriswisser, seconded by McClun to adjourn at 8:20; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, McClun, McManis; absent: Bender; 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 Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Louisville to the best of my knowledge; that the agenda was kept continually current and available for public inspection; and that the minutes were in written form and available for public inspection within 10 working days; the minutes are published in summary form.

Beverly M Dennis

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