CITY COUNCIL
Meeting Minutes

May 11, 2005

LOUISVILLE, NE



A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Dave Pankonin, Council Members Clete Petrzilka, Roger Behrns and Steve Sherman. Alan Mueller was absent. Also present were 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, Behrns seconds to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote; ayes – Petrzilka, Behrns, Sherman, nays – none, absent – Mueller. Motion carried. 

Council Member Mueller and City Attorney Roger Johnson entered the meeting. 

A Market Assessment/Financial Feasibility Report concerning the Care Center’s assisted living facility was discussed. Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve Resolution 05-05; A Call for Special Election for Care Center Addition & Improvements on July 12, 2005. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. 

Kari Wockenfuss & Steve Amundson reported for the Care Center. They summarized the Market Assessment/Financial Feasibility Report. 

The jagWireless Agreement was moved until after executive session. 

Issues regarding the proposed Cass County Landfill Site Selection were discussed. No action was taken. 

The interlocal agreement with Cass County for 6th Street Bridge was discussed.

Corey Chubb was present to discuss a Poker Run on June 25, 2005 sponsored by the Louisville Area JayCees for Make a Wish Foundation. He would like reserved parking and a beer garden on that day. The beer garden would be out his back door to the alley encompassing his property only. There would be snow fence and security and the extra space will help with overflow from inside. This poker run will begin and end in Louisville, so registration would be from 10:30 a.m. to noon and he would like cones at that time to keep registration organized and would like the street closed from 5:00 p.m. to bar closing. He would like permission for the beer garden from noon to 1:00 a.m. Corey will check with the Country Music Theater to see if they have an event that day and come back next month to request the reserved parking. Sherman moves, Behrns seconds to approve the beer garden request for Goodtimes Saloon on June 25, 2005 from noon to 1:00 a.m. contingent upon the sheriff’s letter confirming that there will be sufficient law enforcement available during that time. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. 

Water rates were discussed to service the water tower debt. City Supervisor, Dan Henry asked for guidance on how the council wants the rates structured. Some options include raising the service charge that includes the first 3000 gallons used per month, a tiered rate system that charges more for high volume users or a distinction between residential and commercial rates. Mayor Pankonin felt a combination of options was fair. Roger Johnson suggested coming up with some alternatives and the council can decide at the next meeting which is best. 

Petrzilka moves, Sherman seconds to excuse Roger Johnson from the June 8, 2005 meeting. Roll call vote: ayes – Petrzilka, Behrns, Sherman; nays – Mueller. Motion carried. 

The next agenda item concerns a fireworks stand for the Louisville Firemen Auxiliary and the JayCees. Bellino Fireworks has contacted the two organizations, and the auxiliary and JayCees will help run the tent and earn a portion of the profits. Bellino Fireworks guaranteed the organizations would earn $5,000 in profits. Mueller moves, Sherman seconds to allow the fire auxiliary and the JayCees, in connection with Bellino Fireworks, to sell fireworks from June 25 through July 4. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. 

Item 7B was moved to executive session.

Mueller moves, Sherman seconds to approve the Pay Application No. 1 to Maguire Iron. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. 

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to reappoint Alan Mueller to a three year term retroactive to June 2004 to the Application Review Committee of the Economic Development Plan. Roll call vote: ayes – Petrzilka, Behrns, Sherman; abstain – Mueller. Motion carried. Roger Behrns officially resigned from the Economic Development Citizen’s Advisory Committee. 

Mueller moves, Sherman seconds to approve the contract documents with LFW Sandblasting and Painting for the water tower demolition contingent upon all insurance certification before work begins. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. 

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to authorize the execution of contract for LFW Sandblasting & Painting. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. 

Health insurance was moved until after executive session. 

Behrns moves, Mueller seconds to approve the agreement with South Bend Lakes, Inc. to conduct sampling at waste water facility. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. 

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Jason McClun reported for the fire/rescue department. There was also a discussion regarding a letter from Bill Cover regarding emergency training for all elected and appointed officials in the county. Jason is going to work on maybe getting a training class in Louisville to make it more convenient. There were no reports for Senior Center. Heidi Warner reported for the JayCees. She said Louisville Daz is coming up, as well as hit/pitch/run contest, and highway cleanup. She also reminded everyone about blood mobile on June 25. Clete reported that the librarian had approached him about replacing the back doors at the library. They are an unusual size and they have been waiting a long time for replacement. Roger Behrns suggested a 48” door and cement blocking in the frame. Clete is going to follow up and see if a 48” door is sufficient. Dan reported for water/wastewater/maintenance. John Plucknett and Nancy McManis reported for B.U.I.L.D. The committee would like to promote Louisville to Mahoney State Park visitors because the road construction from the park to Ashland is in process this summer. Some upcoming events include “Spring into Louisville” on May 21 and the Louisville Daz Parade on May 28. 

Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to enter executive session to discuss legal matters regarding the jagWire lease of space on the water tower, negotiations concerning acquiring real estate for economic development and an appraisal of the same and personnel matters, at 8:32 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petrzilka moves, Mueller seconds to exit executive session and reenter regular session at 9:28 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mueller moves, Sherman seconds to authorize Dan, Dee and Roger Johnson to negotiate the contract with jagWire with terms discussed in executive session. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. 

Sherman moves, Behrns seconds to hire Appraisal One to perform commercial appraisal on the economic development project. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. 

Petrzilka moves, Mueller seconds to direct the preparation of an ordinance reflecting a change in insurance premium payment from $500 to $600 per month per employee with health insurance coverage. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. 

Petrzilka moves, Sherman seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:31 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, 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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