CITY COUNCIL
Meeting Minutes

June 8, 2005

LOUISVILLE, NE



A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Dave Pankonin, Council Members Clete Petrzilka and Roger Behrns. Steve Sherman and Alan Mueller were absent. Also present was City Supervisor Dan Henry.

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 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.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to continue this meeting at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at city hall due to lack of quorum. Ayes – 2, nays – none. Motion carried.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to adjourn. Ayes – 2, nays – none. Motion carried.

Meeting was called to order by Mayor Pankonin at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at city hall. Present: Mayor Dave Pankonin, and Council Members Clete Petrzilka, Alan Mueller, Roger Behrns and Steve Sherman. Also present: City Attorney Roger Johnson, City Supervisor Dan Henry and several guests.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Pankonin updated the council on the Cass/Sarpy Landfill. Cass County Commissioners voted to withdraw the Cass County sites from consideration and a solid waste steering committee has been formed to look at alternatives. Mayor Pankonin is on that committee and will keep the council informed.

Mueller moves, Behrns seconds to approve the JagWire Lease Agreement as submitted pending JagWire’s acceptance of the agreement. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the agreement between the City of Louisville and Cass County for 6th Street bridge replacement. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The council reviewed a memo from Todd Skoog regarding the NRD regional water/wastewater system. This was an update from a meeting on June 3, 2005. There was also a letter from Rural Water endorsing the Louisville water supply idea.

Cory Chubb was present to request reserved parking for a poker run on June 25, 2005. There is not a conflict with the Cornhusker Country Music Theater. Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve reserved parking on June 25, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. to noon and from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on the west side of Main Street in front of Good Times Saloon and around the corner to the south and west. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The council members reviewed bid tab sheets from three different companies for liability insurance. The sealed bids were publicly opened and read aloud June 8, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. Representatives were present from two of the companies. Tecumseh Insurance bid was low when considering that without a coverage not included by the next low bidder the premium was $300.00 less. Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the bid from Tecumseh Insurance for liability insurance in the amount of $33,903.00 beginning July 1, 2005. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Pankonin nominated for reappointment Mark Leibman and Del Stites to the Economic Development Application Review Committee for three year terms. Mueller moves, Sherman seconds to approve the reappointments. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. 

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center. She stated the staff is planning an informational forum on June 29th at the Care Center at 7:00 p.m. regarding the assisted living facility. She is still working on Medicare Certification. There were no reports for fire, rescue, JayCees, Senior Center, B.U.I.L.D., or library. Dan reported for water/wastewater/maintenance. On July 9th, Rural Water is coming to do a water rate study. A pump test will be done in the next couple of days on the test well at Game & Parks. The 3rd Street paving project is underway and will be the biggest project this season.

City Supervisor Dan Henry discussed street repairs and widening at the Post Office. Mayor Pankonin stated that Louisville LLC owned the Post Office building and that he and his brother and sister were the members of the LLC, and that it was in favor of the street repairs and widening with the clear understanding that the LLC will pay for all of the costs including, but not limited to, the city’s rate for labor, equipment rental and materials since the widening will result in the removal of a tree, a retaining wall and the widening of the curb cut for the entrance to the property. Total charges will be invoiced to Louisville LLC when the work is complete.

Petrzilka moves, Mueller seconds to enter executive session for legal reasons concerning the regional water supply issues and land acquisition for economic development at 7:37 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petrzilka moves, Mueller seconds to exit executive session at 7:58 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mueller moves, Sherman seconds to adjourn the regular meeting at 7:59 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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