CITY COUNCIL
Meeting Minutes

June 13 , 2007

LOUISVILLE, NE

 

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Alan Mueller, Council Members Roger Behrns, Clete Petrzilka, Bob Derby and Steve Sherman. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson, City Supervisor Dan Henry and 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. Sherman moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the Sargent Drilling claim. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Sherman moves, Derby seconds to introduce by title only for first reading Ordinance #794; Annexation of Certain Territories up to and including the new water tower. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Ordinance #794 was read into the record.

The community input meeting held on Monday, June 11, 2007 regarding the business park was discussed. Olsson and Associates made a presentation to 25 audience members. The presentation included handouts, a powerpoint display and concept drawings. Items discussed included site analysis, redevelopment concept review, financial analysis and recommendations. The firm will be presenting a final report at the next meeting. Olsson and Associates performance was complemented.

Georgie Scurfield was present from Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to introduce herself and make the council aware of the organization. CASA is a volunteer organization that helps the court meet the social needs of children. The majority of the children are innocent of any crimes, but whose parents are in the court system. Pamphlets were distributed and extras left at the city office with the hopes of recruiting volunteers for the program.

Future Technologies is still waiting to hear if the city is interested in renting out space on the new water tower for wireless internet service. The city is still in the process of trying to contact the company with the existing contract. The current company has yet to honor their contract and contact will be attempted again this month. No action was taken.

Options for financing of the new rescue squad were discussed. Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve an $80,000.00 unsecured loan with a 5% interest rate from Home State Bank for the purchase of the new rescue squad. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The council was presented with information regarded the current meter reading equipment, which is scheduled to become obsolete within the year. Parts for the current handheld machine will become unavailable by December, 2007. The clerk wanted the council to be aware of the situation and to consider replacement as a budget item in the next fiscal year. More information will be gathered.

Derby moves, Sherman seconds to approve the Fire Auxiliary and JayCees fireworks stand from June 25 through July 4, 2007 east of Taylor Quik Pik. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, Sherman seconds to approve the parking stall closing request from Terri Scholting for the three stalls in front of her storefront at 128 Main Street on August 3, 2007 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. for an anniversary celebration. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Derby seconds to approve the street closing request for B.U.I.L.D.'s Last Hot Sunday in July event on July 29, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. including Main Street from 2 nd to 3 rd and 2 nd Street from alley to alley east and west of Main Street. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Bids were opened on June 6, 2007 for the water treatment facility. The bids were significantly higher than engineer's estimates. Meetings have been held with the apparent low bidder to see if anything could be cut without jeopardizing quality. The contractor said the project had already been cut to minimum, but the city might want to consider schedule 80 plastic pipe in some areas instead of ductile iron. He will come back with a change order for that request. The Mayor and Council President also met with bond counsel to discuss various options for financing the overage. His recommendation would be to do inter-fund borrowing instead of bonding more money. Mayor Mueller suggested a 2 nd regular meeting in June to further discuss this matter and award the bid. No council action was taken.

Petrzilka moves, Derby seconds to approve pay application #2 for Sargent Drilling in the amount of $59,049.62 for the 2006 Municipal Well Project. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Sherman seconds to approve change order #2 for Sargent Drilling with an increase in the amount of $3,847.75 for the 2006 Municipal Well Project. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, Derby seconds to approve housing rehab 07-LOU/REUSE-04. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

A written sheriff's report was circulated. There were no reports for fire, rescue or Senior Center. Mayor Mueller reported for the library. There is some graffiti on a plaque that Council Member Sherman is going to see about getting repaired and cleaned. The bird nest in the entryway will also be removed and cleaned. Roger Behrns reported for the Care Center. They approved the cost of a fire hydrant at the north side of the assisted living facility. Dan reported for water, wastewater and maintenance. The alley behind the city office has been completed. This repair was funded from the CRA money. Dan also reported some sewer problems on Depot Street. Kerns was supposed to start today on Depot Street but was delayed because of the rain. Strategy for completion of Depot Street was discussed. The engineer's estimates of the water treatment facility were discussed again.

Petrzilka moves, Derby seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:24 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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