Meeting Minutes

June 14 , 2006


A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Dave Pankonin, Council Members Clete Petrzilka, Alan Mueller, Roger Behrns and Steve Sherman. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson and 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 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. There was some discussion about the previous month's minutes. Council Member Sherman wanted it clarified that it appears he voted against paying $600 a month for the employee's health insurance. In actuality he wanted to increase the benefit for the employees. Behrns moves, Sherman seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the Care Center claim for Prairie Construction which will be discussed later in the meeting. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Nancy Braswell was present from the Sarpy/Cass Department of Health & Wellness to give a pandemic flu overview. She had brochures for the council members with extras to leave for the general public. The council and Mayor thanked Council Member Behrns for his involvement with this committee.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Louisville Care Center. She was happy to report that the Care Center just completed their state health survey with only one minor deficiency. She was extremely proud of the staff for those results. 175 people toured the facility during their sneak peak at Louisville Daz. A tentative open house has been scheduled on August 27, 2006. The kitchen renovations will start on June 26th and they will be cooking out of the assisted living kitchen during that time. The driveway is currently being poured. The temporary entrance signs can be removed in a week. They have started purchasing furniture and window coverings for the new facility. Census is holding in the long term care facility and medicare is working very well. They are having a pandemic flu presentation at the care center next Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. and the public is invited. She mentioned concerns about not having a fire hydrant in the front of the building. Dan said he would work on getting that into next year's budget.

Mueller moves, Sherman seconds to approve pay request #9 for Prairie Construction in the amount of $235,235.65 for LCC Assisted Living Facility. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory reading of Ordinance #782; Sex Offenders Restrictions. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. The ordinance was read into the record. Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #782. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dick Berner and Bob Copple were not present but the council looked at an available plat map. The plan is to come to the planning commission on July 3, 2006 with a preliminary plat and zoning change request then to the city council at the July 12 th meeting. The final plat will then be discussed at the August meeting.

Petrzilka moves, Mueller seconds to approve the subordination agreement with rehabilitation applicant #99 LOU 10. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan gave an extensive update of the water treatment facility and wells. He showed the council the proposed design of the treatment plant and how it lays on the property. It is designed for 1500 gallons/minute capacity. Backwash recovery isn't looking favorable at this time. A geotech bore will determine the depth of the clear well. The permits have been obtained from NRD for the wells. Dan went to Manhattan, Kansas to look at wells that would be the same as those suggested for Louisville. He presented pictures to the council. They are unsightly and Dan suggested presenting Game & Parks with a proposal for well buildings instead of these types of wells. Dan is meeting with Jim Swenson this week and will propose buildings that match the bathhouses at the park. Dan also suggested starting recording the results of the monitoring wells as soon as they are installed this fall.

Behrns moves, Mueller seconds to approve the proposal and contract with Thiele Geotech, Inc. for geotechnical exploration related to the water treatment facility in the amount of $2,225. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The Stastny nuisance was the next topic of discussion. The next step in the nuisance abatement procedure will be followed. Notice will be given of a public hearing in this matter and the property owner will be served with a copy of the notice.

Sherman moves, Behrns seconds to approve the following street closings for B.U.I.L.D.'s “Last Hot Sunday in July” - July 30, 2006: Main Street from 1 st to 3 rd Streets and 2 nd Street from Cherry to the alley east of Main Street from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

A Sheriff's report was circulated. There were no reports for fire/rescue, JayCees or the Senior Center. Dan reported for water, wastewater and maintenance. The crew has been working on inserting water valves on the mains for better isolation when necessary. The map is inaccurate and when all work is finished, a new map will be made. He also reported that there is one big PRV left to put in at the State Park plus several residential ones to do. He plans to put water in the new tower at the end of the month. The pressure will be especially high the first time the tower is filled. This spike in pressure will probably be the first week of July. Dan also reported that the current well is pumping close to capacity at this time.

The brickwork was completed on the library and was matched as closely as possible. The lenses in the light fixtures were also changed in the front room of the library and the brightness is very obvious. The clerk reported that B.U.I.L.D. would like to erect a flagpole as a memorial for Lynn Berner-Smith in front of city hall. There was no objection to that idea.

Petrzilka moves, Mueller seconds to enter executive session at 8:36 p.m. for legal reasons pertaining to real estate negotiations for the proposed industrial park. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to exit executive session at 9:01 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:02 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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