CITY OF LOUISVILLE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

July 12, 2000

LOUISVILLE, NE

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 7:00 p.m., at the City Offices. Present were: Chairman McManis; Trustees: Jim McClun, Frank Evans, Wayne Chriswisser, Kevin Bender; Attorney Morten; several guests.

The convened meeting was open to the public.

Motion by Evans, seconded by Chriswisser to approve the Consent Agenda which includes: City minutes of June 28, 2000; City and Care Center warrants; treasurer's report; investments and transactions; City administrative report; acknowledgment of Planning Commission minutes, no building permits submitted, review of Eldon Hansen variance request; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, McClun, McManis; nay: Bender; motion carried.

Motion by Chriswisser, seconded by McClun to temporarily adjourn as the Board of Trustees at 7:01 pm; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, Bender, McClun, McManis; motion carried. Motion by Evans, seconded by Bender to temporarily convene as the Louisville Board of Adjustment at 7:02 pm; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, Bender, McClun, McManis; motion carried. Motion by Evans, seconded by McClun to open the hearing at 7:03 pm regarding a variance request by Eldon Hansen lot 382 & 383 for a front yard setback and construction of a garage in the Walnut Street right of way; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, Bender, McClun, McManis; motion carried. McManis noted Evans and Chriswisser looked at the lot, others drove by and were familiar with the lot. Planning Commission recommended the request be denied because of improper setbacks. Eldon reasons for variance: the lay of the land [triangular shape of the lot], he would like a garage the same as other residents, and redid his original proposal to a smaller scale and presented it to Board of Adjustment. Motion by Evans, seconded by Bender to deny the existing variance request based upon extension into the street right of way, submit new proposal to the Planning Commission for review, waive $100 fee for 2nd hearing, get current survey for new proposal; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, Bender, McClun, McManis; motion carried. Motion by Bender, seconded by Chriswisser to waive Eldon Hansen $100 fee; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, Bender, McClun, McManis; motion carried. Motion by Chriswisser, seconded by Evans to close the hearing at 7:14 pm; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, Bender, McClun, McManis; motion carried. Motion by Chriswisser, seconded by Bender to adjourn as the Board of Adjustment at 7:14 pm; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, Bender, McClun, McManis; motion carried. Motion by Chriswisser, seconded by McClun to reconvene as the Board of Trustees; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, Bender, McClun, McManis; motion carried.

Eric Obert reviewed the meeting with Roger Rylander and other state officials regarding the Louisville water situation and well locations. Two goals were set: 1) long term: Master Plan, well locations south near the Weeping Water wells or north of the river, design well field and well head protection area, install more than one well, 2) short term: temporary well at the existing well area if all the obstacles of regulations can be overcome; may not be possible but will pursue with several hurdles [septics, monitoring wells, fuel tanks, influence of surface water]. McManis noted the city is working on the issues; #1 well was drilled in 1910, #2 drilled in 1940. Evans stated the average life of a well is 40-50 years. The city is trying to repair identified issues. Wittrock stated #1 is 150 gallon per minute under pressure, #2 is 113 gallon per minute under pressure. Eric was directed by a consensus of the board to proceed with trying to get clearance for a temporary well at the city exiting well location and long term a well field north of the river and the Weeping Water area; no motion was made as requested by the Clerk.

McManis noted the city is pursuing alternate bids for storm sewer at Prairie Hills as opposed to a settling pond. Evans noted the 10" water main is considered and should probably be put in place with the infrastructure. McManis felt the infrastructure should be put in place because the city will not always be short of water. Eric is working on design on the storm sewer. Eric to include the 10" water main in design alternative to 99-1 street district [board did not make a formal motion but was a consensus discussion]. Steve Meisinger asked why 28' verses 25' paving and asked the board to explain their voting. Evans explained his voting position as 1) traffic problems from a wide street to a narrow street, 2) possibility of public entering Louisville on Sandhill Rd from Hwy 50, arterial drive, 3) Hawthorne Ln could become a collector, therefore, the 28' seemed justified. Bender and Chriswisser agreed with 25'. McManis supported 28' street. McClun noted it is a lot of money but he felt the engineering redesign would cost thousands of dollars. Evans noted South Ridge doesn't have a comparable street to Sandhill Rd bringing traffic into town from the highway in which the 25' street in strictly in a residential area. Ronda Anderson stated the South Ridge Subdivision in being required to install sidewalks at building permit application and therefore that is why 25' streets approved. Prairie Hills does not have sidewalks and 28' streets required because of the lack of sidewalks. Motion by Evans, seconded by McClun to request Eric to prepare a cost difference to reengineer from 28' to 25' for savings as opposed to the current design, to include the cost of paving, grading, resurvey, cost of evaluation, interior streets to be 25' if Sandhill Rd absolutely must be 28', have cost/savings for July 26, 2000 meeting; ayes: Evans, Bender, McClun, McManis; abstain: Chriswisser; motion carried.

Discussion: police activity; monitor so speed; cemetery; Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance public policy; library air conditioner; Peoples' Service; maintenance; Waste Management; Main St; nuisances; conflict of interest.

Motion by Chriswisser, seconded by McClun to approve September 2 Jaycees street dance, anticipated to be on Copple Car lot; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, Bender, McClun, McManis; motion carried.

Motion by McClun, seconded by Chriswisser to approve the 2nd Ave block party August 26th 6 pm - midnight, no band, barricades; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, Bender, McClun, McManis; motion carried. Clet Petrzelka asked for a list of restrictions because a fire lane needs kept open. Faubion to provide a list to Clet.

Motion by Evans, seconded by McClun to approve the M E Collins change order #1 $ 25,065 [7" concrete and millings] 99 PW 008 Main St project; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, Bender, McClun, McManis; motion carried.

Motion by Chriswisser, seconded by Bender to approve Dave Pankonin as Care Center Board member due to Phil Pankonin resignation; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, Bender, McManis; abstain: McClun; motion carried.

Motion by Evans, seconded by McClun to approve Resolution 00-31 99 PW 008 [Main St] drawdown #5 and Street District 98-1 warrants; ayes: Evans, McClun, McManis; nay: Chriswisser, Bender; motion carried.

Motion by Evans, seconded by Bender to approve Resolution 00-32 Street District 99-1 [Prairie Hills area] warrants; ayes: Evans, Bender, McClun, McManis; abstain: Chriswisser; motion carried.

Motion by Chriswisser, seconded by Bender to approve Resolution 00-33 Sales tax 1% to include the term capital improvement to meet restricted funds definition exemption; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, Bender, McClun, McManis; motion carried. McManis noted 100 towns with sales tax so non residents can help pay for improvements and requested support.

Motion by Chriswisser, seconded by Evans to rescind 00-24 eliminating the term infrastructure which was replaced by Resolution 00-33 to include the term capital improvement; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, Bender, McClun, McManis; motion carried.

Motion by Chriswisser, seconded by Evans to approve the following water restriction: 1) no watering of lawns or vehicles, 2) no exterior watering on Wed, Sat, or Sun, 3) allowed watering schedule [i.e. shrubs, trees, plantings]: a) east of Walnut St on Monday and Thursday, b) west of Walnut Tuesday and Friday, 4) Human consumption water restriction to be reinstated immediately upon the well drawdown and or static level drops 1 foot, 5) prudent use of water requested; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, McClun, McManis; nay: Bender; motion carried. Chriswisser requested violations be enforced. City maintenance, Wittrock and the board are to enforce violations. Pasco asked how those who are violating are going to be notified, in person, paper stuck in door or what. McManis said if the board is sure someone is violating by watering their lawn the Sheriff will be requested to serve them with notice. Chriswisser stated the Clerk was instructed by two board members to send the June 30th letters. Pasco felt the board should support their decisions.

Motion by Chriswisser, seconded by McClun to enter executive session at 9:00 pm for evaluations, personnel, correspondence; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, Bender, McClun, McManis; motion carried. Motion by Evans, seconded by McClun to exit executive session and adjourn at 9:40 pm; ayes: Evans, Chriswisser, Bender, McClun, McManis; motion carried.

The minutes are published in summary form; upon request a complete copy is available at the City Hall.

Beverly M Dennis
Clerk/Treasurer


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