CITY COUNCIL
Meeting Minutes

July 12, 2007

LOUISVILLE, NE

 

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Thursday, July 12, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Alan Mueller, Council Members Roger Behrns, Clete Petrzilka and Steve Sherman. Council Member Bob Derby was absent. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson, City Supervisor Dan Henry and JEO representative, Justin Stine.

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. Behrns moves, Sherman seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the SENDD and the Kern's Excavating claims. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

A written Sheriff's report was circulated. There were no reports for Fire, Rescue, Library or Senior Center. Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Louisville Care Center. At their meeting earlier this evening, the board discussed a proposal for a 14 passenger bus. A LCC board committee was formed for further investigation. The board also approved a wheel chair lift for the minivan. A garage is in the planning stages but was not discussed at the LCC board meeting. Kari discussed past state inspections. The only deficiencies were in documentation and those have been corrected. Census and marketing ideas were discussed.

Petrzilka moves, Sherman seconds to introduce by title only and adopt on third and final reading, Ordinance #794; Annexation to, and including the water tower. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #795; Definition of litter in the nuisance section of the Louisville Code. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Petrzilka moves, Sherman seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #795. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petrzilka moves, Sherman seconds to approve Resolution 07-05; Support of tire derived fuel for Ash Grove Cement Company. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to award the bid for the water treatment facility (WTF) to Eriksen Construction Company in the amount of $2,648,252.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petrzilka moves, Sherman seconds to approve change order #1 to Eriksen Construction Company for the WTF with a deduction of $167,752.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. These deductions are for the following: remove taxable contractor labor sales tax, owner furnish and install platform grating, owner to provide dewatering, and install schedule 80 pipe in lieu of ductile iron in agreed upon locations in plant.

Mayor Mueller has been approached by an individual that might be interested in the purchase of the option from the City of the business park property. The individual would also be interested in possibly paying a percentage of the engineering study. According to the study, the property is not usable as a business park as intended, so having a residential developer purchase the option would be a definite possibility. The original option will be studied to see if the option is transferable.

Petrzilka moves, Sherman seconds to approve the dues request for Southeast Nebraska Development District (SENDD) in the amount of $1275. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Sherman moves, Behrns seconds to approve the housing dues request for SENDD in the amount of $314. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve the contract with FuCare Consulting Services, Inc. for the Louisville Care Community. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Sherman moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve pay application #1 for Kerns Excavating North Depot Street Project in the amount of $44,302.62. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Dan updated the council on the progress of the maintenance departments. Council Member Sherman asked about the codes on parking in the yard. He thinks that's something that needs to be looked into. The progress on Depot Street was discussed. Dan reported that helping out Springfield is going well. Larry goes up daily and keeps track of his time. It was also noted that the wells are keeping up with current consumption, but putting a strain on the pumps by running as much as 17 hours a day.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

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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