CITY COUNCIL
Meeting Minutes

August 9 , 2006

LOUISVILLE, NE


A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, August 9, 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 and several guests. Mayor Pankonin stated that the Open Meetings Act is posted at the rear of the room.

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. Mueller moves, Behrns seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the Care Center claim for Prairie Construction and the City claim for Maguire Iron which will be discussed later in the meeting. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to open the public hearing for the consideration of the final plat for The Ridges at 7:02 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Final plat maps and covenants were reviewed as well as the developer's agreement. No public comment, questions or objections were made. Petrzilka moves, Mueller seconds to close the public hearing at 7:04 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mueller moves, Behrns seconds to approve Resolution 06-08; The Approval of Final Plat for The Ridges Subdivision. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #785; the maintenance and repair of water mains, supply pipes, curb stops, service pipes and water meters. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Clarification was made that this ordinance would make the city responsible for the water main and meter only and the property owner responsible for all other materials necessary for maintenance and repairs to water lines. No motion was made to adopt Ordinance #785 on third and final reading.

US Cellular Option/Lease for an antenna on water tower was moved to executive session at the end of the meeting at the request of the city attorney.

Mueller moves, Behrns seconds to approve the subdivision agreement between the City and the Developers of The Ridges. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mueller moves, Sherman seconds to approve pay application #11 for Prairie Construction in the amount of $26,599.18 for the Louisville Care Center. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center. September 6, 2006 will be the opening date of the Assisted Living Facility for new residents. Grand opening will be August 27, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Finalization punch lists are being prepared.

It was noted in state statutes that housing authority members can live within a 10 mile radius of the city in which they serve. Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the reappointment of Terri Scholting to the Louisville Housing Authority for a 4 year term. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mueller moves, Petrzlika seconds to approve the reappointment of Phil Pankonin to the Louisville Housing Authority for a 4 year term. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jerry Dowling was present to discuss sewer repair reimbursement at 309 E 6 th Street. The city attorney looked up the ordinance and it states that the homeowner is responsible for all sewer pipes from the sewer main to the house. No council action was taken.

Behrns moves, Mueller seconds to approve the recommendation of acceptance from Maguire Iron for the water tower. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve pay application #10 and final from Maguire Iron for the water tower in the amount of $5,000.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mueller moves, Behrns seconds to approve the street closing request of 2 nd Ave. Circle on August 19, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. to midnight the for the Annual Eastwood Block Party. Roll call vote: ayes Mueller, Behrns, Sherman; abstain Petrzilka. Motion carried.

Preliminary budget was discussed. The estimated bond levy is 0.23202 and the general levy is 0.45255. This estimate is based on last year's valuation so those figures will change when the current year's valuations are inserted. Proposed capital expenditures were also discussed. Some items proposed are a new pickup, snowplows, tractor trade, bobcat trade/upgrade, a dump truck and continued backhoe lease. The dump truck would be used for sludge hauling and the hauling of broken concrete. Both of these things are being done by outside carriers now and could be done with city employees and the right equipment. This tandem axle dump truck would require CDL licenses for those using the truck. The full time maintenance workers were told at last year's review to start working on CDL licenses, but so far none have complied. Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to require full time maintenance employees to have Class B, CDL licenses with air brake and tanker endorsements effective January 1, 2007. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

A written sheriff's report was circulated. There were no reports for Fire, Rescue, JayCees, Library or Senior Center. Steve reported for B.U.I.L.D., stating that the Last Hot Sunday in July was a success. Dan reported for water, wastewater and maintenance. It is probable that SRF financing will not be available for the well field. He also reported that the tower will go online when water main work is done at First and Cherry Streets. Third Street reconstruction is done. There are two fire hydrants that need to be replaced.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to enter executive session to discuss legal issues related to US Cellular Option/Lease for an antenna on the water tower at 8:17 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Mayor Pankonin restated the purpose of the executive session. Mueller moves, Petrzilka seconds to exit executive session at 8:44 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The US Cellular Option/Lease has been tabled.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 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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