CITY COUNCIL

September 12, 2001

LOUISVILLE, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, September 12, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Dan Henry, Council President Rod Petersen and Council Members Dave Pankonin, Greg Manley and Don Harris. Also present were Attorney Roger Johnson and several 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. 

Motion by Petersen, second by Harris to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote: Pankonin, aye; Manley, aye; Petersen, aye; Harris, aye. Motion carried.

Alice Read addressed the council regarding the large number of children riding bicycles on the streets and sidewalks and their disregard for traffic laws and rules. Roger Johnson stated that Ordinance 5-601 requires bicycle riders to observe all traffic signs, stop at all stop signs, have a visible headlight, etc. Dave Pankonin suggested the newspaper be contacted with an article advising of the ordinance and that the county deputies have been warned by the council to enforce the ordinance. Dave also suggested the school be contacted about instructing the upper elementary students in bike safety. Mayor Henry is reluctant to have tickets written immediately unless there is someone who cannot be controlled. The clerk suggested the Jay Cees might be interested in providing this type of class. The clerk will contact the Jay Cees, the newspaper and the school regarding the problem. 

Wayne Chriswisser asked about the possibility of painting a double yellow line on Main Street to deter people making illegal U-turns to park. This was discussed in a prior council meeting and was decided that the double yellow line would probably not do any good and would fade in a year's time. The deputy that was present noted it is difficult to enforce turning laws without a line being painted. Roger Johnson said he might be able to draft an ordinance if a no U-turn sign was posted. The deputy said they run into this problem in a lot of communities in trying to find a law that covers it. When someone turns in to park they are not really making a U-turn since they have not changed direction. This will be discussed further at the next meeting. 

Mayor Henry introduced Todd Workman. Todd is starting a pre-cast concrete business where the old Quality Trailers was located. Todd was formerly with Wilson Concrete. Curb inlet tops, railroad products, parking curbs and stepping-stones will be some of the products he will be producing. Todd will offer delivery of some of the products and the railroad products will be trucked and possibly shipped by rail car in the future. 

Motion by Pankonin, second by Petersen to open the Budget Hearing at 7:15 p.m. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Nays: none. Motion carried. Bob Derby asked about the revenue received from the local sales tax. This is averaging $3,500 to $4,000 per month. This money has been earmarked for street repair and maintenance. No further discussion. Motion by Petersen, second by Manley to close the Budget Hearing at 7:16 p.m. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Nays: none. Motion carried. 

Motion by Petersen, second by Pankonin to introduce and suspend the three required readings of Ordinance 711, Annual Appropriation Bill for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Motion by Manley, second by Harris to adopt and publish Ordinance #711. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Nays: none. Motion carried. 

Motion by Pankonin, second by Harris to open the Levy Hearing at 7:17 p.m. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Nays: none. Motion carried. Greg Manley asked about what the current levy limit was. The current limit is .449953 and the new limit is .449999. Mayor Henry explained the levy limit is up from last year. You are allowed 45 cents on your levy and an additional 5 cents for interlocal agreements. We do have an interlocal agreement with the Cass County Sheriff's office. The property tax required for bonded debt is then added to this levy. Last year was .70040 and this year will be .937300. On a $100,000 valuation the city tax will be approximately $240 higher. Mayor Henry went on to say that bond G.O. debt does not fall under the .45 lid. Dave Pankonin noted there is not much increase in the operating budget and the sales tax revenue does help because we were able to shift some money to other things with the help it will give us on the streets. The bonding for Main Street and Prairie Hills is what is causing the increase in the tax rate. Mayor Henry also commented there is also bonding on the sewer plant, fire station and fire truck and when all of these are added together that is the additional property tax. Dave Pankonin added that we need to keep in mind that in order to get the best interest rate on our bonds we have to watch the bonded debt. At this time the city is close and can not take on any more big projects for awhile. Mayor Henry commented on the differences between gross bonded debt and net bonded debt. Net bonded debt is your bonded debt less income producing bonded debt. The sewer plant produces income and if you have a bond on water, it produces income. The net bonded debt will need to be watched. We know we will have to spend money on a water system, it will be bonded debt, but it produces income. It will not go against us or increase our interest rate so bad when we do bond something because it has revenue coming in. General obligation debt hurts. Prairie Hills and Main Street are both big general obligation debts. Roger Johnson stated the bonded debt itself is not subject to the lid on the levy. You are allowed to take 1% with a maximum of 3.5%. Dave Pankonin added that you have to keep your ratios in line or your borrowing costs become too high. Mayor Henry stated that John Tresek, our bond counsel from Ameritas, has told us to try to manage your general obligation debt in a way so that when we come to a water project we are able to pick up the cost of that water project under general obligation bond rather than a water revenue bond. Water revenue bonds will carry a higher interest rate, which means the rates for water would need to be considerably higher if we have to pay higher interest. This will be a high dollar project and if we get stuck into a percent more interest on a $2,000,000 project it will amount to a lot of money. Don Harris asked how a water project debt would be handled. Mayor Henry stated that preferably under general obligation. Clete Petrzilka asked the time on these bonds. Most are ten years. There was no further discussion.

Motion by Manley, second by Petersen to close the Levy Hearing at 7:25 p.m. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Nays: none. Motion carried. 

Motion by Pankonin, second by Harris to approve the allowable 2% allowable restricted funds increase. Roll call vote: Petersen, aye; Manley, aye; Harris, aye; Pankonin, aye. Motion carried. 

Motion by Harris, second by Manley to approve the additional 1% allowable restricted funds increase. Roll call vote: Pankonin, aye; Harris, aye; Manley, aye; and Petersen, aye. Motion carried. 

Motion by Manley, second by Harris to approve Resolution 01-28 changing the property tax rate to .937300. Roll call vote: Manley, aye; Harris, aye; Petersen, aye; Pankonin, aye. Motion carried.

A discussion was held on the Community Redevelopment Authority. The Community Redevelopment Authority was formed in October, 1996, to acquire input and funding in the form of CDBG, Economic Development and TIF money, to provide for Main Street enhancements. Discussion followed on how the Community Redevelopment Authority and the TIF district are connected. There seemed to be some confusion as to just how the TIF district functions. No one on the council at this time was involved at the time the CRA was established. John Tresek of Ameritas will be coming to a future council meeting and will explain the issuance of the Tax Increment Financing Bonds and the property valuations at that time. Dave Pankonin added that the building of the new bank and the demolition and removal of the old buildings on the site were a part of this project. Mayor Henry commented to his understanding, the TIF district is money that was used to redevelop Main Street. The bank will get a return, based on a formula, of their property taxes paid and a portion will go to the city for redevelopment. Tresek will be able to explain this further when he is here. 

Motion by Petersen, second by Harris to temporarily adjourn as City Council at 7:35 p.m. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Motion by Petersen, second by Manley to convene as the Community Redevelopment Authority at 7:37 p.m. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Motion by Pankonin, second by Manley to open the CRA Budget Hearing at 7:38 p.m. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Roger Johnson commented that tax increment financing is a way to provide incentive to someone to go in and deal with a blighted area. This will benefit the person who goes in and does that and the community. There are limitations and certain ways in which that tax money can be spent. The funds must be segregated and accounted for. Dave Pankonin added that John Tresek had told him this is how the Main Street project got started. Mayor Henry commented that some of the money the city gets back could go to help pay for the Main Street project. No further discussion followed.

Motion by Manley, second by Petersen to close the CRA Budget Hearing at 7:40 p.m. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Motion by Manley, second by Harris to introduce and suspend the three readings of Ordinance #712, Annual Appropriations Bill for the Community Redevelopment Authority. Roll call vote: Manley, aye; Harris, aye, Petersen, aye, Pankonin, abstain. Motion carried.

Motion by Petersen, second by Manley to adopt and publish Ordinance #712. Ayes: Harris, Manley and Petersen. Abstain: Pankonin. Motion carried. 

Motion by Petersen, second by Manley to adjourn as Community Redevelopment Authority at 7:41 p.m. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Motion carried.

Motion by Pankonin, second by Harris to reconvene as City Council at 7:41 p.m. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Motion carried.

Roger Johnson presented Ordinance #709, Citation Fee Waiver Schedule. He would like to go over it again with the clerk to double check ordinance numbers listed. Roger made some adjustments on a few of the fines based on the nature of the offense and since the state legislature increased the fine limits for city of second class. Roger has based these fines in part on what in his experience he would see as a fine or punishment based on the nature of the offense. Most have stayed low, but there are a few, particularly officer related, that were increased. Roger does not like to see certain items waiverable if jail time is available for the offense. Don Harris asked about the $100 fine for possession of marijuana. Roger Johnson said this would fall under an infraction and is dependent upon the amount in possession. Some offenses would fall under state statute. 

Motion by Pankonin, second by Harris to introduce and suspend the three readings on Ordinance #709, Citation Fee Waiver Schedule. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Motion carried. 

Motion by Manley, second by Petersen to adopt Ordinance #709. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Motion carried. 

Motion by Pankonin, second by Manley to approve Resolution 01-24, CDBG Drawdown #17 for $11,447.20. Roll call vote: Pankonin, aye; Harris, aye; Manley, aye; Petersen, aye. Motion carried.

Roger Johnson recommended a list of local contractors be provided to Terry Meier at SENDD. 

Motion by Pankonin, second by Manley to approve Resolution 01-25, Rollover of Main Street warrants #98-1-30 through 98-1-44 to warrants #98-1-75 to 98-1-88 for $126,737.04. Roll call vote: Harris, aye; Petersen, aye; Manley, aye; Pankonin, aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Petersen, second by Pankonin to approve Resolution 01-26, CDBG Drawdown #18 for $21,830. Roll call vote: Petersen, aye, Manley, aye; Harris, aye; Pankonin, aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Harris, second by Manley to approve Resolution 01-27, CDBG Water Study to JEO to $684.00. Roll call vote: Harris, aye; Manley, aye; Petersen, aye; Pankonin, aye. Motion carried.

Roger Johnson gave an update on the Copper Administrative Order. Roger has filed a response and we will be getting a hearing date sometime in December. Roger is going to speak with some of the other cities because he has some ideas on defending. The state is taking the position that we cannot challenge the regs and Roger is not sure that is true. Roger feels if some of the cities got together and split the cost it would be within the realm of reality to bring in some people from one or two universities, nutritionists, etc., that would testify. Copper is added to vitamins and Roger would like to know how this compares to the copper they are finding in the drinking water. Test results from the first round of testing will not be back until the end of September. Another test will need to be done in October and those results will probably not be known until around the end of November. Roger would like to find a couple of people who could be experts to challenge their regulations and whether they are scientific. Roger will talk to other cities to see if they are interested in pursuing this defense, get a dollar figure and come back to the council with that information. Roger said we don't have time if we wait until the end of November or beginning of December after the second test results are in to start any kind of defense. Roger will wait until we get the first test results before starting. Larry Wittrock noted that Steve Drda in Lincoln told him that if we don't test out on the first round, don't even try for a second round. Larry felt it will be close to make the test out level. We will need 19 of the 20 tests to pass. Mayor Henry asked the council if they wanted Roger to pursue the defense if our first test is bad? Dave Pankonin asked what the consequences are if we don't do anything. Roger said in theory they could shut down our water even though the copper is coming from the house plumbing and not the well. The state is being forced to pursue the copper issue by the EPA. The city lines are not copper. Clete Petrzilka asked who was responsible for the line from the main to the meter. The property owner is responsible from the curb stop to the meter. From the main to the curb stop is the city and these pipes could be copper. Roger said he would need authorization at the next meeting to proceed with the defense. Larry Wittrock will contact Roger with the test results as soon as he received them.

The rescue agreement with Cedar Creek was discussed. Roger has not received anything from them. The clerk reported that the Cedar Creek Clerk had talked with her and they had not addressed it at their meeting yet. Cedar Creek is also questioning why the increase in the amount. The clerk explained to the Cedar Creek Clerk how the figure was arrived it. It was decided to ask a representative from the Cedar Creek City Council to the next council meeting to get this negotiated and worked out. 

The telephone service line at the fire station for the civil defense sirens and Cedar Creek pagers was discussed. The purchase of the high band receivers was approved at the council meeting on June 28, 2000. The city has received a bill for the receivers, which is in the budget for this fiscal year. The Maintenance Agreement is for $114 per pole per year. The cost to the city for the two poles would be $228 per year. The Maintenance Agreement includes checking all grounds, contactors, connections, fuses, rotation of sirens, tones, antennas, antenna cables and download receiver to make sure no tones have been lost. Any parts needing replacement will be extra. Schmader Electric will perform the maintenance twice a year. Mayor Henry asked for Jerry McClun's opinion from the Fire Department's standpoint. Jerry felt the Maintenance Agreement would be a good idea, as it would absolve the department, county and city of any liability should one of those sirens not go off sometime. Motion by Manley, second by Harris to approve acceptance of the Maintenance Agreement with Schmader Electric for the high band civil defense sirens. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Nays: none. Motion carried. The service line at the fire station can be eliminated at a cost of $60 per month. Jack Faubion noted the Cedar Creek fire chief had told him in the next few weeks they will also be going to high band pagers, so they will not need the service line either. 

The paving of the remainder of Hawthorne Lane in Prairie Hills was discussed. A decision was needed as to whether the paving would be paid for by private assessment or by general obligation. Theresa Chriswisser asked how the top portion of Hawthorne Lane was handled. It was done on 100% general obligation. Bob Derby asked for the council's opinion as to how it would be paid for. Mayor Henry noted there has been a wide variety of what has been done in Prairie Hills as far as general obligation is concerned. The top portion of Hawthorne Lane was 100 G.O. and the cul-de-sac was 50% G.O. Theresa asked that if the top half was 100% general obligation, why would that not continue down. Greg Manley responded that the top half of Hawthorne Lane is the access to the homes on Prairie Hills Drive. Dave Pankonin stated the street is not going through all the way yet, he felt it was good move to pave the area, but on the other hand he felt it enhanced the property and there should be some compromise in between. Greg Manley asked if they would want to split the cost of Hawthorne Lane all the way down between all the property owners of Prairie Hills Drive. Don Harris cited Keiter's as an example having to pay for both the front and the back and would have to pay for a third side if they did not general obligation the top portion of Hawthorne Lane. Rod Petersen said his feeling from the start was if the upper half was G.O., they may have to pay for paving behind them in the future. This would depend on if the city maintains the same that was said with South Ridge that with any new developments, the developer would have to foot the bills for the infrastructure and recoup that out of the sale of the lots. Rod felt the situation with Keiter's could be the same for Derby's and Chriswisser's. 

Bob Derby asked how much extra was involved in the paving of the bottom portion of Hawthorne Lane. The cost was $22,000. Mrs. Niemier asked when the original decision was made to G.O. Hawthorne if there was a specification between upper and lower. Greg Manley responded that the lower portion was not included in the original paving plan. Bob Derby asked if the cost could go back to the developer. Jerry McClun asked if the city would G.O. this strip of concrete can they in turn add that to the cost of future annexation and make a developer pay for it, or is it once you pay for it, it's gone. Roger Johnson replied that once you pay for it, it's gone. Don Harris felt another reason the previous board decided to G.O. that portion of Hawthorne Lane was because those homeowners are getting hit with the paving assessment and the removal of their septic systems. Bob Derby felt the precedence had been set in the past with the 50/50 split on the Cul-De-Sac and the G.O. on Hawthorne Lane. Bob Derby felt the 50/50 split would be fair. Wayne Chriswisser felt the same should be done for everyone. Wayne said he thought when he asked for the remainder of Hawthorne Lane to be paved that it would be under the G.O. since the upper portion was. Greg Manley explained the plan called for yardage to be removed and replaced on the driveways. Almost every driveway, except for possibly four on Sand Hill Road, were able to be put back to the street as was called for in the plan. The remainder of the driveways called for more concrete work than was in the plan and there will need to be a change order on that. So there is overage there. Several discussions took place at once regarding Hawthorne Lane and the driveways. Mayor Henry asked for a motion on the payment of paving the remainder of Hawthorne Lane. Motion by Petersen to pay for the remainder of the paving of Hawthorne Lane on a 75/25 split with the property owners, with the city's share being 75%, second by Pankonin. Dave Pankonin noted this is meeting in the middle between a 50/50 split and the city paying 100%. Roll call vote: Harris, nay; Pankonin, aye; Petersen, aye; Manley, aye. Motion carried. 

A brief discussion followed on how the assessment process will work. A hearing date will be set to levy the assessments and property owners will be given 50 days from the date of the hearing to pay at least 10% of their assessment. After the 50 days, the remainder will be turned over to the county for collection on the property tax statement. Assessment payments are spread over a ten year period and are payable annually, semi annual payments are not available. The interest rate will be set at the hearing and will be calculated back to the hearing date on any delinquent payments. 

Sewer is ready to be hooked up to now. Bob Derby asked if there would be a tap fee for hooking up to the sewer. The tap fee is $250 for sewer connection. Rod Petersen felt since the homeowner will be responsible for the back hoe and plumber to connect to the sewer that no tap fee should be required, if done in a reasonable period of time. Fees and sewer connections will be on the next agenda. 

Dick Berner and Bob Copple were not present at the meeting. Mayor Henry met with both of them earlier and they will be doing a new preliminary plat for South Ridge Subdivision due to the changes they want to make. They will need to go before the Planning Commission before coming to the council. The subdivision agreement they have now is considered null and void because of the changes they are making and they will return that to the city. They can begin grading on their own ground, as the city cannot stop them from doing that. They need to do core samples because of wanting to move a road, which Eric from JEO is requiring. All will need to be approved again with the Planning Commission and City Council and a new subdivision agreement drawn up. 

A recommendation was received from the Planning Commission regarding the building permit fees. They recommend the fees remain the same since they are slightly under average and review them in another year.

Motion by Harris, second by Manley to increase the city employee wages to the following $13.50 per hour for maintenance, $9.50 per hour for Deputy Clerk and $29,000 per year for Clerk/Treasurer effective October 1, 2001. Roll call vote: Pankonin, aye; Harris, aye; Manley, aye; Petersen, aye. Motion carried. Dave Pankonin asked what the city paid on benefits. Health insurance premium is paid for the employee with the employee picking up the spouse and family premium. The city contributes 7% to the 414H plan and the employee at least 3%. The clerk does not take the health insurance and the city only pays the $12.50 premium charge for the life insurance provided with the health insurance. 

Nuisances were discussed. The Heilig property at Cherry and 6th Street needs mowing. The Brian Gray residence on Oak Street also needs mowing, along with the Steve Rose residence. There has also been a complaint regarding the camper parked on the street at the Richards residence on Cherry Street. The mayor received a complaint regarding a vehicle parked on 2nd Street by Snow Dog Press that has not been moved for a long period of time. Letters will be sent to these property owners asking for their attention to the matter before any further action is taken. 

Motion by Manley, second by Pankonin to approve payment of Main Street warrants 98-1-26 to 98-1-29 with interest in the amount of $19,532.55 using the special assessment money collected from the business owners. Roll call vote: Harris, aye; Manley, aye; Petersen, aye; Pankonin, aye. Motion carried.

Citations issued by the county were discussed. An agreement has been reached with the individual cited for loitering. Five hours of community service will be done. There have been two curfew violations that have been filed. One citation went to juvenile court because they are under 16. That arraignment has been done and the party denied the charge so it will be in juvenile court. The other party also pleads not guilty so it will also go to court. 

The bids for the two surplus maintenance tractors were opened. Duane Derby bid $150.00 on the Farmall B, Richard Lefler bid $500.00 and Sarpy R & R bid $2,150.50 for both tractors. Motion by Manley, second by Petersen to accept the bid from Sarpy R & R for the two surplus tractors for $2,150.50. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Nays: none. Motion carried.

The pay request from Layne-Western was discussed. There are still some problems with the variable speed drive working properly. Layne-Western had said if the speed drive did not work, they would replace it with what was originally bid. The pay request is for $79,957.00 which leaves a retainage amount of $7,027.00. The Mayor felt that before any more pay requests could be approved, the part would have to be replaced with the original design. The sensor needs to be at the tower, not at the well. In order for the sensor to be at the tower there needs to be power up there. Larry said he thought OPPD would be running power out past the tower area. The pressure is being sensed at the well instead of at the tower and if there are pressure surges the sensor tells the well we don't need the water, which is not the case. The water is being pushed at 130 psi at the plant and no where in town is there 130 psi. It is possible for this to work, but Layne-Western just has not gotten this worked out yet. Motion by Manley, second by Harris to approve Pay Request #1 for Layne-Western, Phase II Water Supply Well for $79,957.00. Roll call vote: Manley, aye, Harris, aye; Pankonin, aye; Petersen, aye. Motion carried. 

Motion by Pankonin, second by Petersen, to approve Application for Payment #1 for Roloff Construction for $246,208.23. Roll call vote: Harris, aye; Pankonin, aye; Petersen, aye; Manley, abstain. Motion carried.

Gary Sickmann from the Louisville Rural Fire Board was unable to attend the meeting. Jerry McClun, Fire Chief, gave a brief overview of the plans being made for the purchase of a new pumper truck. Currently a Truck Committee is being formed with members of the Fire Department, Planning Commission and Rural Board. They want to make sure the truck purchased by the Rural District will meet not only the needs of the Rural District, but the City now and in the future. Mayor Henry has been asked to be on the Truck Committee. Marty Stander will be representing the Planning Commission on the committee. The Sunderland Foundation from Ash Grove has donated $50,000 towards the purchase of this truck. 

There was no county deputy present at this time for a report.

Mayor Henry attended the Care Center meeting. Staffing is still a problem, especially the midnight shift. An incentive should be offered to all the nurses currently employed for this shift and if no one is interested, then advertise the position in the paper. There is a shift differential for the midnight shift, but it probably needs to be higher. They are currently 10% understaffed. Rod Petersen noted that not only nurses, but also aids and housekeeping positions need to be filled. A brief discussion followed on possible solutions to the problems the Care Center is experiencing. Roger Johnson suggested conducting a survey with the results sent directly to the City Hall to find out if there is anything besides the wages, as well. Dave Pankonin suggested inviting the Care Center Administrator and a few of their board members to attend the next council meeting to address some of their problems. Mayor Henry will invite these individuals to attend.

Larry Wittrock gave the People's Service report. Larry has been talking with Brad Harris of Layne-Western regarding the #2 well that is in the right of way. They took it down to be acidized and the head has been taken to Valley to be rebuilt. The cone and pump on the #1 well was just rebuilt one year ago. The #1 pump will fit the #2 well, so instead of rebuilding the pump on the #2 well, Larry has told them to switch the #1 pump to #2 since well #1 will be eliminated. A fire hydrant on Walnut Street was discussed, as well as rotors on the sewer plant. A new way to anchor those paddles is being looked into. Mayor Henry asked Larry to get the prices to him on the new rotors and the specifications. Larry is also going to take a look at Waterloo's new plant they are installing to see if their design is any different. The water meter at the Care Center still needs to be changed. Jack Faubion and Larry will work on getting the meter changed the week of September 17th. Brad Harris was supposed to get a quote for pigging the line on Cherry Street, but has not gotten it to Larry yet. 

Jack Faubion gave the Maintenance report. The new sewer line is in on Depot Street and flowing and the concrete is being poured back. They had to go with the same fall on the line, however, the problem wasn't really with the fall, but in the way the line was laid. It was not level and in places was going "up and down". The water is now flowing good and the fall is " on 13'. The line will need to be watched and if it is not flowing good enough the fire truck can be taken to the clean out by the car wash to push it on down. Further discussion followed regarding the high level of the pipes in the manholes, etc. They feel that having the level pipe now will eliminate the need for the jet truck. Mayor Henry requested Maintenance to start completing a daily log of activities of the day. They do not need to be real specific, but just an idea of what happened and what was worked on during the day. They would also like to know about any emergencies during the day that takes them away from a normal routine. Some discussion followed on the concrete mix used for Depot Street. 

There was no report from the Library, Senior Center or Jay Cees. 

Jerry McClun notified the council that Mike Keyes has moved out of the fire district and has resigned from the Fire Department and the chief position. Jerry will be serving as Chief for the remainder of the year. Randy Payne has moved up to First Assistant Chief and Jack Faubion was appointed at the last Fire Department meeting to Second Assistant Chief. Elections will be held in December. 

Motion by Manley, second by Harris to adjourn at 9:40 p.m. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Nays: none. Motion carried.

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.

Candace J. McClun
City Clerk 


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