CITY COUNCIL

October 10, 2001

LOUISVILLE, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at 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.

The convened meeting was open to the public.

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

Steve Meisinger addressed the council regarding concerns over the percentage of general obligation in Prairie Hills Subdivision. Discussion followed on percentages on Hawthorne Lane and Cul De Sac on Prairie Hills Drive. Motion by Harris, second by Pankonin to pay 75% of cost of the paving of the Cul De Sac. Roll call vote: Petersen, aye, Manley, aye; Harris, aye; Pankonin, aye. Motion carried. Discussion with Bill Barrett regarding Prairie Hills issues. 

Motion by Pankonin, second by Petersen to introduce and suspend the three required readings of Ordinance #713, OPPD 25-Year Franchise Agreement. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Motion by Harris, second by Manley to adopt Ordinance #713. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Motion carried. Motion by Petersen, second by Pankonin to approve Resolution 01-29, CDBG Drawdown #19 for $9,531.09. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Motion carried.

Discussion on sewer connection issues in Prairie Hills. Motion by Petersen, second by Manley that the following apply to Prairie Hills sewer connection; time frame allowed is September 1, 2003, City will waive $250 tap fee during that time period, waive city share of $50 permit fee, sewer charge will be base rate of $21.50 until April 1, 2002, those connecting after April 1, 2002 will be subject to the water usage in January, February and March of 2002. Ayes: Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Nays: none. Abstain: Harris. Motion carried. Covenants and easements will still apply in Prairie Hills. 

Discussion with Cedar Creek Village Board members and Village Clerk regarding rescue agreement with Cedar Creek. Mayor will attend Cedar Creek board meeting on November 6th. Discussions with care center administrative personnel and advisory board members regarding staffing problems. Committee will be formed to work on issues discussed. 

Motion by Manley, second by Petersen to not paint a double yellow line on Main Street. Ayes: Harris, Manley and Petersen. Nays: none. Pankonin did not vote.

Motion by Petersen, second by Manley to approve increase in Librarian salary to $10,140 per year effective October 1, 2001. Roll call vote: Harris, aye; Petersen, aye; Manley, aye; Pankonin, no vote. Motion carried.

Brad Harris from Layne-Western was not present at the meeting. Discussion on Copper Administrative Order and test out. 

Motion by Harris, second by Pankonin to approve Roloff Construction pay request #2, Prairie Hills Subdivision for $231,415.39. Roll call vote: Petersen, aye; Manley, abstain; Harris, aye; Pankonin, aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Pankonin, second by Harris to reimburse City of Norfolk in the amount of $124.19 for Louisville share of cost of Municipal Executive Committee. Roll call vote: Petersen, aye; Manley, aye; Pankonin, aye; Harris, aye. Motion carried.

Rental/purchase agreement with Logan Contractor's Supply was discussed. Motion by Petersen, second by Manley to purchase equipment for $4,341.50. Roll call vote: Pankonin, aye; Harris, aye; Petersen, aye; Manley, aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Petersen, second by Harris to approve Home State Bank as the City designated depository. Ayes: Harris, Manley and Petersen. Nays: none. Abstain: Pankonin. Motion carried. Motion by Pankonin, second by Manley to approve the Plattsmouth Journal as the designated legal newspaper of the City. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Motion carried. Motion by Manley, second by Pankonin to approve the designation of Linda Allen and Darlene Petrzilka as the authorized signatures for the Care Center transfers. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Motion carried.

No report from Sheriff's Department. Roger Johnson reported on status of citations recently issued. Correspondence received was discussed. Larry Wittrock gave People's Service report. Randy Payne gave Maintenance Report. Maintenance and nuisance issues were discussed. 

Motion by Pankonin, second by Manley to adjourn at 9:45 p.m. Ayes: Harris, Manley, Pankonin and Petersen. Motion carried.

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

Candace J. McClun
City Clerk 


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