A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Rod Petersen and Paula Simonson. Randy Jensen was absent. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson, Assistant City Supervisor Preston Derby and several guests. Mayor Behrns stated that the Open Meetings Act is posted at the rear of the room and a copy of all meeting materials is available with the clerk.
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 Behrns called the meeting to order and asked the Council to review the consent agenda. Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.
Mayor Behrns opens the hearing to consider opposition and/or recommendations to the one and six year road plan at 7:03 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the hearing at 7:04 p.m.
Council Member Petersen reported for the Care Center.
Mayor Behrns declared a conflict with the next agenda item and left the meeting at 7:05 p.m. Council President McClun presided over the meeting. Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to renew Diamond membership to Keep Cass County Beautiful at $500 to be paid from the KENO fund. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Mayor Behrns reentered the meeting at 7:06 p.m.
Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to approve eight LVFD members for State of Nebraska tax credits by exceeding the minimum 50 point requirement for LB886. Roll call vote: ayes – Simonson, Petersen; absent – Jensen; abstain – McClun. Mayor Behrns votes aye to achieve the majority vote. Motion carried.
The water service tie in on West Henry Street was discussed. Schemmer and Associates will be contacted for a proposal.
Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to pursue a bid option with county contractor for mill and overlay on Sandhill Road. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.
The street engineer will be contacted to inventory various streets around the city to determine the need for milling and overlay. The contractor obtained by the county will be asked for a quote on these projects as well.
Council Member McClun declared a conflict with the next two agenda items because of a financial interest in Union Pacific railroad as a shareholder and refrained from discussing or voting. Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the agreement with UP Railroad including purchase of insurance requirements as negotiated by the attorney for underground water pipeline at Mile Post 465. Roll call vote: ayes – Simonson, Petersen; absent – Jensen; abstain – McClun. Mayor Behrns votes aye to achieve the majority vote. Motion carried.
The City will approach UP Railroad and see what they propose as a lease for the tree dump area UP property between 3rd and 6th Streets.
The purchase of paint for the Senior Center interior is already budgeted so no council action necessary. Volunteers will be gotten for the labor.
Dave Wedekind was present with information regarding comparisons for tax increment financing for two different properties. This information will be used for education purposes for TIF.
The city street engineer will be asked for a design for a turn-around at end of Southridge Dr. This design will then be presented to the property owner.
Preston reported for street, water and sewer.
A written sheriff’s report was circulated. No report for the fire/rescue department.
An internal audit was conducted verifying checks to invoices by the council members.
McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve Resolution 19-02; One and Six Year Road Plan approval. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.
Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve Resolution 19-03; to provide for notice of sale and conveyance of real estate subject to compliance with Neb. Rev. Stat. § 17-503: Lot 688 and Lot 689, City of Louisville and half vacated alley, Cass County, NE. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.
Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 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