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March 13, 2019 Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Rod Petersen and Randy Jensen. Paula Simonson 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. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the checks to Jerry McClun and Rod Petersen for LNM conference expenses reimbursement. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve the check to Jerry McClun. Roll call vote: ayes – Petersen, Jensen; absent – Simonson; abstain – McClun. Mayor Behrns votes aye to achieve the majority vote. Motion carried. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the check to Rod Petersen. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Jensen; absent – Simonson; abstain – Petersen. Mayor Behrns votes aye to achieve the majority vote. Motion carried.

There was no report for the Care Center.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve the street closure request from LVFD on July 27, 2019 for street dance from 4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.; Main Street between 1st and 2nd Streets. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to recommend approval of a special designated liquor license request for LVFD on July 27, 2019 for street dance from 4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.; Main Street between 1st and 2nd Streets. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to allow the American Legion to use the Ash Grove ball complex for an Easter Egg Hunt on April 20, 2019 depending on condition of the fields. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the purchase of railroad protective liability insurance with Marsh USA for a premium cost of $2,000 for encased water line. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve the LCC procedure for transfer of funds as it applies to payroll. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to receive the two proposed purchase agreements for 601 E 4th Street and direct publication of the remonstrance notice for the highest qualified bid as required by law. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to authorize Mayor to sign the assignment of lease of North 2’ of Lot 258, all of Lots 259 and 257 and the South 22’ of Lot 258 from Gulizia Revocable Trust to LRDH Company, LLC. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve the bid through Cass County to Pavers, Inc. for Sandhill Road milling and overlay in the amount of $106,493.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to sell the City of Springfield a snow plow for $2750. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to authorize the negotiation and the Mayor’s execution of a snow removal contract with Pinnacle Bank for $500 per season. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

After discussion with positive feedback, Dave Wedekind will continue with developments as planned.

The Street Engineer is coming to town next week to discuss the turn-around at the end of South Ridge Dr.

Following discussion, no council action taken on the city’s encroachment on UP property between 3rd and 6th Streets. More negotiations will be had.

The Street Superintendent will do a street survey when he is in town next week.

There was an update on water line installation at 6th and Walnut.

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, Petersen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:32 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