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CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

May 8, 2019
Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Rod Petersen, Paula Simonson and Randy Jensen. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson, Assistant City Supervisor Preston Derby and 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, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center. Some items discussed: hot water heater in the assisted living facility.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to waive the formal bidding process for the Louisville Care Center bath house tub/tile project. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve the bids for Louisville Care Center bath house project for Penner Patient Care tubs in the amount of $18,504/tub and for DFC Flooring Specialists for both bath houses ceramic tile in the amount of $19,700. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to approve the fire school hotel bill for the amount of $1,270 to Hampton Inn Grand Island. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to rescind the action to bid for boring under UP Railroad taken at last month’s meeting. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve the proposal from Kerns Excavating for boring under the UP Railroad for the Walnut Street water main project in the amount of $17,820. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dave Wedekind presented development ideas to the planning commission last week and reiterated them for the city council.

The City Attorney updated the council on the encroachment of the UP Railroad property between 3rd and 6th Streets.

Preston reported for street, water and sewer. The T valves are being installed by the city crew on the Walnut Street water project.

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.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #984; wages and benefits for city employees and elected officials. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. McClun moves, Simonson seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #984. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 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