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CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

June 12, 2019
Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, June 12, 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 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 with the exception of the check to Jerry McClun for fire school expenses reimbursement. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve the claim for Jerry McClun. Roll call vote: ayes – Jensen, Peterson; absent – Simonson; abstain – McClun. Mayor Behrns votes aye. Motion carried.

No report for the Care Center.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve JEO engineering for the Mill Creek Bank Stabilization. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve the Mill Creek Bank Stabilization project. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Turn-around options at the south end of South Ridge Drive were discussed at length. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to continue with the original plan of a T-turn around making it a 3-point turn and approaching the property owner. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

No council action taken on the JEO design, bidding and construction services for cul-de-sac concept at the end of South Ridge Drive.

No council action taken on the agreement with Thiele Geotech for services pertaining to the cul-de-sac concept at the end of South Ridge Drive.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the bid from Roofer’s Inc. in the amount of $1,200 for library roof repairs. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve the bid from Roofer’s Inc in the amount of $4,500 for city hall roof repairs. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the hiring of Michelle Daniels for the library director at the bottom of the pay scale with a 90 day probation period to earn certification. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to direct the City Attorney to issue cease and desist letters to persons violating zoning by having two living quarters on one piece of property. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

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.

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #985; authorizing sale of property at 601 E 4th Street. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #985. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 19-05; approval of Cass County Emergency Operations Plan. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve Resolution 19-06; surplus rescue equipment – two Panasonic Toughbooks. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:13 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