CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Paula Simonson and Randy Jensen. Rod Petersen 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. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the revised consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.
Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center stating that the care center received a 2019 Silver National Quality Award from AHCA/NCAL.
There was a brief discussion on sight distance/parking on Main Street. The city engineer will be contacted to see if it’s possible to make the first stall parallel parking. No council action taken.
Turn-around at the south end of South Ridge Drive was again discussed at length. Simonson moves, McClun seconds to direct the city clerk to publish a public hearing notice concerning the purchase of Lot 27, Block 4, South Ridge Subdivision. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.
Kevin Albert was present to give an update on the use of the ball field this year stating that there were 229 games this season resulting in approximately 18,000 people in attendance. He brought up some concerns including drainage issues, parking issues and placement of electrical boxes. There are still some maintenance funds in the budget so supplies will be ordered.
No action taken on the LARM renewal for liability insurance.
McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve the collection agreement and business associate agreement with Credit Management Services, Inc. for unpaid rescue collections subject to the addition of a hold harmless clause as advised by the City Attorney. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.
Chris Osterloh has submitted his resignation. An advertisement will be prepared for a replacement that is already water and sewer certified.
City Attorney Johnson gave an update on the cease and desist order for second residences in Indian Hills Subdivision.
Preston reported for street, water and sewer; some items discussed were fallen trees, concrete patches needed, update on retaining wall on 2nd Street and nuisance properties.
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, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 19-07; referring to the planning commission for recommendation a blight study entitled Louisville Blight & Substandard Study Area No. 4 and establishing August 9, 2019 as the deadline for making said recommendation to the Mayor and City Council. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.
Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve Resolution 19-08; establishing residential solid waste disposal rates. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.
Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:02 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