A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of
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 Mueller called the meeting to order and asked
the Council to review the consent agenda. Petrzilka moves,
Darlene Petrzilka, LCC Board President, reported for
Bids for the
Ed Kasl’s resignation from the Care Center Board has
not been accepted because of wording on the
A written report from the library was circulated.
Margaret Plusquin has requested a reimbursement or
partial reimbursement for work done to her water service line. Mayor Mueller
and City Supervisor Dan Henry gave a brief history. Her water line is an
isolated line from the water tower with a curb stop at the tower. Ideally, now
that a water main goes right by her house, she should tap on right where it
comes in front of her house with a curb stop at her property line. The owner’s
responsibility is from the curb stop. Her leak was by her house. Her argument
was that she granted an easement through her property for the water line that
goes to Timber Ridge and she didn’t ask for any compensation. It was explained
to her that if there had been a cost it would have been passed to the developer
and the city wouldn’t have been out any money. City Attorney Johnson stated
that the City’s ordinances are very clear that the owner’s responsibility is
from the curb stop and the council would be in violation of the ordinance to
grant the reimbursement request and it is his recommendation to follow the
ordinance. Petrzilka moves,
A $500,000 certificate of deposit for the
Jeanne Anderson requested her sewer rate be adjusted because she uses excessive water in the winter for freeze protection at the car wash. Sewer rates are bases on average water consumption in January, February and March because those are typically the lowest usage months. It was mentioned that when Jeanne leaves the water running in the winter, it goes down the drain and to the sewer plant. As opposed to other residents who use more water in the summer, it goes on their lawns and doesn’t go through the sewer plant. No council action was taken.
Junk and unlicensed vehicles were discussed. An anonymous complaint was received at the city office and Council Member Behrns suggested that a formal complaint form should be available and no complaints accepted without a signature. It was agreed that junk and unlicensed vehicles in the city is definitely a problem. It was also agreed that if something is going to be done, it needs to be consistent across town. This issue is in the nuisance codes and procedures are set by ordinance. Further action will be taken as soon as a complete list has been assembled.
Entering into a contract for street sweeping was
discussed. Dan found a company that would be willing to do every street in town
that includes one pass on each curb for $2,500.00. B & W Co. would be
available the last week in April.
Mayor Mueller laid over Ordinance #803; Amend Ordinance 1-508 regarding contracts and bidding until the May meeting.
The personnel policy update has been laid over until the May meeting.
Dan reported for the street department. He will be getting costs for parking lane striping. He agrees with the street repair projects discussed at the last meeting. With the completion of the water treatment facility, all the street projects may not get done this summer. The council believes the 5th and Main project is a priority.
The negotiations for water rate with Rural Water were moved to executive session. Dan updated the council on progress of the water treatment facility and the wells.
Dan reported for the wastewater department. Some of the sidewalks at the sewer plant will have to be replaced.
A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There was
a verbal complaint about parking on the corner of 3rd and
Mayor Mueller reminded the council about the
Mayor Mueller also wanted the council to be aware that the Cass County Economic Development Council is thinking about hiring a full time director and may be asking the cities to contribute monetarily.
A second meeting in April will be held on the 4th Wednesday to continue the discussion of negotiations with Rural Water for water rates.
Petrzilka moves, Berhns seconds to adjourn the meeting at 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.