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,
Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Louisville Care
Mayor Mueller nominated Bill Nessen, at the Care
Center Board’s recommendation, for the Care Center Board. Petrzilka moves,
A written library report from the library board was presented.
Cory Chubb was present to request a special
designated liquor license for a beer garden on
Cory is also requesting reserved parking for the same event. He has already spoken to all of the business owners that will be affected. Petrzilka moves, Derby seconds to approve reserved parking stalls on June 28, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to close from Salon Envy south on the west side of Main Street and around the corner on 3rd Street to the alley. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
John Hassett was present to discuss a contract with Advanced Gaming Technologies and the city regarding KENO. A sample contract was provided and John explained the concept and procedures. The city receives 8% and pays 2% back to the state. The operator’s commission is 14% and the pay out is 78%. The ordinance to be discussed later has to be approved and published before this contract can be entered into according to advice from the City Attorney. There was a lengthy discussion concerning player eligibility. The City Attorney stated that our code book already addresses that point and can be amended if agreed upon. John presented samples of ordinances and resolutions from other towns. A second city council meeting will be held on May 27th to finish this business. There was a brief discussion about the audit and paperwork involved with KENO.
Property condition complaints were discussed. Unlicensed cars, junk cars, dead trees and trash in yards are becoming problems. A complete list of violators will be compiled. A reminder will also go out in the next newsletter to the residents or a news item in the paper as a first step.
Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve pay application #4 to Sargent Drilling for the municipal wells in the amount of $55,947.69. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
There was a discussion regarding LB245 that was
recently passed which requires cities over 1000 to fluoridate the drinking
water. The residents can vote NOT to inject fluoride.
Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve pay application #10 for Eriksen Construction for the water treatment facility in the amount of $293,142.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
The water rate discussion was moved to executive session as it pertains to ongoing negotiations with Rural Water.
No action was taken on economic development fund rebates.
Ordinance #803 regarding bidding and contracts was laid over to the next meeting.
Behrns moves, Derby seconds to introduce, by title
only, and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #805; Adopting
a one and one-half percent sales and use tax to become effective October 1,
2008. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Behrns moves,
The personnel policy update was tabled until the August meeting.
Mayor Mueller had been approached in the last month
about the drainage work according to the study done in 2005 from Elm to Vine
Dan reported for streets, water and wastewater. A written sheriff’s report was circulated.
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.