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, Behrns seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the pay application to Eriksen Construction. Roll call vote; ayes – three, absent – one. Motion carried.
Mayor Mueller reported for the Louisville Care Community. They are still waiting for the final results of the survey done by the state last month. The garage is coming along well. They would like to finish the water line in the back at the same time.
Mayor Mueller nominated Darlene Petrzilka to renew
her term on the Care Center Advisory Board until 2012. Berhns moves,
Mayor Mueller nominated Candy McClun to renew her
term on the Care Center Advisory Board until 2012. Behrns moves,
There was no report from the library board.
The stop sign request for the corner of 7th and Oak Streets was tabled.
Cory Chubb was present to request a special
designated liquor license for a beer garden on
Dave Tietjen was present with a request to lease the
city owned property next to his property in Southridge. There was a future
street planned for the area. Ownership was discussed and it was concluded that
the property was dedicated to the city when the rest of the streets were
dedicated. Dave has been mowing the property and would like to maintain and
seed it, but doesn’t want to without some sort of agreement. Behrns moves,
Steve Rose was present with a request for a special
designated liquor license for
John Plucknett was present from Cass County Economic
Development Council to request support. He presented a written request and a
brochure stating, among other things, their mission statement and membership
levels. The city council had several questions for John about budget,
membership and history. Mayor Mueller stated the City Attorney had recommended
some sort of contract for services rendered. A similar contract was drafted for
the City of
Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve
permission for B.U.I.L.D. to have a fireworks stand from
Mayor Mueller presented an idea of a franchise tax
The meeting was temporarily adjourned for tornado warning.
The discussion continued on the
The fire department had presented Mayor Mueller with a budget consideration for a vehicle to be used as a command center during large incidents and also could be used for transportation to classes. The fire chief also had a proposal showing new equipment as well as future goals. Mayor Mueller suggested that maybe the rural board and the city department should look at working together and consolidating equipment. There was a lengthy discussion including maintenance on the proposed larger vehicle, maintenance on the current vehicles, maintenance on the building, an agreement between the city and the rural board, fundraising practices, mutual aid, personnel and tax levies. It was stated that the county incident command vehicle is available for use anytime. It was agreed that Mayor Mueller will talk to the rural board, but in the mean time the council isn’t in favor of an additional $20,000 in the fire budget for the proposed vehicle, which would be nice, but not a necessity. The council is not opposed to the proposed $2000 budget increase in the department’s operating budget.
The discussion about the drainage work according to the study done in 2005 from Elm to Vine, south of 7th Streets was table until the next meeting.
City Supervisor, Dan Henry gave a brief update on water, wastewater and streets. A permanent solution for flooding at the sewer plant was discussed.
There was a written sheriff’s report 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.