Dee Arias, City Clerk
City Council Minutes - April 14, 2010
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Alan Mueller, Council Members Roger Behrns, Clete Petrzilka, Randy Jensen and Bob Derby. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson and several guests. Mayor Mueller 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 Mueller called the meeting to order and asked the Council to review the consent agenda. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Mayor Mueller opened the public hearing at 7:02 p.m. to consider revisions to Louisville’s Economic Development Plan regarding grant assistance for new housing construction based upon the employment of local contractors for job creation and the local purchase of construction materials. These revisions allow the local stimulus package for housing. No public comment was made. Mayor Mueller closed the public hearing at 7:03 p.m.Kari Wockenfuss reported for Louisville Care Center. The board approved a filtration system at the meeting earlier in the day. They also approved placement of security cameras throughout the facility. Mayor Mueller stated that the rural board is working with an attorney to get things outlined and the discussion is on hold. Mayor Mueller introduced Gene Riehart who is helping develop a strategy to promote the housing stimulus program. There have been meetings with local real estate agencies, builders, bankers, website managers and developers to come up with advertising plans. The combination of $4,000 from the city, with reasonably priced lots, low-interest construction loan, a builder offering discounts makes for an attractive package. Gene gave a brief update on his history. Gene suggested that most people search online for sites. Mayor Mueller stated that B.U.I.L.D. has offered up to $1000 for advertising efforts. Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve the economic development plan as revised, and discussed, to include specific wording regarding housing. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. There was a brief discussion regarding snow removal equipment. Mayor Mueller wanted to get the thoughts of the council. It was the consensus that buying one or two pieces at a time starting with what’s needed the most at the time would be prudent. It was also suggested to come up with a long-term equipment replacement plan that can be adjusted. Mayor Mueller will ask Dan to present a proposal at the next meeting. Behrns moves, Derby seconds to introduce, by title only, and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #835; Economic Development Plan revision regarding assistance for new housing construction. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, Derby seconds to adopt, by title only, Ordinance #835. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Petrzilka moves, Derby seconds to excuse City Attorney Johnson from the June 9, 2010 meeting. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to accept the financial statement for fiscal year ending 9/30/09 with the report to be on file in the city office. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Petrzilka moves, Derby seconds to approve the transfer of KENO funds to the water fund to reduce property taxes for new meter reading equipment in the amount of $8,301.69. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports from fire and rescue. Mayor Mueller reported for the streets, water and wastewater in Dan’s absence. Hydrants are being flushed starting this week. The laser shields have been cleaned at the water treatment plant. Some adjustments have been made to clear up the problem before it happens again. Budget numbers are looking good for the fiscal year. Some street repairs will be discussed at the next meeting. Some nuisance properties were discussed. Derby moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 7:48 p.m. 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 are 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.