January 12, 2011 Louisville, NE
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Alan Mueller, Council Members Roger Behrns, Clete Petrzilka, Jerry McClun and Randy Jensen. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson and City Supervisor Dan Henry 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 with the correction of the previous minutes to exclude the Oath of Office taken by Mayor Mueller (his term expires December 2012) and the exception of the AOI claim which will be discussed later in the meeting. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center stating that IV therapy training for the nurses will begin. Procedures for publications of bids were discussed.
Mayor Mueller reported that the potential property purchase of UP railroad property is moving forward.
Mayor Mueller reported that the rural fire board agreement is being reviewed by their attorney.
The clerk presented a proposal for a new copier with scanning capabilities. Petrzilka moves, McClun seconds to approve the proposal as presented. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Jensen moves, Behrns seconds to approve pay application #1 to AOI Corporation for LCC water improvement project in the amount of $37,198.44. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve publication of invitation to bid for LCC dedicated outside air system installation. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Sue Christoffersen was present to request an interlocal agreement for the City to help the Village of Manley with water testing. More information about the number of tests necessary is needed before a decision can be made. The City of Louisville wants to be a good neighbor but would probably only consider helping out on a short term basis. Other options were given to Sue for consideration.
McClun moves, Behrns seconds to approve the assistant city supervisor job description. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to begin the application process for the assistant city supervisor position for a period of two weeks beginning tomorrow. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
A discussion was held regarding the Ash Grove water bill for the original office building where the water was shut off. An exorbitant amount of water was used in the year that the water service was suspended. Roger Behrns said that there was definitely a leak in a line coming off of that building during that time. Mayor Mueller will negotiate a fair amount with the new plant manager and bring this subject back to the next meeting.
The revised maintenance agreement with Nebraska Department of Roads was discussed. The State revised the number of lane miles for which the city is responsible. Behrns moves, McClun seconds to sign the original maintenance agreement with NE DOR in the amount of $1,090.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
The clerk reminded the council that the City has received a grant for playground improvements and wanted to know the procedure to follow. Proposals will be obtained from playground companies and reviewed at the next meeting.
Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council requested support again this year in the amount of $5,000.00. The attorney suggested entering into a contract that outlines what they plan to accomplish with the funds. Dan Henry is part of the board and will convey to the group at their next meeting that the City needs to see a plan of action before sending its support. The request was tabled until the February meeting.
Dan and Councilmember Behrns went to Council Bluffs to look at some streets that have concrete overlay and were impressed with its condition after 15 years. The JEO contract has been modified to include specifications for bids to include asphalt and concrete overlay on the street project for comparisons. There was a lengthy discussion involving different types and durability of concrete, proposed differences in prices between concrete and asphalt, bond costs, and salt/sand reaction to concrete. The original contract with JEO was for asphalt only, and there is an addition to the contract for $11,275.00 to include specs and bids for concrete as well. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to amend the JEO engineering contract for the street project for an additional $11,275.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Jensen moves, Behrns seconds to approve Resolution 11-01; mileage reimbursement to $0.51/mile. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Dan Henry reported for water, wastewater and streets. Dan gave a recap of snow removal. He also gave an update on new reporting for the wastewater plant. Dan also gave a personnel update. Meter reading was discussed. Jason McClun presented a written annual report for the fire/rescue department showing number of calls.
McClun moves, Petrzilka seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:27 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 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