CITY OF LOUISVILLE

210 Main Street, P.O. Box 370 Louisville, NE 68037
Phone: 402-234-7605/234-7705; Fax: 402-234-2221
E-mail: city@louisvillenebraska.com

 

WELCOME TO LOUISVILLE, NEBRASKA!

The following is useful and informative information regarding Louisville businesses, schools, parks, recreation areas, library, activities and more.

The City office is located at 210 Main Street. City office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays. The City office offers residents a DROP BOX located at the rear (east side) of the building for after hour payments. A drive through window is also available during office hours. Home State Bank customers may also have their payment automatically deducted from their account.

The City Clerk handles water, sewer and trash accounts, as well as a number of other City business activities such as the City Ordinances, building permits, dog and cat licensing, parking fines, liquor and tobacco licenses, City budget, etc.

The City governing body consists of Mayor Alan Mueller and four City Council Members. The City Supervisor is Dan Henry. Maintenance personnel are Larry Wittrock, Randy Payne and Jack Faubion. The City Clerk is Dee Arias and the Deputy Clerk is Cheryl Knutson.

The City Council meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. If a particular subject needs to be brought to the Council's attention, arrangements should be made with the City Clerk twenty-four hours prior to the regular Council meeting to have the item placed on the agenda. The City Council meets once a month, the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Notices of meetings are posted in advance at the City Office, Home State Bank and the Louisville Post Office.

Mayor: Alan Mueller

Council Members: Roger Behrns, Clete Petrzilka, Steve Sherman, Bob Derby

Louisville has a Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. If anyone is interested in being a volunteer, please contact the City Clerk for information. The Fire Chief is Jason McClun and the Rescue Captain is Levi Krause.

The City is patrolled by the Cass County Sheriff's Department.

The City Planning Commission is comprised of the following members:

Chairman: Ronda Anderson

Council Members: Jeff Ryan, Del Stites, Brian Orr, Brian Michalski, Keith Witte, Bob Keiter

The Planning Commission meets once a quarter on Monday of the week prior to the City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the City Office or as needed.

The Cemetery Board consists of the following members:

President: Doug Allen

Vice-President: Tracy Heard

Secretery: Lori Pankonin, Bob Sutton, Les Hlavac, Marian Johnson

Louisville has an excellent Library complete with computers for your use. The Library is located at 217 Main Street. Ruth Hlavac is Librarian. The Library Board consists of the follwing members:

President: Lisa Sheehan

Members: Lori Zahn, Paul Pankonin, Sarah Stovall, Carol Alley

Library Board meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

Library hours are as follows:

Monday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 1:30 PM 6:00 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM 5:00 PM

Saturday: 8:30 AM 12:00 PM

Louisville's Care Center is another excellent facility. The Care Center Board is comprised of the following members:

Chairperson: Darlene Petrzilka

Members: Candy McClun, Ed Kasl, Mary Tietjen, Dr. Jason Rohrs

The Care Center Board meets the second Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. at the Care Center.

Louisville has a Senior Citizen Center. The center manager is Pat Schliefert. The facility may be rented for receptions, anniversary and birthday parties, family reunions, or other special events for the following fees:

Upstairs: $125 - $225

Local residents receive a $50.00 discount. Civic organizations rental fees are also discounted.

Reservations need to be made in advance at the City Office at 234-7605 or 234-7705. A refundable deposit equal to rental fee is also required. For additional information, call the Senior Center at 234-2120.

Area churches are:

Christ Lutheran Church
15616 84 St., Louisville, NE

First Christian Church
304 Main St., Louisville, NE

Immanuel Lutheran Church
36712 Church Rd., Louisville, NE

United Methodist Church
222 Walnut St., Louisville, NE

St. Patrick's Catholic Church
101 Broadway St., Manley, NE

Louisville has an excellent Public School System; Grades K-12. The High School can be reached at (402)234-3585. The Elementary School can be reached at (402)234-4215.

Louisville also has a wonderful Pre-School program for ages 3 & 4. For more information contact Cindy Schmitt at 234-6805.

The City has a park and two baseball fields. Summer leagues are available for all ages. Contact Tracy Heard at 234-2625 for more information.

Louisville has the following businesses:

Jeff's Jack & Jill Grocery

Louisville Antiques

Louisville Concession

Stander Hardware

Copple Chevrolet

Standby Video

Mrs. T's Dari Crème

Berner Real Estate

Farmers Bank of Cook

Mill Creek Automotive

Taylor Quick Pik

Louisville Care Center

Louisville Marine

US Post Office

Berner/Copple LLC

Cornhusker Country Music

Goodtimes Saloon

Affordable Plumbing

American Legion

Snowdog Printing

WireBuilt

Home State Bank

Cedar Lane Country Creations

Nouveau

Barnes Feed & Seed

A Bird House

Barnes Barber Shop

Style Shoppe

Workman's Pre-Cast Concrete

Expert Pool & Spa, Inc.

American Family Insurance

Louisville Art Gallery

Berner Storage

Cob Cover

Blake's Pharmacy

Timber View Woodshop

Blake's Soda Fountain

Louisville Liquor

Louisville Car Wash

Rose's Wash House

Physician's Clinic

Feathers

Ash Grove Cement

Copple Storage

Louisville Family Dental

Havernmaker Homes

Gambino's Pizza

Langfeldt Overhead Doors

Krambeck Photography

Video Hut

Subway

Coop de Ville

Pankonin`s Inc.

Blake's Floral

Jim Williams Construction

Roloff Construction

Terry Richards Construction, Inc.

Omaha Public Power District

Platte Valley Acro Tumbling

Hall's Carpet & Upholstery

Fusselman/Wymore Funeral Home

Chickerdoodles

Kid's Place, Inc.

Art Chick Gallery

Leibman Financial Services

Sorensen's Tree & Shrub Care

Area Restaurants:

Maria's in Cedar Creek

Round the Bend Saloon in South Bend, (402)944-9974

Cedar Creek Inn in Cedar Creek, 234-3632

Main Street Cafe in Louisville (opens February of 2007)

Louisville and the surrounding areas include the following attractions:

Louisville State Lakes : Camper hookup (electrical & non electrical), swimming, 5 fishing lakes and a concession stand. For additional information about the recreation areas call (402)234-6855.

Schram State Park : Aquarium, hiking, etc. For information call (402)332-3901. The park is within 4 miles of Louisville.

Platte River State Park : Cabins, restaurant, hiking, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, etc. The park is located within 3 miles of Louisville. For information call 234-2217.

Mahoney State Park : Cabins, restaurant, hiking, swimming, water slides, horseback riding, ice skating, play center, etc. For information call (402)944-2523.

Henry Doorly Wildlife Safari Park : Car tours of Nebraska's own wildlife in their natural environment, including buffalo, ducks, wolves and many others.

The nearest motels are at Sapp Brothers Truck Stop at Highway 50 and I-80 at the west edge of Omaha, 10 minutes from Louisville.

Ordinances most commonly referenced:

#490 DOGS & CATS Requires all dogs and cats living within the City limits for 10 days or more to be licensed. License fees are $5.00 per animal. No dogs or cats shall run at large (they shall be confined in a kennel or pen, or on a leash). Citations will be issued for animals running at large, barking offensively or that are unlicensed. First citation is $20.00, second citation is $35.00 and third citation is $50.00. Licenses are renewable by May 1 st of each year. Proof of rabies vaccination must be submitted at the time of licensing. There is a limit of 3 dogs or cats per residence.

In the Spring of each year the City holds an Animal Vaccination and Licensing Clinic at the Louisville Fire Station. Watch the Plattsmouth Journal and look for flyers posted around town for notice.

#491 TRASH - The City is contracted with Waste Management. Each household is provided with a toter. The toter shall be placed at the curb before 6:00 a.m. every Wednesday morning. Waste Management will not accept car batteries, paint or white goods (appliances). Tree and brush limbs will be accepted in 4' lengths or less in bundles only. Leaves and grass clippings will only be accepted December through March. Waste Management is scheduled every Wednesday unless a holiday falls on Monday or Tuesday and then pick up may be one day late. Contact the Clerk for information.

The City also offers a recycle program through Waste Management. Each household is provided with a recycle box that is to be placed at the curb on opposite side of trash toter every Wednesday morning by 6:00 a.m. Acceptable items are newspapers, tin cans, aluminum cans and plastic bottles.

Waste Management offers a Spring, Summer and Fall Clean Up Day in May, August and November to the City at no cost. The City tries to hold the Spring Clean Up just before Memorial Day Weekend. The Fall Clean Up is as late as possible to allow for all the leaves to fall. Notices can be found in the Plattsmouth Journal and posted on flyers around town.

#449 NO PARKING DURING SNOW REMOVAL ON STREETS During the months of November 1 through April 1 of the ensuing year, no parking is allowed on the streets after an accumulative snowfall. Snow removal is usually between the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.; however; there will be as much snow removal as possible during daylight hours. If you do not have off street parking available, please contact the City Clerk.

Ordinance # 772 WATER/SEWER RATES please, call city office for current rates at 402-234-7705.
Meters are read around the 20 th of each month. Payments are due the 15 th of each month. Statements become delinquent, if not paid in a timely manner and finance fees are applied. Accounts 15 days old will receive a shut off notice. A $50.00 account set up fee is required before beginning new service. There is also a $65 reconnection fee if service is turned off for nonpayment.

#458 and #451 NO OPEN BURNING No open burning is allowed. Burn permits may be issued through the Fire Department. The following individuals may be contacted to obtain a burn permit:

Jason McClun - Fire Chief

Randy Payne - 1 st Assistant

Jerry McClun - 2 nd Assistant

#610 and #611 BUILDING CODES AND FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT Permit forms are available at the City Office. Building permits are required for all new construction, remodel projects, new fencing, retaining walls, utility sheds or major electrical. Construction, repairs and alterations to locations within the floodplain require a floodplain development permit and building permit. Please call for advisement. Louisville has a one mile jurisdiction area. Surveys are required to be attached to all building permits. All fees are paid at the City Office after approval of the City Building Inspector, Dan Henry. All inspections require a 24 hour notice.

Copple Chevrolet will accept non-contaminated used oil during business hours of Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Copples will not accept batteries.

Copple Chevrolet will also take tires (234-2000) for a fee of $2.00 - $10.00 depending on the size of the tire. In general, car and pickup tires are $2.00 each.

UTILITIES :

OMAHA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT: ELECTRIC SERVICES (402)234-2455

ALL-TEL COMMUNICATIONS: TELEPHONE SERVICES (800)605-9020

CITY OF LOUISVILLE: WATER/SEWER/TRASH (402)234-7605

AQUILA: NATURAL GAS: (800)303-0752

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS: CABLE TV (800)373-2225


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