October 14, 2020 Louisville, NE
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at the Louisville Senior Center. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Rod Petersen, Randy Jensen and Paula Simonson. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson and several guests. Mayor Behrns 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 Behrns called the meeting to order and asked the Council to review the consent agenda. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Kari Wockenfuss reported for Louisville Care Center. The city council acknowledged receipt of an email from Marshall Norton and a letter from Maureen Gulizia regarding LCC visitation. Kari emphasized that the facility is COVID free. The care center predominately uses the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandates to guide them in making visitation policies but also gets guidance from CDC and NHCA. The CMS regulations are modified as needed based on LCC’s conditions, such as space, staffing and time. It has been determined by CMS that Cass County is back in the red zone (based on positivity rate) so visitation will be limited to outdoors only starting next week and staff will be tested twice a week. Kari shared that regulations are more stringent for nursing homes than they are for hospitals. Council Member McClun advocated for the possibility of a heated tent for family visits. Now that the county is in the “red zone” again, that would not be allowable. Kari emphasized that the care center is following the guidelines and encouraged any concerned citizens to call her directly with concerns. Council Member Simonson commended LCC administration and staff for their work during this pandemic and offered her sincere appreciation for all they’ve done.
Nancy McManis presented with a petition regarding the need for the city council to find a solution for speeding on Sandhill Road. It was agreed that having the sheriff write tickets is the best solution. The sheriff will be contacted.
Jerry Hawley wasn’t in attendance so the request for no parking on Sandhill Road has been tabled.
There was a strip of property platted in the cemetery for future expansion to the east. Since the ball field is now in that location, expansion will be impossible. Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to use that space for extra lots at the cemetery if not a dedicated street. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve an extension with no changes of up to five years and authorize the Mayor to execute the contract with Papillion Sanitation for trash haul services. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Joel reported for water, wastewater and streets. Items discussed included: hydrant flushing, water main break, clarifiers at wastewater treatment facility, ATV/UTV/Golf car license plates, ball field pavilion, garage at ball field, extension of box culvert at Eastwood & Highway 66 and 6th St. Bridge project update.
A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports for fire or rescue.
An internal audit was conducted of invoices.
Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to introduce and suspend the 3 readings of Ordinance #1006; ATV/UTV/Golf Carts regulations and procedures. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petersen moves, McClun seconds to adopt Ordinance #1006 on third and final reading by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
McClun moves, Jensen seconds to introduce and suspend the 3 readings of Ordinance #1007; fee schedule for city services. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. McClun moves, Petersen seconds to adopt Ordinance #1007 on third and final reading by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 2020-16; signing of the municipal annual certification of program compliance form 2020 for Department of Transportation. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 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