January 13, 2021
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at Louisville Senior Center. Present were Mayor Rod Petersen, Council Members Jerry McClun, Jamion Biesterfeld, Martyn Myers and Larry Gulizia. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson, City Planner Joel Jones and guests. Mayor Petersen 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 Petersen called the meeting to order and asked the Council to review the consent agenda. McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
No report for the Care Center.
Jennifer Serkiz was absent to request continued sponsorship for Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council (CCNEDC). No council action taken.
Megan Ware was not present.
Marisa Cohn was not present.
Dave Wedekind gave a brief history of his initial development plans for Maxon property south of town. He also stated that his new idea is for nine to ten acreage lots for the 24 acres and was getting a feel for the city council’s thoughts. The city council suggested Dave goes through the proper channels and present the new plan to the planning commission.
Myers moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve the bid from Thrasher to repair the south library wall in the amount of $13,755.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve the interlocal agreement with Louisville Public Schools for the pump at the west end of 1st Street. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Joel gave history and update on the 6th Street Bridge project for the new council members. After a lengthy discussion, an engineering deposit for ACROW bridge in the amount of $7,500 was laid over until the next meeting.
McClun moves, Myers seconds to approve the expenditure of half the cost for City Attorney Johnson to attend Mid-Winter Conference. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve the scope of work with JEO for 2021 water main extension project in the amount of $12,500. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Joel reported for street, water and sewer. Some items discussed: clarifiers at wastewater treatment plant, water plant issues, new service truck and employee discipline procedures. City Council members praised Joel’s professionalism and complimented the crew on snow removal during the last storm. Council Member Gulizia said the snow removal procedure needs to be changed to prioritize certain alleys.
A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There was no report for fire and rescue.
An internal audit was conducted verifying checks to invoices by the council members.
McClun moves, Myers seconds to approve Resolution 20-01; mileage reimbursement. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Biesterfeld moves, McClun seconds to approve Resolution 20-02; surplus Snow-X sander. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Myers moves, Biesterfeld seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:38 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