February 10, 2021 Meeting
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, February 10, 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.
Council President McClun reported for the Care Center. Some things discussed were: meetings should be moved to the Sr. Center to comply with open meetings act, some budget questions need to be answered, they need to work on getting the numbers back up and a representative should attend the city council meetings.
The annual library report was presented in writing.
Jennifer Serkiz was present to request continued sponsorship for Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council (CCNEDC). She gave an extensive report containing history and updates. The council agreed that more aggressive marketing needs to be done. McClun moves, Myers seconds to approve the annual visionary investment of $5,000 from the Economic Development fund for CCNEDC membership. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to continue the membership with Keep Cass County Beautiful in the amount of $500 from the KENO fund. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve the term of separation agreement with Aleaksandra Balabanava from the Louisville Care Center. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers; nays – Gulizia. Motion carried.
McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to direct the clerk to solicit from state chartered or federally chartered banks, savings banks, building and loan associations, or saving and loan associations, proposals for financing up to $208,060.00 for the purchase of 2021 Demers MXP170 Type ambulance manufactured pursuant to Nebraska Statute 18-201. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Joel reported for street, water and sewer. After the update regarding the bridge, McClun moves, Myers seconds to approve the agreement with ACROW for bridge engineering. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Jason McClun reported for fire and rescue.
An internal audit was conducted verifying checks to invoices by the council members.
McClun moves, Myers seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #1009; snow emergency as it relates to penalties. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #1009. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Myers moves, Biesterfeld seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 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