March 10, 2021
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, March 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, Myers seconds to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.
There was no report for the Care Center.
Jake Dugger from Maguire Iron gave a presentation on the merits of a continuing maintenance agreement for the water tower including painting in the first year.
Jeff Ray gave the council members and audience an in depth explanation of tax increment financing (TIF) for the benefit of the new council members.
Myers moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve the agreement with JEO for professional services; Louisville 6th Street Bridge engineering for design and construction phases in the amount of $21,925.00. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.
McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve 6th Street Bridge removal by Roloff Construction for an amount not to exceed $12,000. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.
Myers moves, McClun seconds to approve bonding the entire amount of $208,060 for the purchase of the Demers MXP170 Type 1 ambulance installed on a Ford F-550 4X4 Regular. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried. Bond paperwork will be requested from John Trecek, bond counsel from Ameritas for the next meeting.
Joel reported for street, water and sewer. Items discussed: 6th Street bridge update, ball field garage, library wall repairs, state lakes meter, concrete pile hauled off, rock purchases, pot hole list, water and sewer plant updates. Mayor Petersen updated the council on NDOT’s 66 Connection Project.
A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports for fire and rescue. The clerk was asked to contact the sheriff to step up enforcement on engine braking on both sides of town.
An internal audit was conducted verifying checks to invoices by the council members.
McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve Resolution 21-03; surplus equipment. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.
McClun moves, Myers seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:03 p.m. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.
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