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April 14, 2021
CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, April 14, 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. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.

McClun reported for the Care Center.

Brandon VanderMey from Viking Industrial Painting gave a presentation on the merits of a continuing maintenance agreement for the water tower including painting in the first year. He left packets of information on his company, including references, and emphasized that the headquarters is in LaVista.

Donna Thomas was present from Prairie Hill Circle HOA with a request for no parking on the east side of Sandhill Road from Sandhill Circle north to the end of their property. McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to direct the preparation of a resolution to be presented at the next meeting for the request as presented. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.

A contract with AMG Technology Investment Group LLC, dba Nextlink for space on the water tower was discussed. Myers moves, McClun seconds to direct the negotiations of a contract for an amount of $10,800 annually. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.

The unnamed street in Prairie Ridge Subdivision that was dedicated to the public was discussed. McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to remove the rock and seed the right-of-way dedication. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.

Biesterfeld moves, McClun seconds to approve the extended warranty quote from Sargent Drilling on the variable feed drives for two pumps at the wastewater treatment facility for four years in the amount of $998 each. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.

Joel reported for street, water and sewer. Items discussed: 6th Street Bridge update, ball field garage, library piers and painting, water meter at State Lakes, alley/street repairs, water and sewer plant updates, tower maintenance, sludge hauling, Eastwood entrance culvert, trail system concept, shop expansion, brush and concrete pile updates.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports 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 No. 1010 entitled: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT TAX ANTICIPATION BONDS, SERIES 2021, OF THE CITY OF LOUISVILLE, NEBRASKA, IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF TWO HUNDRED TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($210,000) ISSUED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE COSTS OF ACQUIRING AN AMBULANCE TO BE USED BY THE CITY FOR PUBLIC SAFETY PURPOSES; PRESCRIBING THE FORM OF SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY OF TAXES TO PAY SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF THE BONDS; AUTHORIZING THE DELIVERY OF THE BONDS TO THE PURCHASER; PROVIDING FOR THE DISPOSITION OF THE BOND PROCEEDS AND ORDERING THE ORDINANCE PUBLISHED IN PAMPHLET FORM. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried. Biesterfeld moves, McClun seconds to adopt Ordinance No. 1010 on third and final reading. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.

McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve Resolution 21-04; relaxation of standards for 6th Street Bridge width. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.

McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 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