A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of
Louisville was held on Wednesday,
March 12, 2008, at at the City Hall.Present were Mayor Alan Mueller, Council
Members Clete Petrzilka, Roger Behrns, Steve Sherman and Bob Derby. Also
present were City Attorney Roger Johnson and several guests. Mayor Mueller
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 Mueller called the meeting to order and asked
the Council to review the consent agenda. Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to
approve the consent agenda with the exception of the Eriksen Construction claim
for the water treatment facility. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
A written sheriff’s report was circulated.
Kari Wockenfuss reported for the LouisvilleCareCenter. The bus has been delivered
and decaled. Ed Kasl has resigned from the Care Center Board so a replacement
will need to be found. Census remains steady. A brochure has been prepared for
a health fair to be held on May 17, 2008 during “Air Your Art in Louisville”
sponsored by Blake’s Pharmacy, Louisville Family Dental, Methodist Physicians
Clinic and the Care Center. Kari, on behalf of the board, thanked Dan Henry for
his work on preparing plans and help with the garage. Advertising for the
assisted living facility was discussed.
There was a proposal for the garage at the CareCenter in the council packets with
the city acting as the general contractor. The estimate is $62,665 which is
two-thirds the cost of the original bid received last month. The care center
board recommended to the council that this is the action they would like to
follow. City Attorney Roger Johnson advised that each portion of work hired out
will need to be bid since the whole project is over $20,000. There was a
misunderstanding about the process since the last meeting. It was concluded
that the materials will be provided and labor will be bid. A notice will be
posted and bids will be opened on April 4, 2008 and awarded at the next city
council meeting. Sherman moves, Behrns seconds to
approve the specs submitted by the city and have the city act as general
contractor and to post the notice for invitation to bid for labor on the LCC
garage. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Mayor Mueller attended the library board meeting
earlier in the day and updated the council on activities. An artist is
finishing the mural in the back room. The cracks in the walls have been
repaired. The board would like to have a commercial cleaner come in once and do
a thorough cleaning by removing all the books, dusting, cleaning and replacing
the books. The board also had concerns about the monthly cleaning service. They
would also like to have the interior windows cleaned. The city council recommended
that the library board get estimates on the cost of the thorough cleaning. The
possibility of community service individuals doing the work was discussed or,
an organization doing it as a fundraiser.
There was no report for the SeniorCenter.
The next item of discussion was street repair sales
tax money and the projects to be done this summer. Some projects mentioned
were: 5th & Main, 3rd & Walnut, 4th &
Vine, widening of Cherry for more parking. The minimum balance of the fund was
also discussed. It was determined that these projects are the highest
priorities and there will be more discussion at the next meeting. No council
action was taken.
The negotiations for water rate with Rural Water
were moved to executive session. Mayor Mueller updated the council on progress
of the water treatment facility and the wells. The tanks for the filtration
system will be leveled by lifting them and pumping flowable fill under them and
lowering the tanks. Everything else is going pretty much on schedule.
Behrns moves, Derby seconds to approve the
purchase of two new computers as specified for the water treatment facility as
recommended by the controls installer. Motion carried by unanimous roll call
There was no report for wastewater. There was a
discussion for the purchase of two new Dixon mowers. This purchase has
already been approved with the budget.
Clarification was made that vendor fees do not apply
to vendors for events sponsored by local non-profit organizations, therefore,
vendor fees will not be charged for salespeople that B.U.I.L.D. has for “Air
Your Art in Louisville” on May 17, 2008. However, if an individual business has
their own vendors, they have the option to run the sales through their store or
the vendors will be charged the solicitor’s fee of $25.00.
Petrzilka moves, Sherman seconds to approve
temporary pedestrian crosswalks on 3rd Street; one at the city park and
one at the west end of the 3rd Street Bridge on May 17, 2008 from to 5:00 p.m. for Air Your
Art in Louisville. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Derby moves, Behrns seconds to
approve the alley closing from 3rd Street to the end of Leibman
Financial driveway behind LouisvilleArtGallery from Saturday, May 17, 2008 to Sunday, May 18, 2008. Roll call vote: ayes –
Petrzilka, Behrns, Derby; abstain – Sherman. Motion carried.
Sherman moves, Derby seconds to approve pay
application #8 for Eriksen Construction for the water treatment plant in the
amount of $584,558.47. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Behrns moves, Derby seconds to enter executive
session at for the protection of public interest to
discuss legal issues related to the personnel policies and the water rate
negotiations with Rural Water. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Mayor Mueller reiterated the reason for the executive session. Behrns moves,
Petrzilka seconds to exit executive session at Motion carried by unanimous
roll call vote.
Petrzilka moves, Derby seconds to adjourn the
meeting at 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