A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of
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, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
John Yocum, Director of Cass County Economic
Development Council, was present to introduce himself and let the city council
know of the goals and focuses of CCNEDC. John talked about the connection with
the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, shared some publications, and talked
about procedures to procure businesses and retain businesses in the County. He
let the city council know of the upcoming investor’s meeting on
Levi Krause and Jason McClun reported for fire/rescue. They gave annual call reports. They had 128 rescue calls and 61 fire calls last year. These numbers continue to grow every year. Levi talked about the importance of continued recruitment. He would like the council and city employees to talk to everyone they see about joining the department. They have other avenues to pursue as well such as info included with quarterly newsletter that goes out with the utility bills. Levi plans to have packets available in the near future for recruitment. The council asked Levi’s opinion about Cedar Creek’s request for a quarterly report for calls to Cedar Creek. Levi doesn’t know why they’d need it quarterly; annually should be sufficient. Jason reported that the department received a $25,000 grant for a new Jaws of Life last year. He reported about the upcoming projects for the year.
Troy Johnston was present from JEO as the street superintendent to review the One & Six Year Road Plan. He gave brief history, details and procedures of the State’s requirements of the Plan. The projects on the plan are really just a wish list for the future. The projects were reviewed. No changes were made.
Bond refunding proposals were made by Ameritas and
D.A. Davidson. John Tresek from Ameritas stated that he has worked with the City
John Trecek advised the council on the procedures to
form a paving district. The district in question is the alley between
Mayor Mueller has been contacted about the removal of
the three 15 minute parking signs on the west side of
Council Member Derby requested the council consider
the possibility of no parking on the corner of 3rd and Cherry
Streets. Traffic during school pickup and drop-off times is very congested at
that intersection. Options were discussed, such as limited parking during
certain times of the day, or one-way traffic during certain times of the day.
Safety is a definite concern. The possibility of the residents parking in the
alley that will be improved will relieve some of the problem. It was suggested
to mention the possibility of no parking on
John & Marilyn Healey requested relief on their water bill because their water softener was malfunctioning and they used excessive water for three months. The clerk explained that they had been notified of the excessive use. The council feared setting a precedent for other requests of relief. The council felt the residents have the responsibility to review their water bills. No council action was taken.
Joe & Jamie Cook had e-mailed a request to upgrade the playground in the city park. They would like the approval from the city council to head up a program in which they would handle all of the fundraising, accounting and disbursement of funds. The council questioned the legality of them handling the funds. The council agrees that the city has to have control over the project. The availability of grant funds was discussed. A letter will be sent stating that the council is interested in the plan but a representative of the council will need to meet with them to explain that a city fund will have to be established and the city would have to oversee the plan and project.
The Cedar Creek Rescue Agreement was discussed. The
Village’s attorney sent back the contract with changes for approval. At Levi’s
suggestion, a narsis summary report could be generated for a year’s time on
July 1st annually. Levi said that a quarterly report wouldn’t do
them any good, because in one quarter there could be one call and the next quarter
there could be ten. Having the report in July would give Cedar Creek time to
review at their July meeting so the agreement could be signed in August.
The alley paving project between Main & Cherry Streets and 3rd and 6th Streets was discussed. The cost to the property owners would be minimal. Letters will be sent to invite the owners to the February meeting for discussion.
The clerk reported that the
A written sheriff’s report was circulated. The contract with the sheriff will be reviewed at a future meeting.
Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets. There
was a lengthy discussion regarding the state’s designation of the
The jagWire contract for wireless internet service on the water tower was discussed.
Mayor Mueller reported for the
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.