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A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall.  Present were Mayor Alan Mueller, Council Members Roger Behrns, Clete Petrzilka, Randy Jensen and Bob Derby. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson, City Supervisor Dan Henry 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. Derby moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Carol Alley addressed the council with concerns about the letter that came with the water bills. She stated that she didn’t think it was fair that the city employees had to take a cut in pay and benefits to help pay for the water improvements. Carol said all citizens benefit and all should pay, not just the city employees. She gave suggestions for other fees that could be assessed. Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center. The Care Center roof bids were opened Monday, and reviewed. The Mayor stated that there were eight qualified bids and one that didn’t conform to the specs. The range for the work was from $229,000 to $101,382. The low bid is from Ernco, Inc. and they estimated the work would be done in 42 days. Ernco has done other work around town and comes recommended from the Mayor and the Care Center Board. Petrilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve the bid from Ernco, Inc. for the Care Center roof project in the amount of $101,382.00 and the contingency of $35/unit for sheeting. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 09-09; stop sign placement northbound and southbound on Main Street where it intersects at 6th Street.  Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Teena Pingree-Krammerer was present to discuss the “old dump road”; the north ½ of Lot 738 and the east 20’ of Lots 736-738. The deeds were reviewed. Teena would like the ownership reverted back to her mother because the road only goes to a garage on her property. Research will be done about the procedure. Jim Holst addressed the council about speeding on Walnut Street on the south side of town. He is now requesting a stop sign to see if that would solve the problem. Dan stated that a speed bump would probably be more effective. Specs and procedures will be reviewed for the next meeting.Derby moves, Behrns seconds to approve the special designated liquor license from Slattery Winery for wine tasting on May 16, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Copple’s car lot for “Air Your Art in Louisville.” Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, Derby seconds to accept the financial statement for fiscal year ending September 30, 2008 and the report to be on file in the city office. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Behrns moves, Derby seconds to authorize the execution of the Application to Construct Access from Nebraska Department of Roads for the public street access to the south end of the Louisville school site pending review by JEO and an agreement with the school for maintenance. Motion carried for unanimous roll call vote. A written complaint, signed by several citizens, was received at the city office regarding dogs that reside at 94 Walnut Street. City Attorney Johnson suggested that Jack issue a citation setting a court date. Procedures will be reviewed and acted upon. An ordinance regarding the role of the Care Center board was tabled until the next meeting. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 09-08; the approval of the Cass County Local Emergency Operations Plan. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Dan reported for streets, water, and wastewater. There were no reports for sheriff, fire and rescue. Derby moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:44 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