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A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, July 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. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the Ernco, Inc. from the Care Center claims and the SENDD payment from the city claims. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center. She stated that the minutes from the board meetings are posted on their website within a few days of their meetings. Kari also stated that the accreditation survey is just being finished. Kari also wanted the council to be aware that some new beds are being purchased.  Sharon Pasco, Marian Johnson and Betty Heard all addressed the council on issues concerning a new baseball/softball field for the city. Mayor Mueller had spoken to the ball association and Ash Grove regarding this matter since the last meeting. The most feasible solution would be to add another ball field at the current Ash Grove location. Council member Derby stated that in order to make the current field Legion baseball approved, the easiest, most economical solution would be to raise the right-field fence. It was suggested that the Legion could kick in for the cost of that improvement. The Ash Grove lease was reviewed. A second field of 200’ would be sufficient to accommodate the other ball leagues. Sharon summarized the funding available from different sources. The city clerk will check on the availability of grants on leased land as opposed to owned land. No one is arguing that another ball field is necessary. Other issues discussed were parking, driveway entrance safety and funding. Sharon also noted that the city park needs attention. City staff will analyze the equipment.  Ernco, Inc. had presented a change order for the Care Center roof project. The changes were for 1) 14 sheets of sheathing, which was part of the original bid, 2) replace existing metal siding with new vinyl siding, 3) tear off existing shingles and re-roof at detached garage, and 4) credit to owner for owner’s repairs of gypsum drywall for a total net additional cost of $3,070.00. Numbers 2 & 3 were not part of the original contract and there was a discussion regarding who approved the changes and the consequences for that approval. Kari apologized and admitted she didn’t know who approved it, but said it was probably a group effort. The Mayor and council stated that a phone call would have been sufficient. Derby moves, Petrzilka seconds to accept change order #1 from Ernco, Inc. in the amount of $3,070.00 for the Care Center roof project. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve to pay the change order from Ernco, Inc. for the Care Center roof project in the amount of $3,070.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petrzilka moves, Derby seconds to approve final payment to Ernco, Inc. for the Care Center roof project in the amount of $10,137.50. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve a special designated liquor license for Good Times on July 25, 2009 from noon to 1:00 a.m. for a beer garden behind the bar as a fundraising event for the Matchus family and survivors of the June 20th accident. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, Derby seconds to approve reserved parking on July 25, 2009 from noon to 1:00 a.m. on the west side of Main Street from the library south to the corner of 3rd Street for a poker run. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Derby moves, Behrns seconds to approve the street closing request on July 25, 2009 from Cherry to Main Street on 3rd Street from 2:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. for a benefit concert for the Matchus family and the survivors of the June 20th accident. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petrzilka moves, Derby seconds to approve a noise variance for the concert mentioned above from 6:00 p.m. on July 25, 2009 to 1:00 a.m. on July 26, 2009. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Brody Newville and Gavin Siebrass addressed the council on the possibility of a skateboard park in the city park. They made several suggestions; using the tennis court, putting up “skate at your own risk” signs, using grants for funding, charging to use the park, and making the ramps removable. They also stated that the park could be used for bikes and rollerblades as well as skateboards. There was a lengthy discussion regarding the options. Brody and Gavin thanked the council for their consideration and said if it’s not possible at this time to please consider later. Mayor Mueller asked the young men to draw a design and do some research regarding costs.  Southeast Nebraska Development District (SENDD) membership and dues were discussed. The payment was tabled until the next meeting and the clerk will research the benefits of membership.  Behrns moves, Derby seconds to approve Levi Krause’s (Rescue Captain) recommendations for proposed rate increases for rescue rates as suggested by EMS Billing Services effective August 1, 2009. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Care Center Board appointment has been tabled until the next meeting.  There were no reports from the sheriff, fire or rescue.  Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets. The crew is currently working on laying the water line behind the school. They have also been working on the Paving District alley project. The sewer line needs to be reworked before they can finish that project. Dan updated the council on the summer schedule. He also stated that he has started working on the budget.  Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 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