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 SENDD membership payment. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
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The Ash Grove baseball/softball field expansion was discussed. Ash Grove is willing to add to the current lease to adjust for more property. Ash Grove was going to inquire about extending the lease with their corporate headquarters. Mayor Mueller suggested that if a lease agreement can be reached then the City needs to get an engineering study done. The clerk has called to ask about grant opportunities. The problem is that the ground is being leased, not owned by the City, so some grants aren’t available. Additional funding opportunities will also be investigated. Design options were discussed, including parking and an entrance road. An engineer will be consulted to find out how much more room is needed and an estimate of cost.
A proposed skateboard park and city park playground upgrades were discussed. There is a grant opportunity available from Land & Water Conversation Fund Program administered by NE Game & Parks Commission. SENDD will be contacted to start that process. Dan stated that he has built $9,000 into the park budget for equipment. Brody Newville and Gavin Siebrass were in attendance with some information regarding equipment for skateboard parks. Dan Henry suggested that rather than buying portable equipment, pouring a cement pad and buying permanent equipment might be a better option. City Attorney Johnson commented that he would have to study the Recreational Liability Act for regulations. Petrzilka moves,
Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the SENDD dues request in the amount of $1575.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
David Richards was present to complain about his water bill and rates. He was informed that the minimum charge was essential to cover debt service costs. The council agrees that the bills are high, but that is the City’s only option at this time.
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Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to continue with Clean Community System for Hazardous Waste Collection with an increase in fees to $360.00 each time. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve the subordination agreement for housing rehabilitation #99 LOU 10. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Personnel issues regarding Dan Henry are moved to executive session later in the meeting.
A written sheriff’s report was circulated.
Dan reported for water, streets and wastewater. The water line behind the school has been completed. The alley project has been completed except for the spillway at the north end, and that should be done by the end of the week. Streets have been patched. Ruth Ann had approached Council Member Petrzilka regarding the back doors at the library needing attention.
There was an extensive budget discussion for all funds. The Mayor and Council reviewed each line item with the City Supervisor and clerk. The proposed budget reflects no increases in wages or employee benefits. It also reflects capital equipment of computers, a new backhoe and bobcat trade.
Behrns moves, Petrzilka 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 City Hall.