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A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, November 11, 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. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center. Some new beds and blinds have been approved for purchase. There was a discussion of the Care Center Board duties ordinance. Some of the points will be reworked and brought before the council at the next meeting. There was some discussion about the necessity for the Mayor to sign any contracts. The attorney’s opinion is that contracts create an ongoing obligation, therefore, need the Mayor’s signature. The rural fire board contract discussion was tabled by the Mayor until the next meeting.An estimate was presented for a new ball field at the Ash Grove location in the amount of $585,500.00. A site plan was also presented. Mayor Mueller thought that the Ball Association needs to be presented with this concept and see if they agree with the idea. Then the city needs to go to Ash Grove and show them what the engineers have designed and see if they agree to the additional space. Mayor Mueller and Council Member Behrns didn’t think it would be a problem for Ash Grove. The term of the lease agreement with Ash Grove also needs to be reviewed. Cemetery lot prices were discussed. A comparison for prices from neighboring towns was reviewed. Dan’s concern is that the cemetery needs to be taken care of perpetually with limited income. Expenses were discussed. There was confusion about the cemetery board. The city ordinance doesn’t state anything about a cemetery board and they haven’t been reappointed or active for years. Mayor Mueller recommends raising the price to $400/lot to make it comparable to Ashland and Springfield. City Attorney Roger Johnson recommends a resolution. Mayor Mueller tabled the decision.Mayor Mueller updated the city council on the Louisville Bypass. The estimated project total inflated to 2021 is $21,676,806. The city insurance company is having issues with the skateboard park. City Attorney Johnson confirmed that the city had installed the signs required by the Recreational Liability Act. He feels that this covers the liability and that was the impression Mayor Mueller had as well. The clerk and attorney will do some research. Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve the transfer of $4,100.00 from the KENO community betterment account for water bond payment. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.There was a discussion regarding the Livable Community Act. This is a federal grant opportunity that can be used for comprehensive planning. This will be further investigated. The city council discussed LB840 economic development funds and possible uses.Two estimates were received for a security system at the wastewater treatment plant. The city has already been approved for a security grant for water and since the water controls are at the wastewater treatment plant, the city still qualifies. Jensen moves, Derby seconds to approve the purchase from Security Equipment, Inc. as bid in the amount of $4,619.00 and $70/month for monitoring service. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. The water plant’s one year warranty is about to expire and some issues have arisen that need to be addressed. All involved, including the engineers, equipment manufacturers and installation contractors have been notified by the City Attorney. The notification required everyone involved attend a meeting at the plant to discuss further action.Dan noted an article in the Omaha World Herald regarding budget shortfalls in Omaha caused by having to pay firefighters compensation for accrued time. He doesn’t want Louisville to get into the same situation, so recommends limiting paid time off to limit the city’s exposure. He also recommends building a portion of the exposure into the budget. Dan noted that job descriptions need to be done and the employee manual should be updated. Mayor Mueller suggested that council members Petrzilka and Behrns work on the personnel manual and policies and report back to the council. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 09-16; stop sign placement, northbound and southbound on Walnut Street at 7th Street. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Derby moves, Petrzilka seconds to adopt on first reading by title only Ordinance #829; prohibition of smoking in city owned vehicles and on any real property owned or operated by the City of Louisville. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Dan reported for streets, water and wastewater. There was no report for fire/rescue. Derby moves, Petrzilka seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:22 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 are 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