Dee Arias, City Clerk
City Council Minutes - January 13, 2010
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Alan Mueller, Council Members Roger Behrns, Clete Petrzilka, Bob Derby and Randy Jensen. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson, City Supervisor Dan Henry and one guest. 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. Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Mayor Mueller reported for the Care Center. Petrzilka moves, Derby seconds to approve the Louisville Care Center Petty Cash Fund Policy as presented. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to approve the Louisville Care Center Memorial Account Policy as amended to include city clerk’s counter signature and presentation to the advisory board’s claims list. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Derby moves, Behrns seconds to approve the Louisville Care Center Security Deposit Account Policy as presented. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Behrns moves, Derby seconds to approve the expenditure of up to $400.00 for the attendance of the City Attorney to the Nebraska Planning & Zoning Conference in Grand Island February 24-26, 2010. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.The employees heard a presentation from a new pension administrator and would like to switch to an annuity type pension plan. Dan said it was a mistake that the contribution by the city got dropped to 3% when he budgeted for 4%. He stated that instead of making a retroactive change, the council considers paying for the administration fees and start up fees for the change in companies. An ordinance will be written for presentation at the next meeting to reflect the increase to 4% for the city’s contribution to the pension plan, the deputy clerk’s wage adjusted as discussed at an earlier meeting and the city’s contribution to health insurance or an HSA be increased to $515.00 per month as discussed at an earlier meeting. The One & Six Year Road Plan was reviewed with changes as discussed at the last meeting. The hearing will be held at the February meeting. Refunding of the bond for the fire station was discussed. The current bond is a forty year bond. No action was taken at this time.Mayor Mueller updated the council and guest on the rural fire board agreement discussions. Council member Derby stated that the ball association is discussing fund raising for a new field at the Ash Grove location. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 10-01; mileage reimbursement decrease to $0.50 per mile. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Jensen moves, Derby seconds to approve Resolution 10-02; Riverview Cemetery lot price increase to $400 per single lot. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Derby moves, Behrns seconds to approve Resolution 10-03; no parking on the west side of Main Street from 5th Street south to the dead end. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to adopt, on third and final 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.Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets. Mayor Mueller stated that he has had numerous compliments on the snow removal efforts. It has been costly and the city was lucky to have experienced outside help. Dan updated the council on the current equipment and upgrades. He reported that there is water leaking into the water treatment plant through the ceiling. Dan will get up in the attic tomorrow to investigate. There was an extensive discussion regarding parking on the street during snow removal. There were no reports for fire, rescue and sheriff. Behrns moves, Derby seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:21 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.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.