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A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 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 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. Jensen moves, Derby seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.There was no report for the Care Center. Mayor Mueller reported that the rural fire board is waiting for more information from their attorney on a contract between the city and the rural board. Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve Resolution 10-08; authorization for the Mayor to execute the agreement with the State of Nebraska, Department of Roads for Project No. RD-50-2(1024). Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.The discussion of the interfund transfer between the City and Louisville Care Center was tabled for six months. The conclusion of the council was that this issue will be contingent upon Otoe County Rural Water hooking up to the City’s water system and making payments for such. Mayor Mueller will attend the next Rural Water meeting to find out their status on the project. Mayor Mueller and Dan gave the council updates on what they know about the progress of the Rural Water project. Cory Chubb presented the poker run schedule for the 2010 season and asked for reserved parking for the events. Derby moves, Jensen seconds to approve reserved parking for Good Times Saloon from the library south to 3rd Street and wrap around the corner west to the alley from noon to 6:00 p.m. for the following 2010 dates: May 15, June 5, June 19, June 26, and July 17; and from noon to 10:00 p.m. on July 24.  Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Cory also asked the city council to consider the extension of hours of liquor sales to 2:00 a.m. to coincide with the state legislature’s new law. City Attorney Roger Johnson stated that the law becomes effective July 15, 2010 and that is when the city council has the authority to adopt the ordinance. An ordinance will be presented at the August meeting for further consideration. There was some confusion about whether this applies to the liquor store. Keno sales after 1:00 a.m. were also discussed. Some investigation will be done before the August meeting. Terri Scholting was present to ask permission for B.U.I.L.D. to have a fireworks stand; same as last year. Behrns moves, Derby seconds to approve B.U.I.L.D.’s fireworks stand sponsored by Bellino Fireworks, behind Taylor Quik Pik from June 25, 2010 to July 4, 2010. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.B.U.I.L.D.’s permission to use the flower box on the west side of city hall for a memorial wall was tabled until further information can be gathered.Roger Abbott had approached Mayor Mueller regarding the drainage ditch that runs through his property at 7th and Elm Streets. Roger would do the dirt work, but asked the city to rip rap the entrance. City Attorney Johnson said the city is responsible for the water running off the street so that request was reasonable. The sewer line running through the property will have to be located before any dirt work can be done. Derby moves, Jensen seconds to approve the drainage ditch work at 7th & Elm by Roger Abbott and pay the cost of rip rap for the first 15’ with the condition that the sewer line be located before any dirt is moved. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Melody Falcone presented a written request to the council for a dog kennel. City Attorney Johnson stated that our current zoning regulations don’t allow for a kennel in R-1 zoning district either as a permitted use or a conditional permitted use. The only option is to change the text of the zoning regulations. The council’s consensus is that they probably wouldn’t look at amending the current rules to allow kennels in R-1 zoning district. Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve the cost of the clerk’s attendance to the 2010 Municipal Accounting & Finance Conference in Kearney on June 16-18, 2010. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to increase the dog license fee by $1 (to $6.00/animal) to compensate for the one dollar fee now charged by the State of Nebraska. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Petrzilka moves, Derby seconds to approve the submission of an application for Sarpy/Cass Department of Health West Nile Prevention grant. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Health insurance renewal rates had a 30% increase. Dana Troske was contacted and made some suggestions that will save the employees money for their portion of the premiums. Dan and the clerk also did a wage and benefit comparison of neighboring towns. There was a lengthy discussion regarding options. Behrns moves, Derby seconds to approve Dana Troske’s plan for health insurance coverage and authorization for necessary paperwork. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.Alan Mueller advised that he had had a sanitary sewer backup into his basement and that he intended to make a claim against the City.  As Mayor, he turned the meeting over to Council Member Behrns as Council President.  Following discussion, no formal action was taken.A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Dan reported for water, sewer and streets. He had a plan for street repairs planned for this season, those being 5th & Main, 3rd & Walnut, and 2nd & Walnut. He mentioned other spots in town that need attention as well. Logistics of constructions were discussed. Dan also reported that the water tests are good since the laser shields have been cleaned. He stated that the ultraviolet lights at the sewer plant are working well. Dan presented a written report regarding progress made in the last several years as far as equipment purchased and projects completed. It also references financial progress. In conclusion, the process is working. Dan thanked the council for all the support he receives. Behrns moves, Derby seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 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