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CITY COUNCIL

 

August 11, 2010                                                                                                         Louisville, NE

 

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Alan Mueller, Council Members Bob Derby, Clete Petrzilka and Randy Jensen. Roger Behrns was absent. 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 asked the Council to review the consent agenda. Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center.

Mayor Mueller updated the council on the rural fire board contract.

Ray Heinold was present to ask for a lease on the property adjacent to his property at 807 Grandview Dr. in Southridge. There is a street that is platted but not improved at this time. He is willing to maintain the property. A lease agreement will be drawn up and Ray will have to provide proof on insurance listing the City of Louisville as additionally insured. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve the agreement contingent upon completion of proper paperwork. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Bids were taken for the sale of the surplus tractor as well as bids for the trade of the same tractor with the purchase of a new one. Derby moves, Jensen seconds to reject all bids for the sale of the surplus tractor. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

There was a lengthy discussion regarding bids received for the tractor. Derby moves, Jensen seconds to approve the bid from the lowest bidder, Pankonin’s, Inc., for the purchase of a Farmall 105U tractor for $45,250 with a trade-in allowance for the John Deere tractor of $25,300 for a final purchase price of $19,950.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve a Right-Of-Way Permit with Galaxy Cable for telecommunication services to the Louisville Public Schools for a term of one year until August 1, 2011. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

There was discussion about the possible purchase of Union Pacific Railroad property around 3rd and Walnut Streets.

There was a line by line and fund by fund preliminary budget discussion, including equipment, street repairs, bonds, sales, purchases, logistics, interest rates, city services, regular maintenance, loans, wages and utility rates.

The fee ordinance was discussed at length and tabled until the September meeting. A corresponding ordinance will be presented regarding annual mobile home inspections.

City Attorney Johnson explained the process to change the designation of East First Street to an alley. His opinion is that the property would have to be replatted and the dedication of the street would have to be changed and filed at the courthouse. Resolution 10-10 was not necessary.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports for fire, rescue. Dan reported for water, sewer and wastewater.

Property nuisances and procedures were discussed.

Derby moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:27 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.

Dee Arias, City Clerk