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CITY COUNCIL

 

 

September 8, 2010                                                                                                      Louisville, NE

 

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, September 8, 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 and City Supervisor Dan Henry. 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.

 

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to open the budget hearing at 7:01 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. No public comment was made. Jensen moves, Derby seconds to close the public hearing on the budget at 7:02 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory reading of Ordinance #841, the annual appropriation bill. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petrzilka moves, Derby seconds to adopt and publish Ordinance #841 on third and final reading by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Derby moves, Jensen seconds to open the public levy hearing at 7:03 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. No public comment was made. Derby moves, Petrzilka seconds to close the public levy hearing at 7:04 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Jensen moves, Derby seconds to approve the allowable 2½% restricted funds base increase. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to approve the additional 1% allowable restricted funds increase. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Petrzilka moves, Derby seconds to approve Resolution 10-10 to set the property tax request at $381,760.50 for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2010. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to temporarily adjourn as City Council at 7:06 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, Derby seconds to temporarily convene as Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA) at 7:06 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Derby moves, Petrzilka seconds to open the public budget hearing on the CRA at 7:06 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. No public comment was made. Jensen moves, Derby seconds to close the public hearing at 7:07 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn as CRA at 7:07 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Derby moves, Behnrs to reconvene as City Council at 7:08 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #842, the annual appropriation bill for the CRA. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Derby moves, Petrzilka seconds to adopt and publish Ordinance #842 on the third and final reading by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Louisville Care Center.

 

There was a discussion regarding the HVAC system and other facility components at the Care Center and Assisted Living Facility. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve the contract with Finn Group for facility assessment at the Care Center. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Discussion was held regarding refinancing the Care Center bond especially considering current interest rates. Ameritas provided possible scenarios that show the savings. John Trecek from Ameritas will be contacted to proceed with the less aggressive scenario for the November 15 deadline.

 

Mayor Mueller and Councilmember Behrns met with Rural Fire board members and a contract is being fine tuned. It will be presented at the October meeting.

 

The City has contacted Union Pacific Railroad regarding the potential purchase of property around 3rd and Walnut and the City is waiting for follow up information.

 

The City had received complaints and request for reimbursement for flowers that were removed at Riverview Cemetery from permanent vases. Minutes from the cemetery board were reviewed and noted that current policy states, “Artificial flowers and decorations may be used from: May 15 thru June 15, also Nov. 1 thru April 1.” Jensen moves, Derby seconds to deny the claims for reimbursement for the removal of flowers and a letter will be sent to those that made the request. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. New policies and regulations will be presented at the next meeting with revisions regarding permanent vases.

 

Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets. The street superintendent from JEO will be here to look at the streets for potential repairs. Wells were recently tested with good results. The new discharge permit was granted for the wastewater plant. Items discussed were equipment, shop expansion, water chemicals and work schedules.

 

There were no reports for sheriff, fire and rescue.

 

Derby moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #840; floodplain regulations. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Derby moves, Behrns seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #840. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Derby moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #843; wage and benefits of employees and public officials. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #843. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Petrzilka moves, Derby seconds to approve Resolution 10-11; surplus equipment (two Meyer brand snowplows.) Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Derby moves, Petrzilka seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #844; mobile home regulations. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Derby moves, Jensen seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #844. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #838; fee schedule. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, Behrns seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #838. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:17 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 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.

 

Dee Arias, City Clerk