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CITY COUNCIL

 

October 13, 2010                                                                                                        Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Alan Mueller, Council Members Roger Behrns, Clete Petrzilka and Randy Jensen. Bob Derby was absent. 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. Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

John Trecek from Ameritas was present with information and savings regarding the refunding of the Louisville Care Center bond. The refunding will result in a net savings of $404,640.00. Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve Resolution 10-12; call of general obligation nursing home bonds dated November 15, 2005 in the principal amount of $3,030,000.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Jensen moves, Behrns seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #845; issuance of refunding general obligation nursing home bonds in the amount of $3,085,000.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #845. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Liz Boyer presented findings of a study she did regarding energy savings in the wastewater treatment facility. She did this study in conjunction with an internship at Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.

 

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds the approval of Kelly Bender as the manager of American Legion Post 353 located at 117 Main Street, Louisville, NE. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Mayor Mueller reported that the State of Nebraska has changed their calculation on the maintenance agreement with the City regarding snow removal costs. He wanted the council to be aware of the change.

 

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Louisville Care Center stating that some work needs to be done on the main sewer line and new curtains will be purchased.

 

Mayor Mueller and Kari Wockenfuss gave an update on the HVAC system at the Care Center with a recommendation of work to be completed.

 

Mayor Mueller undated the council on a rural fire board contract. No action necessary.

 

The snowplow bids were reviewed. Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to sell the surplus Meyer snowplows to the highest bidders; one to Randy Payne for $1250.00 and one to Sarpy R&R for $751.50. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve the designation of Plattsmouth Journal as the legal newspaper of the City. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Council President Roger Behrns presided over the meeting for the next agenda item. Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve Home State Bank as the City’s designated depository institution. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the Riverview Cemetery Rules and Regulations as amended during discussion. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to transfer $80,000 from the sewer fund to the street fund as repayment on the interfund loan of $102,000 made in March, 2009 in accordance with Resolution No. 09-07 with the balance to be paid at a later date. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Jensen moves, Behrns seconds to approve Resolution 10-13; sale of surplus equipment of two Dixon Brand mowers. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Dan reported for street, water and wastewater. There was a lengthy discussion regarding street repairs.

 

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to authorize the Mayor to execute a contract with JEO Consulting Group for asphalt overlay project engineering as negotiated. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports for fire and rescue.

 

Petrzilka moves, Behrns 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 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