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CITY COUNCIL

 

November 10, 2010                                                                                                    Louisville, NE

 

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Alan Mueller, Council Members Roger Behrns, Clete Petrzilka and Bob Derby. Randy Jensen was absent. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson and City Supervisor Dan Henry and several 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. Behrns 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 gave the council an update on the UP Railroad property in the vicinity of 3rd and Walnut. He is meeting with a representative from UP on Monday so will have more information at the December meeting.

 

The rural fire department presented an agreement and City Attorney Roger Johnson made a few additions. The contract will be reviewed by both parties and discussed again at the December meeting. Some of the additions were discussed.

 

Clarence Brandes was present to ask if the city has any plans to fix his driveway approach from the alley that was paved last year. He said it falls two feet in a three feet span and it’s too steep. Dan said it wouldn’t take much to fix it, but he can’t promise that it will be done this year. Behrns moves, Derby seconds to direct Dan to make the improvements as discussed when time permits. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Maintenance Agreement No. 55 with the Nebraska Department of Roads was discussed. There were too many unanswered questions regarding the agreement. The discussion was tabled until the December meeting and a state representative will be asked to attend to clarify the agreement.

 

The Certificate of Compliance with the Department of Roads was tabled until the December meeting.

 

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to reject bids for Dixon mowers in accordance with Resolution 10-13. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Derby moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the purchase of two SCAG Turf Tiger zero-turn rider mowers with a mulch kit installed on one, with a trade in for the Dixon mowers in the amount of $10,496.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Resolution 10-14 to amend the cable television franchise Ordinance #494 was tabled until the December meeting. A representative from the cable company will be requested to attend the meeting.

 

Petrzilka moves, Derby seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #846; Louisville Care Center wages. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Derby moves, Behrns seconds to adopt Ordinance #846 by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Behrns moves, Derby seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #847; wage and benefits of employees and public officials. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Petrzilka moves, Derby seconds to adopt Ordinance #847 by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Dan Henry reported for water, wastewater and streets. He gave the plan for jetting the sewer lines. He reported to the council on the winter snow removal plans.

 

Derby moves, Petrzilka seconds to adjourn the meeting at 7:56 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