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CITY COUNCIL

 

March 9, 2011                                                                                                             Louisville, NE

 

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Alan Mueller, Council Members Roger Behrns, Clete Petrzilka, Jerry McClun and Randy Jensen. 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. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center. The state survey has been completed. Census was discussed. Progress on the various projects was also discussed. The council acknowledged receipt of a tort claim that has been turned over to insurance.

 

There was a lengthy discussion regarding bids for the concrete/asphalt overlay street project. A JEO representative was present with their recommendation. Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to reject all concrete bids and rebid portions of the project, excluding 2nd Street and other streets with slopes. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the US Asphalt bid for the asphalt overlay project in the amount of $199,352.39. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the contract with Thiele Geotech, Inc. for material testing services on the 2011 concrete/asphalt overlay project with the addition of an E-Verify system clause. Roll call vote: ayes – Petrzilka, Behrns, Jensen; nays – McClun. Motion carried.

 

Robert Deloske (not in attendance) requested the removal of a no parking sign on 4th Street by his house. Request failed for lack of motion.

 

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve a reserved parking request from Liz Cochran (Coop de Ville) on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from the corner of 3rd & Main north to bank parking lot on the east side from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for Jewelry & Garden Show. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to approve compensation of $400.00 for City Attorney’s attendance to Nebraska Planning & Zoning Conference in March, 2011. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Sr. Center building repairs were discussed. The gutters were falling off and after removal Dan discovered that the soffit is rotten. It is unclear if or how much of the rafters are rotten. Dan also found the siding on the north side to be rotting. The decision for repairs will be tabled until further investigation can be done to determine the extent of the damage.

 

Jason McClun, the fire chief, asked Mayor Mueller about the possibility of charging for burn permits. After talking with the state authorities, it was determined that this can be done as long as all funds are kept separately by the department. Some neighboring towns are charging. The City Attorney advised to add to the fee schedule ordinance. A revised ordinance will be presented at the next meeting.

 

Mayor Mueller reported on the potential UP property purchase. Any decisions have been tabled until more information can be obtained.

 

The rural fire board contract has been tabled.

 

John Yochum made a presentation from Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council (CCNEDC) showing progress of the council. Jensen moves, Behrns seconds to approve $2,500 investment to CCNEDC, representing half of the visionary investment, with the understanding that the other half will be discussed when a county site inventory is complete. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

The cable television franchise contract was tabled.

 

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to approve the proposal from Fry & Associates for new playground equipment at the city park in the amount of $36,298.92. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Dan and maintenance crew will do the preparation of site and installation.

 

Dan reported for street, water and wastewater. There were no fire, rescue or sheriff reports. There was a brief nuisance discussion.

 

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:37 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