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CITY COUNCIL

 

April 13, 2011                                                                                                             Louisville, NE

 

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, April 13, 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. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center. Projects are going smoothly. A federal survey has just been completed successfully.

 

Wil Engelkemier was present to request the south 60’ of the alley between Vine & Oak Streets between 3rd and 4th Streets be vacated. It is steep and nearly impassable with the erosion problems. Discussion included snow removal, other property owner’s access and utility easements. It was suggested to send a letter to all property owners on that alley and give them a chance to voice their opinions.

 

Cory Chubb was present with requests for poker runs as follows: Saturday, June 25, 2011, street closure – 3rd Street from Main to Cherry from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., reserved parking – west and east side of Main Street from 3rd north to library and 3rd Street from Main east to alley on north and south side, and an SDL from noon to 1:00 a.m. located at 3rd Street from Main to Cherry Streets and Copple’s parking lot. The second poker run will be held Saturday, July 30, 2011; street closure – 3rd Street from Main to Cherry from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.; reserved parking – west side of Main Street from 3rd to library; SDL from noon to 1:00 a.m. located at 3rd Street from Main to Cherry Streets and Copple’s parking lot. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve the requests as presented. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Robert Deloske was present with a request to put no parking signs in front of his house. After discussion, he agreed to move the no parking signs on the south side of 4th Street between Vine and Oak Streets to the north side. A resolution will be prepared for the next meeting.

 

GM is requiring Bob Copple to adjust the façade of his building which may require some additional property. A possible purchase of property from the City was discussed in length. More information will be gathered.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve Option 2 for gas piping change order from Thermal Services for the outside air project at the Louisville Care Center for a deduct of the contract price of $1,136.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Black Hills Energy has awarded the City $500 towards the purchase of trees as part of the Power of Trees program. Dan stated that the park would be an ideal spot after the new equipment has been installed. He then updated the council on the progress of the park project. The City will purchase the trees and receive reimbursement from Black Hills Energy.

 

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the clerk’s attendance to the LNM Finance conference in Kearney, June 15-17, 2011 and all associated costs. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to reject all concrete overlay bids. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

After a lengthy discussion regarding the street projects, Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to rescind the motion to reject all concrete bids and instead direct JEO to negotiate a price for the concrete overlay on the 2nd Street bridge deck with Daedalus Construction Co. based on the fact that the project came in higher than engineer’s estimate and they were the sole bidder. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Behrns moves, McClun seconds to direct JEO to propose a change order to US Asphalt based on their per unit price to add asphalt overlay to Main Street from 3rd to 5th Street. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve the City workers to tear out and replace Main Street from 1st Street north to the Railroad right-of-way and widen two feet. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Alternative income guidelines and loan/grant opportunities for the housing rehabilitation program were discussed. No council action was taken.

 

Jensen moves, Behrns seconds to approve the bid from Eager Siding Company for siding, soffits and fascia improvements for the Senior Center in the amount of $11,190.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #854; fee schedule. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to adopt Ordinance #854 by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There was no report for fire and rescue. Dan reported for streets, water and wastewater. A sanitary survey was just completed. A backflow preventer was requested to be installed at the sewer plant. Heimes Excavating completed some work at the sewer plant and at the Depot Street Bridge. Dan requested the wage ordinance be reviewed to limit time benefits are paid during absences.

 

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:36 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