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CITY COUNCIL

 

June 8, 2011                                                                                                                Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, June 8, 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, Petrzilka seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the Thermal Services claim and the Jerry McClun claim. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the claim to Jerry McClun for fire school reimbursement. Roll call vote: ayes – Berhns, Petrzilka, Jensen; abstain – McClun. Motion carried.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the care center. The advisory board is looking into a marketing consulting firm. More information will follow. Board appointments will be done at the next city council meeting.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve pay application #3 from Thermal Services in the amount of $18,669.90 for the DOAS installation at the Louisville Care Center. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to transfer $22,000 from the sewer fund to the street fund to repay the interfund loan in its entirety according to Resolution 09-07. Motion carried with unanimous roll call vote.

There was a lengthy discussion regarding the repair or replacement of the emergency siren in the city park. The salesman was called to answer several questions. Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to approve the purchase of a new emergency siren for the city park in the amount of $19,500. Motion carried with unanimous roll call vote.

There was a lengthy discussion regarding the trash haul contract. There has been dissatisfaction with Waste Management. Timing and procedures were discussed. Several other contractors have shown interest in bidding. Other towns will be contacted for recommendations. Bid specs will be circulated to the council members for approval at the next meeting.

The next subject was the $4,000 economic development housing stimulus. Increasing the amount offered was discussed in detail. Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to increase the housing stimulus grant to $5.00/square foot up to $10,000 for new homes built within the city limits plus water and sewer tap fees reimbursed and re-appropriate up to $40,000 from the economic development fund for said stimulus. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The housing stimulus grant application for Robert Olander was tabled until the next meeting. The plan will be amended to allow the city council to take direct action on the application and to have the application requirements changed.

Review by Housing Advisory Committee/City Council of proposal to amend the existing three income categories of the Louisville’s Housing Rehabilitation Program to having two income categories that is part of the City of Louisville’s Reuse Plan. After review and discussion, Jensen moves, Behrns seconds to amend the existing housing rehab program from having three income limits for eligibility to having two income limits for eligibility; category 1: five year conditional grant and category 2: 50% ten year conditional grant/50% ten year direct loan. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

No council action was taken on the Neptune support proposal.

Behrns moves, McClun seconds to approve B.U.I.L.D.’s request for street closing on July 31, 2011 for the Last Hot Sunday in July Car Show from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Main Street 1st to 3rd and 2nd Street from alley to alley and 3rd Street from Main west to alley. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Dan reported for streets, water and wastewater. The city crew got compliments on the condition of the cemetery.

Behrns moves, Jensen 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