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CITY COUNCIL

 

July 13, 2011                                                                                                               Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, July 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. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the AOI Corporation claim and the understanding that the planning commission meeting was cancelled. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the care center. She stated that there will be an apron show starting in conjunction with the Last Hot Sunday in July and staying on display in August. She also asked if the council members would be interested in driving the bus during the apron show. Kari also reported that the board decided to table the decision on the marketing consulting firm.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to accept the resignation from Mary Tietjen from the Care Center Advisory Board. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Behrns seconds to approve the following appointments to the Care Center Advisory Board: Betty Heard to fill the term of Mary Tietjen’s appointment, Darlene Petrzilka and Candy McClun. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve the following appointments to the Planning Commission: Del Stites, Keith Witte and Bob Keiter for three year terms. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Behrns seconds to approve the following appointments to the Board of Adjustments: Marvin Kupke and Betty Heard for three year terms. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, McClun seconds to approve pay application #3 from AOI Corporation for LCC water improvement project in the amount of $11,096.83. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The marketing consulting contract for LCC was tabled.

Mayor Mueller and the clerk met with Dave Taladay from Southeast Nebraska Development District (SENDD) last week to discuss what projects are available where they can assist and how Louisville can benefit from membership. More information will be gathered. The housing request and dues request were tabled until the next meeting.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the annual Cedar Creek Rescue Agreement with an increase to $7,000.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the alley closing request from Steve Sherman behind the Art Gallery and Leibman Financial on August 27, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve Louisville Public Schools use of the Ash Grove baseball field for football practice during construction at the school under the condition that they list the City of Louisville as an additional insured on their liability insurance in the amount of $3,000,000 and also with the understanding that it will be graded and seeded when they’re done. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The accessory structure issue at the school has been resolved. The school had asked about waiving the building permit fees for the school expansion. No council action was taken, therefore, the fee will not be waived.

Approval of the housing stimulus for Olander was tabled. The procedure for changing the Economic Development Plan was outlined for the next meeting, including a public hearing.

There was a lengthy discussion regarding the specs for the trash haul contract and bids. Some clarifications and changes will be made. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the specs and authorize the notice to bidders based on changes discussed. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Mueller updated the council on the rural water contract to purchase water. Rural Water is moving forward with the project, but they are still a year away from starting.  

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #856; alley vacation between Oak & Elm Streets between 4th Street and Koop Ave. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #856. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Ordinance #857 was tabled until the next meeting.

Petrzilka moves, McClun seconds to approve Resolution 11-04; mileage reimbursement to $0.555 cents/mile. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was a lengthy discussion regarding benefits for full-time employees to be considered before the beginning of the October 1, 2011 fiscal year. Different options were discussed. The City Attorney advised that the family medical leave act would affect some of the decisions.

A preliminary budget discussion was held. Items discussed were: equipment purchases, bond payments, loan payoffs, and future street projects.

Dan reported for water, sewer and streets. Sludge hauling was discussed. Sludge has been hauled to the City of Omaha in the past, but with the flooding, they are no longer accepting it. Lincoln has been notified. Dan reported that the power supply to the wastewater plant and the new wells will have to be studied. He stated that he thought the milling and asphalt project was going well. He was told that the edges where the milling ends and where the asphalt is going to start isn’t clean, but will be when the asphalt process begins. They are left gradual for traffic in the meantime. Dan also reported that there will be extra asphalt millings. He asked the City Attorney for the procedure to sell. A resolution will be prepared. The city crew is staying ahead of the milling crew with patching. The water line at the cemetery was briefly discussed. The Sr. Center parking lot was also discussed.

Dan got a quote from Roloff Construction for paving Main Street from 1st to South Depot Street. They will be in town for work at the school, which would save money for the city. Roloff could have the project done in 10 days, whereas, if the city crew did the work, it would take 4-6 weeks. Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the quote from Roloff Construction for paving Main Street from 1st to South Depot Street in the amount of $18,800.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:38 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