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CITY COUNCIL

 

August 10, 2011                                                                                                         Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, August 10, 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 following claims: Thermal Services, Jerry McClun and US Asphalt. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the claim to Jerry McClun for EMS training reimbursement. Roll call vote: ayes – Petrzilka, Behrns, Jensen; abstain – McClun. Motion carried.

Mayor Mueller opens the public hearing at 7:01 p.m. to consider text amendments to Louisville’s Economic Development Plan regarding assistance for new housing construction and the application process for said grant. No public comment was made. Mayor Mueller closes the public hearing at 7:02 p.m.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #857; Economic Development Plan revision regarding housing stimulus. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to adopt Ordinance #857 by title only on third and final reading. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Mueller opens the public hearing at 7:03 p.m. to consider catering application for Chubb Enterprises, Inc. dba Main Street Café. Mandi Chubb was present to clarify that the state changed some guidelines which makes it necessary to obtain a caterers license if more than six off-site events are held annually. Special designated liquor licenses will still be required for each individual event. The city council’s recommendation for approval or denial is requested by the state for the application process. Mayor Mueller closes the public hearing at 7:05 p.m.

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to recommend approval for catering license for Chubb Enterprises, Inc. dba Main Street Café. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

No Care Center report.

No action taken on the consulting contract for Louisville Care Center marketing.

McClun moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve pay application #4 and final to Thermal Services, Inc. for Louisville Care Center outside air system installation in the amount of $19,169.80. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan Nedved from Omaha Volkswagon Car Club was present with a request to have an all-day car show on Main Street on June 16, 2012. Mayor Mueller suggested presenting the request to B.U.I.L.D. since the event is on a Saturday, which will affect many businesses.

Bids for the trash haul service were opened at 1:00 p.m. today with five bidders. Abe’s Trash Service was low bidder. Dan has studied the equipment lists presented with the bids. There was a lengthy discussion regarding the fuel and environmental surcharges. The attorney is of the opinion that since none of the bidders included an Attachment A to the contract, the base rate is the final price; no fuel/environmental charges will be added. McClun moves, Petrzilka seconds to award the bid to the lowest bidder for residential trash haul service to Abe’s Trash Service, Inc. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Compact tractor and front mower tractor purchase discussion was tabled.

Jensen moves, Behrns seconds to approve change order #3 from US Asphalt final quantity adjustments and additional utility adjustments with an increase of $2,514.39. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jake from JEO was present to discuss the overlay project. There was a lengthy discussion about another overlay project for next spring on the streets that didn’t get done this year. Negotiations will be held with US Asphalt. Weight limits on the city streets were also discussed. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve pay application #1 from US Asphalt overlay project in the amount of $229,421.08. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to approve the proposal from Armor Coating of Sandhill Rd. from end of concrete to Highway 50 in the amount of $15,384.00 to Micheels Construction Co. with the stipulation that they complete the e-verify addendum, an equipment assessment certification and provide a payment bond. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Household hazardous waste collection was discussed. These events have been done in the past with participation dwindling. Other ways to dispose of the waste will be found and the customers educated about such disposal. No action taken to partner with Clean Community System this year.

Behrns moves, McClun seconds to join National Joint Powers Alliance; a municipal contracting agency for contract purchasing. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Ash Grove ball field expansion was discussed. It was agreed that this is a regional ball field and other entities, such as the school district and neighboring towns should be involved too. The City of Louisville has continuing upkeep and maintenance that should be considered a contribution as well, including utility payments on the property, infrastructure to the property, insurance, mowing, etc. A monetary commitment of $100,000 was agreed upon and will be incorporated into the budget.

Petrzilka moves, McClun seconds to approve the $4,000 housing stimulus for Robert Olander for 907 Grandview Drive from the economic development fund when the ordinance becomes effective upon publication. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Southeast Nebraska Development District (SENDD) housing dues and regular dues request died for lack of motion.

There was a lengthy discussion regarding the budget. Dan and the clerk went through the budget, fund by fund and line by line with the council. Items discussed were: comprehensive plan, equipment purchases, wages, benefits, emergency siren, job consolidation, loan payoffs, improvements, repairs, emergency contingencies, bonds, rate increases, refinancing, Rural Water revenues, plant operations, revenues from sale of equipment, levy, efficiencies, and reducing costs.

The attorney’s opinion is that a city employee’s job would have to be held for 90 days because of the family medical leave act, but benefits can stop whenever the council determines. Clarifications will be made on the benefits with the wage ordinance to become effective on October 1, 2011.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #858; alley vacation between Oak & Elm between 4th & Koop Ave. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to adopt Ordinance #858 by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, McClun seconds to approve Resolution 11-05; to allow the consumption of alcohol at the Louisville Care Community. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 11-06; sale of personal property – asphalt millings at $5.00/bucket load. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Dan reported for streets, water and wastewater.

Behrns moves, McClun seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:34 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