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CITY COUNCIL

 

September 14, 2011                                                                                                    Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, September 14, 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. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Mueller opened the budget hearing at 7:00 p.m. No public comment was made. Changes to the published budget notice are as follows: Proposed Budget of Disbursements & transfers - increase of $436,500 due to increased disbursements; 2011-2012 Necessary Cash Reserve -decrease of $436,500 due to increased disbursements; Unused Budget Authority Created for Next Year - increase of $173,133 due to increased disbursements; Proposed Tax Rate (2010-2011 Request/2011 Valuation) - decrease of 0.014525 due to corrected valuation; Proposed 2011 Tax Rate - decrease of 0.014126 due to corrected valuation. It was noted that the increased disbursements were the budgeting of cash balances and the decreased tax rates were caused by a corrected valuation received from the county assessor after the publication. Mayor Mueller closed the public hearing on the budget at 7:01 p.m.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory reading of Ordinance #859, the annual appropriation bill. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Behrns moves, McClun seconds to adopt and publish Ordinance #859 on third and final reading by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Mueller opened the public levy hearing at 7:02 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Mueller closed the public levy hearing at 7:03 p.m.

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to approve the allowable 2½% restricted funds base increase. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve the additional 1% allowable restricted funds increase. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve Resolution 10-10 to set the property tax request at $371,280.00 for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2011.  Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Mueller stated to temporarily adjourn as City Council and convene as Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA) at 7:05 p.m.

Mayor Mueller opened the public budget hearing on the CRA at 7:06 p.m. No public comment was made. Changes to the published CRA budget are as follows: 2011-2012 Proposed Budget of Disbursements & Transfers - Increase of $82,000 due to increased disbursements; 2011-2012 Necessary Cash Reserve - decrease of $82,000 due to increased disbursements. It was noted that the increased disbursements were the budgeting of cash balances. Mayor Mueller closed the public hearing at 7:07 p.m.

Mayor Mueller stated to adjourn as CRA and reconvene as City Council at 7:08 p.m.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #860, the annual appropriation bill for the CRA.  Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. McClun moves, Behrns seconds to adopt and publish Ordinance #860 on the third and final reading by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was no report from the Care Center. Kari Wockenfuss was present to answer any questions. There was a brief discussion on getting computer bids.

The trash haul bids were reviewed. McClun moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the lowest bid from Papillion Sanitation for trash haul services with the five year contract as presented. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Mueller gave a brief update on the Ash Grove ball field improvements.

Jake Vasa from JEO was present for discussion on the 2011 overlay project. The April minutes were reviewed and confirmed that all concrete bids were rejected but then that motions was rescinded to allow 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.

Behrns moves, McClun seconds to approve the 2nd Street Bridge deck overlay with Daedalus Construction for $16,990 with a start date no later than October 20, 2011. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to layover payment of pay application #2 to US Asphalt pending the walk-through to establish the punch list of corrective work. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Behrns seconds to approve amendment #2; scope of services with JEO for 2011 asphalt overlay project with an increase of $26,615 for additional engineering services. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was a lengthy discussion regarding placing weight limits on city streets. Bob from Theile Geotech presented a professional opinion on the weight limits based on cores and tests done to Louisville’s streets. City Attorney Johnson was directed to prepare an ordinance to be presented next month for a 10 tons licensed gross vehicle weight limit on Sandhill Rd. and 2nd Street with the exception of periodic garbage and delivery trucks.

There was a discussion on the speed bumps on 3rd Street and the possible removal since the school’s improvements have taken the pressure off the traffic on that street. Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to remove the speed bumps on 3rd Street by the school. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The bidding process was discussed at length regarding state statute in comparison to city ordinance. The City has joined the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) which allows for contract purchasing.

Dan had quotes from John Deere and Kubota for a compact tractor. These were the NJPA bids for comparable tractors. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the purchase of a Kubota 30 HP tractor according to the bid in the amount of $19,587.60. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

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

Petrzilka moves, McClun seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #861, wages and benefits for employees and public officials.  Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to adopt and publish Ordinance #861 on the third and final reading by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:31 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