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CITY COUNCIL

 

October 12, 2011                                                                                                        Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, October 12, 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. Mayor Mueller welcomed a number of boy scouts in attendance working on merit badges.

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.

McClun moves, Behrns seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #862, regarding contracts and bidding.  Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to adopt and publish Ordinance #862 on the third and final reading by title only. 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 #863, elected officials terms and appointed officers.  Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to adopt and publish Ordinance #863 on the third and final reading by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center about upcoming payables. She explained smart charting and e-MAR (Medication Administration Records) to the council. She also talked about the obsolete call system and phone system that will need to be replaced. Mayor Mueller noted that census is up in the assisted living facility.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the purchase of the smart chart and e-MAR software licenses, training and implementation without bidding as per Ordinance #862 when the ordinance becomes effective on October 28, 2011 in the amount of $40,320.00 from American Healthtech. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Mueller stated that Daniel Witte has approached him about opening a physical therapy office in Louisville. Mayor Mueller just wanted the council to be aware that it could be in direct competition with the physical therapy offered at the Care Center as an outpatient facility. The care center does not offer cardiac therapy so if he offered that, it would be a nice addition. Council members questioned whether very many residents of the city even know that physical therapy is offered at the Care Center. It was agreed that better advertising needs to be done. No council action is necessary. Mayor Mueller just wanted the council to be aware that there is a possibility of a new business coming to town.

 The Care Center computer specialists said that there was only one bid that met the component standards for what was being advertised. Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve the purchase of computers from Computer Outlet Center in the amount of $15,512.00 for the Care Center. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Refunding of the water bond has become available with a net savings to the city of $346,440. Jensen moves, Behrns seconds to move forward with the refunding. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. The paperwork will be presented at the next meeting.

Behrns moves, McClun seconds to approve pay application #2 to US Asphalt in the amount of $27,541.23 for the asphalt overlay project and accept the work done so far. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jake from JEO reported that the concrete overlay on 2nd Street bridge will be completed this month.

Jensen moves, Behrns seconds to approve the street closing for the Omaha Volkswagon Car Club car show on June 16, 2012 from 1st to 3rd on Main Street from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as per the recommendation from B.U.I.L.D. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was a discussion on water and sewer rates. Dan showed pictures taken of a broken sewer line from this week showing it was full of tree roots. He anticipates several of these expensive repairs taking place in the next year. The fee schedule will be prepared for the next meeting with an increase of $4.75 to the sewer base fee.

Dan reported for sewer, water and streets. Weeping Water has sent an inquiry regarding the purchase of water from Louisville to help with their nitrate problem. They would be looking for water to blend with their water to meet requirements. Louisville has plenty of capacity to meet the needs of selling wholesale to Weeping Water. More information will follow.

The clerk mentioned that Jeff Power asked about the replacement of the red, stamped concrete on Main Street. He will be informed that it is the property owner’s responsibility to repair or replace any part of the sidewalk. It was suggested to approach B.U.I.L.D. with the idea that all businesses replace at the same time for a better price.

Mayor Mueller noted that there is a crack in the wall at the back door of the library. Dan will check into repairs.

There was a brief discussion regarding council packets. It was agreed to continue to get paper copies as opposed to an electronic version.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:02 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