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CITY COUNCIL

 

November 9, 2011                                                                                                      Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the Louisville Library due to the temporary relocation.  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 in the kitchen area 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. McClun moves, Behrns seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the claim for Daedalus Construction. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

John Trecek from Ameritas was in attendance with paperwork for the water bond refunding that will result in a net savings to the city in the amount of $390,309.17. Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve Resolution 11-10; call resolution for outstanding 2006 water bonds. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #867; authorization for refunding of water bonds. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to adopt Ordinance #867 on third and final reading by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Letters from high school students were reviewed. No council action was taken.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for Louisville Care Center. She stated the board approved a new phone system and the assisted living survey was completed deficiency free.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve change order #1 from Daedalus Construction for the 2nd Street Bridge concrete overlay project that results in no monetary changes, only contractual changes. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Behrns seconds to approve change order #2 from Daedalus Construction for the 2nd Street Bridge concrete overlay project for an increase of $6,584.87. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve pay application #1 from Daedalus Construction in the amount of $22,396.13 for the 2nd Street Bridge project. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jake Vasa from JEO was present for discussion on the one and six year road plan. Clarifications were made and there were no additions. A hearing will be held at a later date. Some alleys were discussed for improvement as well. More information will be gathered.

A request for no parking on either side of 2nd Street east of Elm around the curves was reviewed. Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to send a letter to property owners along that stretch before taking formal action. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Another request for no parking on 3rd Street between Vine and Oak Streets was discussed. Petrzilka moves, McClun seconds to direct the preparation of a resolution to be presented at next meeting for no parking on the south side of 3rd Street between Vine and Oak Streets. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the renewal of Maintenance Agreement No. 55 with Nebraska Department of Roads. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the Certificate of Compliance with Nebraska Department of Roads. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan had been approached by an interested party to open a dog grooming/boarding business within the city limits. Limitations with the zoning regulations may make this impossible.

Mayor Mueller updated the city council on the potential UP Railroad property purchase.

Mayor Mueller updated the city council on the Ash Grove ball field. There was a lengthy discussion regarding the cost and sharing the cost with everyone that utilizes the field. There was also discussion of the continual maintenance on the project as well as infrastructure that would need to be updated to accommodate the project. The council agreed that this would be a regional ball field and more commitment needs to come from other entities. The possibility of putting it to a vote as a bond issue was discussed.

Mayor Mueller updated the city council on the Charter Communications franchise. Further information will be gathered.

The rural fire agreement was briefly discussed. Some comments were made by the city attorney regarding possibilities of paid staff and how that would be handled. It was agreed to use language that the agreement would be revisited when/if paid personnel is ever implemented.

Mayor Mueller updated the council on the potential sale of water to the City of Weeping Water.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #864; fee schedule. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. McClun moves, Behrns seconds to adopt by title only on third and final reading Ordinance #864. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve Resolution 11-08; designate truck routes within the corporate city limits. 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 #865; 10 ton weight limit on Sandhill Road and East 2nd Street. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to adopt by title only on third and final reading Ordinance #865. 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 #866; Louisville Care Center wages. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to adopt by title only on third and final reading Ordinance #866. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 11-09; sale of surplus property with adjustments made as discussed. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets. Dan is giving a tour of the water treatment plant to a class of University students from the engineering department.

Jason McClun reported for fire and rescue. Mayor Mueller thanked Jason and the fire and rescue department for all their service. There was no report from the sheriff.

Jack Faubion has turned in his resignation and will work until the end of the year. Preston Derby has been working temporarily and will be Jack’s replacement.

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to enter closed session at 9:20 p.m. for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual when the individual has not requested the discussion be held in open session.  Mayor Mueller reiterated the reason for the executive session.  Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.  McClun moves, Behrns seconds to reconvene in open session at 9:32 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:32 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