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A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall.  Present were Mayor Alan Mueller, Council Members Roger Behrns, Jerry McClun and Randy Jensen. Clete Petrzilka was absent. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson, City Supervisor Dan Henry. 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, Behrns seconds to approve the consent agenda. Ayes – Behrns, McClun, Jensen; absent – Petrzilka. Motion carried.

Mayor Mueller opened the public hearing at 7:01 p.m. for the consideration to change the zoning classification from R1 District to RS District on property legally described as: Schliefert Addition Lot 1, Original Town, Louisville, Cass County, Nebraska. No public comment was made. Mayor Mueller closed the public hearing at 7:02 p.m.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #868; Zone change from R1 to RS for Schliefert Addition Lot 1, Original Town, Louisville, Cass County, Nebraska. Ayes – Behrns, McClun, Jensen; absent – Petrzilka. Motion carried. Behrns moves, McClun seconds to adopt by title only on third and final reading Ordinance #868. Ayes – Behrns, McClun, Jensen; absent – Petrzilka. Motion carried.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Louisville Care Center. Two major things coming up are a hallway remodel and a mower/snowplow purchase. There were other discussions about wages, insurance and notaries.

There was a lengthy discussion regarding the file server for the Louisville Care Center. Prices were obtained by the LCC computer consultant. The advantages and disadvantages of the bids were discussed. Competitive bidding procedure was discussed in length. LCC was encouraged to look at projects upfront to determine timeline of purchases. McClun moves, Behrns seconds to approve the purchase of a file server and backup project due to the end of support for current server for LCC in the amount of $16,767.00 and installation not to exceed $3,000.00. Ayes – Behrns, McClun, Jensen; absent – Petrzilka. Motion carried.

The one & six year plan was reviewed. The public hearing will be held at the regular February meeting. No council action is necessary at this time.

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to approve support to Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council in the amount of $2,500.00, half of the requested amount, with the understanding that when an inventory of assets is completed the city council will revisit paying the balance. Ayes – Behrns, McClun, Jensen; absent – Petrzilka. Motion carried.

Interviews were conducted for the maintenance employee replacement by the City Supervisor and Council President Behrns. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the recommendation to hire Preston Derby. Ayes – Behrns, McClun, Jensen; absent – Petrzilka. Motion carried.

There was a lengthy discussion regarding the city’s ability to help financially with the rebuilding of the hardware store. The city has LB840 funds available as well as the opportunity for TIF financing. An application process has been established and will need to be followed. The current LB840 loan to the Hardware Store was briefly discussed.

There was a discussion about a stop sign installation at the south end of the school property line going onto 5th Street. A resolution is not necessary because it is a private drive.

Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets. He reported that the well pumps were pulled and cleaned.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Fire chief Jason McClun will have the 2011 fire/rescue report ready next month. Mayor Mueller thanked Jason and all the volunteers for their service.

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m. Ayes – Behrns, McClun, Jensen; absent – Petrzilka. Motion carried.

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