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CITY COUNCIL

 

April 11, 2012                                                                                                             Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall.  Present were Mayor Alan Mueller, Council Members Roger Behrns, Jerry McClun, Clete Petrzilka 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 after amending the March 14, 2012 minutes to delete the approval of the contract with JEO for a comp plan update and insert approve the comp plan update grant with NIFA for half the cost of the update. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The hearing to consider the change of zoning request from R1 to R2 on property legally described as Eastwood First Addition Lot 35 except north 290’, Louisville was canceled until more information can be gathered. City Attorney Johnson stated for the record that he has done corporate LLC work for Kip Fuxa who presented this request.

There was no report for Louisville Care Center.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve the bid specs for natural gas supply as presented. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Requests for proposals will be available on April 19, 2012.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the contract with Calvin Hinz Architects for update and remodel at Louisville Care Center in the amount of $21,600 pending legal review. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the contract with AMI Environmental for asbestos abatement at Louisville Care Center in the amount of $49,075 pending legal review. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dave Wedekind presented a proposal for development on the land formerly known as A & D Farms south of the city limits by the water tower. Items discussed were financing, zoning, annexation, etc.

McClun moves, Behrns seconds to approve a blighted and substandard study and general redevelopment plan for property legally described as: THAT PART OF THE SE1/4 OF THE SW1/4 LYING EAST OF STATE HIGHWAY 50 AND THE SW1/4 OF THE SE1/4 EXCEPT TAX LOT 59 AND EXCEPT SAND HILL ROAD, ALL IN SECTION 22, T12N, R11 EAST OF THE 6TH P.M., CASS COUNTY, NEBRASKA at a cost of $5,750.00 with the understanding that the city pay half and the developer pay half and if TIF financing comes to fruition, the entire cost of the study will become part of the project at the developer’s cost. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The ISO building code effectiveness grading schedule was discussed at length. Part of the solution will be the passing of Ordinance #871. A copy will be sent to ISO along with a letter that states the comp plan is in the process of being updated.

McClun moves, Behrns seconds to approve the fireworks application with the following requirements: $1,000 fee, liability insurance certificate in the amount of $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 aggregate, a bond or Cashier’s Check in the amount of $1,000 to insure clean up of the site and state fire marshal approval. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was a brief discussion about keeping the city office open over the lunch hour. The city clerk assured the council that she and the deputy clerk will do everything possible to make that work.

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to authorize the clerk to advertise to fill the vacancy on maintenance staff if Larry does not return to work on April 30, 2012 when his FMLA time is over. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. The importance of hiring a qualified worker and the interview/testing procedure was discussed.

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to approve the LPS request for street closing as follows: Cherry Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets on May 11, 2012 for Fun Day activities from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. while leaving intersections open. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, McClun seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #871; international building codes as uniform codes. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #871. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, McClun seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #872; fee schedule. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #872. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets. Mayor Mueller gave an update on Otoe County Rural Water hookup progress. Some nuisance properties were discussed.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:17 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