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CITY COUNCIL

 

June 13, 2012                                                                                                              Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, June 13, 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 several 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 with the exception of claim to JEO for later discussion. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was no report from the Care Center.

After discussion, the mandatory sewer connection at 722 Main was tabled until further information can be gathered.

After reviewing the one and only bid, McClun moves, Behrns seconds to award a one year contract to Seminole Retail Energy Services for natural gas purchase. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

After bid reviews, McClun moves, Jensen seconds to award the contract to the lowest bid, McGill, as recommended by AMI, for asbestos removal at Louisville Care Center in the amount of $13,390.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

After bid reviews, Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the renewal with the lowest bidder, Tecumseh Insurance for liability insurance in the amount of $43,135.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, McClun seconds to forward the blighted and substandard study and redevelopment plan to the planning commission for review on 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. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve the payment to JEO Consulting Group in the amount of $5,125.00 for the above mentioned blighted and substandard study and redevelopment plan. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve B.U.I.L.D.’s request for street closing for the Last Hot Sunday in July; July 29, 2012 – Main Street from 1st to 3rd, 2nd Street from alley west of Main to alley east of Main, 3rd Street from alley west of Main to Main from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve a special designated liquor license for Nebraska Brewing Company on July 29, 2012 (Last Hot Sunday in July car show) – hours 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Home State Bank parking lot. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds acknowledge that Lawrance & Maureen Gulizia have satisfied all conditions of, and repaid in full the promissory note related to the economic development agreement dated February 10, 2009. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, McClun seconds to accept with regrets the resignation of Carol Alley from the Louisville Library board. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the appointment of Angie Krecji to fill Carol Alley’s term on the Louisville Library board until June, 30, 2014. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was a discussion regarding the purchase of a sewer jetting machine and a shop expansion as budget items for the next fiscal year.

The restructuring of job titles was discussed. No council action necessary.

Jenson moves, McClun seconds to approve the job descriptions of Utility Supervisor, Street Supervisor and Maintenance worker as presented. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the hiring of Jesse Arias as Utility Supervisor. Motion carried by unanimous roll vote.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to increase the Cedar Creek Rescue Agreement cost to $7,500. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to accept the financial statement for fiscal year ending 9/30/11 with report to be on file in city hall. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

After a lengthy discussion, Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to execute the presented agreement between the City and the Rural Fire District. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was a lengthy discussion regarding the boundaries of the UP Railroad property in the vicinity of 3rd and Walnut. Alan will contact the UP representative for clarification. No council action taken.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #874; wages of city employees and elected officials. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to adopt Ordinance #874 by title only on third and final reading. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets. A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There was no report for fire and rescue. Council member McClun mentioned that next year will be the fire department’s centennial and some events are being planned.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

I, the undersigned deputy 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.

Cheryl Knutson, Deputy City Clerk