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CITY COUNCIL

 

July 11, 2012                                                                                                               Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, July 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. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Mueller reported for the Care Center. He excused a representative from attending the city council meetings because enough of the city council members attend the LCC board meetings.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the bid documents as prepared by CLH Architects for the LCC hallway and resident room remodel with the reworked base bid and alternatives as presented and publish as required. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to approve the street closing request as presented by Linda Allen for the United Methodist Church vacation bible school; 3rd Street from Walnut east to the alley on July 22 through July 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. each evening. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jason McClun was present to ask the procedure for cashing in certificates of deposit for fire equipment. The fire department has a grant for air packs that needs to be matched. The department already has much of the matching funds collected through donations. Prices will be researched and presented at the next meeting. No council action was taken.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the agreement with JEO Consulting Group, Inc. for a comprehensive plan update without the mind-mixer section and adding the e-verify addendum in the amount of $24,750. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. The council was reminded that half this amount will be reimbursed by a grant from NIFA.

A discussion was held regarding basketball hoops facing the streets. The city has the right to control the right-of-way and consider this to be a safety issue. A letter will be drafted to send to those not in compliance.

Mayor Mueller gave an update for the potential UP property purchase. No council action taken.

James Cavanaugh was in attendance to discuss his mandatory sewer connection. The council agreed to waive his hookup fee of $550. James rejected that offer at this time. He believes the city is responsible because the city didn’t force the previous owner to comply.

A preliminary budget discussion was held. Dan stated that there won’t be any major road projects next fiscal year so no need to update much equipment except the annual upgrade on the Bobcat.

Dan reported for streets, water and wastewater. He gave vacation schedules and an update on the progress of testing of employees. Dan stated that he is looking for grant money to update the oxidation ditches at the wastewater plant.

There were no reports for sheriff, fire and rescue.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 7:48 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.

Dee Arias, City Clerk