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CITY COUNCIL

 

July 10, 2013                                                                                                               Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall.  Present were Mayor Alan Mueller, Council Members Roger Behrns, Randy Jensen, Jerry McClun and Clete Petrzilka. Also present were City Supervisor Dan Henry, City Attorney Roger Johnson 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. Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the LCC claim to Precision Enterprises, Inc. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Mueller mentioned a letter in the packets from Patsy Sawyer complimenting the city council and crew on improvements around town.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the care center. The construction continues with two phases left. She was very complimentary on the experience with the architect and the contractor. Kari said she opposed funds transfers. Mayor Mueller assured her she would be able to voice her opinion when that subject came up on the agenda.

Nuisance properties were discussed. Dick Berner reported that circumstances have changed on the property at 2nd and Maple. The register of deeds has finally straightened up the filings and Dick believes the property can be salvaged. The council members disagreed. Other nuisance properties were discussed. The City Attorney recommends having each property be listed separately on the next agenda for filing in district court to condemn the properties.

The acknowledgement of change orders for the Care Center project was tabled.

Petrzilka moves, McClun seconds to approve pay application #9 to Precision Industries in the amount of $23,484.00 for the Care Center hallway/resident room remodel project. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The formula for an annual transfer from the care center was discussed. Kari Wockenfuss stated she wanted to go on record as the administrator that she opposes the transfer; saying it isn’t normal practice. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to set a target of 5% of net cash from operations for the annual transfer. Roll call vote: ayes – Behrns, McClun, Jensen; nays – Petrzilka. Motion carried.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the initial annual transfer from the care center to the city general fund in the amount of $75,000. Roll call vote: ayes – Behrns, McClun, Jensen; nays – Petrzilka. Motion carried.

McClun moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve Mayor Mueller’s nomination of Steve Meisinger to fill the vacancy on the care center advisory board for a three year term. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve renewal offer 1.2 (three year fixed price) with Seminole Energy for natural gas. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to approve the ADA Reasonable Accommodation Procedure as presented. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Fire Chief Jason McClun was present with some suggestions for purchases. First was a new key card system. There have been things missing from the fire hall. A key card system would record entries and could easily be activated and deactivated for new and retiring members. Jason will look into prices and have ready for the new fiscal year budget.

Chief McClun would also like to replace the flagpole at the station. He will obtain prices and also look at possible donations.

Jensen moves, Behrns seconds to approve the Cedar Creek Rescue Agreement and present to the Village Board with an amount of $8,500 due. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, McClun seconds to approve the request for two chickens and three ducks at 501 E 7th Street. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Behrns seconds to approve the request for four chickens at 200 E 4th Street. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. An ordinance revision will be presented at the next meeting addressing fowl in the city limits with certain restrictions.

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to approve B.U.I.L.D.’s request for reserved parking in the parking lot north of city hall on July 28, 2013 for the Last Hot Sunday in July. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan presented some preliminary budget numbers including possible equipment purchases and shop building expansion pricing.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve sprinkler or hydrant parties for town kids with design and hours to be determined. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan reported for streets, water and wastewater. Some projects in progress; sidewalks, shop salt bin and sewer jetting. Rural Water is waiting for final approval from Health and Human Services, otherwise their line and tower are completed.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated.

Jason reported for fire and rescue. A new pumper has been ordered through the rural fire district and should be delivered in roughly 280 days.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to enter executive session at 8:13 p.m. for the protection of the reputation of Dan Henry. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Mayor Mueller restated the purpose of the executive session. Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to exit executive session at 8:32 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:32 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

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