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CITY COUNCIL

 

September 11, 2013                                                                                                    Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall.  Present were Mayor Alan Mueller, Council Members Roger Behrns, Jerry McClun and Clete Petrzilka. Randy Jensen was absent. 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. Behrns moves, McClun seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the Precision Industries claims. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Mayor Mueller opened the public budget amendment hearing at 7:02 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Mueller closed the public hearing at 7:03 p.m.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve Resolution 13-16 to amend the previously approved budget for fiscal year 10/1/12 – 9/30/13. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Mayor Mueller opened the public budget hearing at 7:04 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Mueller closed the public hearing at 7:05 p.m.

McClun moves, Petrzilka seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #901; appropriations for fiscal year 10/01/13 – 09/30/14. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #901. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Mayor Muller opened the public levy hearing at 7:06 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Mueller closed the public hearing at 7:06 p.m.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve the allowable 2½% restricted funds base increase. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Petrzilka moves, McClun seconds to approve the additional 1% allowable restricted funds increase. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 13-17 to set the property tax request at $390,660.00 for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2013.  Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, McClun moves to temporarily adjourn as city council at 7:07 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to convene as Community Development Agency (CDA) at 7:07 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Mayor Mueller opened the CDA budget hearing at 7:08 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Mueller closed the public hearing at 7:09 p.m.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to adjourn as CDA at 7:09 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petrzilka moves, McClun seconds to reconvene as city council at 7:09 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Behrns seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #902; CDA appropriations for fiscal year 10/01/13 – 09/30/14. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Petrzilka moves, McClun seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #902. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center stating that the construction should be completed in a couple of weeks.

McClun moves, Behrns seconds to approve the LCC operating cash reserve fund policy as amended. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Mayor Mueller declared a conflict with the next agenda item. McClun moves, Petrzilka seconds to have the clerk prepare a letter to indemnify Home State Bank for returned checks that have been cashed on behalf of residents of LCC, said letter to be signed by Council President Behrns. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petrzilka moves, McClun seconds to approve pay application #11 to Precision Industries in the amount of $31,552.00 for the Care Center hallway/resident room remodel project. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Behrns seconds to approve pay application #11A to Precision Industries in the amount of $23,745.00 for the Care Center hallway/resident room remodel project. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Behrns moves, McClun seconds to approve the therapy services agreement with Premier Rehab, LLC dba Infinity Rehab for physical, occupational and speech therapy at Louisville Care Center as negotiated and amended and recommended by the LCC Advisory Board. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Behrns moves, McClun seconds to waive bids for Care Center health insurance renewal at recommendation of LCC Advisory Board and the insurance agent with an 8.3% increase. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Pam Krambeck and Monica Stohlmann were in attendance to represent the ball parents’ association. They are working on a campaign for an additional ball field at the Ash Grove location. They presented a concept drawing and asked for participation from the city in various ways.

Bob Copple was present to question the ownership of Lot 279 in the original town. It has been determined that this particular parcel was platted in 1872 and has never had a record of ownership. It was further determined to be city property and will be sold as surplus property.

Terri Scholting and Bob Copple were present to represent B.U.I.L.D. by asking for the city to refurbish the Welcome to Louisville sign. McClun moves, Petrzilka seconds to allocate KENO funds to refurbish the Welcome to Louisville sign. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the date change for the street closing request on Vine Street between Koop Ave. and 7th Street to September 28, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to midnight. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

There was a mix up with burials in the past at Riverview Cemetery that affects lot owners. The clerk and Mayor will call the affected lot owners for resolution.

Petrzilka moves, McClun seconds to approve the equipment purchase option 3 as presented by Dan Henry using Bobcat brand. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve the fire/rescue department roster update by removing Kelly Chriswisser, Theresa Chriswisser, Wayne Chriswisser, Randy Payne, Kodiak Farrar and Bill York and adding Colin Larsen. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

There was a nuisance property update. City Attorney Johnson has complaints ready to file for the properties discussed at the last meeting. Frank Mascarello was present to discuss his property on Walnut Street. He stated he has a few things to do and Dan Henry confirmed the progress. He still has to fix the door on the trailer and a few bushes to trim. The city council thanked him for the work completed.

Brad Johnson presented a design for the State Championship sign as discussed at the last meeting. Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to allocate up to $500 from the KENO fund for pillars built by the city crew for installation of a sign to match and not deter from the Welcome to Louisville sign already located in the general area. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Don Maxon was in attendance with concerns regarding the drainage from the Prairie Ridge development. Don believes the drainage is inadequate for flood events beyond the industry standard recommendations. The Mayor reiterated to Don that the City relies on expert engineer’s opinions regarding these matters. No council action was taken. 

Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets. Swinging gates and/or chains will be installed at the snow removal curb cuts on the alley east of Main Street.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There was no report for fire and rescue.

Behrns moves, McClun seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #903; wages and benefits for city employees and public officials. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #903. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve Resolution 13-18; sale of surplus property – Lot 279, Original town, Louisville, NE. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Behrns seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 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