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CITY COUNCIL

 

October 9, 2013                                                                                                          Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall.  Present were Mayor Alan Mueller, Council Members Roger Behrns, Jerry McClun, Randy Jensen and Clete Petrzilka. 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. McClun moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Roger Behrns reported on the care center’s construction which is in final stages; basically complete with just a few things on the punch list to finish.

The Ball Parents gave an update – they are concentrating on fundraising. They are having an annual meeting next Wednesday and new officers will be elected.

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 indicated that the City had asked the city engineer, JEO, to look at the property and JEO made some inquiries to the developer’s engineer. The City is waiting to hear back from JEO after it concludes its investigation. No council action was taken. 

Brad Johnson updated the council on the state championship sign for the entrance to Louisville. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve the already appropriated $500 be used to pick up the donated pillars from Workman Precast, pour footings with rebar and install the columns. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Suits have been filed on nuisance property located at 308 E 2nd St., 218 Oak St., 704 Oak St. and 701 Oak St. Two attempted services have failed. The legal procedure was explained to the city council by the attorney.

Dan updated the council on the nuisance property located at 117 Cherry saying progress is being made.

Approval of bid for commercial liability insurance package for Louisville Care Center was tabled until the next meeting.

Approval of the bid for a call light system at Louisville Care Center was tabled until the next meeting and the council has asked for a presentation/demonstration of the system at the next LCC Advisory Board meeting and also asked for clarification that the entire installation be done by Stanley Security Solutions.

Erik Schanou, a government accounts representative from Verizon was in attendance regarding surveillance at the City Park and brush dumping area. He gave demonstrations of video. Verizon works in an alliance with several contractors that do security and one was asked to give a proposal for surveillance. Other areas of concern were discussed. Various grants will be investigated to help with costs. No council action taken at this time.  

Behrns moves, McClun seconds to approve the sale of surplus property to the one and only bid from Copple Chevrolet for Lot 279 in the amount of $251.00 plus costs. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to approve the purchase of Plan 1 supplemental insurance for the fire and rescue departments from Provident for a three year plan in the amount of $3,081 annually. Roll call vote: ayes – Petrzilka, Behrns, Jensen; abstain – McClun. Motion carried.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve the transfer of $35,305.90 from the CDA fund to the general fund for the downtown projects as detailed. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Parking issues at 7th and Maple were discussed. A resolution will be prepared for the next meeting that will detail the parking restrictions as discussed.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the renewal of Maintenance Agreement No. 55 between the City and the NE Department of Roads. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve the Certificate of Compliance for the Maintenance Agreement No. 55 with the NE Department of Roads. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Behrns seconds to approve the street closure for the Homecoming Parade on October 11, 2013 at 2:45 p.m. as follows: from 3rd and Cherry east to Main, north to 1st, west to Cherry and south to 2nd Streets. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets. The shop expansion is done except for the garage doors.

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

McClun moves, Behrns seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #904; wages and benefits for LCC employees. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #904. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:42 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