January 8, 2014 Louisville, NE
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 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 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, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Council Member Behrns reported for the Care Center by discussing the carpet issues still to be resolved. Mayor Mueller discussed briefly the feasibility of the expansion project. More research will be done.
There was no report for the Ball Parents Association. Mayor Mueller stated that he is still working on the lease with Ash Grove.
Michael and Carolyn McDonald were in attendance to ask for reconsideration of the parking restrictions on Maple Street between 6th and 7th Streets. No council action was taken.
Nuisance properties were discussed. The property located at 308 E 2nd Street is in discovery and seeking an agreement to inspect the interior. Dan reported there is still a little clean up to do at 218 Oak Street. There are plans in place for 704 Oak Street and 701 Oak Street. The nuisance process will begin at 117 Cherry Street since work has not been completed.
Jason McClun gave year-end fire/rescue report including the number of calls. He also presented a drawing and specs of the new truck ordered. Jason briefly discussed the possibility of entering an agreement with Plattsmouth for the use of the aerial truck in the case of a residential fire.
Jake Vasa from JEO was in attendance for a preliminary discussion of the one and six year road plan. Some modifications were made, but it was agreed that most of the streets are in good shape.
There was a discussion regarding no parking in certain locations around town for the safety of the citizens. Resolutions will be prepared for the next meeting to restrict parking on the east side of Vine Street between 3rd and 4th Streets and on the west side of Maple Street between 4th and 5th Streets.
Petrzilka moves, McClun seconds to approve Resolution 14-01; mileage reimbursement effective January 1, 2014. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets. Jesse has become the operator of record for the water and wastewater departments. There was a preliminary discussion with visuals of a splash pad/water park concept. Prices for equipment and fencing were presented. More ideas will be gathered. The street bond payment account was discussed. It was unanimously agreed that half of the bond payment should have been coming from the sales tax that was allocated for street repair since the beginning of the bond. Twenty-five months of payments at $3,333.35 for a total of $83,333.75 will be transferred from sales tax to cover the bond payments.
A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports for fire and rescue.
Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to adjourn the meeting at 7:58 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