February 12, 2014 Louisville, NE
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, February 12, 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. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Mayor Mueller opened the public hearing at 7:01 p.m. for suggestions, comments and/or objections to the one and six year road plan. No public comment was made. Some street names will be corrected. Mayor Mueller closed the hearing at 7:02 p.m.
Mayor Mueller reported for the Care Center by discussing the carpet issues still to be resolved. Mayor Mueller discussed briefly a feasibility study for capital improvements. Requests for proposals with time and cost estimates will be required.
Pam Krambeck reported for the Ball Parents Association. There was a committee meeting regarding the formation of a Joint Public Agency and it was determined that it would not be necessary. Mayor Mueller stated that he heard back from Ash Grove about the lease and it can only be extended in 10 year increments making it unfeasible to invest for improvements. Other locations will be investigated.
Nuisance properties were discussed. The property located at 308 E 2nd Street was inspected and a list of issues of the interior and exterior was given to the property owner and his attorney. It was determined to be uninhabitable as is. The property owner will be given until March 1, 2014 to give a commitment whether to repair or destroy.
It was decided to reactivate legal proceedings at 218 Oak Street because the wall still hasn’t been removed.
704 Oak Street was given 90 days and repairs have still not been done. Legal proceedings will continue.
Dan reported that the house repairs have been completed at 701 Oak Street but nothing has been done about the trash. Legal proceedings will continue.
117 Cherry Street will be given official five day notice and citation issued if failure to correct.
Dan presented some new ideas and location of a city splash pad. Also discussed were prices, public restrooms, mechanic and timers. More information will be gathered, such as a survey and more accurate costs.
Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to approve a special designated liquor license for Sekalb, Inc. on May 17, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. in the parking lot behind Blake’s Lot 177. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Mobile home licenses were discussed at length. An ordinance went into effect in 2010 and Dick Berner hasn’t ever licensed his trailer court. A citation ticket will be issued as he’s operating without a permit. He must complete an application, get inspections and appear before the city council.
McClun moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve a contract with Shred Pros in the amount of $100 to provide shredding service during the city’s cleanup day on May 3, 2014. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Additional nuisance properties were discussed. The property owner at 401 Cherry Street will be sent a letter.
A city survey was discussed at length. It has been over ten years since the last survey and the needs, as determined by the citizens, have been addressed. The council agreed to proceed with a current survey.
Behrns moves, McClun seconds to proceed with refinancing of the current highway allocation street bond with a net savings to the city of approximately $9,000.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve the housing stimulus payout to Sudbeck Homes for residence built at 909 Sand Hill Rd. in the amount of $7,355.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Jensen moves, Behrns seconds to approve the housing stimulus payout to Sudbeck Homes for the residence built at 806 South Ridge Dr. in the amount of $7,500.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve the transfer of $1,100.00 from economic development fund to water and sewer funds in equal amounts for tap fee reimbursement for 909 Sand Hill Rd. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the transfer of $1,100.00 from economic development fund to water and sewer funds in equal amounts for tap fee reimbursement for 806 South Ridge Dr. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve a marketing Louisville fund request from Dave and Pam Wedekind in the amount of $975.25 with the stipulation that any future requests be pre-approved. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the expenditure of up to $4,000.00 matching economic development funds for Louisville Marketing by advertising with the Omaha World Herald using E-Blast services. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Behrns moves, McClun seconds to approve the annual transfer from Louisville Care Center to the city funds in the amount of $27,500.00 based on the targeted 5% of net operations. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Petrzilka moves, McClun seconds to approve Resolution 14-02; One & Six Year Road Plan with corrected street names. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 14-03; no parking on east side of Vine Street between 3rd and 4th Streets. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Mcclun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 14-04; no parking on west side of Maple Street between 4th and 5th Streets. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Dan reported for streets, water and sewer. He’d like to have the city council tour the improvements at the city shop at a future meeting. A hold harmless agreement will be prepared and presented to Copple Chevrolet for mowing the Meisinger property behind the Quik Pik.
A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports for fire and rescue.
Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:09 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