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CITY COUNCIL

 

May 14, 2014                                                                                                              Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, May 14, 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, McClun seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the Johnson Law claim for meeting attendance reimbursement to be discussed later in the meeting. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Mueller declared a conflict with the public hearings and left the building at 7:01 p.m. Council President Behrns presided over the meeting and opened the public hearing at 7:01 p.m. For the consideration of a preliminary plat of a subdivision per the Louisville Subdivision Ordinance 735 legally described as follows: Wedekind 2nd Subdivision, Tax Lot 64 located in the SW1/4 of Section 22-T12N-R11E, Cass County, Nebraska. No public comment was made. Council President Behrns closed the hearing at 7:02 p.m.

Council President Behrns opened the public hearing at 7:02 p.m. For the consideration of a final plat of a subdivision per the Louisville Subdivision Ordinance 735 legally described as follows: Wedekind 2nd Subdivision, Tax Lot 64 located in the SW1/4 of Section 22-T12N-R11E, Cass County, Nebraska. No public comment was made. Council President Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:03 p.m. Mayor Mueller returned and presided over the meeting.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center. The state survey has been completed with remarkable results. Financial reports were reviewed in depth with a dining room expansion in mind. Adjusting capital and operation reserves was also discussed.

Monica Stohlmann reported for the Ball Parents Association. The city engineers have looked at the property west of the school and determined it’s not going to work because of floodplain issues. Mayor Mueller is still talking with Ash Grove for alternative sites and other options are being investigated.

Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the specs for Louisville Care Center furniture, waive the publication requirement, post in three places and supply to providers. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to instruct the clerk to prepare a resolution to be presented at the next meeting for no parking on the north and south side of 1st Street from Walnut west to dead end. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the housing stimulus pay out to Sybil Henderson for residence built at 1117 Prairie Ridge Cr. in the amount of $1,251.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to transfer $1,100 from economic development to water/sewer funds for tap fee reimbursement at 1117 Prairie Ridge Cr. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the housing stimulus pay out to Mona Payne for residence built at 1143 Prairie Ridge Cr. in the amount of $1,240.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to transfer $1,100 from economic development to water/sewer funds for tap fee reimbursement at 1143 Prairie Ridge Cr. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Behrns seconds to approve the trade of the 1991 GMC Pumper in the amount of $10,000 for purchase of new pumper to the Rural Fire Board ownership. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mill Creek hazard mitigation planning was discussed. Mayor Mueller and Dan met with the city engineers and will keep the council updated on this long-term project.

Dan has been approached by Verizon Wireless to build a free-standing 120’ tower at the water tower location. JEO will have to sign off on the design and a price will have to be negotiated. The council agreed to have Verizon proceed with layout and design and present at the next council meeting.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the City Attorney request for reimbursement of half the expenses to attend Planning & Zoning conference in the amount of $266.37. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was a brief discussion on the City’s participation in the NFIP Community Rating System. Cedar Creek and the County are also weighing the options to participate. No council action was taken.

The liability insurance package bids were reviewed and questions answered by representatives present. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the lowest bid from League Association of Risk Management (LARM) with a one year commitment in the amount of $42,723 for the liability insurance package. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to allow Dan to hire summer street help as needed. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Office computer replacements were briefly discussed. The purchase is in the budget and the clerk will gather more bids and purchase.

A mobile home license application was submitted from Dick Berner for Louisville Trailer Court on North Main Street. Inspections have been done and all trailers deemed to be livable. A few minor repairs need to be made and Mr. Berner is aware of those repairs. The citation will be dismissed upon issuance of the mobile home license. Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to authorize issuance of a mobile home license for Louisville Trailer Court subject to the $300.00 balance being paid. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Nuisance properties were discussed. Progress is being made at 308 E 2nd Street. Legal proceedings are pending until completion of the repairs.

The nuisance property at 218 Oak Street is still in the court system.

The case has been dismissed for the property located at 704 Oak Street.

The case has been dismissed for the property located at 701 Oak Street.

Legal proceedings will continue on the nuisance property located at 117 Cherry Street. Some cleanup has been done.

Andy Jackman, the owner of the nuisance property at 401 Cherry Street is working with the city to comply with regulations. The council agreed to give him until July 15, 2014 to complete to city standards.

Dan presented public restroom costs, as requested, for behind city hall. Several options were presented. No council action was taken.

Letters to nuisance property owners regarding legal costs were sent. Penny Henson was informed that she will have one more filing fee added to her total then her case will be dismissed. Andy Jackman was told no more costs would accrue until after July 15th if the nuisance hasn’t been abated.

Dan is still gathering costs for Senior Center repairs.

Lots 312 to 314 were discussed. The creek runs through these lots at the dead end of 5th Street and the lots are owned by a trust from Texas. The trust is willing to give to the city. The procedure to do so will be investigated.

Lot 235 and the north ½ of Lot 234 were discussed. Dan says we are waiting for an agreement to be drawn up by the City Attorney as directed at the last city council meeting.

Dan had gathered costs for a replacement park shelter and simple splash pad. No council action was taken.

The clerk applied for and received a grant for half the cost of paving the Sr. Center parking lot from Cass County Tourism. The project will be worked into the summer maintenance crew schedule.

Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports from fire and rescue.

Mayor Mueller declared a conflict with the remainder of the agenda items and left the building at 9:23 p.m. Council President Behrns presided over the meeting. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 14-08; Wedekind 2nd Subdivision final approval. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #911; rezone Wedekind 2nd Subdivision Lots 2 and 3 from TA to RS. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to adopt Ordinance #911 by title only on third and final reading. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, McClun seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:25 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