June 11, 2014 Louisville, NE
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, June 11, 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. Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the Jerry McClun claim for fire school attendance reimbursement. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to approve the claim to Jerry McClun in the amount of $343.00. Roll call vote: ayes – Petrzilka, Behrns, Jensen; abstain – McClun. Motion carried.
There was no report for the Care Center.
Rob Geise represented the Ball Parents Association with a request to sell fireworks. Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the fireworks stand from June 25 – July 4 in the vacant lot behind Quik Pik. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve the low bid and purchase of Louisville Care Center furniture from Hendrix & Associates for the Essex Collection in the amount of $52,927.78. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the Louisville Care Center Memorial Account Policy as presented. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Steve Amundson, LCC financial consultant, presented potential renovation plans. The lengthy discussion included financial phases, projections, bonding, elections, capital reserves, operation reserves, cost accountant suggestions and Medicaid requirements. Steve was asked to provide projections of fund accumulations through April 2015 as soon as possible. No council action was taken.
A grant opportunity was presented for a tire clean up. No council action was taken.
Behrns moves, Petrzilka seconds to assume ownership of Lots 345-350, Original Town, Louisville, NE from Cass County at no cost. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the special designated liquor license request from Nebraska Brewing Co. on July 27, 2014 from noon to 5:00 p.m. in the Home State Bank parking lot with the condition that the area is fenced and exits policed. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to renew the Cedar Creek Rescue Agreement with an increase for a total amount of $9,000.00 paid to the City of Louisville. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
McClun moves, Behrns seconds to approve the transfer of $19,777.80 from the KENO fund to the park department for improvements. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to approve the amendment to the agreement with US Cellular and add “a start date of August 1, 2014 or construction date if sooner.” Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
The nuisance property at 308 E 2nd St. was discussed. According to Mr. Berner’s attorney, the repairs have been completed. The City attorney will send a letter and state that a final inspection is required.
The nuisance property at 218 Oak Street is still in the court system. A new attorney is representing the property owner and some intermediate works needs to be completed.
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 gave him until July 15, 2014 to complete to city standards.
Dan was asked to move forward with gathering costs and designs for public restrooms behind city hall.
Mayor Mueller declared a conflict with the next agenda item and left the meeting. Council President Behrns presided over the meeting. An agreement has been drawn up by the City Attorney regarding Lot 235 and the north ½ of Lot 234. A public hearing will be held at the July city council meeting. No council action taken. Mayor Mueller returned to the meeting.
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. This discussion was tabled until the July meeting.
Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve Resolution 14-09; No parking on the north and south side of 1st Street west of Walnut Street. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
McClun moves, Behrns seconds to approve Resolution 14-10; LARM 2014-2015 renewal. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets. It was noted that Kevin Hall from Mill Creek Auto received the small business award from CCNEDC earlier in the evening. A complaint letter was reviewed regarding a nuisance at an empty property on Walnut Street.
A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports from fire and rescue.
Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:54 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.