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CITY COUNCIL

 

August 13, 2014                                                                                                          Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, August 13, 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 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.

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 with the exception of the claim to Jerry McClun. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the claim to Jerry McClun in the amount of $1,058.94 for EMT conference attendance reimbursement. Roll call vote: ayes – Petrzilka, Behrns, Jensen; abstain – McClun. Motion carried.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center.

Monica Stohlmann was present for the Ball Parents with no report.

The feasibility report of the LCC dining room addition was discussed briefly with no council questions.

Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve an amendment to temporarily deviate from the current capitalized fund reserve policy, to lower the amount to $100,000 for construction purposes upon recommendation of the LCC advisory board for dining room addition. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, McClun seconds to approve an amendment to temporarily deviate from the current operating cash reserve policy, to lower the amount to $350,000 for construction purposes upon recommendation of the LCC advisory board for the dining room addition. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve to amend LCC bond sinking fund, to allow use of $144,000 for LCC dining room addition upon recommendation of the LCC advisory board. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to establish a $300,000 line of credit for emergency needs of the LCC dining room expansion to only be drawn upon as approved by a special city council meeting. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, McClun seconds to approve the CLH Architects agreement as recommended by the LCC advisory board for a total fee of $90,000 for dining room addition. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, McClun seconds to approve TD2 Civil Engineer agreement as recommended by the LCC advisory board for a total fee of $10,000 for dining room addition. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve TD2 Geo-Technical proposal for soil boring at LCC construction site in the amount of $1,400. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve a special designated liquor license request from Lot 177 on September 12, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve the waiver of the noise ordinance on September 12, 2014 at Lot 177 until midnight. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, McClun seconds to approve a special designated liquor license request for Main Street Café on September 20, 2014 from noon to 6:00 p.m. and authorize the sale and consumption of alcohol on public property on the tennis/basketball courts for poker run to benefit the Bob Hanes Memorial. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Anthony Warner was in attendance to request that the state championship sign include the Jr. Trap Team. Mayor Mueller explained it was purchased with Doug Alfrey memorial money and it was the family’s intention that it be used for high school team that progressed through a district or regional competition before winning at the state level. No council action taken.

Mike Burgert was present to ask the council to reconsider the parking restrictions on Maple between 6th and 7th Streets. Mayor Mueller explained that with the dense housing and multiple cars in the area, the council decided the current restrictions with safety in mind. No council action was taken.

No council action was taken on the SENDD membership dues request.

The Mayor and clerk had been approached by the NE Game & Parks engineering division with a request to connect Platte River State Park to the City’s wastewater system. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to entertain the request and encourage a package deal with sewer and water service. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The City had been approached to assume ownership of 23-12-11 Frac TL6 NW corner NE1/4NW1/4 (.21) from E & J Oil Company, Inc. The council recommends the current owner approach adjacent property owners to see if there’s interest.

There was a discussion on Louisville’s involvement in Cass County’s plan to hire paramedics. No council action was taken.

The City maintenance crew was in attendance and asked if they’d be willing to assist the rescue department by driving the squad during daytime hours. If they agree, they are to let the clerk know and the fire/rescue roster will be adjusted at the next meeting.

Mayor Mueller gave an update of the Ash Grove ball field.

An operating agreement will be negotiated between the City and the School for maintenance on a new ball field complex.

The Mayor and City Supervisor have been approached by various citizens to consider alley paving. The property owners adjacent to the following alleys will be sent a letter and asked to attend the next city council meeting for discussion of forming paving districts: between Walnut/Maple & 3rd/4th; between Walnut/Maple & 4th/5th; between Maple/Vine & 2nd/3rd; and Hazel south of 3rd.

A final inspection was done at 308 E 2nd Street. Some roof repairs are still needed but Dan is confident it will get done. Dan suggested legal proceeding cease.

The nuisance property at 218 Oak Street is in process.

Progress has been made at nuisance property at 117 Cherry Street. Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to instruct the attorney to proceed with filings.

Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to extend deadline for cleanup at 401 Cherry Street to September 10, 2014 with legal action to take place in the event of nonconformance. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to assume ownership of Lots 312-314, Original Town, Louisville, NE from Boyd Roberts Trust. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was an extensive budget discussion. Some items discussed were capital expenditures, radio-read meters, storm sewer issues, and equipment.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three require statutory readings of Ordinance #912; Fee Schedule. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to adopt Ordinance #912 by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 14-11; surplus property-LCC furniture. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports for streets, sewer, water, fire or rescue.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to enter executive session at 8:54 p.m. to prevent needless injury to a person’s reputation to discuss personnel. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Mayor Mueller reiterated the reason for the executive session. Behrns moves, Jensen seconds to exit executive session at 8:59 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:59 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The minutes are published in summary form.

Dee Arias,

City Clerk