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CITY COUNCIL

 

December 10, 2014                                                                                                    Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Clete Petrzilka and Paula Simonson. Council Member Randy Jensen was absent. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson, City Supervisor Dan Henry and several guests. Mayor Behrns 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 Behrns called the meeting to order and asked the Council to review the consent agenda. Petrzilka moves, McClun seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

The paving of Hazel Street was briefly discussed. Dan gave an approximate cost of concrete for the north 120’ as $6,800.00. The water and sewer lines will be located and more information gathered. The discussion was tabled.

No one was present to discuss the city alert and critical municipal messaging concept. No council action taken.

The nuisance property at 218 Oak was discussed. The property owner’s sister, Katherine Goodman, was in attendance to state that the owner will be in town on December 20th to complete the cleanup. She asked for dismissal of the case so the property can be sold. Petrzilka moves, Simonson seconds to dismiss the nuisance case upon satisfactory inspection by the City building inspector and subject to legal costs paid by property owner. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

The nuisance property at 117 Cherry St. is set for pre-trial hearing. Dan has inspected the property and some progress has been made.

City Attorney Johnson has yet to file an amended complaint for the property at 401 Cherry St.

The Verizon lease is still in legal review.

Petrzilka moves, Simonson seconds to adjourn and reconvene as the newly elected city council at 7:20 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Council Member Petrzilka was thanked for his years of service.

Council members McClun and Petersen were sworn is as newly elected officials.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to reelect Jerry McClun as the Council President. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

There was no report for Louisville Care Center.

The Street Superintendent Steve Parr, from JEO, was present to discuss the 1 & 6 year road plan. Some modifications were made and will be presented for public hearing in February.

Marie Gregoire, representing Wirebuilt, for the city alert and messaging system entered the meeting. The attorney stated that since this was unfinished business in the previous meeting and not on the current agenda, she could present information but no council action could be taken. Marie gave a detailed presentation.

There was no action taken on the transport agreement between Cass County Emergency Management Agency/Cass County EMS and the City fire/rescue department.

Simonson moves, McClun seconds to approve the Certificate of Compliance for NDOR 2014 calendar year as per Agreement No. 55. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

As per a citizen request, the city officially considered “snowbird” water rates and no council action was taken.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve the expenses associated with the clerk attending clerk academy on March 25-27, 2015 in Kearney, NE. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to establish a sinking fund with the following conditions: $8,500 from general, street, water and sewer funds per fiscal year to be used for mobile equipment. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to invest $3,500 in Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council for 2015. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Ordinance #922; fee schedule was laid over for legal review.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #923; Care Center wages as it relates to longevity pay. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. McClun moves, Simonson seconds to adopt Ordinance #923 by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #924; alley vacation between Main & Mill Streets from 4th St. south to 5th Street. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to adopt Ordinance #924 by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

There was a brief water/sewer/street report. Some research will be done for purchase of gas detector and tripod with wench when city employees are working in confined spaces.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There was no report for fire/rescue.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

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