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CITY COUNCIL

 

January 14, 2015                                                                                                        Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Rod Petersen, Randy Jensen and Paula Simonson. 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. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for Louisville Care Center. Some items discussed were: staffing, construction and an Advisory Board resignation.

Dave Wedekind requested some signage on Highway 50 to advertise Prairie Ridge businesses. He suggested giving the property to the City for a sign. Options, costs and funding were discussed. More research will be done.

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to request NE Dept. of Roads to reduce the speed limit, to speed determined by NDOR, at the south city limit on Highway 50. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to request the NE Dept. of Roads to install “no engine braking” signs, as per City Ordinance, on Highway 50 at Sandhill Road. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to waive the bid requirement and accept the bid from McKesson for Louisville Care Center mattress replacement in the amount of $23,398.81. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve the housing stimulus payout to Sudbeck Homes for residence built at 274 Eastwood Dr. in the amount of $1,213.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the transfer of $1,000 from Economic Development to water/sewer funds for tap fee reimbursement at 274 Eastwood. Dr. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve half the expense of the City Attorney and the entire expense of Mayor Behrns’ attendance to the League of Municipalities Mid-Winter Conference on February 23-24, 2015. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

A lease agreement with Ash Grove for a future ball field projects was briefly discussed. Mayor Behrns will approach Ash Grove about an option on proposed land.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Shred Pros LLC for shredding event during spring cleanup day on May 2, 2015 at the cost of $100. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Marie Gregoire presented Louisville City Alerts and Critical Municipal Messaging proposal at length. No council action was taken.

The case against the nuisance property at 218 Oak Street has been dismissed.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to dismiss the case on nuisance property at 117 Cherry Street upon removal of dumpster and attorney fees paid. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

A revised motion is to be filed on the nuisance property at 401 Cherry Street to include back lots.

The Verizon lease agreement is still in review by attorneys.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve the transport agreement between Cass County Emergency Management Agency/Cass County EMS and Louisville Rescue/City of Louisville as amended during discussion. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

No action taken on Ordinance #922; fee schedule.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #925; wages and benefits for LCC employees. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to adopt Ordinance #925 by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 15-01; mileage reimbursement. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan and Jesse reported for water/wastewater/streets. Some items discussed were: wastewater discharge permit renewal, Sargent Drilling work on wells, Highway 50 overlay project, and recycle education.

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

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 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