A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Alan Mueller, Council Members Clete Petrzilka, Roger Behrns, Steve Sherman and Bob Derby. 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. 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. Petrzilka moves, Sherman seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the Eriksen Construction claim for the water treatment facility. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Steve Parr from JEO was present to review the One & Six Year Road Plan. He distributed information regarding the roads plan including a summary of the state allocation funds and annual reporting. The Louisville plan is the same as last year with the addition of the paving of Walnut Street south to the bridge. The two projects from last year are 6th Street Bridge and Eastwood Extension to Hwy 66. Steve explained that even if a project is in the plan, it is still at the discretion of the council if/when the project gets done. The plan is also to be used as a budgeting tool. Also discussed was the alley between Cherry and Main Streets from 3rd to 5th. This would be a paving district and the cost would be assessed to the property owners. Steve explained that only streets need to be on the plan, not alleys. Dan asked about 4th Street leading to that alley. A public hearing will be held next month for the One & Six Year Road Plan with no changes to the plan in its current condition.
A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports for the library and senior center.
Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Louisville Care Community. She stated the bus will be arriving in approximately 30-45 days. Census is good for this time of year. Mayor Mueller asked Fire Chief Jason McClun if there was room in the fire station for the bus until the garage could be built. Jason was given the dimensions and thought it could fit with some cleaning and moving around of things. Kari and Jason will work out the details.
Jason McClun reported for the fire department with a summary of calls made in 2007. There were a total of 47 fire calls and 102 EMS calls. He also reported on the membership. There are 22 total members with 14 trained EMT’s. There are three more members currently enrolled in EMT class. Levi Krause reported for the rescue department. He stated that the required forms for submittal to the state are all done electronically now. The department has ordered a laptop for the other squad and the members are training to use them exclusively. Levi said there are all sorts of reports that can be generated through the system, so he stated that if the council ever needed information, he could get it for them. The Mayor thanked the fire chief and the rescue captain for their service, time and efforts.
Derby moves, Behrns seconds to approve Resolution 08-01; ballot wording for a half cent increase in sales tax and/or a reallocation of the current 1% sales tax for the primary election in May 2008 for the reduction of debt for the water well fields and water treatment plant. The resolution was read into the record. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Petrzilka moves, Derby seconds to approve Resolution 08-02; Mileage reimbursement increase to 50.5 cents per mile effective January 1, 2008. The resolution was read into the record. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Petrzilka moves, Behrns seconds to approve the lease agreement for wireless space on the water tower with the exclusion of the part in italics in #5 on page 3, and authorize the publication of notice to bid. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Mayor Mueller updated the council on the assignment of the option of the A&D Farms property. Signatures are now being obtained.
Derby moves, Behrns seconds to approve pay application #6 for Eriksen Construction for the water treatment plant in the amount of $108,450.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Dan reported for water, wastewater and maintenance. He said the brick is done on north side of the water treatment plant and encouraged the council to check it out. The well houses are complete. Mayor Mueller reported that the equipment for the water treatment plant will be delivered around the middle to end of February. Dan and the clerk explained the new format of the financial reports. They have been simplified for ease of reading. Dan updated the council on the grating and railing in the water treatment plant. The materials have been purchased and will be assembled by the maintenance crew which will save considerable costs. The maintenance personnel has agreed to take a day off during the week when they are on call on the weekend. This will save money on wages.
Petrzilka moves, Sherman seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:02 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.