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CITY COUNCIL

 

April 8, 2015                                                                                                               Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Randy Jensen, Rod Petersen 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.              

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Behrns opens the public hearing at 7:01p.m. to consider revision of zoning ordinance sections 5.03.03 and 5.06.03 regarding the addition of bed and breakfasts to TA and RS zoning districts as conditional use permits. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:02 p.m.

Mayor Behrns opens the public hearing at 7:02 p.m. to consider a conditional use request from Roger and Cheryl Theimer, Lot 20, Indian Hills Subdivision, for a bed and breakfast. Roger Theimer stated that this would not be an income producing venture, rather retreats for Christian ministries. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:04 p.m.

Mayor Behrns opens the public hearing at 7:04 p.m. to consider zone change request from TA to RS zoning at property legally described as: Tax Lot 16: Beginning at the Southwest Corner of the East One-Half of the Southwest One-Quarter of said Section 23, Thence N00°08'24"W and along the West line of the East One-Half of said Southwest One-Quarter a distance of 530.53 feet to the Southwest corner of Lot 26, Block 4, Southridge Subdivision; Thence N50°47'43"E and along the South line of said Lot 26 a distance of 179.95 feet to the Westernmost corner of Lot 27, Block 4; Thence S50°11'23"E and along the West line of said Lot 27 a distance of 207.85 feet to the Southernmost corner of said Lot 27; Thence N39°48'33"E and along the Southeast line of said Lot 27 a distance of 165.00 feet to a point on the Southwesterly Right-of-Way line of Southridge Drive; thence Easterly and along the Right-of-Way of Southridge Drive the following two courses:  S50°11'27"E a distance of 50.00 feet; N39°48'33"E a distance of 60.00 feet; Thence S50°11'27"E a distance of 113.36 feet; Thence along the arc of a curve to the left having a radius of 20.00 feet and a central angle of 40°05'37" for an arc length of 14.00 feet; Thence N89°42'56"E a distance of 14.65 feet to a point on the West line of Tax Lot 15 in the Southwest One-Quarter of said Section 23; Thence S00°45'51"E and along the West line of said Tax Lot 15 a distance of 570.15 feet to a point on the South line of said Southwest One-Quarter; Thence S89°32'40"W and along the South line of said Southwest One-Quarter a distance of 602.53 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 8.10 acres. One concerned neighbor asked if it was going to be subdivided into smaller parcels. Bob Copple stated that it is to be one lot with one home. No other public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:05 p.m.

Mayor Behrns opens the public hearing at 7:05 p.m. to consider text amendments to Louisville’s Economic Development Plan regarding maximum annual appropriations. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:06 p.m.

Mayor Behrns reported for the Care Center.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the conditional use permit for a bed & breakfast request from Roger and Cheryl Theimer, Lot 20, Indian Hills Subdivision, Louisville, NE with the following conditions: there must be a fire marshal inspection and the permit expires when the property is sold. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to authorize LCC to originate payroll ACH deposits for up to $500,000 on a monthly basis. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Simonson moves, McClun seconds to approve the street closing request from Omaha Volkswagen Car Club on June 20, 2015 as follows: Main Street from 1st to 3rd, 2nd Street from alley to alley from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to purchase the necessary flowers for the flower beds at city hall and the signs at the entrance to Main Street with the Louisville Fire Auxiliary volunteering to do the plantings. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Kathy Lipsys and Frank Kros were present to represent the Senior Center. They mentioned a list of repairs including, drywall in the main room, lights in storage rooms in basement, paint/supplies and drywall in the basement. These being regular maintenance items, the repairs will be accomplished as funds permit.

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the street closing request from B.U.I.L.D. on July 26, 2015 for the Last Hot Sunday in July car show as follows: Main Street 1st to 3rd, 2nd Street from alley to alley, parking lot north of city hall and tennis/basketball courts from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to amend the economic development plan by raising the annual appropriations amount to $160,000 with an aggregate total of $1.5 million contingent upon compliance with state statute. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was no update on the Prairie Ridge signage.

Nuisance update on property at 401 Cherry Street: the attorney is working on service by publication of other owners on property deed.

The lease with Verizon is finished and signed.

There was no update on a lease agreement with Ash Grove

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve all loan related documents for the Mill Creek Auto Parts, Inc. loan and conditional grant and authorize the Mayor to execute all necessary documents. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Jensen, Simonson; abstain – Petersen. Motion carried.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #928; zoning ordinance revision section 5.03.03 and 5.06.03 regarding the addition of bed and breakfasts to TA and RS zoning districts as conditional use permits. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #928. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #929; Rezone Tax Lot 16 (south end of South Ridge Dr.) from TA to RS. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #929. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets. Variable feed drives were installed at the wastewater treatment facility which will result in a substantial electrical savings. The street sweeper should be coming soon. The city crew is working on the public bathrooms behind city hall. They are also working on getting water and lights to the welcome sign.

There were no reports for sheriff, fire and rescue.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 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