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CITY COUNCIL

 

May 13, 2015                                                                                                              Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, May 13, 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 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, Simonson seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Behrns reported for the Care Center stating that construction is starting on the dining room renovation and addition.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to authorize the Mayor to execute an agreement with Retirement Home TV for LCC cable television subject to legal review at a cost of $656.40 per month. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the reserved parking request from Good Times for  runs as follows: May 16, June 6, June 13, June 27 and July 11; west side of Main Street from Main Street Café south to 3rd Street and east side of Main Street from Pinnacle Bank south to 3rd Street from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to approve the reserved parking request from Good Times for  run as follows: June 20, 2015 - 3rd Street between Main and Cherry Streets from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the housing stimulus payout to Sudbeck Homes in the amount of $1,508 for home built at 802 South Ridge Dr. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the housing stimulus payout to Brian Mackling in the amount of $1,900 for home built at 806 Oak Hollow Dr. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the amended Economic Development Plan. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was a lengthy discussion regarding traffic and bridge safety on City streets during Highway 50 construction. Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the following public safety acts during Highway 50 construction: 15 miles per hour speed limit on Walnut Street between 2nd Street and Highway 50, South Depot Street closed to all traffic except permitted vehicles, those permitted vehicles and parent company will be required to register at City Hall and sign hold harmless agreements and permitted vehicles on South Depot Street will be westbound only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve the installation of surveillance equipment in the park and public restrooms. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was no new information on the Prairie Ridge signage.

The City Attorney has received permission to serve by publication regarding the nuisance on property at 401 Cherry Street.

The dumpster on property at 117 Cherry Street has not been removed and the nuisance proceedings have not been dismissed.

There is no new information on a lease agreement with Ash Grove for future ball field project.

Dan reported for streets, water and wastewater. A water leak on Cherry Street was repaired. A fence at the park by the splash pad has been ordered. Some manhole repairs will be done. NDEQ will be doing some filming at the wastewater treatment facility as a result of improvements done.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Jerry reported for fire and rescue stating that an ISO inspector has met with Fire Chief Jason McClun to reevaluate the fire class rating. The City did hydrant flow testing and GPS’d all of the fire hydrants to help with the evaluation. The inspector was very pleased with the fire departments documentation.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:11 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