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CITY COUNCIL

 

July 8, 2015                                                                                                                Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall.  Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Rod Petersen and Randy Jensen. Paula Simonson was absent. 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. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the LCC claim to Midwest DCM, Inc. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote or those attending.

Mayor Behrns opens the public hearing at 7:02 p.m. to consider the zone change request from RS to I-1/PUD zoning at property legally described as: 27-12-11 TL 16 NE1/4 NW1/4 (2.88), Louisville, Cass County, Nebraska (Prairie Ridge West – house). No public comment was made.  Mayor Behrns closes the public hearing at 7:03 p.m.

Mayor Behrns opens the public hearing at 7:04 p.m. to consider the zone change request from TA to I-1/PUD zoning at property legally described as: TR E OF HWY ROW E1/2 SW1/4 22-12-11 (9.01), Louisville, Cass County, Nebraska (Prairie Ridge West). No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closes the public hearing at 7:05 p.m.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center stating that there will be a special budget meeting on August 5, 2015. There was a lengthy discussion regarding an incentive pay ordinance. Steve Amundson, LCC consultant, gave a financial overview of the facility with a Strategic Plan Summary.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #932; LCC wages and benefits as it relates to incentive pay as amended. Roll call vote: ayes – Jensen, Petersen, Behrns; nays – McClun; absent – Simonson. Motion carried. Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #932. Roll call vote: ayes – Jensen, Petersen, Behrns; nays – McClun; absent – Simonson. Motion carried.

McClun moves, Randy seconds to approve pay application #2 to Midwest DCM, Inc. in the amount of $89,165.29 for the LCC dining room renovation and addition. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

There were no change orders to report for the LCC dining room renovation and addition project.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the transfer of just under 5% of net cash provided by operation activities from LCC to city general funds in the amount of $28,000. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Lisa Scheve gave a quarterly report from CCNEDC including: activity report, site development, re-inventory, reevaluations, landowner agreements and the Go Ready Site Development Program.

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to propose $10,000 as the annual amount for the Cedar Creek rescue agreement and send them the agreement stating such. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

There was a discussion on the issue of no parking on one side of the street everywhere in town. Too many issues arose with a blanket decision such as this. A resolution will be prepared for the west side of Elm Street between Koop Ave. and 7th Street to be presented at the next meeting.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the subordination of deed of trust to Mill Creek Auto Parks, Inc. and authorize the execution. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Jensen, Behrns; abstain – Petersen; absent – Simonson. Motion carried.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve the street closing request for Eastwood block party; 3rd St. Cr. on August 1, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to midnight. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Nuisance update on property located at 401 Cherry: publications running at this time.

Nuisance update on property located at 117 Cherry: case pending.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve a tire cleanup at summer cleanup day and to charge $2.00/passenger car tire and $3.00/ truck and larger tire. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #930; Rezone from RS to I-1/PUD zoning at property legally described as: 27-12-11 TL 16 NE1/4 NW1/4 (2.88), Louisville, Cass County, Nebraska (Prairie Ridge West – house). Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #930. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #931; Rezone from TA to I-1/PUD zoning at property legally described as: TR E OF HWY ROW E1/2 SW1/4 22-12-11 (9.01), Louisville, Cass County, Nebraska (Prairie Ridge West). Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #931. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve Resolution 15-04; Notice of hearing on special assessment in Alley Improvement District No. 2014-3 August 12, 2015. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 15-05; Notice of hearing on special assessment in Alley Improvement District No. 2014-4 August 12, 2015. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 15-06; Notice of hearing on special assessment in Alley Improvement District No. 2014-2 August 12, 2015. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Dan reported for streets, water and wastewater.

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

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:48 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