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CITY COUNCIL

 

August 12, 2015                                                                                                          Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall.  Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Rod Petersen, Paula Simonson and Randy Jensen. Jerry McClun was absent. 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, Petersen 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 7:01 p.m. to consider and levy special assessments on the lots and parcels in Alley Improvement District 2014-2. No public comment was made.  Mayor Behrns closes the public hearing at 7:02 p.m.

Mayor Behrns opens the public hearing at 7:03 p.m. to consider and levy special assessments on the lots and parcels in Alley Improvement District 2014-3. Maureen Gulizia thanked the city crew for a great job. Evelyn Franke commented that she’d like the grading fixed behind her house. Dan said the crew would repair. Mayor Behrns closes the public hearing at 7:05 p.m.

Mayor Behrns opens the public hearing at 7:05 p.m. to consider and levy special assessments on the lots and parcels in Alley Improvement District 2014-4. Jean Heim stated she was very pleased with the work. Wayne Chapman also said the crew did a great job.  LaVonne Evans wants to know if the city crew will removed the slab that was under their utility shed for a cost. Dan said the crew would do it when time was available. Mayor Behrns closes the public hearing at 7:08 p.m.

Mayor Behrns reported for the Care Center saying that the construction is moving along nicely.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve pay application #3 to Midwest DCM, Inc. in the amount of $123,062.14 for the LCC dining room renovation and addition which includes change orders. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve LCC dining room renovation and addition change orders in the amount of 22,294.22. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the purchase of an electric, residential stove/oven for the senior center. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

There was a lengthy preliminary budget discussion. The primary discussion was the ball field line item. The payments for such would come from lease agreements with cell phone providers and utility revenues, but not from property tax increases. There were several supporters in the audience. Other items discussed were: senior center roof repairs, utility revenues, fund allocations and equipment purchases. With the budget as presented, the property tax request and levy will actually drop a few cents.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the special designated liquor license request for Chubb Enterprises, Inc. on September 19, 2015 at the fire fall from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the street closing request from the Louisville Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department for a street dance as follows: Main Street from 1st to 2nd Street on September 19, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Sudbeck Homes, Inc. for property at 260 Eastwood Dr. in the amount of $1,039. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the housing stimulus payout to Sudbeck Homes, Inc. for property at 300 Eastwood Dr. in the amount of $1,193. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Update on nuisance property at 401 Cherry Street. If suit unanswered by deadline, then motion will be filed.

Update on nuisance property at 117 Cherry Street. This case has been dismissed and fees will be specially assessed if not paid in full.

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve Resolution 15-07; no parking on the west side of Elm Street from Koop Ave. south to 7th Street. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve Resolution 15-08; League Association of Risk Management two year renewal. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to approve Resolution 15-09; levying special assessment for alley improvement district 2014-2 (Walnut/Maple/4th/5th). Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 15-10; levying special assessment for alley improvement district 2014-3 (Walnut/Maple/ 3rd/4th). Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 15-11; levying special assessments for alley improvement district 2014-4 (Maple/Vine/2nd/3rd). Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 15-12; Lower Platte South Natural Resources District Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to approve Resolution 15-13; transfer of money from Main Street Bond account to the general fund. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Dan reported for streets, water and wastewater. Storm sewers on Main Street and north of Highway 50 were discussed.

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

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to enter executive session at 8:19 p.m. to prevent the needless harm to a person’s reputation by discussing personnel issues regarding Dan Henry. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Mayor Behrns reiterated the reason for the executive session. Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to exit executive session at 8:35 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:38 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