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CITY COUNCIL

 

September 9, 2015                                                                                                      Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall.  Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Paula Simonson and Rod Petersen. Randy Jensen 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, Paula seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the LCC claim for Midwest DCM. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Mayor Behrns opened the public budget hearing at 7:01 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:02 p.m.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #933; appropriations for fiscal year 10/01/15 – 09/30/16. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. McClun moves, Petersen seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #933. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Mayor Behrns opened the public levy hearing at 7.03 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:04 p.m.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve the allowable 2½% restricted funds base increase. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve the additional 1% allowable restricted funds increase. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve Resolution 15-14 to set the property tax request at $329,460.00 for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2015.  Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to temporarily adjourn as city council at 7:06 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to convene as Community Development Agency (CDA) at 7:06 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Mayor Behrns opened the CDA budget hearing at 7:07 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:08 p.m.

Simonson moves, McClun seconds to adjourn as CDA at 7:08 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to reconvene as city council at 7:08 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #934; CDA appropriations for fiscal year 10/01/15 – 09/30/16. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. McClun moves, Petersen seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #934. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Mayor Behrns reported for the Care Center. Construction is moving along nicely. An employee satisfaction survey has been completed.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve pay application #4 to Midwest DCM, Inc. for the LCC dining room expansion/renovation project in the amount of $177,887.56. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

LCC dining room expansion/renovation project change orders were discussed, including a substantial addition of storm piping. McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve the change order not to exceed $25,961.63. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.  

A request for a crosswalk on 5th Street at Main or Cherry was discussed. One will be installed as regular maintenance. The crosswalks at 2nd and 3rd and Main will also be repainted.

Brad Johnson was present to request $400 to upgrade the championship sign with new lettering. No council action was taken.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve the street closing request for a block party as follows: September 12, 2015 from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Vine Street between Koop Ave. and 7th Street. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

SENDD membership dues were discussed and tabled until the next meeting.

There was a brief discussion on refinancing the care center bond. With a potential savings of over $100,000, the paperwork will be prepared for the next meeting.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to provide electronic recycling during fall cleanup on November 7, 2015. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.  

Industrial sewer rates were discussed. No council action was taken.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve the street closing request for a Homecoming parade as follows: October 9, 2015 from 2:30 to 3:15 – 3rd Street from school to Main, north to 2nd, west to school parking lot. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

There was no answer received and the default judgment was sent for nuisance property at 401 Cherry St.

The dumpster has been removed at the nuisance property at 117 Cherry St. An agreement has been obtained to make payments on the attorney fees.

The City is no longer under contract with Cedar Creek for rescue services.

Dan reported for street, water and wastewater.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Council President McClun reported that the fire department has maintained its ISO rating.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three require statutory readings of Ordinance #935; wages and benefits for city employees and public officials. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Petersen moves, McClun seconds to adopt Ordinance #935 by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Simonson moves, McClun seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:36 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