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CITY COUNCIL

 

October 14, 2015                                                                                                        Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall.  Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Paula Simonson, Randy Jensen and Rod Petersen. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson 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 as amended. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the LCC claim for Midwest DCM. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Behrns reported for the Care Center. There was no quorum so the advisory board meeting was canceled.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve pay application #5 to Midwest DCM, Inc. for the LCC dining room expansion/renovation project in the amount of $187,538.90. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 15-15; calling refunding bonds dated November 15, 2010 for payment. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three require statutory readings of Ordinance #936; authorizing the issuance of general obligation refunding bonds in the amount of $2,235,000. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to adopt Ordinance #936 by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

LCC dining room expansion/renovation project change orders were discussed. No council action taken.

Dave Wedekind was present to request a modification to the TIF by adding an additional lot. City Attorney Johnson advised that annexation would be the first step and a public hearing would be necessary to amend the TIF plan. Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to direct the attorney to prepare an annexation ordinance. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Frank Kros was present to request repairs to the Senior Center basement. The council agreed as long as it stays within budget as regular maintenance.

Delinquent rescue collections were discussed. The council will request that Metro Billing modify their procedure to delay the third billing for six months to allow for insurance companies to finalize payments.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve the five reserved parking stalls for Hope’s Closet Open House/Annual Fundraiser on October 25, 2015 in front of Lot 177 and Blake’s Pharmacy from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

A special designated liquor license request for Louisville Fire Department fish fry at 122 Main St. on February 2, 1016 from 4:00 p.m. to midnight dies for lack of motion.

A special designated liquor license request for Louisville Fire Department fish fry at 122 Main St. on March 18, 1016 from 4:00 p.m. to midnight dies for lack of motion.

City Attorney Roger Johnson gave an update on the nuisance property at 401Cherry St. stating that the hearing date is October 26, 2015.

SENDD membership dues were discussed and no council action taken.

There were no reports for streets, water and sewer.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. No reports for fire and rescue.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three require statutory readings of Ordinance #937; wages and benefits for LCC employees. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to adopt Ordinance #937 by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

No action taken on entering closed session for the protection of the public interest to discuss threatened litigation and the demand of Irene Petersen.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:07 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

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