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CITY COUNCIL

 

November 11, 2015                                                                                                    Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, November 11, 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, 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, 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. He stated that construction is moving along at an expected rate, with the dining room painting being done now. The assisted living kitchen floor is also being done in preparation for use as the main kitchen during the care center kitchen remodel. The main kitchen and laundry remodels will be trying, but necessary.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve pay application #6 to Midwest DCM, Inc. for the LCC dining room expansion/renovation project in the amount of $145,634.75. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

LCC dining room expansion/renovation project had no change orders this month.

Kevin Kruse from JEO was present to discuss the Mill Creek Study and possible floodplain solutions. The study ties with the hazard mitigation plan that the NRD is doing. Kevin presented a study summary of progress. He explained that FEMA is using a model from 1979 to determine the floodplain and even though they changed the map a few years ago, they were still using the original model. New technology has made the model more accurate. Kevin presented a preliminary, unofficial map showing a much reduced floodplain and gave a couple of options moving forward. The city council agreed that a letter of map revision (LOMR) is the direction to follow and Kevin will talk with FEMA to determine a schedule and cost.

Joan & Marty Rowell and Sherry and Mike Leversee were present to complain about the condition of the duplexes in the 600 block of Maple Street. Nuisance procedures will begin immediately.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to accept the property generously donated by Bob & Kathy Copple described as: 10’ on south side of cemetery to be used for water and sewer lines and sidewalk to the new ball field. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Opposition was heard from all property owners regarding the idea of a sidewalk over vacated 3rd Street east of Elm Street continuing east between lots in Eastwood. Other options will be explored to find safe routes for kids to and from the new ball field.

No council action was taken regarding the use of the water tower for Country Mile Wireless internet service.

Nuisance procedures will begin immediately at 100 N Main.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Maintenance Agreement No. 55 with NDOR for calendar year 2016. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve Certificate of Compliance for Maintenance Agreement No. 55 for calendar year 2015. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The clerk was instructed to advertise for cleaning services for city hall, library and fire hall on a twice monthly basis.

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to authorize the City Attorney to dismiss the case on the nuisance property located at 401 Cherry St. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. The property owner will be sent an invoice for attorney fees.

Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets.

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

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and adopt on first reading Ordinance #938; annexation of property legally described as: 27-12-11 TL 16 NE ¼ NW ¼ (2.88), Cass County, NE. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:22 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