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CITY COUNCIL

 

December 9, 2015                                                                                                      Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, December 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 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. Petersen 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 of those attending.

Mayor Behrns reported for the Care Center stating construction is moving along and the financial projections look good.

Simonson moves, McClun seconds to accept change order #2 to Midwest DCM, Inc. for the LCC dining room expansion/renovation project for an increase of $32,343.87. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve pay application #7 to Midwest DCM, Inc. for the LCC dining room expansion/renovation project in the amount of $218,798.22. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Steve Parr, Street Superintendent from JEO, was present to review the One & Six Year Road Plan. A map was presented and some changes will be made before the next meeting.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve the contract with Executive Janitorial Corporation for cleaning services to the city office, library and fire hall upon legal review of contract by the city attorney. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve the Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council’s (CCNEDC) annual investment in the amount of $4,000. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Mayor Behrns had some recommendations from his visit with the auditors. Some resolutions will be presented at the next meeting for clarification of some policies. It was suggested that a spot check by matching invoices with checks could be done randomly by the council members or at a city council meeting.

A resolution will be prepared for the next meeting to approve all tower lease payments be put into the general fund for fall field loan or bond payments.

Simonson moves, McClun seconds to approve the housing stimulus pay out to Matt and Rallyn Hammer in the amount of $1,793.00 for residence built at 905 Grandview Dr. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to continue the housing stimulus of $1.00/square foot of new homes built in the city limits with occupancy permits signed by December 31, 2016. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to retain Jerry McClun as city council president. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Simonson moves, McClun seconds to have the city crew demolish the burned trailer located at 100 N Main and bill the property owner. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to have the city crew mow and clean duplexes in the 600 block of Maple and bill the property owner. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to introduce by title only and adopt on second 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 of those attending.

Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets.

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

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:04 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