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CITY COUNCIL

January 13, 2016                             Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 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.

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 opened the public hearing at 7:02 p.m. to consider annexation of property legally described as: 27-12-11 TL 16 NE ¼ NW ¼ (2.88) known as 14368 Sandhill Rd., Cass County, NE at the request of the property owner. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:03 p.m.

Mayor Behrns opened the public hearing at 7:03 p.m. to consider revision of the zoning ordinance regarding setbacks in all zoning districts and the corner lot definition. No public comment was made. Clarification was made that this makes all residential districts uniform. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:04 p.m.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve pay application #8 to Midwest DCM, Inc. for the LCC dining room expansion/renovation project in the amount of $82,637.19. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve the purchase of LCC dining room chairs from Direct Supply in the amount of $32,050.44. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Trista Farrens, CCNEDC Director, was present to introduce herself and give a brief report.

Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to approve an agreement with ENOA until June 30, 2016 for management of the Senior Center subject to legal review and authorize the Mayor to negotiate and execute the agreement. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dave Wedekind has requested the property discussed in the hearing, 14368 Sandhill Rd., be added to the tax increment financing (TIF) project. After discussion, the council looked favorably upon the request to having said property be an individual TIF project.

Mayor Behrns and Dan Henry met with NE Game & Parks to discuss the proposed sewer line from Platte River State Park. A proposed agreement was presented and discussed at length.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to waive the bidding requirements for water main repair on 2nd Street under the creek. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the bid from Roloff Construction for water main repair on 2nd Street under the creek in the amount of $48,915.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The one & six year road plan revised map was reviewed.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Neil & Carrie Walter for property at 809 Grandview Dr. in the amount of $1,547.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve paying for the City Attorney to attend the League of Municipalities Midwinter Conference February 22-23, 2016 in Lincoln, NE. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was general discussion, with no action taken, on pending litigation by OPPD tort claim.

The nuisance trailer at 100 N Main has been demolished by the city crew. A bill has been sent to the property owner.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to adopt by title only on third and final reading of Ordinance #938; annexation of 14368 Sandhill Rd. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve Resolution 16-01; mileage reimbursement. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 16-02; capitalization policy. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve Resolution 16-03; sinking fund/rolling stock for mobile equipment. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 16-04; tower lease payments into general fund for us of ball field bond payments. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #939; zoning regulation amendments pertaining to setbacks and corner lot definitions. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. McClun moves, Simonson seconds to adopt on third and final reading Ordinance #939. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #940; fee schedule. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. McClun moves, Simonson seconds to adopt on third and final reading Ordinance #940. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Councilmember McClun reported for fire and rescue departments.

An internal audit was conducted verifying checks to invoices by the council members.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:31 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The minutes are published in summary form. 

Dee Arias, City Clerk