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CITY COUNCIL

February 10, 2016                                                                                                       Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, February 10, 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.

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 opened the public hearing at 7:01 p.m. to consider the one and six year road plan. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:02 p.m.

Mayor Behrns reported for the Care Center.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to acknowledge change order #3 for the LCC dining room expansion/renovation project for an increase of $7,885.19 for fencing. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve pay application #9 to Midwest DCM, Inc. for the LCC dining room expansion/renovation project in the amount of $21,731.32. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Scot Wolcott, from Country Mile Wireless was present to request a dish installation on the water tower. After explanation of the request, he was asked to present a proposed lease agreement for consideration.

Mayor Behrns updated the council on the review and revision of the ENOA contract and the hiring of a senior center manager.

A draft version of a Game & Parks agreement for utilization of the City’s water sanitation system has been reviewed and some changes have been recommended by the City Engineer.

The Ash Grove lease agreement for ball fields attorney notes were reviewed and discussed. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the agreement subject to legal review and authorize the Mayor to execute and negotiate. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was a lengthy discussion on the ball field with input from Dan Henry, Heidi Novotny and Sheryl Gaston, members of the Ball Parents Association. Some items discussed were: funding, grading, logistics and preparation. McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve getting request for proposals for grading of three ball fields at the Ash Grove site. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the Mill Creek study as presented. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve Resolution 16-05; one and six year road plan. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #941 as revised; wages and benefits of city employees and elected officials. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. McClun moves, Simonson seconds to adopt on third and final reading Ordinance #941. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets. The new water line, installed by Roloff Construction under the creek, has been installed and put into use. There was a brief discussion regarding future water mains.

There was no report from the sheriff’s department. A letter from a deputy was included in the packets praising the job of the fire/rescue department at a recent accident.

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

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:17 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