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CITY COUNCIL

 

March 9, 2016                                                                                                             Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, March 9, 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, Simonson 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 7:03 p.m. to consider approval of a redevelopment plan entitled “Sandhill Road Redevelopment Area 2016.” No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:04 p.m.

Mayor Behrns reported for the Care Center. Construction is progressing and estimate of financials looks good.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve pay application #10 to Midwest DCM, Inc. for the LCC dining room expansion/renovation project in the amount of $69,321.03. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Carolyn McDonald was not in attendance to discuss parking on Maple Street between 6th and 7th Streets. No council action taken.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 16-09; to approve the bid for grading work at ball field from Heimes Corp. in the amount of $246,766 contingent upon completion of lease with Ash Grove, interim and permanent financing. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Sudbeck Homes for house built at 910 South Ridge Dr. in the amount of $1,508.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to instruct JEO to proceed with a letter of map revision to FEMA for Mill Creek floodplain area. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

A proposal was submitted from JEO for engineering of a water line from Walnut to Maple Streets for council consideration. Dan Henry explained the looping of the water line for future benefits to the City. He said this proposal was informational at this time.

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to install “children at play” signs on Vine Street north of Koop Ave. Roll call vote: ayes – Jensen, Simonson, Petersen; nays – McClun. Motion carried.

Scot Wolcott, from Country Mile Wireless was present with a proposed lease agreement for use of the water tower. This discussion was postponed for negotiation discussion in closed session later in the meeting.  

Nothing new to report for the Game & Parks agreement for utilization of the City’s water sanitation system.

The Ash Grove lease agreement for ball fields is close to finalization. A public hearing will be held for interest in real estate at the second meeting in March.  

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve Resolution 16-08; approval of Sandhill Road Redevelopment Area 2016. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets. He reported that costs are being accumulated for the ball field.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There was no report for fire/rescue.

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

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to enter closed session at 7:47 p.m. for the protection of the public interest for negotiations of water tower lease agreement. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Mayor Behrns reiterated the reason for the closed session. Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to exit closed session at 7:54 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jayden Maxey was present as a boy scout and asked the council members some civic questions.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 7:59 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