June 8, 2016 Louisville, NE
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Randy Jensen, Paula Simonson and Rod Petersen. Also present were 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, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the LCC claim for Midwest DCM and the claim for Jerry McClun for fire school reimbursement. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the claim for Jerry McClun. Roll call vote: ayes – Jensen, Simonson, Petersen; abstain – McClun. Motion carried.
Mayor Behrns reported for the Care Center stating that construction is moving along slowly.
Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve pay application #12 to Midwest DCM, Inc. for the LCC dining room expansion/renovation project in the amount of $16,091.93. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Simonson moves, McClun seconds to acknowledge change order #4 for the LCC dining room expansion/renovation for an increase of $6,535.93. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the subordination of deed of trust signed by Mill Creek auto now known as KBH Properties recorded 5/2/2015 at Book 68 page 712 and authorize the trustee to execute the subordination in favor of Pinnacle Bank. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Simonson, Jensen; abstain – Petersen. Motion carried.
Dan gave an update on the ball field lights from Musco as a NPJA quote in the amount of $282,000.00. He showed the council the design and diagrams.
McClun moves, Simonson seconds to begin proceedings to purchase the property north of fire station for future expansion. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
A resolution to declare the 1995 one ton utility truck from the fire department as surplus property will be prepared for the next city council meeting.
Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve renewal of liability insurance for fire/rescue departments with Marcotte Insurance Agent and Continental Western. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Maintenance personnel will be discussed in closed session.
Mayor Behrns and Dan Henry gave an update on the agreement with Game & Parks for sewer service.
A permanent utility easement with Tom Snodgrass; Lots 522 and 523, Original Town, Louisville, NE has been agreed to and will be signed soon.
A permanent utility easement with Dick Berner: Lots 524 and 525, Original Town, Louisville, NE has been agreed to and will be signed soon.
Dan Henry reported for street, water and sewer. A 2016 Ford Super Duty F-550 will be purchased as a budgeted line item and per a NPJA quote at $51,893.00.
A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Council Member McClun reported for fire/rescue stating that a quality care review was completed with good results.
An internal audit was conducted verifying checks to invoices by the council members.
McClun moves, Petersen seconds to enter into closed session at 7:45 p.m. for the protection of public interest regarding hiring personnel. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Mayor Behrns reiterated the reason for the closed session. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to reconvene in open session at 8:00 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
McClun moves, Simonson seconds to authorize Mayor Behrns to hire Elliott Smart for the maintenance position based upon recommendations from the hiring committee. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
McClun moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #943; wages and benefits for city employees and elected officials. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to adopt by title only on third and final reading Ordinance #943. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:06 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