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CITY COUNCIL

 

July 13, 2016                                                                                                              Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, July 13, 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 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 and the city claim for Jerry McClun for EMS Conference reimbursement. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve the claim for Jerry McClun. Roll call vote: ayes – Jensen, Simonson, Petersen; abstain – McClun. Motion carried.

Mayor Behrns opened the public hearing at 7:03 p.m. to consider approval of a preliminary plat for Prairie Ridge Commercial; property legally described as:  part of the NE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 27, T12N, R11E of the 6th p.m. and also part of the E ½ of the SW ¼ of Section 22, T12N, R11E of the 6th p.m., Louisville, Cass County, Nebraska. Dave Wedekind presented the preliminary plat map. The boundary on the east side will be changed for the final plat, allowing better access to the properties in that area. No other public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:06 p.m.

Steve Amundson reported for the Care Center. He stated that major progress has been made on the addition/renovation project and presented a financial statement of the project. Steve also presented a capital budget that included an updated strategic plan.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve pay application #13 to Midwest DCM, Inc. for the LCC dining room expansion/renovation project in the amount of $30,316.77. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Ben Barenz gave a video presentation of CCTV and access control entries for security at city hall and the city park. He showed costs and various plans. Dan asked him to look at additions for the sewer plant. More research will be done and other costs obtained.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve additional equipment be installed for Country Mile Wireless on the water tower. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to accept the proposal from Papillion Sanitation for trash haul contract effective November 1, 2016. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

New air conditioning units will be installed at the senior center as budgeted for regular maintenance.

There is no update on the Game & Parks agreement.

Dan Henry gave an update on the ball field project.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 16-12; surplus equipment. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan Henry reported for street, water and sewer. He brought the new maintenance truck to show the council members. He reported that with the heat, a lot of water is being pumped. The updates recommended by an energy audit are just about complete at the sewer plant.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Rescue Captain Mike Hoover and Fire Chief Jason McClun reported for fire and rescue. They showed some equipment purchased mainly from grants and a very minimal cost to the department; and EKG/defibrillator, a LUCAS device for CPR administration and a lift for cots.

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

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:26 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