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CITY COUNCIL

 

August 10, 2016                                                                                                          Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, August 10, 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. McClun 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 and Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center. The construction is in the final phases and the board and staff are working on the budget.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve pay application #14 to Midwest DCM, Inc. for the LCC dining room expansion/renovation project in the amount of $41,021.40. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to authorize the LCC annual transfer in the amount of $28,000 to the city general fund. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Allison Bauers was in attendance with a power point presentation and a request for consideration of a public swimming pool in Louisville. More information will be gathered.

Mayor Behrns gave an update on the Charter Communications franchise agreement. Some revisions have been recommended by the City Attorney. The matter was laid over for the next meeting.

Several nuisance properties around town were discussed and some more were added to the list by the council members.

A preliminary budget discussion was held. Items discussed were: equipment upgrades and purchases, wage increases, maintenance issues, tax levies and account balances.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Sudbeck Homes, Inc. for new construction at 909 South Ridge Dr. in the amount of $2,512.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Sudbeck Homes, Inc. for new construction at 949 3rd Ave. Cr. in the amount of $1,390.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

A complaint letter regarding the excessive whistle blowing by BNSF Railroad was briefly discussed. No council action was taken.

No bids were received for the Wacker jump tamper or the 2002 GMC pickup. Disposal of the surplus property was discussed.

Mayor Behrns gave an update on the senior center. ENOA has stopped serving meals and the center will be promoted for more daytime use. Rental prices will be incorporated into the fee schedule ordinance. McClun moves, Simonson seconds to officially change the name of the facility to the Louisville Community Center. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

No new information for security at city hall, city park and sewer plant.

Mayor Behrns and Dan Henry gave an update on the Game & Parks agreement for sewer connection . A meeting was held and most of the details have been hammered out. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement with Game & Parks subject to legal review. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan Henry gave an update on the ball field project.

No action taken on the potential real estate purchase of west 66’ of Lots 269-272, Original Town, Louisville, NE.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 16-13; fire department surplus equipment. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to approve Resolution 16-14; LARM renewal with a two year commitment for a 4% discount. 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 #944; LCC wages and benefits as it relates to educational assistance. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to adopt by title only on third and final reading Ordinance #944. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #945; fee schedule as amended. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to adopt by title only on third and final reading Ordinance #945. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan Henry reported for street, water and sewer.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports for the fire and rescue departments.

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

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:12 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