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CITY COUNCIL

 

September 14, 2016                                                                                                    Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall.  Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Randy Jensen and Rod Petersen. Paula Simonson was absent. 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. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Mayor Behrns opened the public budget hearing at 7:09 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:10 p.m.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #946; appropriations for fiscal year 10/01/16 – 09/30/17. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #946. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Mayor Behrns opened the public levy hearing at 7:12 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:13 p.m.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve the allowable 2½% restricted funds base increase. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to approve the additional 1% allowable restricted funds increase. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 16-15 to set the property tax request at $316,200.00 for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2016.  Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to temporarily adjourn as city council at 7:14 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to convene as Community Development Agency (CDA) at 7:14 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Mayor Behrns opened the CDA budget hearing at 7:14 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:15 p.m.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to adjourn as CDA at 7:15 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Mayor Behrns reconvene the city council meeting at 7:15 p.m.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #947; CDA appropriations for fiscal year 10/01/16 – 09/30/17. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #947. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Mayor Behrns opens the public hearing to consider approval of the final 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 at 7:16 p.m. Maps were distributed to the council members and audience. The street names were clarified. No other public comment was made.

Mayor Behrns closed the hearing at 7:22 p.m.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 16-16; approve final plat for Prairie Ridge Commercial contingent upon City Engineer approval. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.  

Mayor Behrns reported for the Care Center. Construction is almost complete.

Mary Tietjen was present to state some concerns of the cemetery maintenance; sinking stones, mud running over stones and stones moved presumably by mowers. Dan said they will straighten stones if moved by mowers. Mary requested a permanent plan to save stones and return to original spots.

Mark Smith discussion on firearms permit was tabled for more research.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve the street closing request from the school  for the Homecoming parade on October 14, 2016 from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. as follows: 3rd Street from school east to Main, north to 2nd Street and west to school parking lot. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

No bids were received for the fire department surplus equipment. No council action taken.  

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve advertising for RFPs for light poll installation at ball field. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the housing stimulus payout to Sudbeck Homes, Inc. for house built at 939 3rd Ave. Cr. in the amount of $1,117.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve the housing stimulus payout to Sudbeck Homes, Inc. for house built at 948 3rd Ave. Cr. in the amount of $1,213.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to approve the special designated liquor license request for Louisville Volunteer Fire Department on September 24, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at Louisville fire hall. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve the street closing request for Louisville Fire/Rescue department on September 24, 2016 on Main Street from 1st to 2nd Streets from 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. for street dance. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

No council action taken on the SENDD membership dues request.

No new information of a swimming pool.

No new information on the Charter Communications franchise agreement.

Nuisance properties were discussed. The City will mow the property at 601 E 4th Street and go through the special assessment procedure for payment.

No new information for security at city hall, city park and sewer plant. Mayor Behrns has someone willing to look at alternatives at a lesser cost.

The Game & Parks agreement for sewer connection is in the attorney’s hands.

Dan Henry gave an update on the ball field project stating that the rain is making progress slow.

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.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #948; wages and benefits for City employees and public officials. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to adopt by title only on third and final reading Ordinance #948. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #949; amend Chapter 1, Article 10, Section 1-1016 of the city code regarding dead or diseased trees. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to adopt by title only on third and final reading Ordinance #949. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #950; enact Chapter 8, Article 3, Section 8-303 of the city code to require notification to the county board of zone changes in the one-mile jurisdiction. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to adopt by title only on third and final reading Ordinance #950. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

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

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

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