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CITY COUNCIL

 

October 12, 2016                                                                                                        Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, October 12, 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. Simonson moves, Petersen 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 budget hearing at 7:01 p.m. to consider revisions to the zoning ordinances regarding Home Occupation and Internet based businesses in one or more zoning districts. Mayor Behrns and City Attorney Johnson explained the changes. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:03 p.m.

LCC Administrator Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center. Construction is nearly complete. She will attend the American Healthcare National Convention next week in Nashville where the Care Center will be presented a Bronze Award.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to acknowledge change order #5 for the LCC dining room expansion/renovation for an increase of $21,429.87. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve pay application #15 to Midwest DCM, Inc. for the LCC dining room expansion/renovation project in the amount of $18,322.99. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was a brief discussion regarding a three-way stop at the intersection of Eastwood Dr. and 2nd Street. A resolution will be presented at the end of the meeting.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve an electronics collection in conjunction with Louisville fall clean up day on November 5, 2016 sponsored by Keep Cass County Beautiful. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the housing stimulus payout to Timber Ridge Log Homes for townhome built at 1128 Prairie Ridge Cr. in the amount of $1,321.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Simonson moves, McClun seconds to approve the housing stimulus payout to Timber Ridge Log Homes for townhome built at 1110 Prairie Ridge Cr. in the amount of $1,240.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was a lengthy discussion concerning lower speed limit on Highway 50 adjacent to Timber Ridge with several residents of Timber Ridge attending and speaking on the safety issues. Contact made with NE Dept. of Roads in the past has indicated that until there is more development on the east side of Highway 50, they wouldn’t consider a change. The City Clerk will prepare a letter to Tim Weander, NDOR District 2 Engineer outlining the development is moving forward and the City would like them to reconsider a speed change in that area.

No engine braking signs will be ordered and installed on Highway 50 adjacent to Timber Ridge Subdivision. Council President McClun also asked that the County Sheriff be contacted to enforce this ordinance.

No new information on the Charter Communications franchise agreement.

Nuisance properties were discussed. Ownership has been established at 601 E 4th Street with a title search and owner and lien holder will be approached.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to authorize the Mayor to execute the Game & Parks agreement for sewer connection as revised.  Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan Henry gave an update on the ball field project stating that the top soil is back down. The water and sewer line to the location will be next.

Dan Henry reported for street, water and sewer. Some concrete work was done at the sewer plant where it had settled. The crew plans to start jetting sewer lines.

There were no reports for the sheriff, fire and rescue departments.

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

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #951; amend the text of the zoning regulation ordinance for the City of Louisville, NE regarding home occupations. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to adopt by title only on third and final reading Ordinance #951. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to approve Resolution 16-18; three-way stop at intersection of 2nd Street and Eastwood Ave. Roll call vote: ayes – Jensen, Simonson, Petersen; nays – McClun. Motion carries.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #952; Louisville Care Center wages. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to adopt by title only on third and final reading Ordinance #952. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 16-19; surplus property – 2,400 gallon tank with stand. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 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