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CITY COUNCIL

 

November 9, 2016                                                                                                      Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, November 9, 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. McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Alan Ragoss asked if the council had considered the residual affects for water heaters and water softeners as a result of the dirty water. He also stated that Elm Street has a speeding problem.

LCC Administrator Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center. She displayed the national bronze award received by the facility. She also stated that construction is almost complete. The advisory board has reviewed insurance updates.

Steve Parr, the City Street Supervisor from JEO, was present to review the one & six year road plan. Some updates will be made on the plan as discussed.

Lori Unruh appeared before the city council to address the issue of the rezoning and platting of the property adjacent to her residence.  Ms. Unruh objected because she was not notified of the actions.  The Mayor and City Attorney noted that the rezoning was approved in 2015 and that she had not purchased the property until 2016.  The Mayor and City Attorney noted that the property owner at the time was notified by the City as required by law, and that the City would not have had any reason to notify her when she did not own the property.  The City Attorney opined that the City had complied with the law when it took action to rezone the property and when it approved the preliminary and final plats of the development.

There was a lengthy rescue squad purchase discussion. A demo has become available and Jason McClun proposed that the rescue captain meet with the Mayor and rural board to discuss further.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Maintenance Agreement No. 55 with NE Department of Roads for calendar year 2017. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve the interlocal agreement with Cass County for maintenance of Louisville Road/2nd Street with the modification that the city clerk administer. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Real estate taxes on parcel 130396450 were discussed briefly. No council action was taken.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve request for proposal for installation of ball field lighting to ProTech Electric Services in the amount of $38,000.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

There was a lengthy personnel discussion involving assignment of duties and expectations of responsibilities.

The nuisance property at 601 E 4th Street was discussed. City Attorney Johnson will contact the owner and lien holder.

Dan Henry gave an update on the ball field project.

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.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #953; establish wages and benefits for LCC as it relates to longevity/construction. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. McClun moves, Petersen seconds to adopt by title only on third and final reading Ordinance #953. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:42 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