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December 14, 2016                                                                                                    Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, December 14, 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, McClun seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the Midwest DCM claim from the care center. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan Henry gave an update on the ball field project.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn and reconvene as the newly elected city council at 7:05 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Behrns and Council Members Simonson and Jensen were sworn is as newly elected officials.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda consisting of annual appointments. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to nominate and reelect Jerry McClun as the Council President. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Behrns reported for the Care Center. Construction is almost done with the floor issue being the only thing outstanding.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve pay application No. 16 to Midwest DCM, Inc. for LCC dining room addition and renovation in the amount of $13,043.63. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was a discussion regarding a possible interlocal agreement between the City and the Village of Manley for sewer jetting. The council members looked favorably on the idea and the City Attorney was instructed to move forward with an agreement.

Jason Harvey addressed the city council on illegal dumping on Kiser Road south of town that he believes affect the creek through town. Some things dumped are: deer carcasses, furniture, appliances, and trash in general. He was told to contact the sheriff. He was also told he could dump the appliances at the city shop area. He just wanted the council to know his frustration.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve a settlement agreement, authorized by insurance, in Mathias as Special Administrator for the Estate for Irene Petersen v City of Louisville, CI15-283, filed in the District Court of Cass County, in the amount of $125,000, contingent upon approval by the probate court as required by law, and authorize the Mayor to execute the settlement agreement upon confirmation of approval by the probate court. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to pay the annual CCNEDC membership of $4,500 from the Economic Development fund. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan Henry reported for street, water and sewer. Deputy Clerk, Sheryl Gaston has become a certified sewer operator. Some work has been done to change the chemical feed pumps.

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 7:47 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