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CITY COUNCIL 

February 8, 2017                                                                                                         Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 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, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Behrns opened the public hearing at 7:01 p.m. to the one and six year road plan. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the hearing at 7:02 p.m.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center. The final billing for the remodel project will be presented next month.

Candace McClun presented drawings for a gazebo/ramada project at LCC. Petersen moves, McClun seconds to proceed with planning and apply for grants of the preferred project. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jen Carlson requested support for serving lunches to senior citizens at the Community Center. She is grateful to be using the facility at no cost. More research will be done to determine if any money can be used for the project. No council action was taken.

Zach Wedekind asked if the city council had any objections to moving the fire/rescue street dance to the weekend of the Last Hot Sunday in July car show. No council members had objections. An approval for a special designated liquor license will be on a later agenda.

There was a brief description and discussion on ice pigging of water mains. It was agreed to be a good idea, but not realistic monetarily. No council action taken.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve the registration and mileage costs for Mayor Behrns and Council Members McClun and Petersen to attend the League of Municipalities Midwinter Conference in Lincoln February 27-28, 2017. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the housing stimulus payout to Timber Ridge Log Homes for townhome built at 1175 Prairie Ridge Cr. in the amount of $1,475.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to continue the $1/square foot stimulus for new residents built within the city limits and occupancy permits signed by December 31, 2017. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to authorize RFPs for ball field fencing. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to authorize RFPs for ball filed irrigation. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to authorize RFPs for field work for ball field project. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The Council members decided to pursue research on contracting with an electrical inspector for quicker building inspections. The cost would be added to building permits.

Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to use third party to acquire easements, if needed, for sewer main from Platte River State Park. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

City Attorney Roger Johnson has filed suit on the nuisance property located at 601 E 4th Street giving thirty days to answer suit. No council action needed.

Dan gave a ball field update. The next project will be the retaining wall on 2nd Street by Riverview Cemetery.

The Village of Manley sewer jetting agreement has been signed and returned.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve the revised agreement between JEO and the City for Platte River State Park sewer engineering. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan reported for streets, water and sewer. Sheryl and Elliott are at water class working on becoming Grade 4 certified.

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, Petersen seconds to approve Resolution 17-03; approval of the one and six year road plan. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:14 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