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CITY COUNCIL

March 8, 2017                                                                                                             Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, March 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 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, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the claims to Rod Petersen and Jerry McClun. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.  Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve the claim to Jerry McClun for Midwinter Conference expenses reimbursements. Roll call vote: ayes – Jensen, Simonson, Petersen; abstain – McClun. Motion carried. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the claim to Rod Petersen for Midwinter Conference expenses reimbursements. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Jensen, Simonson; abstain – Petersen. Motion carried.

Mayor Behrns reported for the Care Center stating the final construction meeting will be held next Tuesday.

Angie Krejci, library board president, gave the annual library report.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to acknowledge change order #6 for LCC dining room project for an increase of $2,115.28. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve the RFP bid for field work on the ball field project from B&D Diamond Pro, Inc. for the amount of $114,812.00 contingent upon a potential for adjustment based on square footage of warning track. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the RFP bid for ball field fencing from Elkhorn Fence Company in the amount of $55,350.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the RFP bid for ball field irrigation from Pride Home Maintenance Services, Inc. in the amount of $39,500.00 plus the cost of the bond. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Behrns declared a conflict with the next agenda item and left the building at 7:25 p.m. Council President McClun presided over the meeting. Linda Behrns, Keep Cass County Beautiful Director, gave a presentation including history of the organization, past accomplishments and future goals. Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve membership to Keep Cass County Beautiful for the amount of $500.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Mayor Behrns returned to preside over the meeting at 7:48 p.m.

No council action needed on the utility easements – those being: Richard & Trudy Ann Ortlieb for property legally described as: 28-12-11 W1/2 SW1/4 Exc HWY (76.93); Kari Reveillac for property legally described as: 27-12-11 DB 100 P155 NW1/4 SW1/4 Exc TL28 (10.55);  Dave & Lori Pankonin for property legally described as: 27-12-11 TL30 NW1/4 S & E HWY & S CNTY RD Exc TL 29 (52.01); Sharlene Sjogren for property legally described as: 20-12-11 LS1 of 10 SL1 of 11 & PT Lot 15 & GOVLOT 6 S1/2 (55.67).

There was a discussion about the library board ordinance. A revised ordinance pertaining to board member meeting attendance will be presented at the next meeting.

City Attorney Roger Johnson updated the council on the nuisance property located at 601 E 4th Street. No council action needed.

Council Member Rod Petersen gave a ball field update.

No reports for streets, 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.

Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #955; LCC hiring/temporary fill-in pay incentive. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to adopt on third and final reading Ordinance #955. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:24 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