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CITY COUNCIL

 

April 12, 2017                                                                                                             Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, April 12, 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 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, Simonson seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the claim to Midwest DCM. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Behrns opens the public hearing at 7:01 p.m. to consider adoption of the Building codes as follows: 2012 International Residential Code, 2012 International Building Code, 2012 International Plumbing Code, 2012 International Mechanical Code, 2012 International Fuel Gas Code, 2012 International Existing Building Code, 2009 Energy Conservation Code and 2014 National Electrical Code. This mirrors the county’s updates. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closes the hearing at 7:04 p.m.            

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve pay application #17 and final for LCC dining room project to Midwest DCM, Inc. in the amount of $148,358.56. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve the LCC van purchase with add-ons as proposed from Copple Chevrolet in the amount of $44,549.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve reserved parking spaces for Poker run at Good Times on May 13, 2017 from noon to 5:00 p.m. as follows: west side of Main Street from Main Street Café south to 3rd Street and the east side of Main Street from Pinnacle Bank south to 3rd Street. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Contract with Don Story for ball field coordination was laid over for consideration at the next meeting.

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Timber Ridge Log Homes for townhome built at 1195 Prairie Hill Cr. in the amount of $1,310.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to authorize receipt and filing of the permanent 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); Game & Parks for property legally described as: a portion of tax lot 4 in the NE ¼ of 29-12-11. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to authorize an inspection warrant prepared for abatement measures on nuisance property at 106 Main St. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve an advance on the ball field loan from Pinnacle Bank in the amount of $25,000.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

City Attorney Roger Johnson updated the council on the nuisance property located at 601 E 4th Street stating the CitiMortgage has filed a deed of reconveyance and that if the City receives and accepts the deed after a public hearing, the City is responsible for back property taxes and any asbestos removal. No council action needed.

Dan gave a ball field update stating that the backstop poles have been installed, slopes and common areas seeded and concrete driveway poured. An application will be prepared for a tree grant.

Dan reported for streets, water and sewer.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Council Member McClun reported for the fire and rescue departments saying that he really appreciated the tour of the water plant by Sheryl Gaston.

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

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #956; library board regulations. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. McClun moves, Petersen seconds to adopt on third and final reading Ordinance #956. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #957; adoption of building codes. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to adopt on third and final reading Ordinance #957. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:17 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