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CITY COUNCIL

 

June 14, 2017                                                                                                   Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 7:01 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Paula Simonson and Rod Petersen. Randy Jensen was absent. 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. Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the claim to Jerry McClun for fire school reimbursement. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the claim to Jerry McClun. Roll call vote: ayes – Petersen, Simonson; abstain – McClun; absent – Jensen. Mayor Behrns voted aye to make a majority vote. Motion carried.

Mayor Behrns opens the public hearing at 7:05 p.m. to consider hearing support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers relating to the acquisition of easement interest from Kari Reveillac on property legally described as Tax Lot 28, Located in the W ½ of the SW ¼ of Section 27, T12N, R11 East of the 6th P.M., Cass County, Nebraska. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closes the hearing at 7:06 p.m.

Rod Petersen and Jerry McClun reported for the Care Center stating that their insurance carrier is changing at a savings with training included.

Jennifer Sertkiz gave an update for CCNEDC. She’s been on the job for six months and is in the process of meeting or exceeding goals set at the beginning of the year. She reminded all that there in an investor’s meeting tomorrow evening at the Lofte Community Theatre and District 2 NDOR representative, Tim Weander, will be speaking.

Lauren Nelson was present to discuss an interest in the recently acquired city property at 601 E 4th Street. Dan stated he will finish the cleanup and the City can reevaluate the use of the property.

The Mayor laid over consideration of the acquisition of easement interest from Kari Reveillac on property legally described as Tax Lot 28, Located in the W ½ of the SW ¼ of Section 27, T12N, R11 East of the 6th P.M., Cass County, Nebraska until the next meeting.

Simonson moves, McClun seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Sudbeck Homes for house built at 926 3rd Ave. Cr. in the amount of $1,213.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Sudbeck Homes for house built at 314 Eastwood Dr. in the amount of $1,239.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Simonson moves, McClun seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Sudbeck Homes for house built at 938 3rd Ave. Cr. in the amount of $1,185.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Justin & Ann Cornish for house built at 903 Grandview Dr. in the amount of $1,474.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve reserved parking request from Good Times for poker run as follows: June 17, 2017, 3rd Street from Main west to alley from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve reserved parking request from Good Times for poker run as follows: June 24, 2017, west side of Main Street from Good Times to 3rd Street and east side of Main Street from Pinnacle Bank south to 3rd Street from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve the purchase of a Kubota wheel loader with accessories from Kubota of Omaha in the amount of $15,000.00 with a trade in of the surplus 2016 Bobcat S750. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to authorize the Mayor to execute an engineering contract with JEO Consulting Engineers for sewer lift station related to the installation of the sewer line to the State Park so long as the fees for engineering and design do not exceed $14,500, and if the fees do exceed that amount, then the agreement for said engineering services as proposed by E&A Consulting Engineers is approved and the Mayor is authorized to execute the contract with E&A Engineering. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve the specs and go out for bids on Game & Parks forced sewer main. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve advance on ball field loan in the amount of $19,000.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Dan Henry presented handouts for discussion of his transition into retirement. There was a lengthy discussion as to duties of other employees during this transition.

Dan Henry gave a ball field update stating that the irrigation is in and fence posts set. Final grading will be the next project with the goal to have the softball field complete for fall games.

Nuisance property owner at 106 Main St. was given deadlines to meet certain requirements; the first of which is Friday.

It was discovered that Walnut Street in front of Ash Grove belongs to the County so some paperwork will be done on their end to turn over to the City. Shoulder work on that stretch will be done after acquisition.

Dan reported for streets, water and sewer.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports for fire and rescue.

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

Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 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

CITY COUNCIL

 

 

June 14, 2017                                                                                                              Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 7:01 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Paula Simonson and Rod Petersen. Randy Jensen was absent. 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. Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the claim to Jerry McClun for fire school reimbursement. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the claim to Jerry McClun. Roll call vote: ayes – Petersen, Simonson; abstain – McClun; absent – Jensen. Mayor Behrns voted aye to make a majority vote. Motion carried.

Mayor Behrns opens the public hearing at 7:05 p.m. to consider hearing support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers relating to the acquisition of easement interest from Kari Reveillac on property legally described as Tax Lot 28, Located in the W ½ of the SW ¼ of Section 27, T12N, R11 East of the 6th P.M., Cass County, Nebraska. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closes the hearing at 7:06 p.m.

Rod Petersen and Jerry McClun reported for the Care Center stating that their insurance carrier is changing at a savings with training included.

Jennifer Sertkiz gave an update for CCNEDC. She’s been on the job for six months and is in the process of meeting or exceeding goals set at the beginning of the year. She reminded all that there in an investor’s meeting tomorrow evening at the Lofte Community Theatre and District 2 NDOR representative, Tim Weander, will be speaking.

Lauren Nelson was present to discuss an interest in the recently acquired city property at 601 E 4th Street. Dan stated he will finish the cleanup and the City can reevaluate the use of the property.

The Mayor laid over consideration of the acquisition of easement interest from Kari Reveillac on property legally described as Tax Lot 28, Located in the W ½ of the SW ¼ of Section 27, T12N, R11 East of the 6th P.M., Cass County, Nebraska until the next meeting.

Simonson moves, McClun seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Sudbeck Homes for house built at 926 3rd Ave. Cr. in the amount of $1,213.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Sudbeck Homes for house built at 314 Eastwood Dr. in the amount of $1,239.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Simonson moves, McClun seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Sudbeck Homes for house built at 938 3rd Ave. Cr. in the amount of $1,185.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Justin & Ann Cornish for house built at 903 Grandview Dr. in the amount of $1,474.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve reserved parking request from Good Times for poker run as follows: June 17, 2017, 3rd Street from Main west to alley from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve reserved parking request from Good Times for poker run as follows: June 24, 2017, west side of Main Street from Good Times to 3rd Street and east side of Main Street from Pinnacle Bank south to 3rd Street from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve the purchase of a Kubota wheel loader with accessories from Kubota of Omaha in the amount of $15,000.00 with a trade in of the surplus 2016 Bobcat S750. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to authorize the Mayor to execute an engineering contract with JEO Consulting Engineers for sewer lift station related to the installation of the sewer line to the State Park so long as the fees for engineering and design do not exceed $14,500, and if the fees do exceed that amount, then the agreement for said engineering services as proposed by E&A Consulting Engineers is approved and the Mayor is authorized to execute the contract with E&A Engineering. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve the specs and go out for bids on Game & Parks forced sewer main. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve advance on ball field loan in the amount of $19,000.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Dan Henry presented handouts for discussion of his transition into retirement. There was a lengthy discussion as to duties of other employees during this transition.

Dan Henry gave a ball field update stating that the irrigation is in and fence posts set. Final grading will be the next project with the goal to have the softball field complete for fall games.

Nuisance property owner at 106 Main St. was given deadlines to meet certain requirements; the first of which is Friday.

It was discovered that Walnut Street in front of Ash Grove belongs to the County so some paperwork will be done on their end to turn over to the City. Shoulder work on that stretch will be done after acquisition.

Dan reported for streets, water and sewer.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports for fire and rescue.

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

Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 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