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CITY COUNCIL

July 12, 2017                                                                                                              Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall.  Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Paula Simonson, Randy Jensen 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. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Behrns reported for the Care Center.

Dan Henry and the council discussed his transition into retirement. He would like to finish the major projects and be off in the winter for the next couple of years. The city council is agreeable to the proposal.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve the bid from Kerns Excavating including Alternate #1 for Platte River State Park sanitary sewer force main for a total amount of $403,740.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve the specs and go out for bids on lift station in conjunction with the Game & Parks forced sewer main contingent upon approval from DEQ and to order pumps and control panel. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Process to complete ball fields was discussed. Dan reported that the softball field is almost done, more grading is needed on the other two fields and it’s going to be close financially. Two members on the Louisville Ball Parents Association (LBPA) were present to voice concerns, those being mainly lack of communication and working together. It was suggested to have one contact person from their organization get with Dan to discuss concerns. It was agreed to leave the facility closed until next year and have the school softball team use the old field this fall season.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the revised agreement with Cass County for space on the water tower for emergency services. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The permit to occupy right-or-way with Windstream at approximately 14107 W. Sandhill Road is not applicable to the City. No action taken.

After seeing bridge inspection results from NE Department of Transportation, Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to close and remove the South Depot Street Bridge. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to participate in the energy bag recycling program. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve a $100 MAPA contribution request for long-range planning. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve advance on ball field loan in the amount of $20,000.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Simonson moves, McClun seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Timber Ridge Log Homes for house built at 1198 Prairie Hill Cr. in the amount of $1,320.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

At the request of Rescue Captain Mike Hoover, price increases for rescue services were discussed. The fee schedule ordinance will be revised for presentation at the next meeting.

No action taken on 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.

Slow progress is being made on the nuisance property at 106 Main St.

Recently owned city property at 601 E 4th St. was discussed. The City is waiting for an asbestos determination.

Cass County is still working on paperwork to turn real estate along Walnut Street over to the city.

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.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve Resolution 17-04; League Association of Risk Management renewal with the option of 180 day notice of termination and a 2% discount. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:11 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