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CITY COUNCIL

August 9, 2017                                                                                                            Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, August 9, 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. Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception to the claim to Jerry McClun for EMS conference reimbursement. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the claim to Jerry McClun. Roll call vote: ayes – Petersen, Jensen, Simonson; abstain – McClun. Motion carried.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center. The board and staff are diligently working on the annual budget. She also reported that the new van was delivered the first of July.

Candace McClun reported on the progress of the LCC gazebo project. Grants have been obtained to cover a majority of the costs. Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the gazebo project. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve the reserved parking request from Good Times for Car Club Poker Run as follows: August 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on west side of Main from Good Times south to 3rd, east side of Main from Pinnacle Bank south to 3rd and both sides of 3rd from Main west to alley. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve the bid from Kerns Excavating 2017 Sanitary Lift Station for a total amount of $157,186.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

No council action was taken following a discussion with Alvin Edmunds and other residents regarding correcting the process to handle applications for distributions from the LB 840 plan related to housing construction.  Mr. Edmunds was the primary spokesperson for the following home owners:  Alvin Edmunds/Donna Thomas, William & Kay Mohr, Rich & Mary Swift, Dan & Georgene Jacobsen, and Jim & Pat Hansen.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve advance on ball field loan in the amount of $63,000.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to allow the Mayor or the Council President to approve change orders for forced sewer main project up to $25,000 and report back to the next city council meeting for acknowledgement. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

No council action taken on the housing stimulus payout to Timber Ridge Log Homes for house built at 1190 Prairie Hill Cr. in the amount of $1,320.00.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve the interlocal agreement with Cass County regarding 156th/Walnut Street beginning at Highway 50 and running south for 920 feet. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Discussion on city owned property between Care Center and Sandhill Road (Cass County parcel #130395720). No council action taken.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve the agreement with Pinnacle Bank of Louisville for scoreboard donation at ball fields as amended. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Preliminary budget discussion was held.

Nuisance property at 106 Main St. was briefly discussed. A follow up letter will be sent.

Recently owned city property at 601 E 4th St. was discussed. The asbestos determination was made and Dan has quotes for removal.

Dan reported for streets, water and sewer.

Annual rescue reports were presented. There were no reports for fire or sheriff.

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 #963; fee schedule ordinance. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #963. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:57 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